Share your thoughts: Proposed amended Guidelines for the Reduction of Dyes Released from Pulp and Paper Mills
Current status: Open
The proposed amended Guidelines for the Reduction of Dyes Released from Pulp and Paper Mills, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 157, No. 18, on May 6, 2023. It is open for a 60-day public comment period ending on July 5, 2023.
The comments received during this period will be considered when developing the final amended Guidelines.
The final Screening Assessment – Triarylmethanes Group was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on October 17, 2020. The screening assessment concluded that 4 out of the 6 substances assessed in the triarylmethanes group were found to be harmful to the environment:
- Malachite Green (MG)
- Basic Violet 3 (BV3)
- Basic Violet 4 (BV4)
- Basic Blue 7 (BB7)
Based on these findings, the Ministers of Environment and Health recommend that all 4 substances be added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
The screening assessment identified effluent releases to the aquatic environment from pulp and paper facilities as a source of environmental concern. Environment and Climate Change Canada is proposing an amendment to include these 4 substances in an existing environmental release guideline: Guidelines for the Reduction of Dyes Released from Pulp and Paper Mills.
Join in: how to participate
You are invited to review and submit your comments on the proposed amended Guidelines for the Reduction of Dyes Released from Pulp and Paper Mills.
Send an email with your ideas or comments using the contact information below.
Send a letter with your ideas or comments to the address in the contact information below.
Please include “Comments on the proposed Triarylmethanes Release Guidelines” in the subject line of your email or letter.
Any person who provides 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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Who is the focus of this consultation
ECCC would like to hear from:
- Indigenous Peoples
- Provincial, territorial and local governments
- Industry stakeholders and association members
- Non-governmental organizations
- General public
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