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Title: St' Lawrence College


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St. Lawrence College
  • Presentation on Environmental Compliance and
    Legislation
  • Federal Statutes

2
FEDERAL LEGISLATION (Examples) - ACTS
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDGA)
  • Hazardous Material Information Review Act
  • Hazardous Products Act
  • Canada Labour Code, Part II

3
FEDERAL LEGISLATION Environment Canada Web Site
  •   Acts and RegulationsMedia
    RoomPrograms ServicesThe MinisterProactive
    DisclosureConferences EventsRelated
    ResourcesQuick Links
  •  
  •  The Green Lane TM
  • Welcome to Environment Canada's Internet resource
    for weather and environmental information. The
    Green Lane TM helps connect Canadians, exchange
    information and share knowledge for environmental
    decision-making.
  •  Front and Centre
  • Shorebirds with satellite transmitters
  • New technology is being tested that takes the
    guesswork out of tracking migrating birds. In
    late April, scientists attached lightweight,
    solar-powered, satellite transmitters to the
    backs of two Marbled Godwits.
  •  What We Do
  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Climate Change
  • CEPA Registry and Review
  • CITES (Convention on International Trade in
    Endangered Species)
  • EcoAction (Funding)
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Environmental Law Enforcement
  • Freshwater
  • International Relations

4
FEDERAL LEGISLATIONEnvironment Canada Web Site
  • Get the latest weather conditions, forecasts and
    meteorological information from Environment
    Canada. Northern ecosystems, Arctic shorebirds
    and GloFishTM in this edition of Environment
    Canada's on-line newsmagazine.
  •  In Focus
  • Budget 2006
  • Federal Accountability Act
  •  Weather Office
  • Get the latest weather conditions, forecasts and
    meteorological information from Environment
    Canada. Northern ecosystems, Arctic shorebirds
    and GloFishTM in this edition of Environment
    Canada's on-line newsmagazine.
  •  In Focus
  • Budget 2006
  • Federal Accountability Act
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  •  EnviroZine
  • Incentives and Rebates
  • RésEau
  • Canadian Environment Awards 2006
  • Environmental Learning and Sustainability
  • Environment Canada Volunteers Web Site
  • Public Consultations
  • Sustainable Development Strategy 2004-2006

5
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA)
  • Most significant Federal legislation for
    environmental protection
  • Designed to protect against toxic contamination.
    A substance is toxic if it threatens human health
    or the environment
  • Regulations under CEPA establish controls of
    several classes of chemicals and their wastes
    over which the Federal Government asserts a clear
    jurisdiction. Regulations have been enacted to
    control their use and release and ultimate
    disposal as waste

6
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA)
  • CEPA also has the authority to regulate emissions
    and effluents, as well as the waste handling and
    disposal practices of federal departments,
    boards, agencies and crown corporations
  • Also creates the codes and guidelines used to
    maintain environmentally sound practices to
    achieve these acceptable discharge levels and the
    ultimate protection of the environment

7
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA)
  • There are seven parts to this Act
  • Part 1 Environmental Quality Objectives
  • Part 2 Toxic Substances
  • Part 3 Nutrients
  • Part 4 Federal Departments, Agencies, Crown
    Corporations, Works, Undertakings and Lands
  • Part 5 International Air Pollution
  • Part 6 Ocean Dumping
  • Part 7 General

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CANADIAN ENVIRONMNETAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA)
  • And three schedules
  • Schedule 1 List of Toxic Substances
  • Schedule 2
  • Part 1 List of Prohibited Substances
  • Part II List of Toxic Substances Requiring
    Export Notification
  • Part III List of Hazardous Wastes Requiring
    Export and Import Notification

9
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA)
  • Schedule 3
  • Part I List of Prohibited Substances
  • Part II List of Restricted Substances
  • Part III List of Factors

10
FEDERAL LEGISLATIONTransportation of Dangerous
Goods
  • Is an act to promote public safety
  • Covers four modes of travel (air, marine, rail
    and highway)
  • Activities involve the handling, offering for
    transport and transporting of dangerous goods
  • Defines dangerous goods by a combination of
  • a list of prescribed dangerous goods
  • A system of classification criteria

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FEDERAL LEGISLATIONTransportation of Dangerous
Goods
  • There are nine classes of Dangerous Goods
  • Class 1 Explosives
  • Class 2 Gases
  • Class 3 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Class 4 Flammable Solids
  • Class 5 Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6 Poisonous and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7 Radioactive Materials
  • Class 8 Corrosive
  • Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

