On October 16, 2010, the federal government increased its regulatory control of bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical commonly found in epoxy resins and used to make polycarbonate. After recently adding BPA to the Schedule 1 List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Environment Canada proposed a Pollution Prevention Planning Notice to reduce the release of BPA from industrial wastewater into surface water or municipal sewer systems. The notice would require facilities to develop and implement plans to limit the release of BPA into the environment and to submit ongoing progress reports to the federal government. Environment Canada will be accepting comments on the Pollution Prevention Planning Notice until December 14, 2010. For further information, please see proposed notice.