The finalized Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II and will come into force on August 24, 2019. Fertilizer Canada has released a technical bulletin to provide guidance on the major changes coming into effect and to provide clarity on changes to audited requirements of the Fertilizer Canada Codes of Practice. Read more for details.

In general, changes have been made to the following key areas of the Regulations:

  • Consolidation and modification of Schedule 1
  • Conditions for notice of substance at a facility and development of an environmental emergency plan
  • Frequency of environmental emergency plan simulation exercises
  • Requirements for communication to the public
  • Requirements for periodic submission of notices

This technical bulletin provides targeted guidance, but is not a comprehensive list and Fertilizer Canada recommends that facilities which are storing regulated substances should consult the Regulations directly to confirm compliance obligations.

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Laycock via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or reach out to Fertilizer Canada using the contact information enclosed on page 9 of the bulletin.

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