Vol. 151, No. 15 — April 15, 2017

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Waiver of information requirements for living organisms (subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas any person who proposes to import or manufacture a living organism that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use, manufacture or import for a significant new activity a living organism that is on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use for a significant new activity a living organism that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 106(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a person may, pursuant to subsection 106(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, request any of the requirements to provide information under subsection 106(1), (3) or (4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to be waived; and

Whereas a waiver may be granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 106(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 if

Therefore, notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that the Minister of the Environment waived some requirements to provide information in accordance with the following annex pursuant to subsection 106(8) of that Act.

Greg Carreau
Executive Director
Program Development and Engagement Division

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Waiver of information requirements

(Subsection 106(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Person to whom a waiver was granted

Information in relation to which a waiver was granted

BioVectra Inc.

Data from a test of antibiotic susceptibility

Dimension Therapeutics, Inc.

Data from a test to determine the effects on aquatic plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates

Data from a test to determine the effects on terrestrial plants and invertebrates

Data from a test of antibiotic susceptibility

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The decision to grant a waiver is made on a case-by-case basis by Environment Canada in consultation with Health Canada. On average, approximately 100 waivers are granted yearly for chemicals and polymers and living organisms for an average of 500 notifications received.

For more information, please see the waivers web page on the New Substances website: http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=7F19FF4B-1.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Waiver of information requirements for substances (subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas any person who proposes to import or manufacture a substance that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use, manufacture or import for a significant new activity a substance that is on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas any person who proposes to use for a significant new activity a substance that is not on the Domestic Substances List must provide to the Minister of the Environment the information required under subsection 81(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a person may, pursuant to subsection 81(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, request any of the requirements to provide information under subsection 81(1), (3) or (4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to be waived; and

Whereas a waiver may be granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 81(8) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 if

Therefore, notice is hereby given pursuant to subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 that the Minister of the Environment waived some requirements to provide information in accordance with the following annex pursuant to subsection 81(8) of that Act.

Greg Carreau
Executive Director
Program Development and Engagement Division

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Waiver of information requirements

(Subsection 81(9) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Person to whom a waiver was granted

Information concerning a substance in relation to which a waiver was granted (see footnote 1)

Adeka Corporation

Data from an in vivo mammalian mutagenicity test

Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data from an oral, dermal or inhalation type of acute mammalian toxicity test (2)

Allnex Canada Inc.

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient

Chevron Oronite
Company LLC

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Clariant Plastics & Coatings Canada Inc.

Data in respect of vapour pressure

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient (2)

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data from a ready biodegradation test

Data from an
adsorption-desorption screening test

Dempsey Corporation

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH (2)

Data in respect of water extractability

 

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient

Dow Chemical Canada ULC

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient

DSM Coating Resins, Inc.

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data from an oral, dermal or inhalation type of acute mammalian toxicity test



Evonik Canada Inc.

Data in respect of water extractability

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

GCP Applied Technologies

Data in respect of density

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Gilead Alberta ULC

Data in respect of density

Data in respect of boiling point

Henkel Canada Corporation

Data in respect of water extractability

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH

Data from an acute toxicity test for the most sensitive species: fish, daphnia or algae


Huntsman International (Canada) Corporation

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient (2)

Lubrizol Canada Limited

Data from an oral, dermal or inhalation type of acute mammalian toxicity test

Data from an in vivo mammalian mutagenicity test




Multibond Inc.

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient (8)

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH (7)

 

Data in respect of water extractability (8)

Data from an acute toxicity test for the most sensitive species: fish, daphnia or algae (8)

Sea-Land Chemical Company

Data in respect of octanol-water partition coefficient (2)

Data in respect of hydrolysis rate as a function of pH (2)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The decision to grant a waiver is made on a case-by-case basis by Environment Canada in consultation with Health Canada. On average, approximately 100 waivers are granted yearly for chemicals and polymers and living organisms for an average of 500 notifications received.

For more information, please see the waivers web page on the New Substances website: http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=7F19FF4B-1.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of a substance — acetamide, N-(4-ethoxyphenyl)- [phenacetin], CAS (see footnote 2) RN 62-44-2 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas phenacetin is identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft screening assessment conducted on phenacetin pursuant to section 74 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 phenacetin at this time under section 77 of the Act.

