5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister shall issue the permit if the following conditions are met:
(a) it is not technically or economically feasible to reduce the concentration of 2-butoxyethanol in the product to the limit set out in column 2 of Schedule 1 for that product;
(b) the applicant has taken all necessary measures to minimize or eliminate any harmful effect of 2-butoxyethanol on human health;
(c) a plan has been prepared by the applicant identifying the measures that they intend to take so that the concentration of 2-butoxyethanol in the product to be manufactured or imported will be within the limit prescribed by these Regulations; and
(d) the period within which the plan is to be fully implemented does not exceed four years from the day on which a permit is first issued to the applicant.
(2) The Minister shall refuse to issue a permit if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has provided false or misleading information in support of their application.
(3) A permit expires 24 months after the day on which it is issued unless, before its expiry date, the applicant submits a new application in accordance with section 4. The validity of the initial permit may only be extended once for an additional 24 months for the same use of 2-butoxyethanol.
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