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Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) User Guide

Introduction

What is the purpose of this guide?

This guide is designed to help people who are involved in international movements of hazardous wastes and hazardous recyclable materials in Canada understand and implement the requirements of the EIHWHRMR (also referred to in this document as “the Regulations”). It will be useful to anyone who generates, handles, transports, treats, recycles, stores, or disposes of hazardous wastes or hazardous recyclable materials where international shipments are involved.

How do I use this guide?

This guide is divided into 15 sections, each dealing with a different aspect of the EIHWHRMR. Each section provides answers to the most common questions about the various provisions of the Regulations; however, in the event of a discrepancy between this guide and the Regulations, the EIHWHRMR take precedence.