OHS Insider Month in Review – January 2018: Yukon Territory
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
|Workers’ Comp Filing Deadline
February 28, 2018
Environmental Impact Assessment
Dec. 15: The Yukon government and First Nations Chiefs signed an agreement to work together to implement the new Bill C-17 designed to incorporate socio-economic assessment into the EIA process. As part of the deal, a new group comprised of federal, territorial and First Nations representatives will oversee the EIA process in Yukon to ensure it remains true to Bill C-17 principles.
Feb. 1: That’s the deadline to comment on proposed expansion of the territory’s recycling program (aka, the Designated Materials Regulation), which hasn’t been changed since its inception in 2003. Highlights:
- Apply $5 surcharge to all tires, not just tires 24.5 inches and less in diameter
- Extend program cover electronic and electrical products
- Make all fees payable at point-of-purchase and stop charging tipping fees at solid waste facilities or depots.