The draft Screening Assessment Report and Risk management Scope document for selenium and its compounds under the Substance Groupings Initiative of the Chemicals Management Plan has been published. The draft Screening Assessment Report proposes that selenium and its compounds may be harmful to the environment and to human health and meet the criteria set out in sections 64 (a) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. A Risk Management Scope document has been published for selenium and its compounds which outlines the risk management options that are being given initial consideration. Links to these documents can be found below.
Interested stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the content of these documents or provide other information that would help to inform decision-making prior to September 17, 2015. Comments provided will be taken into consideration by the Government of Canada in the final Screening Assessment Report and Risk Management Approach document, if required.
For more information, please review the Government of Canada's Substance Groupings Initiative.