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Vol. 144, No. 33 — August 14, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2010

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 46(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act), that, with respect to emissions of GHGs identified in Schedule 1 to this notice and for the purpose of conducting research, creating an inventory of data, formulating objectives and codes of practice, issuing guidelines or assessing or reporting on the state of the environment, any person who operates a facility described in Schedule 3 to this notice during the 2010 calendar year, and who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to information described in Schedule 4 to this notice, shall provide the Minister of the Environment with this information no later than June 1, 2011.

Information on GHG emissions requested under this notice shall be submitted to

Minister of the Environment
Greenhouse Gas Division
Environment Canada
Fontaine Building, 8th Floor
200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3

Enquiries concerning this notice shall be addressed to

Greenhouse Gas Division
Environment Canada
Fontaine Building, 8th Floor
200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Telephone: 819-994-0684
Fax: 819-953-2347
Email: ges-ghg@ec.gc.ca

This Notice applies to the calendar year 2010. Pursuant to subsection 46(8) of the Act, persons subject to this notice shall keep copies of the required information, together with any calculations, measurements and other data on which the information is based, at the facility to which the calculations, measurements and other data relate, or at the facility’s parent company, located in Canada, for a period of three years from the date the information is required to be submitted. Where the person chooses to keep the information required under the notice, together with any calculations, measurements and other data, at the facility’s parent company in Canada, that person shall inform the Minister of the civic address of that parent company.

If a person who operates a facility, with respect to which information was submitted in response to the Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2009, determines that the facility does not meet the criteria for reporting set out in this notice, the person shall notify the Minister of the Environment that the facility does not meet these criteria no later than June 1, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment intends to publish greenhouse gas emission totals by gas by facility. Pursuant to section 51 of the Act, any person subject to this notice who provides information in response to this notice may submit, with their information, a written request that it be treated as confidential based on the reasons set out in section 52 of the Act. The person requesting confidential treatment of the information shall indicate which of the reasons in section 52 of the Act applies to their request. Nevertheless, the Minister may disclose, in accordance with subsection 53(3) of the Act, information submitted in response to this notice. Please note that a person who fails to comply with the Act may be subject to the offence provision.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Greenhouse Gases

Table 1: Greenhouse Gases Subject to Mandatory Reporting

Greenhouse Gas

Formula

CAS Registry Number

1.

Carbon dioxide

CO2

124-38-9

2.

Methane

CH4

74-82-8

3.

Nitrous oxide

N2O

10024-97-2

4.

Sulphur hexafluoride

SF6

2551-62-4

 

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

   

5.

HFC-23

CHF3

75-46-7

6.

HFC-32

CH2F2

75-10-5

7.

HFC-41

CH3F

593-53-3

8.

HFC-43-10mee

C5H2F10

138495-42-8

9.

HFC-125

C2HF5

354-33-6

10.

HFC-134

C2H2F4
(Structure: CHF2CHF2)

359-35-3

11.

HFC-134a

C2H2F4
(Structure: CH2FCF3)

811-97-2

12.

HFC-143

C2H3F3
(Structure: CHF2CH2F)

430-66-0

13.

HFC-143a

C2H3F3
(Structure: CF3CH3)

420-46-2

14.

HFC-152a

C2H4F2
(Structure: CH3CHF2)

75-37-6

15.

HFC-227ea

C3HF7

431-89-0

16.

HFC-236fa

C3H2F6

690-39-1

17.

HFC-245ca

C3H3F5

679-86-7

 

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)

   

18.

Perfluoromethane

CF4

75-73-0

19.

Perfluoroethane

C2F6

76-16-4

20.

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

76-19-7

21.

Perfluorobutane

C4F10

355-25-9

22.

Perfluorocyclobutane

c-C4F8

115-25-3

23.

Perfluoropentane

C5F12

678-26-2

24.

Perfluorohexane

C6F14

355-42-0

 The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.

Table 2: Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming Potentials (GWPs)

Greenhouse Gas

Formula

100 year GWP

1.