Notice is further given that options are being considered for follow-up activities to track changes in human exposure to phenacetin.

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 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.

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 phenacetin

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have conducted a screening assessment of acetamide, N-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-, hereinafter referred to as phenacetin. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) for phenacetin is 62-44-2. This substance is among those substances identified as priorities for assessment, as it met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA.

In 2008, there were no reports of the manufacture or import of this substance above the reporting threshold of 100 kg in Canada, although it was reported as being imported into Canada in quantities below or equal to the reporting threshold. Phenacetin was formerly used as an analgesic and antipyretic, but has not been used in Canada as a prescription or non-prescription drug since 1973. It is used primarily as a laboratory reagent and in a small number of oxidative hair dye preparations, where it functions as a stabilizer for hydrogen peroxide.

The ecological risk of phenacetin 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 phenacetin 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 phenacetin. It is proposed to conclude that phenacetin does not meet the criteria under paragraph 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, potential exposures to phenacetin were estimated from dermal contact with the scalp during the use of hair dyes.

The critical effect for risk characterization was determined to be carcinogenicity, based principally on the conclusion reached by the International Agency for Research on Cancer that there is sufficient evidence that phenacetin is carcinogenic to humans and experimental animals. Non-cancer effects, including nephropathy and hematotoxicity, have also been observed in humans and laboratory animals. Margins between estimates of exposure and critical effect levels observed in animal studies are considered adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases for both cancer and non-cancer endpoints.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that phenacetin 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.

Proposed overall conclusion

It is proposed to conclude that phenacetin does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

Considerations for follow-up

While exposure of the general population to phenacetin is not of concern at current levels, this substance is associated with health effects of concern. Therefore, there may be a concern for human health if exposure to the substance were to increase. Follow-up activities to track changes in exposure and/or commercial use patterns are under consideration.

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide, during the 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment, any information pertaining to the substance that may help inform the choice of follow-up activity. This could include information on new or planned import, manufacture or use of the substance, if the information has not previously been submitted to the ministers.

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 INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-007-17 — Release of ICES-003, Issue 6 (Amendment 1)

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is extending the compliance date for all external thermostats manufactured, sold, imported, distributed or leased on the Canadian market to April 30, 2019, for the following standard:

General information

The Interference-Causing Equipment Standards (ICES) List (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_ sf06127.html) will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the “Standard Change Request” form at http://www.ic.gc.ca/res_change.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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.

April 2017

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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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

Chairperson

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

April 21, 2017

Chairperson

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

April 19, 2017

Directors

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

April 19, 2017

Directors

Canada Development Investment Corporation

April 19, 2017

Commissioner for Workers

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

May 1, 2017

Vice-Chairperson

Canada Industrial Relations Board

April 19, 2017

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

April 19, 2017

Members

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

April 19, 2017

President

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

May 1, 2017

Chairperson

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

April 19, 2017

Temporary Member and Permanent
Member

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

April 19, 2017

Members

Military Police Complaints Commission

April 19, 2017

Chairman

National Battlefields Commission

April 24, 2017

Commissioners

National Battlefields Commission

April 24, 2017

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

April 25, 2017

Regional
Vice-Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division)

Parole Board of Canada

May 1, 2017

Members

Veterans Review
and Appeal Board

July 31, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position

Organization

President (Chief Executive Officer)

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Commissioner

British Columbia Treaty Commission

Director

Canada Post Corporation

Chairperson

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Director

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

President

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Chairperson

Canadian Commercial Corporation

Directors

Canadian Commercial Corporation

Chairperson

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Chairperson

Export Development Canada

Directors

Export Development Canada

Directors

First Nations Financial Management Board

Commissioners

First Nations Tax Commission

Sergeant-at-Arms

House of Commons

President

International Development Research Centre

Commissioner

International Joint Commission

Chief Executive Officer

Invest in Canada Agency

Chairperson

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Members

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Correctional Investigator of Canada

Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada

Chairperson

Parole Board of Canada

Chairperson

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee

Members

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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