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Approximately 65 substances of the approximately 160 Petroleum Sector Stream Approach Substances are likely used outside the petroleum sector, are not primarily used as fuels, and may be present in products available to consumers.
Since these substances are likely to have exposure patterns that have not yet been investigated in the context of this approach, additional information is needed in order to assess the potential health and ecological risks and determine if risk management measures may be warranted.
In December 2011, a Notice was issued in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol.145, No. 51 - December 17, 2011 ( PDF Version - 5,372 K) that applies to Stream 4 substances. An amendment to Section 2 of Schedule 2 of the Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol.146, No. 13 - March 31, 2012 ( PDF Version - 1380 K). Every person to whom this Notice applies is required to comply with the Notice by no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2012. Please note that under subsection 71(4) of the Act, extensions may be granted in some cases upon written request. To apply for an extension, a written request must be submitted to the Minister of Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, prior to the deadline. Please see the Guidance Document for Completing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Section 71 Notice.
Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond to this Notice and have no commercial interest in any of the substances listed in the Notice may complete a voluntary Declaration of Non-Engagement for the Notice. Persons not subject to the Notice but who have a current or future interest in a substance in the Notice may identify themselves as a stakeholder by completing the voluntary Stakeholder Interest Form. Organizations that may be interested in submitting additional information include those that manufacture, import, export or use a substance, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item. In addition to information on types of uses and volumes imported, manufactured and used, there is specific interest in unpublished data or studies which could help inform the risk assessment process. Information on industrial best-practices and environmental releases are also of interest. Persons who submit a voluntary Stakeholder Interest Form will be included in future mailings regarding these substances and may be contacted for further information regarding their interest in these substances.
The information collected from this section 71 Notice will inform the risk assessment and, if necessary, risk management for these substances.
Respondents are encouraged to submit their section 71 Notice, Stakeholder Interest Form or Declaration of Non-Engagement Form online. The new Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) eSubmissions online system is now available via Environment Canada's Single Window for reporting. Respondents are required to register for a Government of Canada Access Key to access this new system and can do so by clicking "Register" on the initial screen. Links to mandatory survey and related materials are available:
For the address to submit your response to the Notice to the Minister of the Environment or for general inquiries please contact us. Indicate on the envelope or subject line "CMP Petroleum Stream Inquiry".