Notification

  • NEW SUBSTANCE NOTIFICATION

A person must provide to the Minister of the Environment under subsection 81(1) of the  Canadian Environmental Protection Act,1999 before manufacturing or importing a chemical or polymer that is not on the DSL.

The DSL is the sole standard against which a substance is judged to be “new” to Canada. With few exemptions, all substances not on this list are considered new and must be reported prior to importation or manufacture in order that they can be assessed to determine if they are toxic or could become toxic to the environment or human health.

It is crucial that notifiers determine whether the substance to be imported into or manufactured in Canada is listed on the DSL or on the Non-domestic Substances List (NDSL). Substances not appearing on the DSL are considered to be new to Canada and are subject to notification. Substances listed on the NDSL are subject to notification but with reduced information requirements.

Link to Notification Forms: https://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=B6779D37-1

  • DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST REPORTING

To include a substance that was, between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 1986, manufactured in or imported into Canada, in a quantity of not less than 100 kg in any one calendar year, or in Canadian commerce or used for commercial manufacturing purposes in Canada.

Link to Notification Forms: https://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=B6779D37-1

  • REPORTING OF SUBSTANCES PROPOSED FOR THE CONFIDENTIAL PORTION OF THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

Link to Notification Forms: https://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=B6779D37-1

  • NOTIFICATION OF COSMETICS

As per section 30 of the Cosmetic Regulations, manufacturers and importers must notify Health Canada within 10 days after they first sell a cosmetic in Canada. Failure to notify may result in a product being denied entry into Canada or removed from sale.

Also, as per section 31 of the Cosmetic Regulations, whenever a change affecting the information on a Cosmetic Notification Form (CNF) is made, manufacturers or importers must amend the CNF and resubmit to Health Canada. Some examples of changes include:

  • modification of the cosmetic formulation
  • change of product name
  • discontinuation of sale
  • new company name, address or contact information

Link to Regs: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._869/index.html

Link to Forms: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/advisories-avis/incident/cpir-ricpc-help-aide-eng.php