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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:

Classification Criteria for Products, Substances & Organisms Regulation

M.R. 282/87 sets out the criteria used to determine if a particular material is regulated as a hazardous waste. The criteria are organized according to the nine major classes of dangerous goods set out in the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations). With certain exceptions, hazardous waste may generally be described as “waste dangerous goods”. As part of the process in determining whether a waste material is regulated as a hazardous waste, M.R. 282/87 refers to the list of dangerous goods in the TDG Regulations.

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.

Generator Registration & Carrier Licencing Regulation

M.R. 175/87 requires that generators of hazardous waste must register with Manitoba Sustainable Development and companies transporting hazardous waste must be licensed by Manitoba Sustainable Development .

Manifest Regulation

M.R. 139/88 sets out the procedures to be used for completing and distributing the manifest. The manifest is a hazardous waste shipping document that is comprised of six copies and is used to track shipments of hazardous waste from the generator to the final disposal site. M.R. 139/88 also sets out procedures for the use of a multiple pickup record which may be used within Manitoba for waste pickups by one carrier from several consignors. This multiple pickup record allows for the completion of only one manifest for the truckload. M.R. 139/88 also provides an exemption from the manifest for recyclable materials transported strictly within Manitoba.

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.