Carbon dioxide

CO2

1

2.

Methane

CH4

21

3.

Nitrous oxide

N2O

310

4.

Sulphur hexafluoride

SF6

23 900

 

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

   

5.

HFC-23

CHF3

11 700

6.

HFC-32

CH2F2

650

7.

HFC-41

CH3F

150

8.

HFC-43-10mee

C5H2F10

1 300

9.

HFC-125

C2HF5

2 800

10.

HFC-134

C2H2F4 (Structure: CHF2CHF2)

1 000

11.

HFC-134a

C2H2F4 (Structure: CH2FCF3)

1 300

12.

HFC-143

C2H3F3 (Structure: CHF2CH2F)

300

13.

HFC-143a

C2H3F3 (Structure: CF3CH3)

3 800

14.

HFC-152a

C2H4F2 (Structure: CH3CHF2)

140

15.

HFC-227ea

C3HF7

2 900

16.

HFC-236fa

C3H2F6

6 300

17.

HFC-245ca

C3H3F5

560

 

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)

   

18.

Perfluoromethane

CF4

6 500

19.

Perfluoroethane

C2F6

9 200

20.

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

7 000

21.

Perfluorobutane

C4F10

7 000

22.

Perfluorocyclobutane

c-C4F8

8 700

23.

Perfluoropentane

C5F12

7 500

24.

Perfluorohexane

C6F14

7 400

SCHEDULE 2

Definitions

1. The following definitions apply to this notice and its schedules:

“biomass” means plants or plant materials, animal waste or any product made of either of these. Biomass includes wood and wood products, charcoal, and agricultural residues and wastes (including organic matter such as trees, crops, grasses, tree litter, or roots); that portion of biologically derived organic matter in municipal and industrial wastes; landfill gas; bio-alcohols; black liquor; sludge gas; and animal- or plant-derived oils. (biomasse)

“carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.)” means a unit of measure used to allow the addition of or the comparison between gases that have different global warming potentials (GWPs). (see footnote 1) (équivalent en dioxyde de carbone (équivalent CO2))

“CAS Registry Number” means the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number. (see footnote 2) (numéro d’enregistrement CAS)

“CO2 emissions from biomass decomposition” means releases of CO2 resulting from aerobic decomposition of biomass. (émis-sions de CO2 provenant de la décomposition de la biomasse)

“contiguous facility” means all buildings, equipment, structures and stationary items that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and that are owned or operated by the same person and that function as a single integrated site and includes wastewater collection systems that discharge treated or untreated wastewater into surface waters. (installation contiguë)

“direct emissions” means releases from sources that are located at the facility. (émissions directes)

“facility” means a contiguous facility, a pipeline transportation system, or an offshore installation. (installation)

“flaring emissions” means controlled releases of gases from industrial activities, from the combustion of a gas and/or liquid stream produced at the facility not for the purpose of producing energy, including releases from waste petroleum incineration, hazardous emission prevention systems (whether in pilot or active mode), well testing, natural gas gathering system, natural gas processing plant operations, crude oil production, pipeline operations, petroleum refining and chemical fertilizer and steel production. (émissions de torchage)

“fugitive emissions” means uncontrolled releases of gases from industrial activities, other than releases that are venting or flaring emissions, including those releases resulting from the production, processing, transmission, storage and use of solid, liquid or gaseous fuels. (émissions fugitives)

“GHGs” means greenhouse gases. (GES)

“GWP” means global warming potential. (PRP)

“HFCs” means hydrofluorocarbons. (HFC)

“industrial process emissions” means releases from an industrial process that involves chemical or physical reactions other than combustion, and the purpose of which is not to supply energy. (émissions liées aux procédés industriels)

“offshore installation” means an offshore drilling unit, production platform or ship, or sub-sea installation and that is attached or anchored to the continental shelf of Canada in connection with the exploitation of oil or gas. (installation extracôtière)

“on-site transportation emissions” means any direct releases from machinery used for the on-site transportation of substances, materials or products used in the production process. (émissions liées au transport sur le site)

