Stream 3 substances in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach

Stream 3 substances for the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach were identified during the initial triage as fuels, which are substances that are primarily used by industries and consumers as fuels. Refer to the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach Substances List.

Risk management actions

Proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016

In October 2016, the proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016 were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 41 – October 8, 2016 for a 60-day public comment period.

The proposed regulations would repeal and replace the current regulations. One key proposed change was the addition of 49 substances to Schedule 1 of the regulations. Eleven of these 49 substances are Stream 3 substances: the 7 that have been assessed to date under the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach (see CAS RNs below), and 4 additional substances (CAS RNs 64742-80-9, 68334-30-5, 68476-34-6 and 101316-57-8) that are planned for assessment under Stream 3 in the future. Under certain regulated circumstances, the proposed regulations would require reporting on these substances, environmental emergency planning for higher-risk facilities, and reporting of spills or releases involving these substances that are environmental emergencies.

For Fuel Oil No. 2, addition to these regulations would contribute to meeting the environmental objective of minimizing environmental exposure to the greatest extent practicable, as outlined in the proposed risk management approach that was published in February 2015.

While some assessed substances in this stream do not meet the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), they do meet the criteria set out in section 200 of the act. Therefore, they were included in the proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016 for emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery purposes.

Adding substances to Schedule 1

One substance in this stream has been added to Schedule 1.

Summary of Stream 3 substances and publications

Final screening assessment of substances in Stream 3 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach
Group of substances CAS RN Final order and RIAS Public comments on the draft screening assessment Final screening assessment Proposed risk management approach
Aviation fuels 64741-86-2
64741-87-3
68527-27-5
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Fuel Oil No. 2 68476-30-2 HTML HTML HTML HTML
Fuel Oil No. 4, Fuel Oil No. 6 and Residual Fuel Oil 68476-31-3
68553-00-4
68476-33-5
None HTML HTML None
Timelines
Date Substances affected Activity
June 14, 2017 Fuel Oil No. 2 Publication in Canada Gazette of final order adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to Schedule 1, under CEPA 1999.
October 8, 2016 Aviation fuels, Fuel Oil No. 2, Fuel Oil No. 4, Fuel Oil No. 6 and Residual Fuel Oil Publication in Canada Gazette of proposed Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2016, and start of 60-day public comment period.
April 23, 2016 Fuel Oil No. 2 Publication in Canada Gazette of proposed order adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to Schedule 1 under CEPA 1999, and start of 60-day public comment period.
February 21, 2015 Fuel Oil No. 2 Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decision under subsection 77(6), release of Government's proposed risk management approach, and start of 60-day public comment period on the proposed risk management approach.
April 12, 2014 Aviation fuels, Fuel Oil No. 4, Fuel Oil No. 6 and Residual Fuel Oil Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decisions under subsection 77(6) and 68.
June 1, 2013 Fuel Oil No. 2 Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessment, (b) the new information received and (c) the risk management scope.
April 13, 2013 Aviation fuels, Fuel Oil No. 4, Fuel Oil No. 6 and Residual Fuel Oil Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessments and (b) the new information received.

Final screening assessments and risk management approach

Aviation fuels

In April 2014, the final screening assessment for 3 substances was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 148, No. 15 - April 12, 2014.

The final screening assessment concluded that these  substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999, therefore the Ministers of the Environment and of Health proposed to take no further action on these substances at this time under the act. No proposed risk management approach was prepared.

In April 2013, the draft screening assessment for these substances was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 147, No. 16 - April 13, 2013  for a 60-day public comment period.

Fuel Oil No. 2

In February 2015, the final screening assessment for Fuel Oil No. 2 was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 149, No. 8 - February 21, 2015. The final screening assessment concluded that this substance meets one or more criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999. A proposed risk management approach was also released on this date for a 60-day public comment period.

In June 2013, the draft screening assessment for this substance was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 147, No. 23 - June 1, 2013 . A risk management scope was also released in conjunction with this publication. There were 60-day public comment periods following the publication of both documents.

Fuel Oil No. 4, Fuel Oil No. 6 and Residual Fuel Oil

In April 2014, the final screening assessment for 3 substances was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 148, No. 15 - April 12, 2014.

The final screening assessment concluded that these 3 substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999, therefore the Ministers of the Environment and of Health proposed to take no further action on these substances at this time under the act. No proposed risk management approach was prepared.

In April 2013, the draft screening assessment for these substances was released and the related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 147, No. 16 - April 13, 2013 for a 60-day public comment period.

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