Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 45: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

November 10, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of nine substances in the Poly(amines) Group specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the nine substances identified in the annex below are substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on these 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 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 the Poly(amines) Group

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 nine substances referred to collectively as the Poly(amines) Group. Substances in this group were identified as priorities for assessment as they met the categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA. Their Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RNs footnote 1, their Domestic Substances List (DSL) names and their subgroup are listed in the table below.

Substances in the Poly(amines) Group
CAS RN DSL name Subgroup
26062-79-3 2-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propenyl-, chloride, homopolymer Poly(DADMAC)
26590-05-6 2-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propenyl-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide Poly(DADMAC)
25988-97-0 Methanamine, N-methyl-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane Poly(EDMA)
42751-79-1 1,2-Ethanediamine, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and N-methylmethanamine Poly(EDMA)
52722-38-0 Methanamine, N-methyl-, polymer with ammonia and (chloromethyl)oxirane Poly(EDMA)
69418-26-4 Ethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-2-[(1-oxo-2-propenyl)oxy]-, chloride, polymer with 2-propenamide Poly(ASPCA)
68130-99-4 Aziridine, homopolymer, ethoxylated Poly(ASPCA)
27967-29-9 Urea, polymer with ammonia and formaldehyde Poly(ASPCA)
68134-56-5 2-Oxepanone, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane, N-(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)-N′-[2-[(1,3-dimethylbutylidene)amino]ethyl]-1,2-ethanediamine, 2-(methylamino)ethanol, 4,4′-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 2,2′-oxybis[ethanol], acetate (salt) Poly(ASPCA)

These nine substances were previously evaluated under the second phase of polymer rapid screening, which identified them as having low potential to cause harm to human health, but requiring further evaluation due to their potential to cause ecological harm (ECCC, HC 2017). The present assessment summarizes the approach applied during the second phase of polymer rapid screening and further elaborates on the potential for these nine substances to cause ecological harm, in order to reach an overall conclusion under section 64 of CEPA.

The nine poly(amines) do not occur naturally in the environment. In Canada, they are reported to be mainly used as coagulants and flocculants for water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production and oil field applications. In addition, minor uses of both poly(DADMAC) polymers have been reported for personal care products. footnote 2 Minor uses of poly(ASPCA) polymers have also been reported in liquid laundry and dishwashing detergent formulations for the substance bearing CAS RN 68130-99-4, automotive paints and coatings for the substance bearing CAS RN 68134-56-5, and adhesives and sealants for the substance bearing CAS RN 27967-29-9. Minor uses for poly(DADMAC) [CAS RNs 26062-79-3 and 26590-05-6], poly(EDMA) [CAS RNs 25988-97-0, 42751-79-1 and 52722-38-0] and poly(ASPCA) [CAS RN 69418-26-4] in food packaging materials have also been reported.

These poly(amines) contain cationic amine functional groups that, in general, may be associated with adverse effects on fish, invertebrates, and algae. However, the assessment determined that the nine poly(amines) are expected to show moderate to low toxicity to aquatic organisms, and low toxicity towards sediment-dwelling species in natural environments, as they quickly form colloidal solids that are not expected to be bioavailable. Considering the use patterns of the nine poly(amines) as noted above, releases of the unbound form of the substances are expected to be low. A high degree of removal during wastewater treatment is also common for these types of substances because of their colloidal nature. In the event of overdosing when being added to wastewater as a flocculant, any unreacted polymer residues that reach the aquatic environment are not expected to be bioavailable because they rapidly and irreversibly form colloidal solids (floc) with anionic materials in water.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft screening assessment, including the assumption that significant overdosing of waters being treated is avoided, there is a low risk of harm to the environment from the nine poly(amines). It is proposed to conclude that the nine poly(amines) 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 their biological diversity or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

Although human exposure was established as high, the human health hazard for these polymers was concluded to be low. Therefore, on the basis of the risk classification performed in the second phase of polymer rapid screening, it is unlikely that exposure to these substances will pose a human health risk (ECCC, HC 2017).

Based on the information presented in this screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that the nine poly(amines) 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 the substances 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.

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments
Name and position Order in Council
Goodridge, The Hon. William H. 2018-1290
Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador  
Judge of Appeal  
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador  
Judge ex officio  
Routledge, Peter D. 2018-1287
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation  
President and Chief Executive Officer  
Sadek, Jillan Diana 2018-1286
Immigration and Refugee Board  
Full-time member  
Tupper, Shawn 2018-1310
Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources  
Wilson, Steven 2018-1291
Supreme Court of British Columbia  
Judge  

November 2, 2018

Diane Bélanger
Official Documents Registrar

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

Motus Bank — Letters patent of incorporation

Notice is hereby given of the issuance, pursuant to section 22 of the Bank Act, of letters patent incorporating Motus Bank and, in French, Banque Motus, effective October 3, 2018.

October 10, 2018

Jeremy Rudin
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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 Lands Company Limited  
President and Chief Executive Officer Canada Post Corporation  
Chairperson Canada Science and Technology Museum  
Vice-Chairperson Canada Science and Technology Museum  
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  
Chairperson Canadian Race Relations Foundation  
Regional Member (Quebec) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Chairperson and Member Canadian Statistics Advisory Council  
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 Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation November 30, 2018
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 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  
Commissioner of Competition Office of the Commissioner of Competition  
Ombudsperson Office of the Ombudsperson for National Defence and Canadian Forces  
Veterans' Ombudsman Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman  
Director (Federal) Oshawa Port 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.