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Chemicals Management Plan: New Notice Requesting Information on 1500 Substances

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Environment Canada has released a request for information regarding an extensive list of substances (approximately 1500 chemicals and polymers) under the Chemical Management Plan. The requested information will be used to determine if any of the substances are toxic or capable of becoming toxic and regulatory or control measure if necessary.

The notice applies to anyone who manufactured or imported 100 kg of a listed substance – the exact means of calculating this quantity is described as it varies if the substance is in a mixture, and based on other factors. Information required mostly pertains to the quantity manufactured or imported, and the final destination for the chemical – end product etc.

Water and Wastewater treatment plants, and our private sector manufacturing or consulting members could potentially be importing substances included on the list. Because, the list is so extensive we haven’t been able to fully assess the potential impact. If any members are subject to the notice, we encourage you to let us know, as we can let others know of potential substances of interest and follow the development of any management measures more carefully.
The notice, with complete reporting requirements and the list of substances is available at:

Additional information to help complete reports and workshops are planned to assist in compliance. Visit for more information.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator:

Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (in Canada) or
Fax:            819-938-5212

Indicate in the subject line "2017 Inventory Update inquiry" or "Inventory Update Workshops".

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