New Environmental Emergency (E2) Regulations on the Way

In order to minimize adverse effects on the environment and human health and well-being, FloChem is committed to environmentally sustainable initiatives, responsible distribution and regulatory compliance.

On the regulatory side, there are planned amendments to Canada’s Environmental Emergency (E2) regulations that will soon be law.

The E2 regulations aim to help reduce the frequency and severity of accidental releases of hazardous substances into the environment.

Click here for more on Canada’s Environmental Emergency Regulations.

New Regulations

The Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 (the final regulations) were published in the Canada Gazette on March 6, 2019. They come into force on August 24, 2019, and until then, the Environmental Emergency Regulations are in force.

Hazardous Substances

Schedule 1 of the final regulations includes 249 substances that pose an acute hazard to the environment or to human health should an accidental release occur. There are six  hazard categories covered under the final regulations:

  • aquatically toxic
  • combustible
  • explosion hazard
  • pool fire hazard
  • inhalation hazard
  • oxidizer that may explode

For guidance on how to comply, contact Sandra Schuett, Flochem Regulatory Affairs Manager: [email protected]

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