New substances: multistakeholder consultations

Review of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms)

We would like to thank everyone who participated in and provided feedback during the June 2016 Stakeholder Consultations regarding the proposed amendments to the provisions dealing with higher organisms, under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms). The deadline to receive feedback ended Thursday, June 23rd 2016. All comments will be considered as we proceed with regulatory amendments, which will be published in Canada Gazette, Part I for a formal comment period.

If you would like additional information on our consultations please contact the Substances Management Information Line at or call toll free within Canada 1-800-567-1999 or 1-819-938-3232 outside Canada.

Consultations on a research strategy for microorganisms

To better define a research strategy to suppor the risk assessment and risk management of micro-organisms under the New Substances Notification Regulations, a 2-day workshop was held on May 18-19, 2004 in Toronto.

Consultations on Food & Drug Act

Environment Canada is providing support to Health Canada's inititative to develop new Environmental Assessment Regulations for new substances contained in products regulated under the Food & Drugs Act. For more info visit: Health Canada’s Environmental Impact Initiative

Consultations on NSNR (Chemicals and Polymers) and the New Substances Program

When the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR) relating to Chemicals and Polymers were promulgated in 1994, a commitment was made by Environment Canada and Health Canada to review them after the first three years of implementation.

To help fulfill this commitment, a multistakeholder consultative process was established in 1999. This page includes public consultations documents that describe the process and outcomes of these consultation:

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