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ARCHIVED - CEPA Annual Report for Period April 2004 to March 2005
- 1. Administration
- 2. Public Participation
- 3. Information Gathering, Objectives, Guidelines and Codes of Practice
- 4. Pollution Prevention
- 5. Controlling Toxic Substances
- 6. Animate Products of Biotechnology
- 7. Controlling Pollution and Managing Waste
- 8. Environmental Emergencies
- 9. Government Operations and Federal and Aboriginal Lands
- 10. Compliance Including Enforcement
- 11. Miscellaneous Matters
- Appendix A: Management Measures Proposed or Finalized in 2004-05
- Appendix B: Contacts
- List of Acronyms
- National Library of Canada cataloguing in publication data
This annual report provides an overview of the results achieved under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) for the period April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2005.
The publication of this report responds to the requirement under CEPA 1999 to provide an annual report to Parliament on the administration and enforcement of the Act. The chapters are organized according to the 11 major Parts of CEPA 1999. Each chapter contains introductory remarks that describe the applicable provisions of CEPA 1999, followed by a description of the results achieved under that Part.
CEPA 1999 requires reporting on the following:
- Activities of the CEPA 1999 National Advisory Committee and of any committees established under paragraph 7(1) (a) -- Section 1.1 of this report highlights the activities of the National Advisory Committee during 2004-05. There were no other committees established under paragraph 7(1) (a) of CEPA 1999 in 2004-05.
- Administration of the Act under administrative agreements -- Section 1.2 of this report describes the activities under the administrative agreements during 2004-05.
- Administration of agreements respecting equivalent provisions -- Section 1.3 of this report describes the activities under the Canada-Alberta Equivalency Agreement during 2004-05.
- Research conducted under the authority of the Act -- Environment Canada and Health Canada scientists published numerous reports, papers, book chapters, articles, and manuscripts on subjects related to CEPA 1999. Although it is not possible to describe all of these activities, Section 3.2 of this report provides examples of the types of research initiatives under way and their key contributions in 2004-05.
- Administration of the international air pollution provisions -- There were no activities under these provisions (Division 6 of Part 7) of CEPA 1999 during 2004-05. Section 7.7 of this report highlights results that flow from commitments on several international agreements respecting air pollution.
- Administration of the international water pollution provisions -- There were no activities under these provisions (Division 7 of Part 7) of CEPA 1999 during 2004-05. Section 7.8 of this report highlights results that flow from commitments on one international initiative respecting water pollution. The report also describes the findings from the International Joint Commission’s Twelfth Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality.
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