Risk assessments under section 90(1) of Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Substances may also be added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) through section 90(1) if, on the recommendation of the Ministers of Environment and Health, the Governor in Council is satisfied that a substance is toxic. A substance is "CEPA-toxic equivalent" if it satisfies the definition of "CEPA-toxic" as a result of a systematic, risk-based assessment. Such assessments can include determinations made under other federal statutes, or can incorporate appropriate elements of assessments done by or for provinces or territories, international organizations or other appropriate scientific authorities such as:

  1. Stockholm Convention
  2. Montreal Protocol
Risk assessment
Substance Justification
Bromochloromethane Montreal Protocol
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) Stockholm Convention

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