New substances notification fees
Under the New Substances Fees Regulations, fees must be provided with each New Substance Notification (NSN) package submitted under the New Substance Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers). The amount of fees required is dependent on the annual sales in Canada for the notifier, the specific Schedule being submitted and other services being requested (e.g. confidential search on the DSL [Domestic Substances List] or NDSL [Non-Domestic Substances List] or masked name application).
How to pay
To pay for services, a completed New Substances Fees Payment Form, including a credit card authorization form, must be sent by mail or courier or you can use the Fees Payment phone line at 1-833-225-2883 (in Canada) or 819-994-8167 (outside Canada).
Annual adjustment of fees
As of April 1, 2019, fees for notification of new substances filed under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) are increased annually based on the country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) – specifically the previous year's April All-Items CPI. See the fee table [PDF] for existing fees (valid until March 31, 2020) and adjusted fees that will be in effect between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has implemented this fee adjustment for the New Substances Program to be in compliance with Canada's Service Fees Act which requires annual fee adjustments based on the country’s CPI. This change applies to all federal service fees.
New substances remissions approach
Under the Service Fees Act (SFA), all federal departments and agencies that collect fees for regulatory and non-regulatory services are required to develop and implement a Departmental Remissions Policy by April 1, 2021. Each program that charges fees is also required to establish a remissions approach that aligns with the Departmental Remissions Policy.
The New Substances Program (NSP) has now posted its draft Remissions Approach [PDF] for comment. Comments will be accepted until January 6, 2021. The NSP Remissions Approach sets out the scope and application for remission payments should a regulatory timeline or non-regulatory performance standard be missed by the NSP.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Substances Management Information Line
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 6th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (in Canada) or 819-938-3232
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