Hexachloroethane

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Final Screening Assessment

In April 2016, the Final Screening Assessment on Hexachloroethane was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150 No. 18 - April 30, 2016 (PDF Version - 3,568 K). The final screening assessment concluded that hexachloroethane does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health proposed to take no further action on this substance at this time under the Act.

Draft Screening Assessment

In February 2014, the Draft Screening Assessment on Hexachloroethane was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 148 No. 6 - February 8, 2014 (PDF Version - 2,193 K) for a 60-day public comment period.

The draft screening assessment proposed to conclude that hexachloroethane does not meet the 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 Hexachloroethane.

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 hexachloroethane, that were anticipated to meet the ecological or human health categorization criteria. Subsequently, under the categorization exercise, hexachloroethane was found to be a high priority for assessment from both environmental and human health perspectives.

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