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Domestic Substances List Inventory Update Phase 2 (DSL IU 2)

Guidance for responding to the Notice with respect to certain substances on the Domestic Substances List (the notice)

Published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2012


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This document provides guidance for responding to the notice published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2012, pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act). The document is available for guidance only and, in case of discrepancy between this document and the notice or the Act, the official versions of the notice and the Act take precedence.

The Domestic Substances List (DSL) was first compiled to identify substances that were in commerce in Canada between 1984 and 1986. Following this initial compilation, substances new to Canada have been subject to the New Substances Notification Regulations. New substances that were not suspected of being toxic or capable of becoming toxic following ecological and human health assessment, may have been added to the DSL.

The purpose of the DSL Inventory Update (DSL IU) is to gather data to determine the commercial status of substances, to help set priorities, and to provide an updated knowledge base in support of subsequent risk assessment and risk management, where appropriate. The proposed approach is to gather data that is reflective of the information requirements for moving forward with key initiatives of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).

In 2009 Phase 1 of the DSL IU was conducted to gather information on approximately 500 substances using the mandatory information gathering provisions of section 71 of the Act to gather basic information on approximately 500 substances from the 2008 calendar year. The same provisions of paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Act provides the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the Ministers) with the authority to request the information required under phase 2 of the DSL IU on approximately 2700 substances  for the 2011 calendar year.

The information collected will inform the Rapid Screening and Polymer Approaches as well as ongoing priority setting for the next phase of the CMP by providing a knowledge base in support of subsequent risk assessment and risk management. For more information on the next phase of the CMP, and the Rapid Screening and the Polymer Approach visit the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Website.

In addition, the Ministers invite the submission of additional information by interested stakeholders on the substances described in Schedule 1 to the notice.

Organizations that may be interested in submitting additional information include those that manufacture, import, use or export a substance, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product, or in a manufactured item. Stakeholders may also submit a Declaration of Stakeholder Interest via an online reporting system: Environment Canada’s Single Window.

The December 1, 2012 notice and all documents related to the collection of information are available through the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Website.

Information for completion of the December 1, 2012 section 71 Notice

1. What is the purpose of the notice?

The purpose of the notice is to collect basic information on the substances that are remaining priorities for assessment (approximately 2700 substances) in order to update the information available on quantities, uses, and commercial status.

The information collected from the notice will inform the Rapid Screening and Polymer Approaches, priority setting for the next phase of the CMP and support any subsequent risk assessment and risk management activities, where appropriate.

The type of information being collected includes:

  • whether the substances covered under the notice were manufactured or imported in Canada during the 2011 calendar year;
  • the quantities of these substances manufactured or imported during the 2011 calendar year;
  • the industrial sectors involved in the manufacture and import of the substances; and
  • the types of products, mixtures or manufactured items containing the substances.

Persons, including companies, having recent activity with respect to any of these substances may be contacted for follow-up.

2. Where can I get a copy of the notice?

The notice was published in Part I of the Canada Gazette, pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Act on December 1, 2012. Links to view the notice published in the Canada Gazette can be found on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Website.

3. Which substances are reportable under the notice?

Schedule 1 to the notice includes a list of approximately 2700 substances that are remaining priorities for assessment, identified through categorization of the DSL in 2006. Schedule 1 is divided into two parts, and the substances included in Schedule 1 are listed below:

4. Who is required to respond to the notice?

As outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice, the notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year, satisfied any of the following criteria:

1) manufactured or imported a total quantity greater than 1 000 kg of a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:

  • alone, in a mixture, in a product; or
  • in a manufactured item that is:
    • i. intended to be used by children under the age of 6 years;
    • ii. intended to come into contact with the mucosa of an individual, other than eyes;
    • iii. cookware, or a cooking or serving utensil that is intended to come into direct contact with heated food within a residence, unless the component that comes into direct contact with heated food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • iv. food packaging that is intended to come into direct contact with food, unless the component that comes into direct contact with food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • v. a reusable food or beverage container, unless the component that comes into direct contact with food or beverage is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • vi. intended to release the substance during conditions of use such that the substance may be inhaled or come into dermal contact with an individual;
    • vii. clothing or footwear;
    • viii. bedding, a sleeping bag or a towel;
    • ix. furniture, a mattress, a cushion or a pillow intended to be used in a residence, where the substance is contained in foam, leather or in a textile fibre, yarn or fabric; 
    • x. carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring, or a foam underlay for flooring, intended to be used in a residence.

2) manufactured or imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:

  • alone, in a mixture, in a product; or
  • in a manufactured item that is:
    • i. intended to be used by children under the age of 6 years;
    • ii. intended to come into contact with the mucosa of an individual, other than eyes;
    • iii. cookware, or a cooking or serving utensil that is intended to come into direct contact with heated food within a residence, unless the component that comes into direct contact with heated food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • iv. food packaging that is intended to come into direct contact with food, unless the component that comes into direct contact with food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • v. a reusable food or beverage container, unless the component that comes into direct contact with food or beverage is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain;
    • vi. intended to release the substance during conditions of use such that the substance may be inhaled or come into dermal contact with an individual;
    • vii. clothing or footwear;
    • viii. bedding, a sleeping bag or a towel;
    • ix. furniture, a mattress, a cushion or a pillow intended to be used in a residence, where the substance is contained in foam, leather or in a textile fibre, yarn or fabric; 
    • x. carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring, or a foam underlay for flooring, intended to be used in a residence.

A person must respond to the notice if they meet any of these reporting requirements.

The quantity of a substance that a person manufactured or imported should be determined based on the quantity of the substance itself, and not on the quantity of the mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance. Examples of how to determine whether a company meets the reporting threshold are below.

