Review of the Notification Regulations for environmental emergencies

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from September 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022.


Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking your comments on the review of the Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations and the Deposit Out of the Normal Course of Events Notification Regulations, collectively referred to as the Notification Regulations. This is a mandatory review of the existing regulations and amendments may be considered as a result of the consultation.

Focus of this consultation

ECCC has identified a number of key issues and changes that should be considered as a part of the mandatory regulatory review, to form recommendations for future amendments to the Notification Regulations. We welcome your input and comments to validate these observations to indicate any new issues to be addressed and identify opportunities to enhance the Notification Regulations.

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Environmental Emergencies Division
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3

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