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Mandatory Surveys - Section 71 Notices

Mandatory surveys issued under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) gather information needed to inform priority setting, risk assessment and, if necessary, subsequent risk management activities.

Current Mandatory Surveys

2017 Inventory Update

In January 2017, a Notice was issued under section 71 of CEPA 1999. This Notice applies to approximately 1,500 chemical and polymers included as part of the 2017 Inventory Update.

Deadline to report: July 17, 2017, 3 p.m. EDST

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In December 2016, a Notice under section 71 of CEPA 1999 with respect to asbestos was published. The Notice applies to asbestos, crocidolite asbestos, chrysotile asbestos, amosite asbestos, actinolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos and tremolite asbestos.

Deadline to report: January 18, 2017 5 p.m. EST

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Earlier Mandatory Surveys

The Government of Canada has previously issued Notices under section 71 of CEPA 1999 to gather information under the following initiatives.