Example 1:

  1. Company meets the reporting threshold:
    In 2011, a company imported 4 000 kg of Product X that contained 50% by weight of a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1. A total quantity of 2 000 kg of the reportable substance was imported. The reporting threshold is met.
  2. Company meets the reporting threshold:
    In 2011, a company imported 500 kg of Product X that contained 10% by weight of a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 and 300 kg of Product Y that contained 20% by weight of the same substance. A total quantity of 110 kg of the reportable substance was imported. The reporting threshold is met.
  3. Company does not meet the reporting threshold:
    In 2011, a company manufactured 800 kg of a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1. The reporting threshold is not met.

Subsection 71(3) of the Act states that every person to whom a notice was referred to under paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Act must comply with the notice within the time specified in the notice. The time specified in the notice is September 4, 2013, 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

If the person subject to the notice is a company who owns more than one facility, a single response to the notice must be submitted. The single response should amalgamate the information from all facilities owned by the company.

4.1 Mixtures, Manufactured Items, and Products

Mixtures

A mixture is a combination of substances that does not produce a substance that is different from the substances that were combined. For the purposes of the notice, mixtures include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • prepared formulation;
  • hydrate; and
  • reaction mixture that is characterized in terms of its constituents.

For example, if you manufactured or imported any hydrated form of an anhydrous substance listed in Schedule 1, then you are required to report on this substance if you meet the reporting criteria outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice. The hydrated form is considered a mixture.

Manufactured Items

A manufactured item is an item that is formed into a specific physical shape or design during manufacture and has, for its final use, a function or functions dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design.

For the purposes of the notice, manufactured items that are reportable include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • items intended to be used by children under the age of 6 years (e.g., foam play mats, pacifiers, toys for babies and toddlers and board books)
  • items intended to come into contact with the mucosa of an individual, other than eyes (e.g., cotton-tipped applicators, personal hygiene items, mouth guards and cutlery)
  • cookware, or cooking or serving utensils that are intended to come into direct contact with heated food within a residence (e.g., pots, pans, woks, griddles, soup ladles, plates, bowls and serving spoons)
  • food packaging that is intended to come into direct contact with food (e.g., cereal liner bags, coating on metal cans, and lids of jars)
  • reusable food or beverage containers (e.g., water bottles, travel mugs and food storage containers and lids)
  • items intended to release the substance during conditions of use such that the substance may be inhaled (e.g., scented candles, air fresheners, and scented markers)
    • Inhalation is reasonably expected to occur if the substance is intentionally released during conditions of use (when used in accordance with instructions or as intended by the manufacturer).
  • items intended to release the substance during conditions of use such that the substance may come into dermal contact with an individual (e.g., dryer sheets and cleaning wipes)
  • clothing or footwear (e.g., shirts, shoes and sporting gear such as shin pads and baseball gloves)
  • bedding (e.g., mattress covers, sheets, pillow cases, and blankets), sleeping bags and towels
  • furniture, mattresses, cushions or pillows intended to be used in a residence, where the substance is contained in foam, leather or in a textile fibre, yarn or fabric (e.g., couches, chairs, and bed mattresses)
  • carpets, vinyl or laminate flooring, or a foam underlay for flooring intended to be used in a residence.

For the purposes of the notice, manufactured items that are NOT reportable include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • cookware, or cooking or serving utensils that are intended to come into direct contact with heated food within a residence, where the component that comes into direct contact with heated food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain (e.g., uncoated stainless steel spoons and glass bowls)
  • food packaging that is intended to come into direct contact with food, where the component that comes into direct contact with food is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain (e.g., uncoated glass jars and stainless steel canisters)
  • food packaging that is not intended to come into direct contact with food (e.g., boxes containing individually wrapped cookies, and labels on food containers)
  • reusable food or beverage containers where the component that comes into direct contact with food or beverage is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain (e.g., uncoated stainless steel canisters, glass water jugs, and glass food storage containers)
  • furniture, mattresses, cushions or pillows intended to be used exclusively outside of a residence (e.g., dentist chair)
  • carpets, vinyl or laminate flooring, or a foam underlay for flooring, intended to be used exclusively outside of a residence (e.g., flooring in commercial or manufacturing facilities)
  • construction equipment
  • industrial machinery
  • mechanical components of a vehicle (e.g., starter or alternator)

For the purposes of the notice, it is important to note the following:

  • Direct contact with food occurs when a manufactured item (e.g., cookware, cooking or serving utensils, reusable food or beverage containers, or food packaging) is not separated from the food or beverage by an effective functional barrier, so there is potential for substances to migrate to the food or beverage.
  • Fabric means any material woven, knitted, crocheted, knotted, braided, felted, bonded, laminated or otherwise produced from, or in combination with, a textile fibre.
  • Textile fibre means any natural or manufactured matter that is capable of being made into a yarn or fabric and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes human hair, kapok, feathers and down and animal hair or fur that has been removed from an animal skin.

Products

A product excludes mixtures and manufactured items. For the purpose of the notice products include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • paints and coatings
  • ink toners and colourants
  • cosmetics and personal care products such as lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, creams, and lotions
  • cleaning liquids, gels or sprays
  • adhesives and glues

4.2 Do I manufacture?

Schedule 2 to the notice specifies that the notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year:

  • Manufactured a total quantity greater than 1 000 kg of a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:
    • alone, in a mixture, or in a product; or
    • in a manufactured item in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2.
  • Manufactured a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:
    • alone, in a mixture, or in a product; or
    • in a manufactured item in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2.

The manufacture of a substance relates to the creation or production of the substance itself, and not to the manufacture of a mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance.

“Manufacture” includes to produce or to prepare a substance, and also the incidental production of a substance.

Incidental production of a substance may occur if, during the process of blending or formulating, a chemical reaction occurs that results in the production of a substance that is reportable under the notice.

“Manufacture” does not include to produce or to prepare a substance that is naturally occuring and unprocessed; or that is processed only by manual, gravitational or mechanical means, by dissolution in water, by flotation or by heating solely to remove water; or extracted from air by any means.

  • If you did not extract the naturally occurring substance from its natural source then you are notconsidered to be manufacturing the substance and are not required to respond to the notice as a manufacturer.
  • If you extract a naturally occuring substance from its natural source, then you are considered to be manufacturing the substance and are required to report on this substance if you meet the reporting criteria outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice.

