Share your thoughts: New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) consultation

Current status: Closed

Opened on October 13, 2022 and will close to new input on December 5, 2022.

The New Substances Program at Environment and Climate Change Canada is doing a comprehensive review of the 2005 New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) and is seeking feedback on your experience with the Regulations.


In 2005, the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) were made to help protect Canadians and the environment. The Regulations allow for the proper assessment of new living organisms prior to their introduction into the Canadian marketplace.

Substantial advances in biotechnology have prompted a review of the Regulations. They will need to be modernized in order to encourage innovation in this rapidly-evolving sector where science and engineering is applied in the use of organisms and/or their parts and products. To support this review, the New Substances Program is seeking input to better understand:

We are seeking input from:

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Please visit PlaceSpeak’s online platform for the consultation in order to:

Note that any person who gives information to the Minister of the Environment may request that it be treated as confidential under section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

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By mail

Information Management and Data Collection
Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

By email


Substances Management Information Line
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (Toll Free in Canada) or 1-819-938-3232 (Outside of Canada)
Fascimile: 1-819-938-5212

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