Canada Publishes the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulation 2012

The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012, has been published in the Canadian Gazette recently. The new regulations will repeal and replace the current Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2005. The Regulations shall come into force by 14th March, 2013.

The Challenge

The highlight of the changes are listed below:

The manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of the following substances as well as products containing these substances, unless incidentally present in Canada will become prohibited:

  1. Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
  2. Short-chain chlorinated alkanes (SCCAs)
  3. Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)

The manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale or import of the following substances and of products containing them with a limited number of exemptions in Canada will become prohibited:

  1. Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4trimethylpentene (BNST)
  2. Tributyltins (TBTs) for non-pesticidal uses

The Solution

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