Polyurethane and Other Foam Sector (except Polystyrene) – Toluene Diisocyanates
Pollution Prevention Planning Notices
Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Specified Substances on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Related to the Polyurethane and Other Foam Sector (except Polystyrene)
On November 26, 2011, the Minister of the Environment published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, a Notice under Part 4 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) requiring persons within the polyurethane and other foam sector (except polystyrene) to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans in respect of specified substances on Schedule 1 of CEPA 1999 that are released from foam industries.
The first substances to be addressed by the Notice are Toluene Diisocyanates (TDIs), which refer to one or more of the following substances: 2,6-Toluene Diisocyanate (Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number [CAS RN] 91-08-7); 2,4-Toluene Diisocyanate (CAS RN 584-84-9); or the mixtures of 2,6-Toluene Diisocyanate and 2,4-Toluene Diisocyanate (CAS RN 26471-62-5). This sector-based Pollution Prevention Planning Notice will allow the addition of other substances on Schedule 1 of CEPA 1999, as may be required in the future, with substance-specific risk management objectives and requirements.
This Notice outlines the requirements to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans and includes related reporting schedules for TDIs, to be completed by persons subject to the Notice.
Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Specified Substances on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Related to the Polyurethane and Other Foam Sector (except Polystyrene) (HTML) (PDF; 3.97 MB)
The Notice was developed with consideration to all the comments received during consultations on the Working Document and on the Proposed Notice.
For all technical inquiries regarding the content of this Notice, please contact:
Chemical Products Division
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
For inquiries regarding reporting and pollution prevention practices, please contact:
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
c/o Innovative Measures Section
351 St-Joseph Blvd., 20th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
Telephone (toll free): 1-844-580-3637
Fax: 819-420-7386 / 1-844-580-3638
Pollution Prevention Planning Notice Toolkit
- Report Online for Notice
- Instructions for Completing the Schedules
- Notification of Non-Engagement Form
- Factsheet (HTML) (PDF; 432 KB)
- Requests for Time Extension Granted by Environment Canada
- Proposed Notice
- Responses to Stakeholders' Comments – Proposed Notice
- Working Document
- Responses to Stakeholders' Comments – Working Document
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
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