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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 inform priority-setting, risk assessment and risk management activities, as well as decision making for chemical substances.

Consult the information gathering plan for information about upcoming initiatives.

Current mandatory notices
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit Guidance document How to submit
Certain substances on the Revised In Commerce List including biopolymers, plant extracts, mineral extracts, proteins, fats, animal extracts, waxes, and carbohydrates Part I: Vol. 156, No. 11 March 12, 2022 September 14, 2022 HTML

Step 1: Download Excel Reporting File

Step 2: Submit through Single Window

Bisphenol A (BPA) and BPA structural analogues and functional alternatives Part I: Vol. 155, No. 46 November 13, 2021 March 16, 2022 HTML

Step 1: Download Excel Reporting File

Step 2: Submit through Single Window

Voluntary information collection

To further inform risk assessment and risk management activities, information could be gathered through data requests or voluntary questionnaires to any person, to obtain additional information related to previous submissions, or to those known to have an interest in the substances.

Participation in these data requests or voluntary questionnaires is critical to inform risk assessment and risk management. Participation rates may inform information gathering approaches.

Stakeholders who have information to submit are also invited to communicate with the Substances Management Information Line.

Voluntary information collection initiatives
Substance(s) Purpose Method of communication Date of communication Requested deadline How to submit
None at this time

Earlier mandatory notices

The Government of Canada has previously issued notices under section 46 or 71 of CEPA 1999 to gather information under the following initiatives. Even if the deadline for responding to a section 46 or 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 Information Line.

Earlier mandatory notices
Substance(s) Canada Gazette notice Date published Deadline to submit
PFHxS Part I: Vol. 154, No. 41 October 10, 2020 November 20, 2020
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

Earlier voluntary information collection initiatives

The Government of Canada has previously collected information, on a voluntary basis, under the following initiatives:

Earlier voluntary information collection initiatives
Substance(s) Purpose Method of communication Date of communication
1,550 substances in the third phase of Chemicals Management Plan Solicit voluntary information in advance of the screening assessments Notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol.150, No. 6 February 6, 2016

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