Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 42: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

October 20, 2018

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;

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.

Julie Thompson
Executive Director
Program Development and Engagement Division
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
was granted

Information concerning a living organism in relation to which a waiver was granted

AstraZeneca Canada Inc.

Data from tests of antibiotic susceptibility (2)table 1 note 1

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on aquatic plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate species likely to be exposed (2)table 1 note 1

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on terrestrial plant and invertebrate species likely to be exposed (2)table 1 note 1

AveXis Inc.

Data from tests of antibiotic susceptibility

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on aquatic plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate species likely to be exposed

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on terrestrial plant and invertebrate species likely to be exposed

CRISPR Therapeutics AG

Data from tests of antibiotic susceptibility

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on aquatic plant, invertebrate, and vertebrate species likely to be exposed

Data from a test to determine the effects of the living organism on terrestrial plant and invertebrate species likely to be exposed

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note 1

The number in brackets indicates the number of times that the information requirement in the second column was waived for the company.

Return to table 1 note 1 referrer

 
 

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 website.

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.

Julie Thompson
Executive Director
Program Development and Engagement Division
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 was granted

Information concerning a substance in relation to which a waiver was granted

Afton Chemical Canada Corporation

Data in respect of adsorption-desorption

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data in respect of octanol/water partition coefficient

Data in respect of water solubility

Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals LLC

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data in respect of water extractability

Charles Tennant & Company (Canada) Ltd.

Data in respect of number average molecular weight (Mn)

Data in respect of maximum concentrations, expressed in percentage, of all residual constituents having a molecular weight less than 500 daltons and of all residual constituents having a molecular weight less than 1 000 daltons

Danisco Canada Inc.

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Evonik Canada Inc.

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

INEOS Oligomers USA LLC

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Lubrizol Canada Limited

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Northspec Chemicals Corp.

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data in respect of octanol/water partition coefficient

Western Asphalt Products

Data in respect of octanol/water partition coefficient

Data in respect of water solubility

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 website.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of four thiols specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas three of the four substances identified in the annex below are identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the screening assessment conducted on dimethyl sulfide pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) and pursuant to section 74 of the Act for the remaining three substances is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is concluded that these four 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 the three substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Act at this time under section 77 of the Act.

Notice is further given that the ministers propose to take no further action on dimethyl sulfide at this time.

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the screening assessment of the Thiols Group

Pursuant to section 68 or 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 four of six substances referred to collectively under the Chemicals Management Plan as the Thiols Group. These four substances were identified as priorities for assessment as they met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA or were considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns. Two of the six substances were subsequently determined to be of low concern through other approaches, and decisions for these substances are provided in a separate screening assessment. footnote 1 Accordingly, this screening assessment addresses the four substances listed in the table below. The four substances addressed in this screening assessment will hereinafter be referred to as the Thiols Group. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RN footnote 2), the Domestic Substances List (DSL) names and the common names of the substances are listed in the table below.

Substances in the Thiols Group
CAS RN DSL name Common name
75-18-3table 2 note a Thiobis-methane Dimethyl sulfide
150-60-7 Bis(phenylmethyl) disulfide Benzyl disulfide
25103-58-6table 2 note b tert-Dodecanethiol tert-Dodecyl mercaptan
71159-90-5 alpha, alpha, 4-Trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-methanethiol Grapefruit mercaptan

Table 2 Notes

Table 2 Note a

This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of CEPA but was included in this screening assessment as it was considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns.

Return to table 2 note a referrer

Table 2 Note b

This CAS RN is a UVCB (unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products, or biological materials).

Return to table 2 note b referrer

According to information submitted under section 71 of CEPA, there were no reports of manufacture of tert-dodecyl mercaptan in 2008 or of dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, or grapefruit mercaptan in 2011 above the reporting threshold of 100 kg in Canada. Dimethyl sulfide and tert-dodecyl mercaptan were imported into Canada in 2011 and 2008 in the ranges of 10 000 to 100 000 kg and 100 000 to 1 000 000 kg, respectively. There were no reports of imports of benzyl disulfide and grapefruit mercaptan above the reporting threshold of 100 kg into Canada in 2011.

Dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, and grapefruit mercaptan may be used as food flavouring agents. tert-Dodecyl mercaptan has been identified as a component in the manufacture of some food packaging materials and may also be present as an impurity in paints and coatings. Dimethyl sulfide is being imported as an odorant in natural gas, and tert-dodecyl mercaptan is used in vinyl coverings, paper products, plastic and rubber materials, and metal materials.

