Consultation on release guidelines for azo disperse dyes in the textile sector: closed consultation

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from February 23, 2019 to April 24, 2019.

The Government of Canada was soliciting feedback on the proposed release guidelines for Disperse Yellow 3 and 25 other azo disperse dyes in the textile sector.

The objective of these guidelines is to reduce the total concentrations of DY3 and prevent harmful releases of the 25 other azo disperse dyes in the aquatic environment.

You can find the release guidelines online.

Who was the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada would like to engage with:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • provincial, territorial and local governments
  • industry stakeholders and association members
  • non-governmental organizations
  • the general public

Key questions for discussion

Please provide your feedback on:

  • your ability to implement these release guidelines and respect the standards
  • your ability to measure the releases of Disperse Yellow 3 and 25 other azo disperse dyes based on the proposed method for determining effluent concentration; if not, please propose alternatives
  • your existing laboratory method of analysis of the 25 other azo disperse dyes with potential ecological effects of concern
  • your knowledge of best practices used in the industry which  should be shared with the whole sector
  • whether the proposed release guidelines meet your needs
  • any additional information that should be included
  • whether the information included in the guidelines is relevant

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Innovative Measures Section
Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

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