Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 48: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

December 1, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 19767

Ministerial condition

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information pertaining to the substance hexanoic acid, 3,5,5-trimethyl-, 2-ethylhexyl ester, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 70969-70-9;

And whereas the ministers suspect that the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act),

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Act, hereby permits the manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with the conditions of the following annex.

Nancy Hamzawi
Assistant Deputy Minister
Science and Technology Branch
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Conditions

(Paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. The following definitions apply in these ministerial conditions:

2. The notifier may manufacture or import the substance in accordance with the present ministerial conditions.

Restrictions

3. The notifier shall not import the substance if it is contained in any cosmetic, unless it is one of the following cosmetics and the following conditions are met:

4. The notifier shall not import or manufacture the substance to use it to manufacture any cosmetic, unless it is one of the following cosmetics and the following conditions are met:

5. The notifier shall transfer the physical possession or control of the substance only to a person who will use it in accordance with item 4.

Record-keeping requirements

6. (1) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records, with any documentation supporting the validity of the information contained in these records, indicating

(2) The notifier shall maintain electronic or paper records mentioned in subsection (1) at their principal place of business in Canada, or at the principal place of business in Canada of their representative, for a period of at least five years after they are made.

Other requirements

7. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance, written confirmation from this person that they were informed of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. This written confirmation shall be maintained at the principal place of business in Canada of the notifier or of their representative in Canada for a period of at least five years from the day it was received.

Coming into force

8. The present ministerial conditions come into force on November 21, 2018.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice to provide information for the risk management of certain coal tars and their distillates

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 to control, or the manner in which to control the substances described in Schedule 1 to this notice, any person described in Schedule 2 to this notice who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to the information required in Schedule 3 to this notice, to provide that information no later than March 14, 2019, at 3 p.m., Eastern daylight 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. 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. This feature protects Canadian commercial interests by ensuring that confidential information is protected from public disclosure. Claims for confidentiality should only be made when the submitted information is truly confidential. Information about Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada’s approach to promote transparency in Chemicals Management Plan risk assessment activities is available on the Environment and Climate Change Canada website.

Pursuant to subsection 71(4) of the Act, the Minister of the Environment may, with a written request 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, in writing, prior to the deadline, a request to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator at eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca.

Marc D’Iorio
Director General
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

CAS RN footnote 1

DSL name footnote 2

8007-45-2

Tar, coal

65996-82-9

Tar oils, coal

65996-89-6

Tar, coal, high-temperature

65996-90-9

Tar, coal, low-temperature

65996-91-0

Distillates (coal tar), upper

65996-93-2

Pitch, coal tar, high-temperature

SCHEDULE 2

Definitions

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

Persons required to provide information

2. This notice applies to the following persons:

Exclusion

3. This notice does not apply to a substance described in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture, in a product or in a manufactured item that is in transit through Canada.

SCHEDULE 3

Information required

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

3. Where information required under Schedule 3 to this notice has already been sent to the Government of Canada, it may be relied on as a response to any question in Schedule 3 to this notice if the following criteria are met:

4. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used, the person shall provide the following information:

4. (2) Where code C999 is provided pursuant to paragraph 4(1)(e), a written description of the application associated with the substance must be provided.

5. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person imported or used during the 2017 calendar year, for which the criteria listed in Schedule 2, paragraphs 2(b) and (c) of this notice have been met, the person shall provide the following information:

6. For the purpose of paragraph 4(1)(e) the following tables list the application codes and their corresponding descriptions:

Application codes and corresponding description

Table 1: Substances used for furnishings, cleaning, treatment or care

Application code

Title

Description

C101

Floor coverings

Substances contained in floor coverings. This code does not include wood and pressed wood flooring products included in Building or construction materials — Wood and engineered wood code.

C102

Foam seating and bedding

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

C103

Furniture and furnishings not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in furniture and furnishings made from metal, wood, leather, plastic or other materials. This code does not include foam seating and bedding products.

C104

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

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

C105

Cleaning and furnishing care

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

C106

Laundry and dishwashing

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

C107

Water treatment

Substances contained in water treatment products, mixtures or manufactured items that are designed to disinfect, reduce contaminants or other undesirable constituents, and condition or improve aesthetics of water. Excludes any substance contained in pest control products as defined under the Pest Control Products Act.

C108

Personal care and cosmetics

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

C109

Air care

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

C110

Apparel and footwear care

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

C160

Pet care

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

Table 2: Substances used for construction, paint, electrical or metal

Application code

Title

Description

C201.01

Adhesives and sealants — for roofing purposes

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

C201.02

Adhesives and
sealants — for paving purposes

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

C201.03

Adhesives and sealants not otherwise covered in this table

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

C202.01

Paints and coatings

Substances contained in paints or coatings.

