CDN PCB Regulations 411

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 2008.

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 | FULL TEXT

Environment Canada Factsheets on PCBs


  PCB Overview                        PCB Extension

  PCB Prescribed Locations     PCB Labelling Reporting

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. 


   PCBRS Online Guide                              PCBRS Login



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.

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