For the purpose of the notice, possible situations where you are considered to “manufacture” a substance include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Example 2:

  • You reacted substance A with substance B to produce substance C. You manufactured substance C.
  • You blended substance D with substance E, and substance F was produced as a reaction by-product. You manufactured substance F.
  • You extracted a mixture of waste and ore from the ground and separated substance G from the mixture. You manufactured substance G.
  • You extracted crude oil from a natural deposit, and refined the crude oil to remove substance H. You manufactured substance H.
  • You purchased an agricultural crop from a farmer and extracted substance J from the crop. You manufactured substance J.

For the purpose of the notice, possible situations where you are not considered to “manufacture” a substance include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Example 3:

  • You extracted a mixture of waste and ore from the ground and sold the mixture to your customers without further analysis or separation.
  • You extracted soil from the ground which contains substance H, but you did not extract substance H.
  • You harvested and sold an agricultural crop that is a natural source of substance J, but you did not extract substance J.
  • You purchased substance K and manufactured a mixture using the substance.

4.3 Do I import?

Schedule 2 to the notice specifies that the notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year:

  • Imported a total quantity greater than 1 000 kg of a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:
    • alone, in a mixture, or in a product; or
    • in a manufactured item in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2;
  • Imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the notice, at any concentration, whether:
    • alone, in a mixture, or in a product; or
    • in a manufactured item in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2.

Import relates specifically to the movement into Canada from another country of any substance identified in Schedule 1 to the notice or any mixture, product or manufactured item that contains such a reportable substance.

If you are aware that an imported substance is listed in Schedule 1 to the notice, or that an imported mixture, product, or manufactured item contains a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice, then you are required to report on this substance if you meet the reporting criteria outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice.

If you import a naturally occuring substance while it is within its natural source, then you are not required to report the import of the substance. However, if you import the extracted naturally occurring substance, then you would be required to report on this substance if you meet the reporting criteria outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice.

For the purpose of the notice, possible situations where you are considered to “import” include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Example 4:

  • You purchased a substance listed in Schedule 1 from a foreign supplier, and the substance was shipped directly from the foreign supplier to your location in Canada.
  • You ordered a mixture containing a substance listed in Schedule 1 from a foreign source, and the mixture containing the substance was shipped directly from the foreign source to a distribution warehouse in Canada, on your request.
  • You received a product containing a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice as an internal company transfer from a foreign source.
  • You purchased a manufactured item that contains a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice from a foreign source, and the manufactured item was shipped directly from the foreign source to your location in Canada.
  • You purchased a substance from the United States that has been extracted from its natural source and packaged in bottles for resale.

Your activities do not meet the definition of “import” if you purchased or received a reportable substance or a mixture, product or manufactured item containing a reportable substance that was already located in Canada.

Your activities do not meet the definition of “import” if the substance is naturally occurring and is imported within its natural source

For the purpose of the notice, possible situations where you are not considered to “import” a substance include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Example 5:

  • You imported plants containing a substance listed in Schedule 1. You are importing a substance within its natural source.
  • You purchased goods from a Canadian company.
  • You ordered a product from a warehouse located in Canada.

4.4 Exclusions

The notice does not apply to a substance in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item that:

  • Is in transit through Canada;
  • Is, or is contained in, a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material within the meaning of the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations and that was imported in 2011 pursuant to a permit issued under those Regulations; or
  • Is, or is contained in, a pest control product within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act where that pest control product is registered under the Pest Control Products Act.

5. How to submit a blind submission

Since customers may purchase several different mixtures, products or manufactured items that contain a reportable substance, or may import the same item from several suppliers, it may be difficult to determine if the total quantity meets the threshold.

If a supplier knows or suspects that a customer should report, based on quantities purchased, the supplier may choose to inform the customer of this.

Customers may ask their suppliers if the products they purchase contain any substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice. Suppliers who may wish to protect their formulations as confidential business information may be reluctant to provide the information to their customers. In this case, suppliers and customers can work together in order for each person to provide the information via a "blind submission" to meet the obligation to respond to the Notice.

In a "blind submission”, the customer responds to the section 71 Notice, completing as much information as they can, and the supplier submits the information directly to the Substances Management Coordinator, to complete the submission. A cover letter or note should be provided with each submission indicating that the supplier’s submission completes the customer’s submission.

For further information on how to submit a blind submission, contact the Substances Management Information Line (see Section 13 of this document for contact information).

6. Information required in the notice

6.1 How do I report the total quantities?

Within the notice, it is necessary to report the total quantities of substances listed in Schedule 1 that were manufactured or imported during the 2011 calendar year, as follows:

  • All quantities should be reported in kilograms (kg), rounded to 2 significant digits. For example:
    • 0.0368 should be reported as 0.037
    • 541 231 should be reported as 540 000
    • 831.29 should be reported as 830
  • The quantities reported in the notice must be for the substance itself, and not the quantity of the mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance.

6.2 What are the North American Industry Classification System codes?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industrial classification system established to identify production processes by grouping similar activities. The NAICS codes were developed by Statistics Canada, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica, to enable the national agencies to collect comparable statistical data.

You are required to report each applicable six-digit NAICS code with respect to each substance, or the product or mixture containing the substance. You should report the code(s) that best describes your involvement with the substance, or the product, mixture or manufactured item containing the substance. The code(s) will provide general information on the number and types of sectors involved with the substances listed in the notice.

To determine which NAICS code(s) applies to the substance on which you are reporting, the NAICS 2012 list of codes is available at the Statistics Canada web site (note that the NAICS code(s) web address is case sensitive).

6.3 What are the Substance Function Codes and Consumer and Commercial Codes?

Substance Function Codes, and Consumer and Commercial Codes are an accepted list of codes used to describe the function or use of a substance in a consistent manner. Substance Function Codes, and Consumer and Commercial Codes were developed jointly among the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada and Environment Canada in order to facilitate the exchange of information between the United States and Canada and to encourage consistency in reporting on chemical substances by industry.

