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 ( Details for the teleconference will be sent out in advance of the call.


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: [ ... de04_e.pdf ] )

Current information to learn more about CEPA Review:

1) The Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, visit:
[ ... 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: [ ... 2170DC6D-1 ]

ECCC Discussion document on CEPA 1999 released June 2016 :
[ ... Id=8320863 ]

Thank you for your consideration.

Barbara MacKinnon
New Brunswick Lung Association
Fe de Leon, Researcher
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