Minister's second response to concerns raised by the Canadian Trucking Alliance

May 09, 2001

Mr. David H. Bradley
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Trucking Alliance
130 Slater Street, Suite 1025
Ottawa ON K1P 6E2

Dear Mr. Bradley:

I am writing further to my reply of April 9 to your letters of July 12 and August 8, 2000, concerning the federal government' proposed order to add particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM 10) to the List of Toxic Substances of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) that was published in the Canada Gazette on June 10, 2000.

The federal government received a total of five submissions during the public consultation period. All comments were fully and carefully considered before the government determined its final position on PM 10. I firmly believe that the weight of the scientific evidence continues to support our decision to declare PM 10 toxic under CEPA, 1999. The Final Order to add PM 10 to the List was published today in the Canada Gazette.

A summary of the federal governments response to the comments can be viewed in the Regulatory impact Assessment Statement. This Statement and the Final Order are published in the Canada Gazette and can be found at the Web site http://canada.gc.ca/gazette/gazette_e.html.

I appreciate the Canadian Trucking Alliance' views in this matter.

Yours sincerely,
David Anderson, P.C., M.P.

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