Regulatory Affairs
October 26, 2017

Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations

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Proposed Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on October 21, 2017.

The objective of this amendment of the HPR is to provide industry with the option to use prescribed concentration ranges rather than actual chemical ingredient concentrations or concentration ranges on safety data sheets for hazardous workplace products in Canada.

The amendment allows the use of prescribed concentration ranges to protect ingredient concentrations and concentration ranges that are considered confidential business information without having to submit claims for exemption under the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act. These prescribed concentration ranges will be spelled out directly in the HPR.

The cost of the proposed amendment to industry is expected to be zero because this is a relieving amendment that adds an option to use a prescribed concentration range rather than imposing any new regulatory requirements.

Interested persons may comment on the proposed Regulations by November 20, 2017. All such comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of October 21, 2017, and be addressed to:

Julie Calendino
Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau
Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Department of Health
4908B, 269 Laurier Ave. West , 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
tel.: 1-855-407-2665
fax: 613-993-5016


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