What is an Environmental Approval?
An environmental approval is absolutely essential for most businesses to operate legally in Ontario. Any business with operations resulting in contaminants being released into the environment must first apply to receive an approval to operate. This is especially important for manufacturing, engineering, commercial and industrial businesses due to the nature of the operating processes and the levels of contaminants that can result. It is important to note that noise and vibration
are also considered contaminants under the definition used by the Ministry of the Environment. The definition also includes traditional types of pollutants that may be released into the air, land or water.