Permit of equivalent level of environmental safety: PELES Permit EC 06-03/8

  1. Permit No.: EC 06-03/8 (Ren 3 Amend 1)

  2. Permit Holder:
    1. Name: Revolution VSC Acquisition GP Inc.
    2. Street Address: 1200 Garnier Street
                                 Ste-Catherine, Québec
                                 J5C 1B4
    3. Telephone: (450) 633-4409
    4. Facsimile: (450) 632-9090

  3. Mode of Tranpsort: road or rail

  4. Issue Date: July 15 2015

  5. Expiry Date: August 08, 2017

  6. Regulations: Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations

  7. Definitions
    1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply to this Permit.
      1. a) “CEPA, 1999” means the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

      2. b) “EIHWHRMR” means Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations;

      3. c) “Import Permit” means the import permit referred to in sub-paragraph 185(1)(b)(i) of the CEPA, 1999;

      4. d) “Director” means the
        Waste Reduction and Management Division
        Environment Canada
        Place Vincent-Massey, 9th Floor
        351 St-Joseph Blvd.
        Gatineau, Quebec
        Canada
        K1A 0H3
        Telephone: (819) 938-4506
        Facsimile: (819) 938-4553

      5. e) The “Permit Holder” is the person identified in section 2 of this Permit. The Permit Holder may hold an Import Permit in addition to this PELES.

    2. (2) Sections 2 to 4 of the EIHWHRMR, including its referred Annexes, apply in this Permit.

  8. Application
    1. (1) The Permit of Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety (PELES) EC 06-03/8 (Ren 3) is repealed and replaced with this permit [EC 06-03/8 (Ren3 Amend 1)].

    2. (2) This PELES is hereby issued to the Permit Holder for the purpose of importing, transporting and recycling batteries that meet the definition of hazardous recyclable material of the EIHWHRMR, and are described in section 9 of this PELES.

    3. (3) The Permit Holder and any authorized carrier transporting hazardous recyclable material under this PELES, shall comply with all the requirements of the EIHWHRMR and of the Import Permit issued to the Permit Holder under subparagraph 185(1)(b)(i) of CEPA 1999. However, where requirements other than those of the EIHWHRMR are expressly set out in this PELES (including the conditions), those requirements and conditions apply.

  9. Description of Hazardous Recyclable Material
    For the purpose of this PELES, “battery” means, and is strictly limited to:
    1. 1. waste batteries, wet, filled with acid, electric storage, described as UN2794 in Schedule 1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), and included in class 8 of the TDGR; or,

    2. 2. waste batteries, wet, non-spillable, described as UN2800 in Schedule 1 of TDGR, and is included in class 8 of TDGR.

  10. Conditions
    1. (1) This PELES authorizes the Permit Holder to import hazardous recyclable materials into Canada, and any authorized carriers listed in its Import Permit to transport the hazardous recyclable material, by the modes of transport referred to in section 3 of this PELES, in a manner that is at variance with subparagraph 16(e)(v), clauses 16(e)(vi)(A) and 16(e)(vi)(B), subparagraph 16(k)(i), subsections 18(1) and 18(2), and section 21 of the EIHWHRMR, under the following conditions:

      1. a) the hazardous recyclable materials are batteries, as described in section 9 of this PELES, to be recycled by the Permit Holder using operation R4 (recovery of metals and metal compounds) described in Schedule 2 of the EIHWHRMR;

      2. b) the hazardous recyclable material must be shipped from the continental United States of America (U.S.A.), which excludes Hawaii, Alaska and U.S.A. protectorates and possessions, to Canada;

      3. c) the hazardous recyclable material is transported only by authorized carriers named in the Import Permit and in accordance with the prescribed conditions set out in the Import Permit issued to the Permit Holder;

      4. d) the hazardous recyclable material is transported from the foreign shipping site indicated in the Import Permit issued to the Permit Holder to the street address of the Permit Holder as indicated in Section 2 of this PELES.

    2. (2) a) In lieu of the requirements set in subparagraphs 16(e)v), and clauses 16(e)(vi)(A) and 16(e)(vi)(B) of the EIHWHRMR, in the signed and written contract required under paragraph 16(e) of the EIHWHRMR, the foreign exporter must authorize the Permit Holder to do the following activities on its behalf:

      1. i) to complete and sign part A of the movement document, set out in Schedule 9 of the EIHWHRMR;

      2. ii) A) to provide a copy of the movement document and a copy of the Import Permit to the first authorized carrier prior to the shipment of the hazardous recyclable material described in section 9 of this PELES,

        or,

        B) if providing a copy of the movement document and a copy of the Import Permit to the first authorized carrier prior to the shipment of the hazardous recyclable material is impracticable, the Permit Holder will provide the copies to the first authorized carrier at another location in the U.S.A. prior to the hazardous recyclable material entering Canada;

      3. iii) to allow the first authorized carrier to provide directly to the Permit Holder the movement document with parts A and B dully filled.

