Environmental Approvals

Hazardous Waste Program

ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Hazardous Waste Regulations

Manitoba Sustainable Development is considering amendments to the Hazardous Waste Regulation (MR 195/2015) pursuant to The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act.

The Hazardous Waste Regulation amendments are required in order to proclaim section 2 of the Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017 (Bill 24) which exempts used oil burners and used oil collection facilities that meet standards set by regulation from the requirement to obtain a hazardous waste disposal facility licence. The proposed amendment to the regulation sets out these standards and imposes requirements on exempted facilities.

As such, you are invited to review and provide comments on the proposed amendments. The draft amendment and the document summarizing the changes can be viewed here:

Hazardous Waste Regulation - Draft Amendment
Summary of changes to the Hazardous Waste Regulation

Please send your written comments by email at raj.rathamano@gov.mb.ca or to the following address no later than January 19, 2018:

Hazardous Waste Program
Environmental Approvals Branch
Manitoba Sustainable Development
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg MB R3H 0W4

All written submissions should be received no later than January 19,2018. All comments and suggestions are welcomed and will be considered in the amendment process.

 

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.