Non-Confidential Information Received from the Second Phase of the Domestic Substances List Inventory Update (DSL IU2)

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In December 2012, the Notice with respect to certain substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) was issued in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 146, No. 48 - December 1, 2012 under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The section 71 notice applied to approximately 2,700 substances and collected information from the 2011 calendar year.

This document complements the Non-confidential summary of information received from the second phase of the domestic substances list inventory update published on the Chemical Substances Website on January 9th 2015, which summarizes the information collected by the Government of Canada under the notice.

In an effort to increase public awareness and to facilitate access to information on manufactured and/or imported substances in Canada, this document provides the non-confidential information collected by the Government of Canada under the notice.

Please note the following:

Confidential Business Information (CBI) has been protected throughout the document (i.e., by providing quantity ranges, or excluding data elements that were designated by submitters as CBI). Consequently, this may have led to underestimates, so conclusions should be drawn with care.

The Substance Function Code refers to the function of the substance with regards to the intended physical or chemical characteristic for which a chemical substance is consumed as a reactant; incorporated into a formulation, mixture, product, or manufactured item; or used.

The Consumer and Commercial Code refers to the use of a substance, or a mixture, or a product or manufactured item containing a substance with regards to its purpose in a consumer (end use) or commercial setting (i.e., the anticipated use of the substance, item or product).

Where Code 999 "Other" was provided for a Substance Function Code or a Consumer and Commercial Code, it indicates that the codes listed in sections 10 and 11 of Schedule 3 to the notice did not apply and a description of the function or use was required.

Please refer to sections 10 and 11 of Schedule 3 to the notice or section 6.4 of the Guidance Document for the full list of codes and their corresponding descriptions.

Additional information on the DSL IU2 notice can be found in the Guidance for responding to the notice with respect to certain substances on the domestic substances list.

If you have questions on the DSL IU2, or wish to be engaged in discussions about the third phase of the DSL IU, please contact us via the Substances Management Information Line.


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