Dental Amalgam Waste

Pollution Prevention Planning Notices

Notice Regarding Pollution Prevention Planning in Respect of Mercury Releases from Dental Amalgam Waste

On May 8, 2010, Environment Canada published a Notice under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) outlining requirements to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans for mercury releases from dental amalgam waste.

The Notice, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, targets dental facilities that have not implemented all of the best management practices set out in Appendix A of the Notice or in the Memorandum of Understanding Respecting the Implementation of the Canada-wide Standard on Mercury for Dental Amalgam Waste between the Canadian Dental Association and Environment Canada for the voluntary implementation of the Canada-wide Standard on Mercury for Dental Amalgam Waste.

  • Notice Regarding Pollution Prevention Planning in Respect of Mercury Releases from Dental Amalgam Waste (HTML) (PDF; 731 KB)

A fact sheet emphasizing key points, combining relevant dates and explaining in greater details specific requirements of the Notice is available.

Contacts

For all technical inquiries regarding the content of this Notice, please contact:
Environment Canada
Waste Reduction and Management Division
Tel.: 819-934-6059
Fax: 819-997-3068
Email: mercury@ec.gc.ca

For inquiries regarding reporting and pollution prevention practices, please contact:
Environment Canada
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
c/o Innovative Measures Section
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC
K1A 0H3
Tel.: 819-994-0186
Fax: 819-953-7970
Email: LCPEPlansP2-CEPAP2Plans@ec.gc.ca

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