Vol. 149, No. 10 — March 7, 2015

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2015-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 87(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote c), makes the annexed Order 2015-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, February 18, 2015

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ORDER 2015-87-01-02 AMENDING THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

AMENDMENTS

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

2. Part II of the List is amended by deleting the following:

18690-6 Resin acids and Rosin acids, alkenoated, esters with alkylpolyol
Acides résiniques et colophaniques, alcénoatés, sels avec un alcanepolyol

COMING INTO FORCE

3. This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2015-87-01-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, in Pointe de l’Est National Wildlife Area

The Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Magdalen Islands population, is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as endangered. In Canada, the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, is found only in the archipelago of the same name in Quebec. During nesting, the Horned Grebe is generally found near small freshwater ponds, marshes and the shallow bays of lakes.

The Recovery Strategy for the Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Magdalen Islands Population, in Canada, available at www.registrelep.gc.ca/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=1046, identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including a federally protected area.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after this publication, to the critical habitat of the Horned Grebe, Magdalen Islands population, as identified in the recovery strategy on the Species at Risk Public Registry, within the following federally protected area: Pointe de l’Est National Wildlife Area, described in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Area Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.

February 27, 2015

MARY TAYLOR
Director
Species at Risk Management
Canadian Wildlife Service

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of three petrolatum and wax substances — Petrolatum, CAS RN (see footnote 2) 8009-03-8; Slack wax (petroleum), CAS RN 64742-61-6; and Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized, CAS RN 64743-01-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas petrolatum, slack wax (petroleum) and petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

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

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substances do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to take no further action on the substances at this time under section 77 of the Act.

Public comment period

As specified under subsection 77(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-938-3231 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

DAVID MORIN
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

VIRGINIA POTER
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

HELEN RYAN
Director General
Energy and Transportation Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

AMANDA JANE PREECE
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment of Petrolatum and Waxes

The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a Screening Assessment of the following petrolatum and wax substances:

CAS RN Domestic Substances List name
8009-03-8 Petrolatum
64742-61-6 Slack wax (petroleum)
64743-01-7 Petrolatum (petroleum), oxidized

These substances were identified as high priorities for action during categorization of the Domestic Substances List (DSL), as it was determined that they present the “greatest potential” or “intermediate potential” for exposure of individuals in Canada, and they were considered to present a high hazard to human health. These substances did not meet the ecological categorization criteria of persistence or bioaccumulation and inherent toxicity during the categorization of the DSL. These substances were included in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach because they are related to the petroleum sector and are complex combinations of hydrocarbons.

Petrolatum and waxes have been identified as ingredients in many commercially available products. Petrolatum and waxes are considered to be of Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products or Biological materials (UVCBs).

Environmental concentrations of petrolatum and waxes are expected to be low. Most components of petrolatum and waxes have very low solubility in water, low bioavailability, and very low toxicity, such that, if released, petrolatum and waxes are considered to pose a low risk of harm to organisms and the environment.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft Screening Assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from petrolatum and waxes. It is proposed to conclude that petrolatum and waxes do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity, or that constitute or may constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends.

Petrolatum is found as an ingredient in many products available to consumers, including cosmetic and personal care products, lubricants, household cleaning products, adhesives and sealants, and paints and coatings, and is permitted for use as a wax coating on fruits and vegetables, as a glazing agent on confectionery, and as a bakery release agent. Slack wax is found in a limited number of products available to consumers, including chimney cleaning logs. Oxidized petrolatum is restricted to industrial uses.

A critical health effect for the initial categorization of petrolatum and wax substances was carcinogenicity, based on classifications by international agencies. The European Commission classifies petrolatum, slack wax and oxidized petrolatum as Category 1B carcinogens (“may cause cancer”), but indicates they are not carcinogenic if the feedstocks are shown to be devoid of carcinogenic activity. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded there is no evidence for the carcinogenicity in laboratory animals of class 5 (refined) petrolatum.

In Canada, the general population is exposed to petrolatum from certain foods and from petrolatum-containing products that are available for purchase in the marketplace. The highest estimated exposures by body weight are for toddlers (oral route) and for infants (dermal route). A lack of toxicity of petrolatum has consistently been demonstrated in laboratory animals after exposure to high doses, and clinically significant adverse health effects have not been observed in humans despite decades of product use. Therefore, risk to the general population from exposure to petrolatum is considered to be low.

