Businesses and organizations managing chemical substances

The Government of Canada works with businesses, industry, other levels of government, non-governmental organizations and citizens to manage and reduce pollution and waste and to maintain and improve the health of Canadians. This page has links to information on a range of topics relating to the Government of Canada's management of chemical substances in Canada:

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Challenge Advisory Panel The Challenge Advisory Panel was formed to provide advice to the Government of Canada on the Chemicals Management Plan Challenge initiative.
CMP Stakeholder Advisory Council The purposes of the Council are to provide stakeholders the opportunity to offer advice and input to Government of Canada on the implementation of the CMP, and to foster dialogue on issues pertaining to the CMP between stakeholders and government.
Information Gathering The Government of Canada is using the mandatory information gathering provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) to gather information related to chemical substances from industry.
International Affairs and Regulatory Cooperation Canada works together with other nations and international organizations to find solutions to common, global environmental challenges. The Government of Canada's Federal Regulatory Policy requires that regulatory departments and agencies rely, whenever possible, on sound international standards and other international regulatory cooperation (IRC) arrangements to achieve its regulatory policy objectives.
Petroleum Sector Stream Approach The Petroleum Sector Stream Approach includes approximately 160 petroleum substances that are considered high priority, but were set aside from the Challenge under the Chemicals Management Plan to be addressed using a sectoral approach.
Public Consultations You can comment on risk assessment and risk management documents that are released through the Chemicals Management Plan Challenge.
Rapid Screening Approach The rapid screening approach uses a series of qualitative and quantitative steps to efficiently evaluate the likelihood that a substance may cause ecological harm, given conservative (worst-case) estimates of exposure.
Regulations Regulations are the rules issued by federal departments to carry out the intent of statutes (acts) enacted by the Government of Canada. They are instruments of legislative power and have the force of law.
Significant New Activity (SNAc) Approach Significant New Activity notices are a flag put on a chemical substance so that any major changes in the way it is used are reported to the Government of Canada.

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