Notification options for perfluorinated chemicals

Permit applications

If insufficient toxicity data is available on the new chemical and there is no direct public exposure to the chemical, introduction of small volumes of the chemical may be allowed under Low Volume Chemical or Controlled Use Permits for a limited time period. Control of release of breakdown products into the environment will have to be addressed.

Polymer of low concern applications

A polymer containing a perfluorinated group will NOT be considered under the Polymer of Low Concern (PLC) category, due to the potential health and/or environmental risks posed by the persistent breakdown products.

Assessment certificate applications

If the importation period or quantity for a permit is likely to be exceeded, the chemical or polymer may be notified in the Standard or Limited Certificate categories, subject to the data requirements. Self Assessment options are NOT available for chemicals or polymers covered by this paper.

Last update 13 August 2018