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Vol. 144, No. 27 — July 3, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-06632 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Ocean Choice International L.P., Port Union, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from August 3, 2010, to August 2, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): Port Union, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 48°30.20′ N, 53°04.90′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Port Union, within a 250 m radius of 48°29.00′ N, 52°56.00′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 130 m.

 6. Method of loading:

6.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the material is loaded onto floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

6.2. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls and other marine birds, except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

6.3. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any ship for more than 96 hours from the commencement of loading without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

6.4. The loading and transit shall be completed in a manner that ensures that no material contaminates the marine environment, notably the harbour and adjacent beaches. The Permittee shall also ensure that the loading sites are cleaned up and, if necessary, that spilled wastes are recovered.

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

 8. Method of disposal:

8.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of shall be discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 7 000 tonnes.

10. Inspection:

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

11. Contractors:

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

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email).

12.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, c/o Mr. Rick Wadman, as identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

12.3. This permit shall be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

I. R. GEOFFREY MERCER
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-06633 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Notre Dame Seafoods Incorporated, Comfort Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 3, 2010, to September 2, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): Comfort Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 49°24.30′ N, 54°51.30′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Comfort Cove, within a 250 m radius of 49°24.75′ N, 54°50.40′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 60 m.

 6. Method of loading:

6.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the material is loaded onto floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

6.2. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls and other marine birds, except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

6.3. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any ship for more than 96 hours from the commencement of loading without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

6.4. The loading and transit shall be completed in a manner that ensures that no material contaminates the marine environment, notably the harbour and adjacent beaches. The Permittee shall also ensure that the loading sites are cleaned up and, if necessary, that spilled wastes are recovered.

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

 8. Method of disposal:

8.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of be discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 750 tonnes.

10. Inspection:

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

11. Contractors:

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

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email).

12.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, c/o Mr. Rick Wadman, as identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

12.3. This permit shall be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

I. R. GEOFFREY MERCER
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List pursuant to subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to four substances

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of each of the four substances set out in Annex 1 to this Notice, pursuant to section 68 or 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and have released proposed risk management approaches on July 5, 2008, for a 60-day public comment period, in which the risk management objective is to reduce exposure or prevent increase in exposure from these substances;

Whereas the four substances set out in Annex 1 to this Notice are on the Domestic Substances List;

Whereas the Ministers are satisfied that the four substances set out in Annex 1 to this Notice, in any one calendar year, are not being manufactured for commercial purposes in Canada by any person in a quantity of more than 100 kg and are only being imported into Canada in a quantity of more than 100 kg for a limited number of uses;

And whereas the Ministers suspect that information received in respect of a new activity in relation to a substance set out in Annex 1 to this Notice may contribute to determine the circumstances in which the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of that Act,

Therefore, notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List pursuant to subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to the four substances set out in Annex 1 to this Notice in accordance with Annex 2.

Public comment period

Any person may, within 60 days of publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment comments with respect to this proposal. 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, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), existing.substances.existantes@ec.gc.ca (email).

The screening assessment reports and the proposed risk management approach documents for these substances may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site at www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.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.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

MARGARET KENNY
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

ANNEX 1

The substances to which the present Notice applies are

1. Oxirane, methyl- (Chemical Abstract Service [CAS] Registry No. 75-56-9);

2. Oxirane, ethyl- (CAS Registry No. 106-88-7);

3. 1,2-Benzenediol (CAS Registry No. 120-80-9); and

4. 1,4-Benzenediol (CAS Registry No. 123-31-9).

ANNEX 2

1. Part 1 of the Domestic Substances List is proposed to be amended by deleting the following:

75-56-9
106-88-7
120-80-9
123-31-9

2. Part 2 of the List is proposed to be amended by adding the following in numerical order:

Column 1


Substance

Column 2

Significant New Activity for which substance is subject to subsection 81(3) of the Act

75-56-9 S′

1. Any of the following activities involving the substance Oxirane, methyl-, :

(a) its use as a component in the manufacture of polyurethane foam, in a quantity of more than 1 000 kg in any one calendar year; or

(b) any other use in a quantity of more than 100 kg in any one calendar year.

2. For each significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister at least 180 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds the applicable quantity mentioned in paragraph 1(a) or (b):

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance;

(b) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in subitems 2(d) to (f), and items 8 and 9 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations; and

(d) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations.

3. The above information will be assessed within 180 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

106-88-7 S′

1. Any activity involving, in any one calendar year, more than 100 kg of the substance Oxirane, ethyl-, other than its use

(a) as a stabilizer in a chlorinated cleaning solvent in an industrial facility in a concentration of less than 2% by weight;

(b) as a stabilizer in n-propyl bromide in an industrial facility;

(c) as a flocculating, precipitating or clarifying agent in an industrial facility in a concentration of less than 0.5% by weight; or

(d) in auto refinish coating in a concentration of less than 0.1% by weight.