Although petrolatum in the Canadian marketplace is subject to regulations (e.g. standards of purity are defined by the Food Chemicals Codex), there has been general concern over potential risk from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that might remain entrained within refined petrolatum. Compositional testing of products that contain petrolatum was therefore conducted and confirmed that most did not contain PAHs or had a residual level of PAHs (sum total of 16 priority PAHs of less than 0.00001% by weight or 0.1 parts per million), indicating compliance with national and international purity standards.

To confirm the low potential for risk from the potential residual presence of PAHs in petrolatum-containing products, a theoretical cancer risk was characterized. A comparison of conservative exposure estimates with critical effect levels resulted in margins of exposure that are considered adequate to address uncertainties in health effects and exposure.

Exposure to slack wax is considered to be incidental and limited, and exposure to oxidized petrolatum is not expected.

Therefore, general population exposure to petrolatum and waxes from products and foods is not considered to constitute a risk to human health.

Based on the information presented in this draft Screening Assessment, it is proposed to conclude that petrolatum and waxes do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999 as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Proposed conclusion

It is proposed to conclude that petrolatum and waxes (CAS RNs 8009-03-8, 64742-61-6 et 64743-01-7) do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

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

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Giroux, The Hon. Lorne 2015-211

Government of Quebec

 

Administrator

 

February 22 to March 3, March 20 to March 29 and on April 2, 2015

 
Government of British Columbia  

Administrators

 

Bracken, The Hon. J. Keith

2015-215

June 18 to June 23, 2015

 

Cullen, The Hon. Austin F.

 

March 30 to April 5, 2015

2015-213

May 4 to May 8, 2015

2015-214

Hinkson, The Hon. Christopher E.

 

April 6 to April 10, 2015

2015-213

May 25 to May 29, 2015

2015-214

June 24 to June 26, 2015

2015-215
Watson, The Hon. Jack 2015-212

Government of Alberta

 

Administrator

 

February 25 to February 27, March 10 and March 11, and March 28 to April 2, 2015

 

February 26, 2015

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated February 23, 2015

Kinsella, The Hon. Noël A.

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Member

February 26, 2015

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. DGSO-001-15 — Consultation on Changes to the Definition of Competitive and User-Defined Service Areas for Spectrum Licences

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce the release of the document entitled Consultation on Changes to the Definition of Competitive and User-Defined Service Areas for Spectrum Licences.

As part of the modernization of Industry Canada’s spectrum management system, the Department is required to change the way in which service areas for competitive and user-defined licensing are constructed. Specifically, Industry Canada plans to change the definition of the building block of these geographic areas, called the spectrum “grid cell.” This change will affect all spectrum licences.

The Department is informing stakeholders of the impending changes, their impacts and the planned mitigation strategies, and is seeking feedback from stakeholders to facilitate a smooth transition. Following this consultation, the Department will update the document entitled Service Areas for Competitive Licensing (Issue 3, December 2006). Changes would become effective upon implementation of the new informatics technology application for spectrum licences, expected to occur in mid-2015.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the consultation paper. Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: spectrum.operations@ic.gc.ca.

Comments submitted in paper format should be addressed to the Senior Director, Spectrum Development and Operations, Industry Canada, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5.

In their submissions, respondents are asked to specify proposal numbers for ease of referencing and provide supporting rationale for their comments.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (DGSO-001-15). Parties should submit their comments by March 16, 2015, to ensure consideration. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be published on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

As all comments will be published, respondents are asked not to provide confidential or private information in their submissions.

After the comment period, the Department may request additional information to clarify significant positions or new proposals.

Obtaining copies

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

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

February 26, 2015

PETER HILL
Director General
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES

EXPROPRIATION ACT

Notice of intention to expropriate — Montréal, Quebec

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, for the duration set out in article 4 of this Notice, the real servitudes hereinafter described in articles 1 and 2 and established in favour of the lands described in article 3 as the “Dominant Land” are required by Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada for the construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation, through a public-private partnership, of the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor to replace the current Champlain Bridge and related structures, located in the City of Montréal.

ARTICLE 1 – REAL SERVITUDE FOR WORK

1.1 A real servitude for work, in favour of the lands designated in article 3 as the “Dominant Land”, consisting of a right to occupy and to perform work on the lands hereinafter designated in paragraph 1.2 as the “Servient Land”, for the purposes of carrying out, building or executing above, below or on said Servient Land any works, undertakings or other activities necessary or useful for, or accessory or complementary to, the construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence, including but not limited to the realignment, lowering or raising of the road surface of Atwater Avenue and Wellington Street, as well as, incidentally, the modification, design, construction or improvement of infrastructures located on, below or above the Servient Land (hereinafter, the “Work”).

