Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 1: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

January 5, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Public consultation process in preparation for the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Environment is inviting the Canadian public to provide comments on the species proposals and administrative documents for the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

CITES is the international convention that ensures the international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Canada has been a Party to CITES since 1975. The Conference of the Parties is the primary decision-making body of CITES. Decisions made at meetings of the Conference of the Parties include amendments to the list of species regulated under CITES as well as decisions on administrative matters. The 18th Conference of the Parties of CITES (COP18) will take place from May 23, 2019, to June 3, 2019, in Sri Lanka.

Final decisions on the proposals for amendments to Appendices I and II of CITES adopted at a Conference of the Parties of CITES are implemented domestically in Schedule I of the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (WAPTR) pursuant to section 21 of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).

The Department of the Environment, as the lead department responsible for the implementation of CITES in Canada, coordinates consultations with the public in preparation for the CITES Conference of the Parties. Details of the public consultation process for COP18 are posted on the Government of Canada website.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the Canadian public that there will be two opportunities to provide input on species proposals and administrative documents that have been submitted for COP18. First, in January 2019, these documents will be available for comment, and will be accessible through the Government of Canada website via a link to the CITES Secretariat website. Second, a public meeting will be held in February 2019, either in person or virtually via a web-based meeting, to allow the public another opportunity to provide input. All comments must be provided by no later than March 29, 2019, to allow Canada to develop its position prior to the COP18 meeting in May 2019. Interested parties who wish to receive an invitation to the public consultation meeting can send an email to the CITES International Team, Canadian Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment by email at ec.scientificauthority.ec@canada.ca.

Julie Spallin
Director General
Wildlife Management Directorate

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of six substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Pigment Red 81, the substance bearing CAS RN footnote 1 26694-69-9 and Basic Red 29 are substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on Acid Black 2 pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act and on the remaining 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 these substances at this time.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the 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. Comments can also be submitted to the Minister of the Environment using the online reporting system available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Single Window.

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 the Pigments and Dyes 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 6 of the 25 substances referred to collectively under the Chemicals Management Plan as the Pigments and Dyes Group. These 6 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. Nineteen of the 25 substances were subsequently determined to be of low concern through other approaches, and proposed decisions for these substances are provided in separate reports. footnote 2, footnote 3 Accordingly, the screening assessment addresses the 6 substances listed in the table below, hereinafter referred to as the Pigments and Dyes Group.

Substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group
CAS RN Domestic Substances List name Common name

Abbreviation: NA = not available

Table 1 Notes

Table 1 Note a

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

Return to table 1 note a referrer

Table 1 Note b

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

Return to table 1 note b referrer

596-03-2 Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′-[9H]xanthen]-3-one, 4’,5’-dibromo-3’,6’-dihydroxy- D&C Orange 5
1326-03-0 table 1 note a Xanthylium, 9-(2-carboxyphenyl)-3,6-bis(diethylamino)-, molybdatetungstatephosphate Pigment Violet 1
8005-03-6 table 1 note a, table 1 note b C.I. Acid Black 2 Acid Black 2
12224-98-5 table 1 note a Xanthylium, 9-[2-(ethoxycarbonyl)phenyl]-3,6-bis(ethylamino)-2,7-dimethyl-, molybdatetungstatephosphate Pigment Red 81
26694-69-9 Xanthylium, 9-[2-(ethoxycarbonyl)phenyl]-3,6-bis(ethylamino)-2,7-dimethyl-, ethyl sulfate NA
42373-04-6 Thiazolium, 3-methyl-2-[(1-methyl-2-phenyl-1H-indol-3-yl)azo]-, chloride Basic Red 29

The substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group are used as colouring agents, spanning a variety of potential applications. Substances in this group are used in products available to consumers, including cosmetics (e.g. hair products, lipstick/lip balm, makeup, face paint, nail polish), food packaging materials, inks (e.g. printing inks, ink pads), textiles, and children’s arts and crafts materials (e.g. crayons, chalk). According to information submitted under section 71 of CEPA in the 2011 calendar year, no manufacturing was reported above the 100 kg threshold for the substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group. Reported import quantities were not above the 100 kg threshold for D&C Orange 5, were in the range of 1 000 to 10 000 kg for each of Pigment Violet 1 and Acid Black 2, were not above 100 kg for each of Pigment Red 81 and the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9, and were in the range of 100 to 1 000 kg for Basic Red 29.

The ecological risks of the substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group were characterized using the ecological risk classification of organic substances (ERC), 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 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 substances in the assessment as having low potential to cause ecological harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in the draft screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to the environment from D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Acid Black 2, Pigment Red 81, the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 and Basic Red 29. It is proposed to conclude that D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Acid Black 2, Pigment Red 81, the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 and Basic Red 29 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, the predominant source of exposure to substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group is the use of products available to consumers that contain these substances. The predominant routes of exposure are oral and dermal. Potential dermal and oral exposures to D&C Orange 5 and Acid Black 2 were based on the use of cosmetics. Potential exposures of toddlers to Pigment Violet 1, Pigment Red 81 and the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 were derived based on their use of children’s arts and crafts materials. Potential dermal and oral exposures to Basic Red 29 were derived from contact with textiles. Potential inhalation exposure to Pigment Violet 1 from the use of chalk was low relative to oral exposure. Inhalation exposure to the remaining substances in the Pigments and Dyes Group was not considered to be of concern given their volatility and uses.

In laboratory studies, no treatment-related or consistent dose-dependent health effects were observed for D&C Orange 5. The critical health effects for Pigment Violet 1, based on its dye component, Basic Violet 10, were an increase in the incidence of astrocytomas of the brain and/or spinal cord and increased mortality, organ weight and food consumption. No treatment-related or consistent dose-dependent health effects were observed in the key studies used for risk characterization for Acid Black 2 based on the structural analogue Solvent Black 5. Decreased body weight was the critical health effect for the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 as well as for Pigment Red 81, based on its dye component, Basic Red 1. A threshold of toxicological concern (TTC)-based approach was taken for Basic Red 29.

Margins of exposure comparing levels at which critical health effects occur (or in their absence the highest tested dose in key studies) and the estimates of exposure from the use of products available to consumers were considered adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases for D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Acid Black 2, Pigment Red 81 and the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9. For Basic Red 29, the estimate for exposure from products available to consumers was lower than the TTC value based on its Cramer Class and overall negative genotoxicity, indicating a low probability of risk to human health. Basic Red 29 is considered to be a low concern for human health at current levels of exposure.

On the basis of the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Acid Black 2, Pigment Red 81, the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 and Basic Red 29 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 D&C Orange 5, Pigment Violet 1, Acid Black 2, Pigment Red 81, the substance bearing CAS RN 26694-69-9 and Basic Red 29 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.

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

 

Chairperson

Farm Credit 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.