Guidance for responding to the Notice with respect to certain polymers on the Domestic Substances List

Published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 25, 2015

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This document provides guidance for responding to the Notice with respect to certain polymers on the Domestic Substances List (the Notice) published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 25, 2015, pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act). In case of discrepancy between this document and the Notice or the Act, the official versions of the Notice and the Act take precedence.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Who does the Notice apply to?
  3. Information required
  4. Sections of the Notice to be completed
  5. Request for confidentiality
  6. Blind submission
  7. Declaration of Stakeholder Interest
  8. Declaration of Non-Engagement
  9. Submission of voluntary information
  10. Responding to the Notice
  11. What if I need more time to comply with the Notice?
  12. Contact information

1. Overview

1.1- Purpose of the Notice

As part of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), Environment Canada and Health Canada have committed to assess and manage, where appropriate, the potential health and ecological risks of approximately 600 polymeric substances identified as priorities for action based on the categorization exercise completed in 2006. Polymers are a unique class of substances, where the same Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) can be used to describe substances that have different molecular weights, toxicity, and physical and chemical properties. Therefore, a tailored approach was developed to address the complexity of the polymers assessment, and a final version entitled Approach under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to address polymers on the Domestic Substances List that were identified as priorities during categorization  was published on the Chemical Substances website in December 2014.

Preliminary information was collected for the polymers through the second phase of the Domestic Substances List Inventory Update (DSL IU2) in December 2012. Information submitted in response to the DSL IU2 indicated whether a candidate substance was in commerce in Canada at a quantity above the reporting threshold of 1 000 kg during the 2011 calendar year. Polymers identified through DSL IU2 as not being in commerce at greater than 1 000 kg were assessed using a rapid screening approach. The draft rapid screening assessment for polymers was published in February 2015.

In February 2015, a voluntary information gathering initiative on polymers was initiated by the Government of Canada to obtain additional information from importers and manufacturers in order to inform future risk assessment for the polymers reported to be in commerce above 1 000 kg under DSL IU2, and some polymers that were identified as requiring further assessment based on the rapid screening approach. Based on an analysis of the data received, it was determined that further information gathering through a mandatory section 71 notice is needed on approximately 300 polymers to inform risk assessment.

An electronic copy of the Notice is available at the Chemical Substances Web site.

1.2- Reportable substances

Schedule 1 of the Notice lists the reportable substances by either their CAS RN, or their Confidential Accession Number if they are listed on the confidential portion of the DSL. Schedule 1 is divided into two parts:

There are a total of 302 polymers included in the Notice, and they are listed below:

