On April 13, 2011, the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Environment, made the Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The objective of the Regulations is to designate under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Fisheries Act, respectively, the persons providing 24-hour emergency telephone service for the organizations operating for the provincial and territorial governments, enabling them to receive notifications that, otherwise, have to be made directly to Environment Canada.

The regulations are available here: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-04-13/pdf/g2-14508.pdf.