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Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (SOR/2021-25)

Regulations are current to 2022-07-13 and last amended on 2021-10-31. Previous Versions

PART 1Import, Export and Transit (continued)

DIVISION 2Export (continued)

Conditions Under Paragraph 185(1)(c) of the Act

Conditions Relating to Export

Marginal note:Conditions

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 185(1)(c) of the Act, the prescribed conditions for the export of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material under one or more permits that are held by a permit holder are the following:

    • (a) the movement, and the disposal or recycling, of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must be in accordance with the permit or permits;

    • (b) the export must not be prohibited under the laws of Canada;

    • (c) the country of destination must be a party to the Convention or the Canada-USA Agreement or must be subject to OECD Decision C(2001)107/FINAL and the import of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must not be prohibited by that country;

    • (d) the conveyance in transit of the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material through a country must not be prohibited by that country;

    • (e) the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must not be disposed of or recycled south of 60° south latitude;

    • (f) biomedical waste set out in item 1 of Schedule 6 or anything that meets the criteria for inclusion in Class 6.2 as set out in Part 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations must be disposed of by means of a final disposal operation;

    • (g) if anything contains PCBs in a concentration greater than 50 mg per kg, the PCBs in that thing or in any residue from its decontamination must be destroyed or irreversibly transformed;

    • (h) the permit holder and all authorized carriers that transport the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in Canada must hold the liability insurance referred to in Division 7 of this Part;

    • (i) all of the contracts referred to in paragraphs 20(4)(c) to (e) must be in effect;

    • (j) every contract referred to in paragraph 20(4)(c) must

      • (i) describe each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is to be exported under the contract,

      • (ii) set out the quantity of each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material,

      • (iii) identify the operation set out in column 2 of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 that is to be performed on each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material,

      • (iv) state that the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is to be exported in accordance with the permit, and

      • (v) require the foreign importer and the facility to take all feasible measures to assist the permit holder to satisfy the conditions under paragraph 185(1)(c) of the Act;

    • (k) every contract referred to in paragraphs 20(4)(d) and (e) must

      • (i) describe each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is to be exported under the contract,

      • (ii) set out the quantity of each type of hazardous waste that is to be disposed of, or hazardous recyclable material that is to be recycled, at the authorized facility,

      • (iii) identify the operation set out in column 2 of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 that is to be performed on each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material at the authorized facility,

      • (iv) state that the hazardous waste is to be disposed of, or the hazardous recyclable material is to be recycled, in accordance with the permit,

      • (v) require the authorized facility to notify the permit holder in writing, within 30 days after the day on which the authorized facility completes an interim or final disposal operation for a type of hazardous waste, or an interim or final recycling operation for a type of hazardous recyclable material, that is recorded as a line entry in the movement document,

        • (A) of the date on which the operation was completed,

        • (B) of the reference number of the movement document, and the line number of the line entry in the movement document, that applies to that type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, and

        • (C) that the operation was completed in a manner that protects the environment and human health against the adverse effects that may result from the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, and

      • (vi) require the authorized facility to take all feasible measures to assist the permit holder to satisfy the conditions under paragraph 185(1)(c) of the Act;

    • (l) every contract referred to in paragraph 20(4)(e) must require the receiving facility to provide the authorized facility that is to dispose of a type of hazardous waste or recycle a type of hazardous recyclable material that was contained in the shipment by means of a final disposal operation or final recycling operation with the reference number of the movement document and the line number of the line entry in the movement document that applies to that type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material;

    • (m) each shipment must be recorded in a separate movement document in accordance with sections 27 and 28;

    • (n) the movement document completed in accordance with section 28 must be provided, in accordance with that section, to the Minister and the authorities of the province where the facility from which the shipment was shipped is located;

    • (o) while they transport the shipment, every authorized carrier must produce the permit or permits, and Parts A and B of the movement document completed in accordance with section 28, when they are required to do so to demonstrate that the movement of the shipment complies with this Division;

    • (p) the permit or permits, and Parts A and B of the movement document completed in accordance with section 28, must be provided to a customs office when the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment is required to be reported at the customs office under section 95 of the Customs Act;

