Summary of Public Comments Received Regarding the Government of Canada Assessment "Follow-up Report on Chlorinated Paraffins"

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An announcement of the follow-up assessment on chlorinated paraffins was published in the Canada Gazette on June 11, 2005, for a 60-day public comment period. Comments were received from industries and industry associations; no comments were received from non-governmental organizations, members of the public, or academia.

Comments have been received from:

  1. The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA)
  2. The Industry Coordinating Group (ICG) for CEPA
  3. The Chlorinated Paraffins Industry Association (CPIA).

Comments covered the following topics: general comments on the assessment and risk management process, physical-chemical properties, exposure, effects, bioaccumulation, conservatism, application factors, and weight of evidence.

Tables containing detailed comments, relating to human health and ecological issues, and the responses to them, have been prepared and are available on request.  A summary is provided below.

Comments

Comments have been submitted with respect to policy or process, including those provided below.

Comments have been submitted which addressed a number of technical issues, including those provided below.

Summary of Response to the Public Comments on the Ecological Risk Assessment Approach

All comments from the public comment period were carefully tabulated, reviewed, and addressed.  The following presents a brief description of the response to the topics outlined above and the ecological risk assessment approach used.

Summary of the Response to the Public Comments on the Human Health Assessment

All comments from the public comment period were carefully tabulated, reviewed, and addressed. The following presents a brief description of the response to the topics outlined.

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