Vol. 148, No. 23 — November 5, 2014
SOR/2014-241 October 24, 2014
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Order 2014-87-09-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
Whereas the Minister of the Environment has been provided with information under either paragraph 87(1)(a) or (5)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a) in respect of each substance referred to in the annexed Order;
Whereas, in respect of the substances being added to the Domestic Substances List (see footnote b) pursuant to subsection 87(1) of that Act, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health are satisfied that those substances have been manufactured in or imported into Canada, by the person who provided the information, in excess of the quantity prescribed under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) (see footnote c);
Whereas the period for assessing the information under section 83 of that Act has expired;
And whereas no conditions under paragraph 84(1)(a) of that Act in respect of the substances are in effect;
Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote d), makes the annexed Order 2014-87-09-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List.
Gatineau, October 22, 2014
Minister of the Environment
ORDER 2014-87-09-01 AMENDING THE DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST
1. Part 1 of the Domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following in numerical order:
- 23432-65-7 N
- 73138-50-8 N-P
- 101325-00-2 N-P
- 959468-05-4 N-P
- 1030357-68-6 N
- 1174627-68-9 N
- 1586018-80-5 N-P
2. Part 3 of the List is amended by adding the following in numerical order:
Domestic Substances List
Domestic Substances List description
|18730-1 N-P||Alkanolamine, alkoxysilane, N-alkoxysilanepropyl, reaction products with diisocyanato alkane homopolymer, polymers with methylenebis[isocyanatobenzene], polyalkylene ether with polyol and polyalkylene glycol|
|Alkanolamine, alkoxysilane, N-alkoxysilanepropyl, produits de la réaction avec un homopolymère de diisocyanatoalcane, polymérisé avec du méthylènebis[isocyanatobenzène], de l’éther de polyalkylène avec un polyol, et un polyalkylèneglycol|
|18731-2 N-P||Poly(oxy-1, 2-ethanediyl), α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-, polymer with 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, [(phenylmethyl)amino]-3-[alkyloxy]-2-substituted propane-blocked|
|Poly(oxy-1, 2-éthanediyl), α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-, polymérisé avec du 1,6-diisocyanatohexane, séquencé avec du propane substitué [(phénylméthyl)amino]-3-[alkyloxy] en position 2|
|18733-4 N||Amides, from polyalkylenepolyamines and fatty acids, reaction products with succinic anhydride monopolyisobutylene derivs|
|Amides, provenant de polyalkylènepolyamines et d’acides gras, produits de la réaction avec des dérivés monopolyisobutyléniques d’anhydride succinique|
|18735-6 N||1-substituted Propane, 3-(triethoxysilyl)-, reaction products with polyethylene glycol mono-(branched tridecyl) ether|
|Propane substitué en position 1, 3-(triéthoxysilyl)-, produits de la réaction avec de l’éther tridécylique monoramifié de polyéthylèneglycol|
|18736-7 N||Aziridine, homopolymer, reaction products with polyalkylene glycols 2-[(3-carboxy-1-oxyalkyl)amino]propyl Me ether|
|Aziridine, homopolymère, produits de la réaction avec du polyalkylèneglycols 2-[(3-carboxy-1-oxyalkyl)amino] de propyle de méthoxyméthane|
|18738-0 N-P||Carbomonocyclic dicarboxylic acid, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanetriol and 2-oxepanone, 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylate, comp. with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol|
|Acide dicarboxlyique carbomonocyclique, polymérisé avec du 2,2-diméthyl-1,3-propanediol, du 2-éthyl-2-(hydroxyméthyl)-1,3-propanetriol et de la 2-oxépanone, 1,2,4 benzènetricarboxylate, composé avec du 2-(diméthylamino)éthanol|
|18739-1 N||Hydroxyalkenoic acid, polymer with 2-oxepanone and tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one, reaction products with polyethylenimine|
|Acide hydroxyalkénoïque, polymérisé avec de la 2-oxépanone et de la tétrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one, produits de la réaction avec de la polyéthylènimine|
|18740-2 N-P||Alkyl methacrylate polymer with alkyl acrylate, [2,2-dialkyl-1,3-propanediyl bisoxyalkylene]bisoxirane, ethenyl benzene, propenoic acid esters with C12-14-alkyloxy 1,2 alkyldiol, ammonium salts|
|Méthacrylate d’alkyle polymérisé avec de l’acrylate d’alkyle, du [2,2-dialkyl-1,3-propanediylbisoxyalkylène]bisoxirane, de l’éthénylbenzène, des esters d’acide propénoïque avec un C12-14-alkyloxy-1,2-alkyldiol, sels d’ammonium|
|18741-3 N-P||Fatty acids, polymers with adipic acid, diethylene glycol, glycerol, 1,6-hexanediol, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid, 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanotomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane, isophthalic acid and phthalic anhydride, compds with triethylamine|
