Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations

SOR/2011-90

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Registration 2011-03-25

Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations

P.C. 2011-454 2011-03-25

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 332(1)Footnote a of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999Footnote b, the Minister of the Environment published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 19, 2009, a copy of the proposed Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, 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;

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 200(1) of that Act, the National Advisory Committee has been given an opportunity to provide its advice under section 6Footnote c of that Act;

And whereas, in accordance with subsection 209(3) of that Act, the Minister of the Environment has, before recommending the proposed Regulations, offered to consult with the governments of territories to which the proposed Regulations apply and with the members of the National Advisory Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments that have jurisdiction over aboriginal land to which the proposed Regulations apply;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 97(a), subsection 200(1) and paragraph 209(1)(d) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999Footnote b, hereby makes the annexed Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations.

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraphs 95(1)(a), 169(1)(a), 179(1)(a), 201(1)(a) and 212(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the following persons are designated:

    • (a) those providing 24-hour emergency telephone service provided by the office set out in column 2 of the schedule for the province, set out in column 1, where the occurrence of the release of a substance, the likelihood of such a release, or the occurrence of the environmental emergency takes place; or

    • (b) the pollution prevention officer referred to in paragraph 5(8)(a) or subsection 5(9) of the Pollutant Discharge Reporting Regulations, 1995.

  • (2) Any person required by paragraph 95(1)(a), 169(1)(a), 179(1)(a), 201(1)(a) or 212(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to provide notification of the occurrence of a release of a substance, the likelihood of such a release, or the occurrence of an environmental emergency shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances, notify

    • (a) in all cases other than those mentioned in paragraph (b), an enforcement officer or a person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) at the applicable telephone number set out in column 3 of the schedule; or

    • (b) in the case of the master of a vessel, the owner of a vessel or the operator of an oil handling facility to whom the Pollutant Discharge Reporting Regulations, 1995 apply, an enforcement officer or the person referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

SCHEDULE(Section 1)

NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemProvinceOfficeTelephone number
1Ontario

Spills Action Centre

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

416-325-3000 or 1-800-268-6060Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
2Quebec

Environmental Protection Operations Directorate – Quebec

Environment Canada

514-283-2333 or 1-866-283-2333Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
3Nova Scotia

Maritimes Regional Office

Canadian Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

902-426-6030 or 1-800-565-1633Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
4New Brunswick

Maritimes Regional Office

Canadian Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

902-426-6030 or 1-800-565-1633Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
5Manitoba

Manitoba Department of Conservation

204-944-4888
6British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

1-800-663-3456
7Prince Edward Island

Maritimes Regional Office

Canadian Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

902-426-6030 or 1-800-565-1633Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
8Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

1-800-667-7525
9Alberta

Alberta Ministry of Environment

780-422-4505 or 1-800-222-6514Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
10Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Office

Canadian Coast Guard

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

709-772-2083 or 1-800-563-9089Footnote for NOTIFICATION OF RELEASE OR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY *
11Yukon

Yukon Department of Environment

867-667-7244
12Northwest Territories

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

867-920-8130
13Nunavut

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

867-920-8130
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