Pre-Conference Workshops: September 19, 2016
Conference: September 20 – 21, 2016
Venue: Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place (Toronto, Ontario)

Why you should attend:

This 2-day Conference and 1 day of pre-Conference Workshops are a not-to-be-missed opportunity for you to:

  • Understand and discuss the directions that CMP3 will take with officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada and with Industry leaders
  • Hear from Industry leaders about the key matters being discussed in the Parliamentary Review of CEPA.


What’s new in chemicals management in Canada?

The centrepiece of Canada’s plan to assure the safe management of chemicals – the Chemicals Management Plan – is evolving and entering its 3rd 5-year phase (CMP3)

  • CMP3 will evaluate and address ~1,550 substances, including from the complex areas of polymers, UVCB’s, metals and uses with high exposures. As the related information-gathering, assessment and management needs and challenges evolve, the CMP too will evolve while retaining many of the successful practices established during its earlier phases, CMP1 and CMP2.

A Parliamentary Review has started of key legislation that underpins the CMP i.e. the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

  • The Review may make recommendations in relation to “chemicals management, air and water quality, pollution prevention planning, precautionary thresholds for persistence and bio accumulation in toxicity assessments, risk management strategies and re-assessment of substances”.

Some questions that this 2-day Conference and 1-day of pre-Conference Workshops will address:

Notification of New Substances

What new approaches are described in recent Advisory Notes and Guidance for New Substances that relate to the protection of Confi dential Business Information, updating of the Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL), the notifi ability of certain Manufactured Items, and other key areas?

The assessment of Existing Substances

CMP3 substances importantly include Polymers, UVCB’s, Metals, and uses with high exposure. How will these substances be grouped for assessment and cumulative exposures be taken into account?

Information Gathering

How will the new Inventory Update process work with regard to substance selection, data requirements and notification systems?

How will the government use the Sections of CEPA that enable or require mandatory data generation, consideration of international management actions on specific chemicals, and notification of new information that may indicate substantial risk?

Practical tips, training and the sharing of case-studies to help regulatory professionals carry out their responsibilities

  • How can Suppliers, Brand Owners and retail and other Customers work together to reduce overall compliance burdens?
  • How can I comply and interact efficiently with CMP3 information-gathering and assessment processes to meet my Company’s objectives?
  • How can I comply and interact with New Substance Notification processes in a timely, cost-effective way?

Contact Information:

To be added to the Mailing List for future information about this event, please contact:
Mary McCall
PM Event Planning
Tel: 647 351-5469 / Fax: 647 348-7797
Email: mmccall@rogers.com

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