Asbestos Products Regulations (SOR/2007-260)

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Asbestos Products Regulations

SOR/2007-260

CANADA CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

Registration 2007-11-15

Asbestos Products Regulations

P.C. 2007-1735 2007-11-15

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, pursuant to section 5Footnote a of the Hazardous Products Act, hereby makes the annexed Asbestos Products Regulations.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

asbestos product

produit en amiante

asbestos product means a product that contains any type of asbestos, including actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, crocidolite, cummingtonite, fibrous erionite and tremolite. (produit en amiante)

display surface

aire d’affichage

display surface means any part of the surface area of an asbestos product or its container on which the information required by these Regulations can be displayed. It does not include the surface area of the bottom, of any seam or of any concave or convex surface near the top or the bottom of a product or container. (aire d’affichage)

main display panel

aire d’affichage principale

main display panel means any part of the display surface that is displayed or visible under normal conditions of sale to the consumer. It includes

  • (a) in the case of a rectangular product or container, the largest side of the display surface;

  • (b) in the case of a cylindrical product or container, the larger of

    • (i) the area of the top, and

    • (ii) 40% of the area obtained by multiplying the circumference of the product or container by the height of the display surface;

  • (c) in the case of a bag, the largest side of the bag; and

  • (d) in any other case, the largest side of the product or container that is not less than 40% of the total display surface. (aire d’affichage principale)

  • SOR/2011-23, s. 1(F).

Application

Marginal note:Scope

 These Regulations apply to the importation, advertising and sale of asbestos products.

  • SOR/2011-23, s. 2.

Requirements

Non-crocidolite Asbestos Products

Marginal note:Conditions
  •  (1) An asbestos product that does not contain crocidolite asbestos and that is set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection must meet the requirements set out in column 2.

    TABLE TO SUBSECTION 3(1)

    NON-CROCIDOLITE ASBESTOS PRODUCTS

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemNon-crocidolite asbestos productsRequirements
    1A textile fibre product that is worn on the person
    • (a) The product provides protection from fire or heat hazards.

    • (b) A person who uses the product in a reasonably foreseeable manner cannot come into contact with airborne asbestos from the product.

    2A product that is used by a child in learning or playAsbestos cannot become separated from the product.
    3Drywall joint cement or compound, or spackling or patching compound, that is used in construction, repair or renovationAsbestos cannot become separated from the product during its post-manufacture preparation, application or removal.
    4A product that is applied by spraying
    • (a) The asbestos is encapsulated with a binder during spraying.

    • (b) The materials that result from the spraying are not friable after drying.

  • Marginal note:Prohibitions

    (2) The importation, advertising or sale of the following asbestos products that do not contain crocidolite asbestos is prohibited:

    • (a) a product for use in modelling or sculpture;

    • (b) a product for use in simulating ashes or embers; and

    • (c) a product that is composed entirely of asbestos.

  • SOR/2011-23, s. 2.

Crocidolite Asbestos Products

[SOR/2011-23, s. 3(F)]
Marginal note:Conditions

 Subject to section 5, the importation, advertising or sale of an asbestos product that contains crocidolite asbestos is prohibited unless it is set out in the table to this section and the following requirements are met:

  • (a) the product is not composed entirely of crocidolite asbestos;

  • (b) a person who uses the product in a reasonably foreseeable manner cannot come into contact with airborne asbestos from the product; and

  • (c) in the case of a product set out in any of items 1 to 4 of the table to this section, the following statement is legibly printed, in accordance with section 6, and prominently displayed on the product’s container or, if the product has no container, on the product itself or on a label affixed to it:

    “CONTAINS CROCIDOLITE ASBESTOS — CONTIENT DE L’AMIANTE CROCIDOLITE”.

TABLE TO SECTION 4

CROCIDOLITE ASBESTOS PRODUCTS

ItemAsbestos products that contain crocidolite asbestos
1Asbestos cement pipes
2Torque converters
3Diaphragms for chloralkali production
4Acid and termperature resistant seals, gaskets, gland packings and flexible couplings
5A product that is composed of or contains one or more of the asbestos products set out in items 1 to 4
  • SOR/2011-23, s. 4.
Marginal note:Asbestos product imported for manufacturing

 A person may import an asbestos product that is composed entirely of crocidolite asbestos for the purpose of manufacturing a product set out in item 3 or 4 of the table to section 4 if both of the following conditions are met:

  • (a) on or before the date of importation, the importer gives an inspector a written notice that contains all of the following information:

    • (i) a declaration that states that the person has imported or intends to import the asbestos product,

    • (ii) a description of the product and a statement of the quantity imported or to be imported,

    • (iii) the date or proposed date of importation,

    • (iv) the port of entry or the proposed port of entry, and

    • (v) the address of the premises where the asbestos product is to be used in the manufacture; and

  • (b) the following statement is legibly printed, in accordance with section 6, and prominently displayed on the product’s container or on a label affixed to the container, in such a way that the statement remains prominently displayed and legible until the asbestos product is used in the manufacturing process:

    “CONTAINS CROCIDOLITE ASBESTOS — CONTIENT DE L’AMIANTE CROCIDOLITE”.

Marginal note:Format of statement

 The statement required by paragraphs 4(c) and 5(b) must be printed in bold-faced type that has the following minimum height:

  • (a) in the case of an asbestos product that is in a container whose main display panel area is set out in column 1 of the table to this section, the height set out in column 2;

  • (b) in the case of an asbestos product that is not in a container, that is rectangular or cylindrical in shape and whose main display panel area is set out in column 1 of the table to this section, the height set out in column 2; and

  • (c) in the case of an asbestos product that is not in a container and that is not rectangular or cylindrical in shape, 12 mm.

TABLE TO SECTION 6

MINIMUM HEIGHT OF TYPE

Column 1Column 2
ItemArea of the main display panelMinimum height of type (mm)
1250 cm2 or less2
2More than 250 cm2 but not more than 1 000 cm26
3More than 1 000 cm2 but not more than 3 500 cm212
4More than 3 500 cm224
 
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