Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Enforcement Program – John Sencaj, Operations Manager & INTERPOL Liason, Environmental Enforcement Directorate

Chemicals Management Plan: An Overview of Enforcement Under the CCPSA – James Hardy, Compliance and Enforcement Division, Risk Management Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada

News

March 14, 2017:

Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substances
The final screening assessment for Certain Azo Disperse Dyes of the Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance Grouping was published. A proposed risk management approach document for Disperse Yellow 3 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 10, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/azo_benzidine/dyes-colorants-eng.php

A consultation document on the options for addressing Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substances with effects of concern was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 10, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/azo_benzidine/index-eng.php

March 8, 2017:

CMP Substances whose Draft Screening Assessments or Proposed Risk Management Approaches are open for public comment:

Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group (ends May 3) (Used in cosmetics and non-prescription drugs, paint and coating products, air fresheners, household cleaning products, as well as in adhesives, batteries and textiles).Public Summary: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/ethylene-ethane-eng.php

Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPGs) (Draft Risk Management Approach PCP ends April 26, 2017). Public Summary: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-4/lpg-gaz_petrole_liquefies-eng.php

4-Vinylcyclohexane (4-VCH) Draft Screening assessment PCP ends April 26, 2017. (4-VHC is primarily used in the manufacture of products, such as flame retardants, plastic/rubber materials and adhesives.) Public Summary: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/4vch-4ech-eng.php  

Arthrobacter globiformis strain ATCC 8010 and Cellulomonas biazotea strain ATCC 486 (Priority C micro-organisms) The draft screening assessments PCP  ends on April 19, 2017. www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritc-eng.php

Natural Gas Condensates A proposed Order adding natural gas condensates to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending April 19, 2017. www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-4/index-eng.php

 2-MBS (benzenesulfonamide, 2-methyl-) The draft screening assessment PCP ends on on April 12, 2017.(Used in the manufacture of pigments, plastic materials and adhesives. It may also be found in nail polish, and can be formed in small amounts during the manufacture of saccharine, a food additive.) Public Summary: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/2mbs-eng.php

Amendment Please note the Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for bisphenol A, hexavalent chromium, perfluorooctane sulfonate and triclosan were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 12, 2017.www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/feqg-recommand-eng.php#a6 

Trichoderma reesei strain ATCC 74252 The draft screening assessment PCP ends on April 5, 2017. www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

Sulfurized lard oil The draft screening assessment for sulfurized lard oil was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 5, 2017. (Used industrially in lubricants and greases.)www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/sulfurized-oil-huiles-sulfurees-eng.php

NMP and NEP The draft screening assessment for NMP and NEP was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 5, 2017. (used in industrial applications, as well as paint strippers, cosmetics, and certain food packaging materials). www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/cmp3-pgpc3/nmp-nep-eng.php

 Priority A Micro-organismsThe final screening assessment for Aspergillus oryzae strain ATCC 11866 (Priority A micro-organism) was published. A Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to apply the Significant New Activity provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to Aspergillus oryzae strain ATCC 11866 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 22, 2017. www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/priorita-eng.php

Priority B Micro-organisms The draft screening assessments for Bacillus circulans strain ATCC 9500, Bacillus megaterium strain ATCC 14581, Chaetomium globosum strain ATCC 6205 and Micrococcus luteus strain ATCC 4698 (Priority B micro-organisms) were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 22, 2017.

The final screening assessments for Pseudomonas putida strains ATCC 12633, ATCC 31483, ATCC 31800 and ATCC 700369 and Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain F53 (Priority B micro-organisms) were published. A Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to apply the Significant New Activity provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to for Pseudomonas putida strains ATCC 12633, ATCC 31483, ATCC 31800 and ATCC 700369 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 22, 2017. www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

 

April 28, 2016

Read our April Bulletin Here

April 25, 2016

Fuel Oil No. 2 – Proposed Order to add to Schedule 1
Publication in Canada Gazette of proposed Order adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and start of 60-day public comment period.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-3/index-eng.php

April 19, 2015

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Multi-stakeholder Workshop, Ottawa, February 26, 2016 Presentation: Exploring Opportunities under Chemical and Waste Multilateral Environmental Agreements

April 18, 2016 From the CMP:

Chemicals Management Place Science Committee
The Meeting Record and Committee Report from the November 2015 meeting of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee are now available.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/sc-cs/meet-reunions-eng.php 

Risk Assessment Summaries (3)
A risk assessment summary for Bacillus species 01 and 02, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=83ED95A1-1

A risk assessment summary for Bacillus species 06 and 03, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=DD192C6A-1

A risk assessment summary for PROSTVAC-V, F and TBC-FPV, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=A5D0033D-1

April 11, 2016 From the CMP:

Micro-organism: Priority B
The draft screening assessment for Saccharomyces cerevisiae F53 (Priority B micro-organism) was published for a 60-day public comment period (ending June 8, 2016). http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

April 11, 2016

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
2016 document: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.  Children and pregnant women are cited throughout the report as populations of concern.  You can access the report here:
https://health2016.globalchange.gov

April 5, 2016 From the CMP:

