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Vol. 144, No. 12 — March 20, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-04352 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is amended as follows:

3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from April 1, 2010, to December 31, 2010.

3.1. The loading and disposal at sea activities are restricted to the following periods: from April 1 to April 24, 2010, from July 5 to July 25, 2010, and from October 1 to December 31, 2010. The Permittee may modify the duration of the restriction periods with the written approval of the Department of the Environment.

JEAN-PIERRE DES ROSIERS
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Quebec Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-06604 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc., Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from April 24, 2010, to April 23, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 51°31.10′ N, 55°27.65′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Griquet, within a 250 m radius of 51°32.01′ N, 55°25.70′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 69 m.

 6. Method of loading: The Permittee shall ensure that the material is loaded onto floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

6.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls and other marine birds, except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

6.2. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any ship for more than 96 hours from the commencement of loading without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

6.3. The loading and transit shall be completed in a manner that ensures that no material contaminates the marine environment, notably the harbour and adjacent beaches. The Permittee shall also ensure that the loading sites are cleaned up and, if necessary, that spilled wastes are recovered.

 7. Route to disposal site and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site.

 8. Method of disposal: The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of be discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 10 tonnes.

10. Inspection: By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11. Contractors: The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

11.1. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

12. Reporting and notification: The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: the expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email).

12.1. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, c/o Mr. Rick Wadman, as identified in paragraph 12, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

12.2. This permit shall be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

I. R. GEOFFREY MERCER
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of the Act applies to five substances

This notice applies to

1. Benzo[h]benz[5,6]acridino[2,1,9,8-klmna]acridine-8,16-dione (Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] Registry No. 475-71-8);

2. Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′-[9H]xanthen]-3-one, 2′,4′,5′, 7′-tetrabromo-3′,6′-dihydroxy-, lead salt (CAS Registry No. 1326-05-2);

3. Benzo[b]thiophen-3(2H)-one, 4,7-dichloro-2-(4,7-dichloro-3-oxobenzo[b]thien-2(3H)-ylidene)- CAS Registry No. 14295-43-3);

4. Nickel, bis[1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-2-phenyl1,2-ethenedithiolato(2-)-S,S′]- (CAS Registry No. 38465-55-3); and

5. Benzoic acid, 4-[1-[[(2,4-dichlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-3,3-dimethyl-2-oxobutoxy] (CAS Registry No. 58161-93-6).

Whereas the five substances set out in this notice have been identified for screening assessment under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have issued a draft screening assessment on these five substances under section 74 of that Act and have published a summary of the results of this process under subsection 77(1) thereof on March 20, 2010, in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 60-day public comment period;

Whereas the Ministers have identified no current manufacture or importation activity for the five substances set out in this notice above 100 kg in a calendar year; and

Whereas the Ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to any of the five substances set out in this notice may result in the substance meeting the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) to indicate that subsection 81(3) applies to the five substances set out in this notice as described in Annex 1 attached hereto.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days of publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment comments with respect to this proposal. All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), existing.substances.existantes@ec.gc.ca (email).

The screening assessment report for these substances may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca.

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX 1

1. Part 1 of the Domestic Substances List is proposed to be amended by deleting the following:

475-71-8

1326-05-2

14295-43-3

38465-55-3

58161-93-6

2. Part 2 of the List is proposed to be amended by adding the following in numerical order:

Column 1


Substance

Column 2

Significant New Activity for which substance is subject to subsection 81(3) of the Act

475-71-8 S’

1. A significant new activity is any activity involving the substance specified in column 1 in excess of 100 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in a calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance; and

(b) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after it is received by the Minister.

1326-05-2 S’

1. A significant new activity is any activity involving the substance specified in column 1 in excess of 100 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in a calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance; and

(b) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after it is received by the Minister.

14295-43-3 S’

1. A significant new activity is any activity involving the substance specified in column 1 in excess of 100 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in a calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance; and

(b) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after it is received by the Minister.

38465-55-3 S’

1. A significant new activity is any activity involving the substance specified in column 1 in excess of 100 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in a calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance; and

(b) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after it is received by the Minister.

58161-93-6 S’

1. A significant new activity is any activity involving the substance specified in column 1 in excess of 100 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister, at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in a calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance; and

(b) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after it is received by the Minister.

COMING INTO FORCE

3. This Order will comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of report with respect to Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements

Whereas on October 24, 2009, the Minister of the Environment published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, pursuant to subsection 9(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a notice with respect to the availability of the proposed Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements between the Government of Canada and the Governments of Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories on the Environmental Registry of the Department of the Environment (“Environment Canada”);

And whereas the Minister of the Environment has received comments in respect thereof,

Now therefore, pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment hereby publishes the attached report that summarizes how the comments were addressed.

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

Response to Comments Received with Respect to the Proposed Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements

Introduction

On October 24, 2009, a notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, with respect to the availability of the proposed Environmental Occurrences Notification Agreements (the “proposed Notification Agreements”) on Environment Canada’s Environmental Registry for a public consultation period of 60 days. This period of 60 days ended on December 23, 2009.

The proposed Notification Agreements were developed by Environment Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Governments of Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

In accordance with subsection 9(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, this report summarizes the comments that were received and how these comments were addressed. No notices of objection were filed.

Response to comments

One submission was received from an industry stakeholder. The following table summarizes the comments received and Environment Canada’s response.

Table 1: Comments and Response with Respect to the Proposed Notification Agreements

Comments

Response

The industry stakeholder is supportive of the federal-provincial/territorial collaboration detailed in the proposed Notification Agreements.

 

The industry stakeholder recommends that the proposed Notification Agreements specify, in the Objectives section, that Environment Canada is to advise the respective provincial or territorial government of any notification of an environmental occurrence received by Environment Canada.

The main objective of the proposed Notification Agreements is to establish a streamlined notification system for persons required to notify or report an environmental occurrence. Accordingly, the Objectives section in the proposed Notification Agreements specifies that the respective provincial or territorial government is to advise Environment Canada of any notification of an environmental occurrence received by the provincial or territorial government.

The addition recommended by the industry stakeholder has been taken into consideration, but it has not been used in the proposed Notification Agreements. Modifying the Objectives section, as per the industry stakeholder’s recommendation, would take emphasis away from the main objective of the proposed Notification Agreements (i.e. establishing provincial/territorial notification services provided to Environment Canada).

Further, the industry stakeholder observes that there are some provincial and territorial governments with which the Government of Canada is not establishing a proposed Notification Agreement.

In the majority of jurisdictions, an organization within the respective provincial or territorial government would receive notifications of environmental occurrences on behalf of Environment Canada. In the Atlantic Provinces, the Canadian Coast Guard would serve in this capacity, and, in Nunavut, the Government of the Northwest Territories would do so. In Quebec, Environment Canada would receive notifications directly from the regulated community and the public.

Finally, the industry stakeholder asks if and how the persons providing 24-hour telephone service for the organizations operating for the provinces and territories would be designated under the applicable federal legislation to receive notifications of environmental occurrences. Specifically, the industry stakeholder asks whether this matter of designation could be resolved by means of the regulations mentioned in the text of the proposed Notification Agreements (i.e. the federal Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations and the federal Deposit Out of the Normal Course of Events Notification Regulations)

Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a notification of the occurrence or the likelihood of the release of a substance, or of an environmental emergency, is to be made to an enforcement officer or any other person designated by the regulations. Under the Fisheries Act, a report of the deposit of a deleterious substance out of the normal course of events, or a serious and imminent danger of that occurrence, is to be made to an inspector or such other person or authority as is prescribed by the regulations.

The proposed Notification Agreements make reference to federal Release and Environmental Emergency Notification Regulations and federal Deposit Out of the Normal Course of Events Notification Regulations. These Regulations, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 19, 2009, designate and prescribe, respectively, the persons providing 24-hour telephone service for the organizations operating for the provinces and territories, enabling these persons to receive, on behalf of Environment Canada, notifications under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and reports under the Fisheries Act. These Regulations would come into force on the day on which they are registered.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 15747

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2(or 4)-(tetrapropenyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxy-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 123464-54-0;

Whereas the substance is not on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the Ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of that Act, that subsection 81(4) of the same Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. In relation to the substance Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-[2(or 4)-(tetrapropenyl)phenyl]-ω-hydroxy-, a significant new activity is the use of the substance in quantities greater than 1 000 kilograms per calendar year, other than for use as a component of a lubricant additive package that is blended outside Canada.

2. A person who proposes a significant new activity set out in this Notice for this substance shall provide to the Minister of the Environment, at least 90 days prior to the commencement of the proposed significant new activity, the following information:

(a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;

(b) the information specified in Schedule 9 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in item 5 of Schedule 10 to those Regulations;

(d) the information specified in paragraph 11(c) of Schedule 11 to those Regulations;

(e) where the substance is manufactured in Canada, in addition to the information prescribed in paragraphs (a) to (d) and (f) of this Notice, the following information must be provided:

(i) a brief description of the manufacturing process that details precursors of the substance, reaction conditions (e.g. temperature, pressure, catalysts and reaction stoichiometry), and the nature (batch or continuous) and scale of the process,

(ii) a flow diagram of the manufacturing process that includes features such as process tanks, holding tanks and distillation towers, and

(iii) a brief description of the major steps in process operations, the chemical conversions, the points of entry of all feedstock and the points of release of substances; and

(f) any other information or data in respect of this substance in the person’s possession or to which they have access that is relevant in order to determine whether the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister of the Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 15784

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 110 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the living organism Actinosynnema pretiosum strain 3-459;

Whereas the living organism is not on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the Ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the living organism may result in the living organism becoming toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 110 of that Act, that subsection 106(4) of the same Act applies with respect to the living organism in accordance with the Annex.

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 110 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. In relation to the living organism Actinosynnema pretiosum strain 3-459, a significant new activity is any activity other than the use and disposal of the living organism in a contained facility, where

(a) the containment of the living organism meets the containment level 2 large scale, containment level 3 large scale or containment level 4 as identified in the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, 3rd Edition, established by the Department of Health, published in 2004, as amended from time to time; and

(b) no release to the environment of products, by-products or wastes containing metabolites from the living organism occurs.

2. A person who proposes a significant new activity set out in the Notice for this living organism shall provide to the Minister of the Environment, at least 120 days prior to the commencement of the proposed significant new activity, the following information:

(a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the living organism;

(b) the information specified in paragraphs 2(b), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (l) of Schedule 1 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms); and

(c) any other information or data in respect of this living organism in the person’s possession or to which they have access, that is relevant in order to determine whether the living organism is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

3. The above information will be assessed within 120 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister of the Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 110 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Living organisms that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 106 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 111 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new living organism, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the living organism to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the living organism to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the living organism. However, as mentioned in subsection 106(6) of the Canadian En-vironmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 4 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the living organism to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to the living organism or activities involving the living organism.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Food and Drug Regulations — Amendments

Interim Marketing Authorization

Provisions currently exist in the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations) for the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate as food additives in cola type beverages at a maximum level of use of 200 parts per million (ppm) in the finished product.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate as food additives in non-alcoholic carbonated water-based flavoured and sweetened beverages other than cola type beverages. The maximum level of use of caffeine and caffeine citrate (calculated as caffeine), used singly or in combination in these beverages, would be 150 ppm in the finished product. This authorization is intended to provide for the addition of caffeine and caffeine citrate to the beverages commonly referred to as carbonated soft drinks, other than cola type soft drinks. This authorization does not change the provisions for the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate in cola type beverages, which will continue to be permitted at a maximum level of use of 200 ppm in the finished product.

The extended use of caffeine and caffeine citrate will provide for the additional use of these food additives in carbonated soft drinks. The submission requesting the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate in the beverages described above was subject to the pre-market review requirements set out in section B.16.002 of the Food and Drug Regulations. Health Canada has concluded that the evaluation of available data supports the safety of caffeine and caffeine citrate in these beverages according to the requirements of section B.16.002.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Food and Drug Regulations be amended to permit the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate as food additives in non-alcoholic carbonated water-based flavoured and sweetened beverages other than cola type beverages at a maximum level of use of 150 ppm used singly or in combination in the finished product.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of caffeine and caffeine citrate, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The unstandardized foods described above are exempted from sections B.01.043 and B.16.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of the beverages described above containing the food additives caffeine and caffeine citrate. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have a low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Interested persons may make representations, with respect to Health Canada’s intention to amend the Regulations, within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to the contact person identified below.

