Law:Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act

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S.c. 2008, c. 13

Assented to 2008-04-17

An Act to add perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts to the Virtual Elimination List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:


Short Title

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act.


Interpretation

Definition

2. In this Act, “Ministers” means the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health.


Addition To The List

Addition of perfluorooctane sulfonate and its salts

3. (1) The Ministers shall, within nine months after the coming into force of this Act, make a regulation to add perfluorooctane sulfonate and its salts to the Virtual Elimination List compiled under subsection 65(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Exception — subsection 65(2)

(2) The Ministers are not required to specify in the regulation referred to in subsection (1) the level of quantification for perfluorooctane sulfonate or its salts, despite subsection 65(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Exception — subsection 65(3)

(3) If the Ministers specify in the Virtual Elimination List the level of quantification for perfluorooctane sulfonate or its salts, the Ministers are not required to make the regulation described in subsection 65(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.


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