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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Notice requesting comments on a proposal to introduce new requirements and conditions for foreign nationals who seek to study in Canada

Summary

Notice is hereby given that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is seeking written comments from all interested parties on a proposal to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to introduce new requirements and conditions on foreign nationals who seek to study in Canada. The proposed measures would apply principally to foreign nationals who enter Canada temporarily under a study permit.

The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to ensure that foreign nationals who obtain study permits enter Canada for the primary purpose of study. CIC seeks to deter foreign nationals from applying for a study permit if their intentions are disingenuous, and prevent foreign nationals from remaining legally in Canada on a study permit should they abandon their studies. These measures are also intended to ensure foreign nationals who hold study permits are studying at educational institutions eligible to host international students.

These regulatory amendments would support the Government of Canada in improving the integrity of Canada’s immigration system, enhance accountability both to international students and Canadians, and improve Canada’s reputation as a destination of choice for studies abroad.

Background

Compared to its key competitors for international students, Canada is the only country that has not put in place an International Student Program integrity framework that requires international students to pursue study after entry, and that limits the types of educational institutions that are eligible to host international students. The number of international students choosing Canada as a study destination has been on the rise in recent years. In 2011, 98 378 international students entered Canada, an increase of 34% since 2007. A 2010 study commissioned by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada found international students contributed more than $6.5 billion to the Canadian economy in 2008. Despite these successes, the International Student Program continues to be vulnerable to fraud and abuse from those who would exploit either study permit holders or the program itself for personal gain. An evaluation of the International Student Program released by CIC in 2010 concluded that gaps in the Department’s regulatory and policy framework leave the International Student Program vulnerable to potential misuse.

Currently, study permits can be issued to students attending any type of educational institution, regardless of whether it is accredited, or regulated or overseen by a provincial/territorial ministry of education, or accountable to a recognized standard-setting body. As a result, the educational institutions that currently host international students vary widely in terms of quality and accountability. In some cases, these institutions take advantage of international students by offering sub-par education, or promise courses or programs of study that they are unauthorized or unequipped to deliver. Such activities hurt Canada’s international reputation amongst prospective international students and may discourage them from choosing Canada as their destination for studies abroad.

Under current regulations, study permit holders are not required to pursue study after they arrive in Canada. While foreign nationals must meet certain regulatory requirements in order to be eligible for a study permit, a prospective international student must only demonstrate the intent to study in Canada. In other words, there is no requirement for international students to actually enrol in or pursue a program of study at a Canadian educational institution after arrival. Those foreign nationals who hold a valid study permit but who fail to enrol or pursue their course of study cannot therefore be reported under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and can remain legally in Canada until the expiration of their study permit. Additionally, while current regulations allow genuine students to access limited work opportunities during studies under international student work permit programs (On-Campus, Off-Campus and Co-op/Internship Programs), in some cases, disingenuous study permit holders use their study permit as a primary means to gain full access to the Canadian labour market. Further, some study permit holders in Canada who fail to study after arrival in Canada may have more unscrupulous intentions, including engaging in illegal work and/or criminal activity.

Description

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to signal an intention to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the purpose of ensuring that study permit holders are genuine students who will study in Canada and that they are attending educational institutions that are eligible for this purpose. The goal is to strengthen the integrity of Canada’s immigration system by reducing fraud in the international student movement, while improving Canada’s standing as a desirable study destination.

A new regulatory requirement is proposed that would limit the issuance of study permits to educational institutions eligible to host international students. CIC is working in collaboration with provinces and territories, respecting areas that fall under their jurisdiction, on a proposed approach that would guide the eligibility of educational institutions for the purpose of hosting international students.

Additionally, new study permit conditions would be put in place requiring students to enrol in and actively pursue a course or program of study after arrival in Canada. The current provision that allows a foreign national to apply for a study permit for programs of less than six months would be eliminated in order to ensure that study permit holders only pursue studies at eligible institutions. Foreign nationals may, however, continue to enter Canada as visitors for the purpose of undertaking programs of study of less than six months in duration.

Foreign nationals who wish to apply for a study permit to attend an authorized school after they have entered Canada as a visitor would be authorized to apply for a study permit from within Canada in order to reduce barriers to study in Canada and facilitate pathways to further education.

Access by international students to work permits will be limited to eligible study permit holders, and these work permits would be limited to work permit programs specifically designed for international students (such as the Off-Campus Work Permit Program and the Co-op/Internship Work Permit Program). Eligible study permit holders who want to take part in these programs would need to be in compliance with the conditions of their study permit in order to qualify for a work permit, and to maintain its validity.

These regulatory changes will provide CIC and CBSA officers with the clear authority to take enforcement action against a foreign national who fails to actively pursue studies at an authorized educational institution after arrival in Canada, potentially leading to the loss of their temporary resident status and revocation of their study permit.

Comments

This Notice of Intent is an opportunity for the public to provide early comments and input into the proposed regulatory amendments described above, before the regulations are prepublished in the Canada Gazette. The prepublication process will provide an additional opportunity for public consultation on the proposed regulations.

Additional public consultations with key stakeholders on a proposed approach to the designation of educational institutions for the purpose of hosting international students will take place later this year.

Anyone (including immigration lawyers, stakeholders, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, interested groups, and the general public) may, within 30 days of this notice, provide their comments on this Notice of Intent, in writing, to the person named below at the address provided.

Questions and requests for additional information, as well as comments on this Notice of Intent, may be directed to Philippe Massé, Director, Temporary Resident Policy and Programs, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 365 Laurier Avenue W, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1, 613-957-0001 (telephone), 613-954-0850 (fax), philippe.masse@cic.gc.ca (email).

DAVID MANICOM
Director General
Immigration Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Updated Ministerial Instructions

Notice is hereby given, under subsection 87.3(6) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has established the following Ministerial Instructions that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

Overview

Authority for Ministerial Instructions is derived from section 87.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Instructions are directed to officers and their delegates who are charged with handling and/or reviewing applications for permanent or temporary visas to enter Canada.

The Instructions are consistent with IRPA objectives as laid out in section 3 and are compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Instructions do not apply to refugees or protected persons or persons making a request on Humanitarian or Compassionate grounds from within Canada.

The Instructions respect all previously established accords and agreements including the Quebec-Canada Accord and all existing agreements with provinces and territories.

These Ministerial Instructions identify eligibility criteria for applications and requests for certain immigration categories. Applications meeting these criteria are eligible for processing under these instructions. In all cases, applicants meeting eligibility criteria set out in Ministerial Instructions are still subject to all other applicable legislative requirements of the class to which the applicant is applying.

These Instructions will come into force on July 1, 2012, and apply to applications received by designated CIC offices on or after July 1, 2012.

All applications received by designated CIC offices prior to July 1, 2012, shall continue to be considered for processing according to the Ministerial Instructions in place at the time of their receipt.

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner, as per processing priorities established by the Department.

Economic Class applications

Federal Skilled Worker Class

Temporary pause

No new Federal Skilled Worker applications will be accepted on or after July 1, 2012, excluding those applications for the PhD eligibility stream and those with a qualifying offer of arranged employment.

This temporary pause is being applied to manage inventory pressures and to align future intake with the implementation of proposed regulatory changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

Complete applications for the PhD eligibility stream, the criteria for which were established by Ministerial Instructions that came into force on November 5, 2011, will continue to be put into processing until the annual cap of 1 000 is reached. The current cap year for the PhD stream ends on October 31, 2012, unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction. Subsequent years will be calculated from November 1 to October 31, unless otherwise indicated in a future set of Ministerial Instructions.

Complete applications with a qualifying offer of arranged employment will continue to be put into processing without regard to a cap, as established in the Ministerial Instructions that came into effect on July 1, 2011.

