12 February, 2016 to 23 February, 2016



What’s Happening?

The deadline of February 23, 2016 is quickly approaching for the submission of specific information with regards to nanomaterials that may be in commerce in Canada.  For the calendar year 2014, Canadian manufacturers and importers of greater than 100 kg of any nanoscale material listed in Schedule 1 of the July 25, 2015 Canada Gazette notice are obligated to comply.

How Could it Impact Me?

This notice applies to any person in Canada, who during 2014 either:

  • Manufactured a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 at the nanoscale range of 1-100 nanometers
  • Imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 in the nanoscale range of 1-100 nanometers, at any concentration, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product.

The type of information requested in the notice includes:

  • CAS RN and name of the substance
  • Basis for determining if the substance is at the nanoscale form
  • Quantity of the substance manufactured or imported in 2014
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAISC) codes
  • Substance function codes and consumer and commercial codes
  • Intended uses of the substance
  • Titles of unpublished or published data or studies on the substance

Quick Summary:

On July 25, 2015 a Notice was issued in the Canadian Gazette for the purpose of determining the commercial status of certain nanomaterials in Canada for the 2014 calendar year.  The information collected will be used the development of a list of nanomaterials in commerce in Canada.  Within the Gazette notice, a list of 206 substances was included.  The deadline for submission of the report is February 23, 2016. 

Contact Us:

Critical Path Services can help you determine your company’s reporting obligations regarding this regulatory requirement for nanomaterials.  We can provide an interpretation of the requirements and help you with the identification of your reportable chemicals.  We can also provide assistance in completion and submission of the information.