Permit of equivalent level of environmental safety: PELES Permit EC 13-12/1

ID 2197 RMC PELES_ June 26 2014

1. Permit No.

  1. EC 13/12-1

2. Permit Holder

  1. Name: Raw Material Company Inc.
  2. Street Address:
    17 Invertose Drive Port
    Colborne, ON
    L3K 5V5
    Canada
  3. Receiving Authorized Facility Address:
    17 Invertose Drive Port
    Colborne, ON
    L3K 5V5,
    Canada
  4. Telephone: 905- 835-1203
  5. Facsimile: 905-835-6824

3. Mode of Transport

  1. road

4. Issue Date

  1. July 21, 2014

5. Expiry Date

  1. July 20, 2019

6. Regulations

  1. Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations (IMHWR)

7. Definitions

  1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this PELES.

    1. (a) "IMHWR" means the Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations;
    2. (b) The definitions in section 1 of the IMHWR are applicable, unless otherwise specified in this PELES;
    3. (c) "Consignee" is as defined in section 1 of the IMHWR and also means the permit holder;
    4. (d) "Consignor" is as defined in section 1 of the IMHWR and also:
      1. i) is a participant to the consumer wastes recovery and recycling program offered by the permit holder;
      2. ii) is the owner or the operator of a collection site for consumer waste, including hazardous wastes described in section 9 of this PELES; and,
      3. iii) holds a contractual agreement with the permit holder indicating that the consignor meets the requirements specified in sub-paragraphs 7(1)(d) i) and 7(1)(d) ii) of this PELES, and also that the consignor agrees to the responsibilities assigned to him under the present PELES, as required under the paragraph 10(1)(e) of the present PELES;
    5. (e) "Director" means the
      1. Director
        Waste Reduction and Management
        Division
        Environment Canada
        Place Vincent-Massey, 9th Floor
        351 St-Joseph Blvd.
        Gatineau, Quebec
        Canada
        K1A 0H3
        Telephone: (819) 938-4538
        Facsimile: (819) 938-4555;
    6. (f) "TDGR" means Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;
    7. (g) "UN number" means the product identification number identified in TDGR or recognized under TDGR.
    8. (h) "UN classification" means the primary TDGR Hazard Class identified in TDGR or recognized under TDGR.

8. Application

  1. (1) This PELES is hereby granted to the permit holder, specified in section 2 of this PELES, for the purpose of transporting, within Canada, batteries, small electric and electronic devices, and light tubes or bulbs that meet the definition of "hazardous wastes" in section 1 of the IMHWR and that are described in section 9 of this PELES.
  2. (2) The permit holder, the consignor and any authorized carrier transporting hazardous waste under this PELES, shall comply with all of the requirements of the IMHWR, except where requirements other than those of the IMHWR are expressly set out in this PELES, including the conditions and schedules.

9. Description of the Hazardous Wastes

  1. (1) For the purpose of this PELES, a "battery" means any intact used battery that meets the criteria for inclusion in classes 4.3, 8 or 9 of TDGR, as set out in the definition of "hazardous waste" in section 1 of the IMHWR.
    1. (a) "Battery" includes:
      1. i) small and non-spillable lead-acid batteries (UN2800);
      2. ii) lithium ion, lithium ion-polymer, lithium alloy, or lithium metal batteries (UN3090, UN3091, UN3480, UN3481);
      3. iii) any other type of primary or secondary batteries (alkaline, nickel metal-hydride, nickel-cadmium, nickel-zinc, zinc-air, zinc-carbon, and button cells batteries) that may be described with any other applicable UN number.
    2. (b) "Battery" expressly excludes automotive, marine and other wet or spillable batteries, pursuant to the TDGR (such as those described by UN2794 and UN2795).
  2. (2) For the purpose of this PELES, a "small electric or electronic device" means any small electronic or electric device containing or packaged with batteries, as described in sub-section 9(1) of this PELES, or, any other small electronic or electric device that meets the criteria for inclusion in classes 2 to 6, 8 or 9 of TDGR, as set out in the definition of "hazardous waste" in section 1 of the IMHWR.
    1. a) "Small electric or electronic device " includes, but is not limited to:
      1. i) desktop computers, laptops, tablets;
      2. ii) peripheral equipment to computers, including external hard drives, printers, scanners, projectors, small photocopiers;
      3. iii) portable phones, smart phones, cell phones, pagers, other electronic personal organization devices, answering machines, and facsimile machines;
      4. iv) portable video games, music and video players, consoles, portable , cameras, calculators, camcorders, portable GPS devices;
      5. v) computer monitors and televisions.
    2. b) "Small electric or electronic devices" expressly excludes televisions and computer monitors with screens larger than 1.3 meter (50 inches), measured diagonally.
  3. (3) For the purpose of this PELES, "light tube or bulb" means any spent light tube or bulb, fluorescent or not, containing mercury or not, that meets the criteria for inclusion in classes 2 to 6, 8 or 9 of TDGR, as set out in the definition of "hazardous waste" in section 1 of the IMHWR.
    1. (a) "light tube or bulb" includes:
      1. i) fluorescent tubes no longer than 2,5 meters,
      2. ii) U- or O-shaped fluorescent bulbs,
      3. iii) Compact fluorescent bulbs,
      4. iv) Ultra-violet (UV) light bulbs or tubes from UV lamps,
      5. v) Bulbs from high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, such as the ones with mercury vapor, metallic halogens or high pressure sodium vapor.