In all cases, applicants meeting eligibility criteria set out in Ministerial Instructions are still subject to the requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker Class and all other applicable requirements under the IRPA.

Federal Immigrant Investor Class

Temporary pause

No new applications in this class will be accepted on or after July 1, 2012. This pause is being implemented until further notice to manage inventory pressures.

Federal Entrepreneur Class

As per Instructions that came into force on July 1, 2011, a temporary pause remains in place for all new applications in this class.

Family Class applications

Any categories for which Instructions are not specifically issued shall continue to be processed in the usual manner.

As per Instructions that came into force on November 5, 2011, a temporary pause remains in place for new sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents.

No Humanitarian and Compassionate requests to overcome requirements of Ministerial Instructions

Requests made on the basis of Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds from outside Canada that accompany any permanent resident application affected by Ministerial Instructions but not identified for processing under the Instructions will not be processed.

Temporary Resident applications

All complete applications for temporary residence, including Temporary Foreign Workers, Foreign Students and Visitors shall continue to be placed into processing immediately upon receipt.

Retention/Disposition

Applicants in the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Immigrant Investor Classes whose applications are received on or after July 1, 2012, and which do not meet the criteria described above, shall be informed that their application does not qualify for processing and their processing fees shall be returned.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03497 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Thunderbird Marine Corp., West Vancouver, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of rock, gravel, sand, silt and clay.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from November 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): Thunderbird Marina, West Vancouver, British Columbia, at approximately 49°21.37′ N, 123°16.19′ W (NAD83), as described in the figure titled “Proposed Dredging Thunderbird Marina, West Vancouver, BC” (May 2012), submitted in support of the permit application.

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using a barge-mounted excavator or a clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow or towed scow.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 10 000 m3 place measure.

10. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

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

12. Contractors:

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

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

13.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email), within 30 days of the expiry of the permit. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The Permittee shall submit a written dredged material disposal plan to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, identified in paragraph 13.2, for approval by Environment Canada prior to commencement of the first dredging operation authorized by this permit. The plan shall address procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of dredged material disposed of at the disposal site(s), vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site(s). Modifications to the plan shall be made only with the written approval of Environment Canada.

14.2. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report — Thunderbird Marine Corp. — Thunderbird Marina: Loading and disposal at sea — 4543-2-03497” (June 2012).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon 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 section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03550 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Matcon Excavation & Shoring Ltd., Coquitlam, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Inert, inorganic geological matter.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Inert, inorganic geological matter; all wood, topsoil, asphalt and other debris are to be segregated for disposal by methods other than disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from July 30, 2012, to July 29, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s):

  • (a) Various approved excavation sites in British Columbia, at approximately 49°16.35′ N, 123°06.70′ W (NAD83);

  • (b) Out-loading facility in False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, at approximately 49°16.35′ N, 123°06.70′ W (NAD83);

  • (c) Out-loading facility in Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, British Columbia, at approximately 49°17.55′ N, 123°02.54′ W (NAD83);

  • (d) Out-loading facility in Fraser River, Richmond, British Columbia, at approximately 49°07.25′ N, 123°05.46′ W (NAD83);

  • (e) Out-loading facility in Fraser River, Coquitlam, British Columbia, at approximately 49°13.30′ N, 122°49.71′ W (NAD83); and

  • (f) Out-loading facility in Fraser River (Timberland Basin), Surrey, British Columbia, at approximately 49°11.76′ N, 122°54.35′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using land-based heavy equipment, trucks or conveyor belts.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site(s) to the disposal site(s) via hopper scow or towed scow.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 150 000 m3 place measure.

10. Approvals: The Permittee shall obtain from the permit-issuing office a letter of approval for each loading and disposal activity prior to undertaking the work, and conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant letter of approval. The Permittee shall follow the procedures outlined in the document titled “Multi-Site Excavation Projects Involving Disposal at Sea: Requests for Letters of Approval — Standard Procedures” (February 2011).

11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

12. Inspection:

12.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

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

13. Contractors:

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

13.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

14.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email) within 30 days of the expiry of the permit. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal site(s) used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The Permittee shall submit a written material disposal plan to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, identified in paragraph 14.2, for approval by Environment Canada prior to commencement of the first excavation operation authorized by this permit. The plan shall address procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of material disposed of at the disposal site(s), vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site(s). Modifications to the plan shall be made only with the written approval of Environment Canada.

15.2. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report — Matcon Excavation and Shoring Ltd. — Loading and Disposal at Sea — 4543-2-03550” (June 2012).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon 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 section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03551 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., New Westminster, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of rock, gravel, sand, silt, clay, wood waste or material typical to the approved loading site, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from October 10, 2012, to October 9, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): Richmond Plywood, Richmond, British Columbia, at approximately 49°12.12′ N, 123°04.23′ W (NAD83), as described in the drawing titled “Sampling Locations & Dredge Envelope — Richmond Plywood Benthic Sediment Sampling in Support of Loading and Ocean Disposal” (June 2010), as submitted in support of the permit application.

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using a barge-mounted excavator or a clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site(s) to the disposal site(s) via hopper scow or towed scow.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 12 000 m3 place measure.

10. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

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

12. Contractors:

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

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

13.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email), within 30 days of the expiry of the permit. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal site(s) used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The Permittee shall submit a written dredged material disposal plan to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, identified in paragraph 13.2, for approval by Environment Canada prior to commencement of the first dredging operation authorized by this permit. The plan shall address procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of dredged material disposed of at the disposal site(s), vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site(s). Modifications to the plan shall be made only with the written approval of Environment Canada.

14.2. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report — Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. — Richmond Plywood. Loading and Disposal at Sea — 4543-2-03551” (June 2012).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to certain substituted diphenylamine substances

Pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment requires, for the purpose of assessing whether the substances listed in Schedule 1 to this notice are toxic or are capable of becoming toxic, or for the purpose of assessing whether to control, or the manner in which to control the listed substances, any person described in Schedule 2 to this notice who possesses or who may reasonably be expected to have access to the information required in Schedule 3 to this notice, to provide that information no later than October 30, 2012, 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Responses to this notice shall be submitted to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3. Inquiries concerning the notice may be directed to the Substances Management Coordinator at the above address, at 1-800-567-1999 (toll free in Canada) or 819-953-7156 (outside of Canada) [telephone], 819-953-7155 (fax), or substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

Pursuant to section 313 of the Act, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit, with the information, a written request that the information or part of it be treated as confidential.

Pursuant to subsection 71(4) of the Act, the Minister of the Environment may, on request in writing from any person to whom this notice applies, extend the time or times within which the person shall comply with this notice. The person seeking such extension shall submit a request to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3.

MARGARET KENNY
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

SCHEDULE 1

Substances

Part 1 Substances

CAS RN (see footnote 1)

Name of the Substance

101-67-7

Benzenamine, 4-octyl-N-(4-octylphenyl)-

4175-37-5

Benzenamine, 4-octyl-N-phenyl-

10081-67-1

Benzenamine, 4-(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)-N-[4-(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl)phenyl]-

15721-78-5

Benzenamine, 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-N-[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]-

24925-59-5

Benzenamine, 4-nonyl-N-(4-nonylphenyl)-

26603-23-6

Benzenamine, ar-octyl-N-(octylphenyl)-

27177-41-9

Benzenamine, ar-nonyl-N-phenyl-

Part 2 Substances

CAS RN (see footnote 2)

Name of the Substance

36878-20-3

Benzenamine, ar-nonyl-N-(nonylphenyl)-

68411-46-1

Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with 2,4,4-trimethylpentene

68442-68-2

Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, styrenated

68608-77-5

Benzenamine, 2-ethyl-N-(2-ethylphenyl)-, (tripropenyl) derivs.

68608-79-7

Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, (tripropenyl) derivs.

