Two Year Rolling Risk Management Activities and Consultations ScheduleFootnote 1

May 2016

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The following table provides a high level summary of risk management activities, including opportunities for stakeholder consultations and engagement, and is a source of information on risk management activities that are scheduled to occur during the next two years for substances managed under the Chemicals Management Plan. Note that the timelines of activities outlined in this table may be subject to change. The scope of activities included in this table relate to substances managed under the Chemicals Management Plan and does not include toxic substances under CEPA that are managed under other initiatives. This document is provided for information purposes only and is not an official set of commitments. It is not exhaustive and does not necessarily include all individual final instrument publications or instrument requirements. In the case of discrepancy between this document and the official instrument or regulations, the official version of the instrument or regulations prevails. Not all of the activities described in this table are intended for publication. For more detailed information on any of the activities outlined in the table, please refer to the relevant links in the table or contact ec.substances.ec@canada.ca.

Year 1
Risk Management ActivityFootnote 2April 2016 - September 2016October 2016 - March 2017

Publication of Risk Management Scope document

Initiation of consultations with stakeholders on preliminary risk management options

Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of CMP.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of CMP and draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.
See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Publication of Risk Management Approach document

Consultations on proposed risk management

Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of CMP.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of CMP.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Information Gathering including Monitoring and Surveillance to Support Risk Management*

Information gathering activities may occur throughout the risk management process to support risk management decision-making and are done in addition to earlier information gathering activities to support risk assessment.

* Notices under s.71 of CEPA may be issued following the publication of Risk Management Scope and/or Risk Management Approach documents as needed to support risk management decision-making.

Study of Current Activities Associated with the Use of DTBSBP (CAS RN 17540-75-9) in Brake Fluids in Canada.

Study of Sector Profile and Chemical Substances in the Plastic Recycling Sector in Canada.

Study of Landfill Cover Systems and Materials Used in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Canada.

 

Consultations on risk management instrument developmentFootnote 3, Footnote 4, Footnote5, Footnote6

Includes consultations on the design of instruments prior to publication in the Canada Gazette.

Pre-publication consultations seek input from stakeholders on the design of the proposed risk management instrument and typically occur 6 - 12 months prior to the publication of the proposed instrument.

Pre-consultation on the instrument to manage risks associated with PREPOD

Pre-consultation on Proposed Regulations Addressing Petroleum and Refinery Gases

Pre-consulation on amendments to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations.

Consultation Document on the Options for Addressing Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substances With Effects of Concern.

Risk Management Instrument Publication

Publication of proposed and final instruments (e.g. in Part I and II of the Canada Gazette).

Proposed regulatory initiatives under the CMP can be found in the Forward Regulatory Plan.

Proposed Code of Practice for the environmentally sound management of end-of-life lamps containing mercury.

Proposed Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette

Proposed Order Amending Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Export Control List) - Mercury/Minamata Convention.

Proposed Regulations Amending the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations - Merucry/Minamata Convention.

Proposed Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (BNST) - publication in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette.

Regulations Repealing the Vinyl Chloride Release Regulations, 1992.

Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (HBCD, PFOA, LC-PFCAs, PBDEs, PFOS) in Canada Gazette Part II.


Proposed Regulations Addressing Petroleum and Refinery Gases - publication in Canada Gazette Part 1.

Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of hydrazine related to the electricity sector.

Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (BNST) in Canada Gazette Part II.

Risk Management Instrument Implementation

Key implementation milestones of instruments including reporting, and compliance promotion activities.

Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (HBCD, PFOA, LC-PFCAs, PBDEs, PFOS): compliance promotion activities.

Environmental Performance Agreement Respecting Bisphenol A in Paper Recycling Mill Effluents - 3nd Annual Report due 

Guidelines for the Reduction of Dyes Released from Pulp and Paper Mills - Report Due on November 30th, 2016

Environmental Performance Agreement Respecting Bisphenol A in Paper Recycling Mill Effluents - Last  Report Due on December 2016

Products Containing Mercury Regulations, product reporting by March 31, 2017.

Environmental Performance Agreement Respecting Perfluorocaboxylic Acids (PFCAs) and their Precursors in Perfluorinated Products Sold in Canada- Last Report Due in October 2016

Regulations Amending Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (BNST): compliance promotion activities

Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 -application for BNST permit renewals for last year of permitted use under Regulations (permit valid from March 14, 2017 to March 13, 2018)

ECCC will publish on its website a report of progress made under the Environmental Performance Agreement 2015-2020 - Respecting the Use of Tin Stabilizers in the Vinyl Industry

Performance Measurement

Evaluation of risk management actions including performance measurement of instruments and broad performance measurement initiatives such as substance-based performance measurement.

