Renewal of the Federal Agenda for the Reduction of VOCs from Consumer and Commercial Products
When: March 3-4, 2010
Where: Toronto, ON
Environment Canada held a consultation meeting concerning new proposals to limit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in consumer and commercial products. The purpose of the meeting was to present background information and the proposed elements for a renewed Federal Agenda for the Reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Consumer and Commercial Products.
- Quentin Chiotti, Pollution Probe, ON
- Sheila Cole, EHANS, NS
- Sandra Madray, Chemical Sensitivities Manitoba (CSM), MB
- Bruno Marcocchio, Sierra Club Atlantic, NS
- Dorothy Wigmore, Resource Conservation Manitoba, MB
- Youth: Nadia Chowdhury, Sierra Youth Coalition Regional Action Committee, ON
- Alternate: Dave Stevens, CHOKED, BC
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Other participants in this multi-stakeholder consultation included:
- NGOs with experience and knowledge of air quality issues, in particular VOCs, and consumer and commercial products.
- Industry or associations that are involved with manufacture importation, sell or use of consumer and commercial products containing VOCs.
- Federal, Provincial and Territory Governments with regulatory power to controlling chemical substances.
In March 2004, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Canada Gazette Part I which presented Canada's Federal Agenda for Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and Commercial Products. The Federal Agenda outlines a number of initiatives for the Government of Canada to take in order to reduce VOC emissions from consumer and commercial products and covers the 2004 to 2010 period.
Environment Canada will be holding a consultation meeting concerning new proposals to limit VOCs in consumer and commercial products for the 2010-2020 period.
Prior to the meeting a discussion paper will be distributed. This paper, as well as issues such as health effects and Canadian air quality standards, will be discussed during the meeting.
Background information is available on Environment Canada's web site at the following address: http://www.ec.gc.ca/cov-voc/.