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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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  • NASF UPDATED – EPA Proposes More Stringent Ozone Standard of 65-70 Parts Per Billion

    “The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a more stringent national ozone standard, between 65 and 70 parts per billion, on November 26, saying the level is necessary to protect human health under the Clean Air Act. With an estimated cost to the economy of $3.4 trillion, manufacturing leaders in Washington are calling it the most expensive regulation ever.” […]

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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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  • Willms & Shier: New NWT Wildlife Act Comes Into Force November 28, 2014

    “On November 28, 2014 the new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act will be called into force. The new Act sets out a comprehensive framework for the management of wildlife in the Northwest Territories and will affect all harvesters, including Aboriginal people, residents and non-residents using the services of Outfitting businesses. In addition, the statute’s framework for wildlife […]

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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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