Toxic substances not listed on schedule 1
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) emphasizes the importance of coordinated action both among federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments and within the federal government.
Under paragraph 2(1)(m) of CEPA, for example, the Government of Canada shall:
"ensure, to the extent that is reasonably possible, that all areas of federal regulation for the protection of the environment and human health are addressed in a complementary manner in order to avoid duplication and to provide effective and comprehensive protection".
Consistent with this emphasis, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health may propose to take "no further action" under CEPA for a substance that has been assessed and found to meet at least one of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA, if the Ministers are satisfied that effective risk management measures are in place under other provincial and territorial programs or federal acts. If the Government of Canada subsequently finds that those existing preventive and/or control actions are not effective, the Ministers may consider taking further action under CEPA.
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