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Proposed Code of Practice for 2-Butanone, Oxime (Butanone Oxime) Associated with the Interior Application of Consumer Alkyd Paint and Coating Products

Health Canada is proposing a Code of Practice to achieve the risk management objective intended to reduce inhalation exposure to butanone oxime in interior alkyd paint products available to the general public. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on the proposed Code.

Comments on the proposed Code of Practice are appreciated, with accompanying rationale. Comments can be sent to the Products Division at Environment Canada via email at If this is not feasible, comments may be sent by mail to the Chemicals Management Plan, Products Division, Chemicals Sector Directorate, Environment Canada, 9th Floor, 351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3. All comments must be received before March 27, 2013.

It should be noted that this Consultation Document on the proposed Code of Practice for butanone oxime associated with the application of interior consumer alkyd paint and coating products will be revised following evaluation of comments received, and a Code of Practice will be established, if required. This document should be considered as a draft for comment only.

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting January 26, 2013 until March 27, 2013. Please select and read through the link below titled "Consultation Document". Once read, please submit your comments via email or by mail. Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting.

Chemicals Management Plan
Products Division, Chemicals Sector Directorate
Environment Canada
9th Floor, 351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

Consultation Document

Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by March 27, 2013.

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