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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 73 from 2002-12-31 to 2023-06-12:

Marginal note:Categorization of substances on Domestic Substances List

  •  (1) The Ministers shall, within seven years from the giving of Royal Assent to this Act, categorize the substances that are on the Domestic Substances List by virtue of section 66, for the purpose of identifying the substances on the List that, in their opinion and on the basis of available information,

    • (a) may present, to individuals in Canada, the greatest potential for exposure; or

    • (b) are persistent or bioaccumulative in accordance with the regulations, and inherently toxic to human beings or to non-human organisms, as determined by laboratory or other studies.

  • Marginal note:Information

    (2) Where available information is insufficient to identify substances as referred to in that subsection, the Ministers may, to the extent possible, cooperate with other governments in Canada, governments of foreign states or any interested persons to acquire the information required for the identification.

  • Marginal note:Application of subsection 81(3)

    (3) When categorizing substances under subsection (1), the Ministers shall examine the substances that are on the Domestic Substances List to determine whether an amendment should be made to the List to indicate that subsection 81(3) applies with respect to those substances.

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