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Vol. 142, No. 6 — February 9, 2008

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of Part 7, Division 3, of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Permit No. 4543-2-06485 is approved.

 1. Permittee: Fogo Island Co-operative Society Ltd., Fogo, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Type of Permit: To load and dispose of fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations for the purpose of disposal.

 3. Term of Permit: Permit is valid from March 21, 2008, to March 20, 2009.

 4. Loading Site(s): 49°43.03¢ N, 54°16.55¢ W, Fogo, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 5. Disposal Site(s): 49°43.65¢ N, 54°16.35¢ W, at an approximate depth of 12 m.

 6. Route to Disposal Site(s): Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site.

 7. Equipment: Vessels, barges or other floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

 8. Method of Disposal: The material to be disposed of shall be discharged from the equipment or vessel while steaming within 300 m of the approved disposal site. Disposal will take place in a manner which will promote the greatest degree of dispersion. All vessels will operate at maximum safe speed while discharging offal.

 9. Rate of Disposal: As required by normal operations.

10. Total Quantity to Be Disposed of: Not to exceed 1 000 tonnes.

11. Material to Be Disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations.

12. Requirements and Restrictions:

12.1. It is required that the Permittee report, in writing, to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email), at least 48 hours prior to the start of the first disposal operation to be conducted under this permit.

12.2. A written report shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity and type of material disposed of pursuant to the permit and the dates on which the loading and disposal activities occurred.

12.3. It is required that the Permittee admit any enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to any place, ship or structure directly related to the loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit, at any reasonable time throughout the duration of this permit.

12.4. The loading and transit of waste material to the disposal site must be conducted in such a manner that no material enters the marine environment. Waste material spilled at any place other than the permitted disposal site must be retrieved. All waste must be contained on shore while the barge is away from the loading site.

12.5. The material must be covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls, except during direct loading or disposal of the material.

12.6. This permit must be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

12.7. Vessels operating under the authority of this permit must carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12.8. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out without written authorization from the Permittee.

12.9. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any vessel for more than 96 hours without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.10. The Permittee shall periodically determine the water depth in the area of the disposal site. The depth readings shall be taken every eight weeks, beginning with the start date of this permit, and reported to Mr. Rick Wadman, identified in paragraph 12.1.

ERIC HUNDERT
Environmental Stewardship
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of Part 7, Division 3, of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Permit No. 4543-2-06486 is approved.

 1. Permittee: Fogo Island Co-operative Society Ltd., Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Type of Permit: To load and dispose of fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations for the purpose of disposal.

 3. Term of Permit: Permit is valid from March 21, 2008, to March 20, 2009.

 4. Loading Site(s): 49°43.90¢ N, 54°09.60¢ W, Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 5. Disposal Site(s): 49°44.20¢ N, 54°10.00¢ W, at an approximate depth of 16 m.

 6. Route to Disposal Site(s): Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site.

 7. Equipment: Vessels, barges or other floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

 8. Method of Disposal: The material to be disposed of shall be discharged from the equipment or vessel while steaming within 300 m of the approved disposal site. Disposal will take place in a manner which will promote the greatest degree of dispersion. All vessels will operate at maximum safe speed while discharging offal.

 9. Rate of Disposal: As required by normal operations.

10. Total Quantity to Be Disposed of: Not to exceed 1 000 tonnes.

11. Material to Be Disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations.

12. Requirements and Restrictions:

12.1. It is required that the Permittee report, in writing, to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email), at least 48 hours prior to the start of the first disposal operation to be conducted under this permit.

12.2. A written report shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity and type of material disposed of pursuant to the permit and the dates on which the loading and disposal activities occurred.

12.3. It is required that the Permittee admit any enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to any place, ship or structure directly related to the loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit, at any reasonable time throughout the duration of this permit.

12.4. The loading and transit of waste material to the disposal site must be conducted in such a manner that no material enters the marine environment. Waste material spilled at any place other than the permitted disposal site must be retrieved. All waste must be contained on shore while the barge is away from the loading site.

12.5. The material must be covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls, except during direct loading or disposal of the material.

12.6. This permit must be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

12.7. Vessels operating under the authority of this permit must carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12.8. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out without written authorization from the Permittee.

