Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 157, Number 11: GOVERNMENT NOTICES
March 18, 2023
DEPARTMENT OF CROWN-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS
TLA’AMIN FINAL AGREEMENT
Amendment to the Tla’amin Final Agreement — Addition to Tla’amin Lands (Appendix C)
Pursuant to Chapter 3, paragraph 90, of the Tla’amin Final Agreement (the “Final Agreement”), the following parcel of land became Tla’amin Lands on March 8, 2017:
District Lot 4748, Group 1, New Westminster District having a Parcel Identifier of 015-837-815 for British Columbia Land Title Office purposes (“DL4748”).
In accordance with Chapter 25, paragraph 9, of the Final Agreement, Appendix C of the Final Agreement has been amended effective as of May 19, 2022, to reflect the addition of DL4748 to Tla’amin Lands, by adding Appendix C-5, Additions to Tla’amin Lands after the Effective Date, to the Final Agreement, a copy of which is reproduced below.
Unless otherwise defined, capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Final Agreement.
Additions to Tla’amin Lands After the Effective Date
|Land title office parcel identifier (PID)||Legal description|
|015-837-815||District Lot 4748, Group 1, New Westminster District|
Part 2: Map of Additions to Tla’amin Lands
Figure 1: Map of Additions to Tla’amin Lands
Figure 1: Map of Additions to Tla’amin Lands - Text version
Detailed description of map (Figure 1):
Appendix C-5, Part 2, Former Private Land Map 1, District Lot 4748, is a map depicting various areas within Tla’amin Lands, located in British Columbia to the north of the municipality of Powell River and to the east of the Strait of Georgia. The map highlights the land parcel District Lot 4748, Group 1, New Westminster District, which is an addition to Tla’amin Lands after the Effective Date of the Tla’amin Final Agreement. This land parcel is surrounded to the north by District Lot 1979, Group 1, New Westminster District, surrounded to the east by the west half of District Lot 4745, Group 1, New Westminster District, and surrounded on the south border and west border by the Former Sliammon Indian Reserve 1.
This map of Tla’amin Lands depicts a variety of areas, including potential land additions, former provincial Crown land, former private land, former Sliammon Indian Reserve lands, roads transferred to British Columbia on the effective date, provincial Crown roads that are excluded, UTM coordinates, primary survey parcels, subdivision parcels, provincial protected areas, municipality lands, roads that are paved, and roads that are gravel.This map and its detailed descriptions are not to be used for defining Tla’amin Lands boundaries or for their legal descriptions. Depictions of Tla’amin Lands on this map and its detailed descriptions are to be used for illustrative purposes only.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Publication of supplemental material after draft screening assessment of the Furan Compounds Group, including 2-furanmethanol (furfuryl alcohol), CAS RNfootnote 1 98-00-0, and furan, tetrahydro- (tetrahydrofuran), CAS RN 109-99-9, specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
Whereas furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran are substances identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
And whereas a summary of the additional risk characterization conducted on furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran in support of the draft screening assessment of the Furan Compounds Group pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby,
Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) may use the supplemental material in the additional risk characterization document to inform the final screening assessment of the Furan Compounds Group and any subsequent risk management.
Notice is furthermore given that the ministers have released an addendum to the risk management scope document for these substances to initiate discussions with stakeholders on the development of risk management options, and to inform any subsequent risk management of furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran.
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 email to email@example.com or by 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.
Industrial Sectors and Chemicals Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health
Summary of the additional risk characterization document
A draft of the screening assessment report for the Furan Compounds Group was published on September 1, 2018. This current document contains additional information to support that screening assessment of 2-furanmethanol (CAS RN 98-00-0) and furan, tetrahydro (CAS RN 109-99-9), hereinafter referred to as furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran, respectively, two of the four substances in the Furan Compounds Group. Data identified or generated since the publication of the draft screening assessment report are included herein.
The scope of this additional risk characterization document is limited to assessing potential human health concerns from releases of furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran into air from facilities in Canada. Since the publication of the draft screening assessment report, a more thorough investigation of the updated National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data on furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran has been conducted. The data and analysis herein provide the opportunity for public comment on the new information prior to it being considered in the finalization of the screening assessment of furan compounds, and if appropriate, the corresponding risk management approach document.
