Canadian Council of Ministers
of the Environment

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de l'environnement

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Documents for Public Review and Comment: Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life: Manganese

Draft Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life: Manganese are available for public review and comment until September 18, 2018.

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Documents for Public Review and Comment: Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)

Draft Canadian Soil and Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health – Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are available for public review and comment until September 7, 2018. 

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Call for a Nomination to the Air Quality Management System Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group

Call for a Nomination to the Air Quality Management System Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group 

CCME’s Air Management Committee is requesting nominations for one representative from a non-governmental or Indigenous organization to participate in the Air Quality Management System Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) Development and Review Working Group (CDRWG).

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Contract Opportunity: Response and Resource Trustee Agency Roles and Responsibilities, Notifications Toolkit, and Reference Documents

Project 615-2019 – Response and Resource Trustee Agency Roles and Responsibilities, Notifications Toolkit, and Reference Documents

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop an environmental emergency notifications toolkit, a reference document that describes government roles and responsibilities for environmental aspects of emergency response across jurisdictions, and a document that describes positions within an incident management structure and how they should be filled. The Contractor will also develop scenarios and facilitate a workshop to test the draft toolkit and reference document. 

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Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health: Zinc

CCME has posted Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environment and Human Health: Zinc

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Contract Opportunity: Circular Economy Gap Analysis

Project 624-2019 – Circular Economy Gap Analysis

Project Description:  The Contractor will develop a report that identifies gaps in policy, programming and practices in order to identify barriers or challenges that jurisdictions may face while transitioning plastics management from current practices that focus on diversion and disposal to a circular economy approach. The identified barriers and challenges, and potential solutions or opportunities for action on plastics in Canada will be circular economy-focused.

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Significant Progress on Climate Action and Air Quality

Vancouver, BC – November 3, 2017 – Federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers discussed progress on climate action and Canada-wide trends in air quality at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) today. 

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Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

Environment Ministers have announced new Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

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