EIHWHRMR User Guide
- General Information
- Interpretation and Definitions
- General Provisions
- Appropriate Authorities
- Contracts and Insurance
- Summary of Conditions on Exports, Imports and Transits
- Movement Document
- Summary of Conditions on Returns
- Confirmation of Disposal or Recycling
- Pre-Approved Facilities
- Waste Export Reductions Plans
- Environmentally Sound Management Criteria
- A. Definitions.
- B. Countries that Ratified the Basel Convention.
- C. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Countries.
- D. Appropriate Authorities/Emergency Numbers.
- E. Administrative Notice Form.
Annex A. Definitions
“Act” means the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).
“authorities of the country” means the competent authorities designated in the Compilation of Country Fact Sheets (CFS), Basel Convention Series No. 01/04, as amended from time to time, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
“authorized carrier” means a carrier that is authorized by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the waste or material is transported, to transport the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is to be exported, imported or conveyed in transit.
“authorized facility” means a facility that is authorized by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the facility is located to:
- dispose of the hazardous waste being exported or imported using an operation set out in Schedule 1; or
- recycle the hazardous recyclable material being exported or imported using an operation set out in Schedule 2.
“Canada-USA Agreement” means the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America Concerning the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste, which entered into force on November 8, 1986, as amended from time to time.
“Convention” means the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which entered into force on May 5, 1992.
“foreign exporter” means the person who exports hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material from a country other than Canada.
“foreign receiver” means the person who imports hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material into a country other than Canada.
“movement document” means the form set out in Schedule 9 of the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR).
“notice” means the notice of export, import, or transit referred to in paragraph 185(1)(a) of the Act.
“OECD Decision C(94)152/Final” means Decision C(88)90/Final of the OECD, Decision of the Council on Transfrontier Movements of Hazardous Wastes, dated May 27, 1988, as amended by Decision C(94)152/Final, Decision of the Council Amending the Decision on Transfrontier Movements of Hazardous Wastes, dated July 28, 1994.
“OECD Decision C(2001)107/Final” means Decision C(2001)107/Final of the OECD, Decision of the Council Concerning the Revision of Decision C(92)39/FINAL on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations, dated May 21, 2002.
“permit” means the export, import, or transit permit referred to in paragraph 185(1)(b) of the Act.
“registration number” means the number assigned by a province or country indicating the authority to undertake an activity with respect to a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material.
“TDGR” means Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
“PIN” means Product Identification Number, as defined in the TDGR.
Annex B. Countries that ratified the Basel Convention
Annex C. OECD countries
Annex D. Appropriate authorities/Emergency numbers
For more information on the EIHWHRMR, contact Environment Canada (EC) headquarters or one of the provincial authorities listed below. Emergency numbers are indicated with an asterisk.
Environment Canada, Waste Reduction and Management Division
Place Vincent-Massey, 351 St-Joseph, 14th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Ministry of Environment, Environmental Management Branch, Public Safety and Prevention Initiative
PO Box 9342, Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria BC V8W 9M1
Alberta Environment, Environmental Policy Branch
Oxbridge Place, 9820 - 106 Street 4th Floor
Edmonton AB T5K 2J6
Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management,Environmental Protection Branch
3211 Albert Street
Regina SK S4S 5W6
Manitoba Conservation, Headquarters Operations
PO Box 46, 200 Saulteaux Cr.
Winnipeg MB R3J 3W3
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch, “Area M”
135 St. Clair Avenue W
Toronto ON M4V 1P5
Ministere du Developpement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs, Urgence environnement
5199 Sherbrooke est, Bureau 3860
Montreal QC H1T 3X9
Department of the Environment and Local Government, Approvals Branch
PO Box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1
Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour
5151 Terminal Road, 5th Floor, PO Box 697
Halifax NS B3J 2T8
Prince Edward Island:
Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
New foundland and Labrador:
Department of Environment, Pollution Prevention Division
Confederation Building, West Block, PO Box 8700
St. John’s NL A1B 4J6
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NWT X1A 2L9
Department of Environment, Environmental Protection Division
PO Box 1000, Stn. 1360
Iqaluit NV X0A 0H0
Annex E. Administrative notice form
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