Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: Frequently Asked Questions
Pollution Prevention Planning Provisions of Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF; 1.94 MB)
Revised July 2008
This document is designed to help persons understand their obligations under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999)Footnote 1 which may require a person or group of persons to prepare and implement a pollution prevention (P2) plan. It describes, in a question and answer format, how the provisions under Part 4 of the Act are administered and what persons who are required to prepare and implement a plan must do.
This document was prepared primarily for those who are subject to a Pollution Prevention Planning Notice under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.Footnote 2
Environment Canada has made every attempt to ensure that the information in this document is accurate; however, Environment Canada does not warrant the currency, quality, accuracy, or reliability or completeness of any information in this document. It is understood by the user of this document (the "user") that this document and the information within is provided "as is" without warranty or condition of any nature, including fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of proprietary rights regarding any information, materials or other documents that are referenced by and included within this document.
The guidance contained in this document should be relied upon for general information purposes only and should not be considered to be legal advice and may not 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 the Act arise, the latter shall prevail.
For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:
- the Acts as passed by Parliament, which are published in Part III of the Canada Gazette, 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; and
- the Notices as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette.
The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries.
Environment Canada accepts no responsibility should any damages be caused to a person, directly or indirectly, as a result of the use that is made of information provided in, or taken from, this document, or as a result of reliance on the information available in this document.
For more information on pollution prevention (P2), P2 planning and Notices please visit the following websites:
- Pollution Prevention Planning
- Pollution Prevention Success Stories
- Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
For questions regarding the information contained in this document, or for other questions concerning the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Part 4, contact:
Regulatory Innovation & Management Systems
c/o Innovative Measures Section
351 St. Joseph Blvd.
- Footnote 1
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c.33 (CEPA 1999)
- Footnote 2
Section 56 of CEPA 1999 specifies that the Minister may publish in the Canada Gazette, a Notice requiring any person or class of person to prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan. For the purposes of this document, these requirements are called "Notices”.
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