Declaration of Chemical Weapons

The University has been directed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to update its initial declaration as affected by the Chemical Weapons Convention (Bill C.87) to include only the activities of 2017 and to forward this information by February 28, 2018.

Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services has been directed by the President to compile essential statistics for the University's declaration. As an attempt to identify users of toxic chemicals or precursors covered by the Chemical Weapons Convention through Purchasing was not successful due to the use of systems contracts that allow researchers to order on their own, your assistance in having the attached survey completed, on a priority basis is required.

Forms for each of the schedules can be obtained online and signed by your Departmental Chair.

If you do not have any of the following chemicals to declare, a response is not necessary.

REMINDER:  Clarification of the terms "import" and "export".  The term "import" shall be understood to mean the physical movement of scheduled chemicals into the territory or any other place under the jurisdiction or control of a State Party from the territory or any other place under the jurisdiction or control of another State, excluding transit operations; and the term "export" shall be understood to mean the physical movement of scheduled chemicals out of the territory or any other place under the jurisdiction or control of a State Party into the territory or any other place under the jurisdiction or control of another State, excluding transit operations.

Importing and Exporting of Scheduled Chemicals: Any chemicals listed within Schedule 1 requires a permit for importation. This permit would be required for U.S. imports as well. For exportation, chemicals within Schedule 1 requires a permit and Schedule 2 and 3 require a permit except for entry into the U.S.. Any mixtures of Schedules 1, 2, or 3 also require permits.

Permits must be requested at least 45 days prior to shipment. Please plan your research around these requirements. Further information on the permits can be obtained from the EOHSS office by calling ext. 20335 or emailing .

Toxic chemicals and their precursors are classified into three SCHEDULES according to their utility for chemical weapons production. Please check the REPORT YES box if any of the chemicals listed on the schedules are used or stored within your Department.

Also please note that Schedule 3 refers only to chemicals and their precursors which are produced, imported or exported by the University. Please identify at the bottom of the page, the names of the principal investigators who use or store any of the listed chemicals in order that follow up may be made prior to final declaration.

Please scan and email the schedules to Dane DeMan, Health and Safety Specialist in Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) at by February 21, 2018.

Please contact Dane DeMan at ext. 20335 or if you have any questions or refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs website


Schedule Overview
Forms for Completion Word Document