Two year rolling risk management activities and consultations schedule

December 2018

The following table provides a high level summary of risk management activities, including opportunities for stakeholder consultations and engagement, and is a source of information on risk management activities that are scheduled to occur during the next two years for substances managed under the Chemicals Management Plan.  Note that the timelines of activities outlined in this table may be subject to change. The scope of activities included in this table relate to substances managed under the Chemicals Management Plan and does not include toxic substances under CEPA that are managed under other initiatives. This document is provided for information purposes only and is not an official set of commitments. It is not exhaustive and does not necessarily include all individual final instrument publications or instrument requirements. In the case of discrepancy between this document and the official instrument or regulations, the official version of the instrument or regulations prevails. Not all of the activities described in this table are intended for publication. For more detailed information on any of the activities outlined in the table, please refer to the relevant links in the table or contact by email.         

Year 3
Risk Management Activity[b] April 2018 - September 2018
October 2018 - March 2019
Publication of Risk Management Scope document

Initiation of consultations with stakeholders on preliminary risk management options
Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Publication of Risk Management Approach document

Consultations on proposed risk management
Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to, and during Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to, and during Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Information Gathering including Monitoring and Surveillance to Support Risk Management*

Information gathering activities may occur throughout the risk management process to support risk management decision-making and are done in addition to earlier information gathering activities to support risk assessment.

*Notices under s.71 of CEPA may be issued following the publication of Risk Management Scope and/or Risk Management Approach documents as needed to support risk management decision-making
Notice to provide information for the risk management of 1,4-benzenediamine, N,N′-mixed phenyl and tolyl derivatives (BENPAT) Notice to provide information for the risk management of certain coal tars and their distillates
Consultations on risk management instrument development[c][d][e][f]

Includes consultations on the design of instruments prior to publication in the Canada Gazette

Pre-publication consultations seek input from stakeholders on the design of the proposed risk management instrument and typically occur 6 - 12 months prior to the publication of the proposed instrument.

Consultations on the proposed risk management intruments for Disperse Yellow 3 Public consultation on a proposed approach for managing oil sands mining effluent releases.
Public consultation on the proposed Federal Halocarbon Regulations (That Repeal and Replace the Federal Halocarbon Regulations (2003))
Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Risk Management Instrument Publication
Publication of proposed and final instruments (e.g. in Canada Gazette Part I and II)

Proposed regulatory initiatives under the CMP can be found in the Forward Regulatory Plan:
https://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF9C1A4C&offset=2&toc=show
Publication of the proposed Pollution Prevention Plan Notice for PREPOD in CGI
Publication of the proposed Regulations Repealing the Chlor-Alkali Mercury Release Regulations in CGI
Publication of the final Regulations Repealing Chlor-Alkali Mercury Liquid Effluent Regulations in CGII Proposed P2 Notice for PREPOD in CG1 Amendments to the Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II
Proposed Amendments to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) in Canada Gazette Part II



Publication of a Proposed Pollution Prevention Planning Notice for Triclosan in Canada Gazette Part I;
Publication of the proposed Regulations Amending the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverese Etching Regulations in Canada Gazette Part I;
Touch-base with stakeholders and interested parties on proposed Coal Mining Effluent Regulations
Publication of the proposed regulations respecting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in Canada Gazette, Part I
Publication of the proposed Code of Practice for MDIs
Publication of the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II
Publication of the related amendments to the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II
Publication of the proposed VOC Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations in Canada Gazette Part 1
Proposed Regulations for Lead Wheel Weight in CGI
Proposed RM instrument for Disperse Yellow 3 in CGI
Publication of an Interim Order modifying the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II
Publication of a Notice of Intent to amend the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Publication of the Regulations Repealing the Chlor-Alkali Mercury Release Regulations in CGII
Publication of the final Pollution Prevention Planning Notice for Toluene diisocyanates (TDIs) in CGI
Risk Management Instrument Implementation
Key implementation milestones of instruments including reporting, and compliance promotion activities
Publication of a Progress Report concerning the Environmental Performance Agreement 2015-2020 - Respecting the Use of Tin Stabilizers in the Vinyl Industry
Publication of the revised Guideline for the Environmental Management of Tin Stabilizers in Canada in 2018
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Performance Measurement

Evaluation of risk management actions including performance measurement of instruments and broad performance measurement initiatives such as substance-based performance measurement.
Publication of the Final Performance Report: Pollution Prevention Planning and Siloxane D4 (2013-2017) Publication of the Performance Evaluation for BPA Health Component
International Risk Management Activities

Canada's involvement in international risk management activities support Canada's domestic risk management objectives.
Outcomes of Minamata Convention COP-2, (highlights at relevant venues, as appropriate).

