OFA provides comments to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) on the proposed regulation on Hazardous and Special Products (HSP). OFA believes rural waste management has not reached the level and variety of managed materials as in urban regions, including Special Products under the proposed HSP regulations. For transparency and consumer protection, marketers of HSP who include a separate waste management charge at point of sale, must explain how this separate amount is used by the seller to collect, recycle or properly dispose of HSP. OFA supports the rationale for a hierarchy to provide clarity on the roles and obligations of each material brand holder, importer, marketer, and out-of-province marketer or internal retailer. In addition to explaining how fees are used, OFA recommends any separate waste management at point of HSP sale must be equal and consistently applied in all regions of the province, to ensure no region is disadvantaged. OFA also recommends the approvals process is streamlined to enable existing and closed landfill sites to include transfer stations and waste management facilities. It is equally important in rural regions as in urban centers to establish a convenient collection network for easy HSP recycling, reducing landfill disposal and reducing the use of virgin raw materials.