New and Recent Chemicals Management Plan Docs Open for Comment

Certain Organic Flame Retardants Substance Grouping
The proposed order adding DP and DBDPE to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 28, 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/substance-groupings-initiative/certain-organic-flame-retardants-substance-grouping.html

Zinc and its Compounds
The Draft Screening Assessment for Zinc and its Compounds and the Risk Management Scope for Zinc and Soluble Zinc Compounds were published for a 60-day public comment period ending on August 28, 2019.

https://canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/chemicals-management-plan-3-substances/zinc-compounds.html

Chlorhexidine and its Salts
The Final Screening Assessment for Chlorhexidine and its Salts and the Proposed Risk Management Approach for Chlorhexidine and its Salts were published. The deadline for comments on the DRMA is August 28.
https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/evaluating-existing-substances/screening-assessment-chlorhexidine-salts.html

Risk Management Approach: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/evaluating-existing-substances/risk-management-approach-chlorhexidine-salts.html

Consultation on the Protection of Canadian Workers
A consultation document on an integrated strategy for the protection of Canadian workers from exposure to chemicals was published for a consultation period ending on August 30, 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/consulting-future-chemicals-management-canada.html

Phosphoric Acid Derivatives Group 
The Draft Screening Assessment for the Phosphoric Acid Derivatives Group was published for a 60-day public comment period ending on September 11, 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/chemicals-management-plan-3-substances/phosphoric-acid-derivatives-group.html

Formaldehyde
The proposed Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations were published for a 75-day public comment period ending onSeptember 12, 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/other-chemical-substances-interest/formaldehyde.html

Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations
The proposed Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations were published for a 75-day public comment period ending on September 19, 2019.

http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2019-07-06/html/reg1-eng.html

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Si vous souhaitez soumettre des commentaires sur l’un des produits chimiques mentionné ci-dessous, veuillez communiquer avec le RCSHE.

Merci!

Liz

Groupe de certaines substances ignifuges organiques
Le décret proposé visant à inscrire le DP et le DBDPE à l’annexe 1 de la Loi canadienne sur la protection de l’environnement (1999) a été publié pour une période de commentaires du public de 60 jours se terminant le 28 août 2019.
https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/substances-chimiques/initiative-groupes-substances/groupe-certaines-substances-ignifuges-organiques.html

Zinc et ses composés
L’Ébauche d’évaluation préalable du zinc et de ses composés et le Cadre de gestion des risques pour le zinc et les composés solubles du zinc ont été publiés pour une période de commentaires du public de 60 jours se terminant le 28 août 2019.
https://canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/substances-chimiques/substances-troisieme-phase-plan-gestion-produits-chimiques/zinc-composes.html

Chlorhexidine et ses sels
L’Évaluation préalable finale de la chlorhexidine et de ses sels et l’Approche de gestion du risque pour la chlorhexidine et ses sels ont été publiées. La période de commentaires du public de 60 jours pour l’Approche de gestion du risque préalable se terminant le 28 août 2019. 

’Ébauche d’évaluation préalable : https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/evaluation-substances-existantes/evaluation-prealable-chlorhexidine-sels.html

L’Approche de gestion du risque : https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/evaluation-substances-existantes/approche-gestion-risque-chlorhexidine-sels.html

Groupe des acides phosphoriques et dérivés
L’Ébauche d’évaluation préalable des substances du Groupe des acides phosphoriques et dérivés a été publié pour une période de commentaires du public de 60 jours se terminant le 11 septembre 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/substances-chimiques/substances-troisieme-phase-plan-gestion-produits-chimiques/groupe-acides-phosphoriques-derives.html

Consultation relative à une stratégie intégrée pour la protection des travailleurs 
Un document de consultation relative à une stratégie intégrée pour la protection des travailleurs canadiens contre l’exposition aux produits chimiques a été publié pour une période de consultation se terminant le 30 août 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/substances-chimiques/consultation-avenir-gestion-produits-chimiques-canada.html

Formaldéhyde
Le projet de Règlement sur les émissions de formaldéhyde provenant des produits de bois composite a été publié pour une période de commentaires du public de 75 jours se terminant le 12 septembre 2019.

https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/substances-chimiques/autres-substances-chimiques-interets/formaldehyde.html

Règlement limitant la concentration en composés organiques volatils de certains produits 
Le projet du Règlement limitant la concentration en composés organiques volatils de certains produits a été publié pour une période de commentaires du public de 75 jours se terminant le 19 septembre 2019.

http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2019-07-06/html/reg1-fra.html

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Opportunity to serve as a panelist on Nova Scotia Environment’s Environmental Assessment Review Panel.

The Province has announced the Remediation of Boat Harbour in Pictou County will undergo a detailed Class II environmental assessment process under the province’s Environment Act. This process will be conducted by an Environmental Assessment Review Panel. We are now seeking applications for that panel. Panel members may be asked to participate in future assessment processes as well.

For more information regarding the board & criteria please visit www.novascotia.ca/abc and go to “Current Opportunities” page.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the panel and would like to apply to the board, please visit https://novascotia.ca/apps/abc/ABCs-Online/Login.aspx and apply using our new online application system no later than November 19th 2018.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please call 1-866-206-6844(toll free) to access the ABC Inquiries line if you have any questions.

Update & Request from the Canadian Environmental Network

Note from the Chair:

Somehow it’s always surprising how much activity takes place in the fall. September hits, and suddenly it’s time to dive into new projects and catch up on existing ones.

These have been an exciting couple of months around here. Mike Simpson, an RCEN alumnus and Executive Director of the British Colombia Council for International Co-operation (BCCIC), joined the board in October. Mike has been doing excellent work in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, and his experience with RCEN’s International Caucus will be incredibly valuable as we reclaim our role as a voice for Canadian ENGOs at home and abroad. He will be replacing Deborah Glaser, also of BCCIC, who joined the RCEN board for a brief period before making the decision to return to the United States with her family. So thank you Deborah, and welcome Mike!

In other news, a group of Ottawa-based RCEN-ers met this month for an in-depth conversation (sure to be the first of many) about where RCEN stands and where we want to go. Although technology expands our ability to communicate across large distances, there’s nothing like a face-to-face meeting to really get things done. We had some frank discussions about our hopes for the Network and the realities that we currently face, and we started to craft a vision of the RCEN we want to create.

One important point that emerged during this meeting was that the federal government has commitments that it will be trying to meet by summer 2019 (see the “Resources” section below for a link to summaries of relevant federal mandates). RCEN and its members have an opportunity to show that we have the expertise to support Canada in achieving those goals.

Although a small, localized approach has practical advantages for the early stages of this process, I want to make sure that your voices are heard at. In particular, I want to hear from you about:

1) how a national network of ENGOs and activists could best serve your organization and fill the existing gaps in Canada’s environmental community;

2) how your work could help advance the government’s environmental goals and mandates; and

3) your “wish list” of the collaboration and support that you’d like to find within the ENGO community.

And as always, if you want to strut your stuff or reach out to your fellow members, please get in touch. We would love to showcase your projects or accomplishments in our newsletter or on social media. This is your network – please use it!

 

Contact: Alex Keenan | RCEN  chair@rcen.ca