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ARCHIVED - Draft Entry Characterization of trifluralin; atrazine; chlorothalonil; chlorophacinone; methoxychlor; and pentachlorophenol

Proposed Conclusion

Based on available information, and until new information is received indicating that any of the substances is entering, or may enter the environment due to applications not registered under the PCPA, it is proposed that the above six substances are currently not entering, or likely to enter, the environment from applications not registered under the PCPA. Therefore it is proposed that they do not meet the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

Given the hazardous properties of these substances, there is concern that new activities for the substances, other than those covered under the PCPA, which have not been identified or assessed under CEPA 1999, could lead to the substances meeting the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act.

As an interim measure until import and manufacture of these six substances in Canada are subject to subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999, it is recommended that benzenamine, 2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)- (trifluralin); 1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine, 6-chloro-N-ethyl-N'-(1-methylethyl)- (atrazine); 1,3-benzenedicarbonitrile, 2,4,5,6-tetrachloro- (chlorothalonil); 1H-indene-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-[(4-chlorophenyl)phenylacetyl]- (chlorophacinone); benzene, 1,1'-(2,2,2-trichloroethylidene)bis[4-methoxy- (methoxychlor); and phenol, pentachloro- (pentachlorophenol) be subject to the Significant New Activity provisions specified under subsection 81(3) of the Act, to ensure that any new manufacture, import or use of these substances in quantities greater than 100 kg/year, and other than the ones covered under the PCPA, is notified and will undergo ecological and human health risk assessments as specified in section 83 of the Act prior to being introduced into Canada.

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