Pollution prevention plans

Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) gives the minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada the authority to require the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans (P2 plans) for CEPA toxic substances (substances that have been added to Schedule 1 of CEPA). To invoke these requirements, the minister publishes notices in the Canada Gazette, Part I, requiring persons to prepare and implement P2 plans for a substance or group of substances. These notices are called pollution prevention planning notices. For more information on these notices and the circumstances under which we implement them, see the following guidelines:

You can access the legal obligations for persons subject on the following web page:

One of the obligations is to submit declarations and reports summarizing the facility’s activities and the information contained in their P2 plan. You can view these submissions by using the following search tool:

Published Canada Gazette notices requiring pollution prevention plans

You can access the overview pages of proposed, in effect and no longer in effect notices at the following web page:

You can access all previously published notices from the CEPA Registry web page:

Effectiveness of pollution prevention planning notices

We assess the information from the declarations and reports submitted to us by facilities to determine whether the notice has prevented or reduced the risks posed by the toxic substance. We also evaluate how the notices have performed as a risk management instrument. For a summary of the effectiveness of completed notices to date, consult the following web page:

Contact us

Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Blvd
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Telephone: 1‑844‑580‑3637
Email: ec.planp2-p2plan.ec@canada.ca

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