New substances: Notification forms

These forms are offered as an online service and are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) fillable. Once you have accessed the forms, complete and submit them via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window (SWIM), email (eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca) or mail.

New Substances Notification forms

The New Substances Notification (NSN) forms serve as an aid for complying with the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms). The NSN forms or sections of the NSN forms may be reproduced as often as required.

Interpretation of person certification form

Where one corporation has provided information to the New Substances (NS) program under the Regulations concerning a new substance, the NS program will consider a successor corporation to be the same person as the original corporation for the purposes of subsection 81(1) or 106(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Regulations.

Domestic Substance List nomination form

Note: This form replaces the Form AB.

This form is used to nominate a substance for addition to the Domestic Substances List

Chemicals, biochemicals, polymers and biopolymers (including nanomaterials) are eligible for nomination if they were, between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 1986, manufactured in or imported into Canada in a quantity of not less than 100 kg in any one calendar year, or in Canadian commerce or used for commercial manufacturing purposes in Canada. 

Living organisms are eligible for nomination if they were, between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 1986, manufactured in or imported into Canada and entered or were released into the environment without being subject to conditions under any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province.

Non-domestic Substances List nomination form

Note: This form replaces the Form C.

This form is used to nominate a substance for addition to the Non-domestic Substances List when it has been listed on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory for a minimum period of one year. 

Certain substances on the TSCA inventory are not added to the Non-domestic Substances List, including those subject to risk management controls in Canada or the U.S., or subject to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants or the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Technical assistance

If you have issues accessing these forms, please contact the Substances Management Information Line at 1-800-567-1999 (within Canada) or 819-938-3232 (outside Canada) or by email at eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca.

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