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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 112(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 106(3) of that Act applies to this living organism

Whereas the living organism set out in Annex 1 to this Notice is specified on the Domestic Substances List;

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of this living organism, under section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and have released a summary of the results of this process on July 13, 2013, in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, for a 60-day public comment period;

Whereas the ministers have identified no commercial or consumer activities for this living organism;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to this living organism may result in this organism becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List pursuant to subsection 112(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 106(3) of that Act applies to the living organism set out in Annex 1 to this Notice in accordance with Annex 2.

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 by mail to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), or substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

The screening assessment report for this living organism may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.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.

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX 1

The living organism to which the present Notice applies is

1. Bacillus cereus (American Type Culture Collection [ATCC] 14579).

ANNEX 2

1. Part 5 of the Domestic Substances List is proposed to be amended by deleting the following:

ATCC 14579

2. Part 6 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 the living organism
is subject to subsection 112(3) of the Act

ATCC 14579 S′

1. Any activity involving the organism Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579, other than its use in a laboratory or contained facility meeting the requirements of Containment Level 2 or higher, as defined in the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines, third edition, 2004, or the requirements of Containment Level 2 or higher as defined in the Containment Standards for Veterinary Facilities published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

 

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 120 days before the day on which the organism is manufactured, imported or used for the significant new activity:

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

  • (b) when the significant new activity is the use of the organism other than in an experimental field study as defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms), the information specified in paragraphs 1(a) and (g), items 2 and 3, paragraphs 4(a) and (c), subparagraphs 5(a)(i) and (ii), paragraph 6(e) and items 7, 8 and 9 of Schedule 1 to those Regulations; and

  • (c) when the organism is be used in an experimental field study as defined in subsection 1(1) of those Regulations, the information specified in paragraphs 1(a) and (g), items 2, 3 and 4, paragraphs 5(b) and 7(c) and items 8, 9 and 10 of Schedule 3 to those Regulations.

 

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

COMING INTO FORCE

3. The Order would come into force on the day on which it is registered.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to certain phthalate substances

Pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment requires, for the purpose of assessing whether the substances listed in Schedule 1 to this notice are toxic or are capable of becoming toxic, or for the purpose of assessing whether to control, or the manner in which to control the listed substances, any person described in Schedule 2 to this notice who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to the information required in Schedule 3 to this notice to provide that information no later than November 13, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Responses to this notice shall be submitted to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3. Inquiries concerning the notice may be directed to the Substances Management Coordinator at the above address, at 1-800-567-1999 (toll free in Canada) or 819-953-7156 (outside of Canada) [telephone], 819-953-7155 (fax), or substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

Pursuant to section 313 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit, with the information, a written request that the information or part of it be treated as confidential.

Pursuant to subsection 71(4) of the Act, the Minister of the Environment may, on request in writing from any person to whom this notice applies, extend the time or times within which the person shall comply with this notice. The person seeking such extension shall submit a request to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3.

VIRGINIA POTER
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

Part 1 Substances

CAS RN
(see footnote 1)

Name of the substance

Common name

84-61-7

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dicyclohexyl ester

Dicyclohexyl phthalate

84-64-0

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, butyl cyclohexyl ester

Butyl cyclohexyl phthalate

84-69-5

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-methylpropyl) ester

Diisobutyl phthalate

131-11-3

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester

Dimethyl phthalate

523-31-9

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(phenylmethyl) ester

Dibenzyl phthalate

3648-20-2

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diundecyl ester

Diundecyl phthalate

5334-09-8

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, cyclohexyl 2-methylpropyl ester

Cyclohexyl isobutyl phthalate

16883-83-3

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-1-(1-methylethyl)-3-(2-methyl-1-oxopropoxy)propyl phenylmethyl ester

Benzyl 3-isobutyryloxy-1-isopropyl-2,2-dimethylpropyl phthalate

26761-40-0

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisodecyl ester

Diisodecyl phthalate

68515-49-1(see footnote 2)

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10-rich

Diisodecyl phthalate

27215-22-1

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, isooctyl phenylmethyl ester

Benzyl 2-ethylhexyl phthalate

27987-25-3

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(methylcyclohexyl) ester

Bis(methylcyclohexyl) phthalate

28553-12-0

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisononyl ester

Diisononyl phthalate

68515-48-0(see footnote 3)

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich

Diisononyl phthalate

Part 2 Substances

CAS RN

Name of the substance

Common name

68515-40-2

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, benzyl C7-9-branched and linear alkyl esters

Benzyl octyl phthalate

71888-89-6

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich

Diisoheptyl phthalate

85507-79-5(see footnote 4)

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diundecyl ester, branched and linear

Diundecyl phthalate, branched and linear

Part 3 Substances

CAS RN

Name of the substance

Common name

84-66-2

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid diethyl ester

Diethyl phthalate

84-74-2

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid dibutyl ester

Dibutyl phthalate

84-75-3

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester

Dihexyl phthalate

85-68-7

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, butyl phenylmethyl ester

Butyl benzyl phthalate

117-81-7

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester

Dioctyl phthalate

117-84-0

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dioctyl ester

Di-n-octyl phthalate; dioctyl phthalate

131-16-8

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipropyl ester

Dipropyl phthalate

131-17-9

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-2-propenyl ester

Diallyl phthalate

27554-26-3

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisooctyl ester

Diisooctyl phthalate

119-06-2
(see footnote 5)