 



Performance Report: Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Cyclotetrasiloxane, octamethyl- (Siloxane D4) in Industrial Effluents - based on Schedule 4 - Preliminary report

Performance Report – Pollution Prevention Planning Notice for the Polyurethane and Other Foam Sector (except Polystyrene) in Respect of Toluene Diisocyanates (TDIs) - based on Schedule 5

Performance Report: Environmental Performance Agreement Respecting Perfluorocaboxylic Acids (PFCAs) and their Precursors in Perfluorinated Products Sold in Canada - Publication of ECCC report on final results reporting on 2015 commitment

International Risk Management Activities

Canada's involvement in international risk management activities support Canada's domestic risk management objectives.

Share highlights of intersessional activities of the Conferences of the Parties to the chemicals Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), including anticipated substances for listing, issues of relevance to CMP (as appropriate/if applicable)

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and reports on bilateral discussions as appropriate.

Outcomes of Minamata Convention INC-7 (Seventh session of the Intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury) - highlights for relevant venues

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) - Report on chemical-related UNEA decisions

ECCC Strategy on Enhancing Engagement in the Multilateral Environmental Agreements - status report on progress, consultations and documents (e.g. draft Strategy and implementation plan) for input and advice

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) - Report on results of Phase I of CEC migration project

Preparations for the back-to-back meetings of the 2017 Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions (details on pre-COP webinar and presentations at relevant venues, as appropriate)

Preparations for Minamata Convention COP-1 (engagement at relevant venues, as appropriate)

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Year 2
Risk Management Activity2April 2017 - September 2017October 2017 - March 2018

Publication of Risk Management Scope document

Initiation of consultations with stakeholders on preliminary risk management options

Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Risk Management Scope(s) where needed for draft CMP Phase 3 screening assessment reports.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Publication of Risk Management Approach document

Consultations on proposed risk management

Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Risk Management Approach(es) where needed for final assessments initiated prior to Phase 3 of the CMP and other chemical substances of interest where needed.

See Publication Plan for Assessments for more details on the publication schedule for risk assessments.

Information Gathering including Monitoring and Surveillance to Support Risk Management*

Information gathering activities may occur throughout the risk management process to support risk management decision-making and are done in addition to earlier information gathering activities to support risk assessment.

* Notices under s.71 of CEPA may be issued following the publication of Risk Management Scope and/or Risk Management Approach documents as needed to support risk management decision-making

  

Consultations on risk management instrument development3,4,5,6

Includes consultations on the design of instruments prior to publication in the Canada Gazette

Pre-publication consultations seek input from stakeholders on the design of the proposed risk management instrument and typically occur 6 - 12 months prior to the publication of the proposed instrument.

  

Risk Management Instrument Publication

Publication of proposed and final instruments (e.g. in Canada Gazette Part I and II)

Proposed regulatory initiatives under the CMP can be found in the Forward Regulatory Plan

Regulations for Microbeads in Personal Care Products Used to Exfoliate or Cleanse -publication in Part II of the Canada Gazette (date to be confirmed).

Public consultation in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette - amendments to the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations

Proposed Regulations Repealing the Chlor-Alkali Mercury Release Regulations

Final Code of Practice for a Recommended Concentration of 2-(2-Methoxyethoxy) Ethanol (DEGME) in Surface Coating Materials Available to Consumers in Canada

Risk Management Instrument Implementation

Key implementation milestones of instruments including reporting, and compliance promotion activities

 EC will publish on its website a report of progress made under the Environmental Performance Agreement 2015-2020 - Respecting the Use of Tin Stabilizers in the Vinyl Industry

Performance Measurement

Evaluation of risk management actions including performance measurement of instruments and broad performance measurement initiatives such as substance-based performance measurement.

Performance Report on Environmental Performance Agreement Respecting Bisphenol A in Paper Recycling Mill Effluents - Summer 2017Performance Report: Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Cyclotetrasiloxane, octamethyl- (Siloxane D4) in Industrial Effluents - based on Schedule 5 - Preliminary report

International Risk Management Activities

Canada's involvement in international risk management activities support Canada's domestic risk management objectives.

ECCC Strategy on Enhancing Engagement in the Multilateral Environmental Agreements - status report on progress, consultations and documents (e.g. Final Strategy Released).

Outcomes of the 2017 Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions (post-COP webinar and reports at relevant venues, as appropriate).

Outcomes of Minamata Convention COP-1 (reports at relevant venues, as appropriate)

Share highlights of intersessional activities of the Conferences of the Parties to the chemicals Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including anticipated substances for listing, issues of relevance to CMP (as appropriate/if applicable).

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and Bilateral files - Report on results of Phase II of CEC migration project.

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