Vol. 150, No. 24 — June 11, 2016

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL SECURITY TRIBUNAL OF CANADA

Members — Appeal Division (full-time and part-time positions)

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is to increase Canadians’ economic and social security.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST) has the responsibility of processing and deciding appeals of decisions from the Department of Employment and Social Development relating to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

Members of the Appeal Division function as second-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance claims for benefits.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at http://www1.canada.ca/en/sst/index.html.

Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Web site at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Candidates can download the GIC application form at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/assets/portfolio/docs/en/other/sst/gic_application_form.pdf.

Cover letters should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Full-time salary range: $108,200–$127,200 (GCQ-3)

Part-time per diem salary: $540–$635 (GCQ-3)

Position location: home offices at various locations across Canada

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

* “Significant” experience means five years of experience or more. ** “Recent” experience means experience obtained within the last five years.

If you are selected for a written test and an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. Some positions require fluency in English or French, and some positions require proficiency in both English and French.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

Full-Time Public Office Holders — You 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.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

Part-Time Public Office Holders — You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

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

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

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APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL SECURITY TRIBUNAL OF CANADA

Members — General Division, Employment Insurance Section (full-time and part-time positions)

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is to increase Canadians’ economic and social security.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST) has the responsibility of processing and deciding appeals of decisions from the Department of Employment and Social Development relating to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

Members of the General Division, Employment Insurance Section, function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers, mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Employment Insurance claims for benefits. Most appeals are from individuals, although employers may also appeal. The most frequently appealed decisions cover issues such as voluntarily leaving, misconduct and undeclared earnings or fraud during the course of a claim.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at http://www1.canada.ca/en/sst/index.html.

Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Web site at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Candidates can download the GIC application form at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/assets/portfolio/docs/en/other/sst/gic_application_form.pdf.

Cover letters should be addressed to the Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Full-time salary range: $93,700–$110,200 (GCQ-2)

Part-time per diem salary: $470–$550 (GCQ-2)

Position location: home offices at various locations across Canada

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

* “Significant” experience means five years of experience or more. ** “Recent” experience means experience obtained within the last five years.

If you are selected for a written test and an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. Some positions require fluency in English or French, and some positions require proficiency in both English and French.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

Full-Time Public Office Holders — You 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.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

Part-Time Public Office Holders — You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

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

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

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APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SOCIAL SECURITY TRIBUNAL OF CANADA

Members — General Division, Income Security Section (full-time and part-time positions)

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is to increase Canadians’ economic and social security.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

As an administrative tribunal with quasi-judicial powers, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST) has the responsibility of processing and deciding appeals of decisions from the Department of Employment and Social Development relating to the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance.

Members of the General Division, Income Security Section, function as first-level, independent, administrative tribunal decision-makers mandated to provide fair and impartial quasi-judicial hearings and decisions of appeals of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security applications for benefits.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at http://www1.canada.ca/en/sst/index.html.

Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Web site at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca. Candidates must submit their curriculum vitae along with the completed application form with their online application. Candidates can download the GIC application form at http://www.esdc.gc.ca/assets/portfolio/docs/en/other/sst/gic_application_form.pdf.

Cover letters should be addressed to the Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Full-time salary range: $93,700–$110,200 (GCQ-2)

Part-time per diem salary: $470–$550 (GCQ-2)

Position location: home offices at various locations across Canada

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for one of these positions, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

* “Significant” experience means five years of experience or more. ** “Recent” experience means experience obtained within the last five years.

If you are selected for a written test and an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. Some positions require fluency in English or French, and some positions require proficiency in both English and French.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

If you are appointed to one of these positions:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

Full-Time Public Office Holders — You 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.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

Part-Time Public Office Holders — You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

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

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities. Qualified candidates will be eligible for appointment for a period of two years from the date they are notified in writing.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to hydrofluorocarbons in bulk

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 described 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 described in Schedule 3 to this notice to provide that information no later than August 10, 2016, 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Responses to this notice shall be submitted to the Minister of the Environment, using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window at https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/. Inquiries concerning the notice may be directed to the Substances Management Coordinator at 1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada), 819-938-3232 (outside of Canada) [telephone], or eccc.substances.eccc@canada.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, prior to the deadline, a request to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-938-5212 (fax), eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca (email).