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, ditridecyl ester

Ditridecyl phthalate

Part 4 Substances

CAS RN

Name of the substance

Common name

68515-43-5

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched and linear alkyl esters

(C9-C11) dialkyl phthalate

68515-47-9

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C11-14-branched alkyl esters, C13-rich

Undecyl dodecyl phthalate

68648-93-1

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters

Mixed hexyl, octyl, decyl phthalates

111381-89-6

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid (C7,C9) ester, branched and linear

Heptyl nonyl phthalate, branched and linear

111381-91-0

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid (C9,C11) ester, branched and linear

Branched and linear nonyl undecyl phthalate

SCHEDULE 2

Persons Required to Provide Information

1. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2012 calendar year, manufactured a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, at a concentration equal to or above 0.001% by weight (w/w%).

2. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2012 calendar year, imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to the notice, at a concentration equal to or above 0.001% by weight (w/w%):

  • (a) whether alone, in a mixture or in a product; or

  • (b) in a manufactured item that is

    • (i) intended to be used by or for children under the age of six years,

    • (ii) intended to come into contact with the mucosa of an individual, other than eyes,

    • (iii) intended to come into direct contact with food or beverage, unless the component that comes into direct contact with food or beverage is made of glass, stainless steel or porcelain,

    • (iv) bulk packaging material that is intended to come into direct contact with a cosmetic or a personal care product,

    • (v) intended to release the substance during conditions of use such that the substance may be inhaled or come into dermal contact with an individual,

    • (vi) clothing or footwear,

    • (vii) furniture intended to be used in a residence, or a furnishing intended to be used in a residence if the substance is contained in a textile,

    • (viii) vinyl or laminate flooring that is intended to be used in a residence, or

    • (ix) an electronic, or electrical appliance or equipment, intended to be used in a residence.

3. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2012 calendar year, used a total quantity greater than 1 000 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, at a concentration equal to or above 0.001% by weight (w/w%) either

  • (a) used alone in the manufacture of a mixture, a product or a manufactured item; or

  • (b) used in a mixture in the manufacture of a mixture, a product or a manufactured item.

4. This notice does not apply to a substance listed in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product, or in a manufactured item that

  • (a) is in transit through Canada; or

  • (b) is, or is contained in, a pest control product within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act where that pest control product is registered under the Pest Control Products Act.

SCHEDULE 3

Information Required

1. The definitions in this section apply in this notice.

“manufacture” includes to produce or to prepare a substance, and also the incidental production of a substance.

“manufactured item” means an item that is formed into a specific physical shape or design during manufacture and has, for its final use, a function or functions dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design.

“mixture” means a combination of substances that does not produce a substance that is different from the substances that were combined, including a prepared formulation, hydrate, and reaction mixture that are characterized in terms of their constituents.

“product” excludes “mixture” and “manufactured item.”

2. If the person subject to the notice is a company that owns more than one facility, a single response to the notice shall be submitted. The single response shall amalgamate the information from all facilities owned by the company for each applicable question in the notice, unless otherwise indicated.

3. Where information required under Schedule 3 to this notice was submitted to the Minister of the Environment or where information required under Schedule 3 to this notice was submitted to Health Canada, it may be relied on as a response to any question in Schedule 3 to this notice if

  • (a) the information previously submitted is applicable to the 2012 calendar year;

  • (b) the information meets the requirements of the specific question;

  • (c) the person agrees that the previously submitted information referred to is their response to the specified provision of Schedule 3 to this notice; and

  • (d) the person provides the following information:

    • (i) the CAS RN of the substance(s) to which the submitted information relates,

    • (ii) the specific section, subsection, or paragraph to this notice to which the submitted information relates,

    • (iii) for each CAS RN, the title or description of the submitted information,

    • (iv) the date on which the information was submitted,

    • (v) the name of the person who submitted the information, and

    • (vi) the program and individuals at Environment Canada or at Health Canada to which the information was submitted.

4. Persons to whom this notice applies shall provide the following information:

Identification and Declaration Form
Identification

Name of the person (e.g. company):

___________________________________________________________________

Canadian head office street address (and mailing address, if different from the street address):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Federal business number (see footnote 6):

___________________________________________________________________

Contact name for CEPA 1999 section 71 notices:

___________________________________________________________________

Title of the contact:

___________________________________________________________________

Contact’s mailing addresses (if different from above):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Telephone number: ________________________

Fax number (if any): ________________________________

Email (if any):

___________________________________________________________________

Request for Confidentiality

checkbox  Pursuant to section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, I request that the following parts of the information that I am submitting be treated as confidential. (Specify the parts [e.g. sections, tables, attachments, previously submitted unpublished studies or data] of the information that you request be treated as confidential.)

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

checkbox  I do not request that the information that I am submitting be treated as confidential and I consent to it being released without restriction.

I declare that the information that I am submitting is accurate and complete.

__________________________________
Name (print)


__________________________________
  Title

__________________________________ 
Signature

__________________________________
 Date of signature

Provide the information no later than November 13, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time, to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention
of the Substances Management Coordinator
Chemicals Management Plan
200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
Email: Substances@ec.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (toll free in Canada) or 1-819-953-7156
(outside of Canada)
Fax: 819-953-7155
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca

5. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration between 0.001 and 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN (see footnote 7) of the substance;

  • (b) the name of the substance;

  • (c) the applicable consumer and commercial code(s) set out in section 15; and

  • (d) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, the description and the common or generic name of the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance.

