I'd like to thank the member for his question and also I'll say I'm always happy to hear from everyone. We're in this together.
The focus of your question is related to guidelines for drinking water quality. This activity is actually the responsibility of the Minister of Health in collaboration with provinces and territories. Our government continues with the implementation of the chemicals management plan. We know we need to reduce risks posed by chemicals to Canadians and to the environment.
For the substance in question, 1,4-dioxane, it was assessed by the Government of Canada in 2010 and found not to be of concern to the environment or harmful to the health of Canadians at current levels of exposure. It's included in our national pollutant release inventory, the NPRI, which is Canada's legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutants released, disposed of, and sent for recycling by facilities across the country. Industrial, institutional and commercial facilities that meet legislative NPRI reporting requirements must notify Environment Canada of their releases. Certainly, should emissions increase over time, we will investigate and adopt the necessary steps to control releases.
I'm also happy, if you would like, to have my deputy speak to this issue.