10. Conditions

  1. (1) This PELES authorizes the permit holder (the consignee), the consignor and any authorized carrier transporting the hazardous wastes under this PELES to transport hazardous wastes within Canada, in a manner that is at variance with sections 3 and 4 of the IMHWR, in accordance with the requirements set in subsections 10(2) to 10(6) of this PELES and the following conditions:
    1. (a) the hazardous wastes are batteries, small electric or electronic devices, or light tubes or bulbs, as described in section 9 of this PELES;
    2. (b) the hazardous wastes are to be sorted and recycled by the permit holder; however, in the case where the permit holder is authorized to store but not to recycle specific types of batteries, small electric and electronic devices, or light tubes or bulbs at its facility identified in section 2 of this PELES, these wastes must be shipped to an authorized facility to be recycled;
    3. (c) the hazardous wastes must be shipped by a consignor and be transported to the permit holder's authorized facility identified in section 2 of this PELES;
    4. (d) the hazardous wastes must be transported by an authorized carrier as defined in section 1 of the IMHWR;
    5. (e) the hazardous wastes must be transported by the mode of transport identified in section 3 of this PELES;
    6. (f) the permit holder must inform the consignor and any authorized carrier transporting the hazardous wastes under this PELES of their responsibilities under this PELES, and they must have agreed to those responsibilities, prior to any transportation of the hazardous wastes that is to be done within Canada under the present PELES.
  2. (2) In lieu of a manifest required under subsection 3(1) of the IMHWR and of the requirements set out in subsection 3(2) of the IMHWR, a shipping document, as set out in paragraphs 10(3)(a) to 10(3)(j) of this PELES, must accompany any shipment of hazardous wastes described in section 9 of this PELES.
  3. (3) The permit holder must ensure that the shipping document, referred to in sub-section 10(2) of this PELES, includes the following information:
    1. (a) the name and the address of the consignor;
    2. (b) the name and the address of the authorized carrier(s);
    3. (c) the name and address of the permit holder's authorized facility identified in section 2 of this PELES;
    4. (d) the date of the shipment;
    5. (e) the scheduled arrival date of the shipment at the permit holder's authorized facility;
    6. (f) the UN classification(s) for the set of hazardous wastes in the shipment ;
    7. (g) the shipping name for each type of hazardous waste shipment, or when there is no applicable UN number, a text description of the hazardous wastes.
    8. (h) the approximate quantity of hazardous wastes shipped in kg, for the shipment;
    9. (i) a certification, to be signed by the consignor, to the effect that the information contained in the shipping document, and specified in paragraphs 10(3)(a) to 10(3)(g), is true and accurate, and that also includes the name and phone number of the person who prepared the information indicated on the shipping document;
    10. (j) the following statement:
      1. "Shipped in accordance with the Permit of Equivalent Level of Environmental Safety EC 13-12/1"
      2. or
      3. "Expédié conformément au Permis de sécurité environnementale équivalente EC 13-12/1".
  4. (4) In lieu of the requirements set out in subsections 4(1) and 4(2) of the IMHWR and before the transportation of the hazardous wastes takes place, the consignor must:
    1. (a) complete the shipping document in accordance with the requirements of sub-section 10(3) of this PELES;
    2. (b) certify the truth and accuracy of the information indicated on the shipping document by signing it;
    3. (c) provide a copy of the shipping document to the authorized carrier; and
    4. (d) Ensure that any shipment of hazardous waste from his site is accompanied by a shipping document.
  5. (5) In lieu of the requirements set out in subsections 4(3) and 4(4) of the IMHWR, every authorized carrier transporting hazardous waste under this PELES shall ensure that he completes the shipping document, that the shipping document accompanies the hazardous wastes during transportation, and that he provides the shipping document to the next authorized carrier, if any.
  6. (6) In lieu of the requirements set out in sub-sections 3(2), 4(5) and 4(6) of the IMHWR, the permit holder must:
    1. (a) for each shipment, record the information listed in paragraphs 10(3)(a) to (i) of this PELES, as well as the date on which the hazardous wastes were received at the permit holder's authorized recycling facility (referred to in section 2 of this PELES), within fifteen days of the hazardous waste being received at their facility; and,
    2. (b) provide a report, in table format, meeting the requirements of subsections 10(7), (8) and (9) of this PELES, to the competent authorities of the province where the waste originated and of the province of destination, on a semi-annual basis, unless otherwise specified.
  7. (7) The report refered to paragraph 10(6)(b) of this PELES must include:
    1. (a) the information specified in paragraphs 10(3)(a) to (e) of this PELES;
    2. (b) for each UN number, the actual quantity , the UN classification, and the shipping name for each type of hazardous wastes received during the period covered by the report. When there is no applicable UN number, a text description of the hazardous waste and the corresponding UN classification must be used;
    3. (c) In the event that the permit holder is authorized to sort but not to recycle a specific type of hazardous waste which was transported pursuant to this PELES to the facility referred in section 2 of this PELES, the permit holder must report: the name and address of each off-site authorized recycling facility and the types of hazardous wastes sent to every facility.
  8. (8) The first semi-annual report, specified in paragraph 10(6)(b), must cover the period of the first five months ending one month before the date on which the report is to be submitted, and the subsequent reports must cover a six-month period, beginning seven months preceding the date on which the report must be submitted to one month preceding that same date.
  9. (9) An authorized representative of the permit holder must sign the semi-annual report and certify, in the report, that the information contained in it is true and accurate.
  10. (10) In lieu of the requirements set out in subsection 4(7) of the IMHWR, the permit holder shall keep the following documents or records for two years after the hazardous waste is received by the consignee, at the address set out in section 2 of this PELES, so that they are available for inspection by an enforcement officer or an analyst designated under section 217 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999:
    1. (a) the shipping document described in sub-sections 10(2) and 10(3) of this PELES,
    2. (b) the records referred to in paragraph 10(6)(a) of this PELES, and
    3. (c) the reports referred to in paragraph 10(6)(b) of this PELES.