Substance Function Code (formerly named Industrial Function Code) refers to the function of the substance with regards to the intended physical or chemical characteristic for which a chemical substance is consumed as a reactant; incorporated into a formulation, mixture, product, or manufactured item; or used.

Consumer and Commercial Code refers to the use of a substance, or a mixture, or a product or manufactured item containing a substance with regards to its purpose in a consumer (end use) or commercial setting (i.e., the anticipated use of the substance, item or product).

For the sections in the notice that request codes, you are required to report the codes that apply to the substance function of each reportable substance and the consumer and commercial codes on the use of the substance, or the product, mixture or manufactured item containing the substance. Refer to sections 10 and 11 of Schedule 3 to the notice or section 6.4 of this document for the list of codes and their corresponding descriptions.

6.4 Code Numbering System for Substance Function Codes and Consumer/Commercial Codes

All code numbers consist of one letter followed by a three-digit number. A basic structure of [Type][Group #][Subgroup #] is applied to all codes where:     

[Type] is expressed by either the letter “U” for substance function or the letter “C” for consumer and commercial use.

[Group #] is a one-digit number to indicate a grouping of chemical substances or products having similar uses. Substance Function Codes are listed in alphabetical order and are not separated into different groups; therefore, all substance function codes have a group number 0. Consumer and Commercial Codes use six different group numbers (groups 1 – 5 and group 9).

[Subgroup #] is a two-digit number to indicate a specific use or function (within each group for Consumer and Commercial Codes).

Example 6:

Code C203, “Building/Construction Materials - Wood and Engineered Wood Products”, is a consumer and commercial code ([Type] is “C”), which belongs to group 2 ([Group #] is 2), and is the third code listed in this group ([Subgroup #] is 03).

It is important to note that number 999 is reserved for the “Other” code in both substance function codes (U999) and consumer and commercial codes (C999). When selecting this code, a written description of the substance function or the consumer and commercial use of a mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance, must be provided, and the description should be as concise as possible.

Example 7:

Code U999 “Other” – Substance is manufactured incidentally during the processing of a mineral ore.

Substance Function Codes and Corresponding Descriptions

Substance Function CodesTitleDescription
U001AbrasivesSubstances used to wear down or polish surfaces by rubbing against the surface.
U002Adhesives and sealant substancesSubstances used to promote bonding between other substances, promote adhesion of surfaces, or prevent seepage of moisture or air.
U003Adsorbents and absorbentsSubstances used to retain other substances by accumulation on their surface or by assimilation.
U004Agricultural substances (non-pesticidal)Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of farm crops.
U005Anti-adhesive agentsSubstances used to prevent bonding between other substances by discouraging surface attachment.
U006Bleaching agentsSubstances used to lighten or whiten a substrate through chemical reaction, usually an oxidative process which degrades the color system.
U007Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agentsSubstances used to prevent or retard corrosion or the formation of scale.
U008DyesSubstances used to impart color to other materials or mixtures by penetrating into the surface of the substrate.
U009FillersSubstances used to provide bulk, increase strength, increase hardness, or improve resistance to impact.
U010Finishing agentsSubstances used to impart such functions as softening, static-proofing, wrinkle resistance, and water repellence.
U011Flame retardantsSubstances used on the surface of or incorporated into combustible materials to reduce or eliminate their tendency to ignite when exposed to heat or a flame.
U012Fuels and fuel additivesSubstances used to create mechanical or thermal energy through chemical reactions, or which are added to a fuel for the purpose of controlling the rate of reaction or limiting the production of undesirable combustion products, or which provide other benefits such as corrosion inhibition, lubrication, or detergency.
U013Functional fluids (closed systems)Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in a closed system. This code does not include fluids used as lubricants.
U014Functional fluids (open systems)Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in an open system.
U015IntermediatesSubstances consumed in a reaction to produce other substances for commercial advantage.
U016Ion exchange agentsSubstances that are used to selectively remove targeted ions from a solution. This code also includes aluminosilicate zeolites.
U017Lubricants and lubricant additivesSubstances used to reduce friction, heat, or wear between moving parts or adjacent solid surfaces, or that enhance the lubricity of other substances.
U018Odor agentsSubstances used to control odors, remove odors, mask odors, or impart odors.
U019Oxidizing or reducing agentsSubstances used to alter the valence state of another substance by donating or accepting electrons or by the addition or removal of hydrogen to a substance.
U020Photosensitive substancesSubstances used for their ability to alter their physical or chemical structure through absorption of light, resulting in the emission of light, dissociation, discoloration, or other chemical reaction.
U021PigmentsSubstances used to impart color to other materials or mixtures by attaching themselves to the surface of the substrate through binding or adhesion.
U022PlasticizersSubstances used in plastics, cement, concrete, wallboard, clay bodies, or other materials to increase their plasticity or fluidity.
U023Plating agents and surface treating agentsSubstances applied to metal, plastic, or other surfaces to alter physical or chemical properties of the surface.
U024Process regulatorsSubstances used to change the rate of a reaction, start or stop the reaction, or otherwise influence the course of the reaction.
U025Processing aids, specific to petroleum productionSubstances added to water, oil, or synthetic drilling muds or other petroleum production fluids to control foaming, corrosion, alkalinity and pH, microbiological growth or hydrate formation, or to improve the operation of processing equipment during the production of oil, gas, and other products or mixtures from beneath the earth's surface.
U026Processing aids, not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances used in applications other than the production of oil, gas, or geothermal energy to control foaming, corrosion or alkalinity and pH, or to improve the operation of processing equipment.
U027Propellants and blowing agentsSubstances used to dissolve or suspend other substances and either to expel those substances from a container in the form of an aerosol or to impart a cellular structure to plastics, rubber, or thermo set resins.
U028Solids separation agentsSubstances used to promote the separation of suspended solids from a liquid.
U029Solvents (for cleaning or degreasing)Substances used to dissolve oils, greases and similar materials from textiles, glassware, metal surfaces, and other articles.
U030Solvents (which become part of formulation or mixture)Substances used to dissolve another substance to form a uniformly dispersed solution at the molecular level.
U031Surface active agentsSubstances used to modify surface tension when dissolved in water or water solutions, or reduce interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or between liquid and air.
U032Viscosity adjustorsSubstances used to alter the viscosity of another substance.
U033Laboratory substancesSubstances used in a laboratory for chemical analysis, chemical synthesis, extracting and purifying other chemicals, dissolving other substances, and similar activities.
U034Paint additives and coating additives not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances used in a paint or coating formulation to enhance properties such as water repellence, increased gloss, improved fade resistance, ease of application or foam prevention.
U061Pest control substancesSubstances used as active ingredients or formulants in products, mixtures or manufactured items used for directly or indirectly controlling, destroying, attracting or repelling a pest or for mitigating or preventing its injurious, noxious or troublesome effects.
U999Other (specify)Substances with a substance function not otherwise described in this table. A written description of the substance function must be provided when using this code.


