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ARCHIVED - CEPA Annual Report for Period April 2005 to March 2006

11. Miscellaneous Matters

The Act sets out general authorities or conditions for disclosure of information, general regulation-making provisions, regulations regarding cost recovery, use of economic instruments (deposit/refund systems and tradeable unit systems), requirements governing publication of various Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) instruments, boards of review, and review of the Act by Parliament every five years.

11.1 Economic Instruments

There were no new economic instruments introduced under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 during 2005-06.

11.2 The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Review

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 stipulates that a Parliamentary Committee must review the provisions and operations of the Act every five years after it comes into force. On April 5, 2005, the House of Commons ordered by unanimous consent that the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development would be responsible for reviewing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Committee decides the scope of the issues to be examined. On October 24, 2005, the Committee invited stakeholders to provide it with submissions to assist in identifying and analyzing issues of concern and a potential list of witnesses.

The work of the Committee was halted when Parliament was dissolved on November 29, 2005, for an election.