Section 9 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) provides that the federal government enters into administrative agreements with the provinces. In addition, under Section 10, the federal government may enter into an equivalency agreement with a province, so that provincial requirements are applied instead of the corresponding CEPA regulation. Other related agreements, such as. B Canadian standards are concluded in Section 9 of CEPA, but constitute cooperation towards a common objective and not a delegation of authority under CEPA. In addition, under the Canadian Constitution, the federal government has the authority to enter into international environmental agreements. The CEPA and CEPA rules implement a number of these agreements. .