Response to comments on proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 were published on July 23, 2012 in Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 75-day public comment period.  Approximately twenty organizations provided comments: Anachemia Canada Co.; Arkema Canada Inc; Assembly of First Nations;  Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; Canadian Paints and Coatings Association; Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association; CCI Manufacturing IL Corp.; Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc.;  Dow Chemical Canada ULC; E.I. du Pont Canada Company; Ford Motor Company; Imperial Oil; Industry Coordinating Group for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; International Chlorinated Paraffin Industry Association; Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council; R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc.; Solucor; Vinyl Council of Canada.

A number of stakeholders have forwarded positive comments on the Regulations such as supporting either the addition of certain substances or other administrative changes and clarifications that have been made.  In addition, a number of specific comments relating to the following toxics are summarized below.

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