184378-08-3

Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with isobutylene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene


SCHEDULE 2

Persons Required to Provide Information

1. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year, manufactured a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, at any concentration.

2. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year, imported a total quantity greater than 100 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, at any concentration, whether alone, in a mixture or in a product.

3. This notice applies to any person who, during the 2011 calendar year, used a total quantity greater than 1 000 kg of a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice, at any concentration, whether the substance is used alone, in a mixture or in a product, in the manufacture of a mixture, product or manufactured item.

4. (1) This notice does not apply to a substance listed in Schedule 1, whether alone, in a mixture, or in a product that

  • (a) is in transit through Canada;

  • (b) is a fuel or fuel additive, or is contained in a fuel or fuel additive;

  • (c) is, or is contained in, a pest control product within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act where that pest control product is registered under the Pest Control Products Act; or

  • (d) is contained in a motor oil.

(2) For the purpose of this section, paragraph (1)(d) does not apply to a substance if it is used in the manufacture of a motor oil.

5. Respondents to this notice who

  • (a) manufactured a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 shall complete sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 in Schedule 3;

  • (b) manufactured a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 shall complete sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in Schedule 3;

  • (c) imported a substance listed in Schedule 1, at a concentration less than 0.1 percent by weight, shall complete sections 4 and 5 in Schedule 3;

  • (d) imported a substance listed in Schedule 1, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight, shall complete sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 in Schedule 3;

  • (e) used a substance listed in Schedule 1, at a concentration less than 0.1 percent by weight, shall complete sections 4 and 5 in Schedule 3;

  • (f) used a substance listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight, shall complete sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13 in Schedule 3; or

  • (g) used a substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight, shall complete sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in Schedule 3.

SCHEDULE 3

Information Required

1. The definitions in this section apply in this notice.

“automobile” means any four wheeled self-propelled vehicle designed for use on highways.

“calendar year” means a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on January 1.

“manufacture” includes to produce or to prepare a substance, and also the incidental production of a substance.

“manufactured item” means an item that is formed into a specific physical shape or design during manufacture and has, for its final use, a function or functions dependent in whole or in part on its shape or design, and excludes automobiles.

“mixture” means a combination of substances that does not produce a substance that is different from the substances that were combined, including a prepared formulation, hydrate, and reaction mixture that are characterized in terms of their constituents.

“product” excludes mixture and manufactured item.

2. If the person subject to the notice is a company that owns more than one facility, a single response to the notice shall be submitted. The single response shall amalgamate the information from all facilities owned by the company for each applicable question in the notice, unless otherwise indicated.

3. Where information required under Schedule 3 to this notice was submitted to the Minister of the Environment, after January 1, 2007, it may be relied on as a response to any question in Schedule 3 to this notice if

  • (a) the information previously submitted is applicable to the 2011 calendar year;

  • (b) the information meets the requirements of the specific question;

  • (c) the person agrees that the previously submitted information referred to is their response to the specified provision of Schedule 3 to this notice; and

  • (d) the person provides the following information:
    • (i) the CAS RN of the substance(s) to which the submitted information relates,

    • (ii) the specific section, subsection, or paragraph to this notice to which the submitted information relates,

    • (iii) for each CAS RN, the title or description of the submitted information,

    • (iv) the date on which the information was submitted,

    • (v) the name of the person who submitted the information, and

    • (vi) the program and/or individuals at Environment Canada to which the information was submitted.

4. Persons to whom this notice applies shall provide the following information:

Identification and Declaration Form

Identification

Name of the person (e.g. company): ______________________________

Canadian head office street address (and mailing address, if different from the street address):

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Federal Business Number (see footnote 3): ________________________

Contact name for CEPA 1999 section 71 notices: ______________________

Title of the contact: _____________________________________________

Contact’s mailing addresses (if different from above):

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Telephone number: _____________________________________________

Fax number (if any): ____________________________________________

Email (if any): __________________________________________________

Request for Confidentiality

checkbox Pursuant to section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, I request that the following parts of the information that I am submitting be treated as confidential. (Specify the parts [e.g. sections, tables, attachments, previously submitted unpublished studies or data] of the information that you request be treated as confidential.)

 _____________________________________________________________

 _____________________________________________________________

 _____________________________________________________________

checkbox I do not request that the information that I am submitting be treated as confidential and I consent to it being released without restriction.

I declare that the information that I am submitting is accurate and complete.

__________________________________________ 

Name (print) 

__________________________________________

Title

__________________________________________ 

Signature

__________________________________________

Date of signature

Provide the information no later than October 30, 2012, 5 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Saving Time, to the Minister of the Environment,
to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator
Chemicals Management Plan 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard,
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3 Email: Substances@ec.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (toll free in Canada) or
1-819-953-7156 (outside of Canada)
Fax: 819-953-7155
www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca

5. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration of less than 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN (see footnote 4) of the substance;

  • (b) the name of the substance;

  • (c) the applicable Consumer and Commercial Code(s) set out in section 15; and

  • (d) each applicable six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS (see footnote 5)) code(s).

(a)
CAS RN (see footnote 6)

(b)
Name of substance

(c)
Consumer and Commercial Code(s) (set out in section 15)

(d)
NAICS (see footnote 7)

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

6. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the name of the substance;

  • (c) the quantity of the substance manufactured, imported, used, or exported, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits); and

  • (d) each applicable six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code(s).

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Name of substance

(c)
Quantity of the substance in kg
(rounded to two significant digits)

(d)
NAICS code(s)

Manufactured
in 2011

Imported
in 2011

Used
in 2011

Exported
in 2011

             
             

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

7. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance; and

  • (b) the applicable Industrial Function Code(s) set out in section 14 that apply to the substance.

7. (2) Where code U999 is applicable for paragraph (1)(b), a written description of the substance function must be provided.

(a)
CAS RN
(b)
Applicable Industrial Function Code(s)
(set out in section 14)
   
   

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

8. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the applicable Consumer and Commercial Code(s) set out in section 15;

  • (c) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, the total quantity of the substance reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits);

  • (d) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance;

  • (e) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, the concentration, or range of concentrations, of the substance by weight (w/w%) in the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance;

  • (f) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, the top five trade names representing the highest aggregate quantity of the substance, if applicable;

  • (g) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in commercial activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”;

  • (h) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities, by indicating “yes” or “no”; and

  • (i) for each applicable Consumer and Commercial Code, whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use by or for children, by indicating “yes” or “no.”

8. (2) Where code C999 is applicable for paragraph (1)(b), a written description of the mixture or product must be provided.

(a) CAS RN

(b)
Consumer and Commercial Code(s)
(set out in section 15)

(c)
Total quantity of the substance reported in kg (rounded to two significant digits)

(d)
Known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance

(e)
Concentration, or range of concentrations, of the substance by weight (w/w%) in the known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance

         
         


(f)
Top five trade names representing the highest aggregate quantity of the substance, if applicable

(g)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in commercial activities (indicate “yes” or “no”)

(h)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use in consumer activities(indicate “yes” or “no”)

(i)
Whether any known or anticipated final substance, mixture, product or manufactured item containing the substance is intended for use by or for children (indicate “yes” or “no”)

       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

9. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information from any calendar year:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) any unpublished data or studies with regards to the endpoints indicated by an x in Column 2 of the Endpoint Table for each CAS RN set out in Column 1 of that table; and

Endpoint Table

Column 1

Column 2

CAS RN

Human health study endpoints

Acute toxicity (oral, dermal and inhalation)

Short-term toxicity (oral, dermal and inhalation)

Sub-chronic toxicity (oral, dermal and inhalation)

Carcinogenicity

Genotoxicity (in vitro)

Genotoxicity (in vivo)