(a)
CAS RN
(see footnote 8)

(b)
Name of substance

(c)
Consumer and commercial code(s)
[set out in
section 15]

(d)
Description and the common or
generic name of the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product, or manufactured item
containing the substance

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

6. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the name of the substance;

  • (c) each applicable six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (see footnote 9) code; and

  • (d) the quantity of the substance manufactured, imported, used, or exported, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits).

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Name of substance

(c)
NAICS (see footnote 10) code(s)

(d)
Quantity of the substance in kg
(rounded to two significant digits)

Manufactured in 2012

Imported in 2012

Used in 2012

Exported in 2012

             
             

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

7. (1) For each substance listed in Part 1 or Part 2 of Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used, during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the applicable substance function code(s) set out in section 14; and

  • (c) for each applicable substance function code, the total quantity of the substance used, if applicable, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits).

7. (2) Where code U999 is applicable for paragraph (1)(b), a written description of the substance function must be provided.

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Applicable substance
function code(s)
[set out in section 14]

(c)
Total quantity of the substance used,
if applicable, reported in kilograms
(rounded to two significant digits)

     
     

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

8. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the applicable consumer and commercial code(s) set out in section 15;

  • (c) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, the total quantity of the substance reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits);

  • (d) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, the description and the common or generic name of the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance;

  • (e) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, the concentration, or range of concentrations, of the substance by weight (w/w%) in the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance;
  • (f) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in commercial activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”;

  • (g) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”; and

  • (h) for each applicable consumer and commercial code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use by or for children 14 years of age or younger, by indicating “yes” or “no”.

8. (2) Where code C999 is applicable for paragraph (1)(b), a written description of the substance, mixture, product, or manufactured item must be provided.

a)
CAS RN

(b)
Consumer and commercial code(s) [set out in section 15]

(c)
Total quantity of the substance reported in kg (rounded to two significant digits)

(d)
Description and the common or generic
name of the
known or anticipated
final\ substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance

       
       

(e)
Concentration, or range of concentrations, of the substance by weight (w/w%) in the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance

(f)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in commercial activities (Indicate “yes” or “no”.)

(g)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities (Indicate “yes” or “no”.)

(h)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use by or for children 14 years of age or younger (Indicate “yes” or “no”.)

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

9. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information from any calendar year:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) any unpublished data or studies with regard to any of the following:

    • (i) human health study endpoints:

      • (A) acute toxicity (oral, dermal, and inhalation),

        (B) short-term toxicity (oral, dermal, and inhalation),

      • (C) sub-chronic toxicity (oral, dermal, and inhalation),

      • (D) carcinogenicity,

      • (E) genotoxicity (in vitro),

      • (F) genotoxicity (in vivo),

      • (G) development and reproductivity,

      • (H) irritation and sensitization,

      • (I) absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and

      • (J) biomonitoring, and

    • (ii) ecological study endpoints:

      • (A) melting point,

      • (B) boiling point,

      • (C) vapour pressure,

      • (D) water solubility,

      • (E) octanol-water partition coefficient,

      • (F) organic carbon-water partition coefficient,

      • (G) acid dissociation constant,

      • (H) biodegradation,

      • (I) bioaccumulation factor, bioconcentration factor, and biomagnification factor,

      • (J) ecotoxicity (experimental acute and chronic studies for pelagic, benthic, and terrestrial organisms),

      • (K) environmental monitoring and presence,

      • (L) chemical transformation, and

      • (M) leaching potential;

  • (c) the study titles for the data or studies submitted in paragraph (b); and

  • (d) the study titles of any additional unpublished data or studies not listed in paragraph (1)(b) on the substance with regard to physical-chemical properties, bioaccumulation, persistence, toxicity, metabolism, degradation, release or disposal of the substance from the final mixture, product or manufactured item.

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Unpublished data or studies (Indicate corresponding data types of the submitted data or studies for each CAS RN.)

(c)
Study title(s) for the data or studies submitted in paragraph (b)

(d)
Study title(s) for additional unpublished data or studies not submitted in paragraph (1)(b) [Indicate corresponding data types of the submitted data or studies for each CAS RN.]

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

10. For each substance listed in Part 1 or Part 2 of Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported, or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance sold to each person identified in paragraph (b);

  • (b) the names and street addresses of a maximum of 20 persons in Canada to whom the largest quantity of the substance above 100 kg was sold; and

  • (c) the total quantity of the substance that was sold to each person identified in paragraph (b), reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits).

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Names and street addresses of a maximum of 20 persons in Canada to whom the largest quantity of the substance above 100 kg was sold

(c)
Total quantity of the substance that was sold to each person identified in paragraph (b) reported in kg (rounded to
two significant digits)

     
     

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

11. For each substance listed in Part 2 or Part 4 of Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the chemical identity or CAS RN of the components of the substance;

  • (c) the concentration, or range of concentrations, of each component listed in paragraph (b) as a weight percentage expressed as w/w%; and

  • (d) the supporting analytical data and method(s) used to identify the components listed in paragraph (b).