VIRGINIA POTER
Director General
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

Hydrofluorocarbons that have the molecular formula CnHxF(2n+2-x) in which 0<n<6 include, but are not limited to, the substances listed in the table below.

CAS RN (see note 1) Name of the substance Synonym (see note 2)
75-10-5 difluoromethane (methylene fluoride) HFC-32
75-37-6 1,1-difluoroethane HFC-152a
75-46-7 Trifluoromethane HFC-23
353-36-6 fluoroethane (ethyl fluoride) HFC-161
354-33-6 1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoroethane HFC-125
359-35-3 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane HFC-134
406-58-6 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane HFC-365mfc
420-46-2 1,1,1-trifluoroethane HFC-143a
430-66-0 1,1,2-trifluoroethane HFC-143
431-63-0 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane HFC-236ea
431-89-0 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane HFC-227ea
460-73-1 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane HFC-245fa
593-53-3 fluoromethane (methyl fluoride) HFC-41
624-72-6 1,2-difluoroethane HFC-152
677-56-5 1,1,1,2,2,3-hexafluoropropane HFC-236cb
679-86-7 1,1,2,2,3-pentafluoropropane HFC-245ca
690-39-1 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane HFC-236fa
811-97-2 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane HFC-134a
2252-84-8 1,1,2,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane HFC-227ca
138495-42-8 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoropentane HFC-43-10mee

SCHEDULE 2

Persons Required to Provide Information

1. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2015 calendar year, manufactured a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance set out in Schedule 1 to this notice.

2. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2015 calendar year, imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance set out in Schedule 1 to this notice, in bulk, whether alone or in a mixture, at a concentration equal to or above 1% by weight (w/w%).

3. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2015 calendar year, exported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance set out in Schedule 1 to this notice, in bulk, whether alone or in a mixture, at a concentration equal to or above 1% by weight (w/w%).

4. (1) This notice does not apply to a substance set out in Schedule 1 that

4. (2) For greater certainty, this notice does not apply to a substance set out in Schedule 1 that is contained in

5. If a person previously submitted the required information for a substance described in Schedule 1, for the 2015 calendar year, a response from that person is not required under this notice for that substance.

6. Respondents to this notice who

SCHEDULE 3

Information Required

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

“in bulk” refers to a substance, whether alone or in a mixture, that is in a container intended for transportation or storage.

“manufacture” includes to produce or to prepare a substance.

“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 fully characterized in terms of their constituents.

2. (1) 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.

2. (2) A person subject to the notice shall submit information with respect to their involvement with a substance listed in Schedule 1, whether alone or in a mixture, in bulk form only.

3. For each substance set out in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or exported alone, during the 2015 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

4. For each substance set out in Schedule 1 that a person imported or exported in a mixture designated by a specific ASHRAE number (R-#), during the 2015 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

5. (1) For each substance set out in Schedule 1 that a person imported or exported in a mixture not designated by a specific ASHRAE number (R-#), during the 2015 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

5. (2) For each mixture identified in paragraph (1)(a), the person shall provide the following information:

6. (1) For each substance set out in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or imported, whether alone or in a mixture, during the 2015 calendar year, for which the criteria set out in Schedule 2 have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

6. (2) Where End Use Code 1.5, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.3, 9.3 or 999 is applicable for paragraph (1)(b), a written description must be provided.

7. For the purpose of section 6, the following table sets out the end use codes and their corresponding applications:

End Use Codes and Corresponding Applications

End use code End use application
1.0 Aerosol
1.1 Personal care, pharmaceutical and medical product
1.2 Household product
1.3 Laboratory product
1.4 Commercial/Industrial product
1.5 Other aerosol (specify)
2.0 Blowing agent in foams
2.1 Cushioning — automobiles and other (furniture, mattresses, etc.)
2.2 Thermal insulation
2.3 Packaging
2.4 Other blowing agent in foams (specify)
3.0 Air conditioning (original equipment manufacture)
3.1 Air conditioner units in motor vehicles
3.2 Chillers (specify centrifugal or reciprocating)
3.3 Residential (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.)
3.4 Other air conditioning (original equipment manufacture) [specify]
4.0 Air conditioning (service/maintenance)
4.1 Air conditioner units in motor vehicles
4.2 Chillers (specify centrifugal or reciprocating)
4.3 Residential (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.)
4.4 Other air conditioning (service/maintenance) [specify]
5.0 Refrigeration (original equipment manufacture)
5.1 Commercial transport
5.2 Commercial and institutional (retail foods, vending machines, etc.)
5.3 Industrial (warehouses, process equipment, etc.)
5.4 Residential (freezers, refrigerators, etc.)
5.5 Other refrigeration (original equipment manufacture) [specify]
6.0 Refrigeration (service/maintenance)
6.1 Commercial transport
6.2 Commercial and institutional (retail foods, vending machines, etc.)
6.3 Industrial (warehouses, processes, etc.)
6.4 Residential (refrigerators, freezers, etc.)
6.5 Other refrigeration (service/maintenance) [specify]
7.0 Solvent
7.1 Electronic industry
7.2 Metal cleaning/drying
7.3 Dry cleaning
7.4 Laboratory solvent
7.5 Other solvent (specify)
8.0 Fire suppression/Extinguishing systems (original equipment manufacture)
8.1 Portable (mobile) systems
8.2 Total flooding (fixed) systems
8.3 Other fire suppression/Extinguishing systems (original equipment manufacture) [specify]
9.0 Fire suppression/Extinguishing systems (service/maintenance)
9.1 Portable (mobile) systems
9.2 Total flooding (fixed) systems
9.3 Other fire suppression/Extinguishing systems (service/maintenance) [specify]
10.0 Miscellaneous
10.1 Hospital/Institutional sterilizing mixtures
10.2 Leak testing
999 Other (specify) — For a substance with an application not otherwise described in this table, a written description of the substance application must be provided when using this code.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed on September 16, 1987, in Montréal, Quebec. It is credited with major accomplishments in reducing the consumption and production of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) globally. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were considered as long-term substitutes to ODSs. As a result, HFCs are increasingly used in applications that traditionally used ODSs. Although it is recognized that HFCs are not ODSs, their increased use is a direct consequence of the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

In June 1992, Canada was one of over 150 countries to sign the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) held in Rio de Janeiro. Canada became the eighth country to ratify the Convention, which entered into force on March 21, 1994. The Convention sets an objective of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that prevents dangerous human-induced interference with the Earth’s climate system. HFCs, a class of compounds with intrinsic global-warming potential, are included as one of the six key greenhouse gases covered by the UNFCCC.

In December 2014, Environment and Climate Change Canada published a notice of intent to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which launched the development of proposed regulations under the Act to control the manufacture, import and use of HFCs.

Since 2009, Canada, the United States and Mexico have put forward proposals to amend the Montreal Protocol to include a phase-down of HFCs. At the 27th Meeting of the Parties in November 2015, Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed to negotiate an amendment on HFCs in 2016.

This notice requires information specifically on HFCs for the 2015 calendar year. The information will assist the Government of Canada to better define current applications and quantities of these substances to further inform both Canada’s international negotiations under the Montreal Protocol and domestic measures for HFCs.

Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of the Act, every person to whom this notice applies is required to comply with this notice within the time specified in the notice. The deadline specified in this notice is August 10, 2016, 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Persons not subject to this notice, who have a current or future interest in a substance set out in Schedule 1 to this notice, may identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for the substance by completing the voluntary Declaration of Stakeholder Interest using the online reporting system via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window. The person may be contacted for further information regarding their interest in these substances. The online reporting system is available from 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 submit a Declaration of Non-Engagement for the notice using the online reporting system via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window. The online reporting system is available from the Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

The Minister of the Environment is also inviting interested stakeholders to submit additional information that is deemed beneficial. Organizations that may be interested in submitting additional information in response to this invitation include those that manufacture, import, export or use these substances whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in 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 Canada 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.

Responses to the notice must be provided no later than August 10, 2016, 3 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window at https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/.

An electronic copy of this notice is available at the following Web site: www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Waiver of information requirements for living organisms (subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas any person who proposes to import or manufacture a living organism that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use, manufacture or import for a significant new activity a living organism that is on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use for a significant new activity a living organism that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a person may, pursuant to subsection 106(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, request any of the requirements to provide information under subsection 106(1), (3) or (4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to be waived; and

Whereas a waiver may be granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 106(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 if

Therefore, notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that the Minister of the Environment waived some requirements to provide information in accordance with the following annex pursuant to subsection 106(8) of that Act.

KAREN L. DODDS
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Waiver of Information Requirements (Subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Person to whom a waiver is granted Information concerning a living organism in relation to which a waiver is granted (see note 3)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Data from tests of antibiotic susceptibility
Janssen Inc. Data from tests conducted to determine the effects of the micro-organism on aquatic plant, invertebrate and vertebrate species likely to be exposed to it (2)
Data from tests conducted to determine the effects of the micro-organism on terrestrial plant and invertebrate species likely to be exposed to it (2)
Vascular Biogenics Ltd. Data from tests of antibiotic susceptibility Data from tests conducted to determine the effects of the micro-organism on aquatic plant, invertebrate and vertebrate species likely to be exposed to it
Data from tests conducted to determine the effects of the micro-organism on terrestrial plant and invertebrate species likely to be exposed to it
EXPLANATORY NOTE

The decision to grant a waiver is made on a case-by-case basis by Environment Canada in consultation with Health Canada. On average, approximately 100 waivers are granted yearly for chemicals and polymers and living organisms for an average of 500 notifications received.

For more information, please see the waivers Web page on the New Substances Web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=7F19FF4B-1.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Waiver of information requirements for substances (subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas any person who proposes to import or manufacture a substance that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use, manufacture or import for a significant new activity a substance that is on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use for a significant new activity a substance that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a person may, pursuant to subsection 81(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, request any of the requirements to provide information under subsection 81(1), (3) or (4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to be waived; and

Whereas a waiver may be granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 81(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 if

Therefore, notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that the Minister of the Environment waived some requirements to provide information in accordance with the following annex pursuant to subsection 81(8) of that Act.

KAREN L. DODDS
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Waiver of Information Requirements (Subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Person to whom a waiver is granted Information concerning a substance in relation to which a waiver is granted
Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company Data in respect of water extractability
Data in respect of octanol/water partition coefficient
Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH
Itaconix Corporation Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH
Lubrizol Canada Limited Data from an in vivo mammalian mutagenicity test
UOP LLC Data in respect of vapour pressure
Data in respect of octanol/water partition coefficient
Data from ready biodegradation test
Win Chemicals Ltd. Data from an in vitro test for chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells
EXPLANATORY NOTE

The decision to grant a waiver is made on a case-by-case basis by Environment Canada in consultation with Health Canada. On average, approximately 100 waivers are granted yearly for chemicals and polymers and living organisms for an average of 500 notifications received.

For more information, please see the waivers Web page on the New Substances Web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvellesnewsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=7F19FF4B-1.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of coal tars and their distillates on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on coal tars and their distillates pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

Whereas three of the six substances identified in the table in the annex and addressed in the draft screening assessment are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the three additional coal tars and their distillates were identified as priorities based on other human health concerns;

Whereas data obtained on these six coal tars and their distillates were used to assess the risk from all coal tars and their distillates as defined in the screening assessment;

Whereas it is proposed to conclude that coal tars and their distillates meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act;

And whereas distillates refer to substances produced through the coal tar distillation process and include coal tar pitch,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to recommend to His Excellency the Governor in Council that coal tars and their distillates, including pitch, be added to Schedule 1 to the Act.

Notice is furthermore given that the ministers have released a risk management scope document for these substances to initiate discussions with stakeholders on the development of risk management actions.

Public comment period

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, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-938-5212 (fax), eccc.substances.eccc@canada.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

VIRGINIA POTER
Director General
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

JOHN COOPER
Acting Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment of Coal Tars and Their Distillates

Pursuant to section 68 and section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of coal tars and their distillates, including the following substances:

CAS RN (see note a) Name on the Domestic Substances List
8007-45-2 Tar, coal
65996-82-9 (see note b) Tar oils, coal
65996-91-0 (see note c) Distillates (coal tar), upper
65996-90-9 Tar, coal, low-temperature
65996-89-6 (see note d) Tar, coal, high-temperature
65996-93-2 Pitch, coal tar, high-temperature

Coal tars are the condensation products obtained by cooling, to approximately ambient temperature, the gas evolved in the destructive distillation (pyrolysis) of coal that occurs at integrated steel mills and are often delineated by the pyrolysis temperature (low or high). Coal tar distillates are various boiling point fractions derived from the distillation of coal tars at a coal tar refiner, and include the fractions obtained from the distillation tower as well as the residue (pitch) remaining following distillation. Coal tars and their distillates are considered to be of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products or Biological materials (UVCBs). They are complex mixtures of hydrocarbons (mainly aromatic), phenolics, and heterocyclic oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen compounds.

During the categorization exercise, coal tars and their distillates under the six Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers [CAS RNs] 8007-45-2 [tar, coal], 65996-90-9 [tar, coal, lowtemperature], 65996-89-6 [tar, coal, high-temperature], 65996-93-2 [pitch, coal tar, high-temperature], 65996-82-9 [tar oils, coal] and 65996-91-0 [distillates (coal tar), upper]) were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met the categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and/or were considered as a priority based on other human health concerns. Data obtained on these six coal tars and their distillates were used to assess the risk from all coal tars and their distillates as defined above. The conclusions of this assessment are therefore considered to cover coal tars and their distillates, including the priority substances with the six CAS RNs mentioned above.

Coal tar is processed, refined and used as a feedstock in the production of coal tar–based products such as industrial oils, naphthalene, carbon black and coal tar pitch. Processed coal tar is also an active ingredient present in human and veterinary drugs (therapeutic products), primarily in the form of shampoos used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis.

Coal tar oils and upper distillates are used in industrial applications such as a feedstock for carbon black and chemical manufacturing. Coal tar pitch is primarily used as a binder in anodes and electrodes, particularly in the aluminum industry, but may also be used as an adhesive/binder in clay pigeons and briquettes to strengthen and impregnate refractories for lining industrial furnaces, and in pavement sealants and roofing systems. An estimated 165 to 220 kt of coal tars are produced annually in Canada; the coal tar distillates are produced from this amount. An estimated 82 to 100 kt per year of the distillates are coal tar pitch and an unknown quantity is coal tar oils and coal tar upper distillates.

The screening assessment considers the risk from releases by facilities and their associated processes. The assessment captures all coal tars and their distillates released by the integrated steel and/or coal tar refining facilities, as well as risks from releases of the substances during their transportation and/or use.

Coal tars and their distillates may be released to air from activities associated with their production, transportation and storage, as well as to water and soil from product use and disposal. The results of toxicity studies conducted using coal tar products and coal tar–based sealants indicate that exposure to these products in the environment can lead to adverse effects in organisms. Adverse effects are attributed mainly but not exclusively to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present as components in the coal tar substances. For this reason, PAHs have been considered in evaluating the ecological risk of coal tars and their distillates.

Quantitative analyses comparing predicted environmental concentrations of PAHs in soil, resulting from releases to air of coal tars and their distillates, from the processing, storage and handling of these substances at a coal tar refining facility, with no-effect levels for PAHs from the Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines, determined that the concentrations of coal tars and their distillates in soil are likely to exceed levels that elicit adverse effects in organisms in the vicinity of such facilities. In addition, releases of coal tar substances to water and sediment from the application and use of coal tar–based pavement sealants are likely to exceed levels that elicit adverse effects in organisms, based on estimated releases of PAHs.

Considering all lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is a risk of harm to organisms, but not to the broader integrity of the environment, from releases of coal tars and their distillates. It is proposed to conclude that coal tars and their distillates meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) of CEPA, as they are entering or may enter 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. However, it is proposed to conclude that coal tars and their distillates do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(b) of CEPA, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

PAHs and benzene are regarded as high-hazard components present in coal tar substances. There may be limited general population exposure to these high-hazard volatile constituents of coal tars and their distillates in the vicinity of coal tar producers and refiners. The margins of exposure between estimates of exposure to benzene and estimates of cancer potency previously developed for inhalation exposure to benzene are considered potentially inadequate to address uncertainties related to health effects and exposure estimates. As well, the margins of exposure for the ingestion of house dust containing PAHs associated with the use of coal tar–based sealants and estimates of cancer potency are considered potentially inadequate to address uncertainties related to health effects and exposure estimates. Accordingly, it is proposed to conclude that coal tars and their distillates meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as they are entering or may enter 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

