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  • Government of Canada – Cobalt Containing Substances

    “Certain cobalt-containing substances are among those identified as priorities for action for the second phase of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). The selection of these cobalt-containing substances for action is based on the categorization process completed in 2006, and new information received as part of the first phase of the CMP. Cobalt-containing substances have been […]

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  • Identification of chemicals and polymers as risk assessment priorities under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999)

    As per the Government of Canada “under Part 5 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), Environment Canada and Health Canada were required to complete the Categorization of approximately 23,000 existing substances on Canada’s Domestic Substances List (DSL). Approximately 4,300 substances were identified as requiring screening assessment following this process.” Read Article.

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  • News Release – Harper Government introduces regulations to prevent mercury releases to the environment

    November 27, 2014 – Gatineau, Québec – Environment Canada “The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today that the Government of Canada is moving forward with new regulations to protect the environment and safeguard human health by limiting the […]

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  • Mercury and Its Compounds Regulation

    Please note that the Government of Canada has published the Products Containing Mercury Regulation (SOR/2014-254) “The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the “Regulations”) prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury or any of its compounds, with some exemptions for essential products which have no technically or economically viable alternatives (e.g., certain medical and research […]

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  • Proposals for Changes to the NPRI

    Following are proposals that are currently being considered or recently completed by Environment Canada: Proposed Deletions in Response to the NPRI Substance Review Phase 2 – Public Comment Period Closes January 12, 2015 see Proposal Summary   Proposal to add 10 Substances see Consultation Plan updated October 2014   Additional information can be accessed here:  […]

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  • Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report

    The second issue of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Progress Report is now available on Environment Canada’s website. “The report is published twice a year to keep stakeholders and interested parties up to date on the activities and programs related to Canada’s CMP. It reports on advances in major initiatives and highlights key activities related to […]

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  • Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals

    March 31, 2013 Ι  News Release:  Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals “Proposed changes deliver on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative” As part of Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada today tabled new legislation intended to improve the level of protection for workers handling hazardous materials […]

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  • Northern Contaminants Program

    February 24, 2014 Ι Northern Contaminants Program “The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) co-ordinates Canada’s action on northern contaminants, including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and mercury, both nationally and internationally. The NCP is a multidisciplinary initiative, funded by the Government of Canada, addressing health, science, and communications issues related to contaminants in Canada’s Arctic. It was […]

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