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Reply to Comments Received in Submissions on the Proposed Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations

Comments and Reply: Schedule 2 - Recycling Operations for Hazardous Recyclable Materials

Two comments were received with respect to the recycling operations set out in Schedule 2 of the proposed Regulations.

R4 should say "secondary recovery of metals and metal compounds". Primary processing is distinct and offers considerable benefits for recycling.

Is there is a minimum percentage threshold associated with the amount of "waste- derived" material managed at the recycling operations listed in Schedule 2 in order for the material (and its management) to qualify as a hazardous recyclable material? For example, would a primary smelter processing a feed stream consisting of 10 per cent waste-derived material qualify as an R4 operation or would the use of waste oil in the manufacture of pavement qualify as an R9 operation?

Response: The recycling operations set out in the proposed Regulations, including R4, are consistent with those of both the Basel Convention and the OECD Decision. If a hazardous recyclable material is intended to be exported or imported using an operation set out in Schedule 2 of the proposed Regulations, it may be subject to regulatory controls.

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