Environment Canada Announces Comment Period on Proposed VOC Exclusions

September 16, 2013

Environment Canada published a consultation document proposing the addition of several compounds to the exclusion list of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), under Schedule 1 of the CEPA, 1999 available here (; published September 16th, 2013.

The comment period ends on October 15, 2013, and interested parties are invited to submit comments in writing to Environment Canada.

Amongst the list of candidate substances, of particular interest is Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAc), CASRN 123-86-4, which has already been exempted as a VOC by the United States EPA.

Since neither Health Canada nor the EPA have jurisdiction over the , it is not a requirement to list VOC content on any particular MSDS (or SDS). However, often our clients provide this information for customer service / information purposes.



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