Canada - CEPA

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) was passed for the purpose of promoting sustainable development by preventing pollution, and protecting human health and the environment from risks associated with toxic substances. CEPA defines “toxic” substances as those that may have harmful effects on the environment, could be dangerous to the environment that life depends on, or could be dangerous to human health. These substances are known as “CEPA-toxic” and are added to the List of Toxic Substances.

Under CEPA, all chemical substances new to Canada must be scientifically assessed for human health and environmental risks. Any substance not listed on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) is considered a new substance and must undergo Canada’s New Substance Notification Program.

TSG’s consultants are highly knowledgeable in the notification of new chemicals and polymers under CEPA. We can determine which notification schedules are needed and whether new polymers meet the CEPA Reduced Regulatory Requirements (RRR), and which ones require minimal notification data.

Our services include:

▲ Evaluating the status of a new chemical substance relating to the Domestic  Substances List (DSL) and Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL);

▲ Determining which notification schedule is required for the new chemical or new polymer;

▲ Preparing and submitting New Substance Notifications (NSN);

▲ Preparing and submitting Notice of Manufacture/Import (NOMI);

▲ Preparing and submitting Notice of Excess Quantity (NOEQ);

▲ Acting as Canadian agent for non-Canadian notifiers;

▲ Acting as technical contact for non-Canadian notifiers; and

▲ Fulfilling CEPA legal requirements for non-Canadian notifiers by maintaining NSN documentation in Canada.