In December 2011, the Draft Screening Assessment Report on 1,2-dibromoethane (Ethylene Dibromide) was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 145 No. 51 December 17, 2011 ( PDF Version - 5,372 K) for a 60-day public comment period.
The draft screening assessment report proposes to conclude that 1,2-dibromoethane meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Additionally, it is proposed that 1,2-dibromoethane meets the criteria for persistence but not for bioaccumulation potential as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.
A Risk Management Scope Document for 1,2-dibromoethane was released on March 9, 2012 for a 60-day public comment period, ending May 8, 2012.
Information on how to submit comments is provided in the Risk Management Scope Document.
Before the launch of the Chemicals Management Plan in 2006, a Screening Assessment Pilot Project was initiated to apply new tools and approaches to a subset of substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) such as 1,2-dibromoethane, that were anticipated to meet the ecological or human health categorization criteria. Subsequently, under the categorization exercise, 1,2-dibromoethane was found to meet both the ecological and human health criteria.
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