PCB Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2011-12-08 to 2014-12-31:


Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. (Loi)

    authorized facility

    installation agréée

    authorized facility means a facility, including a transfer site, that is authorized by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which it is located to process PCBs or products containing PCBs or to conduct laboratory analysis or research with PCBs or products containing PCBs. (installation agréée)

    National Fire Code

    Code national de prévention des incendies

    National Fire Code means the National Fire Code of Canada 2005, NRCC No. 47667, issued by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, National Research Council of Canada, as amended from time to time. (Code national de prévention des incendies)

    PCB

    BPC

    PCB means any chlorobiphenyl described in item 1 of the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 to the Act. (BPC)

    process

    process[Repealed, SOR/2011-301, s. 3]

    product

    product[Repealed, SOR/2011-301, s. 3]

  • Marginal note:Concentration — several matrices

    (2) For the purposes of these Regulations, if a solid or a liquid containing PCBs is composed of several matrices, the concentration of PCBs is based on the mass of the matrix in which the PCBs are located.

  • Marginal note:Concentration and quantity

    (3) For the purposes of these Regulations, the concentration and quantity of PCBs shall be determined

    • (a) by a laboratory

      • (i) accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc. (CAEAL), or any other accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement, and the laboratory shall be accredited in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 entitled General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, as amended from time to time, and

      • (ii) for which the scope of accreditation shall include the analytical method used to determine the concentration of PCBs in the matrix in which the PCBs are located; or

    • (b) by a laboratory

      • (i) accredited in accordance with the Environmental Quality Act, R.S.Q., c. Q-2, as amended from time to time, and

      • (ii) for which the scope of accreditation shall include the analytical method used to determine the concentration of PCBs in the matrix in which the PCBs are located.

  • Marginal note:Sampling method

    (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, other than section 13, the concentration of PCBs in a matrix is determined using a provincially, nationally or internationally recognized sampling method for PCBs in the matrix in which the PCBs are located.

  • Marginal note:Sampling method — bulk solid products

    (5) For the purposes of section 13, the concentration of PCBs is determined using a sampling method for bulk solid products, which is set out in either federal or provincial legislation, as amended from time to time, or approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or with the regulations made under that Act, as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/2010-57, ss. 1(F), 20(F)
  • SOR/2011-301, s. 3
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