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Proposed Spray Foam Practices in Canada

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to the Proposed Code of Practice for Certain Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanates in Low-Pressure Two-Component Spray Polyurethane Foam Products

Whereas a screening assessment of benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanato-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[2-isocyanato-; benzene, 1-isocyanato-2-[(4-isocyanatophenyl)methyl]-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanato-; and isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester conducted under section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 has concluded that the substances meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas on April 6, 2019, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, a statement under subsection 77(6) of the Act indicating their intention to recommend that benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[4-isocyanato-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[2-isocyanato-; benzene, 1-isocyanato-2-[(4-isocyanatophenyl)methyl]-; benzene, 1,1′-methylenebis[isocyanato-; and isocyanic acid, polymethylenepolyphenylene ester be added to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

And whereas subsection 91(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 requires a regulation or instrument respecting preventive or control action for this substance be proposed and published;

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the Minister of Health is issuing the following proposed Code of Practice under subsection 55(1) of that Act:

Proposed Code of Practice for Certain Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanates in Low-Pressure Two-Component Spray Polyurethane Foam Products

Electronic copies of this proposed Code of Practice may be downloaded from the Consulting Canadians (Canada.ca) web page.

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website. All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by fax to 819‑938‑5212, or by email to ec.substances.ec@canada.ca. Comments can also be submitted to the Minister of the Environment using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

Gwen Goodier
Acting Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

David Morin
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

Read more here:  http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2019-04-06/html/notice-avis-eng.html#na3