Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2,4,4-Trimethylpentene

The Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2,4,4-Trimethylpentene (BNST) is an antioxidant used as an additive in vehicle engine oil and in some commercial and industrial lubricants. Available information suggests that there may also be a minor use of BNST as an additive in rubber applications for industrial equipment and machinery and in rubber parts used in vehicles. BNST is manufactured and imported in Canada.    

On August 1, 2009, the Ministers of the Environment and of Health published, in Part I of the Canada Gazette, their final decision on the screening assessment of BNST. The screening assessment report concluded that BNST may be entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity. Additionally, BNST meets the criteria for persistence and bioaccumulation as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations. Based on the conclusions of the assessment, a Final Order adding BNST to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) was published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on March 2, 2011.

The Risk Management Approach for BNST, published on August 1, 2009, outlines the proposed risk management actions. Proposed in the Risk Management Approach is the addition of BNST to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations to prohibit the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of BNST and products containing it.

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 including controls on BNST was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on July 23, 2011, for a 75-day comment period.

On January 2, 2013, the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The Regulations repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2005.

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