In 2011, furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran were not reported to be manufactured in Canada but were reported to be imported into Canada in quantities ranging from 100 000 kg to 1 000 000 kg for furfuryl alcohol and in a quantity of 384 594 kg for tetrahydrofuran. Both substances can be released into air because of industrial activities. Data from the NPRI indicated that approximately 0.024 t to 590 t of furfuryl alcohol and 0.0002 t to 96 t of tetrahydrofuran were released into air in Canada in 2019. For furfuryl alcohol, this was from various sectors including foundries and non-metallic mineral product manufacturing, and for tetrahydrofuran, this was from sectors including textile and fabric finishing and fabric coating, and petroleum manufacturing.
Furfuryl alcohol is classified as “likely to be carcinogenic to humans” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC). Since the publication of the draft screening assessment, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified furfuryl alcohol as Group 2B (“possibly carcinogenic to humans”) and the European Chemicals Agency considers furfuryl alcohol as “suspected of causing cancer” (Carc. 2B). Risk estimates were derived for potential exposures to furfuryl alcohol from outdoor air for residents living near facilities releasing the substance. Estimated acute and chronic exposure to furfuryl alcohol in ambient air near releasing facilities were compared to the cancer and non-cancer critical effect levels (acute and chronic). The margins for certain facilities (i.e. foundries, non-metallic product manufacturing) were considered inadequate to account for uncertainties in the health effects and exposure data used to characterize risk.
The U.S. EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) has assessed tetrahydrofuran as having “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential.” Since the publication of the draft screening assessment, IARC classified tetrahydrofuran as Group 2B (“possibly carcinogenic to humans”). Risk estimates were derived for potential exposures to tetrahydrofuran from outdoor air for residents living near facilities releasing the substance. Estimated acute and chronic exposure to tetrahydrofuran in ambient air near releasing facilities were compared to the cancer and non-cancer critical effect levels (acute and chronic). The margin between the inhalation critical effect levels for cancer and chronic inhalation exposure to tetrahydrofuran for Canadians living near certain facilities (i.e. fabric coating facility) are considered inadequate to account for uncertainties in the health effects and exposure data used to characterize risk.
On the basis of information presented in this risk characterization document, the release of furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran into air by certain facilities may be harmful to human health.
The supplemental materials for these substances are available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.
Summary of the addendum to the risk management scope
This document outlines additional proposed risk management options for furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofuran under consideration to address risks outlined in the Additional Risk Characterization Document in Support of the Draft Screening Assessment for the Furan Compounds Group. In particular, the Government of Canada is considering measures to reduce exposure of communities living in the vicinity of facilities in sectors of concern that release furfuryl alcohol or tetrahydrofuran to air. These could include pollution prevention (P2) plans, voluntary actions by industry via mechanisms such as memoranda of understanding (MOUs), environmental performance agreements (EPAs), or codes of practice, or regulatory actions under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
The risk management actions outlined in this addendum may evolve through consideration of assessments and risk management actions published for other Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) substances, as required, to ensure effective, coordinated, and consistent risk management decision-making.
Please note that the Risk Management Scope for Furan Compounds published in 2018 describes risk management options under consideration to address risks identified in the draft screening assessment for the Furan Compounds Group. Those risk management options remain under consideration; however, they will not be discussed in this document.
Moreover, because certain data gaps remain, facilities involved in the manufacture, import, use, and sale or offer for sale of these substances are invited to provide information that might further assist in the determination of risk management measures. Such information could include processing details, sources of releases, control technologies, alternatives, and monitoring data. This information should be provided on or before May 17, 2023, to the contact details identified in section 6.1 of the addendum to the risk management scope.
Note: The above summary is an abridged list of actions proposed to manage this substance. Refer to section 2 of the addendum to the risk management scope for more complete details in this regard. It should be noted that the proposed risk management actions may evolve through consideration of additional information obtained from the public comment period, literature and other sources.
