Canada Proposes Amendment to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations
The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (the Prohibition Regulations) is a multi-substance regulation that prohibits, with a limited number of exemptions, the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale, and import of toxic substances and products containing some of these substances.
The proposed Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 (the proposed Amendments) would amend the Prohibition Regulations to modify existing controls on benzenamide, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (BNST).
Overview of the proposed Amendments:BNSTThe proposed Amendments would add an exemption to Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Prohibition Regulations allowing the manufacture, import, use, sale and offer for sale of BNST used as an additive in lubricants found in replacement parts. In addition, the proposed Amendments would extend the temporary exemption for BNST used as an additive in lubricants in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Prohibition Regulations, thereby allowing the manufacture, import, sale and offer for sale of BNST used as an additive in lubricants until 14 March 2025.
The proposed Amendments would allow manufacturers and importers of BNST and products containing BNST to apply for a permit to continue their activities after the expiry of the temporary exemption for additives in lubricants. Permits are valid for one year and can potentially be renewed twice allowing manufacturers and importers to continue their activities for an additional three years ending on 14 March 2028.
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