Under the Canadian Environmental Protections Act (CEPA), all chemical substances imported to, or manufactured in Canada, must be assessed for risk to human health and the environment.

New Substance Notification Regulations

Any substance not included on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) is considered a New Substance and subject to Canada’s New Substance Notification Regulations (NSNR).

The NSNR applies to chemicals, polymers, biochemicals, biopolymers, and animate products of biotechnology (living organisms), such as bacteria, fungi, and genetically modified fish and livestock.


  • Evaluate DSL and NDSL chemical substances
  • Determine if Significant New Activity Notices (SNAc), Ministerial Conditions, Prohibitions, or Section 71 notices apply to the substance
  • Determine if the product use is exempt from New Substance Notification Regulations (NSNR)
  • Determine if the use is eligible for Special Category Notifications for R&D, Site Limits or Export Only activities
  • Determine NSNR Notification schedule, data requirements, timing, and costs
  • Review the notification dossier to identify potential roadblocks to success
  • Prepare and submit NSNs for Manufactures, Non-Resident Importers, and/or Foreign Suppliers
  • Prepare and submit Notices of Manufacture/Import (NOMI) or Notice of Excess Quantity (NOEQ)
  • Determine eligibility for CEPA’s Reduced Regulatory Requirements (RRR) for polymers
  • Act as a Canadian agent for foreign companies
Jacqui Jenskey

Jacqui Jenskey

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Call: 519-858-5021 ext 2028

Email: jjenskey@delltech.com