Provincial, territorial and federal laws require, in most cases, notification of the same events involving a release or a deposit of a substance into the environment. To avoid duplication, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans entered into Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements with the governments of Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Under the Agreements, one organization for each province and territory will receive environmental occurrences notifications on behalf of Environment Canada.

The Notification Agreements are available on the Department of Environment’s Environmental Registry: www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa.