The Minister of Environment published a Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Halocarbons Used as a Refrigerant.
Transport Canada recently amended the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations which affects the shipping of lithium batteries.
Transport Canada recently amended the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The Amendments place the TDGR in line with the requirements of the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria.
Most of us carry lithium batteries in our cell phones. So it’s not immediately obvious that lithium batteries are classed as dangerous goods in the transportation context.
In another example of collaboration between the United States and Canada on environmental product matters, Environment Canada has recently released a consultation paper in respect of its proposed regulations to ban the use of microbeads in personal care products.
Canada’s Chemical Management Plan (the “CMP”) continues to expand the scope of its investigation into substances already in commercial use in Canada. The newest target for CMP scrutiny and industry reporting are nanomaterials – substances that are manufactured and/or have internal or surface structures measured in nanometers.
As part of the flurry of Chemical Management Plan reporting obligations initiated earlier this year, Environment Canada issued its Notice With Respect to Certain Priority Petroleum Substances on the Domestic Substance List under the Canadian Management Plan.
Environment Canada’s Chemical Management Plan continues its investigation into substances which have previously been listed on the expansion into substances previously listed on the CMP’s Domestic Substances List as approved for use in Canada.
The federal government has enacted further restrictions in the use of mercury in products in Canada. The Products Containing Mercury Regulations set a November 7th, 2015 deadline for the prohibition on the manufacture or importation of many mercury-containing products. Many Consumer and Commercial Products Affected Specifically, the regulations target the…
For companies manufacturing, importing or otherwise using the lubricant additive BNST (Benzenamine, N-phenyl, Reaction Products with Styrene and 2, 4, 4-Trimethylpentene), there is still time to obtain permission to continue to use BNST in Canada. The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (the “Regulations”) declared BNST a “toxic substance” under Environment…