Proposed Regulations

Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016

The objective of the proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016 (the proposed Regulations) is to further enhance environmental emergency management in Canada. Improved environmental emergency management would be introduced through the addition of 49 hazardous substances to Schedule 1 of the Regulations. This addition would require reporting on these substances, environmental emergency planning for higher-risk facilities, and reporting of spills or releases involving these substances that are environmental emergencies.

As well, the proposed Regulations aim to clarify and strengthen existing regulatory requirements and to ensure that the information available to public safety organizations and to the Department is reliable, in order to further enhance environmental emergency management in Canada.

Contact Information:

Director, Environmental Emergencies Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2016-10-08 Vol. 150, No. 41

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