C202.02

Paint thinners or removers

Substances contained in paint thinners and removers.

C203

Building or construction materials — Wood and engineered wood

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

C204

Building or construction materials not otherwise covered in this table

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

C205

Electrical and electronics

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

C206

Metal materials not otherwise covered in this table

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

C207

Batteries

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

Table 3: Substances used for packaging, paper, plastic or hobby

Application code

Title

Description

C301

Food packaging

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

C302

Paper products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in paper products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C303.01

Plastic materials not otherwise covered in this table

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

C303.02

Rubber materials not otherwise covered in this table

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

C304

Toys, playground and sporting equipment

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

C305

Arts, crafts and hobby materials

Substances contained in arts, crafts, and hobby materials.

C306

Ink, toner and colourants

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

C307

Photographic
supplies, film and photo-chemicals

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

Table 4: Substances used for automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use

Application code

Title

Description

C401

Automotive care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used in automotive cleaning and care of exterior and interior vehicle surfaces. This code does not include antifreeze, de-icing products, or lubricants.

C402

Lubricants and greases

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

C403

Antifreeze and de-icing

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

C404

Fuels and related products, mixtures or manufactured items

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

C405

Explosive materials

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

C406

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

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of plants, animals or forestry crops, produced on a commercial scale. Includes animal feed (any substance or mixture of substances for consumption by livestock, for providing the nutritional requirements of livestock, or for the purpose of preventing or correcting nutritional disorders of livestock, as defined in the Feeds Act and regulations).

C407

Lawn and garden care

Substances contained in lawn, garden, outdoor or potted plant, and tree care products, mixtures or manufactured items. Excludes any substance contained in pest control products as defined under the Pest Control Products Act.

C461

Pest control

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

C462

Automotive, aircraft and transportation

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

C463

Oil and natural gas extraction

Substances that are, or are contained in, any mixtures, products or manufactured items, used for oil and natural gas drilling, extraction and processing.

Table 5: Substances used in items for food, health or tobacco

Application code

Title

Description

C562

Food and beverage

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

C563

Drugs

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

C564

Natural health

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

C565

Medical devices

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

C566

Tobacco products, mixtures or manufactured items

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

Table 6: Substances contained in products, mixture or manufactured items not described by other codes

Application code

Title

Description

C999

Other (specify)

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are not described within any other application code. A written description must be provided when using this code.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

This notice requests data on certain coal tars and their distillates for the purposes of informing risk management actions to control risks posed by these substances that have been found to meet one or more of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) according to the draft screening assessment report published under subsection 77(6) of the Act. footnote 5 The data collected in this notice will be used to inform risk management decision-making. Risk management actions include, but are not limited to, the application of regulations or other instruments respecting preventive or control actions in relation to toxic substances in order to protect human health and the environment.

Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada conducted a joint screening assessment of coal tars and their distillates, which are from Stream 0 of the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach under the Government of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan. A notice summarizing the scientific considerations of the draft screening assessment was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 11, 2016. During the categorization exercise, six coal tars and their distillates were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met the categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of the Act and 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. The conclusions of the assessment are therefore considered to cover coal tars and their distillates, including the priority substances bearing the six CAS RNs included in this notice.

The data being gathered with this notice is needed to identify current commercial status, such as commercial quantities and use patterns of these substances, including their mixtures, products and manufactured items. The use of these mixtures, products and manufactured items for roofing and paving purposes has been explicitly targeted as these uses are a source of exposure and represent a risk for the general public and the environment. This data will inform risk management activities on how to reduce releases from coal tars to levels that are protective of human health and the environment, taking into account technical and economic feasibility and consideration of socio-economic factors.

Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of the Act, every person to whom this notice applies shall comply with this notice within the time specified therein. The time specified in this notice is March 14, 2019, at 3 p.m., Eastern daylight 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 CAS RN of the substance 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 the substances listed in Schedule 1 to this notice may identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for a substance by completing the voluntary Declaration of Stakeholder Interest using the online reporting system via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window. They may be contacted regarding their interest in the substances.

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond and who 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.

In addition to the obligations under section 70 of the Act, 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 any of 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 subsection 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 failing to comply with an obligation arising from the present notice and 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 maximum fines are doubled for second or subsequent offences.

The current text of the Act, including the most recent amendments, is available on the Department of Justice website.

The Act is enforced in accordance with the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Suspected violations under the Act can be reported to the Enforcement Branch by email at ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca.

