Current Regulations

Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (SOR/2012-285)

The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (hereafter referred to as the Regulations) are a multi-substance risk management instrument used to prohibit the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of certain toxic substances and products containing these substances with a number of exemptions.

The Regulations repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2005. The Government of Canada is proposing to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012. The proposed Amendments would add five substances, namely hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts, and its precursors (PFOA), long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts, and their precursors (LC-PFCAs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and perfluorooctane sulfonate its salts and its precursors (PFOS). Please visit the following link in order to obtain further information: Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012.

Contact Information:

Chemicals Management Division
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada
351 St.-Joseph Blvd, 10th Floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number:
Email address: ec.interdiction-prohibition.ec@ec.gc.ca

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: 2011-07-23 Vol. 145, No. 30
Part 2: 2013-01-02 Vol. 147, No. 01

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