101-67-7

 

x

x

x

 

x

4175-37-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

10081-67-1

x

x

x

x

x

x

15721-78-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

24925-59-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

26603-23-6

x

x

x

x

x

x

27177-41-9

x

x

x

x

x

x

36878-20-3

x

x

x

x

x

x

68411-46-1

x

x

x

x

x

x

68442-68-2

 

x

x

x

 

x

68608-77-5

 

x

x

x

x

x

68608-79-7

x

x

x

x

x

x

184378-08-3

x

x

x

x

x

x

Column 1

Column 2

CAS RN

Human health study endpoints

Ecological study endpoints

Development and reproductivity

Irritation and sensitization

Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion

Biomonitoring

Melting point

Boiling point

101-67-7

x

 

x

x

 

x

4175-37-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

10081-67-1

x

 

x

x

x

x

15721-78-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

24925-59-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

26603-23-6

x

x

x

x

x

x

27177-41-9

x

x

x

x

x

x

36878-20-3

x

 

x

x

x

x

68411-46-1

x

 

x

x

x

x

68442-68-2

x

 

x

x

x

x

68608-77-5

x

 

x

x

x

x

68608-79-7

x

 

x

x

x

x

184378-08-3

x

 

x

x

   

Column 1

Column 2

CAS RN

Ecological study endpoints

Vapour pressure

Water solubility

Octanol-water partition coefficient

Organic carbon-water partition coefficient

Acid disassociation constant

Biodegradation

101-67-7

x

x

x

x

x

x

4175-37-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

10081-67-1

x

x

x

x

x

x

15721-78-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

24925-59-5

x

x

x

x

x

x

26603-23-6

x

x

x

x

x

x

27177-41-9

x

x

x

x

x

x

36878-20-3

x

x

x

x

x

x

68411-46-1

x

x

x

x

x

x

68442-68-2

x

x

x

x

x

x

68608-77-5

x

x

x

   

x

68608-79-7

x

x

x

x

x

x

184378-08-3

         

x

Column 1

Column 2

CAS RN

Ecological study endpoints

Bioaccumulation factor, bioconcentration factor and biomagnification factor

Ecotoxicity (experimental acute and chronic studies for pelagic, benthic and terrestrial organisms)

Environmental monitoring and presence

Chemical transformation

Leaching potential

101-67-7

x

x

x

x

x

4175-37-5

x

x

x

x

x

10081-67-1

x

x

x

x

x

15721-78-5

x

x

x

x

x

24925-59-5

x

x

x

x

x

26603-23-6

x

x

x

x

x

27177-41-9

x

x

x

x

x

36878-20-3

x

x

x

x

x

68411-46-1

x

x

x

x

x

68442-68-2

x

x

x

x

x

68608-77-5

x

x

x

x

x

68608-79-7

x

x

x

x

x

184378-08-3

x

x

x

x

x


  • (c) the study title(s) for the data or studies submitted in paragraph (b).

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Unpublished data or studies submitted (indicate corresponding data types of the submitted data or studies for each CAS RN)

(c)
Study title(s) for the data or studies submitted in paragraph (b)

     
     

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

9. (2) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information from any calendar year:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance; and

  • (b) the study title(s) of any additional unpublished data or studies, not listed in paragraph (1)(b), on the substance with regards to physical-chemical properties, bioaccumulation, persistence, toxicity, metabolism, degradation, or the release of the substance from the final mixture, product or manufactured item.

(a)
CAS RN

(b)
Study title(s) for additional unpublished data
or studies not submitted in paragraph (1)(b)

   
   

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

10. For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance sold to each person identified in paragraph (b);

  • (b) the names and street addresses of a maximum of 20 persons in Canada to whom the largest quantity of the substance above 100 kg was sold; and

  • (c) the total quantity of the substance that was sold to each person identified in paragraph (b), reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits).

(a) CAS RN


(b)
Names and street addresses of a maximum of 20 persons in Canada to whom the largest quantity of the substance above 100 kg was sold
(c)
Total quantity of the substance that was sold to each person identified in paragraph (b) reported in kg (rounded to two significant digits)
     
     

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

11. For each substance listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the chemical identity or CAS RN of the reactants or components of the substance;

  • (c) the concentration, or range of concentrations, of each reactant or component listed in paragraph (b) as a weight percentage expressed as w/w%; and

  • (d) the supporting analytical data and method used to identify the reactants or components listed in paragraph (b).
(a) CAS RN
(b)
Chemical identity or CAS RN of the reactants or components of the substance

(c)
Concentration or range of concentrations of each reactant or component listed in paragraph (b) (w/w%)
(d)
Supporting analytical data and method used to identify the reactants or components listed in paragraph (b)
       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

12. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured, imported or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the names and street addresses of the facility or facilities where the substance was manufactured, used, or imported to;

  • (c) for each facility, a description of environmental monitoring activities for the substance, including monitoring frequency and methodology;

  • (d) for each facility, whether used storage or transportation containers containing the substance, either alone or in a mixture, were cleaned on site by indicating “yes” or “no”;

  • (e) for each facility, a description of the waste-management practices, policies or technological solutions in place to prevent or minimize releases of the substance to the environment, including unintended releases, or to prevent or minimize the potential exposure of individuals in Canada to the substance;

  • (f) for each facility, the total quantity of the substance that was released from the facility to air, water or land, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits);

  • (g) for each facility, the source of releases to air, water or land;

  • (h) for each facility, the total quantity of the substance that was treated on-site, or was transferred to an off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste-management facility, reported in kilograms (rounded to two significant digits); and

  • (i) the name, street address, contact name and phone number for the off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste-management facility to which the substance or used containers containing the substance were transferred.

12. (2) For the purpose of paragraphs (1)(f) and (1)(g), releases to water include discharges to surface water or wastewater collection or treatment systems, and discharges to land include underground injection and discharges to groundwater.

 

(a) CAS RN

 

(b)
Names and street addresses of the facility or facilities

 

(c)
Description of environmental monitoring activities for the substance, including monitoring frequency and methodology

 

(d)
Whether used storage or transportation containers containing the substance, either alone or in a mixture, were cleaned on-site (indicate “yes” or “no”)

(e)
Description of the waste-management practices, policies or technological solutions in place to prevent or minimize releases, or to prevent or minimize the potential exposure of individuals in Canada to the substance
         
         

(f)
Total quantity released in kg to air, water or land (rounded to two significant digits)

(g)
Source of releases to air, water or land

(h)
Total quantity in kg treated on-site or transferred to an off-site waste-management facility (rounded to two significant digits)

(i)
Name, street address, contact name and phone number for off-site hazardous or non-hazardous waste-management facility to which the substance or used containers were transferred

Air

Water

Land

On-site waste treatment

Off-site hazardous waste

Off-site non-hazardous waste

               
               

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

13. (1) For each substance listed in Schedule 1 that a person manufactured or used during the 2011 calendar year, in respect of which the person meets the criteria set out in Schedule 2, at a concentration equal to or above 0.1 percent by weight (w/w%), the person shall provide the following information:

  • (a) the CAS RN of the substance;

  • (b) the names, and street addresses of the facility or facilities where the substance was manufactured or used;

  • (c) for each facility, a summary of the manufacturing or the use process including the nature of the process, identifying major steps in the operation and chemical conversions; and

  • (d) for each facility, a flow diagram of the manufacturing process or the use process, including releases and the points of entry of feedstocks.

13. (2) In responding to paragraph (1)(c), one summary per manufacturing or use process can be used for all of the substances related to that process; and for paragraph (1)(d), one diagram per manufacturing or use process can be used for all of the substances related to that process.

(a) CAS RN
(b)
Names
and street addresses of the facility or facilities
(c)
Summary of the manufacturing or the use process including the nature of the process, identifying major steps in the operation and chemical conversions
(d)
(see footnote 8) Flow diagram of the manufacturing process or the use process, including releases and the points of entry of feedstocks
       
       
       

Attach supplementary sheets, if necessary.

