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ARCHIVED - CEPA Annual Report for Period April 2005 to March 2006

Foreword

This annual report provides an overview of the key results achieved under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) for the period April 1, 2005, to March 31, 2006.

The publication of this report responds to the requirement under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to provide an annual report to Parliament on the administration and enforcement of the Act, as well as the research conducted by Environment Canada and Health Canada. The chapters are organized according to the 11 major parts of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Each chapter contains introductory remarks that describe the applicable provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 followed by a description of the key results achieved under that part.

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 specifies reporting on the following sections of the Act:

  • Activities of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 National Advisory Committee and any committees established under paragraph 7(1)(a): Section 1.1 of this report highlights the activities of the National Advisory Committee in 2005-06. There were no other committees established under paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 in 2005-06.
  • Administration of the Act under administrative agreements: Section 1.2 of this report describes the activities under the administrative agreements in 2005-06.
  • Administration of agreements respecting equivalent provisions: Section 1.3 of this report describes the activities under the Canada-Alberta Equivalency Agreement in 2005-06.
  • Research conducted under the authority of the Act: Environment Canada and Health Canada scientists published numerous reports, papers, book chapters, articles, and manuscripts on subjects related to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. This impressive body of work appeared in books and scientific journals that are available in libraries and from the publishers. Although it is not possible to describe all of these activities, Section 3.2 of this report provides examples of the types of research initiatives under way and their key contributions in 2005-06.
  • Administration of the international air pollution provisions: Although there was no exercise of these specific provisions (Division 6 of Part 7) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 in 2005-06, Section 7.7 of this report highlights results that flow from commitments to several international agreements respecting air pollution.
  • Administration of the international water pollution provisions: Although there was no exercise of these specific provisions (Division 7 of Part 7) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the findings of the International Joint Commission's Twelfth Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality are discussed in Section 7.8.
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