Consumer and Commercial Codes and Corresponding Descriptions

List of Consumer and Commercial CodeGroups

Group #Group Description
1Chemical substances in furnishing, cleaning, treatment or care
2Chemical substances in construction, paint, electrical or metal
3Chemical substances in packaging, paper, plastic or hobby
4Chemical substances in automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use
5Chemical substances in items for food, health or tobacco
9Substances in products, mixtures or manufactured items not described by other codes

Group 1: Furnishings, cleaning, treatment or care

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C101Floor CoveringsSubstances that are, or are contained in, floor coverings.
C102Foam Seating and BeddingSubstances that are, or are contained in, foam mattresses, pillows, cushions, and any seating, furniture and furnishings containing foam.
C103Furniture and Furnishings not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances that are, or are contained in, furniture and furnishings made from metal, wood, leather, plastic or other materials.
C104Fabric, Textile and Leather articles not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances that are, or are contained in, fabric, textile and leather products to impart color and other desirable properties such as water, soil, stain repellence, wrinkle resistance, or flame resistance.
C105Cleaning and Furnishing CareSubstances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are, used to remove dirt, grease, stains, and foreign matter from furniture and furnishings, or to cleanse, sanitize, bleach, scour, polish, protect, or improve the appearance of surfaces.
C106Laundry and DishwashingSubstances that are, or are contained in, laundry and dishwashing products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C107Water TreatmentSubstances that are, or are contained in, water treatment products, mixtures or manufactured items that are designed to disinfect, reduce contaminants or other undesirable constituents, and condition or improve aesthetics of water.
C108Personal CareSubstances that are, or are contained in, personal care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair, or teeth.
C109Air CareSubstances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are, used to odorize or de-odorize indoor air in homes, offices, motor vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.
C110Apparel and Footwear CareSubstances that are, or are contained in, apparel and footwear care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are applied post-market.
C160Pet CareSubstances that are, or are contained in, pet care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair or teeth.

Group 2: Construction, paint, electrical or metal

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C201Adhesives and SealantsSubstances that are, or are contained in, adhesive or sealant products or mixtures used to fasten other materials together or prevent the passage of liquid or gas.
C202Paints and CoatingsSubstances that are, or are contained in, paints or coatings.
C203Building or Construction Materials - Wood and Engineered WoodSubstances that are, or are contained in, building and construction materials made of wood and pressed or engineered wood products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C204Building or Construction Materials not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances that are, or are contained in, building and construction materials not otherwise covered in this table.
C205Electrical and ElectronicsSubstances that are, or are contained in, electrical and electronic products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C206Metal materials not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances that are, or are contained in, metal products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.
C207BatteriesSubstances that are, or are contained in, non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries including dry and wet cell units that store energy.

Group 3: Packaging, paper, plastic or hobby

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C301Food PackagingSubstances that are, or are contained in, single or multi-layered packaging consisting of paper, plastic, metal, foil or other materials which have or may have direct contact with food.
C302Paper Products, mixtures or manufactured itemsSubstances that are, or are contained in, paper products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C303Plastic and Rubber materials not otherwise covered in this tableSubstances that are, or are contained in, rubber and plastic products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.
C304Toys, Playground and Sporting EquipmentSubstances that are, or are contained in, toys, playground, and sporting equipment made of wood, metal, plastic or fabric.
C305Arts, Crafts and Hobby MaterialsSubstances that are, or are contained in, arts, crafts, and hobby materials.
C306Ink, Toner and ColourantsSubstances that are, or are contained in, ink, toners and colourants used for writing, printing, creating an image on paper; and substances contained in other substrates, or applied to substrates to change their colour or hide images.
C307Photographic supplies, film and photo-chemicalsSubstances that are, or are contained in, photographic supplies, film, photo-processing substances, and photographic paper.

Group 4: Automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C401Automotive CareSubstances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items, used in automotive cleaning and care of exterior and interior vehicle surfaces.
C402Lubricants and GreasesSubstances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items to reduce friction, heat generation and wear between solid surfaces.
C403Anti-Freeze and De-icingSubstances added to fluids to reduce the freezing point of the mixture, or substances applied to surfaces to melt or prevent build up of ice.
C404Fuels and Related Products, mixtures or manufactured itemsSubstances burned to produce heat, light or power, or added to inhibit corrosion, provide lubrication, increase efficiency of use, or decrease production of undesirable by-products.
C405Explosive MaterialsSubstances capable of producing a sudden expansion, usually accompanied by the production of heat and large changes in pressure upon ignition.
C406Agricultural Products, mixtures or manufactured items (non-pesticidal)Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of plants or animals; or forestry crops, produced on a commercial scale.
C407Lawn and Garden CareSubstances that are, or are contained in, lawn, garden, outdoor or potted plant and tree care products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C461Pest ControlSubstances that are, or are contained in any product, mixture or manufactured item, for directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting, or repelling any pest.
C462Automotive, Aircraft and TransportationSubstances that are, or are contained in, automobiles, aircraft and other types of transportation, or used in their manufacture.
C463Oil and Natural Gas ExtractionSubstances that are, or are contained in, fracking fluids used for oil and natural gas extraction, including shale gas hydraulic fracturing.

