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ARCHIVED - Consultation of the Proposal for legislative action on 2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethanol (DEGME) under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

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The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments regarding a proposal to use the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) to restrict the concentration of DEGME in surface coating materials to a maximum concentration of 10,000 mg/kg (or 1.0% by mass).

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting August 17, 2011 until October 15, 2011 (60 calendar days). You will be able to submit your comments, suggestions and evidence to support your comments via email, by fax or in writing to:

  • DEGME Consultation
    Risk Management Strategies Division
    Consumer Product Safety Bureau
    MacDonald Building
    123 Slater Street, A.L. 3504D
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9
  • Fax: 613-952-9138 (Attention: DEGME Consultation)

Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by October 15, 2011.

Consultation Document

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