Hazardous Products Act
Marginal note:Powers of inspectors
22 (1) An inspector may at any reasonable time enter any place where the inspector believes on reasonable grounds any hazardous product is manufactured, prepared, preserved, processed, packaged, sold or stored for sale, processing or packaging and
(a) examine any product, material or substance that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds is a hazardous product and take samples thereof, and examine any other thing that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds is used or is capable of being used for the manufacture, preparation, preservation, processing, packaging, sale or storage of a hazardous product;
(b) open and examine any receptacle or package that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contains any hazardous product;
(c) examine any books, records or other documents that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contain any information relevant to the enforcement of this Act and make copies thereof or of any portion thereof;
(d) where the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that any computer system on the premises contains data relevant to the enforcement of this Act or that such data is available to the computer system, use the computer system or cause it to be used to search any data contained in or available to the computer system, reproduce any record or cause it to be reproduced from the data in the form of a printout or other intelligible output and seize the printout or other output for examination or copying; and
(e) seize any product, material or substance, or any labelling, advertising material or other thing, by means of or in relation to which the inspector believes on reasonable grounds any provision of this Act or of any regulation made under this Act has been contravened or has not been complied with.
Marginal note:Assistance to inspectors
(2) The owner or person in charge of a place entered by an inspector pursuant to subsection (1) and every person found therein shall give the inspector such assistance and furnish the inspector with such information as the inspector may, for the purpose of exercising the powers referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (e), reasonably require them to give or furnish.
Marginal note:Certain information privileged
(3) All information that, pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, a supplier is exempt from disclosing under paragraph 13(a) or (b) or 14(a) or (b) and that is obtained by an inspector who is admitted to any place pursuant to the powers conferred on an inspector by subsection (1) is privileged and, notwithstanding the Access to Information Act or any other Act or law, shall not be disclosed to any other person except for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of this Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. H-3, s. 22;
- R.S., 1985, c. 24 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.
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