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New Process to Request Substance Assessments under CEPA

Jul-16-2024 CEPA Hazard assessment Risk assessment

Beginning in June 2024, the Canadian public will have an important new tool to protect the environment and public health. Under subsection 76(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEP...

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CEPA 1999: Amendments to Storage Tank Systems Regulations

Jul-16-2024 CEPA Consultation Regulation

The Canadian Department of the Environment oversees several regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), including the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Alli...

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Canada's Landmark Bill C-226 Paves the Way for Environmental Justice and Combats Environmental Racism

Jun-27-2024 CEPA Environment North America

On June 21, 2024, in Gatineau, Quebec, the Government of Canada marked a significant milestone in its pursuit of environmental justice with the Royal Assent of Bill C-226 - An Act Respecting the Devel...

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Canada Updates Mercury Regulations: Expanded Prohibitions and Improved Compliance

Jun-27-2024 CEPA Mercury North America Restricted use Minamata Convention

In a significant move to improve environmental protection and public health, the Canadian government recently updated its regulations on mercury-containing products. These changes, announced on June 1...

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Canada updates Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Bans Basic Green 4 and restricts three ingredients

Jun-05-2024 Cosmetic Products Inventory Prohibited substances Restricted substances

Canada updates Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Bans Basic Green 4 and restricts three ingredients  On May 17, 2024, Health Canada released its latest update to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, adding...

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Canada proposes to amend the DSL for the Piperazine notification process.

May-24-2024 Chemical industry Cosmetic Products

On 11 May 2024, the Canadian Department of Environment published a notice proposing amendments to the Domestic Substance List (DSL) and introducing significant new activity (SNAC) notification require...

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Canadian Government to Restrict Gas Oils and Kerosene Substances in Consumer Products Due to Health Risks

May-21-2024 CEPA Restricted substances

The Canadian government has announced plans to restrict more than a dozen gas oil and kerosene substances in certain consumer products, citing potential risks to human health. The decision follows a p...

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