Minister's response to notice of objection: Dow Chemical Canada ULC - February 2022

Michael Burt
Vice President and Global Director, Climate and Energy Policy
Dow Chemical Canada ULC
215 2nd St S.W., Suite 2400
Calgary AB  T2P 1M4

Dear Michael Burt:

This letter is in response to your Notice of Objection and request to establish a board of review to the publication of the proposed Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations, which was received by Environment and Climate Change Canada on February 22, 2022. The proposed Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 25, 2021.

I have carefully considered the issues set out in your Notice of Objection. As the scientific information provided in this notice did not raise sufficient uncertainty or doubt in the scientific considerations underlying the proposed Regulations to warrant the establishment of a board of review, I am denying your request to establish this board. The scientific considerations that underlay the proposed Regulations are related to the prevalence in and harmful effects on the environment of the six categories of single-use plastics subject to these regulations.

With regard to the non-scientific points raised in your Notice of Objection, these are being considered alongside other comments received on the proposed Regulations. The Department will summarize these comments and describe how these matters have been addressed in the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement that will be published with the final Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

I appreciate your bringing Dow Chemical Canada ULC’s concerns to my attention. Please accept my best regards.


The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P. (il/lui/he/him) 

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