Chemicals Management in Canada

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) is the cornerstone of Canada's regulatory system for controlling exposure to toxic substances. CEPA requires that all substances used in Canada be assessed for environmental and human health impacts. Substances are addressed as either "existing" or "new" according to lists drawn up since the 1980s. The Domestic Substances List (DSL), created between 1984 and 1986, includes 23,000 substances known to be in use in Canada. CEPA established a deadline of September, 2006 at which point the list was categorized according to criteria concerning toxicity and potential for human exposure. For "new" substances, not previously listed on the DSL, a different set of requirements prevail under CEPA.With categorization complete, the federal government launched the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) in December of 2006.

This collection includes correspondence, reports, and media releases related to CMP implemention as well as the process of DSL categorization and implementation of the New Substances Regulations under CEPA.

Title:Dry Cleaning Solvent Disclosure Program - CELA Response
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:April 18, 2017
Publication number:1109
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Nina Nakajima
Author Organization:CELA
Title:A response to Proposal to permit on-going use of BNST under the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulation

Joint submission of CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:3
Date authored:January 8, 2016
Publication number:1051
Author/s:Sandra Madray, Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Briefing Note: Strengthening Canada’s legal framework to reduce human health risks from toxic substances

Briefing note to Canada's new federal government from CELA, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence and the David Suzuki Foundation

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# of Pages:12
Date authored:November 2015
Publication number:1040
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper, Elaine MacDonald, Maggie MacDonald, Pierre Sadik
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence
Title:Federal Environmental Law Priorities: Letter to Opposition Party Leaders
Resource Type:Letter
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Date authored:November 12, 2015
Publication number:1038
Author/s:Theresa McClenaghan
Author Organization:CELA
Title:Proposed Approach to Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) of Phthalates
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:October 30, 2015
Publication number:1037
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper, Elaine MacDonald, Maggie MacDonald
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Ecojustice, Environmental Defence
Title:NGOs response to the Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Response to Canada Gazette, Vol. 149, No. 14 — April 4, 2015

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:11
Date authored:June 18, 2015
Author/s:Fe de Leon, Sandra Madray, Olga Speranskaya
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba, KAN Centre for Environment and Development
Title:NGOs Response to Nanoscale Forms of Substances on the Domestic Substances List
Resource Type:Commentary
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# of Pages:13
Date authored:May 25, 2015
Author/s:CELA, Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba and Prevent Cancer Now
Title:Letter to Government Ministers Demanding Elimination of Toxic Substances
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:5
Date authored:April 21, 2015
Author/s:CELA and 26 Other Organizations
Title:Petition to the Office of the Auditor General - Implementation of CEPA 1999, Sect. 75(3) and EU REACH
Resource Type:Legal Submissions, Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:15
Date authored:April 15, 2014
Publication number:985
Author/s:Elaine MacDonald, Fe de Leon, Tanya Nayler, Joseph Castrilli
Author Organization:Ecojustice, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:NGO response to Work Element 2 from the Regulatory Cooperation Council’s (RCC’s) Nanotechnology Results Workshop/Webinar – January 14, 2014
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:37
Date authored:March 28, 2014
Publication number:983
Author/s:Sandra Madray, Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Chemicals Sensitivities Manitoba, Canadian Environmental Law Association
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