June 30: Deadline for Comments on Proposed Spill Response Regime

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The government released an intentions paper on its proposed new regime for spill reporting, preparedness and response and is accepting comments on it until June 30, 2016. The intentions paper provides an overview of proposed changes to the Environmental Management Act, which were introduced in Feb. 2016 in Bill 21. It also spells out what the government is considering for the regulations that will implement the system once the legislative amendments are passed.