Pollution Prevention Planning Requirements
- Time Period for Preparing and Implementing Pollution Prevention Plans
- Content of Pollution Prevention Plans
The P2 Planning Notice will specify the time period within which the plan is to be prepared. Usually, at least six months following the publication of the final Notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I is allowed for the preparation of P2 plans, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
The P2 Planning Notice will also specify the time period within which the plan is to be implemented. The length of time that will be provided will be determined on a Notice-by-Notice basis.
Subsection 56(3) authorizes the Minister, upon written request from affected person(s), to extend the period of time for the preparation or implementation of a plan where the Minister is of the opinion that further time is necessary. This request must be submitted prior to the deadline outlined in the Notice. If a time extension is granted, the Minister shall publish in the Canada Gazette and in any other manner the name of the person for whom a time extension has been granted, indicating whether the extension is for preparation or for implementation and the duration of the extension of time.
Appendix 5 contains a sample form (Schedule 3 of the Notice) that is used for applying for time extensions.
P2 Planning Notices will not prescribe the form of P2 plans. Persons subject to a Notice may prepare a plan in the form that makes the most sense for the facility, as long as the plan:
- addresses the factors to be considered identified in the Notice;
- complies with the timelines identified in the Notice; and
- contains or generates the information required to complete the Declaration That a Pollution Prevention Plan Has Been Prepared and Is Being Implemented, the Declaration That a Pollution Prevention Plan Has Been Implemented, and any Interim Progress Reports.
The Minister may issue model P2 plan for guidance purposes only. Although each plan is unique, P2 plans should contain the following elements:
- a senior-level sign-off;
- the designation of an accountable senior manager responsible for the plan;
- a clear statement of the risk management (and other) objectives for the plan;
- a schedule for meeting those objectives;
- a review of all significant aspects of the management of the substance (including purchasing, processing, producing, generating, distributing, treating, disposing, storing, or releasing the substance);
- an identification, review, and selection of options;
- a plan and schedule for implementing the selected options;
- a plan for measuring, tracking, and evaluating the success of the selected options and for implementing corrective and preventive measures;
- a plan for reporting on progress toward the plan’s objectives; and
- a continual improvement program.
Any model P2 plans that the Minister develops for guidance purposes will be posted on the P2 Planning website.
- 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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