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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-204
An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste)
AS PASSED
BY THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
June 2, 2021
431080


SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prohibit the export of certain types of plastic waste to foreign countries for final disposal.
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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-204
An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1999, c. 33

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

1Section 186 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Definition of plastic waste
(1.‍1)For the purposes of subsections (1.‍2) and (1.‍3), plastic waste means any type of plastic listed in Schedule 7.
Final disposal of plastic waste
(1.‍2)Despite subsection (1), it is prohibited to export plastic waste to foreign countries for final disposal.
List of Plastic Waste
(1.‍3)The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order, amend Schedule 7 by adding or deleting from it any type of plastic.
Competences
(1.‍4)The prohibition provided for in subsection (1.‍2) shall be applied in a manner that respects the legislative competences of the federal and provincial governments.
2Paragraph 272(1)‍(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Offence — persons
272(1)Every person commits an offence who
(a)contravenes subsection 16(3) or (4), any of subsections 81(1), (3), (4), (10), (11) and (14), 84(2) and 96(3) and (4), section 101, any of subsections 106(1), (3), (4), (10) and (11) and 109(2), section 117 or 123, any of subsections 124(1), (2) and (3), 125(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5), 126(1) and (2) and 139(1), section 142 or 144, subsection 150(3) or (4), section 152, subsection 153(1), section 154, subsection 155(5), section 171 or 181, subsection 185(1), 186(1.‍2) or (2), 189(1), 202(3) or (4) or 213(3) or (4), paragraph 228(a) or subsection 238(1);
3The Act is amended by adding, after Schedule 6, the schedule set out in the schedule to this Act.

Coming into Force

12 months after royal assent
4The provisions of this Act come into force twelve months after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.


SCHEDULE

(Section 3)
SCHEDULE 7
(Subsections 186(1.‍1) and (1.‍3))
List of Plastic Waste
1
Ethylene
2
Styrene
3
Polypropylene
4
Polyethylene terephthalate
5
Acrylonitrile
6
Butadiene
7
Polyacetals
8
Polyamides
9
Polybutylene terephthalate
10
Polycarbonates
11
Polyethers
12
Polyphenylene sulphides
13
Acrylic polymers
14
Chlorinated alkanes C10-C13 (plasticizer)
15
Polyurethane (not containing chlorofluorocarbons)
16
Polysiloxanes
17
Polymethyl methacrylate
18
Polyvinyl alcohol
19
Polyvinyl butyral
20
Polyvinyl acetate
21
Urea formaldehyde resins
22
Phenol formaldehyde resins
23
Melamine formaldehyde resins
24
Epoxy resins
25
Alkyd resins
26
Perfluoroethylene/propylene
27
Perfluoro alkoxyl alkane
28
Tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro vinyl ether
29
Tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoro methylvinyl ether
30
Polyvinylfluoride
31
Polyvinylidenefluoride
32
Polyvinyl chloride

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