Consultation On Nanomaterial Forms Of Substances On The Domestic Substances List
Environment Canada has initiated consultations on the Proposed Approach to address Nanoscale forms of substances on the Domestic Substances List. Environment Canada and Health Canada are seeking comments on the overall proposed approach as well as specific elements of the proposed approach.
New substances are regulated under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers)(the Regulations), which prescribe data requirements needed to conduct a pre-market assessment before a substance can be imported into or manufactured in Canada. Nanomaterial’s which are new to the Canadian market must undergo a pre-market evaluation to assess the potential risks to the environment and human health.