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Canadian Environmental Law Guide

  • ID: 2089318
  • Newsletter
  • January 2020
  • Region: Canada
  • 800 Pages
  • Specialty Technical Publishers
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The Canadian Environmental Law Guide provides information on the laws and regulations of Canada's federal government and the leading industrial provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The guide presents an overview of the major environmental legislation in force and then provides a detailed analysis of the legislation by topic for each of these four jurisdictions.

The most comprehensive guide of its kind, the Canadian Environmental Law Guide is used by manufacturers of all sizes, attorneys, government departments (local, provincial, and federal), municipalities, associations, colleges and universities, libraries, and anyone in the United States who plans to conduct business in Canada where environmental laws and regulations apply.

Benefits

Written in plain language with clear explanations of technical and legal terms offers detailed information on:

  •  Major federal and provincial acts
  •  System of precedence between the federal and provincial jurisdictions
  •  Enforcement systems in place
  •  Obtaining permits and approvals
  •  Meeting compliance requirements
  •  Applicable penalties

Explains how regulations apply in a workplace situation by relating them to specific topics
Incorporates citations to statutes and regulations
Includes newsletter with each update

Topic Areas

  •  Compliance requirements
  •  Enforcement system
  •  Major Acts
  •  Penalties
  •  Permit and approval system
  •  System of precedence between jurisdictions
  •  Environmental impact assessment
  •  Climate change
  •  Major environmental legislation
  •  Pesticides
  •  Releases to air
  •  Releases to land
  •  Releases to water
  •  Spills and compensation
  •  Transportation
  •  Worker protection

Features

Overviews and Detailed Analysis - Provides an overview of the major environmental legislation in force in each jurisdiction, followed by a detailed analysis of legislation by topic for each jurisdiction.

Supplementary Materials - Includes extensive supplementary materials, such as permit application forms, lists of toxic substances governed by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and the various authorities' contact addresses and phone numbers.

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This is a summary table of contents.
A detailed table of contents precedes each chapter.
NOTE: Users of electronic editions should use bookmarks to navigate to the desired destination.

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

PREFACE
1 Who This Guide Is For
2 Scope
3 Organization of This Guide
4 Updates
5 Other Useful Sources of Information

INTRODUCTION
1 Jurisdiction over the Environment
2 The Canadian Lawmaking Process
3 How Environmental Laws Work
4 A Short History of Environmental Protection in Canada
5 Current Trends in Environmental Law

PART A

CHAPTER A-1
CANADA: MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

A CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT
1 Application of CEPA
2 Toxic Substances
3 Regulation of Toxic Substances
4 Application of CEPA to Federal Departments and Agencies
5 Environmental Quality Objectives, Guidelines, and Codes of Practice
6 Information Gathering
7 Enforcement and Compliance
8 Review of Decisions
9 Notices

B SPECIES AT RISK ACT (SARA)
1 Administration
2 List and Management of Species and their Habitat
3 Prohibitions and Exemptions
4 Enforcement and Compliance

C FEDERAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACT
1 Administration
2 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
Supplements

CHAPTER A-2
ALBERTA: MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

A ALBERTA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT ACT
1 Environmental Assessment Process
2 The Approval Process
3 Certificate of Variance
4 Certificate of Qualification
5 Security
6 Appeals under AEPEA and the Environmental Appeal Board
7 Release of Substances
8 Hazardous Substances and Pesticides
9 Waste Minimization, Recycling, and Waste Management
10 Enforcement
11 Environmental Protection Orders
12 Remediation Certificates

B RESPONSIBLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT
1 Regulations under REDA
2 The Alberta Energy Regulator
Supplements

CHAPTER A-3
BRITISH COLUMBIA: MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION A ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT
1 Prohibitions
2 Exemptions
3 Permits
4 Approvals
5 Variance Orders
6 Municipal Waste Management
7 Regulation of Specific Environmental Problems
8 Appeals
9 Access to Information
10 EMA Enforcement and Compliance
11 Liability of Employees and Directors
12 Regulation of Hazardous Waste

B FOREST PRACTICES LEGISLATION
1 Forest Act
2 Forest Practices Code of British Columbia
3 Forest and Range Practices Act
4 Private Land Forest Practices
5 Traditional and Cultural Activities
Supplements

CHAPTER A-4
ONTARIO: MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION A ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT
1 Administration and Prohibitions
2 Approvals
3 Waste Management
4 Discharge and Spill Reporting
5 Enforcement of EPA
6 Negotiated Settlements for Damage to Crops or Livestock
7 Access to Information
8 Appeals and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal
9 Offences and Penalties
10 Whistleblower Protection

B ENVIRONMENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS, 1993
1 Public Participation
2 Access to Courts for Private Citizens
3 Protection for Employees

C TOXICS REDUCTION ACT, 2009
Supplements

CHAPTER A-5
QUEBEC: MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION A-5 QC 1
1 Environment Quality Act
1.1 Purpose of EQA
1.2 Certificates of Authorization
1.3 Depollution Attestation Process
1.4 Attestation of Environmental Conformity
1.5 Permits for Activities involving Hazardous Materials
1.6 Appeals to the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec
1.7 Residual Materials Disposal Facilities
1.8 Agricultural Waste Management
1.9 Enforcement
2 Sustainable Forest Development Act
2.1 Purpose of the Sustainable Forest Development Act
2.2 Provisions for Native Communities
2.3 Forests on Crown Land
2.4 Permits
2.5 Exceptional Forest Ecosystems
2.6 Protection of Biological Refuges
2.7 Additional Conservation Measures
2.8 Forest Operational Monitoring by the Minister
2.9 Multi-Purpose Roads
2.10 Timber Processing and Marketing
2.11 Timber Supply Guarantees and Harvest Agreements
2.12 Private Forest Development
2.13 Forestry Funding Program
2.14 Forest Protection
2.15 Penalties
Supplements

PART B

CHAPTER B-1
RELEASES OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES TO AIR FEDERAL
1 Canadian Environmental Protection Act
2 Air Emissions Regulations under CEPA
3 Codes of Practice, Guidelines, and Objectives
4 Regulation of Air Pollution under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

ALBERTA
1 Substance Release Regulation
2 Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbons Regulation
3 Penalties

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Environmental Management Act
2 Regulations under EMA Dealing with Air Contaminants
3 Public Health Act

ONTARIO
1 Environmental Protection Act
2 Air Pollution - Local Air Quality Regulation
3 [Reserved]
4 Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation
5 Motor Vehicles Regulation
6 Sulphur Content of Fuels Regulation and Gasoline Volatility Regulation
7 Boilers Regulation
8 Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities Regulation
9 Mobile PCB Destruction Facilities Regulation
10 Ontario Power Generation Inc. Regulation
11 [Reserved]
12 Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting Regulation
13 Industry Emissions - Nitrogen Oxides and Sulphur Dioxide Regulation
14 Emissions Trading Regulation

QUEBEC
1 Environment Quality Act
2 Mandatory Reporting of Certain Emissions of Contaminants into the Atmosphere
3 Cap-and-Trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances
4 Regulation of Halocarbons
5 Hot Mix Asphalt Plants
6 Pits and Quarries
7 Pulp and Paper Mills
8 Incineration of Residual Materials
Supplements

CHAPTER B-2

RELEASES OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES TO WATER FEDERAL
1 Canadian Environmental Protection Act
2 Fisheries Act
3 Regulations under the Fisheries Act
4 Canada Shipping Act, 2001
5 Regulations under the Canada Shipping Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001
6 Marine Liability Act
7 Canada Water Act
8 Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act
9 Regulations under AWPPA
10 Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
11 Port Authorities Operations Regulations
12 Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations
13 Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use Regulations
14 Canada National Parks Act
15 Antarctic Environmental Protection Act
16 Codes of Practice, Guidelines, and Objectives

ALBERTA
1 Water Act
2 Potable Water
3 Wastewater and Storm Drainage
4 Industrial Wastewater and Storm Runoff
5 Private Sewage Disposal Systems

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Environmental Management Act
2 Industrial Effluent Regulations under EMA
3 Public Health Act
4 Riparian Areas Protection Act
5 Riparian Areas Regulation
6 Drinking-Water Protection Act
7 Groundwater Protection Regulation

ONTARIO
1 General Prohibition on Water Pollution
2 Discharge Reporting
3 Sewage
4 Wells and Waterworks
5 Local Protection Authorities
6 Water Opportunities Act
7 Water Taking and Transfer
8 Industrial Facilities
9 Enforcement of OWRA
10 Access to Information
11 Appeals and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal
12 Offences and Penalties

QUEBEC
1 Environment Quality Act
2 Wastewater and Sewage Systems
3 Industrial Discharges
4 Drinking Water Systems
5 Resource Protection and Restoration
Supplements

CHAPTER B-3
RELEASES OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES TO LAND FEDERAL
1 Discharges of Toxic Substances
2 Storage of Toxic Substances
3 Contaminated Land
4 Pipelines
5 Canada National Parks Act

ALBERTA
1 Wastes
2 Contaminated Sites
3 Conservation and Reclamation
4 Storage Tanks
5 Oil and Gas Waste
6 Drainage Districts Act
7 Alberta Land Stewardship Act

