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Canada | Proposed Actions for Low Boiling Point Naphthas Under CEPA

The draft assessment and proposed regulatory actions for 27 Low Boiling Point Naphtha (LBPN) substances are outlined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). These substances are divided into four subgroups based on their chemical properties and uses:

  • Subgroup 1: Nine C9–C14 hydrocarbon solvents
  • Subgroup 2: One C9 aromatic solvent
  • Subgroup 3: Seven C6–C9 aliphatic solvents
  • Subgroup 4: Ten substances with no identified consumer uses

The assessment concludes that subgroups 1, 2, and 3 meet the CEPA criteria for potentially posing a danger to human health due to their presence in consumer products. Consequently, it is proposed that these 17 substances be added to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act. In contrast, the ten substances in subgroup 4, with no consumer uses, do not meet the criteria for further action under CEPA.

Stakeholders are invited to participate in a public comment period and provide feedback on the proposed measures and underlying scientific considerations via written submissions. This engagement aims to refine risk management strategies for the substances in question.

MORE INFO ON Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 158, Number 11: Index


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