Part 1 Substances
CAS RNName of the Substance
1338-51-8Benzenesulfonamide, ar-methyl-, reaction products with formaldehyde
1401-55-4Tannins
1415-93-6Humic acids
8050-81-5Simethicone
8061-51-6Lignosulfonic acid, sodium salt
8061-52-7Lignosulfonic acid, calcium salt
8062-15-5Lignosulfonic acid
9000-01-5Gum arabic
9000-07-1Carrageenan
9002-92-0Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-dodecyl-ω-hydroxy-
9002-93-1Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxy-
9002-98-6Aziridine, homopolymer
9003-01-42-Propenoic acid, homopolymer
9003-04-72-Propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt
9003-05-82-Propenamide, homopolymer
9003-07-01-Propene, homopolymer
9003-08-11,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde
9003-11-6Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane
9003-17-21,3-Butadiene, homopolymer
9003-18-32-Propenenitrile, polymer with 1,3-butadiene
9003-20-7Acetic acid ethenyl ester, homopolymer
9003-22-9Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with chloroethene
9003-27-41-Propene, 2-methyl-, homopolymer
9003-28-51-Butene, homopolymer
9003-31-01,3-Butadiene, 2-methyl-, homopolymer
9003-35-4Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde
9003-39-82-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-, homopolymer
9003-49-02-Propenoic acid, butyl ester, homopolymer
9003-53-6Benzene, ethenyl-, homopolymer
9003-55-8Benzene, ethenyl-, polymer with 1,3-butadiene
9003-56-92-Propenenitrile, polymer with 1,3-butadiene and ethenylbenzene
9004-36-8Cellulose, acetate butanoate
9004-39-1Cellulose, acetate propanoate
9004-57-3Cellulose, ethyl ether
9004-58-4Cellulose, ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl ether
9004-70-0Cellulose, nitrate
9004-82-4Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-(dodecyloxy)-, sodium salt
9005-09-82-Butenedioic acid (Z)-, polymer with chloroethene and ethenyl acetate
9005-27-0Starch, 2-hydroxyethyl ether
9005-35-0Alginic acid, calcium salt
9005-37-2Alginic acid, ester with 1,2-propanediol
9006-03-5Rubber, chlorinated
9006-26-22,5-Furandione, polymer with ethene
9006-65-9Dimethicone
9007-34-5Collagens
9010-77-92-Propenoic acid, polymer with ethene
9010-79-11-Propene, polymer with ethene
9010-85-91,3-Butadiene, 2-methyl-, polymer with 2-methyl-1-propene
9010-86-02-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester, polymer with ethene
9010-88-22-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate
9011-05-6Urea, polymer with formaldehyde
9011-14-72-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, homopolymer
9011-15-82-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-methylpropyl ester, homopolymer
9016-00-6Poly[oxy(dimethylsilylene)]
9017-27-0Benzene, ethenylmethyl-, polymer with (1-methylethenyl)benzene
9036-19-5Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxy-
9038-95-3Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, monobutyl ether
9040-65-7Formaldehyde, polymer with nonylphenol
9045-28-7Starch, acetate
9049-71-2Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-, ether with β-D-fructofuranosyl α-D-glucopyranoside
9051-57-4Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-(nonylphenoxy)-, ammonium salt
9063-38-1Starch, carboxymethyl ether, sodium salt
9082-00-2Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, ether with 1,2,3-propanetriol (3:1)
9084-06-4Naphthalenesulfonic acid, polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt
24937-78-8Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethene
24938-91-8Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-tridecyl-ω-hydroxy-
24969-06-0Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, homopolymer
25035-69-22-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
25036-13-9Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine
25036-25-3Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with 2,2’-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(4,1-phenyleneoxymethylene)]bis[oxirane]
25037-45-0Carbonic acid, polymer with 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
25054-06-2Formaldehyde, polymer with cyclohexanone
25067-01-02-Propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate
25068-38-6Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane
25085-02-32-Propenoic acid, sodium salt, polymer with 2-propenamide
25085-50-1Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol
25085-75-0Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
25085-99-8Oxirane, 2,2’-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(4,1-phenyleneoxymethylene)]bis-, homopolymer
25087-34-71-Butene, polymer with ethene
25133-97-52-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
25153-36-0Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-furanmethanol and phenol
25213-24-5Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethenol
25322-68-3Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-
25322-69-4Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-
25359-84-6Phenol, polymer with 2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene
25608-33-72-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
25719-60-2Bicyclo[3.1.1]heptane, 6,6-dimethyl-2-methylene-, homopolymer
25791-96-2Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], a,a’,a’’-1,2,3-propanetriyltris[ω-hydroxy-
25852-37-32-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate
25987-30-82-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-propenamide, sodium salt
25987-66-02-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
25988-97-0Methanamine, N-methyl-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane
25989-02-0Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-furanmethanol
26022-00-4Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 4-methylphenol
26062-79-32-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propenyl-, chloride, homopolymer
26139-75-3Formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3-dimethylbenzene
26161-33-1Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, homopolymer
26265-08-7Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[2,6-dibromo-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
26300-51-62-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid
26335-33-1Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-octylphenol
26354-11-0Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol and phenol
26376-86-32-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate
26590-05-62-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propenyl-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide
26635-92-7Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α,α’-[(octadecylimino)di-2,1-ethanediyl]bis[ω-hydroxy-
26678-93-3Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol
26780-96-1Quinoline, 1,2-dihydro-2,2,4-trimethyl-, homopolymer
27967-29-9Urea, polymer with ammonia and formaldehyde
28064-14-4Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde, glycidyl ether
28453-20-5Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol and phenol
28470-78-2Formaldehyde, polymer with 3-chloro-1-propene and phenol
28574-50-71,3-Isobenzofurandione, 4,5,6,7-tetrabromo-, polymer with 2,5-furandione and 1,2-propanediol
28724-32-5Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α,α’-[(methyloctadecyliminio)di-2,1-ethanediyl]bis[ω-hydroxy-, chloride
30525-89-4Paraformaldehyde
31605-35-3Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-nonylphenol
32131-17-2Poly[imino(1,6-dioxo-1,6-hexanediyl)imino-1,6-hexanediyl]
32289-58-0Poly(iminocarbonimidoyliminocarbonimidoylimino-1,6-hexanediyl), hydrochloride
32555-39-82-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propenyl-, chloride, polymer with ethanedial and 2-propenamide
32610-77-8Formaldehyde, polymer with N,N’-bis(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine and phenol
32759-84-5Formaldehyde, polymer with 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol] and 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine
35429-19-7Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide
36290-04-72-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt
36484-54-5Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and methyloxirane
36833-16-6Formaldehyde, polymer with tetrahydroimidazo[4,5-d]imidazole-2,5(1H,3H)-dione
37203-80-8Lignin, sodium salt
37207-89-9Lignosulfonic acid, sodium salt, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol
37280-82-3Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, phosphate
39277-28-6Benzenesulfonamide, ar-methyl-, polymer with formaldehyde and 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine
39382-25-72-Butenedioic acid (E)-, polymer with α,α’-[(1-methylethylidene)di-4,1-phenylene]bis[ω-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)]]
39421-75-5Guar gum, 2-hydroxypropyl ether
40008-96-62-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-[(1,1-dimethylethyl)amino]ethyl ester, polymer with 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
40798-65-0Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt
42751-79-11,2-Ethanediamine, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and N-methylmethanamine
53124-00-8Starch, hydrogen phosphate, 2-hydroxypropyl ether
54579-44-1Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol and 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
55818-57-0Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, 2-propenoate
55963-33-2Starch, hydrogen phosphate
56780-58-6Starch, 2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)propyl ether, chloride
58205-96-2Sorbitan, isooctadecanoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs.
58627-30-81-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide
60303-68-6Phenol, 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-, polymer with sulfur chloride (S2Cl2)
61790-82-7Amines, hydrogenated tallow alkyl, ethoxylated
61791-00-2Fatty acids, tall-oil, ethoxylated
61791-24-0Amines, soya alkyl, ethoxylated
61791-26-2Amines, tallow alkyl, ethoxylated
62286-43-52-Oxepanone, polymer with N-(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)-N’-[2-[(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)amino]ethyl]-1,2-ethanediamine, 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane and 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol]
62412-64-01,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde, hydrochloride
63148-62-9Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me
63393-89-5Coumarone-indene resins
65071-95-6Tall oil, ethoxylated
65497-29-2Guar gum, 2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)propyl ether, chloride
65876-95-1Formaldehyde, polymer with 1,3-benzenediol, [1,1’-biphenyl]-ar,ar’-diol and [1,1’-biphenyl]triol
65996-62-5Starch, oxidized
65997-07-1Rosin, polymer with formaldehyde
66455-14-9Alcohols, C12-13, ethoxylated
67700-42-9Cashew, nutshell liq., polymer with formaldehyde and phenol
67762-15-6Soybean oil, polymer with maleic anhydride, pentaerythritol and phthalic anhydride
67762-19-0Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-hydroxy-, C10-16-alkyl ethers, ammonium salts
67762-90-7Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, reaction products with silica
67762-94-1Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, Me vinyl
67784-86-5Fatty acids, tall-oil, ethoxylated propoxylated
67785-03-9Tall oil, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol
67924-34-9Phenol, 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
68002-19-7Urea, polymer with formaldehyde, butylated
68002-20-01,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde, methylated
68002-25-51,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, polymer with formaldehyde, butylated
68002-26-6Formaldehyde, polymer with 6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, butylated
68002-42-6Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, reaction products with 2-methyl-1H-imidazole
68002-96-0Alcohols, C16-18, ethoxylated propoxylated
68002-97-1Alcohols, C10-16, ethoxylated
68037-01-41-Decene, homopolymer, hydrogenated
68037-08-1Formaldehyde, polymer with 6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, ethylated methylated
68037-42-3Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol, magnesium oxide complex
68037-64-9Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, Me hydrogen, reaction products with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol monoacetate allyl ether
68038-22-2Fatty acids, tall-oil, polymers with bisphenol A, epichlorohydrin and rosin
68038-41-5Rosin, maleated, polymer with glycerol
68039-13-41-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-, chloride, homopolymer
68072-39-9Formaldehyde, polymer with N,N’-bis(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, (chloromethyl)oxirane and phenol
68083-18-1Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, Me vinyl, vinyl group-terminated
68083-19-2Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, vinyl group-terminated
68123-18-2Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, methyloxirane and oxirane
68130-63-22-Propenamide, homopolymer, reaction products with dimethylamine and formaldehyde
68130-99-4Aziridine, homopolymer, ethoxylated
68131-39-5Alcohols, C12-15, ethoxylated
68134-56-52-Oxepanone, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, N-(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)-N’-[2-[(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)amino]ethyl]-1,2-ethanediamine, 2-(methylamino)ethanol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol], acetate (salt)
68152-81-8Soybean oil, polymd., oxidized
68201-88-71,6-Hexanediamine, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, methyloxirane and oxirane, hydrochloride
68213-23-0Alcohols, C12-18, ethoxylated
68240-01-74,7-Methano-1H-indene, 3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-, polymer with ethenylbenzene, ethenylmethylbenzene, 1H-indene and (1-methylethenyl)benzene
68324-30-1Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, 2-ethylhexyl [3-[[[2-(dimethylamino)ethoxy]carbonyl]amino]-4-methylphenyl]carbamate, 2-ethylhexyl (3-isocyanatomethylphenyl)carbamate and 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]
68333-69-7Rosin, maleated, polymer with pentaerythritol
68333-79-9Polyphosphoric acids, ammonium salts
68410-23-1Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., dimers, reaction products with polyethylenepolyamines
68410-45-7Gelatins, hydrolyzates
68410-99-1Alkenes, polymd., chlorinated
68413-28-5Cashew, nutshell liq., polymer with ethylenediamine and formaldehyde
68413-29-6Cashew, nutshell liq., polymer with diethylenetriamine and formaldehyde
68439-45-2Alcohols, C6-12, ethoxylated
68439-46-3Alcohols, C9-11, ethoxylated
68439-50-9Alcohols, C12-14, ethoxylated
68439-51-0Alcohols, C12-14, ethoxylated propoxylated
68439-80-5Amines, polyethylenepoly-, reaction products with succinic anhydride polybutenyl derivs.
68441-17-8Ethene, homopolymer, oxidized
68441-65-61,3-Cyclopentadiene, 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-, adduct with 1,3-butadiene homopolymer
68512-26-5Starch, 2-hydroxyethyl ether, base-hydrolyzed
68541-13-99,12-Octadecadienoic acid (Z,Z)-, dimer, polymer with 3,3’-[oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy)]bis[1-propanamine]
68551-13-3Alcohols, C12-15, ethoxylated propoxylated
68555-98-6Phenol, 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-, polymer with sulfur chloride (S2Cl2)
68585-34-2Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-hydroxy-, C10-16-alkyl ethers, sodium salts
68603-75-8Amines, N-tallow alkyltrimethylenedi-, propoxylated
68609-18-7Ethanol, 2,2’,2’’-nitrilotris-, homopolymer, reaction products with chloromethane
68610-41-32-Propenenitrile, polymer with 1,3-butadiene, carboxy-terminated, polymers with bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin
68610-51-5Phenol, 4-methyl-, reaction products with dicyclopentadiene and isobutylene
68631-00-5Formaldehyde, polymer with 1,2-ethanediamine and nonylphenol
68834-14-0Pyridinium, 2-ethenyl-1-methyl-, methyl sulfate, polymer with ethenylbenzene
68910-26-9Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, reaction products with diethylenetriamine and 4-methyl-2-pentanone
68910-64-5Rosin, polymer with o-cresol, formaldehyde and tetra-Bu titanate
68938-54-5Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, 3-hydroxypropyl Me, ethers with polyethylene glycol mono-Me ether
68938-70-5Ethanol, 2,2’,2’’-nitrilotris-, homopolymer, compd. with chloromethane
68951-67-7Alcohols, C14-15, ethoxylated
68951-85-9Fatty acids, tall-oil, polymers with bisphenol A, diethylenetriamine, epichlorohydrin and tetraethylenepentamine
68956-74-1Polyphenyls, quater- and higher, partially hydrogenated
69227-21-0Alcohols, C12-18, ethoxylated propoxylated
69418-26-4Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide
69430-24-6Cyclosiloxanes, di-Me
70131-67-8Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, hydroxy-terminated
70892-21-6Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethenol, reaction products with 1-isocyanatohexadecane and 1-isocyanatooctadecane
75150-29-71-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide
77358-01-12-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and N,N’,2-tris(6-isocyanatohexyl)imidodicarbonic diamide
82451-48-71,6-Hexanediamine, N,N’-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)-, polymer with 2,4-dichloro-6-(4-morpholinyl)-1,3,5-triazine
84605-20-9Amines, polyethylenepoly-, reaction products with succinic anhydride polyisobutenyl derivs.
94334-64-2Carbonic dichloride, polymer with 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[2,6-dibromophenol] and phenol
96591-17-2Fatty acids, linseed-oil, reaction products with 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol and formaldehyde, polymers with Bu methacrylate, 2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate and Me methacrylate
99734-09-5Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[tris(1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxy-
103598-77-2Carbonic dichloride, polymer with 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol], 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenyl ester
111905-53-4Alcohols, C13-15-branched and linear, butoxylated ethoxylated
111905-54-5Alcohols, C13-15-branched and linear, ethoxylated propoxylated
120712-84-7Formaldehyde, polymer with phenol, potassium salt
121053-41-6Amines, N-coco alkyltrimethylenedi-, polymers with acrylic acid, N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol, Et acrylate and styrene
124578-12-7Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, homopolymer, reaction products with polyethylenimine
125826-44-0Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, hydrazine, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid and 1,1’-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocyclohexane], compd. with N,N-diethylethanamine
160799-28-0Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, 1-ethoxyethyl 4-tripropylenephenyl ether
Part 1 Substances
Confidential Accession NumberMasked Name
10001-2Borated reaction product of polybutenyl succinic anhydride with ethylene diamine-piperazine polymer
Part 2 Substances
CAS RNName of the Substance
25067-00-9Benzenesulfonamide, 4-methyl-, polymer with formaldehyde and 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine
25568-39-22-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester, polymer with 2-propenamide
26006-22-4Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, methyl sulfate, polymer with 2-propenamide
26811-08-5Formaldehyde, polymer with 5,5-dimethyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione
27083-27-8Guanidine, N,N’’’-1,6-hexanediylbis[N’-cyano-, polymer with 1,6-hexanediamine, hydrochloride
27103-90-8Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, methyl sulfate, homopolymer
29320-38-5Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-, polymer with ammonia
31132-30-62-Propenoic acid, polymer with N-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-2-propenamide and 2-propenamide
31346-57-32-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymer with 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, dodecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and octadecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
31568-35-1Methanamine, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane
33434-24-1Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
36657-47-32-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester, polymer with dodecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
41222-47-32-Propenamide, N-[(dimethylamino)methyl]-, polymer with 2-propenamide
52285-95-7Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, methyl sulfate, polymer with 2-propenamide
55185-45-0Formaldehyde, polymer with ammonia, 2-methylphenol and phenol
55295-98-2Guanidine, cyano-, polymer with ammonium chloride ((NH4)Cl) and formaldehyde
56372-23-7Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2-[ethyl[(tridecafluorohexyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl]-ω-hydroxy-
64755-04-0Naphthenic acids, reaction products with polyethylenepolyamines
65086-64-82-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(diethylamino)ethyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene and tridecyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
66037-36-31,3-Propanediamine, N,N-dimethyl-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, sulfate
67762-97-4Siloxanes and Silicones, ethoxy Me
67846-33-72-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N,N’-bis(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, (chloromethyl)oxirane, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and (Z)-N-9-octadecenyl-1,3-propanediamine
67953-62-22-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenamide
67953-80-42-Propenamide, polymer with formaldehyde and N-methylmethanamine
68003-04-3Ethanol, 2-amino-, compd. with α-(2-cyanoethyl)-ω-(4-nonylsulfophenoxy)poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) (1:1)
68036-99-7Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, polymer with ammonia, reaction products with chloromethane
68071-95-4Quaternary ammonium compounds, ethylbis(hydroxyethyl)tallow alkyl, ethoxylated, Et sulfates (salts)
68155-82-8Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-, polymer with ammonia, monohydrochloride
68258-80-02-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(1-aziridinyl)ethyl ester, polymer with methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
68298-80-6Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2-[ethyl[(undecafluoropentyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl]-ω-hydroxy-
68298-81-7Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2-[ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl]-ω-hydroxy-
68318-41-2Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine, (butoxymethyl)oxirane and (chloromethyl)oxirane
68439-72-5Amines, C8-18 and C18-unsatd. alkyl, ethoxylated
68459-31-4Fatty acids, C9-11-branched, glycidyl esters, polymers with castor oil, formaldehyde, 6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine and phthalic anhydride
68512-03-8Methanamine, N,N-dimethyl-, reaction products with (chloromethyl)ethenylbenzene-divinylbenzene polymer and sodium hydroxide
68584-77-01,3-Propanediamine, N-(3-aminopropyl)-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), reaction products with laurylamine
68585-07-9Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate, 2-hydroxyethyl 2-propenoate, 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid and oxiranylmethyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 1-aziridineethanol-terminated
68648-57-7Rosin, polymer with phenol and tall-oil rosin
68958-60-1Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2-[ethyl[(pentadecafluoroheptyl)sulfonyl]amino]ethyl]-ω-methoxy-
70750-20-82-Propenamide, homopolymer, reaction products with chloromethane, dimethylamine and formaldehyde
71832-81-0Benzenesulfonic acid, hydroxy-, monosodium salt, polymer with formaldehyde and 4,4’-sulfonylbis[phenol]
72496-95-8Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, N,N-dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine and tetradecyloxirane
72845-42-2Ethanol, 2-amino-, compd. with α-(2-cyanoethyl)-ω-(nonylsulfophenoxy)poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) (1:1)
80044-11-7Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, polymer with ammonia, hydrochloride
85434-86-22-Propenamide, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, methanamine and N,N,N’,N’-tetramethyl-1,2-ethanediamine
86706-87-81,3-Propanediaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N,N,N’,N’-pentamethyl-N’-[3-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)amino]propyl]-, dichloride, homopolymer
101060-97-3Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide and N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethanaminium chloride
105839-18-7Fatty acids, C16 and C18-unsatd., polymers with bisphenol A, Bu glycidyl ether, epichlorohydrin and triethylenetetramine
111850-23-8Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, reaction products with 2,2,4(or 2,4,4)-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine
129698-94-82-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(diethylamino)ethyl ester, polymer with 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate
139682-51-2Fatty acids, C18-unsatd., dimers, polymers with bisphenol A, diethylenetriamine, epichlorohydrin, tall-oil fatty acids and triethylenetetramine
191616-99-6Phenol, 4,4’-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with chloromethyl)oxirane, reaction products with 5-amino-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexanemethanamine and 2,2,4(or 2,4,4)-trimethyl-1,6-hexanediamine
Part 2 Substances
Confidential Accession NumberMasked Name
11200-4Substituted acrylate of a dimethyl, alkyl, substituted carbomonocycle, ammonium chloride derivative
11482-7Formaldehyde, reaction product with phenol, polybutene derivs., polyethylene polyamines with alkenoic acid
11483-8Formaldehyde, reaction product with phenol, polybutene derivs., polyethylene polyamines, alkenoic acid and metallo acid
11487-3Fatty acids, tall-oil, reaction products with monomethyl maleate and a polyethylenepolyamine
11496-3N,N' 2-Tris(6-isocyanatohexyl)imidodicarbonic diamide, α-fluoro-ω -(2-hydroxyethyl)poly(difluoromethylene), heteromonocycle-methanol and 1-octadecanol adduct
11497-4α-Fluoro-ω-[2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethyl]poly(difluromethylene), polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid phenylmethyl ester, (Z)-2-butenedioic acid bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester and 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-(heteromonocycle) ethyl ester
11498-5α-Fluoro-ω -[2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethyl]poly(difluoromethylene), polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid octadecyl ester and 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-(heteromonocycle)ethyl ester
11504-2α-Fluoro-ω -[2-[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]ethyl]poly(difluoro-methylene), polymer with 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid 1,1-dimethylethyl ester and 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-(heteromonocycle)ethyl ester