14. For the purposes of section 7, the following are the Industrial Function Codes and their corresponding descriptions:

Industrial Function Codes and Corresponding Descriptions

Industrial Function Codes

Title

Description

U001

Abrasives

Substances used to wear down or polish surfaces by rubbing against the surface.

U002

Adhesives and sealant substances

Substances used to promote bonding between other substances, promote adhesion of surfaces, or prevent seepage of moisture or air.

U003

Adsorbents and absorbents

Substances used to retain other substances by accumulation on their surface or by assimilation.

U004

Agricultural substances (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of farm crops.

U005

Anti-adhesive agents

Substances used to prevent bonding between other substances by discouraging surface attachment.

U006

Bleaching agents

Substances used to lighten or whiten a substrate through chemical reaction, usually an oxidative process which degrades the colour system.

U007

Corrosion inhibitors and antiscaling agents

Substances used to prevent or retard corrosion or the formation of scale.

U008

Dyes

Substances used to impart colour to other materials or mixtures by penetrating into the surface of the substrate.

U009

Fillers

Substances used to provide bulk, increase strength, increase hardness, or improve resistance to impact.

U010

Finishing agents

Substances used to impart such functions as softening, static-proofing, wrinkle resistance, and water repellence.

U011

Flame retardants

Substances used on the surface of or incorporated into combustible materials to reduce or eliminate their tendency to ignite when exposed to heat or a flame.

U012

Fuels and fuel additives

Substances used to create mechanical or thermal energy through chemical reactions, or which are added to a fuel for the purpose of controlling the rate of reaction or limiting the production of undesirable combustion products, or which provide other benefits such as corrosion inhibition, lubrication, or detergency.

U013

Functional fluids (closed systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in a closed system. This code does not include fluids used as lubricants.

U014

Functional fluids (open systems)

Liquid or gaseous substances used for one or more operational properties in an open system.

U015

Intermediates

Substances consumed in a reaction to produce other substances for commercial advantage.

U016

Ion exchange agents

Substances that are used to selectively remove targeted ions from a solution. This code also includes aluminosilicate zeolites.

U017

Lubricants and lubricant additives

Substances used to reduce friction, heat, or wear between moving parts or adjacent solid surfaces, or that enhance the lubricity of other substances.

U018

Odour agents

Substances used to control odours, remove odours, mask odours, or impart odours.

U019

Oxidizing or reducing agents

Substances used to alter the valence state of another substance by donating or accepting electrons or by the addition or removal of hydrogen to a substance.

U020

Photosensitive substances

Substances used for their ability to alter their physical or chemical structure through absorption of light, resulting in the emission of light, dissociation, discoloration, or other chemical reaction.

U021

Pigments

Substances used to impart colour to other materials or mixtures by attaching themselves to the surface of the substrate through binding or adhesion.

U022

Plasticizers

Substances used in plastics, cement, concrete, wallboard, clay bodies, or other materials to increase their plasticity or fluidity.

U023

Plating agents and surface treating agents

Substances applied to metal, plastic, or other surfaces to alter physical or chemical properties of the surface.

U024

Process regulators

Substances used to change the rate of a reaction, start or stop the reaction, or otherwise influence the course of the reaction.

U025

Processing aids, specific to petroleum production

Substances added to water, oil, or synthetic drilling muds or other petroleum production fluids to control foaming, corrosion, alkalinity and pH, microbiological growth or hydrate formation, or to improve the operation of processing equipment during the production of oil, gas, and other products or mixtures from beneath the earth’s surface.

U026

Processing aids, not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in applications other than the production of oil, gas, or geothermal energy to control foaming, corrosion, or alkalinity and pH, or to improve the operation of processing equipment.

U027

Propellants and blowing agents

Substances used to dissolve or suspend other substances and either to expel those substances from a container in the form of an aerosol or to impart a cellular structure to plastics, rubber, or thermo set resins.

U028

Solids separation agents

Substances used to promote the separation of suspended solids from a liquid.

U029

Solvents (for cleaning or degreasing)

Substances used to dissolve oils, greases and similar materials from textiles, glassware, metal surfaces, and other articles.

U030

Solvents (which become part of formulation or mixture)

Substances used to dissolve another substance to form a uniformly dispersed solution at the molecular level.

U031

Surface active agents

Substances used to modify surface tension when dissolved in water or water solutions, or reduce interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or between liquid and air.

U032

Viscosity adjustors

Substances used to alter the viscosity of another substance.

U033

Laboratory substances

Substances used in a laboratory for chemical analysis, chemical synthesis, extracting and purifying other chemicals, dissolving other substances, and similar activities.

U034

Paint additives and coating additives not otherwise covered in this table

Substances used in a paint or coating formulation to enhance properties such as water repellence, increased gloss, improved fade resistance, ease of application or foam prevention.

U061

Pest control substances

Substances used as active ingredients or formulants in products, mixture or manufactured items used for directly or indirectly controlling, destroying, attracting or repelling a pest or for mitigating or preventing its injurious, noxious or troublesome effects.

U999

Other (specify)

Substances with an industrial function not otherwise described in this table. A written description of the industrial function must be provided when using this code.

15. For the purpose of sections 5 and 8, the following tables set out the Consumer and Commercial Codes and their corresponding descriptions:

Table 1: Substances in furnishings, cleaning, treatment or care

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C101

Floor coverings

Substances contained in floor coverings.

C102

Foam seating and bedding

Substances contained in foam mattresses, pillows, cushions, and any seating, furniture and furnishings containing foam.

C103

Furniture and furnishings not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in furniture and furnishings made from metal, wood, leather, plastic or other materials.

C104

Fabric, textile and leather articles not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in fabric, textile and leather products to impart color and other desirable properties such as water, soil, stain repellence, wrinkle resistance, or flame resistance.

C105

Cleaning and furnishing care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to remove dirt, grease, stains, and foreign matter from furniture and furnishings, or to cleanse, sanitize, bleach, scour, polish, protect, or improve the appearance of surfaces.

C106

Laundry and dishwashing

Substances contained in laundry and dishwashing products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C107

Water treatment

Substances contained in water treatment products, mixtures or manufactured items that are designed to disinfect, reduce contaminants or other undesirable constituents, and condition or improve aesthetics of water.

C108

Personal care

Substances contained in personal care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair, or teeth.

C109

Air care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used to odorize or deodorize indoor air in homes, offices, motor vehicles, and other enclosed spaces.

C110

Apparel and footwear care

Substances contained in apparel and footwear care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are applied post-market.

C160

Pet care

Substances contained in pet care products, mixtures or manufactured items that are used for cleansing, grooming, improving or altering skin, hair or teeth and intended for animal use.

Table 2: Substances in construction, paint, electrical or metal

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C201

Adhesives and sealants

Substances contained in adhesive or sealant products or mixtures used to fasten other materials together or prevent the passage of liquid or gas.

C202

Paints and coatings

Substances contained in paints or coatings.

C203

Building or construction materials — Wood and engineered wood

Substances contained in building and construction materials made of wood and pressed or engineered wood products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C204

Building or construction materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in building and construction materials not otherwise covered in this table.

C205

Electrical and electronics

Substances contained in electrical and electronic products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C206

Metal materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in metal products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

C207

Batteries

Substances contained in non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries including dry and wet cell units that store energy.

Table 3: Substances in packaging, paper, plastic or hobby

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C301

Food packaging

Substances contained in single or multi-layered packaging consisting of paper, plastic, metal, foil or other materials which have or may have direct contact with food.

C302

Paper products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in paper products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C303

Plastic and rubber materials not otherwise covered in this table

Substances contained in rubber and plastic products, mixtures or manufactured items not otherwise covered in this table.