Section 75
A document on the Implementation of Section 75 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60 day public comment period ending on May 31, 2016.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/approach-approche/section75-eng.php

March 21, 2016 From the CMP:

Micro-organism: Priority A
The draft screening assessment for Aspergillus oryzae strain ATCC 11866 (Priority A micro-organism) was published for a 60-day public comment period.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/priorita-eng.php 

Micro-organism: Priority B
The draft screening assessment for Pseudomonas putida strains ATCC 12633, ATCC 31483, ATCC 31800 and ATCC 700369 (Priority B micro-organisms) was published for a 60-day public comment period. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php 

March 7, 2016

Stakeholder Advisory Council
The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the November 2015 meeting was published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/summary-sommaire/_2013-2016/20151125-eng.php

Risk Assessment Summaries
The New Substances program has published two new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=173AEA25-1

February 24, 2016

Check out the February Bulletin here.

Consultation Document
A consultation document concerning the proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse was published.

http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=3A8EA7D7-1&offset=1

Notice of Intent
A Notice of intent seeking early stakeholder engagement to help inform the plan to address the remaining 1,550 substances under the Chemicals Management Plan was published.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2016/2016-02-06/html/notice-avis-eng.php#nl5

Expression of Interest
A Call for Expression of Interest for the third mandate of the Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

February 18, 2016

Note that the deadline for the Expression of Interest in the Stakeholder Advisory Council to the CMP has been extended to February 26, 2016

http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

February 16, 2016

Expression of Interest
A Call for Expression of Interest for the third mandate of the Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council was published. Deadline is February 19, 2016!

http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

A consultation document concerning the proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse was published. Deadline for comments is March 10

http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=3A8EA7D7-1&offset=1

February 4, 2016

The EduTOX Video Challenge has just been launched!
(www.edutox.ca) It is about giving young people (14-22) a platform to promote awareness and action on toxins – and a chance to be nationally recognized for their leadership. The EduTOX team is looking for creative and compelling short videos that will get people thinking about and taking action on the toxins that we all encounter in our day-to-day lives. There are generous prizes of scholarships and merchandise for the top 6 videos. Please spread the word to the young people that you know!

Check out our January Bulletin here.

January 4, 2016

From the CMP: 
A notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to hydrofluorocarbons was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiquehs.gc.ca/plan/resources/s71-eng.php 

Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report
The fifth issue of the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/progress_report-rapport_etape-eng.php

December 22, 2015

Read the November-December 2015 Bulletinhere

November 10, 2015

Read the October 2015 Bulletinhere.

From the CMP: 

CMP Science Committee
The Meeting Record and Committee Report from the June 2015 meeting of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee are now available.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/sc-cs/meet-reunions-eng.php

October 5, 2015

Read the September Bulletinhere.

August 6th, 2015

Read the July-August Bulletin here

Read the Canadian Public Health Association’s Discussion Paper: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health

From the CMP:

Phthalates
The proposed Approach for Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates was published for a 60-day public comment period, along with other related documents, including Four State of the Science Reports (PCP ends September 30).
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/phthalate/index-eng.php

Paenibacillus polymyxa
The final screening assessment on Paenibacillus polymyxa strains ATCC 842, ATCC 55407 and 13540-4 (Priority B micro-organism) was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

Escherichia hermannii
The final screening assessment on Escherichia hermannii ATCC 700368 (Priority A micro-organism) was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/priorita-eng.php

Bacillus licheniformis/ subtilis
The final screening assessment on the Domestic Substances List Bacillus licheniformis/ subtilis (Priority A and Priority B micro-organisms) group was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/index-eng.php

Microbeads
The Science Summary, a proposed Order adding microbeads to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) and a notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of CEPA 1999 with respect to microbeads were published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/microb-eng.php

Stakeholder Advisory Council: 

The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the May 2015 meeting was published.
http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/meet-reunion-eng.php
Health Canada Consultation on proposed changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist:
Comments must be sent to: cosmetics@hc-sc.gc.ca by August 26, 2015

 

July 27, 2015 From the CMP:

Mandatory Surveys Three notices (mandatory surveys) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to certain polymers, certain petroleum substances and nanomaterials were published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/resources/s71-eng.php

July 20, 2015 From the CMP:

Selenium-containing Substance Grouping A draft screening assessment and proposed risk management scope document for selenium and its compounds were published for a 60-day public comment period ending September 16, 2015. http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/selenium-eng.php

Stakeholder Advisory Council
The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the May 2015 meeting was published.
http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/meet-reunion-eng.php  

 
 July 15, 2015
The June 2015 Bulletin can be found here .

 

June 24, 2015 From the CMP:
Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report
The fourth issue of the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report was published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/progress_report-rapport_etape-eng.php

 

Repealing the Vinyl Chloride Regulations, 1992 The Regulations repealing the vinyl Chloride Regulations, 1992 was published on the Canada Gazette website.
http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2015/2015-06-06/html/reg1-eng.php

 

June 8, 2015 From the CMP:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 are now available.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=E80BB204-1

 

A draft screening assessment for Nineteen Substances on the Domestic Substances List Associated with Pesticidal Uses was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 5, 2015.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/challenge-defi/six_pesticides-eng.php