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2. Who does the Notice apply to?

2.1- Reporting criteria

To determine whether a company is required to respond, the following factors must be considered:

The Notice applies to any person who, during the 2014 calendar year, satisfied any of the following criteria:

2.2- Exclusions

The following are excluded from the Notice:

In addition, any person who submitted information for a reportable substance as part of the voluntary information gathering phase of the Polymer Approach under the CMP conducted in 2015, is not required to respond to the Notice for that substance. However, if a person was engaged with other substances listed in the Notice for which voluntary information was not provided, they are still required to respond for those substances.

2.3- Flowchart

The following flowchart can be used to determine whether a company is required to respond to the Notice:

Figure 1:  Reporting Diagram for Part 1 Polymer substances

Figure 1 (See long description below)

Long description for figure 1

The figure provides a schematic description of the reporting requirements for part one polymer substances using a flow diagram. The diagram is composed of multiple rectangular and oval boxes that are connected with unidirectional arrows. 1. Commencing from the top left of the diagram, the first box asks whether you imported or used a part one substance in 2014. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the second box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 2. The second box asks whether the total quantity of substance imported or used was greater than one thousand kilograms. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the third box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 3. The third box asks importers if the concentration of the reportable substance imported was greater than or equal to one percent by weight, whether the substance was imported alone, or in a mixture, or in a product, or in a specific manufactured item listed in Schedule 2 of the Notice. The box also asks users if the concentration of the reportable substance used was greater than or equal to one percent by weight, whether the substance was used alone, or in a mixture, or in a product to manufacture (i.e to create or produce) another mixture, product or manufactured item. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the fourth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 4. The fourth box informs you that you have a legal obligation to report. 5. The fifth box asks if you manufactured a part one substance in 2014. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the sixth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 6. The sixth box asks whether the total quantity of substance manufactured was greater than one thousand kilograms. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the fourth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 7. The seventh box informs you that you do not have a legal obligation to report and it directs you to the eighth box. 8. The eighth box encourages you to submit a Declaration of Stakeholder Interest or a Declaration of Non-Engagement.

Figure 2:  Reporting Diagram for Part 2 Polymer substances

Figure 2 (See long description below)

Long description for figure 2

The figure provides a schematic description of the reporting requirements for part two polymer substances using a flow diagram. The diagram is composed of multiple rectangular and oval boxes that are connected with unidirectional arrows. 1. Commencing from the top left of the diagram, the first box asks whether you imported or used a part two substance in 2014. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the second box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 2. The second box asks whether the total quantity of substance imported or used was greater than one hundred kilograms. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the third box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 3. The third box asks importers if the concentration of the reportable substance imported was greater than or equal to one percent by weight, whether the substance was imported alone, or in a mixture, or in a product, or in a specific manufactured item listed in Schedule 2 of the Notice. The box also asks users if the concentration of the reportable substance used was greater than or equal to one percent by weight, whether the substance was used alone, or in a mixture, or in a product to manufacture (i.e to create or produce) another mixture, product or manufactured item. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the fourth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 4. The fourth box informs you that you have a legal obligation to report. 5. The fifth box asks if you manufactured a part two substance in 2014. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the sixth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 6. The sixth box asks whether the total quantity of substance manufactured was greater than one hundred kilograms. If your answer is yes, then you are directed to the fourth box. If your answer is no, then you are directed to the seventh box. 7. The seventh box informs you that you do not have a legal obligation to report and it directs you to the eighth box. 8. The eighth box encourages you to submit a Declaration of Stakeholder Interest or a Declaration of Non-Engagement.

2.4- Examples of how to determine whether the reporting criteria are met

The following are examples of how to determine whether the reporting criteria of the Notice are met:

  1. Company meets the reporting criteria:
    • In 2014, if your company imported 4 000 kg of Product X that contains 50% of a reportable substance, then a total quantity of 2 000 kg of the substance was imported. The reporting criteria are met.
    • In 2014, if your company imported 500 kg of Mixture X that contains 10% of a reportable substance in Part 2 and 300 kg of Product Y that contains 20% of the same substance, then a total quantity of 110 kg of the substance was imported. The reporting criteria are met.
  2. Company does not meet the reporting criteria:
    • If your company imported greater than 1 000 kg of a Part 1 substance in product at a concentration greater than or equal to 1% during the 2013 calendar year only, then the reporting year is not met.
    • In 2014, if your company used a cleaning product containing greater than 100 kg of a Part 2 substance to clean equipment, then the reportable activity type is not met.
    • In 2014, if your company used greater than 1 000 kg of a Part 1 substance at a concentration less than 1%, then the concentration threshold of greater than or equal to 1% is not met.
    • In 2014, if your company used a total quantity of 90 kg of a Part 2 substance alone, then the quantity threshold of greater than 100 kg is not met.

2.5- Do I manufacture?

Manufacture relates to the creation or production of the substance itself, and not to the manufacture of a mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance.

Manufacture includes to produce or to prepare a substance, and also the incidental production of a substance.

Incidental production of a substance may occur if, during the process of blending or formulating, a chemical reaction occurs that results in the production of a substance that is reportable under the Notice.

Possible situations where you are considered to manufacture a substance include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

It is important to note that for the purpose of the Notice, using a substance listed in Schedule 1 (either alone, in a mixture or in a product) to create or produce a mixture, product or manufactured item would not be considered “manufacture” of the substance itself. In this case, you are using the substance. See Section 2.7 of this document for more information on the reporting requirements for users.

2.6- Do I import?

Import relates specifically to the movement into Canada from another country of any substance identified in the Notice, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item that contains such a reportable substance.

For the purposes of the Notice, possible situations where you are considered to import include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Your activities do not meet the definition of import if you purchased or received a reportable substance whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item that was already located in Canada.

Possible situations where you are not considered to import a substance include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

2.7- Do I use?

Use relates specifically to using a reportable substance, whether alone, in a mixture, or in a product, to manufacture (i.e., to create or produce) another mixture, product or manufactured item.

Your activities do not meet the definition of use if:

Possible situations where you are considered to use include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

Possible situations where you are not considered to use include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

2.8- What is a manufactured item?

A manufactured item is an item that is formed into a specific physical shape or design during manufacture and has, for its final use, a function or functions dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design.

The categories of manufactured items included in the Notice are listed below with examples to help determine whether your imported manufactured item is reportable or not:

For the purposes of the Notice, it is important to note the following:

2.9- What is a mixture?

A mixture is a combination of substances that does not produce a substance that is different from the substances that were combined (i.e., does not result in the formation of a new substance with its own CAS RN). For the purposes of the Notice, mixtures include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

For the purposes of the Notice, mixtures that may contain reportable substances may include, but are not limited to, but are not limited to, the following examples:

2.10- What is a product?

A product is anything that does not meet the definition of a mixture or manufactured item. A substance alone is not considered a product.

For the purpose of the Notice, products that may contain reportable substances may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

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3. Information required

The type of information requested in the Notice includes:

3.1- Quantities

Within the Notice, it is necessary to report the total quantities of substances listed that were manufactured, imported, or used during the 2014 calendar year, as follows:

3.2- North American Industry Classification System codes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industrial classification system established to identify production processes by grouping similar activities. The codes were developed by Statistics Canada, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica, to enable the national agencies to collect comparable statistical data.

You are required to report each applicable six-digit NAICS code with respect to each substance, or the mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance. You should report the code(s) that best describes your involvement with the substance, or the mixture, product, or manufactured item containing the substance. The code(s) will provide general information on the number and types of sectors involved with the substances listed in the Notice.

To determine which NAICS code applies to your activity with the substance on which you are reporting, the NAICS 2012 list of codes is available at the Statistics Canada Web site.

3.3- Substance function codes and consumer and commercial codes

Substance function codes and consumer and commercial codes are an accepted list of codes used to describe the function or use of a substance in a consistent manner. Substance function codes and consumer and commercial codes were developed jointly among the United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada and Environment Canada in order to facilitate the exchange of information between the United States and Canada and to encourage consistency in reporting on chemical substances by industry.

Substance Function Code refers to the function of the substance with regards to the intended physical or chemical characteristic for which a chemical substance is consumed as a reactant; incorporated into a formulation, mixture, or product; or used.

Consumer and Commercial Code refers to the application of a substance alone, or in a mixture or in a product containing the substance with regards to its purpose in a consumer (end application) or commercial setting (i.e., the anticipated application of the substance, item or product).

It is important to note that number 999 is reserved for the “Other” code in both substance function codes (U999) and consumer and commercial codes (C999). These codes should only be used when there is no existing code match for the application or function of the substance. When selecting this code, a written description of the substance function or the consumer and commercial application of a substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance, must be provided, and the description should be as concise as possible.

If a substance has more than one function or application, you should report all the applicable codes. For each code selected, additional information to describe the function or your application with the substance in more detail, can be provided in the “Notes” field of the online reporting form.

3.3.1- Code numbering system for substance function codes and consumer and commercial codes

All code numbers consist of one letter followed by a three-digit number. A basic structure of [Type][Group #][Subgroup #] is applied to all codes where:

[Type] is expressed by either the letter “U” for substance function or the letter “C” for consumer and commercial use.

[Group #] is a one-digit number to indicate a grouping of chemical substances or products having similar uses. Substance function codes are listed in alphabetical order and are not separated into different groups; therefore, all substance function codes have a group number 0. Consumer and commercial codes use six different group numbers (groups 1 – 5 and group 9).

[Subgroup #] is a two-digit number to indicate a specific use or function (within each group for consumer and commercial codes).

Please refer to the code names and descriptions below to determine if any of the pre-set codes applies to your substance. Wording in the description may indicate the use or function of the substance.

Example 1a
If the substance function is to…    Example substance function codes
Bond substances together or adhere to a surfaceU002 – Adhesives and sealant substances
Exchange cations or anions in solutionU016 – Ion exchange agents
Dissolve oils from a textileU029  – Solvents (for cleaning or degreasing)
Example 1b
If the substance is contained in a…   Example commercial and consumer codes  
ToothpasteC108 – Personal care
Floor paintC202 – Paints and coatings
Glue productC201 – Adhesives and sealants

3.3.2- Substance Function Codes and Corresponding Descriptions

Substance Function Codes and Corresponding Descriptions
Substance Function CodesTitleDescription
U001Abrasives

Substances used to wear down or polish surfaces by rubbing against the surface.

Examples: sandstones, pumice, silex, quartz, silicates, aluminum oxides, and glass

U002Adhesives and sealant substances

Substances used to promote bonding between other substances, promote adhesion of surfaces, or prevent seepage of moisture or air.

Examples: epoxides, isocyanates, acrylamides, phenol, urea, melamine, and formaldehyde

U003Adsorbents and absorbents

Substances used to retain other substances by accumulation on their surface or by assimilation.

Examples(adsorbents): silica gel, activated alumina, and activated carbon
Examples(absorbents): straw oil, alkaline solutions, and kerosene

U004Agricultural substances (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of farm crops.

Examples: phosphates, lime, nitrates, potash compounds, alum, ammonia and ammonia salts, urea and mineral supplements.

U005Anti-adhesive agents

Substances used to prevent bonding between other substances by discouraging surface attachment.

Examples: anti-adherents, antiblock agents, dusting agents, mould release agents, and parting agents

U006Bleaching agents

Substances used to lighten or whiten a substrate through chemical reaction, usually an oxidative process which degrades the color system.

Examples fall into one of two groups:
1. Chlorine containing bleach agents: chlorine, hypochlorites, N-chloro compounds and chlorine dioxide
2. Peroxygen bleaching agents: hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, and sodium perborate

U007Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents

Substances used to prevent or retard corrosion or the formation of scale.

Examples: phenylenediamine, chromates, nitrates, phosphates, and hydrazine

U008Dyes

Substances used to impart color to other materials or mixtures by penetrating into the surface of the substrate.

Example types: azo, anthraquinone, amino azo, aniline, eosin, stilbene, acid, basic or cationic, reactive, dispersive, and natural dyes

U009Fillers

Substances used to provide bulk, increase strength, increase hardness, or improve resistance to impact.

Examples: calcium carbonate, barium sulfate, silicates, clays, zinc oxide and aluminum oxide.

U010Finishing agents

Substances used to impart such functions as softening, static-proofing, wrinkle resistance, and water repellence.

Examples: quaternary ammonium compounds, ethoxylated amines, and silicone compounds.

U011Flame retardants

Substances used on the surface of or incorporated into combustible materials to reduce or eliminate their tendency to ignite when exposed to heat or a flame.

Examples: inorganic salts, chlorinated or brominated organic compounds, and organic phosphates/phosphonates.

U012Fuels and fuel additives

Substances used to create mechanical or thermal energy through chemical reactions, or which are added to a fuel for the purpose of controlling the rate of reaction or limiting the production of undesirable combustion products, or which provide other benefits such as corrosion inhibition, lubrication, or detergency.

Examples of fuels: coal, oil, gasoline, and various grades of diesel fuel.  Examples of fuel additives: oxygenated compound such as ethers and alcohols, antioxidants such as phenylenediamines and hindered phenols, corrosion inhibitors such as carboxylic acids, amines, and amine salts, and blending agents such as ethanol.

U013Functional fluids (closed systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in a closed system. This code does not include fluids used as lubricants.

Examples: heat transfer agents (e.g., coolants and refrigerants) such as polyalkylene glycols, silicone oils, liquified propane, and carbon dioxide; hydraulic/transmission fluids such as mineral oils, organophosphate esters, silicone, and propylene glycol; and dielectric fluids such as mineral insulating oil and high flash point kerosene

U014Functional fluids (open systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in an open system. This code also includes substances incorporated into metal working fluids.

Examples: antifreezes and de-icing fluids such as ethylene and propylene glycol, sodium formate, potassium acetate, and, sodium acetate.

U015Intermediates

Substances consumed in a reaction to produce other substances for commercial advantage.

Examples: amines, nitriles, diols, polyalcohols, organic acids and acid chlorides, and organic chlorides and bromides.

U016Ion exchange agents

Substances that are used to selectively remove targeted ions from a solution. This code also includes aluminosilicate zeolites.

Examples generally consist of an inert hydrophobic matrix such as styrene-divinylbenzene or phenol-formaldehyde, cross-linking polymer such as divinylbenzene, and ionic functional groups including sulfonic, carboxylic or phosphonic acids.

U017Lubricants and lubricant additives

Substances used to reduce friction, heat, or wear between moving parts or adjacent solid surfaces, or that enhance the lubricity of other substances.

Examples of lubricants: mineral oils, silicate and phosphate esters, silicone oil, greases, and solid film lubricants such as graphite and PTFE.
Examples of lubricant additives: molybdenum disulphide and tungsten disulphide.

U018Odor agents

Substances used to control odors, remove odors, mask odors, or impart odors.

Examples: benzenoids, terpenes and terpenoids, musk chemicals, aliphatic aldehydes, aliphatic cyanides, and mercaptans.

U019Oxidizing or reducing agents

Substances used to alter the valence state of another substance by donating or accepting electrons or by the addition or removal of hydrogen to a substance.

Examples of oxidizing agents: nitric acid, perchlorates, hexavalent chromium compounds, and peroxydisulfuric acid salts.
Examples of reducing agents: hydrazine, sodium thiosulfate, and coke produced from coal.

U020Photosensitive substances

Substances used for their ability to alter their physical or chemical structure through absorption of light, resulting in the emission of light, dissociation, discoloration, or other chemical reaction.

Examples: sensitizers, fluorescents, photovoltaic agents, ultraviolet absorbers, and ultraviolet stabilizers.

U021Pigments

Substances used to impart color to other materials or mixtures by attaching themselves to the surface of the substrate through binding or adhesion. This code includes fluorescent agents, luminescent agents, whitening agents, pearlizing agents, and opacifiers.

Examples: metallic oxides of iron, titanium, zinc, cobalt, and chromium; metal powder suspensions; lead chromates; vegetable and animal products; and synthetic organic pigments.

U022Plasticizers

Substances used in plastics, cement, concrete, wallboard, clay bodies, or other materials to increase their plasticity or fluidity.

Examples: phthalates, trimellitates, adipates, maleates, and lignosulphonates

U023Plating agents and surface treating agents

Substances applied to metal, plastic, or other surfaces to alter physical or chemical properties of the surface.

Examples: metal surface treating agents, strippers, etchants, rust and tarnish removers, and descaling agents.

U024Process regulators

Substances used to change the rate of a reaction, start or stop the reaction, or otherwise influence the course of the reaction.

Examples: noble metal catalysts such as platinum, palladium, and gold, transition metal catalysts such as iron, vanadium, and nickel, and organic monomers and epoxides used to initiate reactions

U025Processing aids, specific to petroleum production

Substances added to water, oil, or synthetic fluids or other drilling extraction and processing fluids to control foaming, corrosion, alkalinity and pH, microbiological growth or hydrate formation, or used to improve the operation of equipment during drilling, extraction and processing of oil, gas, and other products or mixtures from beneath the earth's surface.

Examples: components of hydraulic fracturing fluids(including proppants), weighting agents added to drilling fluids to increase their density, octal alcohol added to prevent foaming, production substances and substances added to inhibit the formation of hydrates of natural gas and water.

U026Processing aids, not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in applications other than the production of oil, gas, or geothermal energy to control foaming, corrosion or alkalinity and pH, or to improve the operation of processing equipment.

Examples: buffers, dehumidifiers, dehydrating agents, sequestering agents, and chelators.

U027Propellants and blowing agents

Substances used to dissolve or suspend other substances and either to expel those substances from a container in the form of an aerosol or to impart a cellular structure to plastics, rubber, or thermo set resins.

Examples: compressed gasses and liquids and substances which release ammonia, carbon dioxide, or nitrogen.

U028Solids separation agents

Substances used to promote the separation of suspended solids from a liquid.

Examples: flotation aids, flocculants, coagulants, dewatering aids, and drainage aids.

U029Solvents (for cleaning or degreasing)

Substances used to dissolve oils, greases and similar materials from textiles, glassware, metal surfaces, and other articles.

Examples: trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, methylene chloride, liquid carbon dioxide, and n-propyl bromide.

U030Solvents (which become part of formulation or mixture)

Substances used to dissolve another substance to form a uniformly dispersed solution at the molecular level.

Examples: diluents used to reduce the concentration of an active material to achieve a specified effect and low gravity materials added to reduce cost.

U031Surface active agents

Substances used to modify surface tension when dissolved in water or water solutions, or reduce interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or between liquid and air.

Examples: carboxylates, sulfonates, phosphates, carboxylic acid, esters, and quaternary ammonium salts.

U032Viscosity adjustors

Substances used to alter the viscosity of another substance.

Examples: viscosity index (VI) improvers, pour point depressants, and thickeners.

U033Laboratory substances

Substances used in a laboratory for chemical analysis, chemical synthesis, extracting and purifying other chemicals, dissolving other substances, and similar activities.

Examples of laboratory chemicals include substances that change color to indicate pH, redox potential or other endpoints, halogenated and non-halogenated solvents, chemicals used in titrations and chromatography, Grignard reagents used in organic synthesis, laboratory reagents, and inorganic acids and bases.

U034Paint additives and coating additives not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in a paint or coating formulation to enhance properties such as water repellence, increased gloss, improved fade resistance, ease of application or foam prevention.

Examples : polyols, amines, vinyl acetate ethylene emulsions, and aliphatic polyisocyanates.

U061Pest control substances

Substances used as active ingredients or formulants in products, mixtures or manufactured items used for directly or indirectly controlling, destroying, attracting or repelling a pest or for mitigating or preventing its injurious, noxious or troublesome effects.

Examples: organophosphates, carbamates, organochlorines, pyrethroids, and triazines.

U999Other (specify)Substances with a substance function not otherwise described in this table.

3.2.3- Consumer and Commercial Codes and Corresponding Descriptions

List of Consumer and Commercial Code Groups
Group #Group Description
1Chemical substances in furnishing, cleaning, treatment or care
2Chemical substances in construction, paint, electrical or metal
3Chemical substances in packaging, paper, plastic or hobby
4Chemical substances in automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use
5Chemical substances in items for food, health or tobacco
9Substances in products, mixtures or manufactured items not described by other codes
Table 1: Furnishings, cleaning, treatment or care
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C101Floor coveringsSubstances contained in floor coverings. This code does not include wood and pressed wood flooring products included in Building/Construction Materials – Wood and Engineered Wood code. 
Examples: carpet, rugs, vinyl, linoleum, laminate, tile, and stone products.
C102Foam seating and bedding

Substances contained in foam mattresses, pillows, cushions, and any seating, furniture and furnishings containing foam.

