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Competition Bureau publishes final version of its revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines

The Competition Bureau published the final version of its revised Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs). The Bureau has carefully considered all comments and submissions it received after inviting feedback on the draft version of the revised IPEGs.

Significant New Activity Notice 19788 published

The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information in their possession in respect of the substance 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 3-[1,1-bis[dimethyl[2-[3,3,3-trimethyl-1,1bis[(trimethylsilyl)oxy]disiloxanyl]ethyl]silyl]oxy]-3,3-dimethyl-3-[2-[3,3,3-trimethyl-1,1-bis[(trimethylsilyl) oxy]1-disiloxanyl]ethyl]-1-disiloxanyl]propyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 262299-63-8, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
Draft Screening Assessment for DMPT published
Pursuant to section 68 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of phosphonic acid, [[(phosphonomethyl)imino]bis[2,1-ethanediylnitrilobis(methylene)]]tetrakis-, hereinafter referred to as DTPMP. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number for DTPMP is 15827-60-8. This substance was identified as a priority for assessment on the basis of other human health concerns. Therefore, it is proposed to conclude that DTPMP does not meet any of the criteria under section 64 of CEPA.

Chemicals Management Progress Report now available

The Chemicals Management Plan Progress Report has been created to keep stakeholders and other interested parties up to date on the activities and programs related to Canada's Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Please share this with your foreign suppliers - their continued cooperation and assistance makes Canada's strategy successful!

Summary of the screening assessment of the Benzoates Group

All nine substances in this assessment were included in a survey conducted under a CEPA section 71 notice. Reported imported quantities ranged from 1 000 to 10 000 000 kg for five of the substances. Manufacturing and import activities were not reported for the four remaining substances. On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that the substances in the Benzoates Group do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.