PCB Waste Export Regulations, 1996 (SOR/97-109)The PCB Waste Export Regulations, were published in Canada Gazette Part II on February 7, 1997. The Regulations apply to PCB liquids, PCB solids, PCB mixtures, PCB equipment, PCB-contaminated solid or electrical equipment, and packaging that held any of these materials. PCB liquids, solids and mixtures will be controlled down to a concentration of 50 parts per million. The Regulations establish strict controls on the export of PCB waste, that are an enhancement of similar controls already in place for hazardous waste under the Export and Import of Hazardous Wastes Regulations. Export is only allowed for thermal or chemical destruction at authorized and environmentally sound U.S. facilities. Export for landfilling and purposes other than those listed in the Regulations is not allowed. Exports of PCB wastes to countries other than the United States continue to be prohibited. The key elements of the Regulations are: prior notification for proposed exports; consent from U.S. authorities (written or 45-day tacit consent); exports only to facilities authorized to thermally or chemically destroy PCB wastes; transport by authorized carriers; contracts between Canadian exporters and U.S. importers; liability insurance of $5 million in case of release of PCB wastes into the environment during export; tracking of shipments via waste manifests and certification of disposal; and making alternative arrangement where the PCB waste cannot be received or disposed of as intended.
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|Canada Gazette||Date published||Volume and number|
|Part 1:||1990-02-24||Vol. 124, No. 08|
|Part 2:||1990-08-15||Vol. 124, No. 17|
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Department of Justice Canada. Regulation current to November 2nd, 2008. Attention: See coming into force provision and notes, where applicable.
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- Amendments to Regulations under Section 191 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Miscellaneous Program) (2000-103)
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