Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention) (SOR/2004-155)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27

Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)

SOR/2004-155

CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Registration 2004-06-21

Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)

P.C. 2004-769 2004-06-21

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to sections 8, 11 and 18 of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention).

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act. (Loi)

    CAS registry number

    numéro d’enregistrement CAS

    CAS registry number means the identification number assigned to a chemical substance by the Chemical Abstracts Service Division of the American Chemical Society. (numéro d’enregistrement CAS)

    IUPAC

    UICPA

    IUPAC means the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. (UICPA)

    Schedule 1 chemical

    produit du tableau 1

    Schedule 1 chemical means a toxic chemical or precursor listed in Schedule 1 of the Schedules of Chemicals set out in the Annex on Chemicals in the Convention. (produit du tableau 1)

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) For the purpose of these Regulations, facility means the plant site, plant or unit where the activities authorized under these Regulations are carried out.

  • Marginal note:Electronic transmission

    (3) Any notice or application that is required to be given in writing under these Regulations may be given by electronic means.

National Limit

Marginal note:National limit

 The maximum aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals authorized in Canada at any given time shall not exceed one tonne.

Authorizations by Licence

Authorization

Marginal note:Authorization
  •  (1) Subject to these Regulations, the National Authority shall authorize, by the issuance, amendment or renewal of a licence, an individual who ordinarily resides in Canada to produce, use, acquire or possess a Schedule 1 chemical if the following conditions are met:

    • (a) public health and safety, the environment, international relations or national defence or security is unlikely to be compromised;

    • (b) the activities are for research, medical, pharmaceutical or protective purposes;

    • (c) the aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals produced does not exceed 10 kg per year per facility; and

    • (d) the quantities authorized are consistent with the intended purpose referred to in paragraph (b).

  • Marginal note:Production for protective purposes

    (2) There shall be only one licensed facility in Canada for the production of Schedule 1 chemicals for protective purposes.

  • Marginal note:Term of licence

    (3) The term of a licence shall not exceed three years.

Applications

Marginal note:Licence application
  •  (1) A written application for a licence in respect of each facility shall be submitted to the National Authority by the individual who would be responsible for the activities requested in the application, shall be signed by that applicant and by the individual responsible for the facility, if they are not the same individual, and shall contain

    • (a) the applicant’s full name, aliases, if any, addresses for the last five years, citizenship, date and place of birth, relevant education and work history and a copy of his or her birth certificate or other evidence that establishes the applicant’s date and place of birth;

    • (b) the name, address, position, citizenship and date and place of birth of the individual responsible for the facility and the name and address of the entity, if any, for which they work;

    • (c) a list of all individuals who would have access to a Schedule 1 chemical in carrying out the activities requested in the application, including their name, citizenship, date and place of birth, position, business address, telephone number, facsimile number and electronic mail address;

    • (d) the facility name and address;

    • (e) the aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals that is to be authorized by the licence in respect of each calendar year;

    • (f) a description of the activities to be carried out and the purpose of each activity;

    • (g) for each Schedule 1 chemical that is to be authorized by the licence,

      • (i) its IUPAC name and CAS registry number (or structural formula if no CAS registry number has been assigned),

      • (ii) the quantity to be authorized in respect of each calendar year,

      • (iii) the quantity to be produced in respect of each calendar year and the production method to be employed, if applicable, and

      • (iv) the IUPAC name, CAS registry number (or structural formula if no CAS registry number has been assigned) and quantity of each precursor listed in Schedule 1, 2 or 3 of the Schedules of Chemicals set out in the Annex on Chemicals in the Convention to be used for the production of the Schedule 1 chemical in respect of each calendar year, if applicable;

    • (h) in the case of a licence that would authorize the production of an aggregate quantity of more than 100 g of Schedule 1 chemicals during each calendar year, a detailed technical description of the facility; and

    • (i) the proposed term of the licence.

  • Marginal note:Information communicated

    (2) The application shall include the consent of the applicant and of the individuals referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) to share the information required under paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c) in order to verify it.

  • Marginal note:Time to submit

    (3) An application for a licence shall be submitted to the National Authority

    • (a) with respect to activities being carried out at an existing facility as of the date of coming into force of these Regulations, not later than 60 days after that date; and

    • (b) with respect to activities proposed to be carried out at a facility,

      • (i) if the proposed aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals to be produced per calendar year exceeds 100 g, at least 200 days before the day on which those activities are proposed to start, and

      • (ii) in any other case, at least 60 days before the day on which those activities are proposed to start.

Marginal note:New licence

 An application for a new licence shall be submitted to the National Authority in the following circumstances:

  • (a) to change the licensee, the individual responsible for the facility or the entity, if any, for whom they work;

  • (b) to carry out the activities set out in the existing licence at a facility other than the one set out in the licence;

  • (c) to authorize the production, use, acquisition or possession of Schedule 1 chemicals other than those set out in the existing licence; or

  • (d) to authorize an increase in the aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals produced to more than 100 g during each calendar year.

Marginal note:Amended licence
  •  (1) An application to amend a licence is required if a change is proposed to any of the following:

    • (a) the aggregate quantity of Schedule 1 chemicals set out in the licence in respect of any calendar year;

    • (b) the activities carried out at the facility or the purpose of any of those activities;

    • (c) the facility name or, owing to a municipal decision, any element of its address; and

    • (d) in the case of a licence that authorizes the production of more than 100 g of Schedule 1 chemicals during each calendar year, the detailed technical description of the facility.

  • Marginal note:Application to amend

    (2) An application to amend a licence shall contain

    • (a) the name of the licensee; and

    • (b) any applicable change referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Time to submit

    (3) An application to amend a licence shall be submitted to the National Authority

    • (a) in the case of an amendment to the detailed technical description referred to in paragraph (1)(d), at least 200 days before the day on which the proposed amendment is to take effect; and

    • (b) in any other case, at least 60 days before the day on which the proposed amendment is to take effect.

 
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