Part 1

These regulations may be cited as the Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.

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Note: It may be useful to place explanatory text here to reference the definitions from CEPA ( substance, environment, movement within Canada, province, etc.) that are applicable to these regulations

In these Regulations

"authorized facility" means a facility for which a licence, permit, certificate or other authorization to carry out disposal or recycling activities, as the case may be, has been issued by the competent government authority;

"Biomedical waste" means waste, that is generated by human or animal health care facilities, medical or veterinary research and teaching establishments, health care teaching establishments, clinical testing or research laboratories or facilities involved in the production or testing of vaccines and includes,

  1. human anatomical waste, that consists of tissues, organs or body parts, but does not include teeth, hair and nails;
  2. animal waste, that consists of tissues, organs, body parts, carcasses, bedding, fluid blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood, and body fluids removed for diagnosis or removed during surgery, treatment or autopsy unless a trained person has certified that the waste does not contain viruses and agents listed in Risk Group 4 as set out in Table 1 of the Guidelines for the Management of Biomedical Waste in Canada (CCME-EPC-WM-42E) published by the Canadian Ministers of the Environment in February 1992, but excludes teeth, hair, nails, hooves and feathers;
  3. microbiology laboratory waste, that consists of laboratory cultures, stocks or specimens of microorganisms, live or attenuated vaccines, human or animal cell cultures used in research and laboratory material that has come into contact with any of these cultures, stocks, specimens, vaccines or cell cultures;
  4. human blood and body fluid waste, that consist of human fluid blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood and body fluids removed for diagnosis during surgery, treatment or autopsy, but does not include urine or feces; or
  5. waste sharps, that are clinical and laboratory materials consisting of needles, syringes, blades or laboratory glass capable of causing punctures or cuts; and
  6. despite paragraphs (a) to (e) biomedical waste does not include waste that is
    1. from animal husbandry;
    2. household in origin;
    3. controlled in accordance with the Health of Animals Act (Canada); or
    4. generated in the food production, general building maintenance or office administration areas of human or animal health care facilities, medical research or teaching establishments, clinical laboratories or facilities involved in the production or testing of vaccines;

"broker" means a person who purchases or negotiates the purchase of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable materials from one or more generators for the purpose of arranging the disposal or recycling of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable materials on behalf of the generator;

"conditional exclusion" means a variance to a listing of a type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material set out in Schedule 7 that is issued to a generator of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in accordance with the [CCMEnational protocol for obtaining conditional exclusions];

"disposal" means any of the operations described in Schedule 1 - List of Disposal Operations;

"generator" means a person

  1. who produces a quantity of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material at a single location that is to be moved interprovincially for disposal or recycling;
  2. who creates mixtures of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material through the co-mingling of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material from more than one generator;

but does not include a broker or a person who accumulates or stores separate quantities of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material from more than one generator;

"hazardous constituent" means a substance that is included in Schedule 2 or Schedule 3 of these Regulations and is contained in a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material at or above the specified regulated limit for the substance;

"hazardous recyclable material" means any substance coming within the meaning of recyclable material and that is listed in Schedule 4 or exhibits a hazard classification of a gas, flammable liquid, dangerously reactive, oxidizer, toxicity, infectious, corrosive or environmentally hazardous as determined by the criteria, tests and lists referred to in Part III of these Regulations;

"hazardous waste" means any substance coming within the meaning of "waste" and that is listed in Schedule 4 or exhibits a hazard classification of a gas, flammable liquid, dangerously reactive, oxidizer, toxicity, infectious, corrosive or environmentally hazardous as determined by the criteria, tests and lists referred to in Part III of these Regulations;

"liquid" means a substance that

  1. has a melting point or initial melting point of 20°C or lower at an absolute pressure of 101.3 kPa, or
  2. is a viscous substance for which a specific melting point cannot be determined but that is determined to be a fluid using ASTM D 4359; (liquide) and
  3. for the purposes of classification, where the waste or recyclable material is a mixture of solid and liquid material, or is a fine powder, the waste or recyclable material shall be subjected to the paint filter test or the slump test to determine its status as either a solid or liquid.

"listed hazardous waste" means any waste set out in Schedule 4 of these Regulations;

"listed hazardous recyclable material" means any recyclable material listed in Schedule 4 of these Regulations;

"PCB" means chlorobiphenyls that have the molecular formula C12H(10-n) Cln, in which "n" is greater than 2; (PCB)

"PCB article" means any article that contains a PCB mixture, but does not include electrical equipment, a packaging or a container; (article PCB)

"PCB mixture" means a mixture containing PCB in a concentration that is greater than 50 parts per million (ppm) by weight; (composé PCB)

"recyclable material" means any substance that is collected pending recycling, stored pending recycling, destined to be recycled, required to be recycled or recycled and does not include waste or any material used for its original purpose;

"recycling" means any of the operations described in Schedule 1- List of Recycling Operations;

"waste" means any substance that is collected pending disposal, stored pending disposal, destined to be disposed, required to be disposed or disposed and does not include recyclable material or any material used for its original purpose.

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