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Tools for Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations Regulatees

The Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR) apply to all individuals and businesses that export from, import into, or transit within Canada, for recycling or disposal purposes, wastes or materials that are considered to be hazardous under the EIHWHRMR. Included are, for example, generators, receivers, carriers, brokers, agents and transfer stations.

To assist those involved with the EIHWHRMR, the following documentation has been prepared to explain various aspects of the regulations. In case of discrepancies between this information and the Regulations, the Regulations have precedence.

See also Important Notices

Guide to Classification

It is your responsibility to identify and properly classify your waste and recyclable material according to the Regulations. 

A Guide to Classification has been prepared to help you with this responsibility. (PDF (485 KB)

Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations User Guide

It is your responsibility to follow rules and transport hazardous waste or recyclable material according to the Regulations.

A User Guide on the EIHWHRMR has been prepared to help understand and implement the requirements of the Regulations.(PDF, 167 KB)

A list of key considerations with respect to the export, import or transit of hazardous wastes or hazardous recyclable material is also available.

Administrative Notice Forms

The procedure and information requirements for notification are explained in Part 5 of the EIHWHRMR User Guide. The procedure and conditions for returns are explained in Part 10 of the EIHWHRMR User Guide.

The Administrative Notice forms may be used for the purposes of notifying for a proposed export, import or transit of hazardous wastes or hazardous recyclable materials as required by subparagraph 185(1)(b)(i) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the EIHWHRMR.

Once downloaded, the forms can be completed on-screen or printed for completion. To complete on-screen, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Download the Administrative Notice Forms

Important: To print the forms, please use the PDF format. The HTML format is provided for people with disabilities.

Administrative Notice Form (PDF; 191 KB)*

An Appendix to the Administrative Notice Form is also available for any additional hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material streams with the same Administrative Notice Form number.

Appendix to the Notice Form (PDF; 236 KB)*

* The forms on this page are administrative in nature and may change without prior notice.

  • Also available, the HTML version of the Administrative Notice Form.

Signed and completed Administrative Notice Forms are to be submitted by mail, registered mail, fax, or courier to:

Director, Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment Canada
Place Vincent Massey
351 St. Joseph Boulevard, 9th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-938-4555

Movement Documents

The procedure and information requirements for movement are explained in Part 9 of the EIHWHRMR User Guide.

The movement document is divided in three separate parts, and is made up of six copies of the same information.  For your information, an example of the movement document can be found in Schedule 9 of the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR).

How to obtain movement documents?

Individuals or companies wishing to transport hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in Canada must obtain pre-numbered movement documents from the competent authorities, primarily from its provincial appropriate authority.

Multiple Authorized Carriers Form

If more than one carrier is used for a shipment, the Multiple Authorized Carriers Form should be used as an annex to the movement document.

Important: To print the form, please use the PDF format. The HTML format is provided as a guide for people with disabilities.

 Multiple Authorized Carrier Form (PDF; 40Kb) and the HTML version of the Multiple Authorized Carrier Form.

Confirmation of Disposal or Recycling

The procedure and information requirements for confirmation of disposal or recycling are explained in Part 11 of the EIHWHRMR User Guide.

Important: To print the form, please use the PDF format. The HTML format is provided as a guide for people with disabilities.

Confirmation of Disposal or Recycling Form (PDF; 13.4 KB) and the HTML version of the Confirmation of Disposal or Recycling Form.

Important Notices

Important Notice on Changes in Regulations in the United States for Spent Lead-Acid Batteries (July 7, 2010)

Important Notice regarding amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (July 28, 2008)