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Stream 4 substances for the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach were identified during the initial triage as substances that may be present in products available to the consumer.  Refer to the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach Substances List.

Adding Substances to Schedule 1

Natural gas condensates are proposed to be added to Schedule 1.

Summary of Stream 4 Substances and Publications

Final Screening Assessment of Substances in Stream 4 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach
Group of Substances CAS RN Proposed Order and RIAS Public Comments on the Draft Screening Assessment Final Screening Assessment Proposed Risk Management Approach
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (Stream 4 Petroleum and Refinery Gases) 68476-85-7 None HTML HTML HTML
68476-86-8
Natural Gas Condensates (including the following CAS RNs) 64741-47-5 HTML HTML HTML HTML
64741-48-6
68919-39-1
Petrolatum and Waxes 8009-03-8 None None HTML None
64742-61-6
64743-01-7
Stream 4 Heavy Fuel Oils 64741-57-7 None None HTML None
64741-62-4
64741-67-9
64741-81-7
64742-59-2
64742-90-1
68955-27-1
Draft Screening Assessments of Substances in Stream 4 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach
Group of Substances CAS RN Risk Management Scope Draft Screening Assessment
Asphalt and Oxidized Asphalt 8052-42-4 None HTML
64742-93-4
Distillate Aromatic Extracts 64742-04-7 None HTML
64742-05-8
64742-11-6
Timelines
Date Substances Affected Activity
February 25, 2017 Liquefied petroleum gases (Stream 4 petroleum and refinery gases) Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decision under subsection 77(6), release of Government's proposed risk management approach document, and start of 60-day public comment period on the proposed risk management approach document.
February 18, 2017 Natural Gas Condensates Publication in Canada Gazette of proposed Order adding Natural Gas Condensates to Schedule 1 under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), and start of 60-day public comment period.
December 31, 2016 Natural Gas Condensates Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decision under subsection 77(6).
June 11, 2016 Petrolatum and waxes Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decision under subsection 77(6).
June 4, 2016 Asphalt and Oxidized Asphalt Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment
June 4, 2016 Distillate Aromatic Extracts Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment
April 30, 2016 Stream 4 Heavy Fuel Oils Publication in Canada Gazette of final assessment decision under subsection 77(6).
March 7, 2015 Petrolatum and Waxes Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessment and (b) the new information received.
October 11, 2014 Liquefied Petroleum Gases (Stream 4 Petroleum and Refinery Gases) Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessment, (b) the new information received and (c) the risk management scope document.
October 11, 2014 Natural Gas Condensates Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessment, (b) the new information received and (c) the risk management scope document.
September 6, 2014 Stream 4 Heavy Fuel Oils Publication in Canada Gazette and start of 60-day public comment period on (a) the draft screening assessment and (b) the new information received.

Final Screening Assessments and Risk Management Approaches

Liquefied Petroleum Gases (Stream 4 Petroleum and Refinery Gases)

In February 2017, the final screening assessment for two substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 151, No. 8 - February 25, 2017 (PDF Version - 546 K).

The final screening assessment concluded that these two substances meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Therefore the Government proposed to add these substances to Schedule 1 of the Act. A proposed risk management approach document was also released on this date for a 60-day public comment period.

Natural Gas Condensates

In December 2016, the final screening assessment for natural gas condensates was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 53 – December 31, 2016 (PDF Version - 1,730 K) . The final screening assessment concluded that these substances meet one or more criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999. A proposed risk management approach document was also released on this date for a 60-day public comment period.

Petrolatum and Waxes

In June 2016, the final screening assessment for three petrolatum and wax substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 24 - June 11, 2016 (PDF Version - 1,966 K).

The final screening assessment concluded that these three substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the CEPA 1999, therefore the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health proposed to take no further action on these substances at this time under the Act. No proposed risk management approach document was prepared.

Stream 4 Heavy Fuel Oils

In April 2016, the final screening assessment for seven substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 18 - April 30, 2016 (PDF Version - 3,568 K).

The final screening assessment concluded that these seven substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the CEPA 1999, therefore the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health proposed to take no further action on these substances at this time under the Act. No proposed risk management approach document was prepared.

Draft Screening Assessments and Risk Management Scopes

Asphalt and Oxidized Asphalt

In June 2016, a draft screening assessment for two substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 23 - June 4, 2016 (PDF Version - 741 K) for a 60-day public comment period.

Distillate Aromatic Extracts

In June 2016, a draft screening assessment for three substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 150, No. 23 - June 4, 2016 (PDF Version - 741 K) for a 60-day public comment period.

Liquefied Petroleum Gases (Stream 4 Petroleum and Refinery Gases)

In October 2014, the draft screening assessment for two substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette Part I: Vol. 148, No. 41 - October 11, 2014 (PDF Version - 1,015 K). A risk management scope document was also released in conjunction with this publication. There were 60-day public comment periods associated with these publications.

Natural Gas Condensates

In October 2014, the draft screening assessment for natural gas condensates was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette Part I: Vol. 148, No. 41 - October 11, 2014 (PDF Version - 1,015 K). A risk management scope document was also released in conjunction with this publication. There were 60-day public comment periods associated with these publications.

Petrolatum and Waxes

In March 2015, a draft screening assessment for three substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 149, No. 10 - March 7, 2015 (PDF Version - 606 K) for a 60-day public comment period.

Stream 4 Heavy Fuel Oils

In September 2014, a draft screening assessment for seven substances was released and the related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 148, No. 36 - September 6, 2014 (PDF Version - 826 K) for a 60-day public comment period.