“PFCs” means perfluorocarbons. (PFC)

“pipeline transportation system” means all pipelines that are owned or operated by the same person within a province or territory and that transport processed natural gas and their associated installations including storage installations but excluding straddle plants or other processing installations. (gazoducs)

“reporting company” means a person who operates one or more facilities that meet the reporting threshold as set out in Schedule 3 of this notice. (société déclarante)

“stationary fuel combustion emissions” means releases from non-vehicular combustion sources, in which fuel is burned for the purpose of producing energy. (émissions de combustion stationnaire de combustible)

“venting emissions” means controlled releases to the atmosphere of a waste gas, including releases of casing gas, a gas associated with a liquid (or solution gas), treater, stabilizer or dehydrator off-gas, blanket gas, and releases from pneumatic devices which use natural gas as a driver, and from compressor start-ups, pipelines and other blowdowns, and metering and regulation station control loops. (émissions d’évacuation)

“waste emissions” means releases that result from waste disposal sources at a facility that include landfilling of solid waste, flaring of landfill gas and waste incineration. (émissions des déchets)

“wastewater emissions” means releases that result from wastewater and wastewater treatment at a facility. (émissions des eaux usées)

SCHEDULE 3

Criteria for Reporting

Persons subject to this notice

1. (1) All persons who operate a facility that emits 50 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (50 kt CO2 eq.) or more (the “reporting threshold”) of the GHGs listed in Table 1 of Schedule 1 in the 2010 calendar year shall be subject to the reporting requirements set out in this notice.

(2) If the person who operates a facility as described in this Schedule changes during the 2010 calendar year, the person who operates the facility as of December 31, 2010, shall report for the entire 2010 calendar year by June 1, 2011. If operations at a facility are terminated during the 2010 calendar year, the last operator of that facility is required to report for the portion of the 2010 calendar year during which the facility was in operation by June 1, 2011.

2. (1) For the purposes of determining whether a facility meets or exceeds the reporting threshold described in section 1, the following equation and explanatory notes listed in subsections (2) to (4) are to be used:

Total Emissions equation

where

E = total emissions of a particular gas or gas species from the facility in the calendar year 2010, expressed in tonnes

GWP = global warming potential of the same gas or gas species

i = each emission source

(2) A person subject to this notice shall quantify emissions of individual species of HFCs and PFCs separately and then multiply the result for each individual species by the global warming potential for that species that is set out in Table 2 of Schedule 1.

(3) A person subject to this notice shall not include CO2 emissions from combustion of biomass in the determination of total emissions for the purposes of establishing whether a facility meets or exceeds the reporting threshold. However, the person shall quantify and report CO2 emissions from combustion of biomass as part of the greenhouse gas emissions information that is required under this notice, and the person shall indicate those emissions separately, as set out in the Reportable Information requirements in Schedule 4.

(4) A person subject to this notice shall not include CO2 emissions from biomass decomposition in the determination of total emissions for the purposes of establishing whether a facility meets or exceeds the reporting threshold.

3. A person submitting a report in respect of a facility that meets the emission criteria above shall use quantification methods for estimating emissions that are consistent with the guidelines approved for use by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the preparation of National Greenhouse Gas Inventories by Annex 1 Parties (Decision 18/CP.8), and the annex to that decision contained in FCCC/CP/2002/8.

SCHEDULE 4

Reportable Information

1. A person subject to this notice shall report the following information for each facility that meets the reporting threshold set out in Schedule 3 of this notice:

(a) the reporting company’s legal and trade name (if any), and federal business number (assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency) and their Dun and Bradstreet (D-U-N-S) number (if any);

(b) the facility name (if any) and the address of its physical location;

(c) the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada code;

(d) the National Pollutant Release Inventory identification number (if any);

(e) the name, position, mailing address and telephone number of the person submitting the information that is required under this notice;

(f) the name, position, mailing address and telephone number of the public contact (if any);

(g) the name, position, mailing address and telephone number of the authorized signing officer signing the Statement of Certification pursuant to section 4; and

(h) the legal names of the Canadian parent companies (if any), their civic addresses, their percentage of ownership of the reporting company (where available), their federal business number and their Dun and Bradstreet (D-U-N-S) number (if any).