This servitude also includes the following accessory rights:

- hereinafter the “Servitude for Work”

1.2 SERVIENT LAND

OWNER: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY

The Servient Land for the Servitude for Work consists of part of lots number ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN (pt 1,381,937) and FOUR MILLION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE (pt 4,122,343) of the cadastre of Quebec, Registration division of Montréal, province of Quebec and can be more particularly described as follows:

ARTICLE 2 – REAL SERVITUDES OF STORAGE AND RIGHT OF WAY

2.1 The real servitudes hereinafter described, in favour of the lands designated in article 3 as the “Dominant Land”, namely:

2.1.3 The Servitude of Right of Way and the Servitude of Storage include the following accessory real rights:

2.2 SERVIENT LAND

OWNER: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY

The Servient Land for the Servitude of Right of Way and the Servitude of Storage consists of part of lot number ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO (pt 1,260,152) of the cadastre of Quebec, Registration division of Montréal, province of Quebec and can be more particularly described as follows:

SECTION 3 – DOMINANT LAND

OWNER: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA

The Dominant Land of the Servitude of Work, the Servitude of Right of Way and the Servitude of Storage consists of the following lots:

ARTICLE 4 – DURATION OF THE SERVITUDES

The servitudes described in this Notice are established for a period beginning on the possession date, in accordance with the Expropriation Act, and ending on the first of July, two thousand and twenty-two (2022/07/01).

It is intended that all the real rights mentioned above in sections 1 and 2 be expropriated by Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada for the duration set out in article 4, for the needs of the Office of Infrastructure of Canada.

Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada asks that the Registry Officer for the Registration division of Montréal register this Notice and the plan attached hereto for the lands designated above.

DIANE FINLEY
Minister of Public Works and
Government Services

Any person who objects to the intended expropriation of the above-mentioned rights may, within thirty (30) days from the day upon which this Notice of Intention to Expropriate is published in the Canada Gazette, forward by registered mail to, or leave at, the Office of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Attention: Regional Director General, Place Bonaventure, South-East Portal, 800 de la Gauchetière Street West, Suite 7300, Montréal, Province of Quebec, H5A 1L6, an objection in writing stating the name and address of that person and indicating the nature of the objection, the grounds on which the objection is based and the nature of the interest of that person in the matter of the intended expropriation.

Note: The notice of intention to expropriate and the annexed plan are published in the Registry Office for the Registration division of Montréal under number 21 371 596.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES

EXPROPRIATION ACT

Notice of intention to expropriate — Montréal, Quebec

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada requires, for the construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation, through a public-private partnership, of the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor to replace the current Champlain Bridge and related structures located in the City of Montréal, all the lands hereinafter designated located in the City of Montréal, in the province of Quebec, including immovable real rights in these lands, which, for the purpose of the Expropriation Act, include all rights of any lessees:

DIANE FINLEY
Minister of Public Works and
Government Services

Any person who objects to the intended expropriation of the above-mentioned rights may, within thirty (30) days from the day upon which this Notice of Intention to Expropriate is published in the Canada Gazette, forward by registered mail to, or leave at, the Office of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Attention: Regional Director General, Place Bonaventure, South-East Portal, 800 de la Gauchetière Street West, Suite 7300, Montréal, Province of Quebec, H5A 1L6, an objection in writing stating the name and address of such person and indicating the nature of his or her objection and the nature of his or her interest in the matter of this intended expropriation.

Note: The notice of intention to expropriate and the annexed plans are published in the Registry Office for the Registration division of Montréal under number 21 371 597.

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TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT

PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS

CANADIAN FORCES SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS

Quarterly rates

In accordance with subsection 46(3) of the Public Service Superannuation Regulations, subsection 36(3) of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Regulations and subsection 30(3) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Regulations, the quarterly rates used for calculating interest for the purpose of subsection (1) of each of the corresponding sections are as follows:

As of:

March 31, 2014

1.2889%

June 30, 2014

1.2759%

June 30, 2013

1.3329%

September 30, 2014

1.2572%

December 31, 2014

1.2360%

TONY CLEMENT
President

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