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Manufacture or import of Alkyl oxirane, polymer with alkyl oxirane sulfate alkylethers, alkali salts permitted
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 20 2011

On April 2, 2011, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 permitted the manufacture or import of Alkyl oxirane, polymer with alkyl oxirane sulfate alkylethers, alkali salts subject to the conditions prescribed in Part I of the Canada Gazette.


Assessment of Batch 9 substances completed
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 20 2010

Final assessments of the substances in Batch 9 of the "Challenge" program under the Chemicals Management Plan have been completed.


Ministerial condition for a polymer of 1-butanol (a component of automobile coating and refinishing)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 5 2010

Through a Government Notice issued in the December 5, 2009 Canada Gazette, Part I, the Ministers of Environment and Health have determined that 1-butanol, 2,2-bis(2-propenyloxy)methyl-, polymer with 1,1,3,3-tetramethyldisiloxane, 3-(2-hydroxyalkoxy) propyl-, ("1-Butanol") may be toxic.


Quebec: going it alone on vehicle efficiency standards
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 8 2010

Federal Environment Minister Prentice has called the new Quebec vehicle efficiency standards an example of the folly of attempting to "go it alone" in the integrated North American market.


Notice with respect to certain chemicals on the Domestic Substances List
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

Pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Environment gave notice on October 3, 2009 that he requires information about the approximately 500 substances listed in Schedule 1 of the notice for the purpose of assessing whether the substances are toxic or are capable of becoming toxic, or for the purpose of assessing whether to control, or the manner in which to control the listed substances.


Order amending the Domestic Substances List re Disperse Orange 5
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

On September 16, 2009, the Ministers of Environment and Health published Order 2009-87-05-04 that amends the DSL by deleting Ethanol, 2-4-(2, 6-dichloro-4-nitrophenyl)azophenylmethylamino- ("Disperse Orange 5") from Part 1 and adding it to Part 2 with the letter 'S' following the substance identification number.


Notice of release of the draft screening assessments for Batch 7 substances
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

Notices relating to the draft screening assessments for the 14 substances in Batch 7 of the Challenge were published in the Supplement Canada Gazette, Part I, September 5, 2009.


Order amending the Domestic Substances List to add 19 substances
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

On September 16, 2009, the Ministers of Environment and Health published Order 2009-87-07-01 pursuant to s. 87(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.


Notice with respect to micro-organisms on the Domestic Substances List
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

On October 3, 2009, the Minister of Environment gave notice pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to prescribed persons that information is required from them for the purpose of assessing whether the substances listed in Schedule 1 to the notice are toxic or are capable of becoming toxic, or for the purpose of assessing whether to control, or the manner in which to control the listed substances.


New VOC regulations for automotive refinishing products
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 6 2009

The federal government has issued new Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, with a view to reducing ground-level ozone which causes smog.