Polymers and Biopolymers Not on the NDSL

Marginal note:Quantity greater than 10 000 kg
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), every person that manufactures or imports a polymer that is not on the NDSL must provide to the Minister, at least 60 days before the day on which the quantity of the polymer exceeds 10 000 kg in a calendar year,

    • (a) the information specified in Schedule 11; and

    • (b) if the polymer is a biopolymer, the information specified in items 1 to 4 of Schedule 2, and, if the biopolymer is a nucleic acid, the information specified in items 5 and 6 of that Schedule.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The information is, however, not required if the polymer is referred to in section 6 or is a reduced regulatory requirement polymer or a polymer all of whose reactants are on the DSL or the NDSL.

  • Marginal note:Exception: Information in Schedule 11

    (3) Despite paragraph (1)(a), the information referred to in items 5 to 10 of Schedule 11 is not required if the polymer does not meet the criteria for a reduced regulatory requirement polymer solely owing to the presence of any of the following functional groups:

    • (a) aldehydes whose functional group equivalent weight is less than or equal to 1 000 daltons;

    • (b) vinyl ethers whose functional group equivalent weight is less than or equal to 5 000 daltons; or

    • (c) sulphonic acids whose functional group equivalent weight is less than or equal to 5 000 daltons.

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.