Modernizing the Data Exchange System for Hazardous Waste Transfers
Operational Plan: 2019 - 2020
Pursuant to relevant regulations, Canada, Mexico and the United States control the import and export of hazardous wastes by exchanging notice and consent prior to shipping these wastes across their borders. This project is designed to update the Notice and Consent Electronic Data Exchange (NCEDE) system to facilitate the seamless exchange of notifications relative to cross-border movements of hazardous waste and have the flexibility to respond to updates in regulations, with the goal of protecting the North American environment.
Under the Basel Convention, other international agreements, and national programs controlling the import, export and transit of hazardous wastes between Canada, Mexico and the United States, the countries must exchange notice and consent prior to shipping hazardous wastes.
The Notice and Consent Electronic Data Exchange (NCEDE) is a trilateral system developed through the CEC that results in increased protection of the North American environment through improved control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.
As changes are made to reflect new domestic and international requirements, NCEDE is being updated to support accurate and efficient data exchanges among the three countries and to accommodate future upgrades and maintenance needs.
- The primary aim of this project is to make changes to NCEDE to reflect past and upcoming domestic and international regulatory developments, as well as corresponding adjustments to host systems to ensure functionality with the updated NCEDE.
- The secondary aim is to develop and implement an ongoing maintenance approach that account for future upgrades in technology and changes to regulations.
- Update the existing NCEDE for stability and flexibility to reflect past and upcoming domestic and international regulatory changes to hazardous waste export and import regulations.
- Develop an ongoing maintenance approach that permits future upgrades in technology and changes to NCEDE.