This annual report provides an overview of the results achieved under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.

The publication of this report responds to the statutory requirement to provide annual reports to Parliament on the administration and enforcement of the act.

The chapters are organized according to the major parts of CEPA 1999. Each chapter contains introductory remarks that describe the applicable provisions of the act followed by a description of the key results achieved under that part in the reporting period.

This report includes the following mandatory information:

Publication in the Canada Gazette

In the table headings, "draft Notice," "final Notice" and "draft Order" refer to the publication date in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Notices and Proposed Regulations. "Final Order" refers to the publication date in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Official Regulations. To learn about the purpose of publication in the Canada Gazette, consult the Canada Gazette URL provided in Appendix A or contact Canada Gazette general inquiries listed in the same appendix.


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