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ECCC Assessment Summaries

Please view Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) assessment summaries below.

Assessment summaries published between January and March 2021 can be viewed here.

ECCC Document Ingredient(s) Potential Uses Outcome Risk Management Next Steps
FSAR 1-nitropropane

Paints and coatings, solvent in markers and cosmetic nail brush cleaners

Not CEPA toxic   Provide comments by April 5, 2022
FSAR Fluorescent brightener 367 Certain nail polishes Not CEPA toxic   Provide comments by April 5, 2022
FSAR Heptamethylnonane Skin conditioning agent, emollient, or solvent in self-care products Not CEPA toxic   Provide comments by April 5, 2022

Canada Gazette Notice of Intent to vary SNAc requirements for 10 substances


Canada Gazette Notice of Intent to vary SNAc requirements for 46 substances

High hazard, not in Commerce Substances 5 of these substances are used in consumer products including cosmetics Subject to SNAC   Provide comments by April 5, 2022
Summary of public comments on the Chemicals Management Plan approach A subset of inorganic and organometallic substances like arsenic, cadmium, nickel   No further assessment Some of these chemicals are listed in CEPA Schedule 1 and/or already subject to risk management approaches  
Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Cosmetics and personal care, consumer product goods, disinfectants and cleaning products

Restrictions on upper limits for VOC and compliance unit trading system Reduce VOC emissions and VOC compliance trading FHCP to meet with CEPA Working Group to discuss impacts of the final regulations and identify opportunities for more clarity. Review impact of changes based on FHCP's 2019 submission.
FSAR Talc
  • NHPs & OTCs
  • Cosmetics
  • Food & Food Packaging (not impacted)
CEPA toxic RM scope to manage inhalation and perineal exposure from cosmetics, NHPs & OTCs

FHCP to input into the RM scope consultation that proposes to restrict the use of talc in cosmetics, NHPs and OTCs

DSAR Terpenes and Terpenoids Group (T & T Clove Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Guaiazulene)

Cosmetics and personal care, NHPs, cleaning products

CEPA toxic RM Scope to prevent or reduce exposures from T & T oil, sandalwood oil & guaiazulene from certain cosmetics Members were invited to participate in an upcoming industry survey to report on the levels of terpenes and terpenoids in NHPs
 
DSAR Benzyl Alcohol

NHPs

TBD DSAR TBD Members were invited to participate in an upcoming industry survey to report on the levels benzyl alcohol in NHPs
FSAR Chlorocresol

NHPs, cosmetics, incidental

CEPA toxic RM Scope to prohibit or restrict use by adding to Cosmetic Hotlist Members interested in submitting comments, please contact kristin.willemsen@fhcp.ca
FEQGs Aluminum
Selenium
Siloxiane-D44
N/A Guidelines for environmental monitoring

Guidelines for Environmental Quality monitoring

 
DSAR Caprolactam Plastic film packaging on food, can coatings, food flavorings, cosmetics bulking agent, glue sticks Not CEPA toxic N/A  
FSAR Lotus Corniculatus, extract Homeopathic product, cosmetic cleanser, moisturizer, makeup and lip balm Not CEPA toxic N/A  
Pollution Prevention Notice Triclosan Cosmetics, NHPs and OTCs Poses a risk to organisms, but it is not entering the environment in concentrations that pose a danger Those subject to the notice must: reduce triclosan in products by 30%, prepare a Pollution Prevention Plan by Oct. 1, report on preparation of the plan on Nov. 9. Implement plan by Oct. 10, 2020, submit a report on implementation by Nov. 9, 2023.
For information on reporting, click here.
Anthraquinones Group FSAR

Non-cancer systemic effects: body creams and spray perfumes

Cancer effects: Oral exposure through lipsticks and lip balms, dermal exposure through body creams, permanent hair dyes, spray perfumes and face paints

Order to add to Schedule 1 of CEPA Risk Management Scope proposal to prohibit or restrict dermal and oral exposure to Solvent Violet 13 from use of cosmetics based on harm to humans. Exposure in topical NHPs was not identified as a concern. Future initiatives to track commercial status and new uses of Solvent Violet 59, Solvent Blue 36, Disperse Red 60, Acid Blue 239 and CAS RN 74499-36-8 could be considered.
Coal Tars and their Distillates FSAR Iron/steel milling sectors, pavement sealants Proposed actions do not directly 
impact food, health, and consumer product industries
Risk Management Approach

Notice of consultation on the FSAR

Notice of proposed order to add to the list of toxic substances

FSAR Benzoxazole, 2,2’-(1,4-naphthalenediyl)bis- Nail polish, artificial hair in dolls Not CEPA toxic    
FSAR Corn, Steep Liquor Antifreeze, pest control products Not CEPA toxic    
FSAR Nonane, 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethyl- Cosmetics (creams and lotions), NMI in NHPs & OTCs Not CEPA toxic    
FSAR Triazines and Triazole

Amitrole: Herbicide

NaDCC: Laundry & dishwashing products, disinfectants

Hexa(methoxylmethal)melamine: Food packaging and filters

Not CEPA toxic Follow-up activities considered for Hexa(methoxylmethal)melamine  
Additional Risk Characterization Document for zinc and its compounds   Other major uses of zinc include the health product industry Additional ecological exposure information has become available since publication of the DSAR (2019) on exposures from pulp and paper mills Previously communicated risk management actions targeted metal mining industries. Notice to provide input into additional risk characterization.
Approach for a subset of organic and inorganic substances prioritized under the Chemicals Management Plan Vitamin D3 NHPs, foods, drugs No further assessment N/A N/A
Phenol, Methylstyrenated DSAR   Synthetic resin, adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints, varnishes CEPA toxic Risk management (RM) scope Consult on RM scope and CG Notice by January 5, 2022.
Flame Retardants DSAR TPHP, IDDP Food packaging materials May be harmful to the environment RM scope minimizes release from products available to consumer via wastewater. Consult on RM scope and CG Notice by January 5, 2022. Provide information on alternatives and economic impacts.
BPA and structural analogues 188 substances Food packaging, cotton swabs, nasal sprays, tampons, etc.     CGI notice on data collection through Excel Reporting File due March 16, 2022. For more information on reporting, see the Guidance.
Acids and bases DSAR Hydroxylammonium chloride, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chlorate, calcium hypochlorite, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide Soaps, cleaners, laundry, bubble baths, lubricant eye drops, food additives, food packaging, MI or NMI in NHPs, cosmetics, toothpastes, teeth whitener, shampoos, vegetables, food preservatives, drinking water Not CEPA toxic   CGI Notice to provide data on the DSAR by February 2.
Select hydrocarbon-based substances DSAR 35 different substances (petroleum resin, hydrocarbon resin) Adhesives in food packaging (not food contact), NHP NMI adhesive use, wart removers, callus removers Not CEPA toxic   CGI Notice to provide comments by March 9, 2022.
FSAR Dicyclopentadiene
  • Manufacture of petroleum feedstock
  • Paints and coatings
  • Construction materials
Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assesment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-methyl-  Surfactant enhanced oil recovery (SEOR), also known as surfactant flushing Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assessment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR Silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica Processing aids and additives Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assesment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR Sodium cyclamate and cyclohexylamine Table-top sweetener, non-medicinal ingredient in natural health products and drugs Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assesment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR Sulfurized Isobutylene FSAR a Food processing facilities where it may be used as a lubricant for equipment and machines but is not expected to result in contact with food Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assessment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR Sucrose acetate isobutyrate FSAR a Adhesive and film forming agent in cosmetics, permitted food additive on the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses (Lists of Permitted Food Additives) Not CEPA toxic   As per the Risk Assessment Publications Plan scheduled for April to June 2022
FSAR See Table 3-1 for list of 34 substances submitted in response to CEPA sec 71 survey. These are a Subset of Inorganic Substances Identified as Being of Low Concern Using the Ecological Risk Classification of Inorganic Substances and Biomonitoring or Rapid Screening Science Approaches.

Consumer products like drugs, natural health products, cosmetics, sealants, lubricants and greases, paper products, paints and coatings, batteries, water treatment products, pesticides, disinfectants.

Manufacture of food packaging materials.

