Share your ideas: Proposed renewal of the environmental performance agreement for the refractory ceramic fibre industry
Current status: Closed
Opened on August 22, 2023 and will close on September 21, 2023.
The Government of Canada is soliciting your feedback on the proposed renewal of the environmental performance agreement for the refractory ceramic fibre (RCF) industry in Canada.
The comments received during this period will be considered before the agreement is finalized and signed by the parties.
The 5 participating companies from the previous agreement conformed to its terms, including thresholds for use/fenceline concentrations, inspection and maintenance of pollution control equipment and product stewardship requirements. One of these companies withdrew from the previous agreement after confirming they no longer use RCF in their facility.
The proposed renewal will ensure the continued implementation of effective stewardship practices by manufacturers and processors of RCF in Canada.
Join in: How to participate
You are invited to submit your comments on the proposed renewal of the environmental performance agreement.
Send an email with your ideas or comments using the contact information below.
Send a letter with your comments to the address below.
Please include “RCF EPA Consultation” in the subject line of your email or letter.
Any person who provides information to the Minister of the Environment may request that it be treated as confidential under section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Please read our privacy statement for this consultation.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada is seeking comments from:
- manufacturers and processors of RCF
- HTIW Coalition (High Temperature Insulation Wool industry)
- industrial users of RCF products
- non-governmental organizations
- general public
- indigenous groups
- other interested persons
Key document for discussion
The input gathered through this process will be taken into consideration when preparing the final environmental performance agreement.
- Toxic substances list: refractory ceramic fibres
- Past Environmental Performance Agreements with the RCF industry
- HTIW Coalition Product Stewardship Plan
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