|Acides gras, polymérisés avec de l’acide adipique, du diéthylèneglycol, du glycérol, du 1,6 hexanediol, de l’acide 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxyméthyl)-2-méthylpropanoïque, du 5 isocyanato-1-(isocyanotométhyl)-1,3,3-triméthylcyclohexane, de l’acide isophthalique et de l’anhydride phthalique, composés avec de la triéthylamine|
|18742-4 N-P||Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, Me substituted, Me stearyl, polymers with dialkenyl tetraalkyldisiloxane-hexaalkyldisiloxane-silicic acid, tetraalkyl ester hydrolysis products|
|Siloxanes et silicones, diméthyl-, méthyl substitué, méthylstéaryl-, polymérisés avec des produits de l’hydrolyse d’un acide dialkényltétraalkyldisiloxane-hexaalkyldisiloxane-silicate de tétraalkyle|
|18743-5 N-P||Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, Me substituted, polymers with dialkenyl tetraalkyldisiloxane-hexaalkyldisiloxane-silicic acid, tetraalkyl ester hydrolysis products|
|Siloxanes et silicones, diméthyl-, méthyl substitué, polymérisés avec des produits de l’hydrolyse d’un acide dialkényltétraalkyldisiloxane-hexaalkyldisiloxane-silicate de tétraalkyle|
|18744-6 N-P||1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with hexanedioic acid and 1,6-hexanediol, diamine, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid, 4,4′-methylenedicyclohexyl diisocyanate and dimethylsiloxane, ethoxylated-3-hydroxypropyl-terminated|
|Acide 1,3-benzènedicarboxylique, polymérisé avec de l’acide hexanedioïque et du 1,6-hexanediol, diamine, acide 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxyméthyl)-2-méthylpropanoïque, diisocyanate de 4,4′-méthylènedicyclohexyle et diméthylsiloxane, terminé par 3-hydroxypropyléthoxylée|
|18745-7 N-P||Benzenepolycarboxylic acid, polymer with rosin, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-5-isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriol, and 1,6-hexanediol|
|Acide benzènepolycarboxylique, polymérisé avec de la rosine, de l’acide 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-5-isobenzofurancarboxylique, du 1,2,3-propanetriol et du 1,6-hexanediol|
|18746-8 N-P||Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, 3-hydroxypropyl group-terminated, diethers with polyalkylene glycol monoacetate|
|Siloxanes et silicones, diméthyl-, terminé par un groupe 3-hydroxypropyle, diéthers avec du monoacétate de polyalkylèneglycol|
|18747-0 N-P||Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers, polymers with ethylenediamine, heteromonocycle, sebacic and stearic acid|
|Acides gras, insaturés en C18, dimères, polymérisés avec de l’éthylènediamine, un hétéromonocycle, de l’acide sébacique et de l’acide stéarique|
COMING INTO FORCE
3. This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Order.)
Canadians depend on substances that are used in hundreds of goods, from medicines to computers, fabric and fuels. Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), substances (chemicals, polymers, and living organisms) “new” to Canada are subject to reporting requirements before they can be manufactured or imported. This limits market access until human health and environmental impacts associated with the new substances are assessed and managed where appropriate.
Environment Canada and Health Canada assessed the information on 22 new substances reported, under subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999, to the New Substances Program and determined that they meet the necessary criteria for their addition to the Domestic Substances List (DSL). Under CEPA 1999, the Minister of the Environment must add a substance to the DSL within 120 days after the criteria listed in section 87 have been met.
The Domestic Substances List
The DSL is a list of substances (chemicals, polymers, and living organisms) that are considered “existing” in Canada for the purposes of CEPA 1999. “New” substances are not on the DSL and are subject to notification and assessment requirements before they can be manufactured in or imported into Canada. These requirements are set out in subsections 81(1) and 106(1) of CEPA 1999, as well as in the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms).
The DSL was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, in May 1994. (see footnote 2) The DSL is amended 10 times a year, on average; these amendments may add or remove substances or make corrections to the DSL.
The Non-domestic Substances List
The Non-domestic Substances List (NDSL) is a list of substances “new” to Canada that are subject to reduced notification and assessment requirements when manufactured in or imported into Canada in quantities above 1 000 kg per year. The NDSL only applies to chemicals and polymers.