    • (q) if the receiving facility is to dispose of a type of hazardous waste or recycle a type of hazardous recyclable material under the permit or permits by means of an interim disposal operation or interim recycling operation, it must complete the disposal of all of the hazardous waste, or the recycling of all of the hazardous recyclable material, of that type that is contained in a shipment, either within a period of 180 days after the day on which the shipment is delivered to it or within a shorter period required by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which it is located;

    • (r) if the receiving facility is to dispose of a type of hazardous waste or recycle a type of hazardous recyclable material under the permit or permits by means of a final disposal operation or final recycling operation, it must complete the disposal of all of the hazardous waste, or the recycling of all of the hazardous recyclable material, of that type that is contained in a shipment, either within a period of one year after the day on which the shipment is delivered to it or within a shorter period required by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which it is located;

    • (s) if an authorized facility other than a receiving facility is to dispose of a type of hazardous waste or recycle a type of hazardous recyclable material under the permit or permits by means of a final disposal operation or final recycling operation, it must complete the disposal of all of the hazardous waste, or the recycling of all of the hazardous recyclable material, of that type that was contained in a shipment delivered to the receiving facility and that was sent to the authorized facility by the receiving facility, either within a period of 18 months after the day on which the shipment was delivered to the receiving facility or within a shorter period required by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the authorized facility is located;

    • (t) the Minister must be provided with confirmation of the disposal of the hazardous waste by means of an operation set out in column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1, or of the recycling of the hazardous recyclable material by means of an operation set out in column 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1, in accordance with section 29;

    • (u) the documents referred to in section 30 must be kept in accordance with that section;

    • (v) if the permit holder is notified that the receiving facility does not accept hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in a shipment that is shipped in accordance with the Act and these Regulations, or that it cannot, or refuses to, dispose of that hazardous waste or recycle that hazardous recyclable material in accordance with the permit,

      • (i) the permit holder must immediately notify the Minister and the foreign importer of the situation and the reason for it,

      • (ii) the permit holder must store the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in a facility that is authorized for that purpose by the authorities of the jurisdiction in which the facility is located,

      • (iii) within 90 days after the day on which the Minister is notified or within any other period of time that is agreed to by the Minister and the competent authority of the country of destination, the permit holder must either

        • (A) make all necessary arrangements to dispose of the hazardous waste by means of a final disposal operation, or to recycle the hazardous recyclable material by means of a final recycling operation, at another authorized facility in the country of destination and provide the Minister with the name and address of, and the name of a contact person for, that authorized facility, the reference number of the movement document and, for each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, the line number of the applicable line entry in the movement document, the quantity in kilograms or litres and the applicable disposal or recycling code set out in column 1 of either Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1, or

        • (B) in accordance with Division 5 of this Part, return the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material to Canada under an import permit for the return,

      • (iv) the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must not be transported to an authorized facility referred to in clause (iii)(A) unless the permit holder has received confirmation from the Minister that the competent authority of the country of destination has approved its disposal or recycling at that authorized facility, and

      • (v) if the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is transported to an authorized facility referred to in clause (iii)(A) for disposal or recycling, the authorized facility must complete the disposal of all of the hazardous waste by means of a final disposal operation, or the recycling of all of the hazardous recyclable material by means of a final recycling operation, within one year after the expiry of the period referred to in subparagraph (iii); and

    • (w) if a shipment is exported in accordance with the Act and these Regulations but the competent authority of either the country of destination or a country of transit notifies the permit holder that it does not accept hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment or that hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment cannot be moved, disposed of or recycled, in accordance with the permit,

      • (i) the permit holder must immediately notify the Minister and the foreign importer of the situation and the reason for it,

      • (ii) if necessary, the permit holder must store the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material in a facility that is identified for that purpose by that competent authority,

      • (iii) within 90 days after the day on which the Minister is notified or within any other period of time that is agreed to by the Minister and that competent authority, the permit holder must either

        • (A) make all necessary arrangements to dispose of the hazardous waste by means of a final disposal operation, or to recycle the hazardous recyclable material by means of a final recycling operation, at an authorized facility in the country that is represented by the competent authority and provide the Minister with the name and address of, and the name of a contact person for, that authorized facility, the reference number of the movement document and, for each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material, the line number of the applicable line entry in the movement document, the quantity in kilograms or litres and the applicable disposal or recycling code set out in column 1 of either Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1, or

