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:No Silver Lining

An Investigation into Bisphenol A in Canned Foods

Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:24
Date authored:May 2010
Author Organization:National Workgroup for Safe Markets
Title:NGO comments on Final Assessment for 1,4-Dioxane

A Response to Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 144, No. 7 — March 31, 2010 – Batch 7 of the Industry Challenge of the Chemicals Management Plan

Resource Type:Government consultation
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# of Pages:14
Date authored:May 5, 2010
Publication number:723
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and CSM
Title:CELA Comments on Global Mercury Treaty

[With regard to the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee towards a Global Mercury Treaty] - INC 1

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:11
Date authored:May 5, 2010
Publication number:722
Author/s:Fe de Leon
Author Organization:CELA
Title:NGO comments on Draft Assessment and Risk Management Scope for selected substances in Batch 8 of the Industry Challenge of the Chemicals Management Plan

A Response to Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 144, No. 5 — January 30, 2010

Resource Type:Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:28
Date authored:March 31, 2010
Publication number:719
Author/s:Sandra Madray and Fe de Leon
Author Organization:CSM and CELA
Title:Risk Management Under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP)
Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:18
Date authored:March 10, 2010
Publication number:716
Author/s:Fe de Leon, Sandra Madray and Mary Richardson
Author Organization:CELA, CSM, Cooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabaska
Title:ENGO Comments in Response to Consultation Document on Bisphenol A (BPA) Proposed Regulations for Industrial Effluents
Resource Type:Report
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:22
Date authored:January 14, 2010
Publication number:698
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:Looking Forward: Recommendations concerning the workplan for medium priority chemicals under the Chemicals Management Plan
Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:7
Date authored:October 21, 2009
Publication number:697
Author/s:Fe de Leon, Mary Richardson, Soha Kneen, Anna Tilman, Sandra Madray
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Crooked Creek Conservancy Society of Athabasca, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, International Institute of Concern for Public Health, Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:Response to List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) and Proposed Changes

(The proposed changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist was posted by Health Canada, October 23, 2009)

Resource Type:Letter
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:8
Date authored:December 23, 2009
Publication number:696
Author/s:Fe de Leon, Sandra Madray
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association, Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:NGO comments on Draft Assessment for 1,4-Dioxane in Batch 7 of the Industry Challenge of the Chemicals Management Plan
A Response to Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 143, No. 36 - September 5, 2009
Resource Type:Response to Consultation
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:10
Date authored:November 4, 2009
Publication number:683
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:NGO comments on Proposed Risk Management Approach for Specific Chemicals in Batch 5 of the Industry Challenge of the Chemicals Management Plan

A Response to Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 143, No. 34 — August 22, 2009

Resource Type:Commentary
Content:Download PDF file
# of Pages:23
Date authored:October 21, 2009
Publication number:680
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
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