Responses to the notice must be provided no later than March 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. Eastern daylight time, using the online reporting system via Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

An electronic copy of this notice is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical substances) website.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Notice of an amendment to the fees charged by Western Canada Marine Response Corporation pursuant to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Description

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is a certified response organization pursuant to section 169 of the Act in respect of a rated capability of 10 000 tonnes and a geographic area covering the waters bordering British Columbia (including the shorelines associated with such waters) and excluding waters north of 60° north latitude.

Definitions

1. In this notice of fees,

Registration fees

2. The registration fees that are payable to WCMRC in relation to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Act are the registration fees set out in Part I of this notice.

PART I

3. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total registration fee payable by a prescribed oil handling facility shall be determined as set out in section 5 of this Part.

4. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total registration fee payable by a ship shall be determined as set out in section 6 of this Part.

5. The registration fee applicable in respect of the annual membership fees is seven hundred and seventy-five dollars and zero cents ($775.00) per prescribed oil handling facility, plus all applicable taxes, from January 1, 2015.

6. The registration fee applicable in respect of the annual membership fees is seven hundred and seventy-five dollars and zero cents ($775.00) per ship, plus all applicable taxes, from January 1, 2015.

Bulk oil cargo fees

7. The bulk oil cargo fees that are payable to WCMRC in relation to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Act are the bulk oil cargo fees set out in Part II of this notice.

PART II

8. This part applies to the loading and unloading of oil within WCMRC’s Geographic Area of Response (GAR).

9. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total BOCF payable by a prescribed oil handling facility shall be determined by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded (and in the case of bulk oil intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude loaded at the prescribed oil handling facility) by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 11 and 12 of this Part.

10. In relation to an arrangement with WCMRC, the total BOCF payable by a ship (bulk oil) shall be determined,

11. The BOCF applicable in respect of oil (other than asphalt) is

12. The BOCF applicable in respect of asphalt is

Capital asset loan fees

13. The capital asset/loan fees that are payable to WCMRC in relation to an arrangement required by subsections 167(1) and 168(1) of the Act are the capital asset/loan fees set out in Part III of this notice.

PART III

14. The capital asset/loan fee (CALF) is determined according to the following:

15. The CALFR calculated by the above formula is applicable to all products except asphalt. The CALFR for asphalt is 50% of the rate for all other products.

16. The CALF applicable in respect of asphalt is

17. The CALF applicable in respect of other products is

Interested persons may, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, file notices of objection that contain the reasons for the objection to the Manager, Marine Safety and Security, Transport Canada, Place de Ville, Tower C, 10th Floor, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8, 613-993-8196 (fax), oep-epe@tc.gc.ca (email). All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the name of the response organization submitting the list of proposed amended fees, and the date of publication of the notice of proposed amended fees.

November 19, 2018

Mark Johncox, CA

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Notice of an addition to the fees charged by Western Canada Marine Response Corporation pursuant to an arrangement required by subsection 168(1) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Description

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (“WCMRC”) is a certified response organization pursuant to section 169 of the Act in respect of a rated capability of 10 000 tonnes and a geographic area covering the waters bordering British Columbia (including the shorelines associated with such waters) and excluding waters north of 60° north latitude. This notice establishes an additional bulk oil cargo fee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, to be charged in addition to the registration and bulk oil cargo fees, and any amendments thereto, as published by notice in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Definitions

1. In this notice of fees,

Trans Mountain Expansion Project bulk oil cargo fee

2. In relation to the arrangement with WCMRC for the Westridge oil handing facility, the TMEP BOCF will be determined by multiplying the total number of tonnes of oil loaded, within the meaning of the TMEP BOCF definition, by the TMEP BOCF rate per tonne of bulk oil.

3. The TMEP BOCF rate applicable is four dollars and fifty-nine and seven-tenths cents ($4.597) per tonne of bulk oil, plus all applicable taxes, from January 1, 2019.

4. The TMEP BOCF will be charged in addition to the registration fees and BOCF, as amended from time to time, as published by notice in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Interested persons may, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, file notices of objection that contain the reasons for the objection to the Manager, Marine Safety and Security, Transport Canada, Place de Ville, Tower C, 10th Floor, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8, 613-993-8196 (fax), marinesafety-securitemaritime@tc.gc.ca (email). All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the name of the response organization submitting the list of proposed amended fees, and the date of publication of the notice of proposed amended fees.

November 21, 2018

Mark Johncox, CA

GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA

Initial environmental assessment of the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement

On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), on the margins of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires. This follows the announcement on September 30, 2018, that the Government of Canada concluded negotiations with the United States and Mexico to strengthen its trade relationship through the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Further to the August 2017 notice of intent to conduct an environmental assessment of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Global Affairs Canada has completed an initial environmental assessment of the expected outcomes of the renegotiated NAFTA.

