Controlled products

Controlled or regulated products refer to dangerous goods, hazardous materials, radioactive materials, environmental contaminants, pesticides, and ozone-depleting substances.

Our management of these products seeks to ensure:

  • proper handling, storage, transport, use, and disposal of chemicals and other materials that pose risks to the health of employees, the public, and the environment;
  • compliance with the extensive legislation affecting these products.

We take a cradle-to-grave approach to managing controlled products, by controlling all stages of their life cycle, from purchase through use to disposal.

Digging out contaminated soils

The Potentially Contaminated Sites Management Program (PCSM) was created in response to a need for the demonstration of due diligence when acquiring or divesting real estate properties. The program is administered by the Environmental Licensing and Protection Department which maintains a record of property owned and operated by Manitoba Hydro in an electronic database.

The database currently lists 1,337 properties within the corporate property portfolio and will have sites added, or deleted, in the future as properties are acquired or sold by the corporation.

The selection and ranking of priorities within the program is driven by a combination of internal and external factors, which are subject to a due diligence process that ultimately protects human health and the environment.

These documents summarize the status of the PCSM program:

  • Contaminated sites Remediation Act (CCSM c. C205), Manitoba Regulation 105/97, November 1996
  • Contaminated sites Remediation Act (CCSM c. C205), Manitoba Regulation 105/97, proclaimed May 1997
  • Contaminated sites Remediation Act (CCSM c. C205), Manitoba Regulation 105/97, amendment – August 2000

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