12
FEDERAL LEGISLATION (ACTS)
  • Finally, the other Federal Legislation outlined
    at the beginning of this presentation such as the
    Canada Labour Code, the Fisheries Act, the Canada
    Shipping Act, the Hazardous Products Act. the
    Hazardous Material Information Review Act,
    Drinking Water Safety Act and the Railway Act are
    briefly discussed in Chapter 1 of your text and
    its associated tables, together with the
    information outlined in the chapters of the book
    discussing each of the respective environmental
    areas such as air quality, waste management and
    transportation, water quality and liquid
    discharges, special materials and toxicity
    testing with respect to Federal Legislation. All
    of these impose or apply some duty on individuals
    or corporations to perform with respect to
    hazardous materials, emissions, discharges or
    waste management. These sections in each of these
    chapters should be read with respect to these
    Federal Statutes. You are not expected to know
    every act/statute by heart but be aware of its
    existence and purpose. The next slides briefly
    provides some of the numerous regulations, codes
    and guidelines to illustrate the extent of
    Federal legislation currently in place.

13
FEDERAL LEGISLATION REGULATIONS (Examples)
  • Prohibited Substances Regulations (CEPA, Section
    34)
  • Hazardous Materials Information Review
    Regulations
  • WHIMIS Controlled Products (Hazardous Products
    Act)
  • TDG Regulations
  • Rail Transport
  • Explosives Transport
  • Biomedical Waste
  • Drum Reconditioning
  • OSH Regulations Amendments to Part X (Hazardous
    Substances) Canada Labour Code Part II
  • Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations Amendment
    (Fisheries Act, Section 42 and 34, Environment
    Canada
  • Drinking Water Safety Act (Health Protection
    Branch Health Canada)
  • Ozone-Depleting Substances Amendment to control
    Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) Canadian
    Environmental Protection Act, Section 34-
    Environment Canada)
  • Pest Control Products Regulation
  • Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

14
FEDERAL LEGISLATION REGULATIONS (EXAMPLES CONTD)
  • Controlled Products Regulation
  • Storage of PCB Material Regulations
  • Pollutant Discharge Reporting Regulations (Canada
    Shipping Act Section 657 and 658 Transport
    Canada)
  • Procedures, Equipment and Resources in Respect of
    an Oil Pollution Incident (Canada Shipping Act,
    Section 600.2,.4,.7 and .9 Transport Canada)
  • Radiation Protection Regulations (Atomic Energy
    Control Act, Section 9) Atomic Energy Control
    Board
  • Transport Packaging of Radioactive Materials
    (Atomic Energy Control Act, Section 9, Atomic
    Energy Control Board
  • OSH Regulations Amendments to Part X (Hazardous
    Substances) (Canada Labour Code Sections 125
    and 126 Human Resources Development Canada)
  • OSH Regulations Amendments to Part XIV
    (Materials Handling) (Canada Labour Code
    Sections 125 and 126 Human Resources
    Development Canada

15
FEDERAL LEGISLATION - GUIDELINES
  • Guidelines of the Management of Wastes Containing
    Poly chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Handbook on PCBs in Electrical Equipment (revised
    in 1982)
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Underground
    Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum
    Products and Allied Petroleum Products.
  • Environmental Code of Practice for Above Ground
    Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum
    Products.
  • Code of Practice for the Reduction of CFC
    Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
    Systems, 1989.
  • Code of Practice for the Handling, Storage, Use
    and Disposal of Pesticides at Federal Facilities
    in the Atlantic Region
  • Guidelines for the Handling of Hazardous and
    Toxic Wastes at Federal Establishments
  • Installation Code for Oil Burning Equipment
    (B139)
  • Guidelines for Effluent Quality and Wastewater
    Treatment at Federal Facilities
  • Code of Good Practice for Handling Solid Wastes
    at Federal Establishments

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Federal Legislation Guidelines (CCME)
  • In addition to the above noted guidelines, the
    Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
    (CCME) also has developed numerous guidelines,
    codes of practice and papers on Hazardous
    Materials and Waste for use here in Canada. These
    Publications are used extensively throughout
    Canada and Ontario as a source of valuable
    technical information on numerous hazardous
    materials ranging from PCBs, PAHs, CFCs, VOCs,
    Dioxins, oil, gasoline, Coal Tar, Biomedical
    waste and numerous other products of
    environmental concern. The CCME have their own
    website and you are encouraged to review this to
    see the extent of these documents. A printout of
    a listing of these documents will be provided to
    you as part of these slide handouts.
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