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The Approach for a Subset of Substances Prioritized during Categorization

As a part of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), the Government of Canada announced plans to assess and manage, where appropriate, the potential health and ecological risks associated with approximately 4300 substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). These substances were identified as priorities for further action during the categorization exercise that was completed in 2006. The current status of each of these substances is available at the Next link will take you to another Web site Status of Prioritized Substances List.

The Government of Canada identified 249 substances on the Domestic Substances List identified as priorities through categorization that, upon further analysis, can be associated with other risk assessment or risk management initiatives under CEPA 1999. As a result, it is proposed that these substances do not require further risk assessment at this time. This does not preclude further data collection, risk assessment or risk management activities triggered through other initiatives such as:

  • identification of new hazard or exposure information which may impact previous analyses of risk;
  • international activities;
  • inclusion in future substances grouping or other assessment initiatives; or
  • as may be required to support risk management activities including performance evaluation and subsequent changes to risk management.

The Government of Canada is soliciting comments on the proposed approach during a 60-day period from March 29, 2014 until May 28, 2014. Read the Next link will take you to another Web site Consultation Document – The Approach for a Subset of Substances Prioritized during Categorization. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by May 28, 2014 to the Substances Management Information Line, indicating on the envelope or subject line "Consultation on Approach for a Subset of Substances Prioritized during Categorization".

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