4. Pollution Prevention (Part 4)
Part 4 of CEPA 1999 provides the authority for the establishment of a national pollution prevention information clearinghouse to facilitate the collection, exchange and distribution of information regarding pollution prevention.
Part 4 of the Act also provides the authority for the Minister of the Environment to require the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans. The use of pollution prevention planning requirements for risk management is described in Chapter 5, “Controlling Toxic Substances” (see 188.8.131.52).
The Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse is a public website that provides comprehensive information and tools for Canadians to strengthen their capacity to prevent pollution. In 2010–2011, 203 new records were added to the clearinghouse. Record views ranged from 13 000 to 35 000 per month, with a monthly average of 24 500. Overall, Canadian Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse records were viewed 293 935 times this past year, an increase of 30% from the previous highest recorded totals.
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