The United States and Canada have similar new substances programs to assess new chemicals’ impact on human health and the environment prior to manufacture in or import into the country. Substances are eligible for listing on the United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory once they have undergone a new substances assessment in the United States. Substances that have been listed on the public portion of the TSCA Inventory for a minimum of one calendar year and that are not subject to risk management controls in either country are eligible for listing on the NDSL. On a semi-annual basis, Canada subsequently updates the NDSL based on amendments to the United States TSCA Inventory.
While chemicals and polymers on the DSL are not subject to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), those on the NDSL remain subject to them but with lesser reporting requirements, in recognition that they have undergone notification and assessment in the United States. This protects human health and the environment by ensuring that NDSL substances will undergo risk assessments in Canada, but leverages assessments conducted in the United States to lessen the reporting requirements imposed on industry.
Once substances are added to the DSL, they must be deleted from the NDSL as a substance cannot be on both the DSL and the NDSL simultaneously because these lists involve different regulatory requirements.
The objectives of the Order 2014-87-09-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List are to comply with the requirements of CEPA 1999 and facilitate access to and use of 22 substances by removing reporting requirements under the New Substances Program.
The Order adds 22 substances to the DSL. To protect confidential business information, 15 of the 22 substances being added to the DSL will have masked chemical names.
Furthermore, as substances cannot be on both the DSL and the NDSL simultaneously, the proposed Order 2014-87-09-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List will delete 5 of the 22 substances from the NDSL, as they meet the necessary criteria for addition to the DSL.
Additions to the Domestic Substances List
A substance must be added to the DSL under subsections 87(1) or (5) of CEPA 1999 within 120 days once all of the following conditions are met:
- the Minister of the Environment has been provided with information regarding the substance; (see footnote 3)
- the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health are satisfied that the substance has already been manufactured in or imported into Canada by the person who provided the information in a quantity beyond that set out in section 87 of CEPA 1999, or that all prescribed information has been provided to the Minister of the Environment, irrespective of the quantities;
- the period prescribed for the assessment of the submitted information for the substance has expired; and
- the substance is not subject to any conditions imposed on its import or manufacture.
Publication of masked names
The Order masks the chemical name of 15 of the 22 substances being added to the DSL. Masked names are allowed by CEPA 1999 if the publication of the explicit chemical or biological name of a substance would result in the release of confidential business information. The procedure to be followed for creating a masked name is set out in the Masked Name Regulations under CEPA 1999. Substances with a masked name are added under the confidential portion of the DSL. Anyone who wishes to determine if a substance is on the confidential portion of the DSL must file a Notice of Bona Fide Intent to Manufacture or Import with the New Substances Program.
“One-for-One” Rule and small business lens
The Order does not trigger the “One-for-One” Rule, as it does not add any additional costs to business. Also, the small business lens does not apply to the Order, as it is not expected to add any administrative or compliance burden to small businesses. Rather, the Order provides industry with better access to the 22 substances being added to the DSL.
As the Order is administrative in nature and does not contain any information that would be subject to comment or objection by the general public, no consultation is required.
Twenty-two substances have met the necessary conditions for addition to the DSL. The Order adds these substances to the DSL to exempt them from assessment and reporting requirements under subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999.
The Order will benefit Canadians by enabling industry to use these substances in larger quantities. The Order will also benefit industry by reducing the administrative burden associated with the current regulatory status of these substances. As a result, it is expected that there will be no incremental costs to the public, industry or governments associated with the Order. However, the Government of Canada may still decide to assess any substance on the DSL under the existing substances provisions of CEPA 1999 (section 68 or 74).
Implementation, enforcement and service standards
The DSL identifies substances that, for the purposes of CEPA 1999, are not subject to the requirements of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) or the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms). As the Order only adds substances to the DSL, developing an implementation plan or a compliance strategy or establishing a service standard is not required.
Program Development and Engagement Division
Substances Management Information Line:
1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada)
819-938-3232 (outside of Canada)
- Footnote a
S.C. 1999, c. 33
- Footnote b
- Footnote c
- Footnote d
S.C. 1999, c. 33
- Footnote 1
- Footnote 2
The Order 2001-87-04-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List (SOR/2001-214), published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, in July 2001, establishes the structure of the Domestic Substances List. For more information, please visit http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2001/2001-07-04/pdf/g2-13514.pdf.
- Footnote 3
The most comprehensive package, with information about the substances, depends on the class of a substance. The information requirements are set out in the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) under CEPA 1999.