Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (S.C. 1999, c. 33)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-09-24. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Regulations respecting exports
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Ministers, make regulations in relation to substances specified in the Export Control List in Schedule 3

    • (a) respecting the information that must be given to the Minister regarding an export of such a substance, the time when or period within which the information must be given, and the manner in which it must be given;

    • (b) respecting the information that must accompany an export of such a substance and the manner in which it must accompany the substance;

    • (c) respecting conditions under which a person may export such a substance;

    • (d) respecting the information that must be kept by a person who exports such a substance and the manner in which, the period for which and the place where the information must be kept; and

    • (e) generally for carrying out the purposes of section 101.

  • Marginal note:Regulations prohibiting exports

    (2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Ministers, make regulations prohibiting the export of a substance specified in the Export Control List in Schedule 3.

Marginal note:Publication of exports

 If a person exports a substance specified in the Export Control List in Schedule 3, the Minister shall publish in the Environmental Registry the name or specifications of the substance, the name of the exporter and the name of the country of destination.

PART 6ANIMATE PRODUCTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

“living organism”

« organisme vivant »

“living organism” means a substance that is an animate product of biotechnology.

“significant new activity”

« nouvelle activité »

“significant new activity” includes, in respect of a living organism, any activity that results or may result in

  • (a) the entry or release of the living organism into the environment in a quantity or concentration that, in the Ministers’ opinion, is significantly greater than the quantity or concentration of the living organism that previously entered or was released into the environment; or

  • (b) the entry or release of the living organism into the environment or the exposure or potential exposure of the environment to the living organism in a manner and circumstances that, in the Ministers’ opinion, are significantly different from the manner and circumstances in which the living organism previously entered or was released into the environment or of any previous exposure or potential exposure of the environment to the living organism.