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Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations (SOR/89-501)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-04-08. Previous Versions

Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations

SOR/89-501

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Registration 1989-10-19

Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations

P.C. 1989-2098 1989-10-19

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 50(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to revoke the Phosphorus Concentration Control Regulations, C.R.C., c. 393, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting the concentration of phosphorus in laundry detergents, in substitution therefor.

Non-application of Section 117 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

 Section 117 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 does not apply to a cleaning product that is in transit through Canada, from a place outside Canada to another place outside Canada.

  • SOR/2019-90, s. 1

Prescribed Nutrients

 For the purpose of paragraph 118(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, phosphorus and its compounds thereof are nutrients.

  • SOR/2000-106, s. 1

Laundry Detergents

 The concentration of phosphorus in any household laundry detergent must not exceed 1.1% by weight expressed as phosphorus pentoxide or 0.5% by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3

 The concentration of phosphorus in any commercial or industrial laundry detergent must not exceed 5% by weight expressed as phosphorus pentoxide or 2.2% by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3

Household Dish-washing Compounds

 The concentration of phosphorus in any household dish-washing compound must not exceed 1.1% by weight expressed as phosphorus pentoxide or 0.5% by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3

Household Cleaners

 The concentration of phosphorus in any household cleaner, other than a laundry detergent, dish-washing compound, metal cleaner or de-greasing compound, must not exceed 1.1% by weight expressed as phosphorus pentoxide or 0.5% by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3

Concentration of Phosphorus

 Any analysis performed to determine the concentration of phosphorus for the purposes of these Regulations must be performed by a laboratory that meets the following conditions at the time of the analysis:

  • (a) it is accredited

    • (i) under the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO/IEC 17025, entitled General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, by an accrediting body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement, or

    • (ii) under the Environment Quality Act, CQLR, c. Q-2; and

  • (b) the scope of its accreditation includes the analysis performed to determine the concentration of phosphorus.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3
  • SOR/2019-90, s. 2

Record Keeping

  •  (1) Every person who, during any year, manufactures for use or sale in Canada or imports any laundry detergent, household dish-washing compound or household cleaner within the meaning of section 6 containing phosphorus must maintain records containing the following:

    • (a) respecting the manufacture for use or sale

      • (i) the brand name of each laundry detergent, household dish-washing compound or household cleaner containing phosphorus,

      • (ii) the name and civic address of the principal place of business of the manufacturer,

      • (iii) the quantity of each of the cleaning products shipped from each manufacturing plant; and

      • (iv) the name and civic address of the recipient of each cleaning product that was shipped or sold;

    • (b) respecting the import

      • (i) the brand name of each laundry detergent, household dish-washing compound or household cleaner containing phosphorus,

      • (ii) the name and civic address of the principal place of business of the importer,

      • (iii) the port of entry where each cleaning product is imported,

      • (iv) the name and civic address of the sender of each cleaning product,

      • (v) the date of import,

      • (vi) the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System number for the cleaning product that is imported, and

      • (vii) the importer number for the shipment of the cleaning product that is imported.

  • (2) The records must be kept for a period of five years after the day on which the records are made, at the person’s principal place of business in Canada or at any other place in Canada where they can be inspected. If the records are kept at any place other than the person’s principal place of business, the person must provide the Minister with the civic address of the place where they are kept.

  • SOR/2009-178, s. 3
 
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