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==CCCR 2001: Section 1, Subsection 2: Table of standards and tests==
 
==CCCR 2001: Section 1, Subsection 2: Table of standards and tests==
 
A standard or test set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection is referenced in these Regulations, in the provision set out in column 3, by means of the short form set out in column 1.  
 
A standard or test set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection is referenced in these Regulations, in the provision set out in column 3, by means of the short form set out in column 1.  
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==CCCR 2001: Section 1 Subsection 2: Table - Table of standards and tests==
  
  
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ULC: Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC)
 
ULC: Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC)
  
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'''Note''': ''In the [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001] there is the following amendment:''
  
 
''Since the CCCR-2001 were published, the standards referenced in the items seen below to the table to subsection 1(2) have been revised. The amendment will reflect the updated standards.''
 
''Since the CCCR-2001 were published, the standards referenced in the items seen below to the table to subsection 1(2) have been revised. The amendment will reflect the updated standards.''
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==CCCR 2001: Section 1, Subsection 4: Units of measure==
 
==CCCR 2001: Section 1, Subsection 4: Units of measure==
 
The symbol set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection represents the unit of measure set out in column 2.  
 
The symbol set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection represents the unit of measure set out in column 2.  
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==CCCR 2001: Section 1 Subsection 4: Table - Units of measure==
  
  
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</table>
 
</table>
  
''The units for the LC50 criteria for gases and vapours should be mL/m3, not mg/m3. The toxicity limits that were developed in collaboration with all stakeholders were harmonized with Canadian and other international systems, in order to avoid redundant toxicity evaluations. The recommended limits were expressed in the units of ppm by volume. In the drafting of the CCCR-2001, it was intended to express the units in clear and unambiguous terms. However, the units were inadvertently printed as mg/m3 rather than mL/m3. As a result, the values are no longer harmonized with other systems and the criteria limits do not correspond to the stakeholder recommendations.''
 
  
''The difference in units is related to the molecular weight of the substance relative to the molar volume of air. This means that higher molecular weight gases and vapours, such as toluene and xylene, would be excluded from classification when they were intended to be captured, whereas those with a lower molecular weight, such as ammonia, would be inappropriately classified into a higher sub-category.''
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'''Note''': ''In the [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001] there is the following amendment:''
  
''The amendment would change all references from mg/m3 to mL/m3 in the tables to subsections 1(4) and 34(4).''
 
 
''Proposed Text:''
 
  
 
''Item 11 of the table to subsection 1(4) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:''
 
''Item 11 of the table to subsection 1(4) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:''
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In these Regulations, unless otherwise specified, when a concentration of a substance is expressed as a percentage, the percentage represents the ratio of the weight of the substance to the weight of the chemical product.  
 
In these Regulations, unless otherwise specified, when a concentration of a substance is expressed as a percentage, the percentage represents the ratio of the weight of the substance to the weight of the chemical product.  
  
==CCCR Reference Manual - Section 6==
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==CCCR Reference Manual - Section 1==
 
Health Canada's CCCR reference manual for section 1 is available at: [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cccr-2001-rpccc/ref_man/sec-6-article_e.html CCCR Reference Manual, Section 1].  One of the important points they note is as follows:
 
Health Canada's CCCR reference manual for section 1 is available at: [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cccr-2001-rpccc/ref_man/sec-6-article_e.html CCCR Reference Manual, Section 1].  One of the important points they note is as follows:
  
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==CCCR Technical Amendments - Section 1==
 
