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Once a chemical is found to pose a risk, scientists and policy people with the Chemicals Management Plan design a strategy to manage the chemical and the risk it poses. They might decide that it is important to phase out the use or production of the substance because it is too dangerous. They might propose regulations to limit or make the use of a chemical safer.

At every step along the way there are Public Comment Periods open to the people of Canada to comment on a draft document about a chemical. These comments, and the CMP Science Committee and Stakeholder Advisory Council help the government make decisions about how to manage a chemical or group of chemicals for the safety of Canadians and our environment. 

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Webinar Registration – Sep 29, 2021 02:00 PM

Topic: Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS): A Review “From PFOS to GenX”DescriptionCNHHE is pleased to present Terry Obal, PhD, CChem, Chief Science Advisor, Bureau Veritas Laboratories to discuss the state of the science around PFAS chemicals.

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are recognized by environmental practitioners and regulatory bodies around the world as compounds of environmental concern. These persistent chemicals are found widely in the environment. The ubiquity of these compounds in a wide range of environmental and biological matrices, compounded with their chemical properties and studies suggesting human toxicity have resulted in increased public concern.

In April 2021, the Government of Canada published a notice of intent in the Canada Gazette considering activities that would address the broad class of PFAS.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the science around PFAS including:

• PFAS as contaminants of emerging environmental concern
• Exposure and toxicity
• Sampling and analysis considerations – Soil, water, tissue and air
• Treatment and remediation – What are our options?
• The future of PFAS in the environmental marketplace

Lotus corniculatus, extract

The final screening assessment for Lotus corniculatus, extract has been published. It is concluded that the substance does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA. The Final Screening Assessment is HERE & The Canada Gazette Notice is HERE

Comments or information submitted with respect to the above publication must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, along with the date of publication of the notice, and can be provided to the Minister of the Environment until October 13, 2021, using one of the following methods:

  • Online through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window,
  • By email to substances@ec.gc.ca, with the name of the publication in the subject line. If you wish to comment on multiple publications, please submit your comments in separate emails; or
  • By mail to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 351 St-Joseph Blvd., 6th floor, Gatineau (QC) K1A 0H3.

Caprolactam

The draft screening assessment for caprolactam has been published. It is proposed to conclude that the substance does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The Draft Screening Assessment is found HERE and the Canada Gazette Notice can be located HERE

Comments or information submitted with respect to the above publication must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, along with the date of publication of the notice, and can be provided to the Minister of the Environment until October 13, 2021, using one of the following methods:

  • Online through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window,
  • By email to substances@ec.gc.ca, with the name of the publication in the subject line. If you wish to comment on multiple publications, please submit your comments in separate emails; or
  • By mail to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 351 St-Joseph Blvd., 6th floor, Gatineau (QC) K1A 0H3.

Anthraquinones Group

The Final Screening Assessment for the Anthraquinones Group was published. The Proposed Risk Management Approach for Solvent Violet 13 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on September 15, 2021. Available here.

Mitotane

An order amending the Domestic Substances List to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to Mitotane was published. Available here.

Lead

The proposed Regulations for Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of Wheel Weights Containing Lead in Canada were published for a 70 public comment period ending September 11, 2021. Available here.

Formaldehyde

The final Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations and the final Directive Concerning Testing for Formaldehyde Emissions were published. Available here.

Zinc

The Additional Risk Characterization Document in Support of the Draft Screening Assessment for Zinc and its Compounds: Pulp and paper sector exposure and risk characterization was published. Available here.

Fact Sheets

Two new fact sheets were published: 1. Use of margins of exposure and risk quotients in risk assessment, and 2. Canadian exposure factors used in human health risk assessments. Available here.

Coal Tars

The Final Screening Assessment for Coal Tars and their Distillates was published. The Risk Management Approach for Coal Tars and their Distillates and the proposed order adding coal tars to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 were also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 25, 2021. Available here.

DEHP

The performace measurement evaluation for DEHP was published. Available here.

Priority A (higher hazard) micro-organism

A notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to vary the requirements under the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 for Pseufomonas fluorescens ATCC 13525 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 18, 2021. A notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to rescind the requirements under the SNAc provisions for Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains ATCC 31480, 700370 and 700371 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 18, 2021. Available here.

Chlorocresol

The Final Screening Assessment for Chlorocresol was published. The Proposed Risk Management Approach for Chlorocresol was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on July 21, 2021. Available here.

Talc

The proposed order adding Talc to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on July 21, 2021. Available here.

Monocyclic and Bicyclic Sesquiterpenes Group

The Draft Screening Assessment for the Monocyclic and Bicyclic Sesquiterpenes Group and the Risk Management Scope for Certain Terpenes and Terpenoids within the Monocyclic and Bicyclic Sesquiterpenes Group were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on July 7, 2021. Available Here.

Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee Reports

The meeting record for the February 2020 Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee meeting was published. A committee report on considerations for identifying potential risks from exposure to chemicals in the workplace was also published. Available Here.

Transparency in Chemicals Management

An amended version of the Approach to disclose confidential information and promote transparency in chemicals management was published to reflect the results of the pilot phase of the confidential substance identity claim review project for claims older than 10 years. Available Here.

Talc

The Final Screening Assessment for Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) was published. The Risk Management Approach for Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) was also published for a public comment period ending June 23, 2021. Available Here.

Thiophosphate Alkyl Esters Group

The draft screening assessment and risk management scope for the Thiophosphate Alkyl Esters Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 12, 2021. Available here

Piperazine

The Draft Screening Assessment for Piperazine was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 12, 2021. Available here.


Ethers Group


The Draft Screening Assessment for the Ethers Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 12, 2021. Available here.

Aliphatic Amines Group

The draft screening assessment and risk management scope for the Aliphatic Amines Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 5, 2021. Available here.


Hexamethylenetetramines Group

The draft screening assessment and risk management scope for the Hexamethylenetetramines Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 5, 2021. Available here.

Bioactivity Exposure Ratio

The Science Approach Document for the Bioactivity Exposure Ratio: Application in Priority Setting and Risk Assessment was released for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 5, 2021. Available here.


Chlorhexidine and its salts

The proposed order adding Chlorhexidine and its salts to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 5, 2021. AVAILABLE HERE

Dinoseb

The Final Screening Assessment for Dinoseb was published. A proposed risk management approach was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 7, 2021. Available here

Benzophenone

The Final Screening Assessment for Benzophenone was published. A proposed risk management approach was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 31, 2021. Available here.

Decenes Group

The draft screening assessment and risk management scope for the Decenes Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on March 10, 2021. Available Here.

Trixylyl phosphate

A notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to trixylyl phosphate was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on February 17, 2021. Document available here.

Na3NTA


The Draft Screening Assessment for Na3NTA was published for a public comment period ending on February 17, 2001. Available here.



BPA Analogues

The Technical Consultation: Proposed Subgrouping of Bisphenol A (BPA) Structural Analogues and Functional Alternatives was published for a public comment period, ending on February 17, 2021. Document can be found HERE.


Coumarin 1

The Draft Screening Assessment for coumarin 1 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on December 30, 2020. Available here.