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Environment Canada Publishes New SNAc Provisions on a Substance

April 20, 2015

Environment Canada has officially published the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) 1999 Significant New Activity (SNAc) Notice No. 17909 regarding the substance 9-decenamide, N,N-dimethyl. SNAc provisions are applied to the use of the substance in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year in any cosmetic, drug or any natural health product.

Any significant new activity in relation to the substance, which is not on the Domestic Substances List (DSL), may result in it becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the CEPA.

Manufacturers or importers of the aforesaid chemical must notify the government at least 90 days before the start of the proposed new activity.