Examples: sofas and chairs for residential/office use, automobile and truck seats, airplane seats, and mattress pads.

C103Furniture and furnishings not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in furniture and furnishings made from metal, wood, leather, plastic or other materials. This code does not include foam seating and bedding products.

Examples: movable and installed furniture such as tables, chairs, benches, desks, cabinets, shelving, stools, television stands, display cases, book cases, and storage units.

C104Fabric, textile and leather articles not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in fabric, textile and leather products to impart color and other desirable properties such as water, soil, stain repellence, wrinkle resistance, or flame resistance.

Examples: apparel (outerwear, sportswear, and sleepwear), footwear (sandals and athletic shoes), window treatments (curtains and blinds), table linens (table coverings, place mats, and cloth napkins), bed linens (sheets, pillow cases/coverings, and blankets, bed coverings), bath linens (towels, wash cloths, bath mats) and fabric, textile and leather products that are not covered elsewhere. 

C105Cleaning and furnishing care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to remove dirt, grease, stains, and foreign matter from furniture and furnishings, or to cleanse, sanitize, bleach, scour, polish, protect, or improve the appearance of surfaces. This code does not include laundry and dish washing products.

Examples: cleaners used on glass, floors, tub and tile, ovens and drains; scouring powders; dusting products; waxes; polishes; and stain repellent sprays.

C106Laundry and dishwashing

Substances contained in laundry and dishwashing products, mixtures or manufactured items.

Examples: detergents, fabric softeners, pre-soaks and prewashes to remove soil and stains, dryer sheets, bleach, rinse aids, and film, lime and rust removers.

C107Water treatment

Substances contained in water treatment products, mixtures or manufactured items that are designed to disinfect, reduce contaminants or other undesirable constituents, and condition or improve aesthetics of water. Excludes any substance contained in pest control products as defined under the Pest Control Products Act.

Examples: pH adjusters, filter media, water treatment tablets/drops, and point of use/point of entry ion exchangers.

C108Personal care and Cosmetics

Substances contained in personal care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair, or teeth.

Examples: bath and shower products; make-up products; hair, nail, oral and skin care products; sunscreen and suntan products; deodorants; and perfumes.

C109Air care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to odorize or deodorize indoor air in homes, offices, motor vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.

Examples: aerosol sprays, liquid/solid/gel diffusers, air fresheners, scented candles and incense.

C110Apparel and footwear care

Substances contained in apparel and footwear care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are applied post-market.

Examples: footwear polishes/waxes, garment waterproofing sprays, and stain repellents.

C160Pet care

Substances contained in pet care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair or teeth and intended for animal use.

Examples: bath products, hair product and oral care products.

Table 2: Construction, paint, electrical or metal
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C201Adhesives and sealants

Substances contained in adhesive or sealant products or mixtures used to fasten other materials together or prevent the passage of liquid or gas.

Examples: glues, binders, adhesives, pastes, sealants, fillers, putties, and caulking compounds.        

C202Paints and coatings

Substances contained in paints or coatings.

Examples: interior and exterior architectural and marine paints, bridge/iron coatings, varnishes, lacquers, paint thinners, removers, wood stains

C203Building or construction
materials -- Wood and engineered wood

Substances contained in building and construction materials made of wood and pressed or engineered wood products, mixtures or manufactured items.

Examples:  lumber, posts and timbers, exterior siding, molding, mill work, cabinetry, paneling, veneer, flooring, stair parts, plywood and sheathing, railings and decking.

C204Building or construction materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in building and construction materials not otherwise covered in this table.

Examples: insulation materials such as foams and fibers, roofing and gutters, ceiling products, exterior siding, drywall, concrete, masonry and cement, building hardware, fencing, decking, hardware and fasteners (nuts, bolts,  screws, nails, and tacks), plumbing, duct work, abrasive and sanding products, sheet metal, plaster, weather stripping, wire or wiring systems, and bricks.

C205Electrical and electronics

Substances contained in electrical and electronic products, mixtures or manufactured items.

Examples: computers, office equipment, appliances, electric lighting, electrical wire and cables, radios, televisions and monitors, telephones, multi-media devices, digital cameras, adapters, alarms (burglar, fire, smoke), and communication equipment.

C206Metal materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in metal products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

Examples: metal products produced by forging, stamping, plating, turning, and other processes; hand tools; metal tubing/pipes/duct work; wire fencing; tableware; and small appliances and cookware (frying pan, waffle iron, electric kettle).

C207Batteries

Substances contained in non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries including dry and wet cell units that store energy.

Examples: zinc carbon, alkaline, lead-acid, lithium-ion, nickel-metal hydride, and other batteries used in electrical and electronic products, cell phones, computers, remote controls, toys, and cars.

Table 3: Packaging, paper, plastic or hobby
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C301Food packaging

Substances contained in single or multi-layered packaging consisting of paper, plastic, metal, foil or other materials which have or may have direct contact with food.

Examples: containers, cartons, wrappers, bags, and other food packaging items (bottles, cans, boxes and trays).

C302Paper products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in paper products, mixtures or manufactured items. This code does not include paper used in food packaging.  

Examples: newsprint coated and uncoated papers for writing, printing and photocopying; facial and toilet tissue, paper napkins, paper tablets/notepads, paper forms, envelopes, texts and published materials (books and magazines); file folders; wrapping papers; and specialty papers.

C303Plastic and rubber materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in rubber and plastic products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

Examples: tires, shower curtains, non-metal cookware (non-electric), non-food specific containers (bags, bottles, and jars), rubber bands, and waders.

C304Toys, playground and sporting equipment

Substances contained in toys, playground, and sporting equipment made of wood, metal, plastic or fabric.

Examples: toys (dolls, cars, puzzles, and games), playground equipment (gym sets, playhouses and structures, swing sets) and sporting equipment (bicycles, skates, balls, team sports equipment) intended for indoor or outdoor use, and playground surfaces (rubber, mulch).

C305Arts, crafts and hobby materials

Substances contained in arts, crafts, and hobby materials.

Examples: art/hobby paints and dyes, markers and other writing and drawing materials; natural and synthetic clays used in pottery, ceramics and sculpture; jewellery-making supplies including glass, stone and lapidary materials; stained-glass making supplies; picture framing supplies; and, building and science hobby kits.

C306Ink, toner and colourants

Substances contained in ink, toners and colourants used for writing, printing, creating an image on paper; and substances contained in other substrates, or applied to substrates to change their colour or hide images. This code does not include pigments or colorants added to paints and coatings which should be reported under the paints and coatings code.

Examples: black or colored powders used in copy machines and printers to produce xerographic images; pigmented liquids contained in cartridges, bottles, or other dispensers used for writing or printing; and, correction fluids and tapes.

C307Photographic
supplies, film and photo-chemicals

Substances contained in photographic supplies, film, photo-processing substances, and photographic paper.

Examples: processing solutions (for developing, stopping, and fixing photos), slide and negative film, and, glossy and matte photographic paper.

Table 4: Automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C401Automotive care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used in automotive cleaning and care of exterior and interior vehicle surfaces. This code does not include antifreeze, de-icing products, or lubricants. 

Examples: car waxes, polishes, cleaners, and sealers; car wash solutions; vinyl/rubber/plastic protectants; automotive carpet and upholstery cleaners; wheel and tire care products; exterior trim protectants; and touch-up paint products.

C402Lubricants and greases

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items to reduce friction, heat generation and wear between solid surfaces.

Examples: engine oils; transmission, brake and hydraulic fluids; gear oils; and, calcium, sodium, lithium, and silicone-based greases.

C403Anti-freeze and
de-icing

Substances added to fluids to reduce the freezing point of the mixture, or substances applied to surfaces to melt or prevent build-up of ice.

Examples: antifreeze liquids, windshield de-icers, aircraft de-icers, lock release agents, ice melting crystals, and rock salt.

C404Fuels and related products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances burned to produce heat, light or power, or added to inhibit corrosion, provide lubrication, increase efficiency of use, or decrease production of undesirable by-products.

Examples: gasoline, diesel fuels, propane, butane, kerosene, lamp oils, white gas (naphtha), natural gas, stabilizers, anti-knock agents, corrosion inhibitors, detergents, fuel dyes, oxygenates, antioxidants, odor agents, non-scented candles, lighter fluids, and, matches.

C405Explosive materials

Substances capable of producing a sudden expansion, usually accompanied by the production of heat and large changes in pressure upon ignition.

Examples: pyrotechnics, high explosives and propellants, igniter, primer, initiatory, illuminants, smoke and decoy flares, and, incendiaries.  

