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Registration

SOR/2016-310 December 2, 2016

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2016-87-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Whereas the Minister of the Environment has been provided with information under 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 2016-87-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, December 1, 2016

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2016-87-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Amendments

1 Part 1 of the Domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

  • 2628-16-2 N
  • 26850-24-8 N
  • 68604-94-4 N-P
  • 1357160-94-1 N-P
  • 1428967-83-2 N-P
  • 1489170-67-3 N
  • 1929565-24-1 N-P

2 Part 3 of the List is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

14996-2 N

Acrylic copolymer with ethenylbenzene and unsaturated aliphatic isocyanate, tert-Bu ethaneperoxoate-initiated, reaction products with amine and glycol ethers, esters, compounds with dimethylethanolamine

 

Acrylique copolymérisé avec l’éthénylbenzène et un isocyanate aliphatique insaturé, initié avec l’éthaneperoxoate de tert-butyle, produits de réaction avec une amine et des éthers de glycol, esters, composés avec la diméthyléthanolamine

16607-2 N-P

Fatty acids, unsatd., dimers, polymers with 1,6-substituted hexane, 1,6-hexanediol, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-alkylalkanoic acid, carbomonocyclic substituted, 1,1’-methylenebis[4-isocyanatocarbomonocyle], alkyl ketone oxime blocked, compds with dialkylamino alcohol

 

Dimères d’acides gras insaturés polymérisés avec un hexane substitué en positions 1 et 6, de l’hexane-1,6-diol, de l’acide 3-hydroxy-2-hydroxyméthyl(alkyl)alcanoïque, un carbomonocycle substitué et du 1,1’-méthylènebis[4-isocyanatocarbomonocycle], séquencés avec une cétone-oxime, composés avec un (dialkylamino)alcool

19052-8 N

Fatty acids, unsatd., dimers, polymers with bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, formaldehyde, phenol, fatty acids and triethylenetetramine

 

Dimères d’acides gras insaturés polymérisés avec du 2-[[4-[2-[4-(oxiranylméthoxy)phényl]propane-2-yl]phénoxy]méthyl]oxirane, du formaldéhyde, du phénol, des acides gras et de la 3,6-diazaoctane-1,8-diamine

19054-1 N

2,5-Furandione, polymer with alkene, hexaneperoxoic acid, 2-ethyl-, 1,1-dimethylpropyl ester-initiated

 

Furane-2,5-dione polymérisée avec un alcène, amorcé avec du 2-éthylhexaneperoxoate de 2-méthylbutane-2-yle

19055-2 N

2,5-Furandione, polymer with 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol and 1,2-ethanediol, alkenyloxy ethyl ester

 

Furane-2,5-dione polymérisée avec du 2,2-diméthylpropane-1,3-diol et de l’éthane-1,2-diol, ester (alcényloxy)éthylique

19056-3 N-P

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with bis(hydroxyalkyl)-1,3-propanediol, ethenylmethylbenzene, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-methylpropyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, (9Z,12Z)-9,12-octadecadienoic acid and 2-propenoic acid, benzoate

 

Acide isophtalique polymérisé avec du bis(hydroxyalkyl)propane-1,3-diol, de l’éthényl(méthyl)benzène, du 2-éthyl-2-(hydroxyméthyl)propane-1,3-diol, du méthacrylate de méthyle, du méthacrylate de 2-méthylpropyle, de l’acide (9Z,12Z)-octadéca-9,12-diénoïque et de l’acide acrylique, benzoate

19081-1 N-P

Alkanedioic acid, polymer with 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-alkanediol, heteropolycyclic anhydride, 2-hydroxy-3-substituted alkoxy alkyl ester

 

Acide alcanedioïque polymérisé avec du 2-éthyl-2-(hydroxyméthyl)propane-1,3-diol et un anhydride hétéropolycyclique, ester 2-hydroxy-3-[alcoxy substitué]alkylique

19082-2 N

Benzenesulfonic acid, polyalkyl derivs., calcium salts

 