Group 5: Items for food, health or tobacco

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C562Food and BeverageSubstances that are, or are contained in, food and beverage products, mixtures or manufactured items.
C563DrugsSubstances that are, or are contained in, prescription and non-prescription drugs intended for humans or animals.
C564Natural HealthSubstances used in natural health products, mixtures or manufactured items intended for humans or animals.
C565Medical DevicesSubstances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items, used for either the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, or an abnormal physical state; or those used in restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in humans or animals.
C566Tobacco Products, mixtures or manufactured itemsSubstances that are, or are contained in a product, mixtures or manufactured items, composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves.

Group 9: Products, mixture or manufactured items not described by other codes

Consumer and Commercial CodesTitleDescription
C999Other (specify)Substances that are, or are contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are not described within any other Consumer and Commercial Code. A written description of the substance, product, mixtures or manufactured item must be provided when using this code.

7. How to complete the sections of Schedule 3 of the notice

If you meet the reporting requirements as set out in Schedule 2 to the notice, then you must respond to the appropriate sections of Schedule 3 to the notice.

For substances listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1:

  • If you manufactured or imported a substance alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item:
    • complete sections 4 and 5 in Schedule 3

For substances listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1:

  • If you manufactured or imported a substance alone:
    • complete sections 4, 8, and 9 in Schedule 3
  • If you manufactured or imported a substance in a mixture or in a product at a concentration of less than 0.1% by weight:
    • complete sections 4 and 7 in Schedule 3
  • If you manufactured or imported a substance in a mixture or product at a concentration equal to or above 0.1% by weight:
    • complete sections 4, 8 and 9 in Schedule 3
  • If you manufactured or imported a substance in a manufactured item:
    • complete sections 4 and 6 in Schedule 3

If you are a company who owns more than one facility, then you must respond to the notice on a company-wide basis, and your response for each question in the notice should be an amalgamated response to include information from all facilities owned by the company.

You are required to provide information in your possession or to which you are reasonably expected to have access (see Section 8 of this document for more details on the information to which you may reasonably be expected to have access).

As indicated in section 3 of Schedule 3 of the notice, if any of the information required under Schedule 3 to the notice was submitted to the Minister of the Environment, after January 1, 2007, it may be relied on as a response to any question in Schedule 3 to the notice if:

  • the information previously submitted is applicable to the 2011 calendar year;
  • the information meets the requirements of the specific question;
  • the person agrees that the previously submitted information referred to is their response to the specified provision of Schedule 3 to the notice; and
  • the person provides the following information:
    • the CAS RN or the Confidential Accession Number of the substance(s) to which the submitted information relates;
    • the specific section; subsection; or paragraph to the notice to which the submitted information relates;   
    • for each CAS RN or the Confidential Accession Number, the title or description of the submitted information;
    • the date on which the information was submitted;
    • the name of the person who submitted the information; and
    • the program and/or individuals at Environment Canada to which the information was submitted.

It is important to note that the previously submitted information is not required to be resubmitted under the notice; however the information specified in section 3 of Schedule 3 to the notice must be provided as an attachment to your submission.

Example 8:

During a voluntary data collection initiative, you provided 2010 data to the Minister of the Environment for a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice, and the data is still applicable for the 2011 calendar year.   

  • You should reference the previously submitted information in response to the applicable section(s) of Schedule 3, and attach the information specified in section 3 of Schedule 3. 

7.1 Section 4 of Schedule 3

Identification and Declaration Form

The Identification and Declaration Form is provided for three reasons:

  1. to request the identification and contact information of each person who responds to the notice;
  2. to require certification of the accuracy of the response; and
  3. to request confidentiality.

When responding to the notice, you must submit a signed version of the Identification and Declaration Form to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator.

Confidentiality requests

Pursuant to section 313 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to the notice may submit, with the information, a written request that it be treated as confidential. A request for confidentiality may be submitted for all or part of the information provided. When requesting confidentiality, specify the parts (e.g. sections, tables) of the information to be treated as confidential.

A request should only be made for information that is truly confidential.

When submitting a request for confidentiality, the following criteria should be considered:

  • the information is confidential to your company and has consistently been treated as such by your company;
  • your company has taken, and intends to continue to take, measures that are reasonable in the circumstances to maintain the confidentiality of the information;
  • the information is not, and has not been, reasonably obtainable by third persons by use of legitimate means, except with the consent of your company;
  • the information is not available to the public;
  • disclosure of the information may be reasonably expected to cause substantial harm to the competitive position of your company; or
  • disclosure of the information may be reasonably expected to result in a material financial loss to your company or a material financial gain to your company’s competitors.

Upon receipt of a request for confidentiality under section 313 of the Act, in relation to information submitted pursuant to the notice, the Minister of the Environment shall not disclose that information, except in accordance with the law.

7.2 Section 5 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 that you manufactured or imported whether alone, in a mixture, in a product, or in a manufactured item during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2, you must provide the following:

  • in column (a), CAS RN of the substance; and
  • in column (b), name of the substance.

Example 9:

In 2011, you imported 2 000 kg of Substance X (CAS RN XXX-XX-X), listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

(a)
CAS RN
(b)
Name of substance
 
XXX-XX-XSubstance X


7.3 Section 6 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, that you manufactured or imported within a manufactured item at any concentration, during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2, you must provide the following:

  • in column (a), CAS RN or the Confidential Accession Number of the substance;
  • in column (b), name or masked name of the substance;
  • in column (c), the applicable Consumer and Commercial Code(s) associated with the manufactured item containing the substance listed in column (a).
    • Refer to section 11 of schedule 3 of the notice or Section 6.4 of this document for the list of applicable Consumer and Commercial Codes and their corresponding descriptions.
    • Choose the Consumer and Commercial Code(s) that are consistent with the most complete and accurate information available to you.
    • If none of the Consumer and Commercial Codes provided apply, then code C999 should be used. A written description of the use of the manufactured item containing the substance must be provided when using this code and the description should be as concise as possible.

