Vol. 147, No. 20 — May 18, 2013

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

2012-2013 Call for Bids for a Significant Discovery Licence: Arctic Islands of Nunavut

This notice is made pursuant to subsection 14(1) and section 19 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.).

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of bids in respect of one parcel in the Arctic Islands of Nunavut, comprising the following lands:

Parcel AIN2013-01

(1 224 hectares, more or less) Application fee: $10

Latitude
(see Footnote 1)

Longitude
(see Footnote 2)

Section(s)

76°30′ N

103°30′ W

071-072

76°30′ N

104°00′ W

001-002

The following is a summary of the official 2012-2013 Call for Bids for a Significant Discovery Licence in the Arctic Islands of Nunavut:

  • 1. Sealed bids must be delivered either by registered mail or in person to the following address, no later than noon (Mountain Time), on September 17, 2013: Group Leader, Data Management, Operations Business Unit, National Energy Board, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8..

  • 2. Bids will only be accepted in relation to an entire parcel. Any submission of a bid shall be made on the understanding that the terms and conditions are accepted and agreed to by the bidder, including specific terms and conditions relating to the environment, requirements under land claims, and requirements for northern benefits.

  • 3. Selection of the successful bid will be made on the basis of a sole criterion, namely, the total amount of money bid, in the form of a one-time, non-refundable payment to the “Receiver General for Canada.” Bids of less than $2 million for the parcel will not be considered.

  • 4. Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Deposit for the specific parcel in the amount of $50,000. Bid Deposits will be returned to unsuccessful bidders, without interest, following announcement of the winning bidder(s). The successful bidder will be required to submit the bid payment within 15 working days following the announcement of the successful bidders. The Bid Deposit will be returned to the winning bidder, without interest, once the bid payment is received by the Rights Administrator.

  • 5. A $10 application fee for a Significant Discovery Licence must be submitted with the bid payment.

  • 6. Subject to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, a Significant Discovery Licence continues in force, in relation to each portion of the frontier lands to which the licence applies, during such period as the declaration of significant discovery on the basis of which the licence was issued remains in force in relation to that portion.

  • 7. Significant Discovery Licences are subject to the payment of Environmental Studies Research Fund levies in accordance with section 81 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act.

  • 8. The interest owner shall provide to the Minister, in writing, annual reports describing activities planned to be undertaken to advance work on the licence for the upcoming year as well as details of any activities undertaken in the preceding year.

  • 9. Rentals on the Significant Discovery Licence will be applicable at the following rates:

    Years 1 to 5

    $0

    Years 6 to 10

    $50,000

    Years 11 to 15

    $250,000

    Years 16 to 20

    $1,000,000

    Beyond year 20

    Annual increase of $100,000


  • 10. Rentals will be offset in accordance with the allowable expenditures.

The full text of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for a Significant Discovery Licence in the Arctic Islands of Nunavut is available on the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Web site (www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/nth/og/index-eng.asp) or by request from Rights Administration, Northern Petroleum Resources Directorate, Northern Petroleum and Mineral Resources Branch, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4, 819-953-2087 (telephone), 819-953-5828 (fax), Rights@aandc.gc.ca (email).

May 18, 2013

BERNARD VALCOURT, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences: Central Mackenzie Valley

This notice is made pursuant to subsection 14(1) and section 19 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.).

