Canada’s Environment Minister, John Baird, has announced that the federal government is moving forward with another batch of chemicals to be reviewed under its Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).
The government has issued notices to industry and other stakeholders for information on a seventh batch of substances identified as high priorities for action under the CMP. There are 14 substances in this batch.
Approximately 200 substances were identified as high-priority in 2006. Health Canada and Environment Canada are reviewing a new batch of substances every three months.
Batch 7 consists of the following substances:
Pigment Brown 22
Pigment Yellow 60
Solvent Blue 4
Solvent Blue 5
Solvent Yellow 18
The government requests industry and other stakeholders to submit information on these specific substances. That data will be collected and assessed to determine whether these substances pose a risk to Canadians’ health or the environment and if any further action may be needed to minimize possible risks.
The government will complete its call for information for the approximately 200 high-priority substances by 2010.