Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 [Proposed]

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The proposed Regulations would repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 on the day the final Regulations come into force.

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 (proposed Regulations) would further restrict the manufacture, use, sale and import of three groups of oil and water repellents (perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and its precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and its precursors (PFOA), and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and their precursors (LC-PFCA)), and two flame retardants (hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)), and products containing them, by removing or providing time-limits for most remaining exemptions.

The proposed Regulations would also prohibit two additional flame retardants, Dechlorane Plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), and products containing them, with a limited number of exemptions.

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The proposed Regulations would repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 on the day the final Regulations come into force.

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 (proposed Regulations) would further restrict the manufacture, use, sale and import of three groups of oil and water repellents (perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and its precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and its precursors (PFOA), and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and their precursors (LC-PFCA)), and two flame retardants (hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)), and products containing them, by removing or providing time-limits for most remaining exemptions.

The proposed Regulations would also prohibit two additional flame retardants, Dechlorane Plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), and products containing them, with a limited number of exemptions.

To read the information about these proposed regulations, please refer to Part I of the Canada Gazette in the “Legislative change” tab.

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The proposed Regulations would repeal and replace the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 on the day the final Regulations come into force.

The proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 (proposed Regulations) would further restrict the manufacture, use, sale and import of three groups of oil and water repellents (perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and its precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and its precursors (PFOA), and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and their precursors (LC-PFCA)), and two flame retardants (hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)), and products containing them, by removing or providing time-limits for most remaining exemptions.

The proposed Regulations would also prohibit two additional flame retardants, Dechlorane Plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), and products containing them, with a limited number of exemptions.

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