C304

Toys, playground and sporting equipment

Substances contained in toys, playground, and sporting equipment made of wood, metal, plastic or fabric.

C305

Arts, crafts and hobby materials

Substances contained in arts, crafts, and hobby materials.

C306

Ink, toner and colourants

Substances contained in ink, toners and colourants used for writing, printing, creating an image on paper; and substances contained in other substrates, or applied to substrates to change their colour or hide images.

C307

Photographic supplies, film and photo-chemicals

Substances contained in photographic supplies, film, photo-processing substances, and photographic paper.

Table 4: Substances in automotive, fuel, agriculture or outdoor use

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C401

Automotive care

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used in automotive cleaning and care of exterior and interior vehicle surfaces.

C402

Lubricants and greases

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items to reduce friction, heat generation and wear between solid surfaces.

C403

Anti-freeze and de-icing

Substances added to fluids to reduce the freezing point of the mixture, or substances applied to surfaces to melt or prevent buildup of ice.

C404

Fuels and related products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances burned to produce heat, light or power, or added to inhibit corrosion, provide lubrication, increase efficiency of use, or decrease production of undesirable by-products.

C405

Explosive materials

Substances capable of producing a sudden expansion, usually accompanied by the production of heat and large changes in pressure upon ignition.

C406

Agricultural products, mixtures or manufactured items (non-pesticidal)

Substances used to increase the productivity and quality of plants, animals or forestry crops, produced on a commercial scale.

C407

Lawn and garden care

Substances contained in lawn, garden, outdoor or potted plant, and tree care products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C461

Pest control

Substances contained in any product, mixture or manufactured item for directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting, or repelling any pest.

C462

Automotive, aircraft and transportation

Substances contained in automobiles, aircraft and other types of transportation, or used in their manufacture.

Table 5: Substances in items for food, health or tobacco

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C562

Food and beverage

Substances contained in food and beverage products, mixtures or manufactured items.

C563

Drugs

Substances contained in prescription and non-prescription drugs intended for humans or animals.

C564

Natural health

Substances contained in natural health products, mixtures or manufactured items intended for humans or animals.

C565

Medical devices

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items used for either the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, or an abnormal physical state; or those used in restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in humans or animals.

C566

Tobacco products, mixtures or manufactured items

Substances contained in a product, mixtures or manufactured items composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves.

Table 6: Substances in products, mixture or manufactured items not described by other codes

Consumer and Commercial Codes

Title

Description

C999

Other (specify)

Substances contained in products, mixtures or manufactured items that are not described within any other Consumer and Commercial Code. A written description of the product, mixture or manufactured item must be provided when using this code.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the notice.)

On October 8, 2011, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health announced, as part of the second phase of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP 2), in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, Vol. 145, No. 41, that approximately 500 substances divided into nine groups have been selected as priorities for action, and are planned to be assessed and managed, where appropriate, over the next five years. These substances have been selected for further action based on the categorization exercise completed in 2006, and new information received as part of the first phase of the Chemicals Management Plan.

As part of the CMP 2, a grouping of certain substituted diphenylamine substances will be assessed, and are part of this notice. This substituted diphenylamine grouping is based on the chemical similarity and common use as an antioxidant in lubricants of the substances in Canada, although they may also be used in plastics and rubbers. These substances are all potential alternatives for BNST (Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene), which is considered to be toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Prohibition of BNST via proposed regulations will likely increase the use of these substances, and addressing these substances may inform potential substitution for BNST.

The Notice with respect to certain substituted diphenylamine substances applies to this grouping, for which information is required. The information collected from this notice will inform the risk assessment and, if necessary, risk management for this grouping of substances.

Pursuant to subsection 71(3) of CEPA 1999, every person to whom this notice applies is required to comply with this notice within the time specified in the notice. The time specified in this notice is October 30, 2012, 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Persons who do not meet the requirements to respond and have no commercial interest in the substances covered by this notice may complete a Declaration of Non-Engagement form for the notice. The form is available on the Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

Persons not subject to this notice who have a current or future interest in a substance listed in Schedule 1 to this notice may identify themselves as a “stakeholder” for the substance by completing the voluntary Stakeholder Interest Form. The form allows the person to provide information that would be beneficial to inform the risk assessment and management of the substances. The person will be included in future mailings regarding these substances and may be contacted for further information regarding their interest in these substances. This form is available on the Chemical Substances Web site at www. chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health are also inviting the submission of additional information that is deemed beneficial by interested stakeholders. Organizations that may be interested in submitting additional information in response to this invitation include those that manufacture, import, export or use this substance whether alone, in a mixture or in a product or a manufactured item.

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 Environmental Enforcement Act, chapter 14 of the Statutes of Canada, 2009, will amend the above provisions when section 72 of the Environmental Enforcement Act comes into force. 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 andEnforcement 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.

Provide your information no later than October 30, 2012, 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, to the Minister of the Environment, to the attention of the Substances Management Coordinator, Chemicals Management Plan, 200 Sacré-Cœur Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, substances@ec.gc.ca (email), 1-800-567-1999 (toll free in Canada) or 819-953-7156 (outside of Canada), 819-953-7155 (fax). An electronic copy of this notice is available at the following Web site: www. chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Guidance for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in residential indoor air

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of guidance for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in residential indoor air. The guidance recommends that the existing residential indoor air exposure limits for fine particulate matter, as established by the 1987 Health Canada Exposure Guidelines for Residential Indoor Air Quality, be rescinded, as they are no longer supported by the available scientific evidence. No new numerical exposure limits for indoor air are proposed. Rather, any reduction in indoor levels of PM2.5 is expected to be associated with health benefits, particularly for sensitive individuals. The guidance recommends strategies to reduce exposure to indoor PM2.5, including

  • cessation of smoking; and
  • use of a stove top fan while cooking.

June 18, 2012

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

ANNEX

GUIDANCE FOR FINE PARTICULATE MATTER (PM2.5)
IN RESIDENTIAL INDOOR AIR

Background

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is a general term for all small particles found in air measuring equal to or less than 2.5 μm in aerodynamic diameter. It is a complex mixture whose constituents vary in size, shape, density, surface area, and chemical composition (Health Canada and Environment Canada 1999; United States Environmental Protection Agency [U.S. EPA] 2009). In 1987, Health Canada published Exposure Guidelines for Residential Indoor Air Quality, which set maximum acceptable long- and short-term exposure ranges for PM2.5 in homes. These guidelines are being revised to reflect the most up-to-date science on the health effects and residential exposure for PM2.5.

Exposure

Indoor PM2.5 is composed of indoor-generated PM2.5 from sources such as smoking, cooking, and cleaning, and PM2.5 that has infiltrated from the outside. In studies conducted by Health Canada in different Canadian cities, average indoor PM2.5 concentrations were less than 15 µg/m3 in homes without smokers, and less than 35 µg/m3 in homes with smokers (Health Canada 2010). In general, indoor PM2.5 levels were lower than outdoor concentrations measured directly outside the home, except in homes with smokers.

Health effects

Outdoor PM2.5, as measured at area monitoring stations, has been shown in a large number of studies to be strongly associated with cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, and morbidity endpoints (Health Canada and Environment Canada 1999; World Health Organization [WHO] 2005; U.S. EPA 2009). There is no recognized threshold of health effects for outdoor PM2.5 regardless of where exposure occurs (i.e. indoors or outdoors), and there is evidence that adverse health effects occur at current levels of exposure.

A much smaller number of studies have investigated the relationship between indoor PM2.5 and health. There is some evidence for a relationship between indoor PM2.5 levels and declines in lung function and increases in exhaled nitric oxide, a marker of airway inflammation, in asthmatic children (Koenig et al. 2003; Delfino et al. 2004; Koenig et al. 2005; Trenga et al. 2006). However, changes in exhaled nitric oxide were more strongly associated with outdoor PM2.5 than indoor PM2.5 (Koenig et al. 2003; Koenig et al. 2005; Allen et al. 2008). Associations between indoor PM2.5 and subtle changes in markers of cardiovascular disease have also been observed in older adults (Delfino et al. 2008; Liu et al. 2009; Allen et al. 2011).

