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Following the tabling of the Quebec Draft Residual Materials Management Policy and its Action Plan 2010-2015, the Minister of Sustainable Development Environment and Parks tabled three draft regulations to support the Policy's implementation in accordance with the strategies of the Action Plan. The Draft Regulation respecting the recovery and reclamation of products by enterprises (Draft Regulation) is aimed at reducing the quantity of residual materials sent for disposal by making businesses responsible for the recovery and reclamation of certain products designated under the Draft Regulation. The Minister of Sustainable Development Environment and Parks also tabled the Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the charges payable for the disposal of residual materials pursuant to which for each metric ton of residual materials received for disposal in an authorized landfill between Apr 1, 2010 and Mar 31, 2015, the operator of a landfill site will be required to pay an additional charge of $9.50 that is added to the present charge of $10.67 per ton.
535 Enviromation facturers and mineral processing operations must there- agement method. The system must furthermore ensure fore make an important choice when they define their that the management of recovered products, including ‘‘processes’’ for the first annual report. They will never be their transportation, storage, sorting, consolidation and able to redefine them, and the number and detail of the treatment is carried out according to accepted standards ‘‘processes’’ will have a major impact upon the overall cost and enables to follow the recovery and reclamation pro- of regulatory compliance. They must therefore think care- cess of the products and materials, from their recovery to fully, and think ahead, about which details are likely to give their final reclamation destination. Favouring the local or them useful information about potentially cost-effective regional management of residual materials and providing changes to their operations. for collection points as determined by the Draft Regulation are other requirements to be met besides providing infor- mation, awareness and education activities, including a research and development aspect of the program and Quebec ensuring that it is regularly audited as prescribed by the ´ Proposed Regulations to Support Quebec’s Draft Regulation. Draft Residual Materials Management (b) Designated Products Policy The categories of products presently targeted by the Draft Regulation are electronic products, batteries, mercury ´ Following the tabling of the Quebec Draft Residual lamps, paint and paint containers and oil, coolants, anti- Materials Management Policy and its Action Plan freeze and their filters and containers. Existing regulations 2010-2015, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Envi- applicable to the recovery and reclamation of paints and ronment and Parks tabled three draft regulations to sup- paint containers as well used oils, oil or fluid containers port the Policy’s implementation in accordance with the and used filters will be revoked and existing programs for strategies of the Action Plan. these products will be replaced with the programs devel- 1. Extended Producer Responsibility oped under the Draft Regulation. The Draft Regulation respecting the recovery and rec- Electronic products covered by the Draft Regulation lamation of products by enterprises (Draft Regulation) is are electronic appliances used to send, receive, display, aimed at reducing the quantity of residual materials sent store, record or save information, images, sounds or waves, for disposal by making businesses responsible for the and their accessories, except products designed and recovery and reclamation of certain products designated intended to be used in an industrial, commercial or institu- under the Draft Regulation. At this time, the products cov- tional environment inclusively. The Draft Regulation pro- ered by the Draft Regulation are electronic products, bat- vides that the subcategories of electronic products covered teries, mercury lamps, paint and paint containers, as well as by the Regulation are: used oils, coolants, antifreeze and their filters and con- 1. desktop computers; tainers. 2. laptop computers; (a) Recovery And Reclamation Program 3. handheld computers and tablet PCs; The Draft Regulation provides that companies that market a new product under a brand, name or distin- 4. computer screens; guishing g
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