Notification of new substances

Any company or individual who plans to import or manufacture a substance subject to notification under the Regulations must provide Environment and Climate Change Canada with a New Substances Notification (NSN) package containing all information prescribed in the Regulations. The type of information required and the timing of the notification will depend on the type of substance, the quantity that will be imported or manufactured, the intended use of the substance and the circumstances associated with its introduction.

Services and informations

Notification guidance: chemicals and polymers

Use these guidelines to determine whether a chemical or polymer substance is subject to notification under the NSNR (Chemicals and Polymers) and identify the information requirements. In addition, these Guidelines provide step-by-step instructions for the completion of a New Substances Notification (NSN) package.

New Substances Notification Reporting Forms (chemicals and polymers)

Access NSN reporting forms for chemicals, polymers, biochemicals, and biopolymers.

New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers)

These regulations apply to the manufacture or import of new substances and require that they are assessed for potential risk to the environment or human health.

Masked Name Regulations

Access the regulations respecting the masking of names of substances to prevent the disclosure of confidential Information.

Notification guidance: organisms

Use these guidelines to determine whether a living organism is subject to notification under the NSNR (Organisms) and identify the information requirements. In addition, the guidelines elaborate the technical information requirements, provide step-by-step instructions for the completion of a New Substances Notification (NSN) Form, and outline how confidential information should be treated.

New Substances Notification Reporting Forms (organisms)

Access NSN reporting forms for micro-organisms and organisms other than a microorganism.

New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms)

These regulations apply the manufacture or import of organisms (animate products of biotechnology) that are "new" and require that they are assessed for potential risk to the environment or human health.

Fees Regulations

Access the guide to the New Substances Fees Regulations for the notification of chemicals and polymers, and other Services.

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