Consult these sources for information on Canadian guidelines, regulations, permits and agreements related to the environment.
- Acts, regulations and agreements — Environment
When you operate a business, you need to obey laws and regulations that protect the water, land, air, birds and animals that are around it.
- Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines
Does your business use chemicals that could pollute land and water nearby? This website can show you how much you can safely use.
- Permits and licences
Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.
- New substance notification process
Notify Environment Canada of your intention to introduce new substances (chemicals, polymers and animate products of biotechnology) into the Canadian market.
- Chemical substances mandatory surveys
Do you import, export, or sell petroleum products or other chemicals? Find out about mandatory surveys and related resources.
- Environmental approvals
Find out if you need an Environmental Compliance Approval for your Ontario business.
- Drinking water
Learn about the rules, reporting requirements, certification, licensing, registration and permits for water systems in Ontario, including wastewater.
- Permits to take water (Ontario)
If your business takes more than 50,000 litres of water a day from natural surface and groundwater sources, you need a permit.
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