Minister's response to notice of objection: Imperial Oil Limited - February 2022
Stuart R. Lunn
Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
Imperial Oil Limited
505 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.
Calgary AB T2C 5N1
Dear Stuart R. Lunn:
This letter is in response to your Notice of Objection and request to establish a board of review to the publication of the proposed Single-Use Plastic Prohibition Regulations, which was received by Environment and Climate Change Canada on February 12, 2022. The proposed Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 25, 2021.
I have carefully considered the issues set out in your Notice of Objection. As this notice did not contain any scientific information, it did not raise sufficient uncertainty or doubt in the scientific considerations underlying the proposed Regulations to warrant the establishment of a board of review. I am therefore denying your request and I will not establish this board. The scientific considerations that underlay the proposed Regulations are related to the prevalence in and harmful effects on the environment of the six categories of single-use plastics subject to these regulations.
With regard to the non-scientific points raised in your Notice of Objection, these are being considered alongside other comments received on the proposed Regulations. The Department will summarize these comments and describe how these matters have been addressed in the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement that will be published with the final Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
I appreciate your bringing Imperial Oil Limited’s concerns to my attention. Please accept my best regards.
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault , P.C., M.P. (il/lui/he/him)
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