Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 41: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

October 13, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Ministerial Condition No. 19571

Ministerial condition

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

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information pertaining to the substance amides, tall-oil fatty, N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl], Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 68650-79-3;

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 Minister of the Environment, pursuant to paragraph 84(1)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, hereby permits the manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with the conditions of the following annex.

Kevin Cash
Acting 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 may import the substance only to incorporate it as a component of asphalt or bitumen emulsions.

4. The notifier shall transfer the physical possession or control of the substance only to a person who will use it in accordance with item 3.

5. At least 120 days prior to beginning manufacturing the substance in Canada, the notifier shall inform the Minister of the Environment, in writing, and provide the following information:

Disposal of the substance

6. The notifier or the person to whom the substance has been transferred must

Environmental release

7. Where any release of the substance or waste to the environment occurs, the person who has the physical possession or control of the substance or waste shall immediately take all measures necessary to prevent any further release, and to limit the dispersion of any release. Furthermore, the person shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances, inform the Minister of the Environment by contacting an enforcement officer designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Record-keeping requirements

8. (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

9. The notifier shall inform any person to whom they transfer the physical possession or control of the substance, waste or containers or transportation vessels that contained the substance, in writing, of the terms of the present ministerial conditions. The notifier shall obtain, prior to the first transfer of the substance, waste or containers or transportation vessels, 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

10. The present ministerial conditions come into force on September 25, 2018.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Whereas the Chemicals Management Plan protects Canadians by assessing chemicals and taking action on those found to be harmful;

Whereas the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) provides the authority for the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health to conduct assessments to determine if substances are toxic as defined in section 64 of the Act, for being harmful to the environment or to human health, and if toxic, to manage their associated risks;

Whereas hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), perfluorooctane sulfonate and its salts and precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts and precursors (PFOA), and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids and their salts and precursors (LC-PFCAs) are listed on Schedule 1 of CEPA;

Whereas the Government of Canada has proposed that dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE) are entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or under conditions that constitute a danger to the environment;

Whereas the Government of Canada has committed to take immediate and comprehensive action to encourage the recovery of Canada's endangered whales species;

Whereas chemical contaminants are one of the key threats faced by the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale and the Saint Lawrence Estuary Beluga;

Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Environment and the Department of Health are initiating the development of amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 to further restrict the manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale and import of two flame retardants (HBCD and PBDEs) and three oil and water repellents (PFOS, PFOA and LC-PFCA).

The Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 do not currently prohibit two additional flame retardants (DP and DBDPE). Should the final screening assessment reports conclude that these two substances are toxic under section 64 of CEPA, notice is also given that the Department of the Environment and the Department of Health will initiate the development of amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 to prohibit their manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale and import.

As part of an open and transparent process, the development of the regulatory amendments will include consultations with representatives of provincial and territorial governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, the public and other stakeholders.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on this notice of intent to amend the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 by November 12, 2018. Comments can be submitted by email or mail to the addresses below.

A consultation document outlining the proposed regulatory approach to amending the Regulations will be published for public comment in the fall of 2018.

Interested parties will also have an opportunity to make written comments on proposed amendments to the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012 during the mandatory consultation period that will follow their publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I, in the winter of 2019–2020.

All input received during these consultations will be considered in the development of the amended Regulations.

Comments on the proposed scope of the amendments as outlined in this notice can be sent by mail or email by November 12, 2018, to the

Executive Director
Chemicals Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 10th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Email: ec.interdiction-prohibition.ec@canada.ca

Ottawa, October 5, 2018

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

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

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

Position Organization Closing date
Director Canada Council for the Arts  
Chairperson Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology  
Chairperson Canada Lands Company Limited  
President and Chief Executive Officer Canada Post Corporation  
Director Canada Revenue Agency October 31, 2018
Chairperson Canada Science and Technology Museum  
Vice-Chairperson Canada Science and Technology Museum  
Chairperson Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
Member Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
Vice-Chairperson Canadian Museum for Human Rights  
Vice-President Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21  
Vice-Chairperson Canadian Museum of Nature  
Chairperson Canadian Race Relations Foundation  
Regional Member (Quebec) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Chairperson Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police  
President and Chief Executive Officer Export Development Canada  
Chief Executive Officer The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited  
Commissioner Financial Consumer Agency of Canada  
Director (Federal) Hamilton Port Authority  
Commissioners and Chairperson International Joint Commission  
Members (appointment to roster) International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies  
President and Chief Executive Officer Marine Atlantic Inc.  
Chairperson National Arts Centre Corporation  
Vice-Chairperson National Arts Centre Corporation  
Chief Executive Officer National Capital Commission  
Director National Gallery of Canada  
Chairperson National Research Council of Canada  
Commissioner of Competition Office of the Commissioner of Competition  
Ombudsperson Office of the Ombudsperson for National Defence and Canadian Forces  
Superintendent Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada  
Veterans' Ombudsman Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman  
Director (Federal) Oshawa Port Authority  
Master of the Mint Royal Canadian Mint  
Member Social Security Tribunal of Canada October 15, 2018
Chairperson Telefilm Canada  
Member (Marine and Medical) Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada  
President and Chief Executive Officer VIA Rail Canada Inc.