The ecological risks of the substances in the Thiols Group were characterized using the ecological risk classification (ERC) of organic substances, which is a risk-based approach that employs multiple metrics for both hazard and exposure with 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 on the basis of their hazard and exposure profiles. The ERC identified the four substances in the Thiols Group as having low potential to cause ecological harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to the environment from dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, tert-dodecyl mercaptan and grapefruit mercaptan. It is concluded that dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, tert-dodecyl mercaptan and grapefruit mercaptan 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.

The assessment of dimethyl sulfide by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) did not identify effects of concern for human health. The Joint FAO/WHO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization) Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) determined that there are no safety concerns related to the use of dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide and grapefruit mercaptan as food flavouring agents. The assessment of tert-dodecyl mercaptan by the OECD noted effects on the liver in laboratory studies.

Dimethyl sulfide is imported as an odorant in natural gas, and potential exposure to the general population from this use is expected to be limited. There is potential for dietary exposure to dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide and grapefruit mercaptan from possible uses of these substances as food flavouring agents. While tert-dodecyl mercaptan is used in the manufacture of some food packaging materials such as coatings, the exposure from this use is considered to be negligible. tert-Dodecyl mercaptan may also be present as an impurity in some paints and coatings. There are no reports of benzyl disulfide and grapefruit mercaptan being identified in products available to consumers in Canada. On the basis of a consideration of the assessments by other organizations and their limited uses, the potential risk to human health is considered to be low for the substances in the Thiols Group. For tert-dodecyl mercaptan, based upon a comparison of levels Canadians may be exposed to from its presence as an impurity in some paints and coatings and levels associated with health effects in laboratory studies, a concern for human health was not identified.

On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, tert-dodecyl mercaptan and grapefruit mercaptan 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

Therefore, it is concluded that dimethyl sulfide, benzyl disulfide, tert-dodecyl mercaptan and grapefruit mercaptan do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The screening assessment for these substances is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION REVIEW ACT

Filing of claims for exemption

Pursuant to paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the Chief Screening Officer hereby gives notice of the filing of the claims for exemption listed below.

In accordance with subsection 12(2) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, affected parties, as defined, may make written representations to the screening officer with respect to the claim for exemption and the safety data sheet (SDS) or label to which it relates. Written representations must cite the appropriate registry number, state the reasons and evidence upon which the representations are based and be delivered within 30 days of the date of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I, to the screening officer at the following address: Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau, 269 Laurier Avenue West, 8th Floor (4908-B), Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9.

Véronique Lalonde
Chief Screening Officer

On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) was amended, and the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the Ingredient Disclosure List were repealed and replaced with the new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The revised legislation (HPA/HPR) is referred to as WHMIS 2015 and the former legislation (HPA/CPR) is referred to as WHMIS 1988. Transitional provisions allow compliance with either the WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 for a specified period of time.

The claims listed below seek an exemption from the disclosure of supplier confidential business information in respect of a hazardous product; such disclosure would otherwise be required under the provisions of the relevant legislation.

Claimant

Product Identifier

Subject of the Claim for Exemption

Registry Number

The Lubrizol Corporation

POWERZOL™ ZG6000

C.i. of two ingredients

12232

Merichem Company

MCA-1000 Reagent

C.i. of two ingredients

12233

Nalco Canada ULC

CONVERSION PLUS II EC3403A

C.i. of two ingredients

12234

Flotek Chemistry

FC PRO Surfactant 450

C.i. and C. of three ingredients

12235

Nalco Canada ULC

SCORPION™ EC1023N

C.i. of two ingredients

12236

Nalco Canada ULC

EnterFast® EC9009G

C.i. of two ingredients

12237

Henkel Canada Corporation

LOCTITE UR 5150

C.i. of one ingredient

12238

Nalco Canada ULC

COMPTRENE™ EC3475A

C.i. of three ingredients

12239

Nalco Canada ULC

3D TRASAR™ 3DT197

C.i. of two ingredients

12240

Nalco Canada ULC

NALCO® 73801WR

C.i. of two ingredients

12241

Baker Hughes Canada Company

FORSA™ PAO2362 ASPHALTENE INHIBITOR

C.i. and C. of
one ingredient C. of five ingredients

12242

Halliburton Group Canada

GasPerm 1100

C.i. of two ingredients

12243

DNA Genotek Inc.