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Chemical identity or CAS RN of the components of the substance

(c)
Concentration or range of concentrations of each component listed in paragraph (b) [w/w%]

(d)
Supporting analytical data and method(s) used to identify the components listed in paragraph (b)

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

12. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the names and street addresses of the facility or facilities where the substance was manufactured or used;

  • (c) for each facility, a description of environmental monitoring activities for the substance, including monitoring frequency and methodology;

  • (d) for each facility, whether used storage or transportation containers containing the substance, either alone or in a mixture, were cleaned on site by indicating “yes” or “no”;

  • (e) for each facility, a description of the waste management practices, policies or technological solutions in place to prevent or minimize releases of the substance to the environment, including unintended releases, or to prevent or minimize the potential exposure of individuals in Canada to the substance;

  • (f) for each facility, the total quantity of the substance manufactured or used reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits);

  • (g) for each facility, the total quantity of the substance that was released from the facility to air, water or land, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits);

  • (h) for each facility, the source of releases to air, water or land;

  • (i) for each facility, the total quantity of the substance that was treated on-site, or was transferred to an off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste-management facility, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits); and

  • (j) the name and street address for the off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste management facility to which the substance or used containers containing the substance were transferred.

12. (2) For the purpose of paragraphs (1)(g) and (1)(h), releases to water include direct discharges to surface water or wastewater collection or off-site treatment systems, and releases to land include underground injection.

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Names, and street addresses of the facility or facilities

(c)
Description of environmental monitoring activities for the substance, including monitoring frequency and methodology

(d)
Whether used storage or transportation containers containing the substance, either alone or in a mixture, were cleaned on site (indicate “yes” or “no”)

(e)
Description of the waste management practices, policies or technological solutions in place to prevent or minimize releases, or to prevent or minimize the potential exposure of individuals in Canada to the substance

(f)
Total quantity of the substance manufactured or used reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits)

           
           
           

(g)
Total quantity released to air, water or land, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits)

(h)
Source of releases to air, water or land

(i)
Total quantity treated on-site or transferred to an off-site waste management facility, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits)

(j)
Name and street address for off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste management facility to which the substance or used containers were transferred

Air

Water

Land

On-site waste treatment

Off-site hazardous waste

Off-site
non-hazardous waste

             
             
             

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

13. (1) For each substance listed in Part 1 or Part 2 of Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or used during the 2012 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, at a concentration equal to or above 0.01% by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the names and street addresses of the facility or facilities where the substance was manufactured or used; and

  • (c) for each facility, a summary of the manufacturing or the use process including the nature of the process, identifying major steps in the operation and chemical conversions.

13. (2) In responding to paragraph (1)(c), one summary per manufacturing or use process can be used for all of the substances related to that process.

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Names and street addresses of the facility or facilities where the substance was manufactured or used

(c)
Summary of the manufacturing or the use process including the nature of the process, identifying major steps in the operation and chemical conversions

     
     
     

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

14. For the purposes of section 7, the following are the substance function codes and their corresponding descriptions:

Substance Function Codes and
Corresponding Descriptions

Substance function codes

Title

Description

U001

Abrasives

Substances used to wear down or polish surfaces by rubbing against the surface.

U002

Adhesives and sealant substances

Substances used to promote bonding between other substances, promote adhesion of surfaces, or prevent seepage of moisture or air.

U003

Adsorbents and absorbents

Substances used to retain other substances by accumulation on their surface or by assimilation.

U004

Agricultural substances (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of farm crops.

U005

Anti-adhesive agents

Substances used to prevent bonding between other substances by discouraging surface attachment.

U006

Bleaching agents

Substances used to lighten or whiten a substrate through chemical reaction, usually an oxidative process which degrades the colour system.

U007

Corrosion inhibitors and antiscaling agents

Substances used to prevent or retard corrosion or the formation of scale.

U008

Dyes

Substances used to impart colour to other materials or mixtures by penetrating into the surface of the substrate.

U009

Fillers

Substances used to provide bulk, increase strength, increase hardness, or improve resistance to impact.

U010

Finishing agents

Substances used to impart such functions as softening, static-proofing, wrinkle resistance, and water repellence.

U011

Flame retardants

Substances used on the surface of or incorporated into combustible materials to reduce or eliminate their tendency to ignite when exposed to heat or a flame.

U012

Fuels and fuel additives

Substances used to create mechanical or thermal energy through chemical reactions, or which are added to a fuel for the purpose of controlling the rate of reaction or limiting the production of undesirable combustion products, or which provide other benefits such as corrosion inhibition, lubrication, or detergency.

U013

Functional fluids (closed systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in a closed system. This code does not include fluids used as lubricants.

U014

Functional fluids (open systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in an open system.

U015

Intermediates

Substances consumed in a reaction to produce other substances for commercial advantage.

U016

Ion exchange agents

Substances that are used to selectively remove targeted ions from a solution. This code also includes aluminosilicate zeolites.

U017

Lubricants and lubricant additives

Substances used to reduce friction, heat, or wear between moving parts or adjacent solid surfaces, or that enhance the lubricity of other substances.

U018

Odour agents

Substances used to control odours, remove odours, mask odours, or impart odours.

U019

Oxidizing or reducing agents

Substances used to alter the valence state of another substance by donating or accepting electrons or by the addition or removal of hydrogen to a substance.

U020

Photosensitive substances

Substances used for their ability to alter their physical or chemical structure through absorption of light, resulting in the emission of light, dissociation, discoloration, or other chemical reaction.

U021

Pigments

Substances used to impart colour to other materials or mixtures by attaching themselves to the surface of the substrate through binding or adhesion.

U022

Plasticizers

Substances used in plastics, cement, concrete, wallboard, clay bodies, or other materials to increase their plasticity or fluidity.

U023

Plating agents and surface treating agents

Substances applied to metal, plastic, or other surfaces to alter physical or chemical properties of the surface.

U024

Process regulators

Substances used to change the rate of a reaction, start or stop the reaction, or otherwise influence the course of the reaction.

U025

Processing aids specific to petroleum production

Substances added to water, oil, or synthetic drilling muds or other petroleum production fluids to control foaming, corrosion, alkalinity and pH, microbiological growth or hydrate formation, or to improve the operation of processing equipment during the production of oil, gas, and other products or mixtures from beneath the earth’s surface.

U026

Processing aids not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in applications other than the production of oil, gas, or geothermal energy to control foaming, corrosion, or alkalinity and pH, or to improve the operation of processing equipment.

U027

Propellants and blowing agents

Substances used to dissolve or suspend other substances and either to expel those substances from a container in the form of an aerosol or to impart a cellular structure to plastics, rubber, or thermo set resins.

U028

Solids separation agents

Substances used to promote the separation of suspended solids from a liquid.

U029

Solvents (for cleaning or degreasing)

Substances used to dissolve oils, greases and similar materials from textiles, glassware, metal surfaces, and other articles.

U030

Solvents (which become part of formulation or mixture)

Substances used to dissolve another substance to form a uniformly dispersed solution at the molecular level.

U031

Surface active agents

Substances used to modify surface tension when dissolved in water or water solutions, or to reduce interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or between liquid and air.

U032

Viscosity adjustors

Substances used to alter the viscosity of another substance.

U033

Laboratory substances

Substances used in a laboratory for chemical analysis, chemical synthesis, extracting and purifying other chemicals, dissolving other substances, and similar activities.

U034

Paint additives and coating additives not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in a paint or coating formulation to enhance properties such as water repellence, increased gloss, improved fade resistance, ease of application or foam prevention.

U061

Pest control substances

Substances used as active ingredients or formulants in products, mixture or manufactured items used for directly or indirectly controlling, destroying, attracting or repelling a pest or for mitigating or preventing its injurious, noxious or troublesome effects.

U999

Other (specify)

Substances with a function not otherwise described in this table. A written description of the substance function must be provided when using this code.

15. For the purpose of sections 5 and 8, the following tables set out the consumer and commercial codes and their corresponding descriptions:

Consumer and Commercial Codes and
Corresponding Descriptions

Table 1: Furnishings, cleaning, treatment or care

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C101

Floor coverings

Substances contained in floor coverings.

C102

Foam seating and bedding

Substances contained in foam mattresses, pillows, cushions, and any seating, furniture and furnishings containing foam.

C103

Furniture and furnishings not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in furniture and furnishings made from metal, wood, leather, plastic or other materials.

C104

Fabric, textile and leather articles not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in fabric, textile and leather products to impart colour and other desirable properties such as water, soil, stain repellence, wrinkle resistance, or flame resistance.

C105

Cleaning and furnishing care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to remove dirt, grease, stains, and foreign matter from furniture and furnishings, or to cleanse, sanitize, bleach, scour, polish, protect, or improve the appearance of surfaces.

C106

Laundry and dishwashing

Substances contained in laundry and dishwashing products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C107

Water treatment

Substances contained in water treatment products, mixtures or manufactured items that are designed to disinfect, reduce contaminants or other undesirable constituents, and condition or improve the aesthetics of water.

C108

Personal care

Substances contained in personal care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair, or teeth.

C109

Air care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to odorize or deodorize indoor air in homes, offices, motor vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.

C110

Apparel and footwear care

Substances contained in apparel and footwear care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are applied post-market.

C160

Pet care

Substances contained in pet care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair or teeth and intended for animal use.

Table 2: Construction, paint, electrical or metal

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C201

Adhesives and sealants

Substances contained in adhesive or sealant products or mixtures used to fasten other materials together or prevent the passage of liquid or gas.

C202

Paints and coatings

Substances contained in paints or coatings.

C203

Building or construction materials — Wood and engineered wood

Substances contained in building and construction materials made of wood and pressed or engineered wood products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C204

Building or construction materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in building and construction materials not otherwise covered in this table.

C205

Electrical and electronics

Substances contained in electrical and electronic products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C206

Metal materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in metal products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

C207

Batteries

Substances contained in non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries including dry and wet cell units that store energy.

Table 3: Packaging, paper, plastic or hobby

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C301

Food packaging

Substances contained in single or multi-layered packaging consisting of paper, plastic, metal, foil or other materials which have or may have direct contact with food.

C302

Paper products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in paper products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C303.01

Plastic materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in plastic products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

C303.02

Rubber materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in rubber products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

C304

Toys, playground and sporting equipment

Substances contained in toys, playground, and sporting equipment made of wood, metal, plastic or fabric.

C305

Arts, crafts and hobby materials

Substances contained in arts, crafts, and hobby materials.

