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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for certain substances

Whereas the Minister of the Environment issues environmental quality guidelines for the purpose of carrying out the Minister’s mandate related to preserving the quality of the environment;

Whereas the guidelines relate to the environment pursuant to paragraph 54(2)(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

And whereas the Minister of the Environment has offered to consult provincial and territorial governments and the members of the National Advisory Committee who are representatives of indigenous governments in accordance with subsection 54(3) of the Act,

Notice is hereby given that draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for certain substances listed in the Annex hereby are available for comment on the Chemical Substances website at www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the guidelines are made. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances website (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, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by fax to 819-938-5212 or by email to eccc.substances.eccc@ canada.ca.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Draft Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines are available for the following substances or groups of substances:

  1. BPA
  2. Hexavalent chromium
  3. PFOS
  4. Triclosan

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice with respect to the Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-life Lamps Containing Mercury.

Whereas on April 8, 2016, the Minister of the Environment published the Proposed Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-life Lamps Containing Mercury,

Pursuant to subsection 54(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment hereby gives notice of the availability of the Code of Practice for the Environmentally Sound Management of End-of-life Lamps Containing Mercury issued under subsection 54(1) of that Act.

Electronic copies may be downloaded from the Internet at the following address: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=F2A82F41-1.

February 11, 2017

Marc D’Iorio
Director General
Industrial Sectors, Chemicals and Waste Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2017-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote c), makes the annexed Order 2017-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, January 31, 2017

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2017-87-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendment

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

  • 24969-09-3
  • 54228-10-3
  • 68213-98-9
  • 1078712-76-1

Coming into Force

2 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2017-87-01-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 15796

Rescinding Significant New Activity Notice

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

Whereas the Minister of the Environment published on February 6, 2010, Significant New Activity Notice No. 15796 pertaining to the substance cyclopentane, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4-heptafluoro-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 15290-77-4;

And whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health no longer 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 hereby indicates pursuant to subsection 85(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 that subsection 81(4) no longer applies to the substance and rescinds Significant New Activity Notice No. 15796.

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Description

This explanatory note relates to Significant New Activity (SNAc) Notice No. 15796 adopted in relation to the substance cyclopentane, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4-heptafluoro-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 15290-77-4, pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). In view of the current SNAc policy, (see footnote 2) and pursuant to subsection 85(2) of CEPA, by which the Minister of the Environment by notice published in the Canada Gazette may vary or rescind a notice, SNAc Notice No. 15796 is rescinded. This action is being taken as part of the review of current SNAc notices (see footnote 3) adopted under CEPA.

Rescission of the Significant New Activity Notice

SNAc Notice No. 15796 was designed to collect information on one hydrofluorocarbon (HFC). A review of this notice found that it is no longer needed because the Government of Canada has adopted the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, which are the intended means of collecting information on all HFCs. These Regulations came into force on December 29, 2016.

Any person who intends to manufacture or import an HFC should consult the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations. (see footnote 4)

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for a substance — benzenesulfonamide, 2-methyl- (2-MBS), CAS RN (see footnote 5) 88-19-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List [paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999]

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on 2-MBS pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substance does 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 substance at this time.

Public comment period

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 website (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent by mail to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by fax to 819938-5212, or by email to eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca.

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.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

David Morin
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the draft screening assessment of 2-MBS

Pursuant to section 68 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of benzenesulfonamide, 2-methyl-, hereinafter referred to as 2-MBS. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) for 2-MBS is 88-19-7. This substance is among those substances identified as priorities for assessment based on human health concerns.

2-MBS does not occur naturally in the environment. In 2011, there were no reports of manufacture above the reporting threshold of 100 kg for 2-MBS; between 1 000 and 10 000 kg of 2-MBS were imported into Canada. It is used primarily as an intermediate for fluorescent pigments and plasticizer resins and as a plasticizer for hot-melt adhesives. 2-MBS is used in cosmetics as an ingredient in nail polish and may be formed in small amounts during the manufacture of the food additive saccharin (according to regulations specific to food-grade specifications for additives, saccharin can contain no greater than 10 parts per million of 2-MBS as an impurity).