Liquefaction Reagent: OM-LQR-400; OM-LQR-1600

C.i. and C. of one ingredient

12244

Nalco Canada ULC

CORR30000A

C.i. and C. of three ingredients

12245

Henkel Canada Corporation

TECHNOMELT PUR 3365

C.i. of one ingredient

12246

Power Service Products, Inc.

CLEAR-DIESEL FUEL AND TANK CLEANER, CONCENTRATED FORMULA

C.i. of seven ingredients

12247

Nalco Canada ULC

AQUAMAX™ EC6164A

C.i. and C. of two ingredients

12248

Guardian Chemicals Inc.

NO RUST

C.i. and C. of two ingredients

12249

Guardian Chemicals Inc.

FLASHGUARD NLB

C.i. and C. of two ingredients

12250

Baker Hughes Canada Company

PETROSWEET™ HSO3506A H2S SCAVENGER

C.i. and C. of three ingredients

C. of one ingredient

12251

Clean Harbours

Paratene S620

C.i. and C. of five ingredients

12252

Suez Water Technologies & Solutions Canada

Ecofilm EF2401

C.i. and C. of two ingredients

12253

Note: C.i. = chemical identity and C. = concentration

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Flack, Graham

2018-1179

Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development

 

Gibbons, Annette

2018-1206

Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

 

Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board

 

Part-time members

 

Butler, Danny Bruce

2018-1223

Fauteux, Paul Jean Joseph Gaspard

2018-1226

Gobeil, Linda

2018-1222

Mackenzie, Ian Reginald

2018-1224

Richardson, Augustus McLaughlin, Q.C.

2018-1225

Isaak, Paula

2018-1205

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

 

President

 

Jain, R. Sonya

2018-1232

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, a member of the Family Court branch

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Jennings, Philip

2018-1183

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Plans and Consultations), Privy Council Office

 

Laurendeau, Hélène

2018-1180

Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

 

Maheu, Chantal

2018-1182

Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Deputy Minister of Labour

 

Mondou, Isabelle

2018-1184

Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

 

Morrison, David

2018-1178

Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to be concurrently Personal Representative of the
Prime Minister for G7 Summit

 

Porcin, Adriane

2018-1092

Copyright Board

 

Part-time member

 
Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario  

Judges

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Casullo, Annette

2018-1230

Kimmel, Jessica

2018-1229

Shore, Sharon

2018-1231

Watson, Daniel

2018-1181

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

 

October 5, 2018

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Senators called

Her Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to summon to the Senate of Canada, by letters patent under the Great Seal of Canada bearing the date of October 3, 2018:

October 5, 2018

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Halifax Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) of the Act, the letters patent are amended as follows:

1. Schedule C of the letters patent is amended by adding the following at the end of that schedule:

PID Number

Description

41340845

A parcel of land described in the Nova Scotia Land Registry, containing an area of 1 464.52 m2, and shown as Parcel 26 on Sheet 25 prepared by Wallace MacDonald & Lively, dated July 26, 1995.

2. These supplementary letters patent take effect on the date of registration, in the Nova Scotia Land Registry, of the documents evidencing the transfer of the real property to the Authority.

ISSUED this 28th day of September, 2018.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We 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.

We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.

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.

Position

Organization

Closing date

Director

Canada Council for the Arts

 

Chairperson

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

 

Chairperson

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Post Corporation

 

Director

Canada Revenue Agency

October 31, 2018

Chairperson

Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

Chairperson

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

Vice-President

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum of Nature

 

Chairperson

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

 

Regional Member (Quebec)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

 

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Defense Construction (1951) Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Export Development Canada

 

Chief Executive Officer

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

 

Commissioner

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

 

Director (Federal)

Hamilton Port Authority

 

Commissioners and Chairperson

International Joint Commission

 

Members (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Marine Atlantic Inc.

 

Chairperson

National Arts Centre Corporation

 

Vice-Chairperson

National Arts Centre Corporation

 

Chief Executive Officer

National Capital Commission

 

Director

National Gallery of Canada

 

Chairperson

National Research Council of Canada

 

Commissioner of Competition

Office of the Commissioner of Competition

 

Ombudsperson

Office of the Ombudsperson for National Defence and Canadian Forces

 

Veterans’ Ombudsman

Office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman

 

Director (Federal)

Oshawa Port Authority

 

Panel Member

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

 

Master of the Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

 

Director (Federal)

Saguenay Port Authority

 

Member

Social Security Tribunal of Canada

October 29, 2018

Chairperson

Telefilm Canada

 

Member (Marine and Medical)

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

VIA Rail Canada Inc.