2. For each of the GHGs listed in Table 1 of Schedule 1, a person subject to this notice shall report the following information for each facility that meets the reporting threshold set out in Schedule 3 of this notice:

(a) the total quantity in tonnes of direct emissions of carbon dioxide, in each of the following source categories: Stationary Fuel Combustion emissions, Industrial Process emissions, Venting emissions, Flaring emissions, Fugitive emissions, On-site Transportation emissions, Waste emissions, and Wastewater emissions. The person subject to this notice shall not include CO2 emissions from biomass combustion in the above source categories, but shall report these emissions separately;

(b) the total quantity in tonnes of direct emissions of methane and nitrous oxide, in each of the following source categories: Stationary Fuel Combustion emissions, Industrial Process emissions, Venting emissions, Flaring emissions, Fugitive emissions, On-site Transportation emissions, Waste emissions, and Wastewater emissions. The person subject to this notice shall include CH4 and N2O emissions from biomass combustion in the above source categories;

Note: Table 3, below, provides a table for reporting of these gases.

Table 3: Table for Reporting Certain GHGs by Source Category

Gas

Source Categories

Stationary Fuel Combustion

Industrial Process

Venting

Flaring

Carbon Dioxide (excluding that from biomass combustion, which is to be reported separately)

 

   

 

Methane

 

   

 

Nitrous Oxide

 

   

 

Total

 

   

 


Gas

Source Categories

Fugitive

On-site Transportation

Waste

Wastewater

Carbon Dioxide (excluding that from biomass combustion, which is to be reported separately)

 

 

 

 

Methane

 

 

 

 

Nitrous Oxide

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

(c) in instances where industrial process emissions are produced in combination with emissions from fuel combusted for energy purposes, the person subject to this notice shall report the emissions according to the purpose of the activity: if the purpose of the activity is energy production, the emissions shall be reported as Stationary Fuel Combustion emissions. However, if the purpose of the activity is an industrial process rather than energy production, the emissions shall be reported as Industrial Process emissions; (see footnote 3)

(d) the total quantity in tonnes of direct emissions of sulphur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons by individual species, and perfluorocarbons by individual species, from industrial processes and industrial product use; and

(e) the method of estimation used to determine the quantities reported pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) chosen from monitoring or direct measurement, mass balance, emission factors, or engineering estimates.

3. CO2 emissions from biomass decomposition are not to be reported.

4. The reported information is to include a Statement of Certification, signed by an authorized signing officer, indicating that the information submitted is true, accurate and complete.

5. If the reported information is subject to a request for confidentiality pursuant to section 51 of the Act, the person subject to this notice shall identify which information is subject to the request and the reasons for the request in accordance with section 52 of the Act.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

In March of 2004, the Government of Canada initiated a phased approach to the collection of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and related information. The program was launched through the publication of the first Canada Gazette notice in March 2004, which set out basic reporting requirements. This notice is the seventh in a series of notices requiring the reporting of GHG emissions. This notice is part of Canada’s effort to develop, through a collaborative process with provinces and territories, a harmonized reporting system that will meet the information needs of all levels of government, provide Canadians with reliable and timely information on GHG emissions and support the development of regulations.

Reporting requirements on GHG emissions outlined in this notice are now collected via Environment Canada’s Single Window Reporting system that was launched in March 2010. This system has been used to collect information for Alberta’s Specified Gas Reporting Regulation, and is currently being considered for GHG reporting by other provinces. The use of a single system for reporting on GHG emissions will help reduce the reporting burden on industry and the overall cost to government. The system will require industry to submit information that is common to multiple jurisdictions once, but it will be expanded to accommodate reporting requirements and thresholds that are jurisdiction specific.