11. Miscellaneous Matters

  1. (1) The permit holder must inform the Director, in writing and within 30 days, of any change to:
    1. a) the permit holder's name, street address, telephone or facsimile as set out in section 2 of this PELES;
    2. b) the name, street address, telephone, facsimile or email of the contact person identified in section 13 of this PELES.
  2. (2) This PELES is non-transferable.
  3. (3) Compliances with the terms and conditions of this PELES does not absolve the permit holder, the consignors and any authorized carrier transporting hazardous waste under this PELES from their responsibility to comply with the requirements of all applicable federal and provincial legislation and regulations or municipal by-laws.

12. Revocation

  1. The Minister of the Environment may revoke this permit if one of the situations described in subsection 190(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 applies.

13. Contact person who is Authorized to Act on Behalf of the Permit Holder

  1. Contact Person: Mr. Frank Zechner, Legal Counsel
  2. Street Address:
  3. 24 Beresford Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario
    M6S 3A8
  4. Telephone: 416-319-2004
  5. Facsimile: 416-987-6877
  6. E-mail: frankzechner@sympatico.ca
  7. Signed for and on behalf of the Minister of the Environment
  8. Gwen Goodier
    Director
    Waste Reduction and Management Division
    Chemicals Sector
    Environment Canada

Schedule 1

Table 1: Applicability and Conditions from the Provincial and Territorial Authorities
  Provincial/Territorial Authority Conditions
1 Yukon No condition specified.
2 Northwest Territories No condition specified.
3 Nunavut No condition specified.
4 British Columbia

Based on the information provided and subject to the conditions stated in this paragraph, the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment has no objection to the proposed PELES (No. EC 13/12-1) for the interprovincial movement of hazardous wastes in BC, as long as:

a) The permit holder of this PELES, Raw Material Company, complies with all applicable BC legislation, including the Environmental Management Act and its regulations (such as Hazardous Waste Regulations);

b) Any carrier engaged in the transport of the subject hazardous wastes in BC will operate in accordance with all applicable legislation, including holding a valid hazardous waste transport license, if required.

c) In addition to requirement presented in section 10(6)(b)(i)*, the information to be provided in the semi-annual report should also include the following: Names and contact information of the carriers used for the transportation of the subject materials in the reports, associated with each of the shipments.

*Section 10(6)(b)(i) was presented in an earlier version of the PELES and is now replaced by section 10(6)(b) of this PELES

5 Alberta No condition specified.
6 Saskatchewan No condition specified.
7 Manitoba No condition specified.
8 Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Environment agrees to the variances of this proposed PELES (No. EC 13/12-1) only if the batteries are intact. In Ontario, intact waste batteries that are destined for a waste battery recovery facility are exempted from generator registration and manifesting requirements under Ontario Regulation 347. This exemption does not apply if the batteries are broken or leaking.

This proposed PELES (No. EC 13/12-1) not rules out the requirement for the generator to be registered with Ontario Ministry of the Environment for shipment of spent mercury bearing light tubes or bulbs, fluorescent or not containing mercury if waste shipments met the hazardous waste criteria"

9 Quebec No condition specified.
10 New Brunswick Despite the condition specified in this PELES (No. EC 13/12-1), approval to operate hazardous waste collection and transportation are still required by New Brunswick authority.
11 Nova Scotia No condition specified.
12 Prince Edward Island No condition specified.
13 Newfoundland - Labrador No condition specified.
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