Best Blasting Mats Inc. - Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

Instrument type: Environmental Compliance Approval (waste)

ERO number
019-6099
Ministry reference number
2143-CHTQE2
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
October 3, 2022 - November 17, 2022 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:

October 3, 2022
to November 17, 2022

Proposal summary

This proposal is to amend Environmental Compliance Approval (waste disposal site) No. 3686-9HBJEL for Best Blasting Mats Inc., a waste processing facility (non-hazardous) that manufactures blasting mats from used tires. located at 500 Salter Street in the Municipality of West Nipissing, Ontario.

Location details

Site address

500 Salter Street
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Best Blasting Mats Inc.
500 Salter Street
West Nipissing, ON
P2B 2T4
Canada

Proposal details

This proposal is to amend Environmental Compliance Approval (waste disposal site) No. 3686-9HBJEL for Best Blasting Mats Inc. The company is a waste processing facility (non-hazardous) that manufactures blasting mats from used tires. The facility is on a site 0.80 hectares in area located at 500 Salter Street in the Municipality of West Nipissing, Ontario.

The facility accepts used tires from Canada. Processes at the facility include cutting, punching and threading the tires to create blasting mats and side walls.

The amendment seeks:

  • to revise the maximum quantity of used tires received to 100 tonnes per day with an on-site storage capacity of 2,500 tonnes
  • a change to hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays

The following changes are proposed:

  • Revise the maximum amount of used tires received at the site to 100 tonnes per day. The design of the storage areas for the used tires have taken account the Ontario Fire Code requirements and have been approved by the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Services.
  • Revise the total amount of used tires and processed tires on-site at any one time to 2,500 tonnes. The design of the storage areas for the used and processed tires have taken account the Ontario Fire Code requirements and have been approved by the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Services.
  • Revise the maximum storage time of unusable tire pieces to six months.
  • Revise the hours of operation to Monday to Saturday from 7: 00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m. and excludes statutory holidays. This change in operating hours has considered the requirements of Noise By-Law No. 1999/75.
  • Allow for security features, such as barriers (sea-containers) or natural features (ditches, forested areas, etc.) to secure the site perimeter.
  • Allow for daily visual inspections and weekly detailed inspections.

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The comment period was from October 3, 2022
to November 17, 2022

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