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Consult these resources for information on Canadian guidelines, regulations, permits and agreements related to the environment.
Acts, regulations and agreements — Environment When you operate a business, you need to obey laws and regulations that protect the water, land, air, birds and animals within its perimeter. Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines Do you use chemicals that could pollute land and water nearby? Find out how much you can safely use. Permits and licences Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business. New substance notification process Notify Environment Canada of your intention to introduce new substances (chemicals, polymers and animate products of biotechnology) into the Canadian market. Chemical substances mandatory surveys Do you import, export, or sell petroleum products or other chemicals? Find out about mandatory surveys and related resources. Compliance Assurance Program
Only Applies to : Find out which rules and obligations put in place to protect the environment apply to your business.
Alberta Environmental approvals
Only Applies to : Find out if you need an Environmental Compliance Approval for your Ontario business.
Ontario Environmental acts and legislation
Only Applies to : Learn about sustainable development and environmental protection acts and regulations that may apply to your business.
Quebec (in French only) Drinking water
Only Applies to : Learn about the rules, reporting requirements, certification, licensing, registration and permits for water systems in Ontario, including wastewater.
Ontario Waste management stewardship
Only Applies to : Know your obligations for the life cycle of your products and the new recycling regulation.
British Columbia Commercial hazardous waste
Only Applies to : Find out how your Yukon business must store and dispose of special waste such as batteries, bulbs, and chemicals.
Yukon Environmental Management Act B.C.
Only Applies to : Find out the regulations and guidelines for your business to protect human health and quality of water, land and air in British Columbia.
British Columbia Environmental assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Only Applies to : Find out if you need an environmental assessment for your business and download a guide to help you through the process.
Newfoundland and Labrador Water Resources Management
Only Applies to : Be aware of your responsibilities relating to regulations, permits, and guidelines for drinking water, wastewater, ground and surface water.
Newfoundland and Labrador