EPA Modernization Update

 The Province has now published the “What We Heard” Report and is inviting new or updated recommendations and feedback in light of COVID-19 until September 30, 2020.

“New legislation is expected to be introduced in the Spring 2021 legislative session. This new legislation will reflect lessons learned from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the flood and wildfire seasons in 2017 and 2018, address all four pillars of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery), and place more emphasis on up-front disaster risk reduction in order to prevent events from happening and to lessen the impact when they do occur.

EMBC is committed to working with partners and communities to develop regulations, policies and procedures to support the introduced legislation. Stay tuned for future engagement opportunities.

Learn more about the upcoming changes to the changes to the emergency program act, including key alignments and an updated timeline.”(Quote from Emergency Program Act Modernization)

Useful links:

Emergency Program Act Modernization

What We Heard Report

Send feedback to by September 30, 2020.