Meeting Record - November 26, 2013

Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Science Committee (SC)
Orientation Session Teleconference (9:00 – 12:00 EST)


Committee Members


Government of Canada Officials


As a first step in launching the CMP Science Committee, the Government of Canada hosted an orientation session on November 26, 2013 for the 10 newly appointed members of the Committee.  The session covered information about the CMP as well as administrative details pertinent to the Committee moving forward. Outlined below is a brief summary of the meeting.

Christine Norman, Director, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Bureau – Health Canada, where the Committee Secretariat is housed, and Robert Chénier, Director, Ecological Assessment Division – Environment Canada, welcomed all of the members to the session.  Amanda Jane Preece, Director General, Safe Environments Directorate - Health Canada, and the Committee Executive Secretary, officially welcomed the members to the CMP Science Committee and thanked them for their interest and commitment to the Committee.

After a brief round table, government officials delivered a number of presentations to Committee members, who were free to ask questions throughout the session:

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of members and co-chairs
  2. Overview of the CMP
  3. Risk Assessment Considerations under the CMP
  4. Preliminary travel details:  process and requirements
  5. Next steps and cursory details for the first face to face meeting in February 2014