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LAUNCH OF CMP3: 

This past May, the Government of Canada announced the launching of the next phase of the CMP, CMP3. In this third phase, the CMP will focus on completing the systematic review of the remaining 1550 substances of the 4300 identified when the CMP began. Risk management actions are also being developed and implemented for the substances found to be harmful to human health and/or the environment.

The New Brunswick Lung Association is pleased to announce that thanks to a recently won contract with Health Canada, we will once again be operating the Canadian Network for Human Health and the Environment (CNHHE) to inform Canadian CSOs and individuals interested in and/or involved in the environmental health sector of the assessments and proposed risk management strategies of Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) substances.

We will also be enabling more groups to submit evidence-based comments and feedback from Canada’s civil society during the CMP public comment periods.  You will find the latest news of public comment periods on draft assessment and risk management documents below and posted on our web site: www.cnhhe-rcshe.ca .

Finally, we will be undertaking communications to CSOs and the Canadian public on the CMP and on the potential health risks and safer use of chemicals, in addition to broader environmental health issues. This means that we will be happy to disseminate news of environmental health initiatives that you might be undertaking. In addition to communicating through our newsletter and Website, we also post on our Twitter account: @CNHHE_RCSHE and on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/cnhhe

 

 

 

 

 

April 3, 2017

Liquefied Petroleum Gases
A proposed Order adding two liquefied petroleum gases (Stream 4 petroleum and refinery gases) to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending May 31, 2017.  These gases are used as fuels, raw materials for industrial processes, and as propellants in aerosol products. The Public Summary can be found at: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-4/lpg-gaz_petrole_liquefies-eng.php 

Disperse Yellow 3
A proposed Order adding Disperse Yellow 3 (CAS RN 2832-40-8) to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending May 31, 2017.  Azo Disperse Dyes are industrial chemicals used in the dyeing of textiles (mainly synthetic fibres). The Public Summary can be found at:
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/disperse-eng.php 

March 29, 2017

Stakeholder Advisory Council
The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the November 2016 meeting was published.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/summary-sommaire/_2013-2016/20161123-eng.php

March 28, 2017

Polymers
The draft screening assessment for the second phase of polymer rapid screening was published on March 18, 2017 for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 17, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/polymer-eng.php

Calcium 2-ethylhexanoate and 2-Ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate
The draft screening assessment for calcium 2-ethylhexanoate and 2-ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 24, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/cmp3-pgpc3/2ethyl-eng.php

March 21, 2017

Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee
Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are seeking applicants to participate in the Second Term of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee. The Call for Representation is now open, until April 30, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/sc-cs/index-eng.php 

March 21, 2017: Latest News from the CMP 

Formaldehyde
A Notice of intent regarding the initiation of the development of proposed regulations respecting formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products to help reduce exposure to formaldehyde emissions from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into Canada was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 17, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/formaldehyde-eng.php 

Polymers
The draft screening assessment for the second phase of polymer rapid screening was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 17, 2017
Canada Gazette Notice: www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-03-18/html/notice-avis-eng.php#ne2

Draft Screening Assessment: www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=AEB2C55B-1

PREPOD
A Consultation Document on the development of a Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning Notice for PREPOD was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 14, 2017.
www.ec.gc.ca/planp2-p2plan/default.asp?lang=En&n=4957CADB-1 

Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substances
The final screening assessment for Certain Azo Disperse Dyes of the Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance Grouping was published. A proposed risk management approach document for Disperse Yellow 3 was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 10, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/azo_benzidine/dyes-colorants-eng.php

A consultation document on the options for addressing Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substances with effects of concern was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 10, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/azo_benzidine/index-eng.php

Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group
The draft screening assessment for the ethylene glycol ethers group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on May 3, 2017. (These substances are used in cosmetics and non-prescription drugs, paint and coating products, air fresheners, household cleaning products, as well as in adhesives, batteries and textiles). The Public Summary can be found at:
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/ethylene-ethane-eng.php

Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPGs)
The final screening assessment for liquefied petroleum gases was published. A proposed risk management approach document for liquefied petroleum gases was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 26, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-4/index-eng.php

4-Vinylcyclohexane (4-VCH)
The draft screening assessment for 4-vinylcyclohexane (4-VCH) was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 26, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/cmp3-pgpc3/4vch-4ech-eng.php

