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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 67 from 2023-06-13 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Regulation of criteria

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Ministers, make regulations

    • (a) respecting a property or characteristic of a substance, including persistence, bioaccumulation, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and reproductive toxicity;

    • (b) prescribing the substances or groups of substances in respect of which the property or characteristic may be applicable;

    • (c) prescribing the conditions under which and the circumstances in which the property or characteristic may be applicable;

    • (d) respecting the conditions, test procedures and laboratory practices to be followed for analysing, testing or measuring the property or characteristic, including conditions, test procedures and laboratory practices to be followed for replacing, reducing or refining the use of vertebrate animals; and

    • (e) respecting, for the purpose of subsection 77(3), the classification of a substance as a substance that poses the highest risk.

  • Marginal note:Condition

    (2) No regulation that is applicable to a mineral or metal may be made under subsection (1) unless, in the opinion of the Ministers, the natural occurrence, properties and characteristics of that mineral or metal in the environment have been taken into consideration.

  • 1999, c. 33, s. 67
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 28(F)
  • 2023, c. 12, s. 15

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