The ecological risk of 2-MBS was characterized using the Ecological Risk Classification of organic substances (ERC). The ERC is a risk-based approach that employs multiple metrics for both hazard and exposure based on weighted consideration of multiple lines of evidence for determining risk classification. Hazard profiles are established based principally on metrics regarding mode of toxic action, chemical reactivity, food web-derived internal toxicity thresholds, bioavailability, and chemical and biological activity. Metrics considered in the exposure profiles include potential emission rate, overall persistence, and long-range transport potential. A risk matrix is used to assign a low, moderate or high level of potential concern for substances based on their hazard and exposure profiles. The ERC identified 2-MBS as having low potential to cause ecological harm.

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 2-MBS. It is proposed to conclude that 2-MBS does not meet the criteria under paragraphs 64(a) or (b) of CEPA as it is 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.

For the general population of Canada, the potential exposure to 2-MBS was estimated as a total daily intake from environmental media (i.e. drinking water, dust and food). As well, exposure from use of nail polish containing 2-MBS was characterized.

The critical health effects were developmental effects, as well as effects on the liver and kidneys. Margins of exposure comparing effect levels for the critical health effects and the estimated exposures of the general population were considered adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases for 2-MBS.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that 2-MBS does not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as it is 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.

Conclusion

Therefore, it is proposed to conclude that 2-MBS does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

The draft screening assessment for this substance is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances website (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

CANADA AND TAIWAN TERRITORIES TAX ARRANGEMENT ACT, 2016

Notice in respect of the coming into effect of the Arrangement Between the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 7(1) of the Canada and Taiwan Territories Tax Arrangement Act, 2016 (see footnote d), that December 19, 2016, is the day on which the later of the notifications referred to in section 27 of the Arrangement was made.

Ottawa, January 27, 2017

The Honourable William Francis Morneau, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Finance

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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

CANADA–ISRAEL TAX CONVENTION ACT, 2016

Notice in respect of the entry into force of the Convention Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the State of Israel for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 6 of the Canada–Israel Tax Convention Act, 2016 (see footnote e), that

  • (a) the Convention, in this notice within the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Act, entered into force on December 21, 2016; and
  • (b) the 1975 Convention, within the meaning assigned by paragraph 6(1)(c) of the Act and set out in Schedule III to An Act to implement conventions for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to income tax between Canada and France, Canada and Belgium and Canada and Israel (see footnote f), terminates on the last date on which it has effect in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of the Convention.

Ottawa, January 27, 2017

The Honourable William Francis Morneau, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Finance

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

INVESTMENT CANADA ACT

Amount for the year 2017

Pursuant to subsections 14.1(1.1) and (2) of the Investment Canada Act, I hereby determine that the amount for the year 2017, equal to or above which an investment is reviewable, is three hundred and seventy-nine million dollars.

Navdeep Bains
Minister of Industry and
Minister Responsible for Investment Canada

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as counterfeit examiner

Pursuant to subsection 461(2) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as counterfeit examiners:

  • Bertrand Cressier
  • Tina Georgalis

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

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

  • John Forster

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

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

  • Bruce Ewanyshyn

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as fingerprint examiners:

  • Dave Chalmers
  • Marlon Cortes
  • Isaac Ives
  • Jason C. Lewis
  • Tina Malo
  • Spencer Marginson
  • Shawn Merrikin
  • Dominic Toa
  • Rita Emilia Toffoletto
  • Timothy Young

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

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

  • Terrance Cuff

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

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

  • Scott Collings

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a fingerprint examiner:

  • S. A. M. Lecompte

Ottawa, January 31, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd — Approval to have a financial establishment in Canada

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 522.21(1) of the Bank Act, that the Minister of Finance approved, on January 11, 2017, Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd to have a financial establishment in Canada.

