Latest news about the Chemicals Management Plan

Latest News - 2022

May

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 were published in the Canada Gazette, Part l, for a 75-day public comment period ending on July 28, 2022. The substances included in the proposed regulatory changes are perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and its precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and precursors (PFOA), long chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and precursors (LC-PFCAs), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), Dechlorane Plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE). [2022-05-14]

A proposed ministerial order to amend the Export Control List on Schedule 3 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part l, for a 75-day public comment period ending on July 28, 2022.  [2022-05-14]

The Final Screening Assessment for Sulfurized Isobutylene was published. [2022-05-14]

The Final Screening Assessment for Silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica was published. [2022-05-14]

April

The Final Screening Assessment for Dicyclopentadiene was published. [2022-04-22]

The Final Screening Assessment for Sodium Cyclamate and Cyclohexylamine was published. A notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to Cyclohexylamine was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on June 8, 2022. [2022-04-09]

Two new fact sheets were published: 1. Use of assessment factors in ecological risk assessment for deriving predicted no-effect concentrations, and 2. Consideration of vulnerable populations in risk assessment. [2022-04-08]

The proposed order adding benzophenone to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (including follow-up activities for 2-methoxypropyl acetate) and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on June 1, 2022. [2022-04-02]

The proposed order adding Basic Violet 3, Malachite Green, Basic Violet 4, and Basic Blue 7 to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on June 1, 2022. [2022-04-02]

March

The Draft Screening Assessment for the Esters Group (including follow-up activities for 2-methoxypropyl acetate) and the Risk Management Scope for Methyl Acetate were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 18, 2022. [2022-03-19]

The Notice with respect to certain substances on the Revised In Commerce List, including biopolymers, plant extracts, mineral extracts, proteins, fats, animal extracts, waxes, and carbohydrates was published under the authority of section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to collect information on quantities and uses of approximately 700 substances on the Revised In Commerce List. The deadline to respond is September 14, 2022. [2022-03-12]

The Science Approach Document for the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances version 2.0 was released for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 11, 2022. [2022-03-12]

The Draft Screening Assessment for the Alcohols Group and the Risk Management Scope for the Alcohols Group - Methanol, 1-Butanol, and Benzenemethanol (Benzyl Alcohol) were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 11, 2022. [2022-03-12]

The updated Performance Measurement Evaluation Work plan was published. [2022-03-11]

A notice to interested parties regarding national consultations on supply chain transparency, including labelling was published. [2022-03-04]

The Draft Screening Assessment for the Alkyl Halides Group and the Risk Management Scope for the Alkyl Halides Group, specifically: Propane, 1-bromo- (1-bromopropane) were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 4, 2022. [2022-03-05]

February

The Draft Screening Assessment – Substances Identified as Being of Low Concern Using the Ecological Risk Classification of Inorganic Substances and Biomonitoring or Rapid Screening Science Approaches was published for a 60-day public comment period ending April 27, 2022. [2020-02-26]

A Notice of removal of substances with no commercial activity from the Revised In Commerce List was published. [2022-02-19]

The proposed Environmental Performance Agreement for the Formulation of Chlorhexidine Products was published for a public comment period ending April 15, 2022. The Notice with respect to the substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2022, 2023 and 2024 including Chlorhexidine and its salts in reporting requirements was also published. [2022-02-14]

A notice of intent on the development of proposed regulations that would set minimum recycled content requirements for certain plastic manufactured items was published for a 30-day public comment period, ending on March 14, 2022. A technical issues paper, Recycled content for certain plastic manufactured items regulations, was also published for a 30-day public comment period ending on March 14, 2022. [2022-02-12]

Two notices of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to vary the requirements under the Significant New Activities provisions for 10 and 46 substances were published for a 60-day public comment period ending April 6, 2022. [2022-02-05]

The Final Screening Assessment for 1-Nitropropane was published. [2022-02-05]

The Final Screening Assessment for Benzoxazole, 2,2'-(1,4-naphthalenediyl)bis- was published. [2022-02-05]

The Final Screening Assessment for Heptamethylnonane was published. [2022-02-05]

The meeting record for the February 2021 Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee meeting was published. A background paper on the Evolution of the Existing Substances Risk Assessment Program under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and considerations looking forward was also published. [2022-02-02]

January

The Chemicals Management Plan Engagement and Outreach Contribution Program call for Proposals was launched. Applications for the Public Participation Stream and Indigenous Participation Stream must be submitted before 4:00 PM Pacific Time on March 7, 2022. [2022-01-24]

A summary of public comments received on the proposed Chemicals Management Plan Approach for a Subset of Inorganic and Organometallic Substances was published. [2022-01-14]

The Draft Screening Assessment for Select Hydrocarbon-based Substances was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 9, 2022. [2022-01-08]

The final Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations were published. [2022-01-05]

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