12.9. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any vessel for more than 96 hours without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.10. The Permittee shall periodically determine the water depth in the area of the disposal site. The depth readings shall be taken every eight weeks, beginning with the start date of this permit, and reported to Mr. Rick Wadman, identified in paragraph 12.1.

ERIC HUNDERT
Environmental Stewardship
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of Part 7, Division 3, of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Permit No. 4543-2-06487 is approved.

 1. Permittee: J. W. Hiscock Sons Limited, Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Type of Permit: To load and dispose of fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations for the purpose of disposal.

 3. Term of Permit: Permit is valid from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.

 4. Loading Site(s): 47°32.30¢ N, 53°12.40¢ W, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 5. Disposal Site(s): 47°32.40¢ N, 53°11.20¢ W, at an approximate depth of 75 m.

 6. Route to Disposal Site(s): Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site.

 7. Equipment: Vessels, barges or other floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

 8. Method of Disposal: The material to be disposed of shall be discharged from the equipment or vessel while steaming within 300 m of the approved disposal site. Disposal will take place in a manner which will promote the greatest degree of dispersion. All vessels will operate at maximum safe speed while discharging offal.

 9. Rate of Disposal: As required by normal operations.

10. Total Quantity to Be Disposed of: Not to exceed 500 tonnes.

11. Material to Be Disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish-processing operations.

12. Requirements and Restrictions:

12.1. It is required that the Permittee report, in writing, to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email), at least 48 hours prior to the start of the first disposal operation to be conducted under this permit.

12.2. A written report shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity and type of material disposed of pursuant to the permit and the dates on which the loading and disposal activities occurred.

12.3. It is required that the Permittee admit any enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to any place, ship or structure directly related to the loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit, at any reasonable time throughout the duration of this permit.

12.4. The loading and transit of waste material to the disposal site must be conducted in such a manner that no material enters the marine environment. Waste material spilled at any place other than the permitted disposal site must be retrieved. All waste must be contained on shore while the barge is away from the loading site.

12.5. The material must be covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls, except during direct loading or disposal of the material.

12.6. This permit must be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

12.7. Vessels operating under the authority of this permit must carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12.8. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out without written authorization from the Permittee.

12.9. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any vessel for more than 96 hours without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

ERIC HUNDERT
Environmental Stewardship
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2007-87-11-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, pursuant to subsections 87(1), (3) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), the Minister of the Environment has added the substances referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List;

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999(see footnote b), hereby makes the annexed Order 2007-87-11-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Ottawa, January 30, 2008

JOHN BAIRD
Minister of the Environment

ORDER 2007-87-11-02 AMENDING THE
NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

AMENDMENT

1. Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by deleting the following:

45235-48-1

196823-49-1

110225-00-8

COMING INTO FORCE

2. This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2007-87-11-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 14978

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act, 1999
)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance Oxirane, [[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]methyl]-, reaction products with polyethylene glycol ether with 2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decyne-4,7-diol (2:1), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 857892-58-1;

Whereas the substance is not on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the Ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of that Act, that subsection 81(4) of the same Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the
Annex.

JOHN BAIRD
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act, 1999
)

1. In relation to the substance Oxirane, [[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]
methyl]-, reaction products with polyethylene glycol ether with 2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decyne-4,7-diol (2:1), a significant new activity is any activity involving the substance in any quantity, for use as a component of cosmetics, personal care products or any other consumer products.

2. A person that proposes a significant new activity set out in this notice for this substance shall provide to the Minister of the Environment, at least 90 days prior to the commencement of the proposed significant new activity, the following information:

(1) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;

(2) the information specified in Schedule 9 of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(3) the information specified in item 5 of Schedule 10 to those Regulations; and

(4) the information specified in items 8 and 9 and paragraph 10(b) of Schedule 11 to those Regulations.

