Part 5

Permits for Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety

Applying for a Permit of Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety

5.1 A person must apply in writing for a permit of equivalent level of environmental safety to the Minister or a designated person and must include the following information:

  1. if the applicant is an individual, the name of the individual;
  2. if the applicant is a company or an association, the names of the company or association and each association member, as they appear in letters patent, articles of incorporation or any other document that shows their legal identity;
  3. the address of the place of business of the applicant including the provincial/ federal generator registration number of the applicant
  4. the telephone number, including the area code, and, if applicable, the electronic mailing address and the facsimile number of the applicant;
  5. if a person submits an application on behalf of a company or an association, the person's name and position and the telephone number, including the area code, and address of the person's place of business;
  6. the hazard classification of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, including the composition and percentage (specified by volume, mass) of each hazardous chemical;
  7. the current provincial authorization issued for the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material
  8. whether the permit of equivalent level of environmental safety is requested for transport by road vehicle, railway vehicle, aircraft or ship;
  9. a description of the proposal for a permit of equivalent level of environmental safety, including
    1. the length of time or the schedule of activities for which the permit of equivalent level of environmental safety is requested,
    2. the requirements of the Act or these Regulations that the applicant proposes not to comply with,
    3. the manner in which the activity will be carried out and how that manner will provide a level of environmental safety at least equivalent to that provided by compliance with the Act and these Regulations, and
    4. calculations, procedures, test results and any other information necessary to support the proposal; and
  10. the name, position and business telephone number, including the area code, of the person who can be contacted regarding the permit of equivalent level of environmental safety and who is authorized by the applicant to speak on the applicant' s behalf.

5.2(1) The Minister or a designated person may issue a permit of equivalent level of environmental safety if the [Minister or designated person] determines on the basis of the information available, including information submitted with the application, that the activity authorized by the permit of equivalent level of environmental safety will provide a level of environmental safety at least equivalent to that provided by compliance with the Act and these Regulations.

(2) If an application for a permit of equivalent level of environmental safety referred to in subsection 190 (1) of the Act is refused, the Minister or a designated person must notify the applicant, in writing, of the refusal and the reasons for the refusal.

5.3 A person must apply in writing to renew a permit of equivalent level of environmental safety to the Minister or a designated person and must include the following information:

  1. if the applicant is an individual, the name of the individual;
  2. if the applicant is a company or an association, the names of the company or association and each association member, as they appear in letters patent, articles of incorporation or any other document that shows their legal identity;
  3. the address of the place of business of the applicant;
  4. the telephone number, including the area code, and, if applicable, the electronic mailing address and the facsimile number of the applicant;
  5. if a person submits an application on behalf of a company or an association, the person's name and position and the telephone number, including the area code, and address of the person's place of business;
  6. certification that the information provided in the original application in accordance with section 5.1 is still accurate and complete, except for subparagraph (i) (i) regarding the length of time or the schedule of activities for which the permit of equivalent level of safety was requested;
  7. the length of time or the schedule of activities for which a renewal is requested; and
  8. the name, position and business telephone number, including the area code, of the person who can be contacted regarding the permit of equivalent level of safety and who is authorized by the applicant to speak on the applicant's behalf.
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