Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (Canada)

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Jump to: navigation, search

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Canada

Applies to States or Provinces British Columbia;Canada;Manitoba;New Brunswick;Newfoundland and Labrador;Nova Scotia;Ontario;Prince Edward Island;Quebec;Saskatchewan
Name Canadian Environmental Protection Act 2012 (Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Federal

Program Administrator Environment Canada
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-05
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source


The Canadian Environmental Protection Act of 1999 (CEPA 1999) provides the legislative framework for Environment Canada, and outlines the provisions for the prevention and management of risks posed by toxic and other harmful substances.

The CEPA 1999 implements pollution prevention, procedures for the investigation and assessment of substances, and requirements with respect to substances that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have determined to be toxic or capable of becoming toxic, and provisions regarding animate products of biotechnology. The enactment also contains provisions respecting fuels, international air and water pollution, motor emissions, nutrients whose release into water can cause excessive growth of aquatic vegetation and environmental emergencies, provisions to regulate the environmental effects of government operations and to protect the environment on and in relation to federal land and aboriginal land, disposal of wastes and other matter at sea, and the export and import of wastes.

The enactment provides for the gathering of information for research and the creation of inventories of data, which are designed for publication, and for the development and publishing of objectives, guidelines and codes of practice.

Policy Contact

Department Environment Canada
Division National Office
Address 10 Wellington, 23rd Floor

Place Gatineau, Quebec
Zip/Postal Code K1A 0H3
Phone 819-997-2800

Fax 819-994-1412