Example 10:

In 2011, you imported a plastic box, which contained a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (CAS RN XXX-XX-X), and used it to package individually wrapped food items together. The applicable Consumer and Commercial codes are C303 (plastic and rubber materials) and C301 (food packaging).[*]

In 2011, you also imported children’s toys, which contained a substance, listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (CAS RN YYY-YY-Y). The applicable Consumer and Commercial code is C304 (toys, playground and sporting equipment).

(a)
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number
(b)
Name or masked name of substance
(c)
For each substance, the applicable Consumer and Commercial Code(s)(set out in section 11)
YYY-YY-YYYYYYYYC304


7.4 Section 7 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, that you manufactured or imported whether in a mixture or product at a concentration less than 0.1% by weight, during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which you meet the reporting criteria set out in Schedule 2, you must provide the following:

  • in column (a), CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance;
  • in column (b), name or masked name of the substance;
  • In column (c), indicate whether the substance was manufactured or imported solely as a contaminant, by-product or waste, by indicating “yes” or “no”.
    • Contaminant: a substance naturally present in a reactant or a substance that is produced as a result of the manufacturing process and has no beneficial properties in the final product.
    • By-product: a secondary product resulting from the manufacturing process that: i) can be partially or completely removed from the intended product and; ii) has commercial value on its own or by adding to another product.
    • Waste: a substance that is removed from the final product or an intermediate during the manufacturing process and has no commercial value.

Example 11:

In 2011, you imported a paint that contained a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (CAS RN XXX-XX-X) at a concentration less than 0.1% by weight. CAS RN XXX-XX-X was present solely as a contaminant within the paint.

(a)
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number
(b)
Name or masked name of substance
(c)
Whether the substance was manufactured or imported solely as a contaminant, by-product or waste
Contaminant or by-product
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)
Waste
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)
XXX-XX-XXXXXXXXYesNo


7.5 Section 8 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, that you manufactured or imported, whether alone, or in a mixture or in a product at a concentration equal to or above 0.1% by weight, during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which you meet the reporting criteria set out in Schedule 2, you must provide the following:

  • in column (a), the CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance;
  • in column (b), the name or masked name of the substance;
  • in column (c), the total quantity of the substance manufactured or imported. If more than one activity is applicable for a CAS RN, report the information as separate entries;
  • in column (d), the applicable six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code(s) with respect to the substance, or the mixture or product containing the substance. You should report the code that best describes your involvement with the substance, or the product or mixture containing the substance.
  • in column (e), the applicable Substance Function Code(s) that apply to the function of the substance listed in column (a).
    • Substance function refers to the function of a substance with regards to the intended physical or chemical characteristic for which a chemical substance or mixture is consumed as a reactant; incorporated into a formulation, mixture, product, or article; or used. For example:
      • Substance is added to a mixture to reduce friction between moving parts in a machine or mechanism.
      • Substance is applied to the surface of a product to reduce its tendency to ignite when exposed to heat.
    • Refer to section 10 of schedule 3 of the notice or Section 6.4 of this document for the list of applicable Substance Function Codes and their corresponding descriptions.
    • Choose the Substance Function Code(s) that are consistent with the most complete and accurate information available to you.
    • If the substance has a function that is not described within any of the Substance Function Codes provided, then code U999 should be used. A written description of the function of the substance must be provided when using this code and the description should be as concise as possible.

Example 12:

In 2011, you imported a total of 625 kg of a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (CAS RN XXX-XX-X), which was intended for the following functions: a dye (Substance Function Code U008), a pigment (Substance Function Code U021), and a lubricant (Substance Function Code U017). The NAICS Code that best describes your involvement with the substance is code 323119 (Other printing).

(a)
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number
(b)
Name or masked name of the substance
(d)
Total quantity of the substance in kg (rounded to 2 significant digits)
(e)
NAICS Codes(s)
(f)
Substance Function Code(s) that apply to the substance (set out in Section 10)
Manufactured in 2011Imported in 2011
XXX-XX-XXXXXX 630323119U008,
U021,
U017


7.6 Section 9 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, that you manufactured or imported, whether alone, or in a mixture or product at a concentration equal to or above 0.1% by weight, during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which you meet the criteria set out in Schedule 2, you must provide the following:

  • In column (a), the CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance;
  • In column (b), the applicable Consumer and Commercial Code(s) associated with the substance listed in column (a), whether alone, or in a mixture or product containing the substance;
    • Refer to section 11 of schedule 3 of the notice or Section 6.4 of this document for the list of applicable Consumer and Commercial Codes and their corresponding descriptions.
    • Choose the Consumer and Commercial Code(s) that are consistent with the most complete and accurate information available to you.
    • If none of the Consumer and Commercial Codes provided apply, then code C999 should be used. A written description of the use of the substance, or the mixture or product containing the substance, must be provided when using this code and the description should be as concise as possible.
  • In column (c), (d) and (e), for each applicable Consumer and commercial code listed in column (b), indicate whether any of the substance, or the mixture or product containing the substance, is intended for use in commercial activities, for use in consumer activities, or for use by or for children, by indicating “yes” or “no”.
    • Not all persons responding to the notice may know the exact or anticipated final use of the substance or the mixture, or product containing the substance, therefore, when completing this section of the notice, respond using the most complete and accurate information available to you.
    • Commercial activity refers to the use of a substance or the use of a mixture, product or manufactured item containing a substance, by a commercial enterprise providing saleable goods or services. For example:
      • Substance is contained in a mixture, and the mixture is sold to an enterprise as an automotive cleaning product.
      • Substance is contained in a product that is used by a company when providing their painting services to other persons or companies.
    • Consumer activity refers to the use of a substance that is directly, or as part of a mixture, a product, or a manufactured item, sold to or made available to consumers for their use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, a daycare centre, or a recreational area. For example:
      • Substance is contained in a product that is sold to consumers as a personal care product for cleaning teeth.
      • Substance is contained in a manufactured item that is sold to consumers as a pet toy.

