- April 27, 2021
Canada | Publication of final decision after screening assessment of a substance — talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4)
Whereas talc is a substance identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
Whereas a summary of the screening assessment conducted on talc pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;
And whereas it is concluded that the substance meets one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act;
Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to recommend to His Excellency the Administrator in Council that this substance be added to Schedule 1 of the Act;
Notice is furthermore given that the ministers are releasing a proposed risk management approach document for talc on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website to continue discussions with stakeholders on the manner in which the ministers intend to develop a proposed regulation or instrument respecting preventive or control actions in relation to the substance.
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