Complying with PCB regulations

A person who is engaged in any of the following activities controlled in the PCB Regulations would be subject to these Regulations: manufacturing, processing, use, offer for sale, sale, import, export and storage. The PCB Regulations apply to owners and persons using PCBs and PCBs-containing products and also to owners and operators of PCB storage sites.

PCBs and products containing PCBs are mainly in use in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. They can be found in the following sectors:

  • electricity utility (generation, transmission and distribution)
  • primary industry (oil and gas, pulp and paper,mining and mineral, iron and steel)
  • federal/provincial/municipal government facilities
  • commercial facilities, such as shopping centres
  • food and feed processing industry, drinking water treatment plant 
  • institutional facilities: hospitals, schools, daycare and seniors care facilities

Persons subject to PCBs Regulations also include, to a lesser extent, those who process PCBs for the purposes of analysis, research, and destruction and those who incidentally produce PCBs as by-products in their manufacturing or industrial processes:

  • waste management industry, including transfer stations, recycling facilities, destruction facilities, importers and exporters of wastes 
  • analytical laboratories and research facilities
  • colouring pigment manufacturing
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