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Reply to Comments Received in Submissions on the Proposed Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
- Parties Providing Submissions
- Comments and Reply
- Comments and Reply: Harmonization
- Comments and Reply: Pre-Approved Facilities and Three-Year Permits
- Comments and Reply: Decoupling the Definition of Waste and Recyclables
- Comments and Reply: Delisting
- Comments and Reply: Definitions
- Comments and Reply: Content of Notice
- Comments and Reply: Conditions of Export and Import
- Comments and Reply: Movement Document
- Comments and Reply: Returns and Reroutements
- Comments and Reply: Confirmation of Disposal or Recycling
- Comments and Reply: Low-Risk Recyclables
- Comments and Reply: Waste-Export Reduction Plans
- Comments and Reply: Environmentally Sound Management
- Comments and Reply: Permits of Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety
- Comments and Reply: Public Access to Information and Decision Making
- Comments and Reply: Schedule 2 - Recycling Operations for Hazardous Recyclable Materials
- Comments and Reply: Schedule 3
- Comments and Reply: Schedule 4
- Comments and Reply: Schedule 5
- Comments and Reply: Schedule 6
- Comments and Reply: Persistent Organic Pollutants
- Comments and Reply: Vanadium Pentoxide
- Comments and Reply: Treated Wood
- Comments and Reply: Other General Comments
- Comments and Reply: Interprovincial Comments
Comments and Reply: Schedule 6
Provincial and industry stakeholders provided comments with respect to Schedule 6 of the proposed Regulations.
Schedule 6 would appear to apply to any land disposal of a long list of chemicals. No Concentration Limits Are Included. If these lists are meant for pure chemical streams (like the EPA P&U lists or Alberta Discarded Commercial Chemical lists), then their application in this context should be made clear.
Environment Canada's stated objectives (Senes Report) were to introduce P and U for possible regulation creation with the intended purpose of managing landfill practice in Canada. Waste lists for this purpose should harmonize with those in Ontario's Regulation 347.
There is no justification for singling out energy recovery (R1) as a reason for classifying recyclable materials under Schedule 6. This is a valid form of recycling in controlled situations, as permitted by provincial jurisdictions.
Response: Environment Canada agrees that the application of Schedule 6 should be harmonized. Schedule 6 applies to chemicals that are unused and that are either pure or the only active ingredient. In addition, the applicability of the disposal and recycling codes has been clarified to improve harmonization with the provinces and territories and the U.S EPA.
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