Guidance and substance list for the section 46 notice for certain quaternary ammonium compounds

Official title: Guidance and substance list for the section 46 notice for certain quaternary ammonium compounds

November 2018

The Notice on certain quaternary ammonium compounds in Canadian commerce – Phase 1 applies to approximately 800 substances. As outlined in subsection 46(1) of CEPA 1999, information collected under this Notice will be used to create an inventory of data.

Guidance document

You are required to provide information that your company possesses or to which you may be reasonably expected to have access. For example, manufacturers would be reasonably expected to have access to their formulations. Additionally, importers would be reasonably expected to have access to import records and Safety Data Sheets that contain information on the composition of the imported goods. It is important to work and communicate with your supply chain to obtain the requested information and meet the reporting obligations.

The Notice applies to those who, during the 2017 calendar year, met any of the following criteria:

  • Manufactured more than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 of the Notice;
  • Imported more than 100 kg total of a substance listed in Schedule 1 of the Notice whether the substance is:
    • alone; or
    • in a mixture, product or reportable manufactured item at a concentration above 0.1% by weight (w/w %)

You can consult the Guidance Document to help inform your reporting requirements.

Substance list

Schedule 1 of the Notice is divided in two parts:

  • Part 1 contains 742 substances
  • Part 2 contains 67 substances from the Revised in commerce list. These substances need to be reported under the Notice ONLY:
    • If the information was not previously provided under the Notice for substances included in the 2017 Inventory Update; or
    • if information submitted previously no longer represents your current activity.

You can consult the list of the reportable substances (Excel format – 90 KB), including the CAS RN or confidential ascension number, and their names in English and French.

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