        • (B) in accordance with Division 5 of this Part, return the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material to Canada under an import permit for the return,

      • (iv) the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must not be transported to an authorized facility referred to in clause (iii)(A) unless the permit holder has received confirmation from the Minister that the competent authority of the country in which the authorized facility is located has approved its disposal or recycling at that authorized facility, and

      • (v) if the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is transported to an authorized facility referred to in clause (iii)(A) for disposal or recycling, the authorized facility must complete the disposal of all of the hazardous waste by means of a final disposal operation, or the recycling of all of the hazardous recyclable material by means of a final recycling operation, within one year after the expiry of the period referred to in subparagraph (iii).

  • Marginal note:Delivery to receiving facility

    (2) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(q) to (s), delivery of a shipment to the receiving facility occurs when the shipment arrives at the receiving facility, regardless of whether or when hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment is accepted by the receiving facility.

  • Marginal note:Necessary arrangements

    (3) The necessary arrangements referred to in clauses (1)(v)(iii)(A) and (w)(iii)(A) must include a requirement that the authorized facility notify the permit holder in writing, within 30 days after the day on which the authorized facility completes a final disposal operation for a type of hazardous waste, or a final recycling operation for a type of hazardous recyclable material, that is recorded as a line entry in the movement document,

    • (a) of the date on which the operation was completed;

    • (b) of the reference number of the movement document, and the line number of the line entry in the movement document, that applies to that type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material; and

    • (c) that the operation was completed in a manner that protects the environment and human health against the adverse effects that may result from the hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material.

Movement Document

Marginal note:Unit of measure

 The unit of measure set out in the movement document to describe the quantity of a type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material must be the same as that used in the applicable permit.

Marginal note:Part A

  •  (1) Before a shipment that contains hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material is shipped from a facility under one or more permits, Part A of the movement document must be completed as follows:

    • (a) each type of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment and that was recorded as a line entry in the notification under subsection 20(3) must be recorded as a line entry;

    • (b) each line entry must include the reference number of the notification, the line entry number and the information that was included in the line entry in the notification under subsection 20(4), with the exception of the information referred to in clauses 2(j)(iii)(A), (F) and (L) of Schedule 3;

    • (c) the remaining information set out in subitem 1(2) of Schedule 10 and a certification that the information provided is accurate and complete must be included; and

    • (d) the individual who provides the information and certification must date and sign Part A.

  • Marginal note:Part A to Minister and provincial authorities

    (2) Within three working days after the day on which the shipment is shipped from the facility, Part A of the movement document must be provided, in the form and manner specified by the Minister, to the Minister and to the authorities of the province where the facility is located, if those authorities ask for it.

  • Marginal note:Part B

    (3) Each authorized carrier that transports the shipment must complete Part B of the movement document — with Part A completed in accordance with subsection (1) — by including the information set out in item 2 of Schedule 10 and a certification that the information provided is accurate and complete. The individual who provides the information and certification must date and sign Part B.

  • Marginal note:Part C

    (4) Immediately after the shipment is delivered to the receiving facility, Part C of the movement document — with Part A completed in accordance with subsection (1) — must be completed as follows:

    • (a) the information set out in subitem 3(1) of Schedule 10 and a certification that the information provided is accurate and complete must be included; and

    • (b) the individual who provides the information and certification must date and sign Part C.

  • Marginal note:Parts B and C to Minister and provincial authorities

    (5) Within three working days after the day on which the shipment is delivered to the receiving facility, Part B of the movement document completed by each authorized carrier and Part C of the movement document must be provided, in the form and manner specified by the Minister, to the Minister and to the authorities of the province where the facility from which the shipment was shipped is located, if those authorities ask for it.

  • Marginal note:Amendments to Part C

    (6) Part C of the movement document may be amended only with respect to the quantities specified in it. The amendments must be made in the form and manner specified by the Minister and before the confirmation under subsection 29(1) is to be filed with the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Delivery to receiving facility

    (7) For the purposes of subsections (4) and (5), delivery of a shipment to the receiving facility occurs when the shipment arrives at the receiving facility, regardless of whether or when hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material that is contained in the shipment is accepted by the receiving facility.

 
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