Cross-border movements of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials: closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from December 15, 2018 to February 13, 2019.
We asked Canadians to share their views about the proposed regulations which would replace and consolidate three existing regulations as well as improve the management of permits, the tracking of shipments and clarify regulatory requirements to continue ensuring that movements of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials across Canada’s international and inter-provincial/territorial borders reach the intended destination.
Who was the focus of this consultation
We invited all Canadians to comment including:
- Canadian exporters and importers of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material
- Scrap material recyclers and disposers
- Carriers that transport hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material in Canada
What we heard
Stakeholders provided a number of comments related to the proposed scope of the definitions of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials as well as requested clarification for various terms (e.g. authorized carrier, movement within Canada and registration number). Stakeholders also provided comments on the transition towards electronic tracking of movements.
- Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (SOR/2005-149)
- Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations (SOR/2002-301)
- PCB Waste Export Regulations, 1996 (SOR/97-109)
Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC K1A
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