On March 6, 2019, the federal government recently published the new Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 in the Canada Gazette. The purpose of these regulations is to help reduce the frequency and severity of accidental spills of certain hazardous substances into the natural environment. They come into force on August 24, 2019.
Schedule 1 of the E2 regulations includes 249 substances that pose an acute hazard to the environment or to human health should an accidental release occur. The substances listed on Schedule 1 are different from the substances listed on the NPRI Substance List. There are six hazard categories covered under the final regulations:
This HazMat Magazine article offers an excellent summary the applicability of the regulations, the requirement to prepare Environmental Emergency (E2) Plans, reporting requirements, and the impacts on business.
Envirolum Consulting Inc. can assist you with an assessment and provide you with a report to show that the E2 regulations don't apply to your facility. Or if necessary, we can assist you with implementation of the E2 Plans and meeting the reporting deadline.
Contact us to find out more. Additional information can be found on the Environment and Climate Change Canada 's website.
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