Polyalkylbenzènesulfonates de calcium

19097-8 N-P

Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 2,2-bis(haloalkyl)-1,3-propanediol, 3-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanoic acid, 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatomethyl)-1,3,3-trimethylcyclohexane and 2,2’-oxybis[ethanol], compd. with N,N-diethylethanamine

 

Acide hexanedioïque polymérisé avec du 2,2-bis(halogénoalkyl)propane-1,3-diol, de l’acide 2,2 bis(hydroxyméthyl)propanoïque, du 5-isocyanato-1-(isocyanatométhyl)-1,3,3-triméthylcyclohexane et du 2,2’ oxybis[éthanol], composé avec de la N,N-diéthyléthanamine

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.)

Issues

The Government of Canada (the Government) amended the Domestic Substances List (DSL) by adding 16 substances under the Order 2016-87-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List.

Background

Canadians depend on substances that are used in hundreds of goods from medicines, computers, fabrics to fuels. Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), substances (i.e. chemicals, polymers, nanomaterials 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.

The DSL is an inventory of substances in the Canadian marketplace. Substances that are not on the DSL are considered new to Canada 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, as well as in the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms). These requirements do not apply to substances listed on the DSL.

The DSL was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, in May 1994 (see footnote 2) and is amended on average 10 times a year to add or delete substances.

A substance must be added to the DSL under subsection 87(1), 87(5), or 112(1) of CEPA 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 under the conditions set out in section 87 or 112 of CEPA by the person who provided the information;
  • the period prescribed for the assessment of the information submitted for the substance has expired; and
  • the substance is not subject to any conditions imposed pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) or 109(1)(a) of CEPA on its import or manufacture.

The Government assessed information on 16 new substances reported to the New Substances Program and determined that they meet the conditions for their addition to the DSL. These substances have therefore been added to the DSL under this Order.

Objective

The objective of this Order is to comply with the requirements under subsections 87(1) and (5) of CEPA by adding 16 substances to the DSL, making them no longer subject to the notification and assessment requirements as set out in subsection 81(1) of CEPA and in the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

Description

This Order added a total of 16 substances to the DSL: 7 substances were added to Part 1 of the DSL, and 9 substances to Part 3 of the DSL. To protect confidential business information, 9 of the 16 substances have masked chemical names. (see footnote 4)

Consultation

As this Order does not contain any information expected to generate comments by stakeholders, no further consultation is deemed necessary.

Rationale

The Government assessed information on 16 new substances reported to the New Substances Program and determined that they met the conditions for their addition to the DSL. These substances have therefore been added to the DSL.

This Order will benefit Canadians by enabling industry to have better access to larger quantities of these substances, which is expected to reduce costs associated with products consumed by Canadians. It is also expected that there will be no incremental costs to the public, industry, or governments associated with this Order.

“One-for-One” Rule and small business lens

This 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 does not add any administrative or compliance burden to small businesses.

Implementation, enforcement and service standards

The DSL identifies substances that, for the purposes of CEPA, are not subject to the requirements of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) or the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms). Developing an implementation plan, a compliance strategy or establishing a service standard is not required when adding substances to the DSL.

Contact

Greg Carreau
Executive Director
Program Development and Engagement Division
Department of the Environment
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Substances Management Information Line:
1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada)
819-938-3232 (outside of Canada)
Fax: 819-938-5212
Email: eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca

  • Footnote a
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote b
    SOR/94-311
  • Footnote c
    SOR/2005-247
  • Footnote d
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote 1
    SOR/94-311
  • 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 DSL. For more information, please visit http://publications.gc.ca/gazette/archives/p2/2001/2001-07-04/pdf/g2-13514.pdf.
  • Footnote 3
    The most comprehensive package depends on the class of a substance. The information requirements are set out in the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) made under CEPA.
  • Footnote 4
    Masked names are allowed by CEPA to protect confidential business information. The procedure for creating a masked name is set out in the Masked Name Regulations. Anyone who wishes to determine if a substance is on the DSL under a masked name must file a Notice of Bona Fide Intent to Manufacture or Import with the New Substances Program.