Share your thoughts: proposed Certain Products Containing Toxic Substances Regulations

Current status: Open

The proposed Certain Products Containing Toxic Substances Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 157, No. 46, on November 18, 2023. It is open for a 70-day public comment period ending on January 27, 2024.

The comments received during this period will be considered when developing the final Regulations.


The objective of the proposed Regulations is to protect environmental and human health in Canada from the risks posed by multiple toxic substances in different products, under a single regulatory instrument. The proposed Regulations are designed to allow for the future management of other toxic substances listed under Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).

The first products containing toxic substances to be covered under the proposed Regulations include:

  1. Certain sealant products containing coal tars and their distillates;
  2. Certain sealant products containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons whose total concentration exceeds 1,000 parts per million; and
  3. Certain cleaners, paints, paint strippers and solvents containing 2-butoxyethanol.

Please note that the 2-Butoxyethanol Regulations, under which 2-butoxyethanol is currently regulated, will be repealed and amalgamated under the proposed Regulations without any substantive changes. The proposed Regulations will simplify the regulatory landscape under CEPA and enable interested parties to identify relevant regulatory requirements more efficiently.

Join in: how to participate

You are invited to review and submit your comments on the proposed Certain Products Containing Toxic Substances Regulations.

Canada Gazette

You can provide your comments on the proposed Regulations directly in the Canada Gazette publication. For more information on how to comment, please visit our Comment on proposed regulations site.

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