2. For each significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister at least 180 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in any one calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance;

(b) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in subitems 2(d) to (f), and items 8 and 9 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations; and

(d) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations.

3. The above information will be assessed within 180 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

120-80-9 S′

1. Any activity involving, in any one calendar year, more than 100 kg of the substance 1,2-Benzenediol, other than

(a) its generation as a by-product of kraft pulp production;

(b) its use as a photographic developer;

(c) its use as a laboratory reagent;

(d) its use as an antioxidant in electroplating baths; or

(e) its use as an ingredient in epoxy coatings and adhesives in a concentration of less than 5% by weight.

2. For each significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister at least 180 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in any one calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance;

(b) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in subitems 2(d) to (f), and items 8 and 9 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations; and

(d) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations.

3. The above information will be assessed within 180 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

123-31-9 S′

1. Any activity involving, in any one calendar year, more than 100 kg of the substance 1,4-Benzenediol, other than its use

(a) as a polymerization inhibitor in unsaturated polyester and methylmethacrylate resin monomers in a concentration of less than 1% by weight;

(b) as a stabilizer in colorants, adhesives, thread lockers or thread sealants in a concentration of less than 1% by weight;

(c) as an additive to heat shrink tubing, restorative paste, bonding tape or film tape;

(d) as a performance additive in sheet-fed printing and heat-set inks;

(e) as a reducing agent in photographic developing solutions;

(f) as a drug or a component of a drug regulated under the Food and Drugs Act; or

(g) in an activity regulated under the Pest Control Products Act.

2. For each significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister at least 180 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 100 kg in any one calendar year:

(a) a description of the proposed new activity in relation to the substance;

(b) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in subitems 2(d) to (f), and items 8 and 9 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations; and

(d) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations.

3. The above information will be assessed within 180 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

COMING INTO FORCE

3. The Order would come into force on the day on which it is registered.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of a substancePropanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl] ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- (CHPD), CAS No. 54079-53-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas Propanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl] ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- is a substance on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the notice Publication offinal decision on the screening assessment of a substance — Propanedinitrile, [[4[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl] methylene]- (CHPD), CAS No. 54079-53-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List [subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999] was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 5, 2008;

Whereas the Ministers have conducted a screening assessment of the substance on the basis of information not available at the time of publication of the final decision on the screening assessment published on July 5, 2008;

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

Whereas it is now proposed to conclude that the substance does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act; and

Whereas the Ministers are satisfied that the criteria set out under subsection 77(4) of the Act are not met,

Notice is hereby given that the notice Publication offinal decision on the screening assessment of a substance — Propanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- (CHPD), CAS No. 54079-53-7 — Specified on the Domestic Substances List [subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999] published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 5, 2008, is hereby annulled and of no effect, and

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to take no further action on the substance 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, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), Existing.Substances.Existantes@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.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

MARGARET KENNY
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment Report of Propanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]-

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment on Propanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- (CHPD), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 54079-53-7. This substance was identified as a high priority for screening assessment and included in the Challenge because it was found to meet the ecological categorization criteria for persistence, bioaccumulation potential and inherent toxicity to non-human organisms and is believed to be in commerce in Canada.

The substance CHPD was not considered to be a high priority for assessment of potential risks to human health, based upon application of the simple exposure and hazard tools developed by Health Canada for categorization of substances on the Domestic Substances List. Therefore, this assessment focuses principally on information relevant to the evaluation of ecological risks.

A final decision on the screening assessment of CHPD was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 5, 2008, as part of Batch 1 of the Challenge initiative under the Chemicals Management Plan. New data received since that publication have led to a re-evaluation and new proposed conclusions as published in this draft screening assessment.

CHPD is an organic substance that is used in Canada and elsewhere as a yellow colorant dye in plastics. The substance is not naturally produced in the environment. Between 100 and 1 000 kg of CHPD were imported into Canada in 2000 and in 2006, for use mainly in the colorants and plastics industry. The quantity of CHPD imported into Canada, along with consideration of likely industrial use and handling, indicate that it could potentially be released into the Canadian environment.

Based on certain assumptions such as reported use patterns, most of the substance ends up in waste disposal sites. Small proportions are estimated to be released to water (3.4%), air (0.4%) and soil (0.2%). CHPD has a very low solubility in water, is not volatile and has a tendency to partition to particles. For these reasons, CHPD will be likely found mostly in sediments, and to a lesser extent, in soil. It is not expected to be significantly present in other environmental media. It is also not expected to be subject to long-range atmospheric transport.

