The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 came into force on March 31, 2000. The List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) includes substances that are considered to be toxic as defined in Section 64 of the Act including Asbestos, Benzene, Benzyl chloride, Hydrazine. The CEPA Environmental Registry makes it easy to access current information related to CEPA 1999. The CEPA Environmental Registry contains a comprehensive source of information on a variety of CEPA 1999-related tools, including proposed and existing policies, guidelines, codes of practice, government notices and orders, agreements, permits, and regulations. They encourage industries, individuals, interest groups and others to participate in the public consultations and decision-making processes that take place under the Act. To help and reduce the impact of Schedule 1 substances on the environment and human health, Environment Canada and Health Canada are responsible for developing and implementing regulations or other instruments that will prevent or control the use of these substances.

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