Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations

Version of section 16 from 2012-05-04 to 2016-10-20:


Marginal note:Conditions of import

 An importer may import hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material if

  • (a) at the time of the import

    • (i) the import is not prohibited under the laws of Canada,

    • (ii) the country of export is a party to the Convention, the Canada-USA Agreement or OECD Decision C(2001)107/Final, and

    • (iii) the country of transit does not prohibit the transit of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material;

  • (b) in the case of biomedical wastes set out in column 2 of Schedule 3 or anything that is included in Class 6.2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the import is only for the purposes of disposal;

  • (c) the importer is a resident of Canada or, in the case of a corporation, has a place of business in Canada;

  • (d) the importer

    • (i) is the owner or operator of the authorized facility named in the import permit, or

    • (ii) buys and sells hazardous recyclable material for the purposes of recycling;

  • (e) there is a signed, written contract or a series of contracts among the importer, the foreign exporter and the authorized facilities or, if any of those persons are the same legal entity, a written statement signed by that entity, that

    • (i) describes the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material,

    • (ii) sets out the quantity of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material to be imported,

    • (iii) indicates that the hazardous waste will be disposed of, or the hazardous recyclable material will be recycled, in accordance with the import permit,

    • (iv) describes the operation set out in Schedule 1 or 2 that will be used,

    • (v) requires the foreign exporter to complete Part A of the movement document or, if the waste or material is not considered or defined as hazardous under the legislation of the country of export, authorizes the importer to complete Part A on the foreign exporter’s behalf, and

    • (vi) requires the foreign exporter

      • (A) to provide a copy of the movement document and a copy of the import permit to the first authorized carrier prior to the shipment of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material,

      • (B) to provide a copy of the movement document to the importer once Part A has been completed by the foreign exporter, Part B has been completed by the first authorized carrier and the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material has been shipped, and

      • (C) to take all practicable measures to assist the importer in fulfilling the terms of the importer’s obligations under these Regulations if delivery is not accepted by the authorized facility named in the import permit or if the authorized facility cannot, or refuses to, dispose of the hazardous waste or recycle the hazardous recyclable material in accordance with the import permit;

  • (f) the importer and the authorized carrier if other than Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province are insured in accordance with section 37;

  • (g) the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is transported by the authorized carriers named in the import permit;

  • (h) the applicable safety mark is displayed on each shipment of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in accordance with Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

  • (i) the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is imported through the port of entry named in the import permit;

  • (j) the quantity of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material imported does not exceed the quantity set out in the import permit;

  • (k) a copy of the import permit and a copy of the movement document completed in accordance with sections 18 to 20

    • (i) accompanies the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, and

    • (ii) is deposited by the importer or the authorized carrier at the customs office at which the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is to be reported under section 12 of the Customs Act;

  • (l) the hazardous waste is disposed of, or the hazardous recyclable material is recycled, at the authorized facility named in the import permit using the disposal or recycling operation set out in the import permit;

  • (m) after operation D13, D14 or D17 of Schedule 1 or operation R12, R13 or R16 of Schedule 2 is completed, the hazardous waste is disposed of, or the hazardous recyclable material is recycled, at an authorized facility using an operation set out in Schedule 1 or 2, other than operation D13, D14 or D17 or R12, R13 or R16;

  • (n) in the case of operations D13, D14 or D17 of Schedule 1 or operation R12, R13 or R16 of Schedule 2, the operation is completed within 180 days, or in all other cases, within one year, after the day on which the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is accepted by the authorized facility, unless the laws of the jurisdiction in which the authorized facility is located requires shorter time periods, in which case those time periods apply; and

  • (o) in the event that the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is imported but is not accepted by the authorized facility named in the import permit, or if the authorized facility cannot, or refuses to, dispose of the waste or recycle the material in accordance with the permit, the importer

    • (i) immediately notifies the Minister, the foreign exporter and the authorities of the country of export of the non-acceptance or refusal and the reason for it,

    • (ii) if necessary, stores the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material at a facility authorized to store the waste or material by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the facility is located,

    • (iii) within 90 days after the day on which the Minister is notified,

      • (A) makes arrangements to dispose of the hazardous waste or recycle the hazardous recyclable material in Canada at an authorized facility other than the one named in the import permit and advises the Minister of the name and address of the facility and the name of a contact person for that facility, or

      • (B) makes arrangements to return the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material to the facility from which it was exported in accordance with section 35, and

    • (iv) before shipping the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material to the authorized facility referred to in clause (iii)(A), receives confirmation from the Minister that the facility is an authorized facility.

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 9
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