Triclosan: pollution prevention planning notice

This notice applies to any person or class of persons who, on the date of publication of the notice or anytime thereafter, either:

  • uses 100 kg or more of triclosan in a calendar year in the manufacture of cosmetics, natural health products or drugs
  • imports 100 kg or more of triclosan in a calendar year contained in cosmetics, natural health products or drugs

For more details, refer to the triclosan notice.

We would like to know if you had previous business interests with triclosan but are not currently subject to the notice. Please fill out the notification of non-engagement form:

Objectives and deadlines

If you became subject to the notice in the 2020 calendar year, you must:

  • endeavour to reduce and maintain the total mass of triclosan used or imported in products by 30%
  • prepare a pollution prevention plan by October 10, 2021, and submit a report (schedule 1) by November 9, 2021
  • implement the pollution prevention plan by October 10, 2023, and submit a report (schedule 5) by November 9, 2023

If you became subject in the 2021 calendar year or any calendar year thereafter, you must:

  • endeavour to reduce and maintain the total mass of triclosan used or imported in products by 95%
  • prepare a pollution prevention plan one year from the date you became subject and submit a report (schedule 1) within the next 30 days
  • implement the pollution prevention plan 24 months from the date you became subject and submit a report (schedule 5) within the next 30 days

If you feel that more time is needed to prepare or implement your plan, you can request a time extension (see section 13 and schedule 3 of the notice).

Please consult the Pollution prevention planning notices and your legal obligations page for other requirements.

Anyone who is subject to the notice must also consider and report on a number of factors, outlined in section 4 of the notice, such as choosing alternatives to triclosan that reduce or minimize harmful effects to the environment and human health and the assessment of hazards and potential risks of any alternatives.

Reporting

If you are subject to the notice, you must complete and submit reports by the deadlines detailed above.

The schedule 1 and 5 reports require data from a base year and implementation year. Refer to the table below to determine the calendar year for which you will have to provide data. If you request a time extension to prepare or implement your pollution prevention plan, these years may be different. Refer to the schedules in the notice for more information.

Reduction targets
Year you became subject Reduction target Base year Implementation year
2020 30% Any year from 2011 to 2020 2021 or 2022
2021 95% 2021 2022
2022 95%
2022 2023
2023 95% 2023 2024
2024 95% 2024 2025
2025 95% 2025 2026
2026 95% 2026 2027

Performance results

Parts of submitted reports, as well as a summary of the results of the notice, will be made publically available to allow the general public to review performance in relation to the notice objective.

Related information

Past consultations

Contact us

Inquiries regarding the content of this notice and reporting:
Products Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Email: ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca

Inquiries regarding pollution prevention practices:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

Telephone: 1-844-580-3637
Email: ec.planp2-p2plan.ec@canada.ca

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