The majority of vehicle dismantlers are located on lands that are subject to the Provincial Acts and Regulations. The Provincial Environmental Management Act and its associated regulations provide the primary regulatory framework for the management of hazardous materials by vehicle dismantlers.
In addition to the Vehicle Dismantling and Recycling Industry Environmental Planning Regulation (Section 2.2.1), there are three other regulations associated with the Environmental Management Act that focus specifically on the management of hazardous materials on Provincial lands. The Hazardous Waste Regulation (Section 2.2.2) manages waste hazardous solids (e.g. lead, contaminated soils, etc.) as well as waste hazardous liquids (e.g. waste oil, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid etc). The Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbon Regulation (Section 2.2.3) focuses specifically on the management of refrigerants. Finally, the Spill Reporting Regulation (Section 2.2.4) outlines the requirements for vehicle dismantlers to report spills to the Provincial Emergency Program.
The Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) is also of interest to vehicle dismantlers; however, the CSR does not have a direct impact on the day-to-day operations of a vehicle dismantler. Consequently, the requirements of the CSR would not be included in an Environmental Management Plan.