Substances that have been found to meet at least one of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999, but that have not been added to Schedule 1 of the Act


CEPA 1999 emphasizes the importance of coordinated action both among federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal governments and within the federal government.

Under paragraph 2(1)(m) of CEPA 1999, for example, the Government of Canada shall:

"ensure, to the extent that is reasonably possible, that all areas of federal regulation for the protection of the environment and human health are addressed in a complementary manner in order to avoid duplication and to provide effective and comprehensive protection".

Consistent with this emphasis, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health may propose to take "no further action" under CEPA 1999 for a substance that has been assessed and found to meet at least one of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999, if the Ministers are satisfied that effective risk management measures are in place under other provincial and territorial programs or federal acts. If the Government of Canada subsequently finds that those existing preventive and/or control actions are not effective, the Ministers may consider taking further action under CEPA 1999.

Risk Management Programs
Environment Canada
Place Vincent Massey (PVM) - 17th Floor
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada K1A 0H3

Telephone: 819-934-5097
Fax: 819-994-0007


Environment Canada's Management of Toxic Substances website

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