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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 17639

Significant New Activity Notice
(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information in respect of the substance poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], α,α′,α″-1,2,3- propanetriyltris[ω-(oxiranylmethoxy)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 37237-76-6, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the substance is not on the Domestic Substances List;

Whereas the substance is a polymer and for this reason can be imported or manufactured in a quantity of up to 1 000 kg in a calendar year without information being provided to the Minister of the Environment under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that subsection 81(4) of that Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

1. In relation to the substance poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], α,α′,α″-1,2,3-propanetriyltris[ω-(oxiranylmethoxy)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 37237-76-6, a significant new activity is the use of the substance in a quantity greater than 100 kg in a calendar year in consumer products as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, where it is present in the consumer product in its unreacted form.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the commencement of the proposed significant new activity:

  • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;
  • (b) the information specified in Schedule 9 of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);
  • (c) the information specified in item 5 of Schedule 10 to those Regulations;
  • (d) the test data and test reports from
    • (i) a bacterial reverse mutation assay in respect of the substance, conducted according to the methodology described in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline No. 471,
    • (ii) an in vitro chromosomal aberration test in respect of the substance conducted according to OECD Test Guideline No. 473,
    • (iii) a mammalian in vivo micronucleus test in respect of the substance conducted according to OECD Test Guideline No. 474, and
    • (iv) a local lymph node assay in respect of the substance conducted according to OECD Test Guideline No. 429.

3. The test data and a test report from a 28-day repeated dose dermal mammalian toxicity test conducted according to OECD Test Guideline No. 410 must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance involved in the significant new activity exceeds 50 000 kg in a calendar year.

4. The test data and the test reports described in paragraph 2(d) and item 3 must be in conformity with the practices described in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (Principles of GLP) set out in Annex 2 of the Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted on May 12, 1981, where the Test Guidelines and Principles of GLP are current at the time the test data are developed.

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

TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

6. Despite item 1, in relation to the substance poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], α,α′,α″-1,2,3-propanetriyltris[ω-(oxiranylmethoxy)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 37237-76-6 in calendar year 2014 or in the period between January 1 and June 30, 2015, a significant new activity is the use of the substance in a quantity greater than 1 000 kg in the calendar year or in the period in consumer products as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, where it is present in the consumer product in its unreacted form.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Experimental evidence considered in the assessment of the substance suggests the potential for skin sensitization. The local lymph node assay will allow the characterization of the skin sensitization potential of the substance. The Significant New Activity Notice was issued to obtain information to ensure that the substance will undergo further assessment if used in consumer products under certain conditions.

This substance is a new polymer substance and as such can be manufactured or imported in a quantity of up to 1 000 kg in a calendar year without information being provided to the Minister of the Environment under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The significant new activity provisions are being applied with respect to this substance at a lower quantity, namely 100 kg per calendar year. Due to the difference in these quantity thresholds, a transitional provision was included to facilitate compliance. The Notice comes into force immediately at quantities of 1 000 kg per calendar year. However, on July 1, 2015, the quantity will be lowered to 100 kg per calendar year to define what a significant new activity is.

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

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured, imported or used only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A significant new activity notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

A prenotification consultation is an option for notifiers who wish to consult with the New Substances Program during the planning or preparation of their Significant New Activity notification to discuss any questions or concerns they have about the required prescribed information and test plans.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position Order in Council
Coulter, Keith 2014-886

Special adviser to the Minister of National Defence — part-time basis

 
Fichaud, The Hon. Joel E. 2014-882

Government of Nova Scotia

 

Administrator

 

July 25, August 26 and August 27, 2014

 
Government of British Columbia 2014-883

Administrators

 

Bracken, The Hon. J. Keith

 

August 11 to August 15, 2014

 

Johnston, The Hon. Robert T.

