Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (SOR/2005-149)

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Attention! This Regulation will soon be consolidated into the new Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.

There will be a transition period from the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials Regulations (EIHWHRMR) to the Cross-Border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (XBR) that will allow regulatees and other interested parties to familiarize themselves with the regulatory requirements, as well as allow sufficient time for new regulatees to notify and obtain a permit for entry into force of the XBR. More information will be available shortly. Stakeholders will need to take into account certain key data as well as the expiration dates of existing permits and plan their activities accordingly.


These regulations apply to the movement (export, import or transit) of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials that are transported across international borders.

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Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard 9th Floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-844-524-5295
Fax: 819-938-4555
Email: ec.notification.ec@canada.ca
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Attention! This Regulation will soon be consolidated into the new Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.

There will be a transition period from the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials Regulations (EIHWHRMR) to the Cross-Border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (XBR) that will allow regulatees and other interested parties to familiarize themselves with the regulatory requirements, as well as allow sufficient time for new regulatees to notify and obtain a permit for entry into force of the XBR. More information will be available shortly. Stakeholders will need to take into account certain key data as well as the expiration dates of existing permits and plan their activities accordingly.


These regulations apply to the movement (export, import or transit) of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials that are transported across international borders.

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Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2016-10-21. Previous Versions

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Attention! This Regulation will soon be consolidated into the new Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.

There will be a transition period from the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials Regulations (EIHWHRMR) to the Cross-Border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (XBR) that will allow regulatees and other interested parties to familiarize themselves with the regulatory requirements, as well as allow sufficient time for new regulatees to notify and obtain a permit for entry into force of the XBR. More information will be available shortly. Stakeholders will need to take into account certain key data as well as the expiration dates of existing permits and plan their activities accordingly.


These regulations apply to the movement (export, import or transit) of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable materials that are transported across international borders.

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