Export Control List Regulations
The Regulations amending the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations were published.
www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2017/2017-02-22/html/sor-dors11-eng.php

Arthrobacter globiformis strain ATCC 8010 and Cellulomonas biazotea strain ATCC 486 (Priority C micro-organisms)
The draft screening assessments for Arthrobacter globiformis strain ATCC 8010 and Cellulomonas biazotea strain ATCC 486 (Priority C micro-organisms) were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 19, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritc-eng.php

Natural Gas Condensates
A proposed Order adding natural gas condensates to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending April 19, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-4/index-eng.php

2-MBS
The draft screening assessment for 2-MBS was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 12, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/cmp3-pgpc3/2mbs-eng.php

Amendment
Please note the Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for bisphenol A, hexavalent chromium, perfluorooctane sulfonate and triclosan were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 12, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/feqg-recommand-eng.php#a6

Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines
The Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for bisphenol A, hexavalent chromium, perfluorooctane sulfonate and triclosan were published.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/feqg-recommand-eng.php#a6

Trichoderma reesei strain ATCC 74252
The draft screening assessment Trichoderma reesei strain ATCC 74252 (Priority B micro-organism) was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 5, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

Sulfurized lard oil
The draft screening assessment for sulfurized lard oil was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 5, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/fact-fait/glance-bref/sulfurized-oil-huiles-sulfurees-eng.php

NMP and NEP
The draft screening assessment for NMP and NEP was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on April 5, 2017.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/cmp3-pgpc3/nmp-nep-eng.php

Section 71 Notice (mandatory survey)

A notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to certain chemicals and polymers included as a part of the 2017 Inventory Update was published.
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/resources/s71-eng.php

April 28, 2016

Read our April Bulletin Here

April 25, 2016

Fuel Oil No. 2 – Proposed Order to add to Schedule 1
Publication in Canada Gazette of proposed Order adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and start of 60-day public comment period.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/petrole/group-3/index-eng.php

April 19, 2015

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Multi-stakeholder Workshop, Ottawa, February 26, 2016 Presentation: Exploring Opportunities under Chemical and Waste Multilateral Environmental Agreements

April 18, 2016 From the CMP:

Chemicals Management Place Science Committee
The Meeting Record and Committee Report from the November 2015 meeting of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee are now available.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/sc-cs/meet-reunions-eng.php 

Risk Assessment Summaries (3)
A risk assessment summary for Bacillus species 01 and 02, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=83ED95A1-1

A risk assessment summary for Bacillus species 06 and 03, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=DD192C6A-1

A risk assessment summary for PROSTVAC-V, F and TBC-FPV, conducted pursuant to the New Substances Notification Regulations (organisms) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=A5D0033D-1

April 11, 2016 From the CMP:

Micro-organism: Priority B
The draft screening assessment for Saccharomyces cerevisiae F53 (Priority B micro-organism) was published for a 60-day public comment period (ending June 8, 2016).http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

April 11, 2016

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
2016 document: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.  Children and pregnant women are cited throughout the report as populations of concern.  You can access the report here:
https://health2016.globalchange.gov

April 5, 2016 From the CMP:

Section 75
A document on the Implementation of Section 75 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60 day public comment period ending on May 31, 2016.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/approach-approche/section75-eng.php

March 21, 2016 From the CMP:

Micro-organism: Priority A
The draft screening assessment for Aspergillus oryzae strain ATCC 11866 (Priority A micro-organism) was published for a 60-day public comment period.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/priorita-eng.php 

Micro-organism: Priority B
The draft screening assessment for Pseudomonas putida strains ATCC 12633, ATCC 31483, ATCC 31800 and ATCC 700369 (Priority B micro-organisms) was published for a 60-day public comment period. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php 

March 7, 2016

Stakeholder Advisory Council
The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the November 2015 meeting was published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/summary-sommaire/_2013-2016/20151125-eng.php

Risk Assessment Summaries
The New Substances program has published two new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=173AEA25-1

February 24, 2016

Check out the February Bulletin here.