Guidance

The acceptable long- and short-term exposure ranges established in the 1987 exposure guidelines should be rescinded and replaced with this new guidance focusing on indoor source control to minimize long-term exposure to PM2.5 indoors.

Indoor levels of PM2.5 should be kept as low as possible, as there is no apparent threshold for the health effects of PM2.5. It is impossible to entirely eliminate PM2.5 indoors, as among its sources are essential and everyday activities, such as cooking and cleaning, as well as infiltration from outdoor sources, over which residents have little or no control. However, any reduction in PM2.5 would be expected to result in health benefits, especially for sensitive individuals, such as those with underlying health conditions, the elderly or children.

The focus should be on reducing indoor sources over which homeowners and residents have some degree of control. The main recommended strategies to reduce exposure to the major sources of indoor-generated PM2.5 are

  • cessation of smoking; and
  • use of a stove top fan while cooking.

Other actions to reduce indoor PM2.5 levels include ensuring there is adequate ventilation, especially when doing activities that may generate PM2.5. The potential benefits of ventilation, however, may be reduced or eliminated, if outdoor PM2.5 levels are high. There is also evidence that some in-duct air filters or portable air cleaners with filters may help reduce indoor PM2.5 levels. Filter efficiency, however, is highly variable among products and the effectiveness of filters as a method to reduce indoor PM2.5 will depend on the product used and how it is maintained. A discussion of how to properly select and maintain air filters and portable air cleaners is beyond the scope of this document.

The above recommendations are consistent with Health Canada’s guidance to homeowners to focus on identifying the potential sources of contaminants in the home, and then on improving air quality through source control, improved ventilation and other remedial measures such as air filtration. Identification of potential sources is, in most situations, more informative and cost-effective than indoor air quality testing and comparison of measured values to quantitative guideline values.

Quantitative residential indoor air guidelines may be of use to public health and building professionals for the interpretation of results of indoor air quality studies and for the development of performance standards. With respect to indoor PM2.5, Health Canada is not proposing a specific maximum exposure limit, but is recommending that indoor PM2.5, at a minimum, be lower than PM2.5 outside the home. Having an indoor level that is greater than the outdoor level indicates strong indoor sources of PM2.5 that need to be addressed. The ratio of indoor to residential outdoor PM2.5 levels can therefore serve to highlight situations where strategies to reduce indoor-generated PM2.5 are necessary and will be most effective. The recommended PM2.5 reduction strategies can be employed in all homes. However, for those homes with a ratio of indoor to outdoor PM2.5 levels greater than one, targeted efforts to identify and remove indoor sources of PM2.5 are a priority.

References

Allen, R. W., Carlsten, C., Karlen, B., Leckie, S., van Eeden, S., Vedal, S., Wong, I. and Brauer, M. (2011) “An Air Filter Intervention Study of Endothelial Function Among Healthy Adults in a Woodsmoke-Impacted Community.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, in press.

Allen, R. W., Mar, T., Koenig, J., Liu, L.-S., Gould, T., Simpson, C. and Larson, T. (2008) “Changes in Lung Function and Airway Inflammation Among Asthmatic Children Residing in a Woodsmoke-Impacted Urban Area.” Inhalation Toxicology, 20(4): 423–433.

Delfino, R. J., Quintana, P. J. E., Floro, J., Gastanaga, V. M., Samimi, B. S., Kleinman, M. T., Liu, L.-S., Bufalino, C., Wu, C.- F. and McLaren, C. E. (2004) “Association of FEV1 in Asthmatic Children with Personal and Microenvironmental Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 112(8): 932–941.

Delfino, R. J., Staimer, N., Tjoa, T., Polidori, A., Arhami, M., Gillen, D. L., Kleinman, M. T., Vaziri, N. D., Longhurst, J., Zaldivar, F. and Sioutas, C. (2008) “Circulating Biomarkers of Inflammation, Antioxidant Activity, and Platelet Activation are Associated with Primary Combustion Aerosols in Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(7): 898–906.

Health Canada. (2010) Health Canada Exposure Assessment Studies: PM2.5 Sampling Data Summary. “Report: HC-IACAS-2010-09 — PM Data” (unpublished).

Health Canada and Environment Canada. (1999) National Ambient Air Quality Objectives for Particulate Matter Part 1: Science Assessment Document.

Koenig, J. Q., Jansen, K., Mar, T. F., Lumley, T., Kaufman, J., Trenga, C. A., Sullivan, J., Liu, L.-S., Shapiro, G. G. and Larson, T. V. (2003) “Measurement of Offline Exhaled Nitric Oxide in a Study of Community Exposure to Air Pollution.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(13): 1625–1629.

Koenig, J. Q., Mar, T. F., Allen, R. W., Jansen, K., Lumley, T., Sullivan, J. H., Trenga, C. A., Larson, T. V. and Liu, L.-S. (2005) “Pulmonary Effects of Indoor- and Outdoor-Generated Particles in Children with Asthma.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(4): 499–503.

Liu, L., Ruddy, T., Dalipaj, M., Poon, R., Szyszkowicz, M., You, H., Dales, R. E. and Wheeler, A. J. (2009) “Effects of Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution on Cardiovascular Physiology and Systemic Mediators in Seniors.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 51(9): 1088–1098.

Trenga, C. A., Sullivan, J. H., Schildcrout, J. S., Shepherd, K. P., Shapiro, G. G., Liu, L.-S., Kaufman, J. D. and Koenig, J. Q. (2006) “Effect of Particulate Air Pollution on Lung Function in Adult and Pediatric Subjects in a Seattle Panel Study.” CHEST, 129(6): 1614–1622.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) [2009] Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

World Health Organization (WHO) [2005]. Air Quality Guidelines for Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide. Global update 2005. Summary of risk assessment.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Blais, Jean-Pierre

2012-796

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

 

Full-time member and Chairperson

 

Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

2012-807

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

June 15, 2012 to June 30, 2012

 

Strahl, The Hon. Chuck, P.C.

2012-798

Security Intelligence Review Committee

 

Chairman

 

Weissenberger, Angela Tu

2012-797

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

Member of the Board of Directors

 

June 22, 2012

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de l’Est de l’île de Montréal / The East Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Notice is hereby given that His Excellency the Governor General in Council, by Order in Council dated May 17, 2012, has been pleased to change the name of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de l’Est de l’île de Montréal / The East Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the Chambre de commerce de l’Est de Montréal Eastern Montreal Chamber of Commerce upon petition made therefore under section 39 of the Boards of Trade Act.

May 28, 2012

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Application for surrender of charter

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of subsection 32(2) of the Canada Corporations Act, an application for surrender of charter was received from

File No.

Name of Company

Received

362089-1

MUNICIPAL WASTE INTEGRATION NETWORK

09/05/2012

450835-1

REAL-RELIEF INC.

10/05/2012

445652-1

The Carleton Place & Canadian Veterans Foundation
La Fondation des Anciens Combattants Canadiens & Carleton Place

16/05/2012

June 21, 2012

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Supplementary letters patent

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, supplementary letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Name of Company

Date of S.L.P.

759414-3

AbleSail Network of Canada
Réseau Voile Adaptée du Canada

19/04/2012

031189-8

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
ASSOCIATION DES INDUSTRIES DE L’AUTOMOBILE DU CANADA

15/05/2012

436670-1

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S SHELTER OF HOPE FOUNDATION

26/04/2012

398184-3

CANADIAN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELLING

30/04/2012

793814-4

Concerned Citizens of Canada for Community Welfare Inc.