C406Agricultural products, mixtures or manufactured items (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of plants, animals or forestry crops, produced on a commercial scale. Includes animal feed (any substance or mixture of substances for consumption by livestock, providing the nutritional requirements of livestock, or the purpose of preventing or correcting nutritional disorders of livestock, as defined in the Feeds Act and Regulations).

Examples: fertilizers, additives (time release agents), colorants (used to mark fields and improve the appearance of Christmas trees), application aids (defoamers and foamers), pH adjusters, moisture retention agents, soil conditioners, seed coatings.

C407Lawn and garden care

Substances contained in lawn, garden, outdoor or potted plant, and tree care products, mixtures or manufactured items. Excludes any substance contained in pest control products as defined under the Pest Control Products Act.

Examples: fertilizers and nutrient mixtures, soil amendments, mulches, pH adjustors, water retention beads, vermiculite, perlite.

C461Pest control

Substances contained in any product, mixture or manufactured item for directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting, or repelling any pest.

Examples: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, antimicrobial agents, pool chemicals, microbials, material and wood preservatives, animal and insect repellents, and insect- and rodent-controlling devices.

C462Automotive, aircraft and transportationSubstances contained in automobiles, aircraft and other types of transportation, or used in their manufacture.
C463Oil and natural gas extraction

Substances that are, or are contained in, any mixtures, products or manufactured items, used for oil and natural gas drilling, extraction and processing.

Examples: exploration, hydraulic fracturing and drilling fluids, and oilfield production chemicals.

Table 5: Items for food, health or tobacco
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C562Food and beverage

Substances contained in food and beverage products, mixtures or manufactured items.

Examples: food additives such as colouring agents, anti-caking agents, preservatives, emulsifiers; spices, seasoning, flavouring preparations and natural extractives; unavoidable residues of processing aids specific for food manufacturing such as antifoaming, fining or sanitizing agents.

 C563 Drugs

 Substances contained in prescription and non-prescription drugs intended for humans or animals.

Examples: biologically derived products (such as vaccines, serums and blood derived products), sterilization and sanitation products and radiopharmaceuticals.

C564Natural health

Substances contained in natural health products, mixtures or manufactured items intended for humans or animals.

Examples: homeopathic medicine, traditional medicine, vitamins and minerals, and herbal remedies

C565Medical devices

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used for either the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, or an abnormal physical state; or those used in restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in humans or animals. This code excludes products covered under drugs.

Examples: any article/instrument used in the prevention, diagnosis and care of pregnancy, medical thermometers, blood sugar meters, pacemakers, and X-ray machines.

C566Tobacco products, mixtures or manufactured itemsSubstances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves.
Examples: cigarette papers, tubes and filters, but not any food, drug or device that contains nicotine.
Table 6: Products, mixtures or manufactured items not described by other codes
Consumer and commercial codesTitleDescription
C999Other (specify)Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are not described within any other consumer and commercial code.

3.4- Molecular weight data

Polymers can have various molecular weight ranges under the same CAS RN.  Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) can provide the number average molecular weight (Mn) and molecular weight distribution of polymers, including the percentage, by weight, of oligomeric material (i.e. low molecular weight) below 1 000 and 500 Daltons.

For cases where there are more than three different grades of the same substance, the Mn and percentages below 1 000 and 500 Daltons may be reported as a range, or molecular weight data may be provided for the low, medium and high molecular weights.

If GPC data are not available, or if the substance is not suitable for GPC testing, you may provide alternative analytical data (e.g., melt flow index, viscosity measurements, membrane or vapour pressure osmometry, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, etc.) as an indicator of molecular weight.

You are encouraged to submit the supporting analytical data and methods used to determine molecular weight, including: GPC chromatograms and spectral analyses (e.g., C- or H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra or mass spectra (MS)). Note that in cases where supporting analytical data have not been provided, you may be contacted for follow-up. 

3.5- Structural formula of the polymer and chemical identity of the monomers

The structural formula of the polymer should be reported with repeating unit and chain-end groups shown. The structural diagram must clearly indicate the identity of the atoms and the nature of the bonds joining them. Common abbreviations are acceptable in structural diagrams as long as they are unambiguous.

You may wish to contact your supplier to obtain information on the chemical identity of the monomers, if this information is not known to you.

3.6- Intended uses

Not all persons responding to the Notice may know the exact or anticipated final use of the substance or the substance in the mixture, product or manufactured item. Therefore, when completing this section of the Notice, respond using the most complete and accurate information available to you.

Consumer activity refers to the use of a substance that is directly sold or made available to consumers, whether alone or as part of a mixture, a product, or a manufactured item, for their use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, or a recreational area. For example:

When responding to whether the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product, or manufactured item containing the reportable substance is intended for use by or for children, the following guidance can be considered:

For the purpose of section 7 of Schedule 3 only, "Children" are considered persons 14 years of age or younger.

Your substance, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product, or in a manufactured item containing the reportable substance, is intended for use by or for children, when you answer “yes” to at least one of the following questions:

  1. Is the substance, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product, or in a manufactured item commonly recognized (i.e., by a reasonable person) as being intended for children age 14 or younger?
  2. Does the manufacturer of the substance, or mixture, product, or manufactured item containing the substance, state through product labeling or other written materials that the product is intended for or will be used by children age 14 or younger?
  3. Is the advertising, promotion, or marketing of the substance, or mixture, product, or manufactured item containing the substance, aimed at children age 14 or younger?

For example, certain manufactured items such as bottles, diapers, and pacifiers are typically to be used by children age 14 or younger. Other types of products and manufactured items such as household cleaning products, automotive supplies, and lubricants are not typically intended to be used by children age 14 or younger.

3.7- Titles and descriptions of unpublished data or studies

For the purposes of the Notice, data or studies are considered "unpublished" if they are not readily found using standard search engines (e.g., Scopus, Pubmed, Toxline, etc.). The unpublished data or studies submitted can be from any calendar year. If available, the study title should include the author(s) and the year in which the study was performed, and a brief description summarizing the results of the study should be provided. Abstracts and robust study summaries are acceptable forms of study descriptions.

Full data or studies can be submitted voluntarily as an attachment to your submission. You are encouraged to provide the data or studies in electronic format (either on a CD, DVD or USB memory stick), or if the file size is small enough, you can submit it by email.  Please note that compressed files (e.g., .zip, .rar) are not accepted for security reasons.

3.8- Information to which you may reasonably be expected to have access

You are required to provide information that your company possesses or to which you may reasonably be expected to have access. For example, when importing a substance, mixture or product, you may reasonably be expected to have access to import records and the relevant Safety Data Sheet (SDS). A SDS is an important source of information on the composition of a purchased product. Note that the goal of the SDS is to protect the health of the workers, not the environment. Therefore, a SDS may not list all product ingredients on which the Minister of the Environment is requiring information under the Notice. You may wish to contact your supplier for more detailed information on product composition.

Also, a company may have access to information from its parent company regarding substances, mixtures or products.

You are not required to conduct tests to comply with the Notice.

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4. Sections of the Notice to be completed

If a person meets the reporting criteria, they must respond to the Notice by completing the sections of Schedule 3 applicable to their activity:

Table 1: Applicable sections of Schedule 3 based on activity
Activity345678910
ManufacturedXXXXX XX

Imported

  • alone, or
  • in a mixture
XXXXX XX

Imported

  • in a product, or
  • in a manufactured item
X  XX X 
UsedX  XXXX 

If you are a company who owns more than one facility, then you must respond to the Notice on a company-wide basis, and your response for each applicable question in the Notice should be an amalgamated response to include information from all facilities owned by the company.

4.1- Section 3 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in the Notice that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Example 2:

In 2014, you imported a total of 20 670 kg of a reportable substance (Confidential Accession Number 11200-4) and used all of the substance in the 2014 calendar year to manufacture soap (NAICS code 325620).

Example 2
Required informationResponse
CAS RN and name of the substance orConfidential Accession Number and masked name of the substance11200-4, Substituted acrylate of a dimethyl, alkyl, substituted carbomonocycle, ammonium chloride derivative
NAICS code(s)325620
Quantity of the substance manufactured in 20140 kg
Quantity of the substance imported in 201420 670 kg
Quantity of the substance used in 201420 670 kg

4.2- Section 4 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in the Notice that a person manufactured or imported, whether alone or in a mixture, during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following:

Note that if you imported a substance in a product or in a manufactured item, this question does not apply to you.

Example 3:

In 2014, you imported a mixture containing a reportable substance (CAS RN 9003-53-6). Your supplier has provided you with a GPC analysis for the substance, indicating the number average molecular weight range to be 500- 10 000 Daltons, and the percent below 1 000 Daltons is 0-80% and the percent below 500 Daltons is 0-40%.

Example 3
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance9003-53-6
Number average molecular weight (Mn) of the substance500 - 10 000
Percentage of the substance by weight less than 1000 Daltons (%)0% - 80%
Percentage of the substance by weight less than 500 Daltons (%)0% - 40%

4.3- Section 5 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in the Notice, that a person manufactured or imported, whether alone or in a mixture, during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Note that if you imported a substance in a product or in a manufactured item, this question does not apply to you.

