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Current mandatory notices

Mandatory notices can be issued under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) to gather information needed to create or update inventories, set priorities, and support risk assessment or risk management activities.

Consult the information gathering plan (2020-2021) for information about upcoming initiatives.

Mandatory notices to inform inventory updates
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit Guidance document How to submit
None at this time

Learn about inventory updates.

Mandatory notices to inform risk assessment activities
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit Guidance document How to submit
None at this time.

Learn how the information is used for risk assessment.

Mandatory notices to inform risk management activities
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit Guidance document How to submit
PFHxS Part I: Vol. 154, No. 41 October 10, 2020 November 20, 2020 HTML Step 1. Download Excel Reporting Form
Step 2. Submit through Single Window

Learn how the information is used for risk management.

Voluntary information collection

Information can be gathered through direct data requests to those known to have an interest in the substances, or the use of voluntary questionnaires.

Consult the information gathering plan (2020-2021) for information about upcoming initiatives.

Voluntary information collection initiatives
Substance(s) Purpose Method of communication Date of communication Requested deadline How to submit
1550 substances in the third phase of Chemicals Management Plan Solicit voluntary information in advance of the screening assessments Notice in Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol.150, No. 6 February 6, 2016 Ongoing Single Window

Information gathering to inform risk assessments for the third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan

Basic information on substances to be assessed as part of the third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) was collected through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Domestic Substances List inventory updates (DSL IU), which helped the Government of Canada identify key stakeholders and commercial activity involved with specific substances.

To further inform assessments for the third phase of the CMP, targeted data requests are being conducted with some notifiers to obtain additional information related to their submission. Information requested may include more current or specific quantity and use information, as well as facility and customer information. The timing of these data-requests is based on the risk assessment publication plan.

Participation in these data requests is critical to ensure accuracy and quality of risk assessments completed in the third phase of the CMP. Participation rates will inform information gathering approaches moving forward, and mandatory section 46 or 71 notices will be considered if essential information needs remain.

Stakeholders who do not receive an email but have information to submit are invited to communicate with the Substances Management Information Line. Information is useful 6 months in advance of the assessment start date, which is provided in the list of substances in the third phase of the CMP.

Earlier mandatory notices

The Government of Canada has previously issued notices under sections 46 and 71 of CEPA 1999 to gather information under the following initiatives. Even if the deadline for responding to a section 46 and 71 notice has passed, those who met the reporting requirements and did not respond remain legally obligated to do so. The response must be submitted as soon as possible to the Minister of the Environment to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator.

Earlier mandatory notices
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit (unless extension was granted)
Coal tars and their distillates Part I: Vol. 152, No. 48 December 1, 2018 March 14, 2019
Certain quaternary ammonium compounds Part I: Vol. 152, No. 46 November 17, 2018 April 24, 2019
BENPAT Part I: Vol. 152, No. 34 August 25, 2018 December 13, 2018
Certain micro-organisms Part I: Vol. 151, No.38 September 23, 2017 January 30, 2018
Certain substances requiring information for risk management - Fall 2017 Part I: Vol.151, No. 13 April 1, 2017 September 27, 2017
2017 Inventory update (chemicals and polymers) Part I: Vol.151, No.2 January 14, 2017 July 17, 2017
Certain substances requiring information for risk management - Summer 2017 Part I: Vol.151, No. 13 April 1, 2017 June 28, 2017
Asbestos Part I: Vol.150, No.51 December 17, 2016 January 18, 2017
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Part I: Vol.150, No.24 June 11, 2016 August 10, 2016
Part I: Vol. 150, No.1 January 2, 2016 March 2, 2016
Microbeads Part I: Vol.149, No.31 August 1, 2015 October 15, 2015
Nanomaterials Part I: Vol.149, No.30 July 25, 2015 February 23, 2016
Polymers Part I: Vol.149, No.30 July 25, 2015 December 3, 2015
Priority petroleum substances on the Domestic Substances List (2015) Part: Vol.149, No.30 July 25, 2015 October 20, 2015
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Part I: Vol. 148, No.16 April 19, 2014 August 19, 2016
Phthalate substances Part I: Vol.147, No.28 July 13, 2013 November 13, 2013
Selenium-containing substances Part I: Vol.147, No.22 May 25, 2013 October 1, 2013
Organic flame retardant substances Part I: Vol.147, No.13 March 30, 2013 July 30, 2013
Triclosan Part I: Vol.147, No.6 February 9, 2013 July 11, 2013
Inventory update - Phase 2 Part I: Vol.146, No.48 December 1, 2012 September 4, 2013
Substituted diphenylamine substances Part I: Vol.146, No.26 June 30, 2012 October 30, 2012
Methylenediphenyl diisocyanate and diamine substances and phenol, methyl- Part I: Vol.146, No.24 June 16, 2012 October 16, 2012
Cobalt-containing substances Part I: Vol.146, No.22 June 2, 2012 October 2, 2012
Petroleum substances (2011) Part I: Vol.145, No.51 December 17, 2011 May 18, 2012
Aromatic amines and aromatic azo- and benzidine-based substances Part I: Vol.145, No.51 December 17, 2011 April 16, 2012
Batch 12 substances Part I: Vol.143, No.52 December 26, 2009 April 27, 2010
Inventory update - Phase 1 (chemicals) Part I: Vol.143, No.40 October 3, 2009 March 30, 2010
Inventory update - Phase 1 (micro-organisms) Part I: Vol.143, No.40 October 3, 2009 March 30, 2010
Batch 11 substances Part I: Vol.143, No.39 September 26, 2009 January 26, 2010
Petroleum substances (2009) Part I: Vol.143, No.30 July 25, 2009 September 23, 2009
Batch 10 substances Part I: Vol.143, No.25 June 20, 2009 October 20, 2009
Batch 9 substances Part I: Vol.143, No.11 March 14, 2009 July 14, 2009
Batch 8 substances Part I: Vol.143, No.5 January 31, 2009 April 7, 2009
Batch 7 substances Part I: Vol.142, No.35 August 30, 2008 January 13, 2009
Batch 6 substances Part I: Vol.142, No.22 May 31, 2008 September 30, 2008
Petroleum substances (2008) Part I: Vol.142, No.10 March 8, 2008 July 15, 2008
Batch 5 substances Part I: Vol.142, No.7 February 16, 2008 June 17, 2008
Batch 4 substances Part I: Vol.141, No.46 November 17, 2007 March 18, 2008
Batch 3 substances Part I: Vol.141, No.33 August 18, 2007 December 18, 2007
Batch 2 substances Part I: Vol.141, No.19 May 12, 2007 September 12, 2007
Batch 1 substances Part I: Vol.141, No.5 February 3, 2007 June 5, 2007

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