Guide to filling out the Toronto works form
of Toronto Pollution Prevention and Sewer Bylaw for Auto Refinishing
The City of Toronto, Works and Emergency Services is faxing and
mailing a package to auto refinishers in Toronto. This update
will assist shops, jobbers and coatings firms with any questions
they may have. Toronto
bylaw #457-2000 requires most businesses to fill out a pollution
prevention plan by December 31, 2001.
mechanical repair garages including dealers, collision repair
shops, gas stations, car washes, transmission shops and exhaust
repair shops MUST fill out the form sent to them by the City of
Toronto. Fines for not filling out the form and mailing it back
to the City by December 31, 2001 start at $5,000 and go up from
of the forms sent out by the City to other repair facilities are
complex and from 8-10 pages long. Because the Collision Industry
Action Group (CIAG) and the Toronto Collision Repair Society worked
with the City of Toronto to simplify our sector's reporting requirements,
the form to be filled out for auto refinishers is only two pages
long and most of the work has been already handled by CIAG.
If filling out the simplified form takes more than 90 seconds
then you are doing something wrong.
1) FACILITY INFORMATION
your name and type of business (options supplied on the form)
and where you are located and who is the contact. Your City of
Toronto business license number is on the next line- write it
in. If you do not have a City license you must obtain one by calling
Your City of Toronto spray painting license number is inserted
next Your provincial Ministry of Environment Certificate of Approval
number is inserted next ( if you do not spraypaint then it is
not required nor is your City spray painting license) If you do
not have a Certificate of Approval and you are painting, you must
obtain one. Call 1-800-318-DENT and CIAG will handle this for
you. NAICS and Industrial Catagory number -CIAG has already filled
this in for you-leave it alone Do you spray paint - yes then fill
out the rest of the form NO- then sign the form now and mail in
SCOPE OF THE PLAN
you spraypaint if yes-check off the box Do you generate any other
pollutants? If not, and the vast majority of shops would not,
then do not put anything in the box. For product used- just insert
in the box beside the Paint box, your paint manufacturer(not local
supplier) In the solvent area- just write the manufacturer's name
in the box next to it. (CIAG has agreed to forward the MSDS sheets
to the City of Toronto so the shop does not need to forward any
DESCRIPTION OF TYPES, QUANTITIES ETC.
has this is already done for you.
DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT WASTE REDUCTION
answer the questions yes or no in the boxes provided. A waste
hauler is mandatory and needs the name of the hauler inserted.
5) DESCRIPTION OF POLLUTION PREVENTION
the options- if you think that you want to use these suggestions
and implement in your shop (and they are good suggestions) within
the next few years then mark YES, if not mark NO.
LIST OF POSSIBLE 3 AND 6 YEAR TARGETS
has already filled this out for you
Insert your name and shop name. Sign, date and mail These answers
will work for the vast majority of shops- if your shop is somehow
different, then please overwrite our suggestions and the printed
responses on the form and put in your own.
information will soon be available on this website.
CIAG office can be reached at 1-800-318-DENT or email@example.com