New substances: biotechnology waivers
Canadian importers or manufacturers of New Substances may request "Waivers" for any of the prescribed information if they can demonstrate that the information is unnecessary to determine whether the substance is toxic, that the substance will be contained throughout its life-cycle or that it is technically impossible to perform the required tests.
The decision to grant a waiver is made, on a case-by-case basis by Environment Canada and Health Canada.
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List of the Waivers
The following is the list of published waivers to date (certain links may take you to Chemicals and Polymers area of the website):
Waiver of information requirements published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on March 12, 2005 (PDF Format - 1 270 KB)
Waiver of information requirements published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 20, 2003 (PDF Format - 754 KB)
Waiver of information requirements published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on July 28, 2001 (PDF Format - 1 668 KB)
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