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister of the Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the
Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 or 106 of the Act. Under section 86, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify of any new activity and all other information as described in the notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada of the substance to which it relates or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

2008 Calls for Bids: Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of bids in respect of one parcel in the Central Mackenzie Valley and five parcels in the Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta area and comprising the following lands:

Parcel No. CMV-1

(82 100 hectares, more or less)    Issuance Fee: $1,750.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

64°50¢ N

125°00¢ W

Sections 6-10, 16-20, 26-30, 36-40, 46-50, 56-60,
66-70, 76-80

64°50¢ N

125°15¢ W

Sections 6-10, 16, 20, 26-30, 36-40, 46-50, 56-60, 66-70, 76-80

64°50¢ N

125°30¢ W

Sections 6-10, 16-20, 26-30, 36-40, 46, 50, 56, 60, 66-70, 76-80

65°00¢ N

125°30¢ W

Sections 1-54, 60-64, 70-74, 80

65°10¢ N

125°00¢ W

Sections 1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55,
61-65, 71-75

65°10¢ N

125°15¢ W

Sections 1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55,
61-65, 71-75

65°10¢ N

125°30¢ W

Sections 1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55, 61-65, 71-75


Parcel No. BSMD-1

(202 380 hectares, more or less)     Issuance Fee: $2,500.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

71°00¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 12-20, 22-30, 32-40, 42-50, 52-60, 62-70, 72-80, 82-90, 92-100

71°00¢ N

134o30¢ W

Sections 2-10, 12-20, 22-30, 32-40, 42-50, 52-60, 65-70, 75-80, 85-90, 95-100

71°00¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 5-10, 15-20, 25-30, 35-40, 45-50, 55-60, 65-70, 75-80, 85-90, 95-100

71°00¢ N

135°30¢ W

Sections 8-10, 18-20, 28-30, 38-40, 48-50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

71°10¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 11-14, 21-24, 31-34, 41-44, 51-54, 61-64, 71-74, 81-84, 91-94

71°10¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1-4, 11-100

71°10¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 1-100

71°10¢ N

135°30¢ W

Sections 1-100

71°20¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 41, 51-52, 61-62, 71-72, 81-82, 91-92

71°20¢ N

135°30¢ W

Sections 1-2, 11-12, 21-22, 31-32, 41-42, 51-52,
61-62, 71-72, 81-82, 91-92


Parcel No. BSMD-2

(41 323 hectares, more or less)     Issuance Fee: $1,500.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

69°30¢ N

133°45¢ W

Sections 20 S/2, 28 S/2, 29-30, 37-40, 46-50, 56-60

69°30¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 6-10, 16-20, 23-30, 33-40, 43-47, 49-50, 53-54, 59-60

69°30¢ N

134°15¢ W

Sections 3, 8-10, 19-20, 29-30, 38-40

69°40¢ N

133°45¢ W

Sections 12 N/2, 13 S/2, 21-22, 23 S/2, 31-33, 41-43, 51-54

69°40¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 1-5, 11-15, 21-27, 31-37, 41-47, 51-57

69°40¢ N

134°15¢ W

Sections 1-7, 11-14, 21-24, 31-35


Parcel No. BSMD-3

(205 359 hectares, more or less)     Issuance Fee: $3,750.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

70o40¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 7-10, 17-20, 27-30, 37-40, 47-50, 57-60, 70, 80, 90, 100

70°40¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 99-100

70°40¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 9-10, 19-20, 29-30, 39-40, 49-50, 59-60, 69-70, 79-80, 88-90, 97-100

70°40¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 7-10, 17-20, 27-30, 37-40, 47-50, 57-60, 67-70, 77-80, 87-90, 97-100

70°40¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 7-10, 17-20, 27-30, 37-40, 47-50

70°50¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 88, 98

70°50¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 1-8, 11-18, 21-28, 31-38, 41-48, 51-58, 61-68, 71-78, 81-88, 91-98

70°50¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 1-8, 11-18, 21-28, 31-38, 41-48, 51-58, 61-63, 66-73, 76-80, 81-83, 86-93, 96-100

70°50¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 1-3, 6-13, 16-100

70°50¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1-100

70°50¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 1-53, 59-63, 69-70, 79-80, 90

71°00¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 61, 71, 81, 91

71°00¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 1, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91

71°00¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61-64, 71-74, 81-84, 91-94

71°00¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 1-4, 11-14, 21-24, 31-34, 41-44, 54


Parcel No. BSMD-4

(196 497 hectares, more or less)     Issuance Fee: $2,750.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

70°20¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 46-50, 56-60, 66-70, 76-80, 86-100

70°20¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 1-9, 11-19, 21-29, 31-39, 41-100

70°20¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1-40, 49-50, 59-60

70°30¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 41-47, 51-57, 61-67, 71-77, 81-87, 91-100