Industrial uses include paint additives, processing aids, lubricants, viscosity adjusters, desiccants, pH adjusters, adhesives and sealants, and intermediates. 

Proposed that these 34 substances are not CEPA toxic    
Alcohols Group DSAR, Risk Management Scope Benzyl alcohol NHPs, OTCs, cosmetics Proposed CEPA toxic to human health Revise NHPID and add to cosmetic hotlist ECCC seeking feedback from stakeholders by May 11, 2022, regarding the current concentration of benzyl alcohols in topical NHPs, OTCs, and cosmetics and potential alternative substances. Feedback can be provided through ECCC’s Single Window.
Alcohols Group DSAR, Risk Management Scope Methanol Paint/varnish remover Proposed CEPA toxic to human health   ECCC seeking feedback from stakeholders by May 11, 2022. Members can provide feedback through ECCC’s Single Window.
Alcohols Group DSAR, Risk Management Scope 1-Butanol Laquer products Proposed CEPA toxic to human health   ECCC seeking feedback from stakeholders by May 11, 2022. Members can provide feedback through ECCC’s Single Window.
Alcohols Group DSAR, Risk Management Scope
  • 1-Hexanol
  • 1-Octanol
  • 1-Nonanol
  • 1-Decanol
  • 1-Dodecanol
  • 1-Tetradecanol
  • 1-Hexadecanol
  • Alcohols C14-C18
  • Alcohols, lanolin
  • Cyclohexanol
  • 2-Pentanol, 4-methyl
  • 1,3-Propanediol, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-
  • C6 alcohols
  • 1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-
  • 2-Propanol, 1,3-dichloro-
  • 2-Propene-1-ol
  • Cleaning products
  • Cosmetics
  • NHPs
  • Non-prescription and prescription drugs
  • Automotive care products
  • Paints and coatings
  • Permitted food additives
  • Food flavouring agents
  • Food packaging materials
  • Incidental additives used in food processing establishments
  • Mining
  • Used to make other chemicals like as solvents
Not CEPA toxic N/A N/A
Esters Group, DSAR, Risk Management Scope Methyl acetate Aerosol, adhesives, paint remover products Proposed CEPA toxic Reduce inhalation exposures to methyl acetate used in aerosol, adhesives, and paint remover products. ECCC seeking additional information for their risk management assessment from stakeholders on or before May 18, 2022.
CMP Benzophenone Cosmetics, interior and exterior paints Proposed to be added to the List of Toxic Substances Reduce exposures from certain cosmetics by describing it as a prohibited or restricted ingredient on the Health Canada Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist.  
Triarylmethanes Group, Canada Gazette
  • Basic Violet 3
  • Malachite Green
  • Pigment Blue 61
  • Basic Violet 4
  • Basic Blue 7
  • Brilliant Blue FCF
  Basic Violet 3, Malachite Green, Basic Violet 4, and Basic Blue 7 are CEPA toxic Reduce exposures to Malachite Green from certain cosmetics by describing it as a prohibited or restricted ingredient on the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist.  
FSAR Sodium cyclamate Food and beverages, disinfectants, human or veterinary drug products, and natural health products Not CEPA toxic N/A Submit comments through ECCC's Single Window by June 8, 2022.
FSAR Cyclohexylamine (CHA) Water treatment, personal care products, incidental additives, food packaging materials, pesticides, and cosmetics Not CEPA toxic N/A

ECCC has published in the Canada Gazette the notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List to indicate that subsection 81(3) of CEPA applies to CHA.

Submit comments through ECCC's Single Window by June 8, 2022.

FSAR Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Food packaging materials with no direct food contact, paints, coatings Not CEPA toxic N/A TBD
FSAR 1-Propene, 2-methyl-, sulfurized (Sulfurized isobutylene) Lubricant for equipment and machine parts in food processing facilities; not expected to come into contact with food Not CEPA toxic N/A  
FSAR Silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica (TMSS) Filler, suspending agent, emollient, additive in manufacture of cosmetics, sunscreens, multipurpose cement adhesives, paints, silicone rubbers, inks and toners, and medical devices Not CEPA toxic N/A  
CMP Status of 4,363 substances prioritized under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Various N/A N/A May 1, 2022, priority.
FSAR p-toluenesulfonic acid Additive in manufacture of plastic and rubber materials Not CEPA toxic N/A TBD
FSAR Sucrose acetate isobutyrate Adhesive and film-forming agent in cosmetics Not CEPA toxic N/A TBD

