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Notice of amendment to NDSL

Recently Department of the Environment and Climate Change published a “Notice of intent to amend the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999”, proposing the deletion of 741 substances from the NDSL.

Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) that is established by Environment Canada contain many substances that upon establishment of the Domestic Substances List (DSL) were recognized as currently available in international commerce that were not included on the DSL. Thus to address this issue Environment Canada established NDSL based of US TSCA inventory minus Canadian DSL substances.

Environment Canada assumes since these substances have been in international commerce for several years, there will be some information available on their toxicological properties. Therefore, although notification is required for NDSL listed substances, but the requirements are reduced.  However, after recent review of the NDSL by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it was discovered that so far 741 substances are subject to risk management controls in the US that are identified in this proposed notice.

The Notice provides a 60-day (from date of publication) public comment period which allows “persons” the opportunity to comment on the proposed deletions and/or to “indicate if any of the substances are in the Canadian marketplace….in quantities that exceed 100 kg in a calendar year.”  Any such notified substance may be considered for a “delayed removal.”

Full text of above notice and list pf 741substances subject to this notice can be sighted in Canada Gazette, Part I, June 18, 2016: http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2016/2016-06-18/pdf/g1-15025.pdf