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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Reporting Year 2016 Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Purpose Rohm and Haas Canada LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company is regulated under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 455/09. The act and regulation require that a summary of data submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment under the Act is made public. Dow is a Responsible Care® Dow Canada and as such Rohm and Haas Canada LP’s West Hill site is a Company member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (http://www.canadianchemistry.ca/) and as such follows the association’s Responsible Care® initiative. Responsible Care was developed in Canada in 1988 as a program to collectively improve the environmental, health and safety performance of member companies. Responsible Care has been very successful in this regard and has expanded into a global movement, now practiced in more than 60 countries around the world, and overseen by the International Council of Chemical Associations (https://www.icca- chem.org). Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry’s commitment to sustainability – the betterment of society, the environment, and the economy. Through Responsible Care®, CIAC member-companies strive to “do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing.” Responsible Care® covers all aspects of our company's business, over the entire life cycle of our products. In addition, Dow Canada and our Site Leader Greg Johnston must annually reaffirm their commitment to the Ethic and Principles for Sustainability, and the Codes of Practice, and undergo a regular third-party verification process that allows independent experts and members of the public to verify that they’re living up to the standards set by Responsible Care®. Dow Canada was successfully reverified in 2016 by outside community and industry verifiers. To view the latest report, visit http://www.canadianchemistry.ca/responsible_care/uploads/2016_Dow.pdf Dow Canada will be reverified again in 2019. A key component of Responsible Care is to innovate for safer products and processes that conserve resources, reduce risk and enhance value. This is accomplished through a regular review of products and processes. At Dow’s West Hill site we addressed this through the key codes of practice for Responsible Care which include: Operations, Stewardship and Accountability. Page 1 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Dow is a Responsible Care® Dow Canada has embraced the goals of the chemistry industry's Company, continued Responsible Care initiative and applied them throughout our processes and facilities. We dedicate ourselves, our technology and our business practices to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment and the economy. The principles of Responsible Care® are key to our business success, and compel us to continually innovate for safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve our environmental, health and safety performance. NPRI Identification Number 2065 MOE O.Reg 127/01 n/a Identification Number Legal Name and Facility Address Rohm and Haas Canada LP of the Owner and Operator of 2 Manse Road the facility Toronto, ON M1E 3T9 Mailing Address Same as Facility Address Number of Full-Time Employees 73 North American Industry 31-33 - Manufacturing Classification System (NAICS) 3255 - Paint, Coating and Adhesive Manufacturing 2, 4 and 6 digit code 325510 - Paint and Coating Manufacturing Public Contact Shawna M. Bruce Public Affairs Manager Phone: 780.998.8445 Email: smbruce@dow.com UTM Coordinates Easting: 647152 Northing: 4846708 Zone: 17T Legal Canadian Parent 3243425 Nova Scotia Company 100% Ownership Company 2 Manse Road Toronto, ON M1E 3T9 Name of all toxic substances for Acrylic Acid (and its salts) Methyl methacrylate which plans are required to be Acrylonitrile Methylolacrylamide prepared Acrylamide Octylphenol ethoxylates Ammonia Butyl acrylate Styrene Ethyl acrylate Sulphuric Acid Ethylene Glycol Zinc (and its compounds) Page 2 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Acrylic Acid Substance Name Acrylic Acid (and its salts) CAS Number 79-10-7 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use and creation of Acrylic Acid and its salts as well as a reduction of Objective and emissions, transfer and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 100 – 1000 100 – 1000 9.12 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 1-10 1-10 -25.5 Amount contained in product 0-1 0-1 0 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.003 0.003 0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 3.435 4.615 -25.6 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Acrylonitrile Substance Name Acrylonitrile CAS Number 107-13-1 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Acrylonitrile, as well as a reduction of emissions, transfer and Objective and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Page 3 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 1,000 – 1,000 – -9.43 substance itself or as a constituent of 10,000 10,000 another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 13.5 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.253 0.384 -34.1 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.207 0.205 0.98 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Acrylamide Substance Name Acrylamide CAS Number 79-06-1 . Date of Toxic 17-December-2012 Reduction Plan Reduction A further reduction of Acrylamide emissions and disposals at this point is not technically Objective and feasible but we remain committed to evaluate new technologies as they become available. Target Description of Steps and Not applicable. Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Page 4 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10 – 100 10 – 100 8.16 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 0 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.0002 0.0001 100 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.041 0.039 5.13 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Ammonia Substance Name Ammonia (total) CAS Number no single CAS RN applies to this substance . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A further reduction of Ammonia usage as well as a reduction of emissions and transfers at Objective and this point is not technically or economically feasible but we remain committed to evaluate Target new technologies as they become available. Description of Steps and Not applicable. Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 100 – 1000 100 – 1000 1.52 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 100 – 1000 100 – 1000 0.63 . Page 5 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change Cont’ed On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Total Quantity Released (All Media) 2.180 1.899 6.09 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 1.442 1.240 16.3 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Butyl acrylate Substance Name Butyl acrylate CAS Number 141-32-2 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Butyl acrylate, as well as a reduction of emissions, transfer and Objective and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10,000 – 10,000 – -1.50 substance itself or as a constituent of 100,000 100,000 another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 1 – 10 1 – 10 -5.68 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.192 0.240 -19.9 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.029 0.031 -6.86 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Page 6 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Ethyl acrylate Substance Name Ethyl acrylate CAS Number 140-88-5 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Ethyl acrylate, as well as a reduction of emissions, transfer and Objective and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 1,000 – 1,000 – 3.54 substance itself or as a constituent of 10,000 10,000 another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 -2.47 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.029 0.072 -60.8 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.002 0.014 -82.9 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Ethylene Glycol Substance Name Ethylene Glycol CAS Number 107-21-1 . Date of Toxic 7-December-2015 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of Ethylene glycol usage at this point is not technically or economically Objective and feasible. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Page 7 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10 – 100 10 – 100 -43.5 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 10 – 100 10 – 100 -43.7 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.0001 0.0002 -50.0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.085 0.130 -34.6 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Methyl methacrylate Substance Name Methyl methacrylate CAS Number 80-62-6 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Methyl methacrylate, as well as a reduction of emissions, Objective and transfer and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10,000 – 10,000 – -0.89 substance itself or as a constituent of 100,000 100,000 another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 19.9 . Page 8 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change Cont’ed On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.064 0.120 -46.46 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.478 0.016 2888 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Methylol acrylamide Substance Name N-Methylolacrylamide CAS Number 924-42-5 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of n-Methylolacrylamide, as well as a reduction of emissions, Objective and transfer and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10 – 100 10 – 100 -4.91 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 -12.5 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Page 9 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Octylphenol and its ethoxylates Substance Name Octylphenol and its ethoxylates CAS Number no single CAS RN applies to this substance . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Octylphenol and its ethoxylates, as well as a reduction of Objective and emissions, transfer and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 100 – 1,000 100 – 1,000 -8.46 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 100 – 1,000 100 – 1,000 -13.9 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.003 0.978 -99.7 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Styrene Substance Name Styrene CAS Number 100-42-5 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2013 Reduction Plan Reduction A reduction of the use of Styrene, as well as a reduction of emissions, transfer and Objective and disposal is not targeted at this point. Target Page 10 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Description of Not applicable. Steps and Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 1,000 – 1,000 – 5.90 substance itself or as a constituent of 10,000 10,000 another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 -19.5 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 1.886 1.677 12.5 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.070 0.072 -2.78 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Sulphuric acid Substance Name Sulphuric acid CAS Number 7664-93-9 . Date of Toxic 18-December-2012 Reduction Plan Reduction Through our commitment to Responsible Care ®, Rohm and Haas Canada LP is Objective and committed to continuously improve our operations. We intend to reduce Sulfuric Acid Target usage by improving utility usage of our process. We are targeting a reduction of 1,800 kg of Sulfuric Acid by reducing the amount of deionized water used in the manufacturing process. Description of Activity: Reduce deionized water usage. Steps and Effectiveness New backflow prevention requirements, mandating additional protection layers to maximise drinking water protection forced the proposed modification to be re-evaluated. Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Page 11 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 10 – 100 10 – 100 -1.58 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 0–1 0–1 0 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.0004 0.0004 0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review The plan targeted the engineering changes to be implemented in 2014. New backflow prevention requirements, mandating additional protection layers to maximise drinking water protection forced the proposed modification to be re-evaluated and re-engineered. The implementation is scheduled for 2017/2018. The delay in implementation has no impact on the quantity of emissions of Sulphuric Acid from the site but will reduce usage. Zinc (and its compounds) Substance Name Zinc (and its compounds) CAS Number no single CAS RN applies to this substance . Date of Toxic 17-December-2012 Reduction Plan Reduction A further reduction of Zinc emissions and disposals at this point is not feasible but we Objective and remain committed to evaluate new technologies as they become available. Target Description of Steps and Not applicable. Effectiveness Amendments There have been no amendments to the plan in the reporting period. Page 12 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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    Rohm and Haas Canada LP Toxics Reduction Act Public Annual Summary Report Issue Date: 26-May-2017 Reporting Year 2016 Substance 2016 2015 Year over Accounting Year change On a facility basis: Unit: Unit: Unit: [Tonnes] [Tonnes] [%] Amount that entered the facility as the 100 – 1000 100 – 1000 6.81 substance itself or as a constituent of another substance Amount of the substance that was created 0–1 0–1 0 Amount contained in product 100 – 1000 100 – 1000 9.25 Total Quantity Released (All Media) 0.000 0.000 0 Off-site Transfer for Disposal 0.013 0.013 0 Off-site Transfer for Treatment 0.117 0.108 7.96 Off-site Transfer for Recycling 0.000 0.000 0 . Progress Review Not applicable. Annual Report As of May 26, 2017, I certify that I have read the report on the toxic substance Certification reduction plan for Acrylic Acid (and its salts); Acrylonitrile; Acrylamide; Ammonia Statement (total); Butyl acrylate; Ethyl acrylate; Ethylene Glycol; Methyl methacrylate; Methylol acrylamide; Octylphenol ethoxylates; Styrene; Sulphuric Acid and Zinc (and its compounds) and am familiar with their contents and to my knowledge the information contained in the report is factually accurate and the report complies with the Toxic Reduction Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 455/09 (General) made under the Act. ____Greg Johnston (original signature on file)____________ _26-May-2017___ Greg Johnston, Site Leader, Rohm and Haas Canada LP Date Page 13 of 13 1_TRA Public Report 2016.doc


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