The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade, investment and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. To this end, trade negotiators endeavour to consider potential environmental effects of trade negotiations, and strategic environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work. The purpose of this initial environmental assessment report is to document the potential environmental impacts of NAFTA.

Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are prepared pursuant to the 2010 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. This initial environmental assessment was conducted in parallel to the NAFTA negotiations, and findings were taken into account by Canadian negotiators. Views and comments received through this process will be considered in the drafting of a report on the final environmental assessment of the modernized agreement.

The Government invites interested Canadians to provide views and comments on the initial environmental assessment by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Comments can be sent to

Environmental Assessment Secretariat
Trade Agreements and NAFTA Secretariat (TCT)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Email: EAconsultationsEE@international.gc.ca

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-001-18 — Consultation on Licence Fees for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) document entitled DGSO-001-18, Consultation on Licence Fees for Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Systems. Through the release of this document, ISED is initiating a consultation on modernizing the radio licence fee model for fixed point-to-point systems and their associated fees. These systems support data traffic carried by current and future 5G networks, which will demand even more capacity. ISED seeks comments on modernizing the fee model with a view to increasing spectrum efficiencies, utilization and flexibility.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than January 4, 2019. Respondents are asked to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) by email at ic.spectrumoperations-operationsduspectre.ic@canada.ca. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on the ISED Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website. ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted no later than 15 days after initial comments are posted.

Written submissions should be addressed to

Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
235 Queen Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the reference number of this notice (DGSO-001-18).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the ISED Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

November 15, 2018

Eric Parsons
Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-002-18 — Consultation on a New Set of Service Areas for Spectrum Licensing

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) document entitled DGSO-002-18, Consultation on a New Set of Service Areas for Spectrum Licensing. Through the release of this document, ISED is initiating a consultation on a new set of smaller service areas for spectrum licensing (Tier 5) with a view to encouraging additional access to spectrum within rural areas, and supporting new technologies and emerging use cases.

ISED seeks comments on its service area proposals and invites respondents to submit alternative proposals for smaller service areas, along with supporting rationale.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than January 31, 2019. Respondents are asked to provide their comments or alternate proposals in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF, and MapInfo or ArcGIS for the map layers or website link) by email at ic.spectrumoperations-operationsduspectre.ic@canada.ca. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on the ISED Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website. ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted no later than March 7, 2019.

Written submissions should be addressed to

Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
235 Queen Street, 6th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H5

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the reference number of this notice (DGSO-002-18).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the ISED Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

November 27, 2018

Eric Parsons
Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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

Member

Arbitration Board (Inuvialuit)

January 14, 2019

Chairperson

Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada

 

Director

Canada Council for the Arts

 

Chairperson

Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology

 

Chairperson

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Post Corporation

 

Chairperson

Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canada Science and Technology Museum

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Commercial Corporation

 

Chairperson

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

 

Vice-Chairperson

Canadian Museum of Nature

 

Regional Member (Quebec)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

 

Chairperson and Member

Canadian Statistics Advisory Council

 

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Canadian Tourism 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

 

Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Library and Archives of Canada

 

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

 

President

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

 

Canadian Ombudsperson

Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise

 

Commissioner of Competition

Office of the Commissioner of Competition

 

Ombudsperson

Office of the Ombudsperson for National Defence and Canadian Forces

 

Director (Federal)

Oshawa Port Authority

 

Chairperson

Pacific Pilotage Authority

 

Panel Member

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

 

Master of the Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

 

Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

 

Director (Federal)

Saguenay Port Authority

 

Chairperson

Telefilm Canada

 

Member (Marine and Medical)

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

VIA Rail Canada Inc.

 

BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at October 31, 2018

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

16.6

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

8,107.9

 

Advances

 

Other receivables

7.9

 
   

8,115.8

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

26,076.4

 

Government of Canada bonds

80,331.4

 

Other investments

412.9

 
   

106,820.7

Property and equipment

 

589.4

Intangible assets

 

41.2

Other assets

 

239.6

 

115,823.3


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

86,839.0

Deposits

Government of Canada

25,036.2

 

Members of Payments Canada

249.9

 

Other deposits

2,603.1

 
   

27,889.2

Securities sold under repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

 

590.2

   

115,318.4

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Investment revaluation reserve footnote *

374.9

 
   

504.9

115,823.3

I declare that the foregoing statement is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, November 19, 2018

Carmen Vierula
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing statement is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, November 19, 2018

Carolyn A. Wilkins
Senior Deputy Governor