REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2020
The amendments expand Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) as an enforcement response option for all food commodities. They allowed the CFIA to continue issuing AMPs for non-compliance in the meat sector, which were introduced in 2015.
AMPs are an enforcement action that the CFIA may take when a regulated party does not meet certain regulatory requirements. AMPs can be issued as a notice of violation with only a warning or with a monetary penalty. This is determined by taking into account potential or actual harm, the intent and compliance history of the regulated party.
The Information gathering plan (2020 – 2021) is located on the Chemical Substances webpage. July 2020
- Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid, its salts and its precursors (PFHxS)
- Certain substances on the Revised In Commerce List
October 2020 – December 2020
- Road salts
- Certain bisphenols
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has reached out to industry associations for input on the Technical Guidelines for the Environmental Emergency Regulations, 2019 (E2). ECCC is requesting that Industry Associations solicit their members to obtain feedback on where the Guidelines could be improved. This may take the form of requesting guidance on topics not currently covered by the Guidelines, or the provision of additional clarity on existing topics. Ideally, consolidated recommendations would be received through the Association, after responses have been vetted by the Association to ensure that they reflect the needs of all of their members, and are not contradictory.
All recommendations should be returned in response to this email no later than March 13th 2020. This will be an agenda item on tomorrows Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting. All comments can be sent to Dave Saucier firstname.lastname@example.org
Twelve substances have been deleted from the Non-Domestic Substances List over 3 publications in the Canada Gazette I. Hopefully this is a prelude to publication of new substances to the Domestic Substances List as there has been a delay in meeting the 120 day Canada Gazette II publication.
The Notice of Intent to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) to benzene, 1-chloro-2-[2,2-dichloro-1-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl]- (also known as “mitotane”, CAS 53-19-0), in the Canada Gazette, Part I.
It is difficult to determine, on a consistent basis, if produced water is regulated as dangerous goods. Why? The composition of produced water varies from well to well. Also, produced water is often reused during the extraction of oil and gas, which further affects its composition. Produced water has varying quantities of oil, metals and minerals (zinc, lead, manganese, iron and barium). Produced water is disposed of in deep injection wells or stored temporarily, both which are subject to regulations. This water is generally highly saline and not suited for domestic purposes.
The current online reporting system for potentially serious incidents and mining or mine site incidents will be replaced this month. You will need a MyAlberta Digital Identity for Business account to access the new OHS online incident reporting service.
Changes to the joint work site health and safety committee requirements came into effect on December 13, 2019.
The Manitoba government has removed spring weight restrictions on some roads and reduced others following a comprehensive review, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today.
To ensure that they continue to reflect the realities of today’s workplaces and protect worker health and safety, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is reviewing and considering potential amendments to the current pre-start health and safety review requirements, also known as pre-start review (PSR) requirements, in Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
If you are hurt on the job, we are here to help with your recovery, rehabilitation and safe return to work. We also provide financial benefits to help protect workers and their families from the economic impact of a workplace injury.
This year OSHA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act that established the agency.
We’ll be sharing videos throughout the year to provide an historical glimpse into the research by EPA scientists and engineers to protect public health and the environment. The first video features EPA’s Kevin Teichman discussing how research has advanced our understanding of the impacts of air quality on human health.
The guidelines incorporate advances in exposure science, promote consistency in agency assessments, better reflect the way exposure assessments are conducted across the agency, and incorporates updated Agency policies.
Incoterms®, the world’s essential terms for trade, changed as of January 2020. Understanding how to navigate the new terms will allow your business to succeed globally and avoid costly mistakes. Learn how to use Incoterms® to your business’s advantage by joining the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), along with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC), at an Incoterms® 2020 workshop in one of the remaining cities across Canada.
EUCLEF will be launched in March. It is a new service from ECHA that puts 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation at your fingertips, enabling you to find out how your substances are regulated in the EU and what legal obligations you have. Join our webinar to get a sneak preview of how the finder works and ask questions from our experts.
Pandemic Response Planning Checklist
In an effort to assist you in preparing for the possible outcomes of Coronavirus, attached please find an Influenza Pandemic Response Planning Checklist. The checklist is an excellent self assessment tool, designed for reflection on your Business Continuity Plan. The tool also offers guidance on employee preparedness and easily accessible Provincial resources. Please review and share with your internal management team.
On February 14th and throughout the year, be mindful of candle safety tips. As Valentine’s Day approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to keep in mind candle safety tips to avoid a not so lovely evening.