04/06/2012

779605-6

EDUCATION SHARE INTERNATIONAL

18/05/2012

281663-6

KING’S KIDS PROMOTIONS OUTREACH MINISTRIES INCORPORATED

30/04/2012

425140-7

LA FONDATION DES GENS D’HONNEUR

21/02/2012

793807-1

Ministères Viens Ministries Inc.

27/04/2012

052627-4

MISSION DE L’ESPRIT SAINT

02/05/2012

786305-5

MONTREAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD MISSION INTERNATIONAL

02/05/2012

374416-7

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

30/04/2012

779635-8

ONDO FOUNDATIONS CANADA INTERNATIONAL

29/05/2012

750159-5

Save My Child International Inc.

10/05/2012

June 21, 2012

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

CANADA CORPORATIONS ACT

Supplementary letters patent — Name change

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of the Canada Corporations Act, supplementary letters patent have been issued to

File No.

Old Company Name

New Company Name

Date of S.L.P.

441416-1

ACADEMICS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT/ UNIVERSITAIRES POUR L’ÉDUCATION SUPÉRIEURE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT

Academics without Borders - Universitaires sans frontières

03/05/2012

447421-0

Australian Wine Society, Ottawa

Australian and New Zealand Wine Society, Ottawa

07/05/2012

425614-0

Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centre Associations

Canadian Association of Community Health Centres / L’Association canadienne des centres de santé communautaire

09/05/2012

448467-3

DODSON NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE FOUNDATION

THE DODSON FOUNDATION

01/05/2012

318335-1

Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line

LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS YOUTH LINE

10/05/2012

439274-4

THE PETER GILGAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Peter Gilgan Foundation

24/02/2012

415037-6

WIND OF GLORY HEALING CENTRE INC.

Emmanuel Healing Center Inc.

10/04/2012

June 21, 2012

MARCIE GIROUARD
Director
For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-014-12 — Announcement of intent to license an interim satellite for the 14/12 GHz broadcasting-satellite service (BSS) spectrum at the 95.5°W orbital position

This notice announces the receipt of an application from FreeHD Canada Inc. to Industry Canada for a temporary licence to operate an interim satellite, which will be used to provide direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television services. This notice also advises that the Department intends to approve the application and issue the requested licence to FreeHD Canada Inc. permitting its operation on a no-protection, no-interference basis.

The interim satellite will use the frequency bands 14-14.5 GHz (Earth-space) and 12.2-12.7 GHz (space-Earth) at the 95.5°W orbital location. The satellite will operate at low power and is not expected to cause interference to other existing satellite systems. As a normal condition of licence, FreeHD Canada Inc. will also be required to coordinate with nearby satellites. FreeHD Canada Inc. will use the capacity on its interim satellite, in addition to some capacity on foreign satellites, to begin offering its services in early 2013.

FreeHD Canada Inc. plans to use this satellite until its permanent satellite is brought into use in 2015. FreeHD Canada Inc. will then use a 17 GHz band broadcasting satellite at the 95°W position. This 17 GHz satellite will be operated by 95W Canadian Satellite Communications Inc., which has an approval to build and launch a satellite operating in this frequency range.

Submitting comments

The Department is hereby providing an opportunity for interested parties to comment on its intention to approve FreeHD’s application for a temporary licence to operate a 14-14.5 GHz and 12.2-12.7 GHz satellite on a no-protection, no-interference basis at the 95.5°W orbital position.

Interested parties should submit their comments or interest in the licence no later than July 30, 2012. All comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum. The Department will consider all comments in arriving at a final decision on the application.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF), along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used, to the following email address: satellitelicences@ic.gc.ca. Written submissions should be addressed to the Manager, Satellite Authorization, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, 15th Floor, Room 1570C, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-014-12).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice are available electronically on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of the Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

June 30, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saint John Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS Letters Patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Saint John Port Authority (“Authority”) under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”) effective May 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Schedule B of the Letters Patent describes the federal real property managed by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subparagraph 46(1)(b)(i) of the Act, the Authority wishes to exchange property with the City of Saint John;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue Supplementary Letters Patent to authorize the Authority to exchange federal real property for other real property of comparable value and to amend Schedule B of its Letters Patent to reflect the exchange of property;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendments to the Letters Patent of the Authority are consistent with the Act;

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsection 9(1) and subparagraph 46(1)(b)(i) of the Canada Marine Act, I authorize the Authority to exchange federal real property for other real property of comparable value and I amend the Letters Patent of the Authority to reflect the exchange, as follows:

1. Schedule B of the Letters Patent is amended by adding the following after the description of Parcel 1:

Note: The following amendment to the description of federal real property in Schedule B of the Letters Patent allows for the disposal of federal real property in favour of the City of Saint John as part of the exchange.

SAVING AND EXCEPTING thereout and therefrom that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Saint John, in the County of Saint John, and Province of New Brunswick, designated, described and shown as Parcel 11-01 on Subdivision Plan Parcel 11-01, Saint John Port Authority Property, Lower Cove Loop, City of Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, prepared by Hughes Surveys & Consultants Inc. dated October 12, 2011 and filed in the Saint John County Registry Office on October 31, 2011 as Number 30786421.

2. Schedule B of the Letters Patent is amended by adding the following before the phrase “SAVING AND EXCEPTING thereout and therefrom that lot, piece and parcel of land entrusted to the Canadian National Railway by Federal Privy Council Order 1449 dated May 9, 1979.”:

Note: The following amendment to the description of federal real property in Schedule B of the Letters Patent reflects the acquisition of real property from the City of Saint John as part of the exchange.

That certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Saint John, County of Saint John, Province of New Brunswick, designated, described and shown as “Water Street a Public Street, 645 m2 on Plan of Survey Showing portion of Water Street, Saint John County, New Brunswick”, prepared by Hughes Surveys & Consultants Inc. and dated September 8, 2011, and filed in the Saint John County Registry Office on October 14th, 2011 as Number 30721998.

3. The amendments to the Letters Patent are to be effective on the date of registration in the Saint John County Registry Office of the documents evidencing this land transaction.

Issued under my hand this 18th day of June 2012.

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Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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Footnote 1
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Footnote 2
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Footnote 3
The Federal Business Number is a nine-digit registration number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to Canadian businesses that register for one or more of the following: corporate income tax; importer/exporter account number; payroll (source) deductions (trust accounts); or goods and services tax. This number can be found on all forms issued to a business by the CRA. The first nine digits that appear on these forms is the Federal Business Number.

Footnote 4
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Footnote 5
A list of six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes is available at the following Statistics Canada Web site: www.statcan.gc.ca/access_acces/alternative_alternatif.action?l=eng&loc=http://www.statcan.
gc.ca/pub/12-501-x/12-501-x2012001-eng.pdf&teng=North%20American%20Industry
%20Classification%20System%20(NAICS)%20Canada%202012&tfra=Le%20Syst%E8me
%20de%20classification%20des%20industries%20de%20l'Am%E9rique%20du%20Nord
%20(SCIAN)%20Canada%202012. Note that the NAICS code(s) Internet address is case sensitive.

Footnote 6
CAS RN: Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number. The Chemical Abstracts Service information 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 of Canada 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.

Footnote 7
A list of six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes is available at the following Statistics Canada Web site: www.statcan.gc.ca/access_acces/alternative_
alternatif.action?l=eng&loc=http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-501-x/12-501-x2012001-eng.pdf&teng=North%20American%20Industry%20Classification%20System%20(NAICS)
%20Canada%202012&tfra=Le%20Syst%E8me%20de%20classification%20des%20industries
%20de%20l'Am%E9rique%20du%20Nord%20(SCIAN)%20Canada%202012. Note that the NAICS code(s) Internet address is case sensitive.

Footnote 8
Flow diagrams to be provided as attachments.