New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) (SOR/2005-247)

Regulations are current to 2017-08-27 and last amended on 2015-02-11. Previous Versions

PART 3Administrative Matters

Retention of Information

Marginal note:Five years

 A person that is required to provide information to the Minister under these Regulations must keep a copy of that information and any supporting data at the person’s principal place of business in Canada or at the principal place of business in Canada of a representative of that person. The information and the supporting data must be kept for a period of five years after the year in which the information is provided.

Administrative Requirements

Marginal note:Information and certification
  •  (1) Any information to be provided to the Minister under these Regulations must include all of the following:

    • (a) the name, civic and postal addresses and telephone number, as well as the fax number and e-mail address, if any, of the manufacturer or importer of the substance;

    • (b) the name, title, civic and postal addresses and telephone number, as well as the fax number and e-mail address, if any, of the person authorized to act on behalf of the manufacturer or importer of the substance, if any;

    • (c) an indication of whether the substance will be manufactured in or imported into Canada and the civic address of the site of manufacture in Canada of the substance or, if known, the port of entry into Canada of the substance, as the case may be; and

    • (d) a certification that the information is accurate and complete, dated and signed by the manufacturer or importer if they are resident in Canada or, if not, by the person authorized to act on their behalf.

  • Marginal note:Recipient

    (2) Two copies of any information provided under these Regulations must be sent in English or French to the Minister, care of the Director, New Substances Branch, Department of the Environment, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3.

  • Marginal note:Agent

    (3) If a person that provides the information under these Regulations is not resident in Canada, they must identify, under paragraph (1)(b), a person resident in Canada that is authorized to act on their behalf to whom any notice or correspondence may be sent and that is required to keep the information and any supporting data under section 13.

Testing Requirements

Marginal note:Conditions and test procedures
  •  (1) The conditions to be met and test procedures to be followed in developing test data for a substance in order to comply with the information requirements of section 81 of the Act — or requests for information under paragraph 84(1)(c) of the Act — must be consistent with the conditions and procedures set out in the “OECD Test Guidelines” that are current at the time the test data are developed. The Guidelines are set out in Annex 1 of the OECD Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on May 12, 1981.

  • Marginal note:Laboratory practices

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), the laboratory practices to be followed in developing data for the following tests must comply with the practices set out in the “Principles of Good Laboratory Practice” that are current at the time the test data are developed. The Principles are set out in Annex 2 of the OECD Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on May 12, 1981:

    • (a) acute mammalian toxicity tests;

    • (b) repeated-dose mammalian toxicity tests;

    • (c) genotoxicity tests;

    • (d) tests to assess skin irritation;

    • (e) skin sensitization tests;

    • (f) acute fish, daphnia or algae toxicity tests; and

    • (g) biodegradation tests.

  • Marginal note:Consistency

    (3) If the test was commenced or completed before the day on which these Regulations come into force, the laboratory practices must be consistent with those referred to in subsection (2).

PART 4Obligations of the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health

Assessment Periods

Marginal note:Research and development, site-limited intermediate and export-only substances
  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 83(1) of the Act, the period within which the Ministers must assess the information respecting research and development, contained site-limited intermediate and contained export-only substances provided under section 5 or 6 is 30 days after receiving it.

  • Marginal note:Chemicals and biochemicals

    (2) For the purposes of subsection 83(1) of the Act, the periods within which the Ministers must assess the information respecting chemicals and biochemicals provided under section 7 or 8 are as follows:

    • (a) 5 days after receiving the information referred to in paragraph 8(1)(a);

    • (b) 30 days after receiving the information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a);

    • (c) subject to subsection (3), 60 days after receiving the information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b) or 8(1)(b); and

    • (d) 75 days after receiving the information referred to in subsection 7(2) or (3) or paragraph 8(1)(c).

  • Marginal note:Addition on the NDSL

    (3) If a chemical or biochemical is added to the NDSL after the Minister of the Environment’s receipt of the information referred to in subparagraph 8(1)(b)(i), together with the information referred to in item 10 of Schedule 5, but the Minister has not received the information referred to in paragraph 8(1)(c), the period within which the Ministers must assess the information referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b) respecting that chemical or biochemical is 60 days after receipt of the notification referred to in subsection 8(2).

  • Marginal note:Polymers and biopolymers

    (4) For the purposes of subsection 83(1) of the Act, the periods within which the Ministers must assess the information respecting polymers and biopolymers provided under any of sections 10 to 12 are as follows:

    • (a) 30 days after receiving the information referred to in section 10; and

    • (b) 60 days after receiving the information referred to in section 11 or 12.

Additions to the DSL — Chemicals and Biochemicals

Marginal note:Prescribed quantity
  •  (1) With respect to the obligation of the Minister of the Environment to add a substance to the DSL, other than research and development, contained site-limited intermediate and contained export-only substances, the quantity of a chemical or a biochemical prescribed for the purposes of subparagraph 87(1)(b)(iii) of the Act is

    • (a) in the case of a chemical or a biochemical not on the NDSL, a quantity that exceeds 10 000 kg in any calendar year; and

    • (b) in the case of a chemical or a biochemical that is on the NDSL, a quantity that exceeds in any calendar year

      • (i) 50 000 kg if

        • (A) the chemical or biochemical is released to the aquatic environment in a quantity exceeding 3 kg per day, per site, averaged monthly and after wastewater treatment, or

        • (B) the public may be significantly exposed to the chemical or biochemical in a product, or

      • (ii) 10 000 kg, in any other case.

  • Marginal note:Prescribed information

    (2) With respect to the obligation of the Minister of the Environment to add a substance to the DSL, the information that is prescribed with respect to a chemical or a biochemical for the purposes of paragraph 87(5)(a) of the Act is

    • (a) a notice from the person who provides the information, stating that the person has manufactured or imported the chemical or biochemical;

    • (b) in the case of a biochemical, the information specified in items 1 to 4 of Schedule 2, and

      • (i) if the biochemical is a nucleic acid, the information specified in items 5 and 6 of Schedule 2, and

      • (ii) if the biochemical possesses enzymatic capability, the information specified in items 7 to 13 of Schedule 2;

    • (c) if the chemical or biochemical is on the NDSL,

      • (i) the information specified in Schedules 4 and 5,

      • (ii) the information specified in paragraphs 7(2)(a) and (b) if the quantity of the chemical or biochemical exceeds 50 000 kg in a calendar year — and the chemical or biochemical is released to the aquatic environment in a quantity exceeding 3 kg per day, per site, averaged monthly and after wastewater treatment, and

      • (iii) the information specified in paragraphs 7(3)(a) and (b) if the quantity of the chemical or biochemical exceeds 50 000 kg in a calendar year and if the public may be significantly exposed to the chemical or biochemical in a product; and

    • (d) if the chemical or biochemical is not on the NDSL, the information specified in Schedules 4 to 6.

 
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