Join the discussion: Consultation on the draft Guidance Document for the notification and testing of new chemicals and polymers

Current status: Closed

This consultation will be open from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

The draft new Guidance Document for the Notification and Testing of New Chemicals and Polymers (new Guidance Document), from Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, is now available for stakeholder comments and immediate use.

When finalized, this new Guidance Document will replace the 2005 Guidelines for the notification and testing of new substances – chemicals and polymers.

How to participate

You are invited to submit written comments on the draft new Guidance Document for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers, available on the new Guidance Document webpage.

To learn how we will protect your privacy during this consultation, please carefully review our privacy statement.

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Participate via Single Window

Submit your comments online: Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

Consultation details

We would like to hear from stakeholders including those manufacturing, importing or using a chemical/biochemical or polymer/biopolymer subject to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

The consultation seeks comments on the following key themes:

Comments received will be considered when developing the final Guidance Document, which is expected to be published late 2021 on the new substances: Chemicals and polymers webpage.

Related information

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Substances Management Information Line
Science and Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey, 351 St. Joseph Blvd, Gatineau, QC, K1A 0H3

Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (Toll Free in Canada) or 1-819-938-3232 (Outside of Canada)


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