Compliance with the Act is mandatory. Subsection 272(1) of the Act provides that

272. (1) Every person commits an offence who contravenes

(a) a provision of this Act or the regulations;

(b) an obligation or a prohibition arising from this Act or the regulations;

(c) an order or a direction made under this Act;

Subsection 272(2) of the Act provides that

272. (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable

(a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both; and

(b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

Furthermore, with respect to providing false or misleading information, subsection 273(1) of the Act provides that

273. (1) Every person commits an offence who, with respect to any matter related to this Act or the regulations,

(a) provides any person with any false or misleading information, results or samples; or

(b) files a document that contains false or misleading information.

Subsection 273(2) of the Act provides that

273. (2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable

(a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both, if the offence is committed knowingly;

(b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $300,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, if the offence is committed knowingly;

(c) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years, or to both, if the offence is committed negligently; and

(d) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, if the offence is committed negligently.

The above provisions of the Act have been reproduced for convenience of reference only. If there is any variance between the above provisions and the wording of the Act, the official version of the Act prevails. For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, readers should consult the official versions of Acts of Parliament.

For additional information on the Act and the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and on applicable penalties, please contact the Enforcement Branch at enforcement.environmental@ec.gc.ca. A copy of the Policy is available at the following Internet site: www.ec.gc.ca/CEPAregistry/policies.

An electronic copy of this notice is available at the following Internet addresses: www.ec.gc.ca/CEPAregistry/notices or www.ec.gc.ca/ges-ghg.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of 20 low boiling point naphtha substances — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas 20 low boiling point naphtha substances (the substances) annexed hereby are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft Screening Assessment conducted on the substances pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby;

Whereas it is proposed that the substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act; and

Whereas the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List, under subsection 87(3) of the Act, to indicate that subsection 81(3) thereof applies with respect to these substances,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health 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 Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). 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, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), to Existing.Substances.Existantes@ec.gc.ca (email).

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.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

MARGARET KENNY
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

STEVE MCCAULEY
Director General
Energy and Transportation Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

KAREN LLOYD
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Screening Assessment of the 20 Low Boiling Point Naphtha Substances Listed Below

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment of the following site-restricted low boiling point naphthas (LBPNs):

CAS RN*

DSL Name

64741-54-4

Naphtha (petroleum), heavy catalytic cracked

64741-55-5

Naphtha (petroleum), light catalytic cracked

64741-64-6

Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate

64741-74-8

Naphtha (petroleum), light thermal cracked

64742-22-9

Naphtha (petroleum), chem. neutralized heavy

64742-23-0

Naphtha (petroleum), chem. neutralized light

64742-73-0

Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized light

68410-05-9

Distillates (petroleum), straight-run light

68410-71-9

Raffinates (petroleum), catalytic reformer ethylene glycol-water countercurrent exts.

68410-96-8

Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated middle, intermediate boiling

68476-46-0

Hydrocarbons, C3-11, catalytic cracker distillates

68477-89-4

Distillates (petroleum), depentanizer overheads

68478-12-6

Residues (petroleum), butane splitter bottoms

68513-02-0

Naphtha (petroleum), full-range coker

68514-79-4

Petroleum products, hydrofiner-powerformer reformates

68606-11-1

Gasoline, straight-run, topping-plant

68783-12-0

Naphtha (petroleum), unsweetened

68919-37-9

Naphtha (petroleum), full-range reformed

68955-35-1

Naphtha (petroleum), catalytic reformed

101795-01-1

Naphtha (petroleum), sweetened light

*CAS RN = Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

These substances were identified as high priorities for action because, in the categorization of the Domestic Substances List, they were determined to present “greatest potential” or “intermediate potential” for exposure of individuals in Canada and were considered to present a high hazard to human health. Four of these substances also met all of the ecological categorization criteria for persistence, bioaccumulation potential and inherent toxicity to non-human organisms. These substances were included in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach (PSSA) because they are related to the petroleum sector and are all complex mixtures.

