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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 90 from 2023-06-13 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Addition to list of toxic substances

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Governor in Council may, if satisfied that a substance is toxic, on the recommendation of the Ministers, make an order adding the substance to Part 1 or 2 of the list of toxic substances in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Priorities

    (1.1) In developing a proposed regulation or instrument respecting preventive or control actions, including actions that lead to the use of safer or more sustainable alternatives for the environment or human health, in relation to a substance specified on the list of toxic substances in Schedule 1, the Ministers shall give priority to pollution prevention actions and, in particular, in the case of a substance specified in Part 1 of the list of toxic substances in that Schedule, to the total, partial or conditional prohibition of activities in relation to the substance or of releases of the substance into the environment.

  • Marginal note:Consideration of factors

    (1.2) For the purposes of subsection (1.1), the Ministers shall, in respect of a substance specified in Part 1 of the list of toxic substances in Schedule 1, consider whether the activity or release can be undertaken in a manner that minimizes or eliminates any harmful effect on the environment or human health and whether there are feasible alternatives to the substance.

  • Marginal note:Deletion from the list of toxic substances

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the Governor in Council may, if satisfied that the inclusion of a substance specified in Part 1 or 2 of the list of toxic substances in Schedule 1 is no longer necessary, on the recommendation of the Ministers, make an order deleting the substance from that Part and repealing the regulations made under section 93 with respect to the substance.

  • Marginal note:Order subject to conditions

    (3) Where a board of review is established under section 333 in relation to a substance, no order may be made under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to the substance until the board’s report is received by the Ministers.

  • 1999, c. 33, s. 90
  • 2023, c. 12, s. 29

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