Share your ideas: Proposed amendments to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations
From: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Current status: Closed
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking your input on proposed amendments to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (Regulations).
You have until December 7, 2022 to submit your comments.
The Regulations aim to reduce hexavalent chromium compounds (HVC) released to air from facilities conducting chromium electroplating, chromium anodizing or reverse etching.
In 2017, ECCC held discussions on proposed amendments to the Regulations. On April 1, 2020, the Regulations were amended to address some of the proposals, specifically to:
- improve consistency between the French and English versions
- improve the clarity of the regulatory text related to laboratory accreditation and
- provide regulated parties with more flexibility by removing reference to an outdated technical standard
The current discussion document presents the remaining proposed amendments from the 2017 discussions as well as additional proposals to:
- further reduce emissions of HVC compounds from regulated operations
- harmonize requirements with other jurisdictions and
- update and clarify regulatory requirements
Key document for discussion
The discussion document linked below outlines the proposed amendments and includes focus questions:
- Discussion document for the proposed amendments of Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations
Online information sessions on the proposed amendments that are open to everyone will be held. To participate, please visit the links below at the specified time:
- English: November 1, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
- French: November 2, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm EDT
Additional information sessions for representatives of Indigenous communities will be held on:
- English: November 8, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm EDT
- French: November 9, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm EDT
If you are a representative of an Indigenous community and would like to participate in these additional information sessions, please send an email to EC.Chrome@ec.gc.ca.
Join in: how to participate
You are invited to submit comments in writing by December 7, 2022 by either:
- Responding to focus questions in the online submission form available at: https://forms.office.com/r/sYY8UuvPZH; or
Send an email with your comments to EC.Chrome@ec.gc.ca.
If you are sending your comments by email, please include the following information:
- “Comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations” in the subject line
- your name and organization
- your postal address
- your telephone number
- your email address
- identification of any confidential business information contained in your submission
Share your ideas or comments by mail to the address listed below.
Please include “Comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations” in the subject line of your document.
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Who is the focus of this consultation
Environment and Climate Change Canada would like to hear from:
- Indigenous peoples
- provincial, territorial and local governments
- industry stakeholders and association members
- non-governmental organizations
- general public
Funding may be available for representatives of Indigenous communities to participate in the information sessions.
Representatives should submit an expression of interest to receive funding for participation in the information sessions, by email to EC.Chrome@ec.gc.ca, by October 21, 2022.
- Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162)
- Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations: compliance guide, 2020
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