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Temporarily Close a Pollutant Control Facility


Any owner or operator of a pollutant control facility that wants to temporarily close the facility for a period of greater than 180 consecutive days requires approval.


Receiving approval to temporarily cease to operate a pollutant control facility allows an owner or operator to reduce potential harm from environmental contamination when suspending all, or aspects of, a pollutant control facility.


An owner or operator of a pollutant control facility must apply in writing to the Minister for approval to temporarily cease to operate the facility for a period greater than 180 days.

How to Apply

All information should be submitted through Environment Business Services document submission process or through the assigned Environmental Protection Officer.

The application must include the following information and material:

  • A statement of the reasons for the proposed closure of the facility;
  • A tentative date for the resumption of operation of the facility; and
  • A description of the proposed methods and procedures for preventing spills or releases of pollutants from the facility during the period of its closure.


Environment Business Services

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