Bisphenol A in industrial effluents: P2 notice overview

Published April 14, 2012, the Notice outlines the requirements to prepare and implement pollution prevention (P2) plans.

  • Notice (published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Saturday, April 14, 2012; Vol. 146, No. 15, Supplement)

Does this Notice apply to you?

This Notice applies to owners or operators of industrial facilities that:

  • manufacture bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of manufacture, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A;
  • use bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of use, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A; or
  • use a mixture containing bisphenol A in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year and, as a result of use, the effluent at the final discharge point of the facility contains bisphenol A.

What you need to do

Prepare a P2 plan

  • For a facility subject to the notice on the date of publication, you must prepare a P2 plan by December 31, 2012
  • For a facility subject to the notice after the date of publication, you must prepare a P2 plan within 12 months of becoming subject

Implement a P2 plan

  • For a facility subject to the notice on the date of publication, you must implement a P2 plan by December 31, 2016
  • For a facility subject to the notice after the date of publication, you must implement a P2 plan no later than 48 months from becoming subject

Submit reports

You must complete and submit reports to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Reporting deadlines 1
Type of reports Deadline1
Schedule 1: Declaration of Preparation January 30, 2013
Schedule 4: Interim progress reports no. 1 to 3 annually from January 30, 2014 to January 30, 2016
Schedule 5: Declaration of Implementation January 30, 2017

Table notes

1 Note that the deadlines apply to a facility that becomes subject to the notice on the date of publication.

Background information

Contact Environment and Climate Change Canada

For all technical inquiries regarding the content of this Notice, please contact:
Products Division
Telephone: 1-888-391-3426
Email:  ec.produits-products.ec@canada.ca

For inquiries regarding reporting and P2 practices, please contact:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Telephone: 1-844-580-3637
Email: ec.planp2-p2plan.ec@canada.ca

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