January 30, 2017

Jeremy Rudin
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BANK ACT

Concentra Bank — Letters patent of continuance and order to commence and carry on business

Notice is hereby given of the issuance,

  • pursuant to subsection 35(1) of the Bank Act, of letters patent continuing Concentra Financial Services Association, an association under the Cooperative Credit Associations Act, as a bank under the Bank Act under the name, in English, Concentra Bank and, in French, Banque Concentra, effective January 1, 2017; and
  • pursuant to subsection 48(3) of the Bank Act, of an order authorizing, in English, Concentra Bank and, in French, Banque Concentra, to commence and carry on business, effective January 1, 2017.

January 30, 2017

Jeremy Rudin
Superintendent of Financial Institutions

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website (www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/slctnPrcs.asp?menu=1&lang=eng).

Position

Organization

Closing date

Directors

Bank of Canada

February 20, 2017

Directors

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

February 20, 2017

Executive Director

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

February 20, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

February 20, 2017

Regional Member (Manitoba/Saskatchewan)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

February 20, 2017

Regional Member (Ontario)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

February 20, 2017

Vice-Chairperson (Broadcasting)

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

February 20, 2017

Citizenship Judges

Citizenship Commission

February 14, 2017

Directors

Farm Credit Canada

February 28, 2017

Chairperson

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada

February 19, 2017

Clerk of the House of Commons

House of Commons

February 26, 2017

Chief Science Advisor

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

February 13, 2017

Chairperson

National Capital Commission

February 27, 2017

Chairperson

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

February 13, 2017

Members

Payment in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel

February 13, 2017

Chief Public Health Officer

Public Health Agency of Canada

February 12, 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

February 13, 2017

Directors

Royal Canadian Mint

February 13, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Directors

Business Development Bank of Canada

Commissioner for Workers

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Chairperson

Canada Foundation for Innovation

President

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Chairperson

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Directors

First Nations Financial Management Board

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

Chairperson

National Battlefields Commission

Commissioner

National Battlefields Commission

Procurement Ombudsman

Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Chairperson

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Member

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Chairperson and Member

Standards Council of Canada

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position

Organization

Members — All regional divisions (full-time positions and part-time positions)

Parole Board of Canada

Members (full-time)

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE ACT ENHANCING ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Determination of categories of members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and date of deeming

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members are hired under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (RCMP Act). Other public service employees are hired under the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA), the legislation governing most federal public service organizations.

The Treasury Board has determined, pursuant to paragraph 20.1(a) of the RCMP Act, that the category of members shall be composed of members, as defined in Part I of the RCMP Act, who are appointed to a rank under section 5 or subsection 6(3) or 6(4) or 7(1) of the RCMP Act, effective April 26, 2018.

Pursuant to section 86 of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act, effective April 26, 2018, every member of the RCMP who was not appointed to a rank under section 5 or subsection 6(3) or 6(4) or 7(1) of the RCMP Act, ceases to be a member and is deemed to be a person appointed under the PSEA.

Ottawa, February 3, 2017

Sandra Hassan
Assistant Deputy Minister
Compensation and Labour Relations
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Footnote a
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote b
    SOR/94-311
  • Footnote c
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote 1
    Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part I, January 31, 1998
  • Footnote 2
    The Policy on the Use of Significant New Activity Provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is available at https://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=5CA18D66-1.
  • Footnote 3
    For more information on the Review of current Significant New Activity Orders and Notices, please visit http://www. chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/snac-nac/index-eng.php#a2.
  • Footnote 4
    For more information on the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (SOR/2016-137), please visit http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2016-137/index.html.
  • Footnote 5
    The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) 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 d
    S.C. 2016, c. 13, s. 3
  • Footnote e
    S.C. 2016, c. 13, s. 2
  • Footnote f
    S.C. 1974-75-76, c. 104