For the purpose of section 9 of Schedule 3 only, "Children" are considered persons 14 years of age or younger. (Note that the requirements of Schedule 2, section 1 (i) and section 2 (i), applies to a manufactured item that is intended to be used by children under six years old).

For column (e), your substance, whether alone, in a mixture, or in a product, is intended for use by or for children when you answer “yes” to at least one of the following questions:

  1. Is the substance, whether alone, in a mixture, or in a product commonly recognized (i.e., by a reasonable person) as being intended for children age 14 years or younger?
  2. Does the manufacturer of the substance, or mixture, or product containing the substance, state through product labelling or other written materials that the product is intended for or will be used by children age 14 years or younger?
  3. Is the advertising, promotion, or marketing of the substance, or mixture, or product containing the substance, aimed at children age 14 years or younger?

For example, among other items, certain products, such as toothpaste and shampoo, are typically to be used by children age 14 years or younger. Certain products, such as household cleaning products and automotive lubricants, are not typically intended to be used by children age 14 years or younger.

Example 13:

In 2011, you imported a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 (CAS RN XXX-XX-X), which was used in toothpaste (Consumer and Commercial Code C108) as well as in modeling compound for children (Consumer and Commercial Code C305).

(a)
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number
(b)
Consumer and Commercial Code(s) (set out in section 11)
(c)
Whether any of the substance, mixture, or product containing the substance is intended for use in commercial activities
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)
(d)
Whether any of the substance, mixture, or product containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)
(e)
Whether any of the substance, mixture, or product containing the substance is intended for use by or for children
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)
XXX-XX-XC108NoYesYes
XXX-XX-XC305NoYesYes

8. Information to which you may reasonably be expected to have access

You are required to provide information that your company possesses or to which you may be reasonably expected to have access. For example, when importing a substance, mixture, product or manufactured item, you may be reasonably expected to have access to import records and the relevant Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is an important source of information on the composition of a purchased product. Note that the goal of the MSDS is to protect the health of the workers, not the environment. Therefore, a MSDS may not list all product ingredients on which the Minister of the Environment is requiring information under the Notice. You may wish to contact your supplier for more detailed information on product composition. Manufacturers would be reasonably expected to have access to their formulations.

Also, a company may have access to its parent company’s information regarding substances, mixtures, products or manufactured items. You are not required to conduct tests to comply with the notice.

9. Declaration of Non-Engagement and Declaration of Stakeholder Interest forms

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond to the Notice and have no current or future interest in the substances listed in the Notice may complete a Declaration of Non-Engagement form.

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond to the Notice, but who have a current or future interest in a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice, are encouraged to identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for the substance by completing the Declaration of Stakeholder Interest form. Interested stakeholders will be included in future mailings regarding these substances and may be contacted for further information regarding their activity or interest in these substances. When completing the form, you should:

  • identify the substances of interest to you, and
  • specify your activity or potential activity with the substance (e.g.: import, manufacture, or use)

The Declaration of Stakeholder Interest form also includes Voluntary information that stakeholders are encouraged to provide on the substances listed in Schedule 1 to the notice. This information will help the Government of Canada improve decision making for these substances and ensure all activities are considered before moving forward with further actions regarding these substances.

The Declaration of Non-Engagement and Declaration of Stakeholder Interest forms are available on the Chemical Substances Website.

Note that if you imported or manufactured a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice during the 2011 calendar year, but you did not meet the reporting requirements outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice (e.g., quantity manufactured or imported was below the reporting threshold), you are encouraged to respond to the section 71 Notice voluntarily.

10. How and to whom do I respond?

Responses to the Notice must be submitted to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator. Responses can also be submitted electronically, using the online reporting tool available on the Chemical Substances Website.

The form must be "Submitted" to transmit the data. To complete the submission, a signed copy of the completed s.71 notice must be received by the Substance Management Coordinator by e-mail at Substances@ec.gc.ca, by fax at 819-953-7155, or by mail at:

By mail:

Substances Management Coordinator
Chemicals Management Plan
200 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard, 8th Floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3

By courier:

Substances Management Coordinator
Chemicals Management Plan
200 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard, 8th Floor
Gatineau QC  J8X 4C6

11. What is the deadline for responding?

Every person to whom the notice applies is required to comply with the Notice no later than September 4, 2013, 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

12. What if I need an extension?

As provided in subsection 71(4) of the Act, you may submit a written request for an extension of time to comply with the Notice. The request for an extension should include the CAS RN of the substance(s) on which information will be reported and provide a reason for the request. Address your request to:

Minister of the Environment
ATTN: Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan
200 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard, 8th Floor
Gatineau QC  K1A 0H3.

You may also send your request by mail, by fax at 819-953-7155 or by e-mail to Substances@ec.gc.ca.

It is important to note that you must request an extension of time before expiry of the September 4, 2013, 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time deadline. No extensions will be granted after the deadline has expired. It is recommended that any request for an extension be submitted at least five business days before September 4, 2013, so that a request can be processed by the Minister of the Environment before expiry of the deadline.

13. Inquiries- whom to contact

If you have an inquiry, contact the Substances Management Information Line at the following numbers or email address:

Telephone:

1-800-567-1999 (Toll-free in Canada) or 819-953-7156 (Outside of Canada)

Facsimile:

819-953-7155

E-mail:

Substances@ec.gc.ca(Indicate in the subject line "CMP DSL IU 2")


Footnote

[*] Note: Since CAS RN XXX-XX-X is not intended to come into direct contact with food, it is not required to be reported in the table, since the notice only applies to food packaging that is intended to come into direct contact with food.