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ARCHIVED - CEPA 1999 Annual Report for April 2008 to March 2009
- Executive Summary
- 1. Administration (Part 1)
- 2. Public Participation (Part 2)
- 3. Information Gathering, Objectives, Guidelines and Codes of Practice (Part 3)
- 4. Pollution Prevention (Part 4)
- 5. Controlling Toxic Substances (Part 5)
- 6. Animate Products of Biotechnology (Part 6)
- 7. Controlling Pollution and Managing Waste (Part 7)
- 8. Environmental Emergencies (Part 8)
- 9. Government Operations and Federal and Aboriginal Lands (Part 9)
- 10. Compliance and Enforcement (Part 10)
- Appendix A: Contacts
- Appendix B: List of Acronyms
- Appendix C: Draft and Final Assessment Decisions of Chemicals Management Plan Challenge Substances
- Long Descriptions for Figures
This Annual Report provides an overview of the results achieved under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.
The publication of this report responds to the statutory requirement to provide annual reports to Parliament on the administration and enforcement of the Act.
The chapters are organized according to the major parts of CEPA 1999. Each chapter contains introductory remarks that describe the applicable provisions of the Act followed by a description of the key results achieved under that part in the reporting period.
This report includes the following mandatory information:
- Section 1.1 describes the activities of the National Advisory Committee. There were no other committees established under paragraph 7(1)(a) of CEPA 1999 during the reporting period.
- Section 1.2 describes the activities under the Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.
- Section 1.3 describes the activities under the Canada-Quebec Administrative Agreement.
- Section 1.4 describes the activities under the Canada-Saskatchewan Administrative Agreement.
- Section 1.5 describes the activities under the Canada-Alberta Equivalency Agreement.
- Section 3.2 provides examples of the types of research initiatives under way and their key contributions in the reporting period. Environment Canada and Health Canada scientists published numerous reports, papers, book chapters, articles and manuscripts on subjects related to CEPA 1999. This impressive body of work appeared in books and scientific journals that are available in libraries and from the publishers.
- There were no activities under the international air pollution provisions (Division 6 of Part 7) of CEPA 1999 during the reporting period.
- There were no activities under the international water pollution provisions (Division 7 of Part 7) of CEPA 1999 during the reporting period.
Publication in the Canada Gazette
In the table headings, "draft Notice," "final Notice" and "draft Order" refer to the publication date in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Notices and Proposed Regulations. "Final Order" refers to the publication date in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Official Regulations. To learn about the purpose of publication in the Canada Gazette, consult the Canada Gazette URL provided in Appendix A or contact Canada Gazette general inquiries listed in the same appendix.
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