Example 4:

In 2014, you imported a mixture containing a reportable substance (CAS RN 1415-93-6). Your supplier has provided you with the structural formula for the substance and indicated that the substance is composed of Component A at 30-35% and Component B at 65-70%.

Example 4
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance1415-93-6
Structural formula of the substance with repeating unit and chain-end groups shown(A)-(B)5-(A)
Chemical identity and the CAS RN of the monomers of the substance and the concentration or range of concentrations of each component (w/w%)

Component A
(CAS RN xxxx-xx-x)

30-35 w/w%

Component B
(CAS RN xxxx-xx-x)

65-70 w/w%

Note that a document containing the structural formula of the substance can be uploaded in the online reporting tool.

4.4- Section 6 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in the Notice, that a person manufactured, imported or used, during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Example 5:

In 2014, you manufactured a reportable polymer (CAS RN 9003-28-5) and intend to use it to bond other substances (substance function code U002).

Example 5
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance9003-28-5
Substance Function Code(s)U002

4.5- Section 7 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Schedule 1, that a person manufactured, imported or used, during the 2014 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Example 6:

In 2014, you imported a reportable substance (CAS RN 32610-77-8), which was used in the manufacture of paints and coatings (consumer and commercial code C202) and soap (consumer and commercial code C108).

Example 6
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance32610-77-8
Physical form of the substance when it is sold to customers

Liquid

Other

Consumer and Commercial Code(s)

C202

C108

Description and the common or generic name of the substance or the known or anticipated final mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance

Latex Paint 123 for concrete floors

ABC Liquid Hand soap

Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)

Yes

Yes

Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use by or for children 14 years of age or younger
(Indicate “yes” or “no”)

No

Yes

4.6- Section 8 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Schedule 1, that a person used during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Example 7:

In 2014, you imported a reportable substance (Confidential Accession Number 11200-4), and used it to manufacture a paint that was then sold to customers. The substance is present in the paint at 3-5%.

Example 7
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance11200-4
Concentration or range of concentrations of the substance, by weight (w/w%), contained within the mixture, product or manufactured item that was sold or transferred off site3-5%

4.7- Section 9 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in the Notice, that a person manufactured, imported, or used during the 2014 calendar year, for which the reporting criteria have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Example 8:

In 2014, you used a substance listed in Schedule 1 to make a product (Resin 123). You have practices in place at your facility to minimize release of the substance during processing and your supplier has provided you the SDS of the substance.

Example 8
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance11200-4
Description of known or anticipated environmental releases of the substance and the waste management practices, policies or technological solutions in place to prevent or minimize releasesProcess of resin manufacturing is automated; valves and equipment are automated. Cooling water is recirculated X-times before discharge. A bermed area is used to collect accidental spills from the tank and a secondary containment area is used within the facility to collect drips and spills during cooling process. Facility’s floor drains are connected to a collection system emptied once every 6 months by hazardous waste company A.
Technical data sheets, product specification sheets and safety data sheets available

SDS for CAS RN XXX-XX-X

Product sheet for Resin 123

4.8- Section 10 of Schedule 3

For each substance listed in Schedule 1, that a person manufactured, or imported during the 2014 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

Note that if you imported a substance in a product or in a manufactured item, this question does not apply to you.

Example 9:

In 2014, you manufactured a reportable substance (CAS RN 1338-51-8) and you have unpublished studies on mammalian toxicity for the substance, as well as an additional unpublished study for water solubility.

Example 9
Required informationResponse
CAS RN or Confidential Accession Number of the substance1338-51-8
Whether the substance is designed to or expected to degrade, depolymerize or decompose (Indicate “yes” or “no”)No
Whether the substance has a water extractability greater than 2% by weight (Indicate “yes” or “no”)No
Whether the substance is a water absorbing substance (Indicate “yes” or “no”)No
Study title(s) for any unpublished data or studies with regards to human health and/or ecological enpointsAcute toxicity study for Substance A (Peter et al., 1999)
Description of the study for which the study title was providedAcute oral exposure of CAS RN 1338-51-8 to Wistar rats
Study title(s) of any additional unpublished data or studiesStudy on the water solubility of Substance A

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5. Request for confidentiality

Pursuant to section 313 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to the Notice may submit, with the information, a written request that it be treated as confidential. A request for confidentiality may be submitted for all or part of the information provided.

A request should only be made for information that is truly confidential.

When submitting a request for confidentiality, the following criteria should be considered:

Upon receipt of a request for confidentiality under section 313 of the Act, in relation to information submitted pursuant to the Notice, the Minister of the Environment shall not disclose that information, except in accordance with the law.

Any person who provides information in response to the Notice, and requests that the information be treated as confidential is encouraged to include a rationale indicating the reason for requesting confidentiality. The rationale is requested for each substance on which the person has reported in their response to the Notice. Through the online reporting tool, the rationale is provided by selecting at least one of the following criteria that applies to the information identified as confidential:

  1. it is a trade secret of the submitter;
  2. it is information of a financial, commercial, scientific or technical nature that is treated consistently in a confidential manner by the submitter;
  3. its disclosure could reasonably be expected to result in material financial loss or gain to, or could reasonably be expected to prejudice the competitive position of the submitter; or
  4. its disclosure could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations of the submitter.

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6. Blind submission

A “Blind Submission” is a two-part submission where customers and their suppliers collaborate to meet the obligation to respond to the Notice.

The customer responds to the Notice, completing as much information as they can.  If customers do not possess some information, they may ask their suppliers if the mixtures or products they purchase contain substances listed in Schedule 1 to the Notice.

Suppliers looking to protect their formulations as confidential business information may be reluctant to provide the information to their customers. In this case, the customer submits all information in their possession and the supplier submits the remainder of the information directly to the Substances Management Coordinator, to complete the submission. A cover letter or note should be provided with each submission indicating that the supplier’s submission completes the customer’s submission.

If a supplier knows/suspects that a customer should report, based on quantities purchased, the supplier may choose to inform the customer of this.

Example 10:

During 2014, Company A imported Product 123 into Canada from Company B. Company A follows up with Company B to obtain information on the composition of Product 123 to determine whether any substance listed in Schedule 1 is present in Product 123Company B confirms that Product 123 contains a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice and that based on the total quantity of Product 123 sold to Company A in 2014, Company A would meet the reporting criteria outlined in Schedule 2 to the notice for that reportable substance.  However, Company B is reluctant to share their product composition information with Company A which would identify a substance listed in Schedule 1 is contained in Product 123, since their formulation is confidential.

Company A can submit a "Blind Submission" jointly with Company B, in which:

The Substances Management Coordinator makes the necessary connection between the two submissions in order to complete the submission of Company A, while keeping all information confidential.

Please note that blind submissions cannot be submitted online via Environment Canada’s Single Window. For further information on how to submit a blind submission, contact the Substances Management Information Line (see section 12 of this document).

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7. Declaration of Stakeholder Interest

Persons not subject to the Notice, but who have a current or future interest in a substance listed in Schedule 1 of the Notice or in any other substances of interest, are encouraged to identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for the substance by completing the voluntary Declaration of Stakeholder Interest using the online reporting system via Environment Canada’s Single Window available from the Chemical Substances Web site.

Interested stakeholders will be included in future mailings regarding these substances and may be contacted for further information regarding their interest in these substances. When completing the declaration, you should:

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8. Declaration of Non-Engagement

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond to the Notice and have no commercial interest in the substances covered by the Notice may submit a Declaration of Non-Engagement for the Notice using the online reporting system via Environment Canada’s Single Window. The online reporting system is available from the Chemical Substances Web site.

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9. Submission of voluntary information

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit additional information that is deemed beneficial on any of the reportable substances voluntarily, through a Declaration of Stakeholder Interest using the online reporting system via Environment Canada’s Single Window. The online reporting system is available from the Chemical Substances Web site.

For example, if you did not have activity with a substance in 2014, but had activity in alternate calendar years, you are encouraged to provide information deemed beneficial for the alternate calendar years voluntarily by completing a Declaration of Stakeholder Interest.

When providing voluntary information, please clearly indicate that the information is voluntary and provide the calendar year for which it applies.

This information will help the Government of Canada improve decision making for these substances and ensure all activities are considered before moving forward with further actions regarding these substances.

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10. Responding to the Notice

Responses to the Notice must be provided no later than December 3, 2015, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, using the online reporting system available through Environment Canada’s Single Window available from the Chemical Substances Web site.

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11. What if I need more time to comply with the Notice?

If you require more time to comply with the Notice, you may submit a request in writing for an extension of time. The request should include the CAS RN of the substance(s) on which information will be reported and the reason for the request.

It is important to note that you must request an extension of time before the December 3, 2015, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time deadline. No extensions will be granted after the deadline has expired. It is recommended that any request for an extension be submitted at least five business days before December 3, 2015, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, so that a request can be processed by the Minister of the Environment before expiry of the deadline.

Requests for an extension of time should be sent to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of:

Substances Management Coordinator
Chemicals Management Plan
Gatineau QC, K1A 0H3
E-mail:  Substances@ec.gc.ca

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12. Contact information

Inquiries concerning the Notice may be directed to the following numbers or email address:


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