C306

Ink, toner and colourants

Substances contained in ink, toners and colourants used for writing, printing, and creating an image on paper and substances contained in other substrates, or applied to substrates to change their colour or hide images.

C307

Photographic supplies, film and photo-chemicals

Substances contained in photographic supplies, film, photo-processing substances, and photographic paper.

Table 4: Automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C401

Automotive care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used in automotive cleaning and care of exterior and interior vehicle surfaces.

C402

Lubricants and greases

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items to reduce friction, heat generation and wear between solid surfaces.

C403

Anti-freeze and de-icing

Substances added to fluids to reduce the freezing point of the mixture, or substances applied to surfaces to melt or prevent build up of ice.

C404

Fuels and related products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances burned to produce heat, light or power, or added to inhibit corrosion, provide lubrication, increase efficiency of use, or decrease the production of undesirable by-products.

C405

Explosive materials

Substances capable of producing a sudden expansion, usually accompanied by the production of heat and large changes in pressure upon ignition.

C406

Agricultural products, mixtures or manufactured items (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of plants, animals or forestry crops, produced on a commercial scale.

C407

Lawn and garden care

Substances contained in lawn, garden, outdoor or potted plant, and tree care products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C461

Pest control

Substances contained in any product, mixture or manufactured item for directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting, or repelling any pest.

C462

Automotive, aircraft and transportation

Substances contained in automobiles, aircraft and other types of transportation, or used in their manufacture.

Table 5: Items for food, health or tobacco

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C562

Food and beverage

Substances contained in food and beverage products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C563

Drugs

Substances contained in prescription and non-prescription drugs intended for humans or animals.

C564

Natural health

Substances contained in natural health products, mixtures or manufactured items intended for humans or animals.

C565

Medical devices

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used for either the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, or an abnormal physical state; or those used in restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in humans or animals.

C566

Tobacco products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves.

Table 6: Products, mixture or manufactured items not described by other codes

Consumer and commercial codes

Title

Description

C999

Other (specify)

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are not described within any other Consumer and Commercial Code. A written description of the product, mixture or manufactured item must be provided when using this code.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

On October 8, 2011, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health announced, as part of the second phase of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP 2), in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, Vol. 145, No. 41, that nine groupings of substances including approximately 500 substances have been selected as priorities for action, and planned to be assessed and managed, where appropriate, over the next five years. These substances have been selected for further action based on the categorization exercise completed in 2006, and new information received as part of the first phase of the Chemicals Management Plan.

A grouping of certain phthalate substances will be assessed, and are part of this notice. This grouping of substances is based on chemical similarity and common use as plasticizers, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, plastic and rubber materials that could result in exposure to the general population, including children. Assessment as a group allows for consideration of aggregate exposure and cumulative risk, where warranted, and may lead to informed substitution and less duplication of effort and to avoid repeated product formulation changes over time.

In addition to the 14 phthalate substances originally included in the substance grouping, 14 additional phthalates are under consideration based on actions in other jurisdictions. Several jurisdictions (e.g. Consumer Products Safety Commission in the United States and Danish Environmental Protection Agency) are addressing cumulative risk of phthalates, and the Government of Canada is considering a cumulative approach for this grouping. The 14 additional substances are on the Domestic Substances List (DSL), but not all substances met the categorization criteria. Their consideration for inclusion to the phthalate substance grouping was based on preliminary information found in the public literature, including assessments conducted by other international jurisdictions, indicating these substances have a similar mechanism of action to those currently in the grouping and may represent a potential for exposure of the general population in Canada.

It should be noted that due to international variations in the nomenclature of phthalates, three substances in the grouping, and two substances in the additional phthalates group are represented by alternate names and CAS RNs. These additional names and CAS RNs have been included in the section 71 notice to ensure accurate information gathering.

The Notice with respect to certain phthalate substances applies to the phthalates substance grouping and an additional 14 substances for which information is required. The information collected from this notice will inform the risk assessment for these substances.

For guidance on applicable sections based on activity with the substance, consult the Guidance document located at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), every person to whom this notice applies is required to comply with this notice within the time specified in the notice. The time specified in this notice is November 13, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Persons not subject to this notice, who have a current or future interest in a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, may identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for the substance by completing the voluntary “Stakeholder Interest Form.” The form allows the person to provide information that would be beneficial to inform the risk assessment and management of the substances. The person will be included in future mailings regarding these substances and may be contacted for further information regarding their interest in these substances. This form is available via Environment Canada’s Single Window on the Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond and have no commercial interest in the substances covered by this notice may complete a Declaration of Non-Engagement form. The form is available via Environment Canada’s Single Window on the Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health are also inviting the submission of additional information that is deemed beneficial by interested stakeholders. Organizations that may be interested in submitting additional information in response to this invitation include those that manufacture, import, export or use this substance whether alone, in a mixture or in a product or a manufactured item.

Compliance with the Act is mandatory pursuant to subsections 272(1) and 272.1(1) of the Act. Amendments to the fine scheme of the Act came into force on June 22, 2012. Subsections 272(2), (3) and (4) and 272.1(2), (3) and (4) of the Act set the penalties for persons who commit an offence under the Act. Offences include the offence of failing to comply with an obligation arising from the Act and the offence of providing false or misleading information. Penalties for offences can be, upon conviction (either summary conviction or indictment), fines of not more than $12 million, imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or both.

