Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 29: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

July 20, 2019

(Erratum)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice respecting the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health

Notice is hereby given that the second paragraph of the notice bearing the above-mentioned title published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 153, No. 27, Saturday, July 6, 2019, on page 3330, should have been written as follows:

The Agreement is composed of a series of articles that set out the purpose, principles and management of the Agreement, as well as annexes that identify commitments by each government to address Nutrients, Harmful Pollutants, Wastewater and Stormwater, Discharges from Vessels, Areas of Concern, Lakewide Management, Aquatic Invasive Species, Habitat and Species, Groundwater Quality, Climate Change Impacts and Resilience, From Awareness to Action, First Nations and the Great Lakes, and Métis and the Great Lakes.

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of a substance — acetic acid, CAS RN footnote 1 64-19-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

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

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

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substance does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

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

Public comment period

As specified under subsection 77(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website. 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 acetic acid

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of acetic acid. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) for acetic acid is 64-19-7. This substance was identified as a priority for assessment as it met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA.

Acetic acid may be present in food products such as vinegar (which is dilute aqueous acetic acid). Acetic acid is also a permitted food additive, and may be a component in incidental additives and food packaging materials. Acetic acid is also notified as present in self-care products (i.e. products that are available for purchase without a prescription from a doctor and that fall into one of three broad categories: cosmetics, natural health products, and non-prescription drugs) and pest control products. In Canada, it is also present in certain products available to consumers, such as household cleaners, pet shampoos, and silicone sealants.

The ecological risk of acetic acid was 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. Based on the outcome of ERC analysis, acetic acid is considered unlikely to be causing ecological harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to the environment from acetic acid. It is proposed to conclude that acetic acid does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA, as it is 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.

On the basis of the available information, no serious adverse effects or organ-specific toxicity were observed in experimental animals. Effects observed were primarily associated with site-of-contact effects, and loss of appetite. Given the low hazard potential of this substance, the risk to human health is considered to be low.

On the basis of the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that acetic acid does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as it is 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 acetic acid does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment for this substance is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for a substance — methane, dimethoxy- (dimethoxymethane), CAS RN footnote 2 109-87-5 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on dimethoxymethane pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substances does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

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

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 dimethoxymethane

Pursuant to section 68 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of methane, dimethoxy-, hereinafter referred to as dimethoxymethane. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) for dimethoxymethane is 109-87-5. Dimethoxymethane was identified as a priority for assessment on the basis of other human health concerns.

Dimethoxymethane occurs naturally in a limited number of food products. In the calendar year of 2011, there were no reports of manufacture or import of dimethoxymethane into Canada above the reporting threshold of 100 kg from a survey conducted under section 71 of CEPA (Environment Canada 2013). In Canada, it is primarily used as a solvent in products available to consumers, including cosmetics, cleaning products, paints and coatings, spray adhesives, and batteries.

The ecological risk of dimethoxymethane was 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. Based on the outcome of the ERC analysis, dimethoxymethane is considered unlikely to cause ecological harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to the environment from dimethoxymethane. It is proposed to conclude that dimethoxymethane does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA, as it is 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.

Dimethoxymethane is considered to be of low hazard potential to humans given that no adverse effects or organ-specific toxicity were observed at inhalation exposures as high as 10 068 ppm (31 334 mg/m3) in rats and considering the available information indicating a lack of genotoxic, mutagenic or developmental effects. As dimethoxymethane is considered to be of low hazard potential, the risk to human health is considered to be low.

On the basis of the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that dimethoxymethane does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as it is 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 therefore proposed to conclude that dimethoxymethane does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment for this substance is available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Al-Katib, Murad

2019-846

Invest in Canada Hub

 

Director of the board of directors

 

Anderson, Claire

2019-980

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

 

Full-time member

 

Beaton, The Hon. Carole A.

2019-895

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge

 

Canada Industrial Relations Board

 

Full-time Vice-Chairpersons

 

Guilbert, Sylvie Monique Denise

2019-1000

Hackl, Roland Anthony Henry

2019-999

Smith, Allison Leslie

2019-998

Christie, The Hon. Vanessa V.

2019-892

Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

 

Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Court of Appeal of Quebec

 

Puisne Judges

 

Fournier, The Hon. Lucie

2019-893

Moore, The Hon. Benoît

2019-894

Da Silva, Orlando

2019-1015

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

 

Chief Administrator

 

Federal Court

 

Judges

 

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Judges ex officio

 

Fuhrer, Janet M.

2019-965

Mactavish, The Hon. Anne L.

2019-890

Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba

 

Puisnes Judges

 

McCarthy, The Hon. Shauna

2019-969

Turner, Anne

2019-970

Immigration and Refugee Board

 

Full-time members

 

Al-Salem, Rouba Essam

2019-855

Kaufman, Neil Aaron

2019-852

Kennedy, Alison Joanna

2019-881

Krajcovic, Linda Catherine

2019-990

Marcinkiewicz, Christopher

2019-851

Richards II, Joseph Wesley

2019-850

Smith Costantino, Craig Michael

2019-988

Wallace, Karen Alice

2019-989

Jamal, Mahmud

2019-891

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Justice of Appeal

 

Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

La Rosa, The Hon. Catherine

2019-972

Superior Court of Quebec

 

Senior Associate Chief Justice

 

Malchuk, Melanie

2019-883

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

 

Permanent member

 

McCormick, Kevin Robert Edward

2019-977

National Seniors Council

 

Member

 

McDonell, Patrick

2019-992

Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons

 

Moore, Morgan

2019-845

National Farm Products Council

 

Member

 

Morawetz, The Hon. Geoffrey B.

2019-971

Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

 

Chief Justice

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Moreau, The Hon. Samuel

2019-896

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division)

 

Judge

 

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge ex officio

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

 

President

 

Adem, Alejandro

2019-847

Members

 

Puri, Ishwar K.

2019-848

Watson-Wright, Wendy M.

2019-880

Robertson, Judith

2019-868

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

 

Commissioner

 

Smith, The Hon. Deborah K.

2019-889

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

 

Chief Justice

 

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge ex officio

 

Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montréal

 

Puisnes Judges

 

Buchholz, Patrick

2019-967

Hivon, Marie-Christine

2019-968

Lacoste, Stéphane

2019-966

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judges

 

Crerar, David A.

2019-899

Ross, Alan M.

2019-897

Tucker, Sheila, Q.C.

2019-898

Thorburn, The Hon. Julie A.

2019-973

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Justice of Appeal

 

Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

July 11, 2019

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

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

Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

Canada Industrial Relations Board

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canada Lands Company Limited

 

Board Member (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chairperson (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chief Executive Officer (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Vice-Chairperson (Anticipatory)

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization

 

Chairperson

Canadian Dairy Commission

 

Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Director

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Lead Commissioner, Deputy Lead Commissioner and Commissioner

Canadian Energy Regulator

 

Pay Equity Commissioner

Canadian Human Rights Commission

 

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Canadian Tourism Commission

 

Chairperson

Farm Credit Canada

 

Member (appointment to roster)

International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies

 

Auditor General of Canada

Office of the Auditor General

 

Chief Accessibility Officer (Anticipatory)

Office of the Chief Accessibility Officer

 

Chief Executive Officer

Parks Canada

 

Commissioner

Public Service Commission

 

Member and Alternate Member

Renewable Resources Board (Gwich’in)

 

Member and Alternate Member

Renewable Resources Board (Sahtu)