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Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs)
July 13, 2020 - Canada
As per Environment and Climate Change Canada (2020),
"Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) are recommendations in quantitative or qualitative terms to support federal environmental quality monitoring. FEQGs are set at a concentration so that where the concentration of a given chemical is at or below the FEQG, there is low likelihood of direct adverse effects from the chemical on aquatic life exposed via the water or sediment, or where chemicals may bioaccumulate, in wildlife (birds and mammals) that consume aquatic life. FEQGs do not generally address cumulative exposures or additive effects with other chemicals. As a result, more stringent targets may be useful for certain substances, for example in the risk management phase. FEQGs are based on the toxicological effects, that is, the hazard of specific chemical substances or groups of substances.
The use of FEQGs is voluntary unless prescribed by regulation or binding agreements. Though they may be applied as intermediate values in calculations, FEQGs are neither effluent limits, nor are they "never-to-be-exceeded" values."
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999)
July 07, 2020 - Canada
National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
May 07, 2019 - Canada
NPRI Reporting Changes Calendar Year 2018 & 2019
February 12, 2018 - Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada have published a change in Canada Gazette, Vol. 152, No. 3 dated January 20, 2018 with respect to reporting hexavalent chromium (and its compounds).
CRITERIA FOR REPORTING SUBSTANCES LISTED IN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 1
7. Despite subsection 6(1), a person subject to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations (SOR/2009-162) for a facility during a given calendar year shall report information pertaining to that facility, with respect to that calendar year, in relation to hexavalent chromium (and its compounds).
See full Gazette Notice for all reporting obligations.
Notice with Respect to Reporting GHG Emissions
February 02, 2018 - Canada
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2017
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 46(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act), that, with respect to emissions of GHGs identified in Schedule 1 to this notice and for the purpose of conducting research, creating an inventory of data, formulating objectives and codes of practice, issuing guidelines or assessing or reporting on the state of the environment, any person who operates a facility described in Schedule 3 to this notice during the 2017 calendar year, and who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to information described in Schedules 4 through 11 to this notice, shall provide the Minister of Environment with this information no later than June 1, 2018.
Source: Canada Gazette, Vol. 151, No. 52, OTTAWA, Saturday, December 30, 2017
Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
November 09, 2017 - Canada
Environmental Enforcement Act
May 15, 2017 - Canada
As per Environment and Climate Change Canada (2016):
The Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA), the bulk of which came into force in 2010, strengthened and harmonized enforcement regimes in the following nine acts:
•the Antarctic Environmental Protection Act (AEPA);
•the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act (CNMCAA);
•the Canada National Parks Act (CNPA);
•the Canada Wildlife Act (CWA);
•the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA);
•the International River Improvements Act (IRIA);
•the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (MBCA);
•the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act (SSLMPA); and
•the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).
Environment and Climate Change Canada. (2016). Environmental Enforcement Act. Retrieved from https://www.ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default.asp?lang=En&n=2AAFD90B-1