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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Annual Report for April 2011 to March 2012


4 Pollution Prevention (Part 4)

Part 4 of CEPA 1999 provides the authority for the establishment of a national pollution prevention information clearinghouse to facilitate the collection, exchange and distribution of information regarding pollution prevention.

Part 4 of the Act also provides the authority for the Minister of the Environment to require the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans. The use of pollution prevention planning requirements for risk management is described in Chapter 5, “Controlling Toxic Substances” (see 5.1.3.4).

4.1 Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse

The Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (CPPIC) is a public website that provides Canadians with links to over 1800 resources containing comprehensive information and tools from Canada and around the world to strengthen their capacity to prevent pollution. In 2011–2012, CPPIC was successfully upgraded to meet the government's Common Look and Feel standards, and 134 new records were added to the clearinghouse. Thirty-four percent (34%) of the new records are Canadian and 10% are bilingual, both increases over 2010–2011 numbers. Almost half of all new records (47%) are applicable to manufacturing sectors, while nearly a third of all new records (30%) are applicable to private households.

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