The current text of the Act, including the most recent amendments, is available on the Department of Justice Web site at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-15.31/.

The Act is enforced in accordance with the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 available at www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=5082BFBE-1. Suspected violations under the Act can be reported to the Enforcement Branch by email at environmental.enforcement@ec.gc.ca.

Provide your information no later than November 13, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, substances@ec.gc.ca (email), 819-953-7155 (fax). An electronic copy of this notice is available at the following Internet address: www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of a living organism — Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) strain ATCC 14579 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas B. cereus strain ATCC 14579 is a living organism on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 105(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft Screening Assessment conducted on this living organism pursuant to paragraph 74(b) of the Act is annexed hereby;

Whereas the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have identified no manufacture or importation activity for this living organism, other than its use in a laboratory or contained facility;

Whereas it is proposed to conclude that this living organism does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act;

And whereas the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List, under subsection 112(3) of the Act, to indicate that subsection 106(3) thereof applies with respect to this living organism,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to take no further action on this living organism at this time under section 77 of the Act.

Public comment period

As specified under subsection 77(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www. chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). 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, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

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.

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

AMANDA JANE PREECE
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment on Bacillus cereus strain ATCC 14579

Pursuant to paragraph 74(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment on a strain of Bacillus cereus (ATCC 14579). This strain was added to the Domestic Substances List (DSL) under subsection 105(1) of CEPA 1999 because it was manufactured in or imported into Canada between January 1, 1984, and December 31, 1986, and it entered or was released into the environment without being subject to conditions under CEPA 1999 or any other federal or provincial legislation.

Bacillus cereus strains are generally considered ubiquitous, and have the ability to adapt to and thrive in many aquatic and terrestrial niches. B. cereus strains form endospores that permit their survival under sub-optimal environmental conditions. They are resistant to a range of antibiotics and heavy metals. The ubiquity of B. cereus strains is partially explained by their minimal nutritional requirements and ability to grow over a wide range of temperatures and pH values. Various characteristics of B. cereus strains make them suitable for use as active ingredients in commercial and consumer products, including detergents, degreasers, additives for biodegradation and bioremediation, and in various industrial processes.

Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 is recognized as a Risk Group 2 animal pathogen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Animal Pathogen Import Program). Generally, Risk Group 2 animal pathogens are any pathogens that can cause disease but under normal circumstances are unlikely to be a serious hazard to healthy organisms in the environment, and for which effective treatment and preventive measures are available. For example, B. cereus can cause mastitis in cattle that is treatable with specific veterinary antibiotics. There are no other cases where B. cereus has been shown to cause adverse effects to organisms in the Canadian environment in the scientific literature. There are scientific reports of B. cereus ATCC 14579 causing a reduced rate of reproduction in springtail (an arthropod), and decreased shoot and root length in red fescue (a plant). However, these results occurred under specific laboratory conditions, which are not a concern under the current known exposure scenarios.

Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 is also recognized as a Risk Group 2 human pathogen by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Information from the scientific literature indicates that B. cereus ATCC 14579 has pathogenic potential in both the otherwise healthy general population and in susceptible groups (i.e. infants and the elderly, and individuals who are immunocompromised and have debilitating comorbidities). B. cereus is a gastrointestinal pathogen that can also cause other types of infection, including endophthalmitis and skin infections. As mentioned B. cereus is resistant to several clinical antibiotics, which could, in some circumstances, compromise the effectiveness of treatment of B. cereus infections. B. cereus ATCC 14579 produces a wide variety of extracellular enzymes and toxins that are important factors for its pathogenicity in humans.

This assessment considers human and environmental exposure to B. cereus ATCC 14579 from its deliberate use in consumer or commercial products or in industrial processes in Canada. B. cereus ATCC 14579 was nominated to the DSL based on its use in consumer and commercial products. Potential uses of B. cereus ATCC 14579 reported in the public domain include bioremediation of aquatic systems, biodegradation of organic and inorganic waste, bioleaching of metals in mining and waste management, treatment of sewage sludge, and uses in the pulp and paper and textile industries.

The Government launched a mandatory information-gathering survey (Notice) under section 71 of CEPA 1999 as published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on October 3, 2009. There were no reports of import or manufacture of B. cereus ATCC 14579, except for limited quantities for academic research, teaching, and research and development activities. Therefore, the likelihood of exposure to this living organism in Canada resulting from commercial and consumer activity is low. It is therefore proposed to conclude that B. cereus ATCC 14579 does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA 1999, as it is not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends. It is also proposed to conclude that B. cereus ATCC 14579 does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999, as it is not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that B. cereus ATCC 14579 does not meet any of the criteria as set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

However, should exposure increase through new activities, there is a potential risk to human health and the environment based on the pathogenicity and toxicity of B. cereus ATCC 14579 to susceptible humans and non-human species. Therefore, there is concern that new activities for the above-mentioned living organism which have not been identified or assessed could lead to the living organism meeting the criteria as set out in section 64 of the Act. Therefore, it is recommended that the above-mentioned living organism be subject to the Significant New Activity provisions specified under subsection 106(3) of the Act, to require that any new manufacture, import or use of this living organism undergo ecological and human health assessments as specified in section 108 of the Act, prior to the living organism being considered for introduction into Canada.

