Current Regulations

New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) (SOR/2005-248)

The purpose of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) (the Regulations) is to implement part of a new regulatory structure for new substances notification under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act). The regulatory structure carves out the provisions related to organisms in the previous New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR).

Contact Information:

New Substances Notification Information Line
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-938-3232 / 1-800-567-1999 (Canada)
Fax number: 819-953-7155
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

The contents of regulations and other regulatory instruments can be confusing for those who are not skilled in reading legal documents, or who may have difficulty understanding technical content. To help regulatees comply with regulatory requirements, materials that present legal or technical content in a more easily understandable format are provided. See "Other Useful Links" below.

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2004-10-30 Vol. 138, No. 44
Part 2: 2005-09-21 Vol. 139, no 19

Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:


Parent regulation:

Other Useful Links:

For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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