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: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
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# 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
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# 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
Title:A Response to the Proposed Risk Management Approach for Chemicals Management Plan Industry Challenge Batch 4 Substances Published in Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 143, No. 31— August 1, 2009
Resource Type:Commentary
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# of Pages:41
Date authored:September 30, 2009
Publication number:676
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:The Challenge of Substances of Emerging Concern in the Great Lakes Basin (Executive Summary)

A review of chemicals policies and programs in Canada and the United States

Resource Type:Summary
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# of Pages:9
Date authored:June 2, 2009
Publication number:667
Author/s:Anne Wordsworth, Sarah Rang, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Fe de Leon, Jessica Schifano, Joel Tickner, Aliza Gordon, Yve Torrie, Melissa Coffin
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association and Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Title:The Challenge of Substances of Emerging Concern in the Great Lakes Basin (Full Report)

A review of chemicals policies and programs in Canada and the United States

Resource Type:Report
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# of Pages:174
Date authored:June 2, 2009
Publication number:667
Author/s:Anne Wordsworth, Sarah Rang, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Fe de Leon, Jessica Schifano, Joel Tickner, Aliza Gordon, Yve Torrie, Melissa Coffin
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association and Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Sep 29 2009

Current Policies Fail to Protect People and Ecosystem from Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes
Title:Proposed Prohibition of Polycarbonate Baby Bottles that Contain Bisphenol A
Resource Type:Letter
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# of Pages:2
Date authored:September 10, 2009
Publication number:672
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:Proposed Phthalates Regulations for Soft Vinyl Children's Toys and Child Care Articles

Comments submitted to Chemistry & Flammability Division of the Department of Health

Resource Type:Letter, Response to Consultation
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# of Pages:4
Date authored:September 3, 2009
Publication number:670
Author/s:Kathleen Cooper
Author Organization:Canadian Environmental Law Association
Title:A Response to the Proposed Risk Management Approach for Chemicals Management Plan Industry Challenge Batch 6 Substances Published in Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 143, No. 22— May 30, 2009
Resource Type:Government consultation
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# of Pages:30
Date authored:July 29, 2009
Publication number:661
Author/s:Fe de Leon and Sandra Madray
Author Organization:CELA and Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba
Title:A Response to Draft Risk Assessment Results for Chemicals Management Plan Industry Challenge Batch 4 Substances

Published in Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 143, No. 4 - January 24, 2009

Resource Type:Report
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# of Pages:21
Date authored:March 26, 2009
Publication number:647
Author/s:Sandra Madray, Fe de Leon
Author Organization:Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba, Canadian Environmental Law Association
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