LBPNs are a group of complex petroleum mixtures that generally serve as blending constituents in gasoline or are intermediate products of distillation or extraction processes, which subsequently undergo further refining. Final fuel products usually consist of a mixture of LBPNs as well as other high-quality hydrocarbons that have been isolated during processing at refinery or upgrader facilities. As such, LBPNs are considered to be of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products or Biological materials (UVCBs).

In order to estimate the fate and effects of these substances in the environment, a suite of representative structures was selected for the major groups of petroleum hydrocarbons within the boiling point ranges of these substances. These representative structures were used in environmental models to estimate fate and effects, the results of which were compared with available empirical data.

Based on the available information, most of these LBPNs are likely to have high concentrations of C4–C6 hydrocarbons and should be considered to be persistent in air, based on criteria defined in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations of CEPA 1999.

Experimental and modelled ecotoxicological data indicate that many of these LBPNs are moderately toxic to aquatic organisms. It is likely that this toxicity is due to the presence of mono- and di-aromatic and alkylated aromatic hydrocarbons; however, the lack of data on the proportions of these constituents makes it impossible to confirm this hypothesis.

Based principally on the weight-of-evidence assessments of international agencies, a critical effect for characterization of risk to human health for LBPNs is carcinogenicity. Several studies confirmed skin tumour development in mice following repeated dermal application of LBPN substances. However, LBPNs demonstrated limited evidence of genotoxicity during in vivo and in vitro assays, as well as limited potential to adversely affect reproduction and development.

The LBPNs considered in this screening assessment have been identified as site-restricted (i.e. they are a subset of LBPNs that are not expected to be transported off refinery or upgrader facility sites). According to information submitted under section 71 of CEPA 1999, voluntary industry submissions, an in-depth literature review, and a search of material safety data sheets, these LBPNs are consumed on site or are blended into substances leaving the site under different CAS RNs. In addition, a number of regulatory and non-regulatory measures are already in place in Canada, which minimize releases of site-restricted petroleum sector substances, including provincial/territorial operating permit requirements, and best practices and guidelines put in place by the petroleum industry at refinery and upgrader facilities. Accordingly, environmental and general population exposure to these substances is not expected; therefore, harm to human health or the environment is not expected.

Therefore, it is proposed to conclude that these site-restricted LBPNs 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 its biological diversity, or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends, or that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that site-restricted LBPNs listed under CAS RNs 64741-54-4, 64741-55-5, 64741-64-6, 64741-74-8, 64742-22-9, 64742-23-0, 64742-73-0, 68410-05-9, 68410-71-9, 68410-96-8, 68476-46-0, 68477-89-4, 68478-12-6, 68513-02-0, 68514-79-4, 68606-11-1, 68783-12-0, 68919-37-9, 68955-35-1 and 101795-01-1 do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

Because these substances are listed on the Domestic Substances List, their import and manufacture in Canada are not subject to notification under subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999. Given the potential hazardous properties of these substances, there is concern that new activities that have not been identified or assessed could lead to these substances meeting the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act. Therefore, it is proposed that these substances be made subject to the Significant New Activity provisions of the Act, so that any manufacture, import or use of these substances outside a petroleum refinery or upgrader facility be subject to notification and undergo ecological and human health risk assessments.

The draft Screening Assessment for these substances is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), Scotian Shelf population, in the Gully Marine Protected Area

The Scotian Shelf population of the northern bottlenose whale is listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The critical habitat for this population was identified in the Recovery Strategy for the Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), Scotian Shelf Population, in Atlantic Canadian Waters (www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/document/doc1863f/ind_e.cfm). The recovery strategy, prepared under subsection 37(1) of SARA, was included in the SARA public registry on May 17, 2010.

Whereas a portion of the critical habitat of the northern bottlenose whale, Scotian Shelf population, occurs in a Marine Protected Area (MPA), a place referred to in subsection 58(2) of SARA, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans hereby describes that portion of critical habitat corresponding to Zone 1 of the Gully Marine Protected Area. For information regarding the remaining portions of critical habitat for this population, please refer to the above-mentioned recovery strategy.

