Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 51: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

December 22, 2018

(Erratum)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of two substances — hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, calcium salt (calcium 2-ethylhexanoate), CAS RN 136-51-6, and hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, 2-ethylhexyl ester (2-ethylhexyl 2-ethylhexanoate), CAS RN 7425-14-1 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Notice is hereby given that the notice bearing the above-mentioned title published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 152, No. 50, Saturday, December 15, 2018, on page 4541, should have included the following heading and two paragraphs above the signature block:

Public comment period on the risk management approach

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of the proposed risk management approach document, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the proposed risk management approach document. More information regarding the proposed risk management approach may be obtained from the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website. 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.

December 22, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of two substances — phenol, 2-methyoxy-4-(2-propenyl)- (eugenol), CAS RN footnote 1 97-53-0, and rose, Rosa canina, ext. (Rosa canina extract), CAS RN 84696-47-9 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas eugenol is a substance identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the screening assessment conducted on Rosa canina extract pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act and on eugenol pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

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

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

Notice is further given that the ministers propose to take no further action on Rosa canina extract at this time.

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the screening assessment of eugenol and Rosa canina extract

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 two of four substances referred to collectively under the Chemicals Management Plan as the Eugenol and Isoeugenol Derivatives Group. Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-(2-propenyl)- (commonly referred to as eugenol) was identified as a priority for assessment, as it met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA. Rose, Rosa canina, ext. (commonly referred to as Rosa canina extract) was considered a priority on the basis of other ecological concerns. The other two substances were subsequently determined to be of low concern through other approaches, and decisions for these substances are provided in a separate report. footnote 2 Accordingly, this screening assessment addresses the two substances listed in the table below.

Substances in the assessment

CAS RN Domestic Substances List name  Common name(s) 

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note a

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

Return to table 1 note a referrer

Table 1 Note b

The substance bearing this CAS RN is a UVCB (substances of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction products, or biological material).

Return to table 1 note b referrer

97-53-0

Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-(2-propenyl)-

Eugenol

84696-47-9 table 1 note a, table 1 note b

Rose, Rosa canina, ext.

Rosa canina extract

Eugenol is a naturally occurring substance. It is a major component of the bud, leaf and stem of clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and is also reported as a constituent in other volatile oils (e.g. laurel and cinnamon leaf oils). According to information submitted pursuant to surveys conducted under section 71 of CEPA, between 100 and 1 000 kg of eugenol were manufactured in Canada and between 100 and 1 000 kg were imported into Canada in 2011. Eugenol is used as an odour agent or fragrance ingredient in a range of products, including personal care products, cleaning products and air care products. Eugenol and clove oil (a source of exposure to eugenol) are ingredients in cosmetic and natural health products. Eugenol is naturally occurring in food, and eugenol and clove oils (bud, leaf and stem) are used as food flavouring agents.

Rosa canina extract is obtained from the Rosa canina plant, a wild rose species widely distributed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. In 2011, no Canadian manufacturing activities were reported for Rosa canina extract above the reporting threshold of 100 kg; 1 200 kg of Rosa canina extract were imported into Canada. Rosa canina extract is used in a wide variety of cosmetic and natural health products in Canada, with medicinal and non-medicinal roles.

The ecological risks of eugenol and Rosa canina extract were characterized using the ecological risk characterization of organic substances (ERC), which 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 based principally on metrics regarding mode of toxic action, chemical reactivity, food web–derived internal toxicity thresholds, bioavailability, and chemical and biological activity are established. 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 eugenol and Rosa canina extract 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 eugenol and Rosa canina extract. It is concluded that eugenol and Rosa canina extract 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.

With respect to human health, exposure of the general population to eugenol in Canada may occur through the use of a range of products, including cosmetics, natural health products, air fresheners and cleaning products (as a fragrance ingredient). Eugenol is also naturally present in food, which is expected to be the predominant source of dietary exposure, and is also used as a food flavouring agent. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified eugenol as a Group 3 carcinogen (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans) based on limited evidence of carcinogenicity in laboratory studies. Available information indicates that eugenol is not likely to be genotoxic. The only health effect associated with repeated exposure to eugenol in laboratory studies is a decrease in body weight gain, observed only at high doses, with no associated adverse effects. Accordingly, this substance is considered to be of low hazard potential. Given the low hazard potential of this substance, the risk for human health is considered to be low.

Exposure of the general population in Canada to Rosa canina extract may occur primarily through the use of cosmetics and natural health products via oral and dermal routes. Based on composition information, eugenol and 2-phenethyl alcohol (CAS RN 60-12-8) were identified as primary constituents of Rosa canina flower extract. On the basis of a comparison of estimates of exposure to 2-phenethyl alcohol and levels of 2-phenethyl alcohol associated with adverse effects in laboratory studies, margins of exposure are considered adequate to address uncertainty in health effects and exposure databases.

On the basis of the information presented in this screening assessment, it is concluded that eugenol and Rosa canina extract do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Conclusion

It is concluded that eugenol and Rosa canina extract 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 INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke

Notice is hereby given that Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 22, 2018, has been pleased to change the name of the Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke to the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Sherbrooke upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 10, 2018

Ray Edwards
Director
For the Minister of Industry

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Magog-Orford

Notice is hereby given that Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 22, 2018, has been pleased to change the name of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Magog-Orford to the Chambre de commerce Memphrémagog upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 10, 2018

Ray Edwards
Director
For the Minister of Industry

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Clarenceville Chamber of Commerce

Notice is hereby given that Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 22, 2018, has been pleased to change the name of the Clarenville Chamber of Commerce to the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 10, 2018

Ray Edwards
Director
For the Minister of Industry

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Prescott Chamber of Commerce

Notice is hereby given that Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated November 22, 2018, has been pleased to change the name of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce to the South Grenville Chamber of Commerce upon petition made therefor under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

December 10, 2018

Ray Edwards
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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

Chief Administrator

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

 

Member

Arbitration Board (Inuvialuit)

January 14, 2019

Chairperson

Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada

 

Director

Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada

February 11, 2019

Director

Business Development Bank 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

 

Chairperson (joint federal Governor in Council and provincial Lieutenant Governor appointment)

Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

 

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

 

Director

Canadian Tourism Commission

January 11, 2019

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

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Farm Credit Canada

 

Vice-Chairperson

Farm Products Council of Canada

 

Chief Executive Officer

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

 

Commissioner

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

 

Chief Commissioner

First Nations Tax Commission

 

Deputy Chief Commissioner

First Nations Tax Commission

 

Director

Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

 

Director (Federal)

Hamilton Port Authority

 

Commissioner and Chairperson

International Joint Commission

 

Member
(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

 

Member

National Capital Commission

 

Government Film Commissioner

National Film Board

 

Director

National Gallery of Canada

 

Trustee

National Gallery of Canada

January 14, 2019

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

 

Chief Executive Officer

Parks Canada

 

Member

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

 

Vice-Chairperson and Member

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

 

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

 

Principal

Royal Military College of Canada

 

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.