70°30¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 5-10, 16-20, 26-30, 36-100

70°30¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1-60, 62-70, 72-80, 82-90, 92-100

70°30¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 10, 20

70°40¢ N

133°30¢ W

Sections 91-98

70°40¢ N

134°00¢ W

Sections 1-8, 11-18, 21-28, 31-38, 41-48, 51-58, 61-68, 71-78, 81-87, 91-96

70°40¢ N

134°30¢ W

Sections 1-6, 11-16, 21-26, 31-36, 41-46, 51-56, 61-66, 71-76, 81-86, 91-96

70°40¢ N

135°00¢ W

Sections 1-6, 11-16, 23-26, 34-36, 45, 46


Parcel No. BSMD-5

(203 635 hectares, more or less)      Issuance Fee: $3,500.00


Latitude


Longitude


Part

70°30¢ N

132°00¢ W

Sections 69-70, 79-80, 89-90, 99-100

70°30¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 9-10, 19-20, 29-30, 88-90, 98-100

70°30¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 8-10, 18-20, 28-30, 38-40, 48-50, 58-60

70°40¢ N

131°30¢ W

Sections 91-97

70°40¢ N

132°00¢ W

Sections 1-100

70°40¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 1-30, 32-40, 42-50, 52-60, 62-70, 72-100

70°40¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 1-6, 11-16, 21-26, 31-36, 41-46, 51-56

70°50¢ N

132°00¢ W

Sections 1-100

70°50¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 1-87, 91-97

71°00¢ N

132°00¢ W

Sections 1-2, 11-12, 21-22, 31-32, 41-42, 51-52,
61-62, 71-72, 81-82, 91-92

71°00¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 1-2, 11-12, 21-80, 82-90, 97-100

71°00¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 7-10

71°10¢ N

132°30¢ W

Sections 21, 31, 41-43, 51-53, 61-63, 71-73, 81-83, 91-93

71°10¢ N

133°00¢ W

Sections 1-3

The following is a summary of the official Calls for Bids:

1. All bids must be submitted in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions of a Call for Bids which is available by request or by downloading from our Web site.

2. Winning bidders for parcels in the Central Mackenzie Valley will receive an exploration licence for a term of eight years consisting of two consecutive periods of four years each; and for parcels in the Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta, the winning bidders will receive an exploration licence for a term of nine years consisting of two consecutive periods of five and four years respectively.

A sample of the exploration licence is available by request or by downloading from our Web site.

3. Sealed bids must be delivered, either by registered mail or in person, at the following address: Data Coordinator, National Energy Board, Frontier Information Office, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8.

These Calls for Bids will close at noon, Mountain Time, on June 2, 2008.

4. Selection of the successful bids will be made on the basis of a single criterion, namely, the total amount of money that the bidder proposes to spend doing exploratory work on each parcel within Period 1 of the term of the exploration licence (work proposal bid).

5. Work proposal bids of less than $1,000,000.00 for each parcel will not be considered.

6. Each bid must be accompanied by a work deposit in the amount of 25% of the bid.

Work deposits of unsuccessful bidders will be returned, without interest, after the announcement of the bid results. Work deposits of successful bidders are refundable as allowable expenditures are incurred during Period 1 of the term.

7. Issuance fees of $250.00 per grid, or portion thereof, must be submitted with the bid by separate cheque made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

8. Exploration licences are subject to the payment of Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) levies in accordance with section 81 of the Canadian Petroleum Resources Act. Where applicable, the ESRF manager will send notices to the interest holders.

9. The drilling of one well prior to the end of Period 1 is a condition precedent to obtaining tenure to Period 2. Where a well has been commenced and drilling is being pursued diligently, Period 1 shall continue until the well has been completed. Period 2 shall be reduced accordingly. Such a well shall be drilled to a depth sufficient to evaluate a defined geological objective.

The interest owner may, at his or her option, extend Period 1 for one year by posting a drilling deposit, in the name of the Receiver General for Canada, with the Northern Oil and Gas Directorate of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, before the end of the last year of Period 1. Where Period 1 is extended by the posting of a drilling deposit, Period 2 shall be reduced accordingly.

