Consultation report: proposed revisions to Federal Halocarbon Regulations
Prepared for Environment Canada
Consultation held March 12 to 20, 2013
Groupe Intersol Group
205 Catherine, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1C3
Environment Canada (EC) held four consultation sessions across Canada from March 12 to March 20, 2013, to obtain feedback on the proposed revisions to the Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003. Consultations took place in Edmonton, Halifax and Gatineau. The proposed revisions aim to continue minimizing releases of halocarbons to the environment while addressing various administrative and operational issues in a practical manner.
Objectives of the Consultation
To reduce the administrative burden and clarify interpretation issues related to the Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003 by:
- Obtaining feedback on changes as proposed by EC;
- Identifying other areas for improvement; and
- Clarifying the next steps in the regulatory process.
In order to support a meaningful dialogue with participants, EC presented an overview of the context for the revisions, as well as a summary of the revisions proposed at each consultation meeting. The presentation, as well as the consultation document that includes additional details about the proposed changes, are available under separate cover.
The meeting’s agenda (the same for each meeting) and a list of participating organizations can be found in Appendices A and B.
Proposed revisions identified through the consultation process will help EC put forward draft revised regulations. Further opportunities to provide input will be offered, as appropriate, following the publication of the revised regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I. While 20 issues were considered as a starting point of the discussion, the consultation was open on all aspects of the Regulations.
This report summarizes and consolidates the feedback received during the four consultation sessions that took place across Canada.
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