==CCCR Technical Amendments - Section 1==
There are no references to section 1 in the [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001]
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There are a number of references to section 1 in the [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001].  They are as follows:
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Since the CCCR-2001 were published, the standards referenced in the items seen below to the table to subsection 1(2) have been revised. The amendment will reflect the updated standards.
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Proposed Text:
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Items of the table to subsection 1(2) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
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<table border="1">
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  <tr>
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    <th>Item*</th>
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    <th>Column 1<br>Short form</th>
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    <th>Column 2<br>Standard or test</th>
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    <th>Column 3<br>Provision in Regulations</th>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>1.(1)</td>
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    <td>ASTM D 56</td>
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    <td>ASTM Standard D 56-05, entitled <em>Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester</em>, approved May 1, 2005, published May 2005</td>
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    <td>50(a), 51</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>2.(2)</td>
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    <td>ASTM D 93</td>
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    <td>ASTM Standard D 93-02a, entitled <em>Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martends Closed Cup Tester</em>, approved December 10, 2002, published March 2003</td>
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    <td>50(b)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>5.(5)</td>
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    <td>ASTM D 3828</td>
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    <td>ASTM Standard D 3828-05, entitled <em>Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester</em>, approved May 1, 2005, published May 2005</td>
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    <td>50(a)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>6.(<em>6</em>)</td>
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    <td>16 CFR 1700.20</td>
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    <td>U.S. <em>Code of Federal Regulations</em>, Title 16: <em>Commercial Practices Safety Commission</em>, revised January 1, 2006, section 1700.20 "Testing Procedure for Special Packaging"</td>
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    <td>9(<em>b</em>)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>8.(8)</td>
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    <td>CSA B339</td>
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    <td>CAN/CSA Standard B339-02, entitled <em>Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods</em>, as amended February 2005</td>
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    <td>58(2)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>10.(10)</td>
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    <td>CSA-Z76.1</td>
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    <td>CAN/CSA-Z76.1-06, entitled <em>Reclosable child-resistant packages</em>, published March 2006</td>
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    <td>9(b)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>12.(<em>13</em>)</td>
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    <td>ISO 8317</td>
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    <td>ISO 8317, entitled <em>Child-resistant packaging - Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages</em>, Second edition, dated April 15, 2003</td>
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    <td>9(<em>b</em>)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>13.(15)</td>
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    <td>OECD No. 404</td>
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    <td>OECD Guideline for Testing of Chemicals No. 404, <em>Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion</em>, dated April 24, 2002</td>
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    <td>43(2)(b)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>14.(16)</td>
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    <td>OECD No. 405</td>
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    <td>OECD Guideline for Testing of Chemicals No. 405, <em>Acute Eye Irritation/Corrosion</em>, dated April 24, 2002</td>
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    <td>43(2)(c)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>17.(11)</td>
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    <td>Test L.2</td>
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    <td>"Test L.2: Sustained combustability test" set out in section 32.5.2 of the <em>Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria</em>, Fourth edition, 2003, United Nations (UN)**</td>
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    <td>48(2)(b)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>18.(18)</td>
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    <td>ULC-S503</td>
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    <td>CAN/ULC-S503-05, <em>Standard for Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers</em>, published February 28, 2005</td>
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    <td>2(2)(d)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>19.(19)</td>
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    <td>ULC-S504</td>
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    <td>CAN/ULC-S504-02, <em>Standard for Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers</em>, published August 14, 2002</td>
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    <td>2(2)(d)</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td>20.(20)</td>
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    <td>ULC-S507</td>
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    <td>CAN.ULC-S507-05, <em>Standard for Water Fire Extinguishers</em>, published February 28, 2005</td>
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    <td>2(2)(d)</td>
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  </tr>
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</table>
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The units for the LC50 criteria for gases and vapours should be mL/m3, not mg/m3. The toxicity limits that were developed in collaboration with all stakeholders were harmonized with Canadian and other international systems, in order to avoid redundant toxicity evaluations. The recommended limits were expressed in the units of ppm by volume. In the drafting of the CCCR-2001, it was intended to express the units in clear and unambiguous terms. However, the units were inadvertently printed as mg/m3 rather than mL/m3. As a result, the values are no longer harmonized with other systems and the criteria limits do not correspond to the stakeholder recommendations.
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The difference in units is related to the molecular weight of the substance relative to the molar volume of air. This means that higher molecular weight gases and vapours, such as toluene and xylene, would be excluded from classification when they were intended to be captured, whereas those with a lower molecular weight, such as ammonia, would be inappropriately classified into a higher sub-category.
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The amendment would change all references from mg/m3 to mL/m3 in the tables to subsections 1(4) and 34(4).
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Proposed Text:
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Item 11 of the table to subsection 1(4) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
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11 mL/m3 millilitres per cubic metre
  
  
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==Canadian Goverment Links==
 
==Canadian Goverment Links==
*[http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cccr-2001-rpccc/ref_man/sec-6-article_e.html CCCR Reference Manual, Section 6]
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*[http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/indust/cccr-2001-rpccc/ref_man/sec-1-article_e.html CCCR Reference Manual, Section 1]
 
*[http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001]
 
*[http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/techni_e.html Proposed Technical Amendments to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001]
  

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