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ENGO Engagement in Consultations on the Proposed Guideline for MAPBAP Acetate 

When: Meetings will be held on March 13, 2012 (Montréal, in French) and on March 15, 2012 (Gatineau/Ottawa, in English).
Where: Montreal and the Ottawa/Gatineau Area (Venues to be confirmed. Teleconference attendance will be possible.
Number of ENGO delegates sought: 2
Deadline to apply: February 10, 2012


The Environmental Release Guidelinefor MAPBAP acetate is a risk management tool to limit releases to water from facilities manufacturing, processing and using MAPBAP acetate or products containing MAPBAP acetate.

Background Information on the proposed guideline for MAPBAP Acetate:

The risk management for Methylium, [4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]bis[4-ethylamino)-3-methylphenyl]-, acetate, also known as MAPBAP acetate is an Environmental Release Guideline to limit releases to water from pulp and paper facilities manufacturing, processing and using MAPBAP acetate or products containing MAPBAP acetate.

The Government of Canada has conducted a screening assessment of MAPBAP acetate. The results of the final screening assessment indicate that although MAPBAP acetate has the potential to remain in the environment for a long time, it is not expected to accumulate in organisms. Furthermore, the quantity of MAPBAP acetate that may be released to the environment is above the level expected to cause harm to organisms.

The Government of Canada has therefore concluded that MAPBAP acetate is entering the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment. However, the Government of Canada has also concluded that MAPBAP acetate is not harmful to the health of the general population at current exposure levels. The final screening assessment and the proposed risk management approach documents were published on July 31, 2010.

Meetings will be held on March 13, 2012 (Montréal, in French) and on March 15, 2012 (Gatineau/Ottawa, in English), to provide background and context on the MAPBAP acetate Risk Management Approach and to present an opportunity for stakeholders to provide their comments on the development of the proposed Guideline. Delegates will be expected to attend one of the two consultation sessions in person, however, participation via teleconference will be an available option.
The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), through its Toxics, Atmosphere and Energy Caucus, has been invited by Environment Canada to select 2 ENGO delegates to participate in this consultation. More information

To apply:
If you are interested in participating, please complete the online application form addressing each of the selection criteria listed below.
For more information, please contact Hans Herrmann, RCEN Executive Director, at (613) 728-9810 ext. 228.

Selection Criteria:
•Knowledge of the Pulp and Paper sector
•Ability to participate work professionally, constructively and collaboratively with other stakeholders and with government representatives
•Respect of timelines and commitment to the process
•RCEN member in good standing
•Understanding and acceptance of the delegate expectations listed below
•Knowledge of the Chemical Management Plan in Canada
•Previous experience in consultation processes with government

Delegate Expectations:
1.   Prompt establishment of delegate letter of agreement with Environment Canada
2.   Have regular access to email and an internet connection
3.   Make own travel and accommodation arrangements
4.   Participate in a preparatory teleconference with other ENGOs
5.   Review and analyse background documents provided associated with the consultation
6.   Provide input at the consultation session and in writing following the session
7.   Adequately reflect the views of Canadian ENGO(s) which the individual represents
8.   Participate in one of the two public consultation meeting, in person or by teleconference
9.   Provide a consolidated ENGO response to Environment Canada by March 30, 2012
10. Complete a brief report for the ENGO community following the consultation session

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