Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore - Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (air)

ERO number
019-2399
Ministry reference number
3831-BQXHLK
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Comment period
September 18, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice has been updated on November 03, 2021 to advise the public that this application is still under active review. The ministry is reviewing the comments it has received to date. The original proposal date and comment period have not been altered.

January 11, 2022

This consultation was open from:
September 18, 2020
to November 2, 2020

Decision summary

We have issued an amendment to Environmental Compliance Approval No. 6758-8MLHLG for Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore, an automotive metal components manufacturing facility located in the Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex.

Location details

Site address

409 Patillo Road
Tecumseh, ON
N0R 1A0
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore
409 Patillo Road
Tecumseh, ON
N8N 2L9
Canada

Decision details

Amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval (air) No. 6758-8MLHLG was issued to Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore, an automotive metal components manufacturing facility located in the Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex.

This amendment is to reflect:

  • changes in previously approved equipment
  • adding limited operational flexibility

The amendment will replace all the current Environmental Compliance Approvals for Air at this facility.

The application includes all sources at the facility, including:

  • metal stamping
  • welding

Emissions to the air from this facility include:

  • suspended particulate matter
  • trace metals such as zinc and iron
  • products of combustion such as nitrogen oxides

The approval granted is an Environmental Compliance Approval (air) with Limited Operational Flexibility, which is a single approval that replaces all the current Environmental Compliance Approvals for Air at this facility, and includes the addition of new, or historically unapproved sources for all emissions from the facility.

The Environmental Compliance Approval (air) with Limited Operational Flexibility requires that the company demonstrates compliance on an ongoing basis with:

  • Ontario Regulation 419/05
  • applicable ministry guidelines for air and noise
  • other performance requirements as specified in their conditions.

It permits modifications such as process changes, de-bottlenecking or addition of new equipment, subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility specified in the approval.

The limited operational flexibility conditions have a 10 years expiry date. The company is required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions. Of specific public interest, one condition that is included in the approval requires the company to make available, at all times, at the facility for inspection by interested members of the public a table (Emission Summary Table) that documents the facility’s compliance with Ontario Regulation 419/05.

Comments received

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0

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0

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0
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Effects of consultation

No comments were received.

Supporting materials

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Appeal

This instrument decision can be appealed. You have 15 days from January 11, 2022 to begin the appeal process.

Carefully review the information below to learn more about the appeal process.

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Appeal process for decisions published before June 1, 2021

If you’re an Ontario resident, you can start the process to appeal this instrument decision.

First, you’ll need to seek leave (i.e. get permission) from the relevant appellate body to appeal the decision.

If the appellate body grants leave, the appeal itself will follow.

Seek leave to appeal

To seek leave to appeal, you need to do these three things:

  1. prepare your application
  2. provide notice to the minister
  3. mail your application to three parties

1. Prepare your application

You’ll need to prepare an application. You may wish to include the following things in your application:

  1. A document that includes:
    • your name, phone number, fax number (if any), and/or email address
    • the ERO number and ministry reference number (located on this page)
    • a statement about whether you are a resident in Ontario
    • your interest in the decision, and any facts you want taken into account in deciding whether you have an interest in the decision
    • the parts of the instrument that you’re challenging
    • whether the decision could result in significant harm to the environment
    • the reason(s) why you believe that no reasonable person – having regard to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind – could have made the decision
    • the grounds (facts) you’ll be using to appeal
    • the outcome you’d like to see
  2. A copy of the instrument (approval, permit, order) that you you are seeking leave to appeal. You’ll find this in the decision notice on the Environmental Registry
  3. Copies of all supporting documents, facts and evidence that you’ll be using to appeal
What is considered

The appeal body will consider the following two questions in deciding whether to grant you leave to appeal:

  1. is there is good reason to believe that no reasonable person, with respect to the relevant law and to any government policies developed to guide decisions of that kind, could have made the decision?
  2. could the decision you wish to appeal result in significant harm to the environment?

2. Provide your notice

You’ll need to provide notice to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks that you’re seeking leave to appeal.

In your notice, please include a brief description of the:

  • decision that you wish to appeal
  • grounds for granting leave to appeal

You can provide notice by email at minister.mecp@ontario.ca or by mail at:

College Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3

3. Mail your application

You’ll need to mail your application that you prepared in step #1 to each of these three parties:

  • appellate body
  • issuing authority (the ministry official who issued the instrument)
  • proponent (the company or individual to whom the instrument was issued)

Issuing authority
Neryed Ragbar
Manager (A) Air Approvals

Environmental Permissions Branch
135 St Clair Avenue West
Floor 3
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5
Canada

437 776 8348

Proponent(s)

Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore
409 Patillo Road
Tecumseh, ON
N8N 2L9
Canada


Appellate body

Environmental Review Tribunal
Attention: The Secretary
655 Bay Street
Floor 15
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E5
(416) 212-6349
(866) 448-2248
OLT.Registrar@ontario.ca

About the Environmental Review Tribunal


Include the following:

ERO number
019-2399
Ministry reference number
3831-BQXHLK

This is not legal advice. Please refer to the Environmental Bill of Rights for exact legal requirements. Consult a lawyer if you need help with the appeal process.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-2399
Ministry reference number
3831-BQXHLK
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

September 18, 2020 - November 2, 2020 (45 days)

Proposal details

This proposal is for an Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air), which replaces all current Environmental Compliance Approvals for Air at this facility, and includes the addition of new or historically unapproved sources for all emissions from Ventra Group Co. operating as Flex-N-Gate Lakeshore, an automotive metal components manufacturing facility located in the Town of Tecumseh, County of Essex.

The application includes all sources at the facility, including metal stamping and welding.

Emissions to the air from this facility include particulate matter and noise.

The Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air), when issued, permits modifications to the facility subject to limits on operational flexibility that include a production limit for the facility to be specified on the Environmental Compliance Approval with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air).

The limited operational flexibility conditions have an expiry date. The company will be required to make an application for amendment at that time to renew these conditions.

Supporting materials

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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from September 18, 2020
to November 2, 2020

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