Consultation Document
A consultation document concerning the proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse was published.

http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=3A8EA7D7-1&offset=1

Notice of Intent
A Notice of intent seeking early stakeholder engagement to help inform the plan to address the remaining 1,550 substances under the Chemicals Management Plan was published.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2016/2016-02-06/html/notice-avis-eng.php#nl5

Expression of Interest
A Call for Expression of Interest for the third mandate of the Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council was published.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

February 18, 2016

Note that the deadline for the Expression of Interest in the Stakeholder Advisory Council to the CMP has been extended to February 26, 2016

http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

February 16, 2016

Expression of Interest
A Call for Expression of Interest for the third mandate of the Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council was published. Deadline is February 19, 2016!

http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=DF88950B-1

A consultation document concerning the proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse was published. Deadline for comments is March 10

http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=3A8EA7D7-1&offset=1

February 4, 2016

The EduTOX Video Challenge has just been launched!
(www.edutox.ca) It is about giving young people (14-22) a platform to promote awareness and action on toxins – and a chance to be nationally recognized for their leadership. The EduTOX team is looking for creative and compelling short videos that will get people thinking about and taking action on the toxins that we all encounter in our day-to-day lives. There are generous prizes of scholarships and merchandise for the top 6 videos. Please spread the word to the young people that you know!

Check out our January Bulletin here.

January 4, 2016

From the CMP: 
A notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to hydrofluorocarbons was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiquehs.gc.ca/plan/resources/s71-eng.php 

Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report
The fifth issue of the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/progress_report-rapport_etape-eng.php

December 22, 2015

Read the November-December 2015 Bulletinhere

November 10, 2015

Read the October 2015 Bulletinhere.

From the CMP: 

CMP Science Committee
The Meeting Record and Committee Report from the June 2015 meeting of the Chemicals Management Plan Science Committee are now available.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/sc-cs/meet-reunions-eng.php

October 5, 2015

Read the September Bulletinhere.

August 6th, 2015

Read the July-August Bulletin here

Read the Canadian Public Health Association’s Discussion Paper: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health

From the CMP:

Phthalates
The proposed Approach for Cumulative Risk Assessment of Phthalates was published for a 60-day public comment period, along with other related documents, including Four State of the Science Reports (PCP ends September 30).
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/phthalate/index-eng.php

Paenibacillus polymyxa
The final screening assessment on Paenibacillus polymyxa strains ATCC 842, ATCC 55407 and 13540-4 (Priority B micro-organism) was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/prioritb-eng.php

Escherichia hermannii
The final screening assessment on Escherichia hermannii ATCC 700368 (Priority A micro-organism) was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/priorita-eng.php

Bacillus licheniformis/ subtilis
The final screening assessment on the Domestic Substances List Bacillus licheniformis/ subtilis (Priority A and Priority B micro-organisms) group was published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/micro/index-eng.php

Microbeads
The Science Summary, a proposed Order adding microbeads to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) and a notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of CEPA 1999 with respect to microbeads were published.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/microb-eng.php

Stakeholder Advisory Council: 

The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the May 2015 meeting was published.
http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/meet-reunion-eng.php
Health Canada Consultation on proposed changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist:
Comments must be sent to: cosmetics@hc-sc.gc.ca by August 26, 2015

 

July 27, 2015 From the CMP:

Mandatory Surveys Three notices (mandatory surveys) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to certain polymers, certain petroleum substances and nanomaterials were published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/resources/s71-eng.php

July 20, 2015 From the CMP:

Selenium-containing Substance Grouping A draft screening assessment and proposed risk management scope document for selenium and its compounds were published for a 60-day public comment period ending September 16, 2015. http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/group/selenium-eng.php

Stakeholder Advisory Council
The Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council Summary Report for the May 2015 meeting was published.
http://chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/council-conseil/meet-reunion-eng.php  

 
 July 15, 2015
The June 2015 Bulletin can be found here .

 

June 24, 2015 From the CMP:
Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report
The fourth issue of the Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report was published. http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/progress_report-rapport_etape-eng.php

 

Repealing the Vinyl Chloride Regulations, 1992 The Regulations repealing the vinyl Chloride Regulations, 1992 was published on the Canada Gazette website.
http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2015/2015-06-06/html/reg1-eng.php

 

June 8, 2015 From the CMP:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 are now available.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=E80BB204-1

 

A draft screening assessment for Nineteen Substances on the Domestic Substances List Associated with Pesticidal Uses was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 5, 2015.
http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/challenge-defi/six_pesticides-eng.php