 

Please view upcoming/planned assessments below

Expected Publications - January-March 2022 Product Types Potential Impacts
Aluminium, Selenium and Siloxanes Draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) TBD TBD
Copper Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines (FEQGs) TBD TBD
Diethylenetriaminepenta (methylene-phosphonic acid) FSAR TBD TBD
Monocyclic and Bicyclic Sesquiterpenes Group DSAR TBD TBD
Phenol, 4-chloro-3-methyl- FSAR TBD TBD
Caprolactum Caprolactam DSAR TBD TBD
1-nitropropane FSAR Paints, cosmetic nail brush cleaners Not toxic
Alcohols DSAR TBD TBD
Alkyl Halides DSAR TBD TBD
Assessment of select hydrocarbon-based substances DSAR TBD TBD
Benzoxazole, 2,2’-(1,4-naphthalenediyl)bis- FSAR Nail polishes Not toxic
Esters DSAR TBD TBD
Framework for the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Sunscreens TBD
Heptamethylnonane FSAR OTCs, NHPs, cosmetics, sunscreens Not toxic
Substances identified as being of low concern using the Ecological Risk Classification of Inorganic Substances and biomonitoring or rapid screening science approaches TBD TBD
Version 2.0 of the Ecological Risk Classification approach for prioritizing organic substances on the Canadian Domestic Substances List DSL that did not meet categorization criteria (ERC2) TBD TBD
Proposed amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 Photolithography, recycled materials Removal of exemption
Proposed Environmental Performance Agreement for the Formulation of Chlorhexidine Products Drugs, soaps, cleaners Code of practice to minimize release from industrial sources
Final amendment to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist to add conditions for 2-Ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate (2-EH-2-EHA) Body lotion, make up Establish maximum concentrations
Proposed Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in the Chemicals, Plastics and Rubber Sectors    
Proposed amendment to guidelines for reduction of dyes released from pulp and paper mills    
Order to amend the DSL to vary the SNAc provisions for 2-Ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate (2-EH-2-EHA)    
Notice of Intent to apply SNAc provisions to Thioperoxydicarbonic diamide ([H2N)C(S)]2S2), tetramethyl (TMTD)*    
Proposed Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations*    
Risk Management Publications - April-June 2022    
Proposed amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012* For more information, refer to the Proposed amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations: 2018 consultation document. TBD Note: Proposed associated amendments to the Export Control List in Schedule 3 of CEPA* are also planned for publication. For more information, refer to the consultation document.

Final update to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. For more information, refer to the Proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients.

TBD TBD

Notice of Intent to apply SNAc provisions to Thioperoxydicarbonic diamide ([H2N)C(S)]2S2), tetramethyl (TMTD)* For more information,  refer to the risk management approach.

TBD * Stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposal.
Proposed Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical Substances in the Chemicals, Plastics and Rubber Sectors* TBD * Stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposal.
Risk Management Publications - July 2022-March 2023    
Final Regulations Prohibiting the Manufacture and Import of Wheel Weights Containing Lead in Canada TBD TBD
Order to amend the DSL to apply the SNAc provisions to 2-Ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate 
Proposed Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations*
TBD TBD
Proposed Coal Mining Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act* TBD TBD
Proposed amendment to Guidelines for reduction of dyes released from pulp and paper mills* TBD TBD
Proposed Environmental Performance Agreement for Refractory ceramic fibre industry (renewal)* TBD TBD
Notice of intent to amend the DSL to apply the SNAc provisions to Malachite Green* TBD TBD
Proposed Code of Practice to reduce releases of Thioperoxydicarbonic diamide ([H2N)C(S)]2S2), tetramethyl (TMTD) from its use in the rubber products manufacturing sector* TBD TBD
Proposed Code of Practice for Benzophenone* TBD TBD
Proposed Environmental Performance Agreement to reduce the total concentration or quantity of Dinoseb* TBD TBD