Contact

Marie-Claude Tardif, Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Address Locator 2203B, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

March 9, 2010

MEENA BALLANTYNE
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-002-10 — New issue of RSS-102

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following new document:

  • Radio Standards Specification 102 (RSS-102), Issue 4: Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands). This document sets out the requirements and measurement techniques used to evaluate radio frequency (RF) exposure compliance of radiocommunication apparatus designed to be used within the vicinity of the human body.

General information

RSS-102, Issue 4, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

This document has been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC). The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to reflect the above change.

Any inquiries regarding RSS-102 should be directed to the Manager, Regulatory Standards, 613-990-4699 (telephone), 613-991-3961 (fax), res.nmr@ic.gc.ca (email).

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Regulatory Standards, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-002-10).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

February 28, 2010

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-007-10 — Release of RSS-196 and SRSP-300.512

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following new documents:

  • Radio Standards Specification 196 (RSS-196), Issue 1: Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Bands 512-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 51), which sets out certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers employed in RRBS to provide point-to-multipoint fixed wireless access broadband radiocommunication in the bands 512-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz.
  • Standard Radio System Plan 300.512 (SRSP-300.512), Issue 1: Technical Requirements for Remote Rural Broadband Systems (RRBS) Operating in the Bands 512-608 MHz and 614-698 MHz (TV Channels 21 to 51), which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of these bands by point-to-multipoint RRBS in the fixed service.

General information

RSS-196, Issue 1, and SRSP-300.512, Issue 1, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

These documents have been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended accordingly.

Any inquiries regarding RSS-196 should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, 613-990-4699 (telephone), 613-991-3961 (fax), res.nmr@ic.gc.ca (email). Any inquiries regarding SRSP-300.512 should be directed to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Planning, 613-990-4792 (telephone), 613-952-5108 (fax), srsp.pnrh@ic.gc.ca (email).

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, for the RSS, and to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Planning, for the SRSP, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-007-10).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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March 12, 2010

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INSURANCE COMPANIES ACT

Darwin National Assurance Company — Order to insure in Canada risks

Notice is hereby given of the issuance, pursuant to section 574 of the Insurance Companies Act, of an order to insure in Canada risks, effective March 4, 2010, permitting Darwin National Assurance Company to insure risks falling within the following classes of insurance: boiler and machinery, credit, fidelity, hail, legal expenses, liability, marine and property.

March 11, 2010

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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BANK OF CANADA

Balance sheet as at February 28, 2010

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

6.6

Loans and receivables

   

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

   

Advances to Governments

   

Securities purchased under resale agreements

23,153.5

 

Other loans and receivables

1.7

 
   

23,155.2

Investments

   

Treasury bills of Canada

14,832.9

 

Other securities issued or guaranteed by Canada:

   

maturing within three years

13,230.6

 

maturing in over three years but not over five years

6,299.4

 

maturing in over five years but not over ten years

5,728.8

 

maturing in over ten years

7,638.9

 

Other investments

38.0

 
   

47,768.6

Bank premises

 

149.5

Other assets

 

111.5

     
   

71,191.4

LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL

Bank notes in circulation

 

52,788.1

Deposits

   

Government of Canada

14,165.2

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

3,061.1

 

Other

673.5

 
   

17,899.8

Liabilities in foreign currencies

   

Government of Canada

   

Other

   
     

Other liabilities

   

Securities sold under

   

repurchase agreements

   

All other liabilities

366.5

 
   

366.5

   

71,054.4

Capital

   

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory reserve

25.0

 

Special reserve

100.0

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

7.0

 
   

137.0

   

71,191.4

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, March 11, 2010

S. VOKEY
Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, March 11, 2010

M. CARNEY
Governor

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