First in 10 Years! CEPA 1999 Review - July 20, 2016

First in 10 Years! CEPA 1999 Review - July 20, 2016

Postby Oscar » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:37 am

From: Barb MacKinnon
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2016 6:29 AM
Subject: Review Invitation for Teleconference on CEPA Review -Respond by Friday July 8, 2106

Happy Friday!

We will be holding a webinar on the Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA Review).

The Canadian Environmental Law Association and New Brunswick Lung Association invites you to join a teleconference for public interest organizations to learn more about the CEPA Review, the issues covered and how to participate. This is the first review of CEPA 1999 conducted by a Parliamentary Committee in almost 10 years.

The call will be held on Wednesday July 20th 2016 at 3:00 p.m AT/ 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11 am PT.

Please RSVP to Fe de Leon, Researcher at CELA (deleonf@cela.ca). Details for the teleconference will be sent out in advance of the call.

Background

The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development initiated a review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), Canada's main legislation on environmental protection. The Standing Committee expects to CEPA Review is expected to continue

CEPA 1999 addresses a wide range of environmental issues including:

• makes pollution prevention the cornerstone of national efforts to reduce toxic substances in the environment;

• sets out processes to assess the risks to the environment and human health posed by substances in commerce;

• imposes timeframes for managing toxic substances;

• provides a wide range of tools to manage toxic substances, other pollution and wastes;

• ensures the most harmful substances are phased out or not released into the environment in any measurable quantity;

• includes new provisions to regulate vehicle, engine and equipment emissions;

• strengthens enforcement of the Act and its regulations;

• encourages greater citizen input into decision-making; and

• allows for more effective cooperation and partnership with other governments and Aboriginal peoples. (Government of Canada. 2004. A Guide to understanding the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
See: [ http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/E00B5BD8- ... de04_e.pdf ] )

Current information to learn more about CEPA Review:

1) The Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, visit:
[ http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENV ... Id=8817796 ]

This website provides links to submissions and transcripts of testimonies by witnesses appearing before the Standing Committee.

2) Canadian Environmental Law Association - Submissions on the CEPA Review are available on the CELA website: (FE to add links)

3) Environment and Climate Change Canada

Vist: CEPA Review: [ http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.a ... 2170DC6D-1 ]

ECCC Discussion document on CEPA 1999 released June 2016 :
[ http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications ... Id=8320863 ]

Thank you for your consideration.

Barbara MacKinnon
New Brunswick Lung Association
and
Fe de Leon, Researcher
Canadian Environmental Law Association
55 University Avenue 15th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
Toll free: 1-844-755-1420
Tel.: 416-960-2284 ext 7223
Fax: 416-960-9392
E-mail: deleonf@cela.ca
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