Voluntary public engagement initiative
Public engagement on the risk assessment of higher organisms under the New Substances program
Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada are working together to promote more public engagement in the risk assessment of higher organisms (e.g. genetically modified plants and animals) under the New Substances (NS) program.
The NS program will publish summaries of higher organism notifications and invite stakeholders to share scientific information and test data related to potential risks to the environment or human health from the new living organisms. Information that could be shared to inform the risk assessment process, include:
- environmental fate information
- ecological effects information
- human health effects information or
- exposure information (sources, routes of exposure, etc.)
Please provide information in English or French. Your information may be summarized and published in part or in full, along with your name and affiliation. Please be sure to identify any confidential business information so that it may be protected.
Include your name, affiliation, telephone number, e-mail and mailing address and use the following format in the title of your submission: Public Participation: [add NSN] – [add Substance Designation].
Active engagement initiative
No active engagement initiatives
Where to send your submission
Substances Management Information Line
Information Management and Data Collection
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)
Telephone: 1-819-938-3232 (Outside of Canada)
Comments can also be submitted to the NS program using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.
Past engagement initiatives
|Higher organisms||Public comment period|
|Danio rerio genetically modified
||June 17, 2019 to July 2, 2019|
||April 15, 2019 to April 29, 2019|
|AquAdvantage® salmon||September 14, 2018 to October 12, 2018|
|Gymnocorymbus ternetzi genetically modified
||July 12, 2018 to July 26, 2018|
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