Environmental standards for end-of-life vehicle processing facilities

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking input on a technical discussion paper that proposes regulatory changes that would apply new environmental standards to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing. The paper proposes the following:

● Requiring all ELVs to have contaminants removed (depolluted) prior to crushing or shredding

● Requiring any shipment of depolluted ELVs from an ELV processing site be accompanied by a notice confirming depollution

● Requiring eligible ELV processing sites to register on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR)

● Clarifying the application of the "derelict motor vehicle site" exemption in Regulation 347 under the Environmental Protection Act

● Requiring site environmental management for the storage of waste, maintenance of equipment, mitigation of emissions and staff training

● A phased implementation over 2 years to provide time for the sector to adapt to the new requirements
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
February 5, 2014
Comments Due Date:
April 6, 2014