The federal government has announced a proposed Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The proposed Order would update the Export Control List with new substances and groups of substances recently added to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention. It also adds new substances to the Export Control List that have recently been banned or restricted in Canada under domestic controls.

The Export Control List is a list of substances whose exports are controlled because their use in Canada is prohibited or restricted, or because Canada has accepted to control the export under the terms of an international agreement.

For more information see: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2011/2011-07-30/html/reg1-eng.html and http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rppr/ p1/2011/2011-08-06/html/reg2-eng.html