      4. b) The contract required under this PELES must be submitted to the Minister in accordance with subsection 7(1) and paragraph 8(m) of the EIHWHRMR.

    3. (3) The requirements of sub-paragraph 16(k2)(i) of the EIHWHRMR apply in this permit, except during the portion of the shipment described in clause 10(2)(a)(ii)B) of this PELES; for that portion of the shipment, in lieu of the requirements set out in sub-paragraph 16(k)(i) of the EIHWHRMR, a shipping document stating the reference number of the movement document that will be used for the shipment and the Import Permit number associated with the shipment of the hazardous recyclable material accompanies the hazardous recyclable material.

    4. (4) In lieu of the requirements set in paragraph 18(2)(a) of the EIHWHRMR, and only if the conditions set in subsection 10(2) of this PELES are met, the Permit Holder will complete and sign part A of the movement document on the foreigner exporter’s behalf at the time of the import of the hazardous recyclable material described in section 9 of this PELES.

    5. (5) In lieu of the requirements set in subsection 18(1) and paragraphs 18(2)(b) and 18(2)(c) of the EIHWHRMR, and only if the conditions set in subsection 10(2) of this Permit are met, the Permit Holder will:

      1. a) provide a copy of the movement document and a copy of the Import Permit to the first authorized carrier prior to the shipment of the hazardous recyclable materials described in section 9 of this PELES,
        or,
        if providing a copy of the movement document and a copy of the Import Permit to the first authorized carrier prior to the shipment of the hazardous recyclable material is impracticable, the Permit Holder will provide the copies to the first authorized carrier at another location in the U.S.A. prior to the hazardous recyclable material entering Canada;

      2. b) ensure that the first authorized carrier complete part B of the movement document and provide a copy of the movement document dully filled back to Permit Holder within the timeframe set out in subsection 18(3) of the EIHWHRMR.

    6. (6) At least one of the following statements must be written on the movement document, and on the shipping document mentioned in subsection 10(3) of this PELES when applicable, for each shipment made under this PELES:

      “Shipped in accordance with the Permit of Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety EC 06-03/8 (Ren3)”

      or

      « Expédié conformément au permis de sécurité environnementale équivalente EC 06-03/8 (Ren3) ».

    7. (7) In addition to the requirements set in section 21 of the EIHWHRMR, the Permit Holder must keep a copy of the shipping document mentioned in subsection 10(3) of this PELES at their principal place of business in Canada, identified in section 2 of this PELES, for a period of three years after the date of import, so that these copies are available for inspection by an enforcement officer or analyst designated under CEPA 1999.

  11. Miscellaneous Matters
    1. (1) The Permit Holder must inform in writing the Director within 30 days of any change to:
      1. a) the Permit Holder’s name, street address, postal code, telephone or facsimile number as set out in section 2 of this PELES; or,

      2. b) the name, mailing address, telephone or facsimile number of the Contact Person identified in section 13 of this PELES.

    2. (2) The street address in section 2 of this PELES must correspond to a place in Canada.

    3. (3) This Permit is non transferable.

    4. (4) Compliance with the terms and conditions of this PELES does not absolve the permit holder and any authorized carriers transporting hazardous recyclable material under this PELES from the responsibility to comply with the requirements of all applicable federal and provincial legislation and regulations or municipal by-laws.

  12. Revocation
    The Minister of the Environment may revoke this Permit if one the situations described in subsection 190(3) of the CEPA 1999 applies.

  13. Contact Person who is Authorized to Act on Behalf of the Permit Holder
  14. Contact Person: Diane Williams, Coordonnatrice aux Affaires Commerciales

  15. Street Address: 1200 Garnier Street
                               Ste-Catherine, Québec
                               J5C 1B4

  16. Telephone: (450) 633-4409

  17. Facsimile: (450) 632-9090

  18. E-mail: dwilliams2@terrapureenv.com
  19.  

    Signed for and on behalf of the Minister of the Environment

    Gwen Goodier
    Director

    Waste Reduction and Management Division
    Chemicals Sector
    Environment Canada

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