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of bids in respect of seven parcels in the Central Mackenzie Valley of the Northwest Territories, comprising the following lands:

Parcel CMV2013-01

(65 994 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $1,500

Latitude
(see Footnote 3)

Longitude
(see Footnote 4)

Section(s)

64°10′ N

124°45′ W

008-010, 018-020, 028-030, 038-040, 048-050, 058-060, 068-070, 078-080

64°10′ N

125°00′ W

008-010, 018-020, 028-030, 036-040, 046-050, 056-060, 066-070, 076-080

64°10′ N

125°15′ W

006-010, 016-020, 026-030, 036-040, 046-050, 056-060, 067-070, 077-080

64°20′ N

124°45′ W

001-005, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-046, 051-056, 061-066, 071-076

64°20′ N

125°00′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-046, 051-056, 061-066, 071-076

64°20′ N

125°15′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-044, 046, 051-054, 061-064, 071-076

Parcel CMV2013-02

(60 421 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $1,750

Latitude
(see Footnote 5)

Longitude
(see Footnote 6)

Section(s)

64°20′ N

125°00′ W

047-050, 057-060, 067-070, 077-080

64°20′ N

125°15′ W

007-010, 017-020, 027-030, 037, 039-040, 050

64°30′ N

125°00′ W

041-043, 051-055, 061-065, 071-075

64°30′ N

125°15′ W

001-005, 011-017, 021-027, 031-039, 041-049, 053-060, 063-070, 071-080

64°30′ N

125°30′ W

001-010, 011-020, 021-030, 031-040, 041-050, 056-060, 066-070, 076-080

64°40′ N

125°15′ W

051-052, 061-062, 071-072

64°40′ N

125°30′ W

001-004, 011-014, 021-024, 031-034, 041-044, 051-054, 061-064, 071-074

Parcel CMV2013-03

(80 464 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $1,000

Latitude
(see Footnote 7)

Longitude
(see Footnote 8)

Section(s)

67°10′ N

130°15′ W

001-080

67°10′ N

130°30′ W

001-080

67°20′ N

130°15′ W

001-080

67°20′ N

130°30′ W

001-080

Parcel CMV2013-04

(81 226 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $1,750

Latitude
(see Footnote 9)

Longitude
(see Footnote 10)

Section(s)

66°10′ N

132°00′ W

006-010, 016-020, 027-030, 038-040, 048-050, 059-060, 069-070, 080

66°20′ N

132°00′ W

001-080

66°20′ N

132°15′ W

001-010, 012-020, 023-030, 034-040, 044-050, 054-060, 065-070, 075-080

66°20′ N

132°30′ W

006-010, 016-020, 027-030, 037-040, 048-050

66°30′ N

132°00′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-046, 051-056, 061-066, 071-076

66°30′ N

132°15′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-046, 051-056, 061-066, 071-076

66°30′ N

132°30′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-026, 031-036, 041-046

Parcel CMV2013-05

(77 286 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $2,500

Latitude
(see Footnote 11)

Longitude
(see Footnote 12)

Section(s)

65°50′ N

130°45′ W

018-019, 026-030, 036-040, 045-050, 055-060, 065-070, 077-080

65°50′ N

131°00′ W

007-010, 017-020, 029-030, 039-040, 049-050

66°00′ N

130°45′ W

041, 051, 061-062, 071-073

66°00′ N

131°00′ W

001-003, 011-014, 021-024, 031-035, 041-046, 051-056, 061-067, 071-077

66°00′ N

131°15′ W

003-008, 013-018, 023-029, 035-040, 045-050, 055-060, 066-070, 076-080

66°00′ N

131°30′ W

006-010, 018-020, 028-030, 038-040, 049-050, 059-060, 069-070

66°10′ N

131°15′ W

051, 061-062, 071-073

66°10′ N

131°30′ W

001-003, 011-014, 021-025, 031-036, 041-046, 051-057, 061-068, 071-078

66°10′ N

131°45′ W

001-010, 011-020, 023-030, 033-040, 043-050, 055-060, 065-070, 075-080

66°20′ N

131°45′ W

021, 031-032, 041-042, 051-053, 061-063, 071-073

Parcel CMV2013-06

(80 895 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $2,500

Latitude
(see Footnote 13)

Longitude
(see Footnote 14)

Section(s)

