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Information session on landfill sector strategy

On December 8, 2006, the Prime Minister, along with the Ministers of the Environment and Health, unveiled Canada's ...


On December 8, 2006, the Prime Minister, along with the Ministers of the Environment and Health, unveiled Canada’s new Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). A key element in the CMP is the collection of information on the properties and uses of the approximately 200 chemical substances identified through the categorization process as high priorities for action. The Waste Management Sector has been identified as a possible source of release to the environment for CMP substances as the majority of the substances under the “Challenge” are expected to be found largely in landfill sites, due to the eventual disposal of manufactured items containing it. No specific information on the rate or potential for release of the substance from landfills is available at this time but releases to the environment from disposal are possible.

The objectives of this consultation session are to:

Present information on the CMP, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, results of substance assessments and discuss possible strategy related to landfills.

Present EC proposed monitoring programs.

Invite stakeholders to provide comments and share information on the monitoring program and strategy related to the landfill sector

Discuss next steps to finalize and implement the strategy for landfills.

Tthe Information Session on Proposed Strategy for Landfill Sector will be held February 24th, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario and February 26th, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta.

For Ottawa: Four-Points by Sheraton & Centre de Conférences Gatineau-Ottawa I 35 Laurier St. I Gatineau, Québec

Note: A block of rooms has been reserved at the price of $114 per night (excluding taxes) for February 23, 2009 under “Environment Canada”. To Book your room, please contact the hotel before February 9th 2009

For Calgary: Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport I 2335 Pegasus Road NE I Calgary, Alberta

Note: A block of rooms has been reserved at the price of $149 per night (excluding taxes) for February 25, 2009 under “Environment Canada”. To Book your room, please contact the hotel before February 11th 2009

If you would like to participate, contact Judith Tessier, Environment Canada, Waste Reduction and Management Division at Judith.tessier@ec.gc.ca or via fax at 819-997-3068.


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