Dental amalgam waste (mercury): P2 notice overview

Published May 8, 2010, the Notice outlines the requirements to prepare an implement pollution prevention (P2) plans.

  • Notice (published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Saturday, May 8, 2010; Vol. 144, No. 19, p. 1101)

Does this Notice apply to you?

This Notice targets dental facilities that have not implemented all of the best management practices set out in Appendix A of the Notice or in the Memorandum of Understanding Respecting the Implementation of the Canada-wide Standard on Mercury for Dental Amalgam Waste (document available upon request) between the Canadian Dental Association and Environment and Climate Change Canada for the voluntary implementation of the Canada-wide Standard on Mercury for Dental Amalgam Waste.

What you need to do

Prepare a P2 plan

You must prepare a P2 plan by August 14, 2010.

Implement a P2 plan

You must implement a P2 plan by November 13, 2010.

Submit reports

You must complete and submit reports to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Reporting deadlines
Type of reports Deadline
Schedule 1: Declaration of Preparation September 13, 2010
Schedule 5: Declaration of Implementation December 13, 2010

Background information

Contact Environment and Climate Change Canada

For all technical inquiries regarding the content of this notice, please contact:
Mathilde Beauchemin
Products Division
Telephone: 819-938-5522

For inquiries regarding reporting and P2 practices, please contact:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Telephone: 1-844-580-3637

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