Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Initiative on Chemicals Management

In February 2011, the Governments of the United States (U.S.) and Canada launched the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) to facilitate closer cooperation between Canada and the U.S. on the development of smarter and more effective approaches to regulation that strengthen the economy, enhance competitiveness, and protect public safety and welfare.

Regulatory Partnership Statement

Consistent with the overall objectives of the RCC, Environment Canada and Climate Change and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with Health Canada, have posted a statement outlining how future regulatory cooperation under the RCC Initiative on Chemicals Management will be undertaken.

Regulatory Cooperation Council Work Plans for Chemicals Management

Joint Work Plans:

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed work plans for medium-term collaboration activities in two areas:

For information on Chemicals Management work plans, please contact:

For further information and the latest updates on the RCC, please refer to the Government of Canada's RCC website.

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