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Canada | Order 2023-87-03-01 Amending Domestic Substances List: SOR/2023-31

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On February 17, 2023, the Minister of the Environment of Canada, Steven Guilbeault, issued an order amending the Domestic Substances List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Order, 2023-87-03-01, adds a new substance to the Significant New Activity list in Part 4 of the List. The substance is alkanoic acid, trialkyl-, mixed polyesters with alkylalkanoic acid and poly(substituted alkyl)alkanepolyol with the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number 19501-9, also known as N-S.

This amendment will require manufacturers to provide certain information to the Minister at least 90 days before engaging in the use of this substance in cosmetics manufacturing. During the period from the date of the amendment until July 8, 2023, any use of 1,000 kg or more of N-S in cosmetics manufacturing is considered a significant new activity. Manufacturers must provide information such as a description of the significant new activity in relation to the substance, the anticipated annual quantity of the substance to be used, and toxicity data.

This Order aims to ensure that the use of N-S in cosmetic manufacturing does not harm human health or the environment. The amendment intends to provide adequate information to the government about the substance's use and potential adverse effects.

Link to the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 157, Number 5: Index


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