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Waste Management
2 Hazardous Materials and Wastes
3 Contaminated Land
4 Induced Seismicity

ONTARIO
1 Waste Management
2 Operation of Waste Disposal Sites on Land
3 Registration and Transportation of Waste
4 Abandoned Motor Vehicles
5 Litter
6 Containers
7 Gasoline Handling

QUEBEC
1 Environment Quality Act
2 Waste Reduction and Recycling
3 Landfilling and Incineration of Residual Materials
4 Hazardous Materials
5 Burial of Contaminated Soils
6 Transfer and Storage of Contaminated Soil
Supplements

CHAPTER B-4
WORKER PROTECTION FEDERAL
1 Hazardous Products Act
2 Hazardous Materials Information Review Act
3 Canada Labour Code

ALBERTA
1 Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act
2 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
3 Other Applicable Legislation

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Workers Compensation Act
2 Mines Act

ONTARIO
1 The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
2 The Workplace Hazardous Material Information System
3 Other Applicable Legislation
Supplements

CHAPTER B-5
TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS FEDERAL
1 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992
2 Canada Shipping Act, 2001
3 Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

ALBERTA
1 Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Transport of Dangerous Goods Act

ONTARIO
1 Dangerous Goods Transportation Act

QUEBEC
1 Highway Safety Code
Supplements

CHAPTER B-6
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT B-6 1 FEDERAL
1 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
2 First Nations Environmental Assessment for Oil and Gas

ALBERTA  
1 Environmental Assessment Process

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Reviewable Projects
2 Responsible Authorities
3 Environmental Assessment Process
4 Public Participation
5 Enforcement
6 Concurrent Approval
7 Joint Review with Other Jurisdictions
8 Transitional Provisions
9 Significant Projects Streamlining Act

ONTARIO
1 Environmental Assessment Act
2 Reviewable Projects
3 Preparing the Environmental Assessment
4 Ministry Review and Decision on the Application
5 The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal and the Hearing Process
6 Offences and Penalties
7 Additional Aspects of EAA
8 Other Relevant Legislation

QUEBEC
1 Reviewable Projects
2 Environmental Assessment Process
3 Enforcement
4 James Bay and Northern Quebec
5 De Moinier Region
Supplements

CHAPTER B-7
PESTICIDES FEDERAL
1 Pest Control Products Act
2 Food and Drugs Act
3 Pesticide Residue Compensation Act

ALBERTA
1 General Requirements and Prohibitions
2 Pesticide Classification
3 Supply and Sale of Pesticides
4 Application of Pesticides
5 Special Procedures when Using Pesticides
6 Disposal of Pesticide Containers
7 Disposal of Pesticide Rinsate
8 Transportation of Pesticides
9 Penalties

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Integrated Pest Management Act
2 Municipal Bylaws

ONTARIO
1 Prohibitions
2 Vendor Licences
3 Storage, Handling, and Transportation
4 Extermination
5 Containers
6 DDT
7 Cosmetic Pesticides
8 Neonicotinoid Imidacloprids
9 Cleanup and Protection
10 Appeals
11 Enforcement
Supplements

CHAPTER B-8
SPILLS AND COMPENSATION FEDERAL
1 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992
2 Canadian Environmental Protection Act
3 Fisheries Act
4 Canada Shipping Act, 2001
5 Marine Liability Act

ALBERTA
1 Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Environmental Management Act and Its Regulations
2 Transport of Dangerous Goods Act
3 Public Health Act
4 Oil and Gas Activities Act

ONTARIO
1 Spills Action Centre
2 Environmental Protection Act
3 Fuel Handling
4 Pesticide Act
5 Ontario Water Resources Act

QUEBEC
1 Environment Quality Act
2 Transportation of Dangerous Substances Regulation
3 Pesticides Act
4 Mining Act
Supplements

CHAPTER B-9
CLIMATE CHANGE FEDERAL
1 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act
2 Climate Change Plan B-9 CN 2
3 Offset System for Greenhouse Gases
4 Energy Efficiency Act
5 Alternative Fuels Act
6 Renewable Fuels Regulations
7 Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act
8 Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations
9 Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
10 Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations

ALBERTA
1 Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan
2 Carbon Capture and Storage
3 Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

BRITISH COLUMBIA
1 Climate Action Plan
2 Carbon Tax Act
3 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act
4 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act
5 Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act
6 Clean Energy Act
7 Innovative Clean Energy Fund
8 Energy Efficiency Act
9 British Columbia Building Code Regulation

ONTARIO
1 Action Plan on Climate Change
2 Green Energy Act, 2009
3 Approvals for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities
4 Cap and Trade System
5 Alternative Low-Carbon Fuels

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