Environmental Approvals

Hazardous Waste Program

Provincial Legislation

The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act

The Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act sets out requirements for the handling and transportation of dangerous goods and hazardous waste. This Act enables the provincial government to establish standards pertaining to the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

The following Regulations under the Act set out specific requirements pertaining to hazardous waste:

Dangerous Goods Handling & Transportation Regulation

M.R. 55/2003 adopts the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) for use within Manitoba’s jurisdiction. In conjunction with M.R. 282/87, criteria and lists in the TDG Regulations are used to classify hazardous waste.

Hazardous Waste Regulation

M.R. 195/2015 sets out the system of identifying hazardous wastes in Manitoba is consistent with industry needs and federal regulatory requirements, improves storage requirements for hazardous waste in Manitoba, strengthens the regulatory regime, and streamlines program administrative requirements.

The regulation (a) sets out the criteria used for determining and identifying if a particular material is regulated as a hazardous waste; (b) requires that generators of hazardous waste must register with Manitoba Sustainable Development (the Department) and companies transporting hazardous waste must be licensed by the Department; (c) specifies storage requirements for hazardous wastes; (d) sets out the procedures to be used for completing and distributing the movement document and multiple pickup records; and (d) requires that the licensed hazardous waste disposal facility to provide an annual report respecting the hazardous waste received by the facility each year and the manner in which the waste was treated or disposed.

PCB Storage Site Regulation

M.R. 474/88 sets out standards for the design and operation of storage sites for waste polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The regulation specifies requirements in relation to record keeping at the site and the reporting of such information to Manitoba Sustainable Development. In addition, the regulation stipulates that a written authorization from Manitoba Sustainable Development is required prior to the disposal of PCB waste.