The draft Screening Assessment for this living organism is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Balsillie, James Laurence

2013-829

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

 

Chairperson

 

Government of Ontario

2013-832

Administrators

 

Feldman, The Hon. Kathryn N.

 

July 12 and July 13, 2013

 

Rosenberg, The Hon. Marc

 

July 7 to July 11, 2013

 

Sharpe, The Hon. Robert J.

 

July 1 to July 6 and July 18 to July 31, 2013

 

Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

 

August 15 to August 19, 2013

 

Tulloch, The Hon. Michael H.

 

July 14 to July 17, 2013

 

Weiler, The Hon. Karen M.

 

August 1 to August 14 and August 20 to August 31, 2013

 

Government of Saskatchewan

2013-830

Administrators

 

Caldwell, The Hon. Neal W.

 

June 24 to June 27, August 12 to August 18 and August 26 to September 6, 2013

 

Herauf, The Hon. Maurice J.

 

July 8 to July 21, 2013

 

Ottenbreit, The Hon. Ralph K.

 

August 5 to August 11 and August 19 to August 25, 2013

 

Richards, The Hon. Robert G.

 

From September 7, 2013

 

Schwann, The Hon. Lian M.

 

July 2 to July 7, 2013

 

Wilson, The Hon. Donna L.

 

July 22 to July 28, 2013

 

Zarzeczny, The Hon. Ted C.

 

July 29 to August 4, 2013

 

Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale

2013-831

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Administrator

 

June 27 to July 25, 2013

 

July 5, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL

President (full-time position)

Location: National Capital Region
Salary range: $221,500 to $260,500

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is an agency (departmental corporation) of the Government of Canada. Headquartered in Ottawa, it reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and employs over 370 people across Canada.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. It supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post-secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council invests in people by supporting more than 29 000 students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 11 000 university professors every year and helps make innovation happen by encouraging more than 2 400 Canadian-based companies to invest in university research.

The Council of NSERC is composed of a President and up to 18 other distinguished members selected from the private and public sectors. NSERC’s President is the Chief Executive Officer. The elected Vice-President is the Chair of the Council and of its Executive Committee. NSERC’s Council is advised on policy matters by various standing committees.

The ideal candidate will possess a doctoral degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study.

The ideal candidate will possess significant experience in research management, in academia, government or industry, with a strong record of achievements. He/she will have executive management experience, ideally within a large complex organization, involving the development and the implementation of strategic initiatives, and the management of financial and human resources. The ideal candidate will also have experience in collaborating with diverse partner and stakeholder groups, which include senior government officials and academic leaders at the national and international levels. Experience gained within the university sector in Canada would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the mandate, objectives and mission of NSERC and of the academic community, and its challenges and opportunities, in relation to the Canadian innovation system and the various roles played by industry, universities and government organizations. He/she will possess an understanding of the federal government’s economic policy and science and technology (S&T) agenda, and of Canada’s ability to generate new knowledge, highly qualified and skilled professionals, and to translate scientific ideas and new technologies into commercially and socially valuable products and services. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of relevant public, private and other stakeholder organizations and of the nature of their research, development, and technology challenges in order to provide direction on NSERC’s strategic alliances and partnerships. He/she will also have a strong appreciation of the role of international S&T linkages and collaborations in enhancing Canada’s place in the world.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to provide the corporate vision and leadership needed to pursue NSERC’s mandate, realize its strategic direction, and identify, analyze and define long range priorities and strategies. He/she will be able to mobilize NSERC staff, stakeholders and partners to work towards a shared vision and common goals, and to integrate varied and complex requirements and expectations that originate from the private sector and government, NSERC partners, clients and scientific communities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop effective working relationships with the Minister and his/her office, the Deputy Minister, presidents of other granting councils, university and college presidents, and NSERC’s partners and stakeholders. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing NSERC with stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations are also required.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and innovative leader who possesses stature and credibility in the national and international science and engineering community, as well as sound judgment and integrity. Impartiality and superior interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The principal office of NSERC is located in Ottawa, Ontario; therefore, the chosen candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance. He/she must also be willing to travel extensively within Canada and overseas.

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.

The 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 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

For more information, please contact Michelle Richard or Jane Griffith at NSERC@odgersberndtson.ca. To apply for this position, please visit the Odgers Berndtson Web site at www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11689.

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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  • Footnote 2
    Due to international variations in the nomenclature used the substance 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisodecyl ester (CAS RN 26761-40-0) may also be represented by the following substance: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C9-11-branched alkyl esters, C10-rich (CAS RN 68515-49-1).
  • Footnote 3
    Due to international variations in the nomenclature used the substance 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diisononyl ester (CAS RN 28553-12-0) may also be represented by the following substance: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich (CAS RN 68515-48-0).
  • Footnote 4
    Due to international variations in the nomenclature used, the substance 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diundecyl ester (CAS RN 3648-20-2) may also be represented by the following substance: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diundecyl ester, branched and linear (CAS RN 85507-79-5).
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    Due to international variations in the nomenclature used, the substance 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C11-14-branched alkyl esters, C13-rich (CAS RN 68515-47-9) may also be represented by the following substance: 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, ditridecyl ester (CAS RN 119-06-2).
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    CAS RN: Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number. The Chemical Abstracts Service information is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government of Canada when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.
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    CAS RN: Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number. The Chemical Abstracts Service information is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government of Canada when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.
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