Implementation Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations 2011
- 1.0 Purpose of the Implementation Guidelines
- 2.0 Environmental Emergency Authorities under Part 8 of CEPA 1999
- 3.0 Benefits of E2 Planning
- 4.0 E2 Regulations - Am I Regulated?
- 5.0 E2 Plans
- 6.0 Notification of Environmental Emergencies
- 7.0 Access to Submitted Notices
- 8.0 Compliance and Enforcement
- 9.0 Summary of the Risk Evaluation Framework
- Appendix 1 - Suggested References for Environmental Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response Measures and the Development of E2 Plans
- Appendix 2 - Notices of Identification of Substance and Place, of Implementation and Testing of E2 Plans, and of Closure and Decommissioning and Report on the Preparation of E2 Plans and Certification
- Appendix 3 - Schedule 1 of the Environmental Emergency Regulations
- Appendix 4 - Regional Contact Information
- Appendix 5 - Determination of Container Capacity and Substance Quantity
- Appendix 6 - Flow Chart for the Propane Exception
- Appendix 7 - Notification and Reporting of Environmental Emergencies Under Section 201 of CEPA 1999
- Appendix 8 - Checklist to Prepare an E2 Plan
- Appendix 9 - Summary of Risk Evaluation Framework Methodology for Determining Thresholds for Environmental Emergency Plans
7.0 Access to Submitted Notices
Information on facility location is available to the public under the “search E2 database” section of the Environmental Emergencies website. However, in order to comply with existing federal legislation related to confidential business information and national security considerations, some detailed information about chemical substances, such as the exact quantities and location of the chemicals, is not available on the website. In concert with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), steps have been taken to manage the sensitive information provided in the notices in a way that does not place Canadians at risk through access to such information by potential criminal or terrorist elements.
To the extent that such access is legally permissible, and on a need-to-know basis only, first responders may request Public Safety Authority to access sensitive Environmental Emergencies database information that is classified for either confidential business or national security reasons. First responders may obtain this access by registering under the “Public Safety Authorities” section of the Environmental Emergencies website.
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