PCB Regulations

Version of section 28 from 2010-03-11 to 2011-12-07:


Marginal note:Fire protection and emergency procedures

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a PCB storage site shall

    • (a) develop and implement at the PCB storage site a fire protection and emergency procedures plan and shall

      • (i) update and test the plan once per year,

      • (ii) keep a written copy of the latest plan at the PCB storage site and another at their principal place of business, and

      • (iii) make the latest plan readily available to persons who implement the plan and to the local fire department or to the local officer appointed by the provincial Fire Marshall if there is no local fire department or to any other local authority responsible for fire protection;

    • (b) ensure that all employees who are authorized to enter the PCB storage site are familiar with the contents of the latest plan;

    • (c) equip the indoor PCB storage site with a fully operative fire alarm system that is maintained, inspected and tested in accordance with articles 6.3.1.1 and 6.3.1.2 of the National Fire Code and with

      • (i) portable fire extinguishers that are selected and installed in accordance with article 2.1.5.1 of the National Fire Code and maintained, inspected and tested in accordance with article 6.2.1.1 of that Code, or

      • (ii) an automatic fire suppression system that meets the requirements of article 3.2.7.9 of the National Fire Code, if required;

    • (d) keep a copy of the records referred to in sections 43 and 44 at the PCB storage site and make a copy readily available to the local fire department and, if there is no local fire department, to the local officer appointed by the provincial Fire Marshall or to any other local authority responsible for fire protection;

    • (e) ensure that all employees who are authorized to enter the PCB storage site are made aware of the hazards of PCBs and are familiar with the use of protective equipment and clothing and the clean-up procedures referred to in the Guidelines for the Management of Wastes Containing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), CCME-TS/WM-TRE008, September 1989, as amended from time to time, issued by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment; and

    • (f) store absorbent materials for clean-up near the PCB storage site.

  • Marginal note:Shipping containers

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), if the indoor PCB storage site is a shipping container, the owner or operator of the site does not have to equip that site with a fire alarm system.

  • SOR/2010-57, s. 11(F)
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