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Consultation Document : Proposed Revisions to the Federal Mobile PCB Treatment and Destruction Regulations May 2006


Environment Canada is developing recommendations for updating the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulatory framework under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. This process entails considering new developments based both on updated technologies and on Canada's national and international commitments to PCB management.

This consultation document contains a brief description of the objectives, structure, and content of the proposed revisions to the Federal Mobile PCB Treatment and Destruction Regulations in the context of the updated framework. The proposed revisions outlined in this consultation document: specify more stringent requirements for releases of gases, liquids, and solids from PCB destruction facilities operated on federal lands or under contract with a federal institution; establish requirements for an environmental management system; and require regulatees to submit periodic reports to the Minister on the progress of destruction operations.

The purpose of these consultations is to invite all interested and affected parties and Aboriginal governments and organizations to provide their comments on the proposed revisions, raise awareness of their concerns, and contribute to the development of recommendations that are based on a common understanding of the environmental benefits to be achieved through these revisions.

Environment Canada will review all written responses received prior to drafting and publishing the proposed revisions in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and will take them into full account in drafting the legal text for the proposed revisions.

The next opportunity for interested and affected parties and Aboriginal governments and organizations to comment on the proposed revisions will be following the publication of the provisions in the Canada Gazette, Part I. Please send your comments by September 15, 2006 on this consultation document in writing to either of the following addresses:

Regular mail:
Director
Waste Management
Environment Canada
Place Montcalm
70 Crémazie St., 6th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

Email: TMB@ec.gc.ca

Please type "Consultation on Federal PCB Treatment and Destruction Regulations" in the subject line of your message.

France Jacovella
Director
Waste Management
Environment Canada

 
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