13 April 2012
Order Adding 4 Toxic Substances to CEPA List
Canadians depend on chemical substances that are used in the manufacturing of hundreds of goods, from medicines to computers, fabrics, and fuels. Unfortunately, some chemical substances can have detrimental effects on the environment and/or human health when released in a certain quantity or concentration or under certain conditions in the environment. Scientific assessments of the impact of human and environmental exposure have determined that a number of these substances constitute or may constitute a danger to human health or to the environment as per the criteria set out under section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).
The objective of the Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, made under subsection 90(1) of CEPA 1999, is to add the following substances to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of CEPA 1999, as per the recommendation of the screening assessment report:
New adding substance:
- Propane, 2-nitro- (CAS No 79-46-9)
- Benzene, 1-methyl-2-nitro- (CAS No. 88-72-2)
- 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-(1-methylpropyl)- (CAS No. 17540-75-9)
- Methylium, [4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]bis[4-(ethylamino)-3-methylphenyl]-,acetate (CAS No. 72102-55-7)
This addition enables the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health to develop proposed regulations or instruments to manage human health and environmental risks posed by these substances under CEPA 1999. The Ministers may, however, choose to develop instruments outside of the purview of CEPA 1999 to manage these risks.
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