The Ministers of Environment and Health released the draft screening assessment and risk management scope documents for eighteen substances assessed in Batch 6 of the Chemicals Management Plan. The government is now at the halfway point in its assessment of approximately 200 high priority substances as part of the Chemicals Management Plan.

Of the eighteen substances assessed in Batch 6, one substance is proposed to pose a risk to human health (benzyl chloride) and one may pose a risk to the environment (DHNUP). The assessments concluded that the remaining sixteen substances do not pose a risk to human health or the environment.

Notices containing summaries of the draft screening assessment reports were published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1 on May 29, 2009. The draft screening assessments as well as the risk management scope documents for all Batch 6 substances can be found on Environment Canada Chemicals Management Plan website. Interested parties can submit comments on these documents until July 29, 2009.

For more information see: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/challenge-defi/batch-lot_6_e.html.