Ministry of Environment

Hazardous Waste Transport Licence Application Package

Applicants can print all application package material from this website.

The application package will include the following:

  1. Checklist of required documents to be submitted (PDF/38 KB)
  2. Application for a Licence to Transport Hazardous Waste, along with Instructions to Transport Licence Applicants (PDF/302 KB)
  3. Consignee Confirmation Letter (PDF/20 KB)- recommended format
  4. Proof of company registration (i.e. Certificate of Registration) with BC Corporate Registry

Resources and Study Material For Carriers Knowledge Test:

  1. Hazardous Waste Transport Licence Test Instructions (PDF/44 KB)
  2. Hazardous Waste Legislation Guide (PDF/7 MB)
  3. Hazardous Waste Regulation
  4. Manual for Completing B.C.'s Hazardous Waste Manifests and Supplementary Forms (PDF/6.58 MB)
  5. Relevant section of the Environmental Management Act, and/or relevant amendments as required.

Resources for Financial Security:

  1. Instructions Regarding Financial Security (PDF/51 KB)
  2. Irrevocable Letter of Credit/Guarantee (PDF/25 KB) - recommended format
  3. Surety Bond (PDF/44 KB) - recommended format
  4. Sample Safekeeping Agreement (Word/151 KB), along with Instructions for Completion (PDF/17 KB) - recommended format
  5. Acknowledgement That No Interest Paid on Cash Deposit form (PDF/22 KB)

Resources for Contingency Plans:

  1. Guidelines for Preparing Contingency Plans for Carriers of Hazardous Waste (PDF/374 KB) and Contingency Plan Outline (PDF/272 KB)
  2. Template for preparing contingency plan for lead acid batteries only (DOC/80 KB)
    Note: this template should not be used for other types of hazardous wastes.
  3. Template for companies to create their own Spill Reporting Information form (DOC/46 KB)

For Ordering Hazardous Waste Manifests:

  1. Product List and Order form via Distribution Centre

Other Types of Applications:

  1. Limited Time Addendum Application (PDF/450 KB) must be accompanied by an Agent Authorization Letter (Word/18 KB) UPDATED: February 2012
  2. Agent Authorization Letter for National Safety Code Certificate Statement (Word/36 KB) Application.

Mail to:

Ministry of Environment
Environmental Standards Branch
c/o Hazardous Waste Program
PO Box 9341 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9M1

Or Courier:

Ministry of Environment
Environmental Standards Branch
c/o Hazardous Waste Program
3rd Floor, 2975 Jutland Rd
Victoria BC V8T 5J9

Contact Us at:

Phone: 250-356-5044
Fax: 250-356-0299
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