65°40′ N

130°45′ W

069-070, 077-080

65°40′ N

131°00′ W

007-010, 017-020, 029-030, 039-040, 049-050

65°50′ N

130°45′ W

044, 051-054, 061-064, 071-076

65°50′ N

131°00′ W

001-006, 011-016, 021-028, 031-038, 041-048, 052-060, 062-070, 072-080

65°50′ N

131°15′ W

004-010, 014-020, 024-030, 035-040, 045-050, 055-060, 067-070, 077-080

65°50′ N

131°30′ W

007-010, 019-020, 029-030, 039-040

66°00′ N

131°15′ W

001-002, 011-012, 021-022, 031-034, 041-044, 051-054, 061-065, 071-075

66°00′ N

131°30′ W

001-005, 011-017, 021-027, 031-037, 041-048, 051-058, 061-068, 073-080

66°00′ N

131°45′ W

003-010, 013-020, 025-030, 035-040, 045-050, 057-060, 067-070, 077-080

66°10′ N

131°45′ W

021-022, 031-032, 041-042, 051-054, 061-064, 071-074

Parcel CMV2013-07

(82 602 hectares, more or less) Issuance fee: $3,250

Latitude
(see Footnote 15)

Longitude
(see Footnote 16)

Section(s)

65°30′ N

130°45′ W

060, 070, 080

65°40′ N

130°45′ W

053-054, 061-065, 071-076

65°40′ N

131°00′ W

002-006, 012-016, 024-028, 034-038, 044-048, 054-060, 064-070, 074-080

65°40′ N

131°15′ W

004-010, 018-020, 028-030, 038-040, 049-050, 059-060, 069-070, 079-080

65°40′ N

131°30′ W

010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070

65°50′ N

131°00′ W

051, 061, 071

65°50′ N

131°15′ W

001-003, 011-013, 021-023, 031-034, 041-044, 051-054, 061-066, 071-076

65°50′ N

131°30′ W

001-006, 011-018, 021-028, 031-038, 041-050, 051-060, 061-070, 072-080

65°50′ N

131°45′ W

001-010, 011-020, 023-030, 033-040, 043-050, 055-060, 065-070, 075-080

65°50′ N

132°00′ W

008-010, 018-020

66°00′ N

131°30′ W

071-072

66°00′ N

131°45′ W

001-002, 011-012, 021-024, 031-034, 041-044, 051-056, 061-066, 071-076

66°00′ N

132°00′ W

001-003, 004 (A-H), 011-013, 014 (A-H)

The following is a summary of the official 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley:

  • 1. Sealed bids must be delivered either by registered mail or in person to the following address, no later than noon (Mountain Time), on September 17, 2013: Group Leader, Data Management, Operations Business Unit, National Energy Board, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8.

  • 2. Bids will only be accepted in relation to an entire parcel. Any submission of a bid shall be made on the understanding that the terms and conditions are accepted and agreed to by the bidder, including specific terms and conditions relating to the environment, requirements under land claims, and requirements for northern benefits.

  • 3. Selection of the successful bid will be made on the basis of a sole criterion, namely, the total amount of money that the bidder proposes to spend doing exploratory work on each parcel within Period 1 of the term of the Exploration Licence (Work Proposal Bid). Work Proposal Bids of less than one million dollars for each parcel will not be considered.

  • 4. Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Deposit for the specific parcel in the amount of $50,000. Bid Deposits will be returned to unsuccessful bidders, without interest, following announcement of the winning bidder(s). The successful bidder will be required to post 25% of the Work Proposal Bid as security for the performance of work within 15 working days following the announcement of the successful bidders. The Bid Deposit will be returned to the winning bidder, without interest, once the Work Deposit is received by the Rights Administrator.

  • 5. Issuance fees of $250 per grid or portion thereof must be submitted with the Work Deposit.

  • 6. The term for Exploration Licences issued from the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley region will be nine years consisting of two consecutives periods of five and four years.

  • 7. Exploration Licences are subject to the payment of Environmental Studies Research Fund levies in accordance with section 81 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act.

