Update on the Commercial Status of Approximately 550 Substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL)
As a part of the Chemicals Management Plan, the Government of Canada has published two notices on Saturday, October 3, 2009, in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 143, No. 40:
- Notice with respect to animate substances (microorganisms) on the Domestic Substances List
- Notice with respect to certain inanimate substances (chemicals) on the Domestic Substances List.
The objectives of these notices are to gather data to determine the commercial status of certain substances on the DSL, to help set priorities, and to create an updated knowledge base in support of subsequent risk assessment and risk management. Basic information requested in the notices include use, activity and quantities of the substances, as well as some information about the types of products that contain the substances. The notices will be used to collect information on 45 animate substances (micro-organisms) and approximately 500 inanimate substances (chemicals).
The notices are published pursuant to the information-gathering provisions of paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of the Act, every person to whom these notices apply is required to comply with these notices within the time specified in the notices. The time specified is March 30, 2010, 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
In order to determine whether these notices apply to you, please consult the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances website at: www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca.