Vol. 151, No. 38 — September 23, 2017

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to certain micro-organisms

Pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), 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 this schedule, to provide that information no later than January 30, 2018, 3 p.m., Eastern Standard 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 Information Line at 1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada), 819-938-3232 (outside of Canada), or eccc. substances.eccc@canada.ca.

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 or to eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca.

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

Strain identification number

Substance name

ATCC 9642 (see footnote 1)

Aspergillus brasiliensis

ATCC 22342

Aspergillus awamori

ATCC 76060

Aspergillus awamori

ATCC 76061

Aspergillus awamori

ATCC 76061K

Aspergillus awamori

ATCC 14579

Bacillus cereus

11685-3 (see footnote 2)

Bacillus subtilis

ATCC 13048

Enterobacter aerogenes

ATCC 31480

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ATCC 700370

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ATCC 700371

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

SCHEDULE 2

Definitions

1. The following definitions apply in this notice.

Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines” means the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, 1st edition, published in 2013 by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as amended from time to time.

“manufacture” includes any activity where a substance is isolated from its natural environment or obtained from an independent supplier or any other source and is grown or multiplied.

“mixture” means a grouping of substances that has been deliberately assembled for a specific function and is not a pure culture.

NIH Guidelines” means the Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines), June 1994, published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 59 FR 34472 (July 5, 1994), as amended from time to time.

“research and development” means the systematic investigation or research, by means of experimentation or analysis other than test marketing, whose primary objective is to create or improve a product or process; to determine the technical viability or performance characteristics of a product or process; or to evaluate the substance prior to its commercialization, by pilot plant trials, production trials, including scale-up, or customer plant trials so that technical specifications can be modified in response to the performance requirements of potential customers.

Persons required to provide information

2. Any person who, during the 2016 calendar year, manufactured or imported a substance listed in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product, must communicate the information described in sections 5 and 6 to the Minister.

3. The person who manufactured or imported a substance listed in Schedule 1 in more than one facility must communicate a single response amalgamating the information concerning all facilities.

Exclusions

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

  • (a) was in transit through Canada;
  • (b) was, or was contained in, a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material within the meaning of the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations and was imported pursuant to a permit referred to in these Regulations;
  • (c) was, or was contained in, a pest control product registered under the Pest Control Products Act;
  • (d) was, or was contained in, a fertilizer or supplement imported or manufactured in accordance with the Fertilizers Act;
  • (e) was, or was contained in, a feed imported or manufactured in accordance with the Feeds Act;
  • (f) was mixed with, or attached to, a seed imported or manufactured in accordance with the Seeds Act;
  • (g) was, or was contained in, a veterinary biologic imported or manufactured in accordance with the Health of Animals Act; or
  • (h) was a research and development substance not introduced outside a contained facility, if the containment of the substance was in accordance with either the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines or Appendix K of the NIH Guidelines and if the substance
    • (i) was imported to the contained facility in a quantity that, at the time of the import, was less than 50 mL or 50 g,
    • (ii) was, subject to subparagraphs (iii) and (iv), manufactured and present at any one time in the contained facility in a quantity of less than 1 000 L, unless the substance requires containment level 2, 3 or 4 as identified in the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines,
    • (iii) was manufactured and present at any one time in the contained facility in a quantity of less than 250 L and requires containment level 2 as identified in the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, or
    • (iv) was a human pathogen and was manufactured and present at any one time in the contained facility in a quantity of less than 250 L and requires containment level 3 or 4 as identified in the Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, and if an import permit or an approval in writing to transfer has been granted in respect of the substance under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations.

Information required

5. The following information must be submitted in relation to the person who imported or manufactured a substance listed in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product:

  • (a) the name of the person (e.g. company name);
  • (b) the Canadian head office address;
  • (c) the federal business number; (see footnote 3)
  • (d) the contact name and information; and
  • (e) the certification that the information is accurate and complete.

6. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or imported, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product, during the 2016 calendar year, the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the strain identification number of the substance, as listed in Schedule 1;
  • (b) whether the person manufactured the substance, or imported the substance, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product, during each of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 calendar years, by indicating “yes” or “no”;
  • (c) the total quantity of the substance that the person manufactured or imported, reported in kilograms or in litres (rounded to two significant digits);
  • (d) each six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (see footnote 4) code applicable to the activities of the person with the substance;
  • (e) the use code(s) set out in section 8 applicable to the activities of the person with the substance
    • (i) for each use code, the concentration or range of concentrations of the substance alone, or in the mixture or product, reported as colony forming units per millilitre (cfu/mL), or colony forming units per gram (cfu/g),
    • (ii) for each use code, a description of the physical state of the mixture or product (e.g. liquid, powder) containing the substance,
    • (iii) for each use code, the trade name or common name under which the mixture or product is sold,
    • (iv) for each use code, whether the substance alone, or the mixture or product containing the substance, is intended for use in commercial activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”, and
    • (v) for each use code, whether the substance alone, or the mixture or product containing the substance, is intended for use in consumer activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”; and
  • (f) the name and address of the 10 persons in Canada to whom the largest quantity of the substance was sold by the person, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product
    • (i) for each person, the total quantity of the substance sold described in paragraph f) reported in kilograms or in litres (rounded to two significant digits).

(2) Where code 99 is provided pursuant to paragraph (1)(e), a written description of the use associated with the substance, or the mixture or product containing the substance, must be provided.

7. If the information required under this notice has already been submitted to the Government of Canada, it does not need to be submitted again pursuant to this notice if

  • (a) the information previously submitted concerns the 2016 calendar year for which the person is reporting; and
  • (b) the person provides the following information:
    • (i) the strain identification number of the substance(s) to which the submitted information relates,
    • (ii) the date on which the information was submitted,
    • (iii) the name of the person who submitted the information, and
    • (iv) the name of the program or the name and title of the government official to which the information was submitted.

8. For the purpose of section 6, the following are the use codes and their corresponding descriptions.

Use codes

Code

Description

1

Absorbent or adsorbent

2

Bioenergy, biofuel production or biomass conversion

3

Biodegradation

4

Biological waste treatment

5

Bioremediation

6

Catalyst, accelerator, initiator, activator

7

Climate control

8

Composting

9

Cosmetic product or preparation of cosmetic products

10

Custodial, cleaning and other related products

10.1

10.2

10.3


10.4

10.5

10.6

Bathroom, toilet and shower cleaners

Dust control

Floor cleaners, floor care, carpet care


General all-purpose cleaners

Industrial cleaners

Laundry and dishwashing cleaners

11

Drain cleaning or degreasing

12

Drilling mud additive, oil recovery agent or oil well treatment agent

13

Environmental probes

14

Fertilizer

15

Enzyme or chemical production

16

Flocculating, precipitating or clarifying agent

17

Food production or food processing

18

Fragrance, perfume or deodorizer

19

Fuel or fuel additive

20

Forestry, wood products or wood treatment

21

Industrial gas production

22

Leather or tanning

23

Livestock feed

24

Mineral leaching

25

Metallurgical

26

Mining

27

Natural health products, human biologics or medical devices

28

Organic chemicals, industrial

29

Organic chemicals, specialty

30

Organometallic chemicals

31

Oxidizing agent

32

Paint and coating

33

Paint flocculants, degraders

34

Pest control

35

Pet care

36

Petroleum processing

37

Pharmaceutical preparation

38

Photosensitive agent (fluorescent agent, brightener or ultraviolet absorber)

39

Polymer additive

40

Pigment, dye and printing ink

41

Plastics

42

Plating and surface finishing

43

Preservative

44

Processing aid

45

Pulp and paper processing

46

Research and development

47

Refined petroleum and coal agent

48

Rubber products

49

Septic tank or recreational vehicle tank additive

50

Sequestering agent

51

Stripper, etcher, discharge printing agent or de-inker

52

Surfactant (detergent, emulsifier, wetting agent or dispersant)

53

Soap and cleaning products or mixtures

54

Textile processing

55

Wastewater treatment

56

Waste treatment

57

Water conditioners, pond treatment or aquarium treatment

58

Wax separation

99

Use(s) other than those listed above (specify)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

The Notice with respect to certain micro-organisms applies to 11 micro-organisms. The scope of the notice will allow the Government of Canada to capture critical information on commercial status, downstream use and yearly market fluctuations between 2013 and 2016. Information gathered from this notice will allow the Government to identify which of the listed micro-organisms are not in commerce, or that are expected to be of lower concern based on their commercial status and that do not need further regulatory attention at this time.

Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”), every person to whom this notice applies shall comply with this notice within the time specified in the notice. The time specified in this notice is January 30, 2018, 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Any person making a written request pursuant to subsection 71(4) of the Act should include the name of the party requiring an extension, the strain identification number and the substance name for which the person will provide information, as well as the reason of the extension request.

Any person making a written request pursuant to section 313 of the Act should identify each part of the information that is to be considered confidential, and provide a rationale for the sensitivity of the information.

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 at https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/. Persons may be contacted for further information regarding their involvement or interest in these substances.

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond and have no activity or commercial interest in the substances covered by this notice may choose to submit a voluntary Declaration of Non-Engagement for the notice using the online reporting system via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window at https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/.

The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health are 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 and specific offences are established by subsections 272.1(1) of the Act. Subsections 272.1(2), (3) and (4) of the Act set the penalties for persons who contravene section 71 of the Act. Offences include the offence of failing to comply with an obligation arising from the present notice and the offence of providing false or misleading information. Penalties include fines, and the amount of the fine can range from a maximum of $25,000 for an individual convicted following summary proceedings to a maximum of $500,000 for a large corporation convicted on indictment. The fine range doubles for second or subsequent offences.

The current text of the Act, including the most recent amendments, is available on the Department of Justice website 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 ec.dale-enviroinfo-eed-enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Responses to the notice must be provided no later than January 30, 2018, 3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window at https://ec.ss.ec.gc.ca/.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group identified in the annex are substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

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

And whereas it is proposed to conclude 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 (the ministers) propose to take no further action on this substance 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 Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website (www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances.html). 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, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by fax to 819-938-5212, or by email to eccc.substances.eccc@canada.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.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

David Morin
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the draft screening assessment of six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group

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 six of the nine substances referred to collectively under the Chemicals Management Plan as the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group. These six substances were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA. Three of the nine substances were subsequently determined to be of low concern through other approaches, and decisions for these substances are provided in separate reports. (see footnote 5), (see footnote 6) Accordingly, this screening assessment addresses the six substances listed in the table below.

Substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group

CAS RN (see footnote 7)

Domestic Substances List name

Common name

79-10-7

2-Propenoic acid

Acrylic acid

79-41-4

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-

Methacrylic acid

97-88-1

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester

n-Butyl methacrylate

103-11-7

2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester

2-Ethylhexyl acrylate

141-32-2

2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester

Butyl acrylate

7534-94-3

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl ester, exo-

Isobornyl methacrylate

Acrylic acid occurs naturally in marine algae and methacrylic acid occurs naturally in oil from Roman chamomile, whereas the other four substances do not occur naturally in the environment. Most of the substances in this group have many applications, including the manufacturing of polymers. Based on information submitted pursuant to a survey conducted under section 71 of CEPA, these six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group were imported into Canada in total quantities ranging from 10 000 to 22 million kg in the 2011 reporting year. In the same year, no Canadian manufacturing was reported for any of the six substances above the reporting threshold of 100 kg. Substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group are used in commercial products and products available to consumers, including adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, plastic and rubber materials, paper products, cosmetics, and building or construction materials. In addition, several substances in this group are also used in the manufacture of some food packaging materials and as components of incidental additives used in food processing plants.

The ecological risks of the substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group were characterized using the ecological risk classification of organic substances (ERC). The ERC is a risk-based approach that employs multiple metrics for both hazard and exposure based on weighted consideration of multiple lines of evidence for determining risk classification. Hazard profiles are established based principally on metrics regarding mode of toxic action, chemical reactivity, food web–derived internal toxicity thresholds, bioavailability, and chemical and biological activity. Metrics considered in the exposure profiles include potential emission rate, overall persistence, and long-range transport potential. A risk matrix is used to assign a low, moderate or high level of potential concern for substances based on their hazard and exposure profiles. The ERC identified these six substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group as having low potential to cause ecological harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, methacrylic acid, n-butyl methacrylate, and isobornyl methacrylate. It is proposed to conclude that acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, methacrylic acid, n-butyl methacrylate, and isobornyl methacrylate 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.

For the general population of Canada, potential exposure to the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group from various environmental media and food was characterized. Estimates of exposure from the use of products available to consumers, including cosmetics, were derived. Exposure is expected to occur mainly from products available to consumers.

The critical health effects for the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group are decreased body weight gain and liver and kidney toxicity at higher doses in laboratory studies. The substances are not considered to be carcinogenic, genotoxic or reproductive toxicants and do not cause developmental effects in the absence of maternal toxicity in laboratory studies.

Margins of exposure comparing effect levels for the critical health effects and the estimates of exposure from uses of products available to consumers were considered adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases for the substances in the Acrylates and Methacrylates Group.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, methacrylic acid, n-butyl methacrylate, and isobornyl methacrylate 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.

Proposed conclusion

It is proposed to conclude that acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, methacrylic acid, n-butyl methacrylate, and isobornyl methacrylate do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment for these substances is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website (www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemical-substances.html).

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Daigle, François

2017-1046

Associate Deputy Minister of Justice

 

Harris, David E.

2017-1092

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

 

Full-time member and Assistant Deputy Chairperson

 

Taylor, Linda Ann

2017-1079

Full-time members

 

Anselm, Annette Esther

2017-1081

Jobin, Michel

2017-1084

Tucci, Daniel Roberto

2017-1080

Moore, Gregory

2017-1094

Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in and for the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Parent, Geneviève

2017-1088

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

 

Part-time member

 

Roy, The Hon. A. Claudine

2017-1093

Court of Appeal in and for the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Schwann, The Hon. Lian M.

2017-1091

Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

 

Judge of Appeal

 

Her Majesty’s Court of the Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan

 

Judge ex officio

 

Winteringham, Janet, Q.C.

2017-1090

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judge

 

September 14, 2017

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated August 28, 2017

Bennett, The Hon. Carolyn, P.C.

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, to be styled Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs

Hehr, The Hon. Kent, P.C.

Minister of State to assist the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister of State to assist the Minister of Employment and Social Development, to be styled Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

O’Regan, Seamus Thomas Harris

Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence, to be styled Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Petitpas Taylor, The Hon. Ginette C., P.C.

Minister of Health

Philpott, The Hon. Jane, P.C.

Minister of State to assist the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, to be styled Minister of Indigenous Services

Qualtrough, The Hon. Carla, P.C.

Minister of Public Works and Government Services, to be styled Minister of Public Services and Procurement

September 14, 2017

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Senator called

His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to summon to the Senate of Canada, by letters patent under the Great Seal of Canada bearing date of August 30, 2017:

  • — Richards, David Adams, C.M., O.N.B., of Fredericton, in the Province of New Brunswick, member of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of New Brunswick.

September 14, 2017

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Edmonton Police Service as fingerprint examiners:

  • Nicole Akers
  • Kevin Chung
  • Ashley Holland
  • Dawna Perry
  • Tom Pols
  • Brad Redl

Ottawa, August 28, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Moose Jaw Police Service as fingerprint examiners:

  • Matthew Stephen Heck
  • Cory Lee Kerr

Ottawa, August 28, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following persons of the Winnipeg Police Service as fingerprint examiners:

  • Kirk Allan Fuhr
  • Jennifer McKinnon
  • Sylvia Schroeder
  • Karen M. Timchuk

Ottawa, August 28, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Edmonton Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

  • Gary Short

Ottawa, August 28, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Non-domestic Substances List under subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Notice is hereby given that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change intends to amend the Non-domestic Substances List, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. (see footnote a)

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days of publication of this notice, indicate if any of the substances are in the Canadian marketplace (i.e. are imported into or manufactured in Canada) in quantities that exceed 100 kg in a calendar year. Substances found to be in the Canadian marketplace will be considered for delayed removal from the Non-domestic Substances List. 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 and Climate Change 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.

George Enei
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch

On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

ANNEX

1. Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 8) is proposed to be amended by deleting the following:

  • 55-68-5
  • 93-76-5
  • 94-67-7
  • 100-57-2
  • 111-85-3
  • 116-06-3
  • 319-84-6
  • 319-85-7
  • 375-72-4
  • 510-15-6
  • 1191-80-6
  • 1345-07-9
  • 1563-66-2
  • 1825-31-6
  • 2050-69-3
  • 2050-72-8
  • 2050-73-9
  • 2050-74-0
  • 2050-75-1
  • 2128-93-0
  • 2167-23-9
  • 2198-75-6
  • 2198-77-8
  • 2234-13-1
  • 2425-54-9
  • 2587-76-0
  • 3590-84-9
  • 4342-36-3
  • 6712-98-7
  • 10102-45-1
  • 10222-01-2
  • 10461-98-0
  • 12056-51-8
  • 12068-51-8
  • 12070-10-9
  • 12070-13-2
  • 13302-00-6
  • 13308-51-5
  • 13573-13-2
  • 13597-19-8
  • 15666-28-1
  • 15667-10-4
  • 15968-05-5
  • 17804-35-2
  • 19224-26-1
  • 20004-12-0
  • 21850-44-2
  • 25637-99-4
  • 26040-51-7
  • 26292-98-8
  • 26748-38-9
  • 29240-17-3
  • 29457-72-5
  • 34432-92-3
  • 61788-33-8
  • 68187-39-3
  • 68584-82-7
  • 68920-56-9
  • 70833-40-8
  • 70865-20-2
  • 71033-08-4
  • 72162-28-8
  • 72259-65-5
  • 72361-54-7
  • 72480-70-7
  • 72968-35-5
  • 78355-51-8
  • 83833-21-0
  • 95718-78-8
  • 100402-78-6
  • 106917-31-1
  • 108388-79-0
  • 177473-73-3
  • 184785-38-4
  • 189233-30-5
  • 213077-23-7
  • 220689-12-3
  • 244235-47-0
  • 404362-22-7
  • 467220-12-8
  • 671756-61-9
  • 676143-36-5
  • 851545-09-0

Coming into Force

2. This Order would come into force on the day on which it is published in the Canada Gazette.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the notice of intent to amend to the Non-domestic Substances List.)

Description

The notice of intent is an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed amendments to the Non-domestic Substances List (NDSL), pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), to delete 83 substances from this list.

Background

The NDSL is an inventory of substances new to Canada, i.e. not on the Domestic Substances List, but recognized as being in commerce internationally. The NDSL is based on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substances Inventory of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Substances that have been on the public portion of the U.S. EPA’s TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory for a minimum period of one year, and that are not subject to risk management controls in Canada or the United States or of concern under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants or the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Stockholm or Rotterdam conventions), are added to the NDSL on a semi-annual basis. Substances on the NDSL are subject to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers); however, these substances have higher reporting thresholds than new substances that are not listed.

Project scope

Environment and Climate Change Canada initiated a review of substances on the NDSL to assess if concerns have been raised regarding these substances in Canada, the United States, or under the Stockholm or Rotterdam conventions. Risk management controls imposed by other jurisdictions can signal potential concerns in Canada; therefore, these substances merit more stringent reporting requirements (i.e. the same requirements as new substances not listed on the NDSL). Moving forward, the Government of Canada will do this review annually to identify substances that may potentially be of concern and to propose their removal from the NDSL.

Project outcome

Under the current review, a total of 83 substances were identified as of potential concern in Canada based on risk management measures taken in Canada, regulatory flags on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory or concerns raised under the Stockholm or Rotterdam conventions. Therefore, it is proposed to delete these 83 substances from the NDSL. Resulting amendments to the NDSL are expected to improve the protection of Canadians and their environment, while providing greater regulatory alignment with international partners.

Consultation

Consultations were held with key stakeholders in 2015 and they expressed general support for this initiative.

Next steps

Within 60 days of publication of the notice, any person may submit comments or identify whether any of the 83 substances are currently in the Canadian marketplace in quantities that exceed 100 kg in a calendar year. Comments will be taken into consideration during the development of the final Order and identified stakeholders with current business interests in these chemicals (i.e. current importers or manufacturers) will be engaged to facilitate a transition to the new reporting requirements. For example, delayed removal will be considered for substances in the Canadian marketplace should additional time be required to ensure continued compliance with the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers). The final Order will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Should future annual reviews identify substances of potential concern, a notice of intent would also be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 60-day public consultation, prior to amending the NDSL.

Amendments to the NDSL are not in force until the Order is published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Contact information

Please send your feedback, suggestions, or questions to the Substances Management Information Line:

Telephone:
1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada)
1-819-938-3232 (outside of Canada)
Fax: 1-819-938-5212
Email: eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca

For additional information or documentation regarding the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), please visit the New Substances program website at www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/.

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-017-17 — Release of RSS-252, issue 1

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is publishing the following standard:

This standard establishes the certification requirements for licence-exempt dedicated short range communication (DSRC) on-board devices operating in the band 5850-5925 MHz.

General information

The Radio Equipment Standards list will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the Standard Change Request form at www.ic.gc.ca/res_change.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

September 2017

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

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

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website (http://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/slctnPrcs.asp?menu=1&lang=eng).

Position

Organization

Closing date

President and Chief Executive Officer

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

September 29, 2017

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Canada Post Corporation

September 27, 2017

Members of the Board of Directors

Canada Post Corporation

October 23, 2017

Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications)

Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission

October 18, 2017

Members

Copyright Board

September 25, 2017

Vice-Chair

Copyright Board

September 25, 2017

Members
(appointment to
roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

September 25, 2017

Chairperson

Invest in Canada Hub

September 27, 2017

Chief Executive Officer

Invest in Canada Hub

October 11, 2017

Directors

Invest in Canada Hub

October 25, 2017

Vice-Chairperson

Invest in Canada Hub

October 25, 2017

Chief Executive Officer

National Museum of Science and Technology

September 25, 2017

Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

 

Commissioner of Lobbying

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

 

Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for Canada

 

Conflict of Interest
and Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

 

Information Commissioner

Office of the
Information Commissioner

 

Senate Ethics Officer

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer

 

Chairperson

Royal Canadian
Mint

October 18, 2017

Commissioner

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

October 23, 2017

Administrator

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

September 25, 2017

Deputy Administrator

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund and Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods

September 25, 2017

Chairperson

Telefilm Canada

September 25, 2017

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Closing date

Full-time and
Part-time Members

Immigration and Refugee Board

December 31, 2017

Members

Veterans Review
and Appeal
Board

December 31, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

Commissioner

International Joint
Commission

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  • Footnote 1
    ATCC stands for American Type Culture Collection.
  • Footnote 2
    Substances listed on the confidential portion of the Domestic Substances List are identified by a confidential accession number. They are also given a masked name in accordance with section 3 of the Masked Name Regulations.
  • Footnote 3
    The federal business number is a nine-digit registration number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to Canadian businesses that register for one or more of the following: corporate income tax; importer/exporter account number; payroll (source) deductions (trust accounts); or goods and services tax. This number can be found on all forms issued to a business by the CRA. The first nine digits that appear on these forms constitute the federal business number.
  • Footnote 4
    A list of six-digit NAICS codes is available on the Statistics Canada website at http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3VD.pl?Function=getVD&TVD=307532.
  • Footnote 5
    The conclusion for Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) 122-68-9 is provided in the draft screening assessment titled Substances Identified as Being of Low Concern based on the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC)-based Approach for Certain Substances.
  • Footnote 6
    The conclusions for CAS RNs 24448-20-2 and 43048-08-4 are provided in the draft screening assessment titled Rapid Screening of Substances with Limited General Population Exposure.
  • Footnote 7
    The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) 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.
  • Footnote 8
    Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part I, January 31, 1998
  • Footnote a
    S.C. 1999, c. 33