The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is the regulator established by the Ontario government to enforce the new resource recovery requirements for tires and other designated materials. To learn more about the new regulatory framework, the wind up of the Used Tires Program and Ontario Tire Stewardship, and the Authority, visit www.rpra.ca.
Grant Thornton Appointed Ontario Tire Stewardship Liquidator
As part of the wind-up process, on March 16, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice appointed Grant Thornton Limited liquidator of Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS).
The liquidator’s activities can be monitored on its case website. A copy of the court appointment order can also be found on the website. The liquidator can be contacted at 1-855-697-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister’s Direction on Surplus Funds
On April 21, 2020, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued a direction letter to OTS requiring surplus funds of the Used Tires Program be returned to stewards following the wind up of OTS. OTS must amend its wind-up plan to address the Minister’s direction on surplus funds and submit it to the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority for approval. For the direction letter and more information, visit Grant Thornton’s case website.