Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: Guidelines for Implementation
Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: Guidelines for Implementation (PDF; 2.16 MB)
The guidance contained in this document should be relied upon for general information purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal advice and may not necessarily reflect all legal requirements of the pollution prevention planning provisions of Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Should a discrepancy between this document and Part 4 of the Act arise, the latter shall prevail.
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- the Acts as passed by Parliament at www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills.asp?Language=E, which are published in the "Assented to" Acts service, Part III of the Canada Gazette at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p3/index-eng.html, and the annual Statutes of Canada;
- the regulations, as registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council and published in Part II of the Canada Gazette at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/index-eng.html; and
- the Notices as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette at http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.
The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries. The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and associated regulations and notices are available online on the CEPA Environmental Registry.
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Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 gives the Minister of the Environment the authority to require the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans for substances or groups of substances specified on the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Act.
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 contains other pollution prevention planning provisions. Part 7 authorizes the Minister to require pollution prevention plans in some circumstances for Canadian sources of international air and international water pollution. Part 9 (paragraph 209(1)(b)) authorizes the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting pollution prevention planning by federal government operations. Under Part 10 (paragraph 291(1)(c)), a court may direct an offender that has been convicted of an offence under the Act to prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan. While Parts 7, 9, and 10 of the Act also contain pollution prevention planning provisions, these guidelines address pollution prevention planning under Part 4 only.
Pursuant to Section 62, in Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment must develop guidelines respecting the circumstances in which and the conditions under which pollution prevention planning
is appropriate. This document has been developed to fulfill this requirement and to provide a brief introduction to the provisions under Part 4 of the Act and the requirements of pollution prevention planning Notices.
This is the second edition of this document. The first was originally published in 2001. These guidelines will continue to be revised as experience is gained through use of these provisions.
- Part 4 of CEPA 1999 Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions Summary
- Vision for Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- Scope of Application
- Development of a Pollution Prevention Planning Notice and its Objectives
- Pollution Prevention Planning Requirements
- Public Access to P2 Planning Notices, Declarations and Interim Progress Reports
- Appendix 1: CEPA 1999, Part 4
- Appendix 2: Example of a P2 Planning Notice
- Appendix 3: Example of a Declaration of Preparation (Schedule 1)
- Appendix 4: Example of a Request for Waiver of the Requirement to Consider A Factor or Factors (Schedule 2)
- Appendix 5: Example of a Request for an Extension of Time to Prepare or Implement a Plan (Schedule 3)
- Appendix 6: Example of an Interim Progress Report (Schedule 4)
- Appendix 7: Example of a Declaration of Implementation (Schedule 5)
- Appendix 8: Resources and Contacts
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