Environmental Emergency Regulations
Environmental Emergency Regulations
P.C. 2003-1293 2003-08-20
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 332(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999Footnote a, the Minister of the Environment published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on August 10, 2002, a copy of the proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, substantially in the form set out in the annexed Regulations, and persons were given an opportunity to file comments with respect to the proposed Regulations or to file a notice of objection requesting that a board of review be established and stating the reasons for the objection;
And whereas, pursuant to subsection 200(1) of that Act, the National Advisory Committee has been given an opportunity to provide its advice under section 6 of that Act;
Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 200(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999Footnote a, hereby makes the annexed Environmental Emergency Regulations.
Return to footnote aS.C. 1999, c. 33
1. The following definitions apply in these Regulations.
“Act” means the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. (Loi)
- “CAS registry number”
“CAS registry number” means the identification number assigned to a substance by the Chemical Abstracts Service Division of the American Chemical Society. (numéro d’enregistrement CAS)
- “environmental emergency plan”
“environmental emergency plan” means a plan respecting the prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from an environmental emergency in respect of a substance. (plan d’urgence environnementale)
LIST OF SUBSTANCES
2. For the purposes of the definition “substance” in section 193 of the Act, the list of substances consists of the substances set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 in their pure form or in a mixture that has a concentration equal to or greater than the applicable concentration set out in column 2 but does not include
(a) a substance set out in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 that is a component of a mixture that has a flash point equal to or greater than 23°C or a boiling point equal to or greater than 35°C;
(b) a substance set out in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 when the substance is a gas or a liquid that is a component of a mixture and the partial pressure of the substance is equal to or less than 10 mm of mercury;
(c) a substance set out in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 that is a component of natural gas in its gaseous form;
(e) solid nickel oxide in particles that measure more than 10 μm (microns) in diameter.
- SOR/2011-294, s. 1.
IDENTIFICATION OF PLACES
3. (1) Any person who owns or has the charge, management or control of a substance set out in column 1 of Schedule 1 that is located at a place in Canada, must submit to the Minister a notice containing the information requested in Schedule 2 for each such place in either of the following circumstances:
(a) the substance is in a quantity that at any time is equal to or exceeds the quantity set out in column 3 of Schedule 1 for that substance; or
(b) the substance is in a quantity that is greater than zero and is stored in a container that has a maximum capacity equal to or exceeding the quantity set out in column 3 of Schedule 1 for that substance.
(2) In determining quantity for the purposes of subsection (1), the person must include all quantities of the substance that are located at the place, whether in storage or in use, except the following:
(a) quantities of the substance that are temporarily stored for 72 hours or less in a container not normally located at the place, if the person keeps evidence during the temporary storage period of the date the substance was received;
(b) quantities of the substance in a container that has a maximum capacity of 30 kg or less;
(c) quantities of the substance when it is a component of another substance set out in column 1 of Schedule 1;
(d) [Repealed, SOR/2011-294, s. 2]
(e) quantities of the substance in a fuel tank that supplies the engine of a conveyance that is used for transportation;
(f) quantities of the substance that are found in slag, waste rock in tailings, solid residues, ores and ore concentrates;
(g) in the case of the substances set out in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 and bearing CAS registry number 7664-41-7, namely, anhydrous ammonia and ammonia solution, the quantities of those substances that are stored by a farmer and used by them as an agricultural nutrient; and
(h) in the case of the substance set out in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 and bearing CAS registry number 74-98-6, namely, propane, the quantity that is in a storage container that has a maximum capacity of less than 10 t and is located at a distance of at least 360 m from the boundaries of the property on which it is located.
(3) The person must submit the notice within 90 days after the later of
(a) the day on which these Regulations come into force, and
(b) the day on which either of the circumstances under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) first occurs.
(4) The person must resubmit the notice referred to in subsection (1) within 60 days after the occurrence of any of the following changes:
(a) any change to the information provided to the Minister under section 1 or 2 of Schedule 2; or
(b) any increase of 10% or more in the maximum expected quantity of a substance reported under paragraph 3(d) of Schedule 2.
(5) The person must notify the Minister within 90 days after the quantity of the substance located at the place or the maximum capacity of the largest container in which the substance is stored, has for 12 consecutive months been less than the quantity set out for the substance in column 3 of Schedule 1.
(5.1) A person who intends to close or decommission a facility or place where the substance is located for any purpose other than maintenance must send a notice to the Minister at least 30 days before the closure or decommissioning of the facility or place, or as soon as feasible in the case of extraordinary circumstances such as fire, major accident, vandalism, natural disaster or act of terrorism, and the notice must contain the information referred to in Schedule 6.
(6) At the same time as a person submits information required under subsection (1), (4), (5) or (5.1), the person must submit to the Minister, in the form set out in Schedule 3, a certification that the information contained in the notice is accurate and complete and that is signed by the person or a duly authorized representative.
- SOR/2011-294, s. 2.
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