Canada amends CEPA 1999 Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

On 5 October 2016, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA 1999) Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 was amended as per SOR/2016-252. The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 are a multi-substance risk management instrument used to prohibit the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of certain toxic substances listed in Schedule 1 and 2 of these Regulations, as well as products containing these substances with a limited number of exemptions. The amended Regulations add 5 substances: Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) [CAS# 3194-55-6; 25637-99-4] Perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts, and its precursors (PFOA) [CAS# 335-67-1] Long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts, and their precursors (LC-PFCAs) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) Perfluorooctane sulfonate its salts and its precursors (PFOS) [CAS# 1763-23-1] The amended Regulations also repeal the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Regulations and the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and its Salts and Certain Other Compounds Regulations.

Chemtrac, 12 October 2016 ;https://www.chemtracglobal.com/news ;