 

August 16 to August 22 and October 20 to October 24, 2014

 
International Authority  

Part-time member of the board

 

Gagnon, Geneviève

2014-888

Part-time member and Chairperson of the board

 

Burr, Kristine Charlotte

2014-887

July 31, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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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 Number Name of Company Received
427720-1 CAREPATH RESEARCH INSTITUTE 23/06/2014
792242-6 ESOTERIC PRACTICE FOUNDATION OF CANADA 13/06/2014
453760-2 THE SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION CANADA 29/05/2014
789674-3 Yahad - In Unum CANADA 16/06/2014

July 31, 2014

VIRGINIE ETHIER
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.
179335-7 FONDATION JEUNESSES MUSICALES DU CANADA/JEUNESSES MUSICALES OF CANADA FOUNDATION 13/06/2014

July 31, 2014

VIRGINIE ETHIER
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 Name of Company New Name of Company Date of S.L.P.
362290-8 CANADIAN AVALANCHE FOUNDATION/ FONDATION CANADIENNE DES AVALANCHES Avalanche Canada Foundation/ Fondation Avalanche Canada 02/07/2014
422241-5 Detroit River Wyandots WYANDOTTE FIRST NATION OF ONTARIO 04/04/2014

July 31, 2014

VIRGINIE ETHIER
Director

For the Minister of Industry

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT

Notice No. DGTP-001-2014 — Petition to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2014-101

Notice is hereby given that a petition from DiversityCanada Foundation (hereinafter referred to as DiversityCanada) and the National Pensioners Federation (hereinafter referred to as NPF) has been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act with respect to a decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), concerning the expiry of prepaid wireless service account balances.

Subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act provides that, within one year after a decision by the CRTC, the GIC may, on petition in writing presented to the GIC within 90 days after the decision, or on the GIC’s own motion, by order, vary or rescind the decision or refer it back to the CRTC for reconsideration of all or a portion of it.

In their petition dated June 2, 2014, DiversityCanada and the NPF requested that the GIC vary Telecom Decision CRTC 2014-101, Wireless Code — Request by DiversityCanada Foundation to review and vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2013-271 regarding expiry of prepaid wireless service cards. The reasons for this request are included in the DiversityCanada and NPF petition.

Submissions regarding this petition should be filed within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette. All comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Submissions should be addressed to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3.

A copy of all submissions should also be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, preferably in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF), to the following email address: telecom@ic.gc.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (DGTP-001-2014).

Obtaining copies

A copy of the petition filed by DiversityCanada and the NPF, as well as copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response, may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum, under “Gazette Notices and Petitions.” It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record from time to time to keep abreast of submissions received.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

July 7, 2014

PAMELA MILLER
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

FRESHWATER FISH MARKETING CORPORATION

Chairperson (part-time position)

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC) is a parent Crown corporation and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The FFMC is the buyer, processor, and marketer of freshwater fish from Manitoba, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.

The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the overall leadership of the Board of Directors while providing strategic guidance in the formulation of the vision for the Corporation, building consensus, and providing strategic guidance and oversight with regard to the implementation of the vision and policy decisions. He or she ensures corporate governance best practices, including effective Board performance assessment and, along with the CEO, acts as the Corporation’s spokesperson. The Chairperson is the primary liaison with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and is accountable to the stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience.

The ideal candidate would have experience serving as a member of a board of directors, preferably as a chairperson. He or she would have experience in managing human and financial resources at a senior level in the public and/or private sectors. Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices is desired. The candidate would have experience in dealing with government, preferably with senior officials. Experience in marketing and in the fishing industry, particularly the freshwater fish sector, would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation’s mandate, business activities and public policy issues as well as its governing legislation, including the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act and the Financial Administration Act. The candidate would have knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the board, and the president of a similar sized organization. He or she would have knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance. Knowledge of the public policy environment, processes and best practices is desired. He or she would possess knowledge of human resources, financial and risk management. Knowledge of marketing and of the fishing industry, particularly the freshwater fish sector, would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would have strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board of Directors conducts its work effectively. The candidate would have the ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems. He or she would also have the ability to effectively foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. The candidate would have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with management, the Government, officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Corporation’s business partners, and stakeholders. Moreover, he or she would have superior communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to manage communications with a variety of stakeholders and the media.