10. Rentals will be payable during Period 2 at a rate of $3.00 per hectare in respect of the first year, $5.50 in respect of the second year and $8.00 in respect of the third and fourth years. There are no rentals payable in Period 1. Rentals are refundable as allowable expenditures are incurred during Period 2 of the term.

11. A Schedule of Allowable Expenditures is available by request or by downloading from our Web site.

12. Operators wishing to conduct activities as a result of these Calls for Bids will be required to comply with all federal environmental requirements including, for example, the federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process, as well as those defined in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and/or the Gwich’in and Sahtu Land Claim.

13. The successful bidder shall adhere to the Northern Benefits Requirements Associated with New Exploration Programs which is available by request or by downloading from our Web site.

14. The successful bidder shall adhere to the terms of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and/or the Gwich’in and Sahtu Land Claim. Interested parties should become familiar with the appropriate Agreement.

15. For the purpose of issuing an exploration licence, the Minister will choose the highest bid in terms of the single bidding criterion (work proposal bid). The Minister is not bound to select any bid submitted.

Bids will only be accepted in relation to an entire parcel.

The full text of these Calls for Bids is available from the Manager, Land Tenure, Northern Oil and Gas Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 15/25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4, 819-934-9392, on our Web site at www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/oil/index_e.html, or from the Office of the National Energy Board, Frontier Information Office, 444 Seventh Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0X8, 403-292-4800.

CHUCK STRAHL, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

DirectCash Bank/Banque DirectCash — Order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance, pursuant to subsection 49(1) of the Bank Act, of an order to commence and carry on business authorizing DirectCash Bank and, in French, Banque DirectCash to commence and carry on business, effective January 24, 2008.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited — Order permitting a foreign bank to establish a branch in Canada and order to commence and carry on business by an authorized foreign bank

  • pursuant to subsection 524(1) of the Bank Act, the Minister of Finance issued an order on December 6, 2007, permitting Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited to establish a branch in to carry on business in under the name Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited.
  • pursuant to subsection 534(1) of the Bank Act, the Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, on behalf of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, issued an order approving the commencement and carrying on of business in by Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited effective January 3, 2008.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INSURANCE COMPANIES ACT

Cardif-Assurances Risques Divers, Cardif Assurance Vie and Triton Insurance Company — Orders to insure in Canada risks

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

  • pursuant to section 574 of the Insurance Companies Act, of an order to insure in risks, effective December 27, 2007, permitting Cardif-Assurances Risques Divers to insure risks falling within the following classes of insurance: boiler and machinery, credit protection, liability and property.
  • pursuant to section 574 of the Insurance Companies Act, of an order to insure in risks, effective December 27, 2007, permitting Cardif Assurance Vie to insure risks falling within the following classes of insurance: life and accident and sickness.
  • pursuant to section 574 of the Insurance Companies Act, of an order to insure in Canada risks, effective January 1, 2008, permitting Triton Insurance Company and, in French, Compagnie d’assurance Triton to insure risks falling within the following classes of insurance: accident and sickness, credit, fidelity, liability and property.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES ACT

BMO Mortgage Corp. — Letters patent of incorporation

Notice is hereby given of the issuance on December 14, 2007, pursuant to section 21 of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, of letters patent incorporating BMO Mortgage Corp.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES ACT

State Street Trust Company Canada — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

  • pursuant to subsection 234(1) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, of letters patent amalgamating and continuing State Street Trust Company Canada and IBT Trust Company (Canada) as one company under the name State Street Trust Company Canada, effective January 1, 2008; and
  • pursuant to subsection 52(5) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, of an order to commence and carry on business authorizing State Street Trust Company Canada to commence and carry on business, effective January 1, 2008.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES ACT

Valiant Trust Company — Letters patent of continuance and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

  • pursuant to section 33 of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, of letters patent continuing Valiant Trust Company as a company under the Trust and Loan Companies Act, under the name Valiant Trust Company, effective January 1, 2008; and
  • pursuant to subsections 52(4) and 57(1) of the Trust and Loan Companies Act, of an order to commence and carry on business authorizing Valiant Trust Company to commence and carry on business, effective January 1, 2008.

January 28, 2008

JULIE DICKSON
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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Footnote a
 S.C. 1999, c. 33

Footnote b
 S.C. 1999, c. 33

Footnote 1
 Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part I, January 31, 1998