It is proposed to conclude that coal tars and their distillates meet one or more criteria as set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment as well as the risk management scope document for coal tars and their distillates are available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of three petrolatum and wax substances — Petrolatum, CAS RN (see footnote 2) 8009-03-8; Slack wax (petroleum), CAS RN 64742-61-6; and Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, CAS RN 64743-01-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas petrolatum, slack wax (petroleum) and petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the screening assessment conducted on the substances pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is concluded that the substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

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

CATHERINE MCKENNA
Minister of the Environment

JANE PHILPOTT
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Screening Assessment of Petrolatum and Waxes

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of the following petrolatum and wax substances:

CAS RN (see note e) DSL name (see note f)
8009-03-8 Petrolatum
64742-61-6 Slack wax (petroleum)
64743-01-7 Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized

Petrolatum and waxes have been identified as ingredients in many commercially available products and are considered to be of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products or Biological materials (UVCBs). These substances were included in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach (PSSA) because they are related to the petroleum sector and are complex combinations of hydrocarbons.

During the categorization exercise, petrolatum and waxes under the three Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNs) 8009-03-8 (Petrolatum), 64742-61-6 [Slack wax (petroleum)] and 64743-01-7 [Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized] were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met the categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA and/or were considered a priority based on other human health concerns.

Environmental concentrations of petrolatum and waxes are expected to be low. Most components of petrolatum and waxes have very low solubility in water, low bioavailability, and very low toxicity, such that if released, petrolatum and waxes are considered to pose a low risk of harm to organisms and the environment.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from petrolatum and waxes. It is concluded that petrolatum and waxes do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA, as they are 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.

Petrolatum is found as an ingredient in many products available to consumers, including personal care products, (see footnote 3) lubricants, household cleaning products, adhesives and sealants, and paints and coatings, and is permitted for use as a wax coating on fruits and vegetables, as a glazing agent on confectionery items, and as a bakery release agent. Slack wax is found in a limited number of products available to consumers, including chimney cleaning logs. Oxidized petrolatum is restricted to industrial uses.

A critical health effect for the initial categorization of petrolatum and wax substances was carcinogenicity, based on classifications by international agencies. The European Commission classifies petrolatum, slack wax and oxidized petrolatum as Category 1B carcinogens (“may cause cancer”), but indicates they are not carcinogenic if the feedstocks are shown to be devoid of carcinogenic activity. The International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded there is no evidence of carcinogenicity in laboratory animals of class 5 (refined) petrolatum.

In Canada, the general population is exposed to petrolatum from certain foods and from petrolatum-containing products that are available for purchase in the marketplace. The highest estimated exposures by body weight are for toddlers (oral route) and for infants (dermal route). A lack of toxicity of petrolatum has consistently been demonstrated in laboratory animals after exposure to high doses, and clinically significant adverse health effects have not been observed in humans despite decades of product use. Therefore, risk to the general population from exposure to petrolatum is considered to be low.

Although petrolatum in the Canadian marketplace is subject to regulations (e.g. petrolatum used in approved food additive applications must conform to the standards of purity as defined by the Food Chemical Codex), there has been general concern over potential risk from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that might remain entrained within refined petrolatum. Compositional testing of products that contain petrolatum was therefore conducted and confirmed most did not contain PAHs, or had a residual level (sum total of 16 priority PAHs of less than 0.00001% by weight or 0.1 parts per million), indicating compliance with national and international purity standards.

To confirm the low potential for risk from the possible residual presence of PAHs in petrolatum-containing products, a theoretical cancer risk was characterized. A comparison of conservative exposure estimates with critical effect levels resulted in margins of exposure that are considered adequate to address uncertainties in health effects and exposure.

Exposure to slack wax is considered to be incidental and limited, and exposure to oxidized petrolatum is not expected.

Therefore, general population exposure to petrolatum and waxes from products and foods is not considered to constitute a risk to human health.

Based on the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that petrolatum and waxes do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA as they are 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.

Conclusion

It is concluded that petrolatum and waxes (CAS RNs 8009-03-8, 64742-61-6 and 64743-01-7) do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The screening assessment for these substances is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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