The BCEIA and Environment Canada's Compliance Promotion Unit
(Pacific/Yukon) are working together to promote industry awareness
of Canada's new polychlorinated biphenyls regulations -PCB
Regulations (SOR/2008-273)- which came into force September
The PCB Regulations set specific deadlines for ending the use of
PCBs in concentrations at or above 50 mg/kg, eliminating all PCBs
and equipment containing PCBs currently in storage and limiting the
period of time PCBs can be stored before being destroyed.
The Regulations also establish sound practices for the better
management of the remaining PCBs in use (i.e. those with content of
less than 50 mg/kg), until their eventual elimination, to prevent
contamination of dielectric fluids and dispersion of PCBs in small
quantities into other liquids.
PCB Regulations |
Environment Canada Factsheets on PCBs
PCBRS Online Reporting
Section 42 of the PCB Regulations requires that reports referred
to in Sections 33 to 38 be submitted electronically in the format
provided by the Department of the Environment.
CEPA Environmental Registry
The CEPAEnvironmental Registry gives Canadians the opportunity
to learn more about how the federal government administers the
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999)
and invites industries, individuals, interest groups and others to
participate in the public consultations and decision-making
processes that take place under the Act.
The main goal of the Environmental Registry is to make it easier to
access current information related to CEPA 1999. It is a
comprehensive source of information on a variety of CEPA
1999-related tools, including proposed and existing policies,
guidelines, codes of practice, government notices and orders,
agreements, permits, and regulations. It also enables the public to
monitor the progress of these instruments from the proposal stage
to their final publication in the Canada Gazette.
You are encouraged to use the Environmental Registry to follow
Environment Canada and Health
Canada activities and to participate in the decision-making process by
submitting comments on CEPA-related documents.
If this is your first visit, you may find the following