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Implementation Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations 2011


7.0 Access to Submitted Notices

7.1 Public Access

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.

7.2 Access for First Responders

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.