Advisory notes and guidance

Advisory notes and guidelines clarify the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR) and assist individuals responsible for compliance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999). Policies

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Advisory notes: chemicals and polymers

Review advisory notes prepared to clarify aspects of the New Substances Program for the benefit of individuals responsible for complying with the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

Significant new activity provisions: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (SNAC)

Find out about the significant new activity (SNAC) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), which  trigger an obligation for a person to provide the Government of Canada with information about a substance when proposing to use, import or manufacture the substance for a significant new activity.

New substances: Nanomaterials

Access information on the New Substances Program about nanomaterials.

Advisory notes: organisms

Review advisory notes prepared to clarify aspects of the New Substances Program for the benefit of individuals responsible for complying with the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms).

Microbial Identification Framework for Risk Assessment

Review guidance to help notifiers with the choice of methodology and the analysis of scientific data required for adequate microbial identification.

Proposed approach to promote transparency in Chemicals Management Plan risk assessment activities

Read about the Government of Canada’s approach to achieve an appropriate balance between transparency and industry’s right to protect confidential information.

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