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Adding Substances to Schedule 1

Quinoline was determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) and has therefore been included in a final Order to add to Schedule 1.

Applying Significant New Activity (SNAc) Provisions

View the Comprehensive Listing of Substances that are Subject to a Significant New Activity Notice.

Quinoline may be addressed through the application of Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions. A Notice of intent has been published. For additional guidance on submitting information required as part of SNAc notifications, please see the Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers.

Final Screening Assessment and Proposed Risk Management Approach

In November 2011, the Final Screening Assessment Report on Quinoline was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 145, No. 47 - November 19, 2011 (PDF Version - 1 545 K).

The final screening assessment report concluded that quinoline poses a risk to the environment as set out in section 64(a) and a risk to human health as set out in section 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Additionally, quinoline meets the criteria for persistence but not for bioaccumulation potential as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.

A proposed Risk Management Approach Document on Quinoline was also released on this date for a 60-day public comment period. This document builds on the previously released risk management scope document, and outlines, in more depth, the risk management actions for this substance, including the choice of risk management instruments.

Draft Screening Assessment Report and Risk Management Scope

In July 2010, the draft screening assessment report on quinoline was released and the Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 144, No. 31 - July 31, 2010 (PDF Version - 1855 K) for a 60-day public comment period.  A Risk Management Scope Document was also released on this date. During that period, no comments were received from the public.


Before the launch of the Chemicals Management Plan in 2006, quinoline was selected for Screening Assessment. Subsequently, under the categorization exercise, quinoline was found to meet both the ecological and human health criteria.

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