  • 8. The drilling of one exploratory or delineation well prior to the end of Period 1 is a condition precedent to obtaining tenure to Period 2. To meet this requirement, such a well shall be drilled to a depth sufficient to evaluate a defined geological objective.

  • 9. Rentals will be payable during Period 2 at a rate of $3.00 per hectare for the first year of Period 2, $5.50 per hectare for the second year of Period 2 and $8.00 per hectare for the third and fourth years of Period 2.

  • 10. Work Deposits and rentals will be offset in accordance with the allowable expenditures.

The full text of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences in the Central Mackenzie Valley is available on the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Web site (www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/nth/og/index-eng.asp) or by request from Rights Administration, Northern Petroleum Resources Directorate, Northern Petroleum and Mineral Resources Branch, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H4, 819-953-2087 (telephone), 819-953-5828 (fax), Rights@aandc.gc.ca (email).

May 18, 2013

BERNARD VALCOURT, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

ELECTRICITY AND GAS INSPECTION ACT

Delegation of authorities by the President of Measurement Canada

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 4(2) of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations, that the President of Measurement Canada, pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Regulations, proposes to delegate to the organization set out in column I of the Schedule the functions under the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act set out in column II thereof.

SCHEDULE
Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations

Column I

Column II

Hydro-Sherbrooke 1800 Roy Street Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K 1B6

8(1): For the purposes of section 5 of the Act, the calibration of a measuring apparatus referred to in section 7 shall be certified by the director.

Hydro-Sherbrooke is being delegated this function for the following types of measuring apparatus:

Electricity meter calibration consoles.

May 18, 2013

ALAN E. JOHNSTON
President
Measurement Canada

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

NATIONAL CAPITAL COMMISSION

Chief Executive Officer (full-time position)

Location: National Capital Region

Salary: $175,600–$206,500

The National Capital Commission (NCC), established in 1958 under the National Capital Act, is a federal Crown corporation whose mandate is to prepare plans for and assist in the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region (NCR) in order that the nature and character of the seat of the Government of Canada may be in accordance with its national significance. To fulfil its mandate, the NCC approves and coordinates the acquisition and development of federal lands in the NCR. In Budget 2013, the Government announced that it will transfer the mandate to promote the National Capital Region from the National Capital Commission to the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to Parliament through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the Commission’s activities, as well as providing strategic policy direction for the Commission.

The successful candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. He/she will possess significant management experience at the senior executive level, including managing human and financial resources, and experience in strategic management, organizational change and implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices. Experience in dealing with different levels of government, preferably with senior government officials, experience in reporting to or serving a Board of Directors, as well as experience in real asset management and/or urban planning would be considered assets.

The qualified candidate will have knowledge of the National Capital Commission’s mandate, business activities and public policy issues, as well as its governing legislation, including the National Capital Act and the Financial Administration Act. The suitable candidate will possess knowledge of the federal government’s policies and priorities and how they relate to the National Capital Commission. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of real asset management, urban planning and other related fields such as tourism, communications, marketing and architecture. Knowledge of heritage preservation and environmental sustainability and of human resources and financial management are also required.

The chosen candidate has the ability to manage, provide corporate vision, leadership and the strategic direction needed for the National Capital Commission to fulfill its mandate and attain its objectives effectively and efficiently. The ability to develop effective relationships with a Board of Directors, federal, provincial and municipal governments and the Commission’s partners; and to analyze complex issues and develop strategies to enable the National Capital Commission to optimize its human, financial and material resources is required. The successful candidate must be able to implement decisions made by the Board and report back on their progress as well as facilitate consensus and to manage conflicts, should they arise. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, are also required.

The successful candidate will have sound judgment, high ethical standards and integrity, superior interpersonal skills and initiative, as well as tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The preferred candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.canadascapital.gc.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by June 3, 2013, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@ pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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