On January 1, 2011 the federal Department of the Environment published a “Proposed Notice” to require the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of specified substances on schedule 1 of CEPA, 1999 related to the resin and synthetic rubber manufacturing sector.

A final notice will apply to any person or class of persons within the resonance synthetic rubber manufacturing sector who own or operate a facility that purchases, imports or uses one or more of the substances listed in the notice in quantities that meet or exceed the thresholds listed.

“Resin and synthetic rubber manufacturing sector” is defined to include establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing synthetic resonance, plastic materials or synthetic rubber from basic organic chemicals, through a polymerization reaction. Excluded are establishments engaged in manufacturing plastic adhesives, establishments manufacturing rubber processing chemicals and plasticizers, establishments processing rubber into intermediate or final products, compounders and plastic processers.

See further Canada Gazette, January 1, 2011, Supplement, p.3. Canada Gazette