Ethene

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Final Screening Assessment

In May 2016, the Final Screening Assessment on Ethene was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 21– May 21, 2016 (PDF Version - 1,724 K). The final screening assessment concludes that ethene does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

Draft Screening Assessment

In January 2014, the Draft Screening Assessment on Ethene was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 148, No. 4 - January 25, 2014 (PDF Version - 1,429 KB) for a 60-day public comment period.

The draft screening assessment proposed to conclude that ethene does not meet criteria set out in section 64 of the (CEPA 1999). Comments and the Government's response relating to general themes on the draft screening assessment are summarized in the Summary of Public Comments received on the Draft Screening Assessment on Ethene.

Background

Before the launch of the Chemicals Management Plan in 2006, a Screening Assessment Pilot Project was initiated to apply new tools and approaches to a subset of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) such as ethene, that were anticipated to meet the ecological or human health categorization criteria. Subsequently, under the categorization exercise, ethene was not found to be a high priority for assessment.

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