Canada Proposes Regulations Prohibiting Asbestos

15/01/18

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On January 6, 2018, the proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, and the proposed Regulations Amending the Export of Substances on the Export of Control List Regulations were published in Canada Gazette. These regulations would prohibit the use, sale, import, and export of asbestos and asbestos containing products, as well as the manufacture of products containing asbestos, with some exceptions. It would allow existing products, such as building materials installed in existing buildings, to reach the end of their useful life, reducing the risks over time.


Comments will be accepted until March 22, 2018, with the final regulation targeted for publication in the fall of 2018. As the proposed regulations would be more stringent than the existing Asbestos Products Regulations under the Canada Consumer Products Safety Act, the current regulation would be repealed.


Link to Proposed Regulations: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances/chemicals-management-plan/initiatives/asbestos.html

    

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