Aniline

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Final Follow-up Assessment Report

In December 2011, the Final Follow-up Assessment Report on Aniline was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 145, No. 50 - December 10, 2011 (PDF Version - 1964 K)

The final follow-up assessment report concluded that aniline is not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health. Therefore, aniline does not meet the criterion under paragraph 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

Draft Follow-up Assessment Report

In November 2010, the Draft Follow-up Assessment on Aniline was released and the related Notices was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 144, No. 45 - November 6, 2010 (PDF Version - 1095 K) for a 60-day public comment period.

The assessment proposes to conclude that aniline does not meet the criterion set out under paragraph 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Aniline thus would not meet any of the criteria under Section 64 of CEPA 1999. It had previously been concluded that aniline is not harmful to the environment.

Background

Aniline is one of the substances included on the first Priority Substances List (PSL1) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1988 (CEPA 1988). Under this process, in 1994, the Government concluded that aniline is not harmful to the environment but available exposure information was considered insufficient to conclude whether aniline constituted a danger to human health as defined under Paragraph 11(c) of CEPA 1988. In October 2002, a Follow-up Report on a PSL1 Substance for Which Data Were Insufficient to Conclude Whether the Substance Was "Toxic" to Human Health, was released for a 60-day public comment period.

This report proposed that there was reason to suspect that aniline exposure might constitute a danger to human health but invited stakeholders to submit relevant data to inform the conclusion as there was considerable uncertainty with respect to exposure characterization. No comments were received during that public comment period. However, further information relevant to the exposure of humans was subsequently identified and considered in revising the assessment. Additionally, the health effects information has been updated. Based on this additional information, there is no longer a reason to suspect that aniline exposure might constitute a danger to human health.

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