On January 19, 2008, Environment Canada published draft screening assessment reports and the resulting risk management scope documents outlining the options that the federal government is examining in order to manage 15 substances in Batch 1 of the federal Chemicals Management Plan. Environment Canada is accepting comments on these documents until March 19, 2008. Meanwhile, March 18, 2008 is the deadline for those required to submit information on Batch 4 substances. For more information, please see  www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/en/index.html.