To achieve the Corporation’s objectives and carry out its mandate, the Chairperson would possess superior interpersonal skills, sound judgement and integrity. He or she would adhere to high ethical standards and would possess tact and diplomacy as well as initiative.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

A person who has reached the age of 70 years is not eligible to be appointed a director of the Corporation and a director of the Corporation ceases to hold office on reaching the age of 70 years.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The selected candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.freshwaterfish.com.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by August 29, 2014, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format upon request. For further information, please contact GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

Chairperson (part-time position)

Operating since 1908 and incorporated in 1969, the Royal Canadian Mint (the Mint) is a for-profit Crown corporation that generates commercial revenues by offering a wide range of specialized coin products and related services, both nationally and internationally. The Mint’s core mandate is to produce and distribute Canadian circulation coins and to provide advice on all matters related to coinage to the Minister of Finance, who is the Minister responsible for the Mint.

The Mint is a global leader in minting, recognized worldwide for its unsurpassed standards of quality and craftsmanship in the production of both circulation and collector coins, and highly respected as a premier refiner of gold. The Mint’s Ottawa headquarters and Winnipeg production facility represent one of the largest and most elaborate minting operations in the world. At these two locations, the Mint employs approximately 1 250 highly skilled individuals involved in all aspects of coin design, production and marketing. The Ottawa facility houses the corporate head office, the gold and silver refineries and the production facilities for non-circulation coins and medals. The Winnipeg plant, which includes a plating facility, produces all of Canada’s circulation coins as well as circulation coins for numerous foreign countries.

The Mint reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance, and the Chairperson is responsible for the oversight of the Corporation’s activities, providing strategic policy direction for the Corporation and presiding over the activities of the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate would have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience.

The ideal candidate would possess experience serving as a member of a board of directors of a large public and/or private organization, preferably as chairperson, as well as experience managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level. Experience dealing with government, preferably senior government officials, in addition to experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with business partners and other key stakeholders is desired, as is experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices. Experience working internationally in either the public or private sector would be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate would possess knowledge of the mandate and activities of the Mint, its related public policy issues, as well as its legislative framework, including the Royal Canadian Mint Act and the Financial Administration Act. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a chairperson, a board of directors and a chief executive officer of a similar-sized organization, including the fundamental accountabilities to the shareholders, is desired. Knowledge of strategic corporate planning, monitoring and evaluation of corporate performance, financial literacy and knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting are also desired, as is knowledge of federal government and public policy environments, processes, and best practices.

The ideal candidate would have the ability to provide the corporate vision needed to attain the Mint’s objectives, with special regard to proposed amendments to the Mint’s mandate as communicated in Economic Action Plan 2014. He or she would possess strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure the Board conducts its work effectively, the ability to foster debate and discussions among Board members, facilitate consensus, and manage conflicts, as well as the ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and resolve problems that may arise. Superior communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Minister and the Minister’s office, the Deputy Minister, and the Mint’s business partners and stakeholders are also desired.

The ideal candidate would possess superior interpersonal skills and be a person of sound judgement and integrity. Additionally, he or she would possess high ethical standards, initiative, tact, and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

A person is not eligible to be appointed as Chairperson if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, the person is engaged in any undertaking involving or associated with the production or distribution of copper, copper alloy, nickel or precious metals; the purchase, production, distribution or sale of coins or coin-operated devices; or the vending of goods and services by means of coin-operated devices.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The selected candidate must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The Guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca/Default.aspx?pid=1&lang=en.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.mint.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by September 2, 2014, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format upon request. For further information, please contact GICA-NGEC@pco-bcp.gc.ca.

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