The supplemental materials for these substances are available on the Canada.ca (Chemical Substances) website.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality: Understanding and Managing Risks in Recreational Waters
Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the final Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality: Understanding and Managing Risks in Recreational Waters. The technical document for these guidelines is available on Water Quality - Reports and Publications. This document was publicly consulted for 60 days in 2021 and was updated taking into consideration the comments received.
March 18, 2023
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health
The Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality comprise multiple guideline technical documents that consider the various factors that could interfere with the safety of recreational waters from a human health perspective. This includes technical documents on understanding and managing risks in recreational waters, fecal indicator organisms, microbiological sampling and analysis, cyanobacteria and their toxins, physical, aesthetic, and chemical characteristics, and microbiological pathogens and other biological hazards. These documents provide guideline values for specific parameters used to monitor water quality hazards and recommend science-based monitoring and risk management strategies.
Recreational waters are any natural fresh, marine or estuarine bodies of water that are used for recreational purposes. This includes lakes, rivers, and human-made systems (e.g. stormwater ponds, artificial lakes) that are filled with untreated natural waters. Jurisdictions may choose to apply these guidelines to other natural waters for which limited treatment is applied (e.g. short-term use of disinfection for an athletic event). Applying the guidelines in these scenarios should be done with caution. Some disease-causing microorganisms (e.g. protozoan pathogens) are more difficult to disinfect than fecal indicator organisms and may still be present even if disinfection has reduced the fecal indicators to acceptable levels.
Recreational activities that could present a human health risk through intentional or incidental immersion and ingestion include primary contact activities (e.g. swimming, bathing, wading, windsurfing and waterskiing) and secondary contact activities (e.g. canoeing, boating or fishing).
Each guideline technical document has been established based on current, published scientific research related to health effects, aesthetic effects, and beach management considerations. The responsibility for recreational water quality generally falls under provincial and territorial jurisdiction, and therefore the policies and approaches, as well as the resulting management decisions, may vary between jurisdictions. The guideline technical documents are intended to guide decisions by provincial, territorial, and local authorities that are responsible for the management of recreational waters. For a complete list of the guideline technical documents available, please refer to the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality summary document available on the Canada.ca website (in publication).
Understanding and managing risks in recreational waters
The authority charged with the day-to-day oversight of the recreational water area generally has the most comprehensive knowledge of the recreational area and is therefore in the best position to take the actions necessary to ensure safe water recreation. The risk management information in this document is more pertinent to managed beaches (either public or private); however, the same risk management principles can be applied to any natural water area that has been designated as a recreational area. Effective recreational water management requires the cooperation of all stakeholders, including beach operators, service providers, governments, local businesses and industry, as well as users. All stakeholders are expected to become informed about their roles and responsibilities in the management of recreational waters.
The best strategy for protecting public health from risks associated with recreational waters is a preventive risk management approach that focuses on the identification and control of water quality hazards and their associated risks, combined with routine microbial water quality assessments. Reactive management strategies that rely on microbial water quality monitoring alone are not sufficient to protect the health of recreational water users.
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY
Notice No. DGSO-001-23 — Consultation on the Spectrum Licence Renewal Process for Wireless Communication Services (WCS) Licences
The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled DGSO-001-23, Consultation on the Spectrum Licence Renewal Process for Wireless Communication Services (WCS) Licences, which sets out Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) proposal to renew eligible spectrum licences in the WCS band.
Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.
Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.
March 10, 2023
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CANADA
SPECIES AT RISK ACT
Description of Caribou, Boreal population, critical habitat in the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area
The Caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Boreal population, is listed as threatened on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. In Canada, the Caribou, Boreal population, is distributed broadly throughout the boreal forest, occurring in seven provinces and two territories and extending from the northeast corner of Yukon east to Labrador and south to Lake Superior. The species require large areas comprised of continuous tracts of undisturbed habitat rich in mature to old-growth coniferous forest, lichens, muskegs, peat lands, and upland or hilly areas.
The latest recovery strategy for the Caribou, Boreal population identifies the critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including within a federally protected area.
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act will apply, 90 days after this publication, to the critical habitat of the Caribou, Boreal population, identified in the recovery strategy for that species — that is included on the Species at Risk Public Registry — that is found within the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area described in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Area Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.
