In October, 2011, the Government of Canada announced the renewal of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This builds on our successes and our lessons learned since 2006 when Canada began to address approximately 4300 chemicals that were identified as priorities for further action during the categorization process under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The goal is to address these substances by 2020. The status of each substance is represented in the list Status of Prioritized Substances. In addition, this list reflects any changes in prioritization that have occurred based on new information received as part of the first phase of the CMP. It is important to note that this list is not static and as various initiatives under the CMP unfold, or information changes, it will be updated periodically.
This list builds upon those that were posted on the CEPA registry website following the completion of categorization (see Categorization of Existing Substances). It focuses on the priorities to be addressed, instead of the entire Domestic Substances List (DSL), denotes under which initiative these priorities are being addressed, and includes new priorities identified since 2006.
The list includes the following information on each substance:
CAS Registry Number, Chemical Name, Substance Category
The CMP initiative under which the substance is being addressed (and link to associated website):
Indicates whether the substance was identified during the categorization process or whether the substance is a post-categorization priority.