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Third Phase of the Chemicals Management Plan.  The Year One Work Planning Update for the Third Phase of the Chemicals Management Plan was published. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/third-phase-chemicals-management-plan.html  . Fact Sheets.  Four new fact sheets on various risk assessment subjects were published. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/fact-sheets/application-weight-of-evidence-precaution-risk-assessments.html https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/fact-sheets/consideration-endocrine-related-effects-risk-assessment.html https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/fact-sheets/identification-risk-assessment-priorities.html https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/fact-sheets/human-biomonitoring-data-risk-assessment.html  . Substances of Low Concern.  The Draft Screening Assessment for 74 Substances…

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Microbeads.  The Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations were published. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/other-chemical-substances-interest/microbeads.html .   Fuel Oil No. 2.  A final order adding Fuel Oil No. 2 to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/petroleum-sector-stream-approach/stream-3.html

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Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate and Diamine (MDI/MDA) Substance Grouping.  The Final Screening Assessment for the MDI/MDA Substance Grouping was published. The Proposed Risk Management Approach Document for MDI Substances was also published for a public comment period ending on August 8, 2017. Final Screening Assessment: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=3139721E-1 Proposed Risk Management Approach: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=E05194C1-1 Notice in Canada Gazette: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2017/2017-06-10/html/notice-avis-eng.php#nb1 A…

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. A Food Policy for Canada: Consulting with Canadians.  Food matters. The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Working together, we can put more affordable, safe, healthy, food on tables across the country, while protecting the environment….

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Recommendations from Some Members of the Canadian Network for Human Health and the Environment (CNHHE) to the Chemicals Management Plan, Regarding the Development of Formaldehyde Emission Levels from Composite Wood Products.  Recommendations on Formaldehyde regarding the Notice of Intent to develop regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1999) for formaldehyde emissions allowed for composite wood products,…

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Health Canada: Regulating Self-Care Products.  Self-care products are available for purchase without a prescription and include cosmetics, natural health products and non-prescription drugs (such lipstick, vitamins, sunscreen and pain relievers). If you are interested in providing feedback on the proposal to modernize self-care product regulation, please register for one of the following sessions: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-regulation-self-care-products.html

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Latest News: Various Publications under the Chemicals Management Plan Cobalt and cobalt-containing substances The Final Screening Assessment for Cobalt and Cobalt-containing Substances and the revised Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for Cobalt were published. A Proposed Risk Management Approach Document for Cobalt and Soluble Cobalt-compounds was also published for a 60-day public comment period ending on…

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Transparency in Chemicals Management Plan risk assessment activities In carrying out the mandate to assess and manage risks posed by new and existing substances, transparency is the cornerstone for building and maintaining public confidence. The Government of Canada also has an obligation to protect confidential business information. Under section 313 of the Canadian Environment Protection…

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Latest News: Amendment to the Notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 –  An amendment to the Notice (mandatory survey) under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 with respect to certain chemicals and polymers included as a part of the 2017 Inventory Update was published. www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/mandatory-surveys-issued-under-section-71.html