Outcomes of the Basel Convention Open-Ended Working Group
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Year 4
Risk Management Activity[b] April 2019 - September 2019
October 2019 - March 2020
Publication of Risk Management Scope document

Initiation of consultations with stakeholders on preliminary risk management options
Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Publication of Risk Management Approach document

Consultations on proposed risk management
Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to, and during Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to, and during Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed
See Two-year Rolling Risk Assessment Publication Plan for the Third Phase of the CMP for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.
Information Gathering including Monitoring and Surveillance to Support Risk Management*

Information gathering activities may occur throughout the risk management process to support risk management decision-making and are done in addition to earlier information gathering activities to support risk assessment.

*Notices under s.71 of CEPA may be issued following the publication of Risk Management Scope and/or Risk Management Approach documents as needed to support risk management decision-making
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Consultations on risk management instrument development[c][d][e][f]

Includes consultations on the design of instruments prior to publication in the Canada Gazette

Pre-publication consultations seek input from stakeholders on the design of the proposed risk management instrument and typically occur 6 - 12 months prior to the publication of the proposed instrument.

Second public consultation on a proposed approach for managing oil sands mining effluent releases. -
Risk Management Instrument Publication
Publication of proposed and final instruments (e.g. in Canada Gazette Part I and II)

Proposed regulatory initiatives under the CMP can be found in the Forward Regulatory Plan:
https://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF9C1A4C&offset=2&toc=show
Publication of the Final Pollution Prevention Plan Notice for PREPOD in CG1
Publication of the proposed Federal Halocarbon Regulations in Canada Gazette Part I
Publication of proposed regulations amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations in Canada Gazette Part I Publication of the proposed Regulations Amending the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations in Canada Gazette Part I (phase 2);
Publication of the proposed amendments for the Products Containing Mercury Regulations in CGI.
Proposed Coal Mining Effluent Regulations in Canada Gazette Part I
Publication of the final Regulations Amending the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II (phase 1);
Risk Management Instrument Implementation
Key implementation milestones of instruments including reporting, and compliance promotion activities
ECCC will publish on its website reports of progress made under the Environmental Performance Agreements 2018-2025 for the base metals smelters and aluminium and alumina sectors, and 2018-2026 for the iron ore pellet sector.
Publication of a Progress Report concerning the Environmental Performance Agreement 2015-2020 - Respecting the Use of Tin Stabilizers in the Vinyl Industry
ECCC will publish on its website a report of progress made under the 2006 Pollution Prevention Planning Notice for base metals smelters and refineries and zinc plants.
Performance Measurement

Evaluation of risk management actions including performance measurement of instruments and broad performance measurement initiatives such as substance-based performance measurement.
- Publication of a Performance Measurement Strategy to establish a long-term approach to systematically assessing the effectiveness of actions taken by the Government of Canada to manage risks from toxic substances.
International Risk Management Activities

Canada's involvement in international risk management activities support Canada's domestic risk management objectives.
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Abbreviations: CEPA: Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999; CMP: Chemicals Management Plan; ECCC: Environment and Climate Change Canada; CEC: Commission for Environmental Cooperation; COP: Conferences of the Parties, PNUE: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement; UNEA: United Nations Environment Assembly.
a Additional information on risk management activities may be found in the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report, which reports on advances in major initiatives and highlights key activities related to the Government of Canada's recent work under the CMP;
b For more information on public consultations that are currently in progress under CEPA, refer to the Public Consultations webpage on the CEPA Environmental Registry;
c For more information on Health Canada's consultations on Existing Substances;
d For more information on the full range of current consultation activities at Environment and Climate Change Canada, as well as links to public engagement opportunities from other government departments and agencies;
e For more information on Government of Canada public consultations.

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