What legal status does the ETV system have?
ETV Canada operates the Canadian ETV Program on behalf of the Government of Canada. ETV Canada is a division of a not-for-profit organization, the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) which has the license from the responsible Canadian Government Department, Environment Canada, to operate the Canadian ETV Program. Through this arrangement, ETV Canada has the authority to verify technologies on behalf of Environment Canada. When a technology is verified by ETV Canada a license agreement is signed between ETV Canada and the company (NB – henceforth reference to the word ‘company’ means a vendor or applicant) , which is considered a legal contract valid for three years. It can also be renewed every three years. The ETV program is recognized by most provinces in Canada through Statements of Recognition, however the status of these relationships are at the moment under review (this has no real effect on verification). ETV Canada also has the flexibility to work wi