Mar 10, 2022

RPRA Is Seeking Feedback on Its Proposed 2022 RRCEA Program Fees

From March 10, 2022, to April 25, 2022, RPRA is consulting on the proposed 2022 RRCEA program fees for producers and revised General Fee-Setting Policy. Producers obligated under Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) regulations include producers of:

2022 fees for users of the Excess Soil Registry were consulted on and set in November 2021 and therefore will not be included in this consultation.

RRCEA program fees are charges that producers pay to RPRA annually to cover its costs related to building and operating the Registry and compliance and enforcement activities.

As in previous years, producers obligated under RRCEA regulations are required to report their supply data and pay the associated fees to the Authority in 2022. This is the first year that Lighting producers are required to report and pay fees to RPRA. More information on reporting requirements can be found on the program pages linked above.

This proposal outlines the proposed 2022 RRCEA program fees and revisions to the General Fee-Setting Policy and gives an overview of RPRA’s Cost Allocation Methodology. The proposed fees are estimates based on known information available at this time.

Provide your feedback

RPRA is hosting two webinars to walk through the proposal, answer questions and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. Sessions are program-specific, however, both sessions will provide an overview of 2022 fees for all RRCEA programs. Follow the links to register for the webinars:

Recordings of the webinars will be posted to RPRA’s website the day after they are held.

Feedback can also be submitted by email to [email protected]All feedback must be received by RPRA on or before April 25, 2022.

RPRA will consider all feedback received during this consultation to finalize the 2022 RRCEA program fees and the General Fee-Setting Policy. The final fees and policy will be posted to RPRA’s website, as well as a report summarizing the consultation process and feedback. Registrants and stakeholders will be notified when the fees and policy have been posted.

Third-party review of the RPRA’s Cost Allocation Methodology and Fee Model

RPRA engaged Optimus SBR, a consulting firm with extensive experience in fee setting and design, to conduct a third-party review of its Cost Allocation Methodology and Fee Model in fall 2021 to identify opportunities for enhancement.

Optimus SBR’s review included:

  • A jurisdictional review of comparator organizations
  • Assessment of the Cost Allocation Methodology RPRA used in 2020 and 2021
  • Assessment of the Fee Model RPRA used in 2020 and 2021
  • Assessment of the General Fee Setting Policy

Optimus SBR’s findings and recommendations concluded:

  • RPRA’s fee-setting principles are consistent with recognized best practices – principles could be condensed and clarified
  • RPRA’s Cost Allocation Methodology is reasonable
  • RPRA Fee Model is reasonable

For more information, read the Project Overview, Scope and Summary of Findings of Optimus SBR’s review of the RPRA’s Cost Allocation Methodology and Fee Model.​

Information for Lighting Producers

Lighting producers obligated under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation are required to register with RPRA by November 30, 2022. As part of the registration process, producers are required to submit supply data and pay the associated fee.

We encourage potential producers and other interested stakeholders in the lighting sector to participate in our 2022 RRCEA program fees consultation by attending the webinars and providing feedback on the proposed General Fee-Setting Policy and proposed fees.

We will provide further information about the registration and reporting process as it becomes available. If you have questions about your lighting obligations under the EEE Regulation, contact our Compliance and Registry Team at [email protected] or toll free at 1-833-600-0530.

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