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  • Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

    “Regulatory Partnership Statement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada Environment Canada (EC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are committed to continue working together to deliver benefits for the public, industry and regulators while maintaining consumer protection, health, safety, security and the environment. The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council’s […]

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  • Pre-Notification of Updates to Ontario’s Air Dispersion Models

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change has issued the following document to pre-notify stakeholders of impending changes, details on affected model versions and outlines changes that will be implemented. Access full document here

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  • USA – New Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Bill may pass in 2015

    In March 2015, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”. The bill would overhaul current chemicals laws under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was last updated in 1976. While reform legislation has been introduced in […]

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  • Ontario: Cap and Trade System to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ontario

    On April 24, 2015 the Office of the Premier issued the following media release. “Joint Statement on Climate Change from the Premiers of Ontario and Québec” Today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Québec Premier Philippe Couillard issued the following statement on climate change: “We are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and […]

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  • Health Canada: Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations Amendment

    The Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (proposed Amendments) were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 75-day public comment period ending on June 18, 2015. See Notice

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  • NASF – New TSCA bill may pass in 2015

    Posted by NASF March 30, 2015 US Chemicals Reform Legislations Introduced in Senate New TSCA bill may pass in 2015. “Earlier this month, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”. The bill would overhaul current chemicals laws […]

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  • WHMIS 2015

    WHMIS 2015 “On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in the Canada Gazette, Part II the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which, in addition to the amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act under the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1, modified the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 1988 to incorporate the Globally […]

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  • Environment Canada – New Substance Program

    Environment Canada (EC) has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers under the New Substance Program. Included in the Background section for “any company or individual who plans to import or manufacture a substance subject to notification under the NSNR (Chemicals and Polymers) must provide the New Substances Program (NSP) with a New […]

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