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Canada (CEPA NSN)

In Canada, manufacturers or importers must comply with the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

They explain the information that a "person"1 manufacturing or importing a new substance into Canada (the notifier) must provide to the Minister of the Environment (the NS program) under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act) before manufacturing or importing a chemical/biochemical or polymer/biopolymer that is not on the Domestic Substances List.

The DSL is a comprehensive compilation of all known substances that have been or continue to be in Canadian commerce. The DSL is the sole basis for determining whether a substance is new for the purposes of the Act and the Regulations. Substances are added to the DSL using a unique substance identifier (e.g. Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] registry number, Enzyme Commission number). Substances listed on the DSL do not require notification unless they are subject to a further notice regarding their intrinsic properties (SNAc notice).

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