Dan Bastien, Associate Director

Daniel “Dan” Bastien is the Associate Director of the chemical group. Dan is a subject matter expert in Canada with specific experience in the Chemical Management Plan. Prior to joining Intertek, Dan managed the Substances Management Information Line and delivery of client services for the Chemical Management Plan of the Government of Canada. His main responsibilities were to provide regulatory advice to industry stakeholders on the obligations to submit notifications of new chemicals, polymers and product of biotechnology substances in Canada. Dan was also responsible in the development and delivery of training materials, webinars and written material such as pamphlets, flyers and posters. He also designed and then managed the substances website.

Dan is well known for his ability to effectively communicate the impacts of the regulatory environment on the chemical industry. He has formed strong relationships with other Government stakeholders in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He is frequently invited to present his advice and experience to a wide range of SME, large multi-national audiences and international authorities. His regulatory experience and his strong knowledge of the North American Chemical Industry, makes Dan uniquely qualified to provide practical service to help industry stakeholders understand and meet their regulatory requirements.

As a Government representative, Dan has participated and contributed to numerous industry/government and multi-stakeholder consultations regarding such topics as: toxic substance management; the re-engineering of the CEPA; the New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR); the Environmental Assessment Regulations for substances regulated under Food and Drug Act; Categorization and Screening of the Domestic Substances List; and the Canadian Chemical Management Plan (CMP).

In his recent move to Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy, Dan now serves as Associate Director of the Chemicals Group. In this role, he delivers business development expertise, expert advice and direction to clients who seek support in understanding and complying with a wide variety of global chemical control legislation and regulatory initiatives. He works closely with the Chemicals team of regulatory and scientific experts who help clients address challenging regulatory climates and demanding marketplaces, in a timely and cost-effective manner, by successfully using surrogate data, estimation methods, or waiver requests, to meet complex requirements for physical-chemical and toxicological information prescribed under a variety of new chemical and existing chemical notification and assessment programs.