March 18, 2023
Species at Risk Act Implementation
Canadian Wildlife Service
GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA
Appointment to roster
At this time, the Government of Canada is seeking applicants for appointment to rosters for the following bodies:
Agreement on Trade Continuity between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Canada (“Canada-UK TCA”)
REPOST - Canada-UK TCA Chapter 29 (General State to State) Roster:
This roster will be established pursuant to Article 29.8 of Canada-UK TCA and will be used to constitute arbitral panels to determine disputes covered by Chapter 29 of the Agreement. Chapter 29 applies to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of the Canada-UK TCA, except as otherwise provided. The Chapter provides for the establishment of a roster of at least 15 nominees: five from each Party to the Canada-UK TCA, and five who are not nationals of either Party who could serve as chair of an arbitral panel. An individual is appointed to the roster by the Canada-UK Joint Committee. The Agreement does not provide for a set term of appointment to a roster.
The Government of Canada is seeking approximately 8–10 appointees to this roster, including appointees who are not citizens or permanent residents of either Canada or the United Kingdom.
Further details can be found on the Global Affairs Canada website.
PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE
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.
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.
|Director||Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada|
|Director||Atomic Energy of Canada Limited|
|Director||Bank of Canada|
|Chairperson||Business Development Bank of Canada|
|Director||Business Development Bank of Canada|
|Director||Canada Council for the Arts|
|Director||Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation|
|Director||Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology|
|President||Canada Lands Company Limited|
|Director||Canada Post Corporation|
|Director||Canada Revenue Agency|
|Chairperson||Canadian Air Transport Security Authority|
|Chief Executive Officer||Canadian Air Transport Security Authority|
|Director||Canadian Commercial Corporation|
|Member||Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board|
|Director||Canadian Energy Regulator|
|Chief Commissioner||Canadian Human Rights Commission|
|Pay Equity Commissioner||Canadian Human Rights Commission|
|Member||Canadian Human Rights Tribunal|
|Member||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|President||Canadian Institutes of Health Research|
|Member||Canadian International Trade Tribunal|
|Secretary||Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat|
|Trustee||Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21|
|Permanent Member||Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission|
|President||Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission|
|Member||Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission|
|Member||Canadian Statistics Advisory Council|
|Chairperson||Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board|
|Member||Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board|
|Member||Canadian Transportation Agency|
|Chairperson||Export Development Canada|
|Director||Export Development Canada|
|Director||First Nations Financial Management Board|
|Commissioner||First Nations Tax Commission|
|Deputy Administrator||Fund for Railway Accidents Involving Designated Goods|
|Member||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Commissioner||International Commission on the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas|
|President||International Development Research Centre|
|Commissioner||International Joint Commission|
|Director||Invest in Canada Hub|
|Chairperson||Military Grievances External Review Committee|
|Vice-Chairperson||Military Grievances External Review Committee|
|Commissioner||National Battlefields Commission|
|Chairperson||National Capital Commission|
|Member||National Capital Commission|
|Member||National Farm Products Council|
|Vice-Chairperson||National Farm Products Council|
|Director||National Gallery of Canada|
|Member||Net-Zero Advisory Body|
|Canadian Representative||North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization|
|Canadian Representative||North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission|
|Public Sector Integrity Commissioner||Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner|
|Member||Pacific Pilotage Authority|
|Member||Patented Medicine Prices Review Board|
|Vice-Chairperson||Patented Medicine Prices Review Board|
|Commissioner||Public Service Commission|
|Member||Royal Canadian Mounted Police Management Advisory Board|
|Principal||Royal Military College of Canada|
|Deputy Administrator||Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund|
|Member||Standards Council of Canada|
|Executive Director||Telefilm Canada|
|Chief Executive Officer||VIA Rail Canada Inc.|
|Chief Executive Officer||Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority|
TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT
PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS
CANADIAN FORCES SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS
ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS
In accordance with subsection 46(3) of the Public Service Superannuation Regulations, subsection 36(3) of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Regulations and subsection 30(3) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Regulations, the quarterly rates used for calculating interest for the purpose of subsection (1) of each of the corresponding sections are as follows:
- March 31, 2022 0.8106%
- June 30, 2022 0.7927%
- September 30, 2022 0.7886%
- December 31, 2022 0.7844%