Gully Marine Protected Area Zone 1

Located south of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Gully is the largest submarine canyon on the east coast of North America. The Recovery Strategy for the Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), Scotian Shelf Population, in Atlantic Canadian Waters identifies the entirety of Zone 1 of the Gully MPA as critical habitat.

The geographical description of Zone 1 of the Gully Marine Protected Area can be found in the Gully Marine Protected Area Regulations, SOR/2004-112, and is available on the Canada Gazette at the following address: http://gazette.gc.ca/archives/p2/2004/2004-05-19/html/sor-dors112-eng.html.

Since northern bottlenose whales use the full depth range in these areas, breathing and socializing at the surface and diving to feed at or near the bottom, critical habitat for this species should be considered to include the entire water column and the seafloor.

August 15, 2010

GAIL SHEA
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA OIL AND GAS LAND REGULATIONS

Notice of expiration of oil and gas leases

Pursuant to section 70 of the Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1518, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice that oil and gas lease numbers 411-68 and 442-R-68 expired on July 31, 2010.

August 2, 2010

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

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

Results of 2009-2010 Calls for Bids: Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice pursuant to subsection 15(2) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, of the bids which have been selected in response to the 2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Calls for Bids. Winning bidders who submit work deposits representing 25% of their work proposal bid will be eligible to receive an exploration licence.

A summary of the terms and conditions applicable to the calls was published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on March 6, 2010. The calls closed on July 6, 2010.

In accordance with the requirements set out in the 2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Calls for Bids, the following bids have been selected:

Central Mackenzie Valley

Parcel No. CMV-1
(80 240 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$1,699,989.98

Work deposit:

$ 424,997.50

Issuance fee:

$ 2,750.00

Bidder:

MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative:

MGM Energy Corp.

Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta

Parcel No. BSMD-1
(73 391 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$ 1,696,999.98

Work deposit:

$ 424,250.00

Issuance fee:

$ 2,000.00

Bidder:

MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative:

MGM Energy Corp.

Parcel No. BSMD-2
(67 284 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$1,529,999.99

Work deposit:

$ 382,500.00

Issuance fee:

$ 2,250.00

Bidder:

MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative:

MGM Energy Corp.

Parcel No. BSMD-3
(75 244 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$1,299,599.98

Work deposit:

$ 324,900.00

Issuance fee:

$ 2,250.00

Bidder:

MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative:

MGM Energy Corp.

Parcel No. BSMD-4
(74 618 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$1,159,999.98

Work deposit:

$ 290,000.00

Issuance fee:

$ 1,500.00

Bidder:

MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative:

MGM Energy Corp.

Parcel No. BSMD-5
(205 946 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid:

$103,300,000.00

Work deposit:

$ 25,825,000.00

Issuance fee:

$ 2,500.00

Bidder:

Chevron Canada Limited - 100%

Designated representative:

Chevron Canada Limited

August 4, 2010

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

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Toronto Police Service as fingerprints examiners:

Clive Richards
Edward Adach
Gary James
John Smissen
Christianne Lys
Eileen Monks
Steven Battistoni
Jason Craghill
Debra LaRush

Ottawa, July 23, 2010

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following person of the Brockville Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

Paul Smith

Ottawa, July 23, 2010

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation of fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Peel Regional Police as fingerprint examiner:

David Emberlin

Ottawa, August 3, 2010

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following persons as fingerprint examiners of the Toronto Police Service:

Philip Sudeyko
Sunny Lau
Allan Morrison
Ross Lindsay
Rick Mackfall
Eva Horazdovska
Frank Ottewell

Ottawa, July 23, 2010

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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Footnote 1
 Since many greenhouse gases (GHGs) exist and their GWPs vary, the emissions are added in a common unit, CO2 equivalent. To express GHG emissions in units of CO2 equivalent, the quantity of a given GHG (expressed in units of mass) is multiplied by its GWP.

Footnote 2
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Footnote 3
 This distinction is in accordance with that provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Source: Revised 1996 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Reference Manual, IPCC, IPCC WGI Technical Support Unit, Bracknell, UK, 1997, p. 2.1.