Environmental Approvals

Hazardous Waste Program

ANNOUNCEMENT - UPDATE

The Hazardous Waste Regulation (M.R. 195/2015) is in force.

The new Hazardous Waste Regulation consolidates and replaces the following three regulations under The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transport Act C.C.S.M. c. D12 into a single comprehensive regulation:

  • the Classification Criteria for Products, Substances and Organisms Regulation (MR 282/87);
  • the Manifest Regulation (MR 139/88); and
  • the Generator Registration and Carrier Licencing Regulation (MR 175/87).

The consolidated regulation updates the system of identification of hazardous waste, supports the development of a system consistent with industry needs and federal regulatory requirements, improves storage requirements for hazardous waste, and reduces paperwork requirements while still maintaining the department’s ability to track hazardous waste shipments and identify potential issues.

Link to Hazardous Waste Regulation M.R. 195/2015: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/regs/current/_pdf-regs.php?reg=195/2015

A summary to the regulatory changes and revisions can be viewed by clicking the link:
HW Regulation 195-2015 Summary of Changes

 

Update: Hazardous Waste Movement Document /Manifest

As you may be aware, in 2014, two amendments were made to the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) that will affect the form of the Movement Document/Manifest used by generators, carriers and receivers of hazardous waste in Manitoba (published in the Canada Gazette on July 2, 2014 and December 31, 2014). These changes will also affect the Movement Document/Manifest used for the import and export of hazardous waste into and out of Manitoba.

The amendment to the consignor certification statement will become effective on July 15, 2015 and the amendment to the order of shipping information will become mandatory on July 1, 2015. Full Document PDF manifest example *attachment*

Introduction

Hazardous waste is generated in the normal course of operation of various industries. Wastes that are classified as hazardous present a greater danger to human health and the environment than other waste material as a result of their specific chemical, physical and biological properties. Examples of some common types of hazardous wastes are waste oil, waste oil filters, waste paint, waste solvents, waste lead acid batteries, waste pesticides, etc.

The Hazardous Waste Program administers the regulations pursuant to The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act that sets out requirements pertaining to the generation, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. The hazardous waste legislation establishes a system of controlling hazardous waste from ‘cradle to grave’ (i.e. from the point at which it is generated to the point at which it is converted into a non-hazardous substance, recycled or otherwise disposed of safely). The management system for hazardous waste involves the registration of hazardous waste generators, and the licensing of hazardous waste carriers and hazardous waste receivers. The hazardous waste movement document/manifest (a special shipping document for hazardous waste that is completed by the generator, carrier and receiver of the waste) provides the means for tracking the movement of hazardous waste.