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Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations (SOR/2021-148)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2023-01-07. Previous Versions

Record Keeping (continued)

Marginal note:Importer — composite wood panels or laminated products

  •  (1) An importer of composite wood panels or laminated products must maintain a record of the following information and documents in English or French or both languages:

    • (a) in respect of any non-compliant lot, a copy of the written notice provided to the importer in accordance with subsection 16(5) and information describing the measures taken in accordance with subsection 16(7); and

    • (b) the declaration of certification referred to in section 19 for any composite wood panel that constitutes the core or platform of a laminated product referred to in subsections 7(4) and 8(5) and for any other product types.

  • Marginal note:Retention period and location

    (2) The information and documents included in the record must be retained for a period of five years after the day on which they are made at one of the following locations:

    • (a) the importer’s principal place of business in Canada; or

    • (b) any other place in Canada where the record can be inspected, if the importer notifies the Minister of the civic address of that place within 30 days after the day on which the record is moved to that place for retention.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure to Minister

    (3) On request, the importer must provide the Minister with any of the information and documents referred to in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Additional disclosure to Minister

    (4) On request, the importer must provide the following information to the Minister in relation to the composite wood panels or laminated products that the importer imports:

    • (a) the name of the manufacturer of the composite wood panels or laminated products and the civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of its principal place of business;

    • (b) the lot number or date of manufacture of any composite wood panel or laminated product;

    • (c) the name of the supplier of the composite wood panels or laminated products, if different from the manufacturer referred to in paragraph (a), and the civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of its principal place of business;

    • (d) the date on which the importer purchased any composite wood panel or laminated product;

    • (e) the results of any tests performed in accordance with paragraph 7(1)(b);

    • (f) the qualifications of the third-party certifier under section 18; and

    • (g) the date and details of the most recent verification that the third-party certifier performed in respect of the composite wood panels or laminated products.

  • Marginal note:Timeframe for additional disclosure

    (5) The importer must provide the information referred to in subsection (4) to the Minister in English or French or both languages within 40 days after the day on which the request is made or, if the information is to be translated from a language other than English or French, within 60 days after the day on which the request is made.

Marginal note:Manufacturer or importer — component parts or finished goods

  •  (1) A manufacturer or importer of component parts or finished goods must retain, in English or French or both languages, a copy of the declaration of certification referred to in section 19 for the product types that are incorporated into the component parts or finished goods.

  • Marginal note:Exempted laminated products

    (2) Despite subsection (1), for any laminated product referred to in subsections 7(4) and 8(5) that is incorporated into a component part or finished good, the manufacturer or importer must retain a copy of the declaration of certification referred to in section 19 only for any composite wood panel that constitutes the core or platform of the laminated product.

  • Marginal note:Manufacturer — component parts or finished goods

    (3) A manufacturer of component parts or finished goods must retain, in English or French or both languages, in relation to any composite wood panels or laminated products that were acquired in order to be incorporated into the component parts or finished goods and that are part of a non-compliant lot,

    • (a) a copy of any written notice provided in accordance with subsection 16(5); and

    • (b) information on the measures taken in accordance with subsection 16(7), if applicable.

  • Marginal note:Retention period and location

    (4) The declaration referred to in subsections (1) and (2) and the notice and information must be retained for a period of five years after the day on which they are made at one of the following locations:

    • (a) the manufacturer’s or importer’s principal place of business in Canada; or

    • (b) any other place in Canada where they can be inspected, if the manufacturer or importer notifies the Minister of the civic address of that place within 30 days after the day on which the record is moved to that place for retention.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure to Minister — manufacturer or importer

    (5) On request, the manufacturer or importer must provide the Minister with a copy of the declaration referred to in subsections (1) and (2) and the manufacturer must provide the Minister with a copy of any written notice and information referred to in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Additional disclosure to Minister — importer

    (6) On request, the importer must provide the following information to the Minister:

    • (a) in relation to the composite wood panels or laminated products that are incorporated into the component parts or finished goods that the importer imports, the name of the manufacturer and the civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of its principal place of business;

    • (b) the date of manufacture of the composite wood panels or laminated products;

    • (c) the name of the supplier of the composite wood panels or laminated products, if different from the manufacturer referred to in paragraph (a), and the civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of its principal place of business; and

    • (d) the date on which the importer purchased any component part or finished good.

  • Marginal note:Timeframe for additional disclosure

    (7) The importer must provide the information referred to in subsection (6) to the Minister in English or French or both languages within 40 days after the day on which the request is made or, if the information is to be translated from a language other than English or French, within 60 days after the day on which the request is made.

Marginal note:Seller — composite wood products

  •  (1) A person that sells or offers for sale composite wood products must retain, in English or French or both languages, a copy of the declaration of certification referred to in section 19 for the product types that it sells or offers for sale and for the product types that are incorporated into the component parts or finished goods that it sells or offers for sale.

  • Marginal note:Exempted laminated products

    (2) Despite subsection (1), for any laminated product referred to in subsections 7(4) and 8(5) that the person referred to in subsection (1) sells or offers for sale or that is incorporated into a component part or finished good that the person sells or offers for sale, the person must retain a copy of the declaration of certification referred to in section 19 only for any composite wood panel that constitutes the core or platform of the laminated product.

  • Marginal note:Retention period and location

    (3) The declaration referred to in subsections (1) and (2) must be retained for a period of five years after the day on which it is made at one of the following locations:

    • (a) the person’s principal place of business in Canada; or

    • (b) any other place in Canada where the record can be inspected, if the person notifies the Minister of the civic address of that place within 30 days after the day on which the record is moved to that place for retention.

Reporting

Marginal note:Information to Minister

  •  (1) Every person that manufactures, imports, sells or offers for sale a composite wood product that contains formaldehyde must provide the Minister with the following information in writing:

    • (a) its name, civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address as well as the name of its contact person; and

    • (b) a statement of whether it manufactures, imports, sells or offers for sale composite wood panels, laminated products, component parts or finished goods, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Timeframe

    (2) The person must provide the information within 60 days after the later of the day on which these Regulations come into force and the day on which it commences the manufacturing, importing, selling or offering for sale.

  • Marginal note:Requirement to update

    (3) If any of the information changes, the person must provide updated information to the Minister no later than the 30th day after the day on which the change occurs.

Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Composite wood product

 These Regulations do not apply to a composite wood product that is manufactured in Canada or imported before the day on which these Regulations come into force if the person that manufactures, imports, sells or offers for sale the composite wood product retains in its records documentation establishing the date of the product’s manufacture or import, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Laminated product

 Sections 5 to 9, 11 to 19 and 26 to 30 do not apply in respect of a laminated product, excluding the core or platform, until the day that is five years after the day on which these Regulations come into force.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:After publication — 18 months

 These Regulations come into force 18 months after the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

 
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