ERJ staff report (DS)
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada -- The Canadian Government is proposing new anti-pollution measures on producers of synthetic rubber and resins. The proposals are based on Canada's 1999 Environmental Protection Act.
The announcement published in the 1 January edition of the Canada Gazette initiated a 60-day consultation period after which the Minister intends to publish a Final Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in the Canada Gazette.
An official notice said, "The Final Notice will require the preparation and implementation
of a pollution prevention plan in respect of the substances
listed in this Notice which are specified on Schedule 1 of the Act.
The Final Notice will apply to any person or class of persons
within the resin and synthetic rubber manufacturing sector who
own or operate a facility that purchases, imports or uses one or
more of the substances listed in this Notice in quantities that meet
or exceed the thresholds listed."
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Relevant issue of Canada Gazette from Canadian Government (search on "rubber" to find the ruling)