Based on its physical and chemical properties, CHPD does not degrade quickly in the environment. It is therefore expected to be persistent in water, soil and sediments. Following the consideration of a recent laboratory bioaccumulation study among the lines of evidence, CHPD has been determined to have a moderate potential to accumulate in organisms and is not likely to biomagnify in trophic food chains. The substance has been determined to meet the persistence criteria but not the bioaccumulation criteria as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.

Empirical and modelled acute aquatic toxicity values suggest that the substance is highly hazardous to certain aquatic organisms (LOEC/LC50 < 1.0 mg/L). For this draft screening assessment, a conservative but refined exposure scenario was used to estimate the aquatic concentration of the substance resulting from an industrial discharge. The predicted environmental concentration in water was below the predicted aquatic no-effect concentration. This indicates that exposure is unlikely to be high enough to cause harm to aquatic organisms. Exposure for organisms in other media is expected to be negligible.

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that CHPD 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. CHPD meets the persistence criteria but does not meet the bioaccumulation criteria as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.

The potential for exposure of the general population of Canada to CHPD is expected to be low.

Since exposure of the general population to CHPD in Canada is expected to be low, and since no data were identified to indicate CHPD was posing a high hazard to human health based on the limited information available, it is proposed that CHPD 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.

This substance will be considered for inclusion in the Domestic Substances List inventory update initiative. In addition and where relevant, research and monitoring will support verification of assumptions used during the screening assessment.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that Propanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

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

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Food and Drug Regulations — Amendments

Interim Marketing Authorization

Provision currently exists in the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations) for the use of calcium silicate, cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose as anticaking agents in grated or shredded varietal cheese, grated or shredded cheddar cheese and unstandardized grated or shredded cheese preparations at a maximum level of use not to exceed 2.0% if used singly or in combination.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of cellulose as an anticaking agent in varietal cheese curd at a maximum level of use of 1.0%. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose as anticaking agents in cheddar cheese curd and varietal cheese curd at a maximum level of use not to exceed 1.0% if used singly or in combination.

The use of cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose will improve the manufacturing process for industry by preventing agglomeration of the cheese curd. Consumers will benefit from the availability of quality cheddar cheese curd and varietal cheese curd products.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose as anticaking agents in the production of cheddar cheese curd and varietal cheese curd at a maximum level of use not to exceed 1.0% if used singly or in combination.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose as anticaking agents in the production of cheddar cheese curd and varietal cheese curd while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The standardized foods described above are exempted from the application of sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act, paragraphs B.01.042(a) and (c), and sections B.08.033, B.08.034 and B.16.007 of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing cellulose and microcrystalline cellulose as anticaking agents. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Interested persons may make representations, with respect to Health Canada’s intention to amend the Regulations, within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to the contact person identified below.

Contact

Rick O’Leary, Acting Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Address Locator 2203B, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, 613-946-6752 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

June 18, 2010

MEENA BALLANTYNE
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Food and Drug Regulations — Amendments

Interim Marketing Authorization

Provisions currently exist in the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations) for the use of citric acid as a sequestering agent in frozen fish fillets, frozen minced fish and frozen comminuted fish at a maximum level of use of 0.1%; and sodium citrate as a food additive to modify the texture of a blend of prepared fish and prepared meat, at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of citric acid as a pH adjusting agent and sodium citrate as a water correcting agent in frozen squid at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of using citric acid as a pH adjusting agent and sodium citrate as a water correcting agent in the production of frozen squid.

The use of citric acid and sodium citrate will benefit industry and consumers by providing a means to moisten and tenderize squid during processing thereby improving the texture of frozen squid products after cooking.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of citric acid as a pH adjusting agent and sodium citrate as a water correcting agent in the production of frozen squid at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of citric acid as a pH adjusting agent and sodium citrate as a water correcting agent in the production of frozen squid while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The standardized food described above is exempted from the application of sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act, paragraphs B.01.042(a) and (c) and sections B.21.004 and B.16.007 of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing citric acid as a pH adjusting agent and sodium citrate as a water correcting agent. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Interested persons may make representations, with respect to Health Canada’s intention to amend the Regulations, within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to the contact person identified below.

Contact

Rick O’Leary, Acting Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Address Locator 2203B, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, 613-946-6752 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

June 18, 2010

MEENA BALLANTYNE
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT

Food and Drug Regulations — Amendments

Interim Marketing Authorization

Provision currently exists in the Food and Drug Regulations (the Regulations) for the use of sodium potassium copper chlorophyllin as an additive in breath freshener products in candy, tablet or gum form at a maximum level of use of 700 ppm.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of sodium copper chlorophyllin as a colouring agent in unstandardized mixes for frozen dairy products, sherbet and unstandardized frozen desserts at a maximum level of use of 300 ppm. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of sodium copper chlorophyllin as a colouring agent in these food products.

The use of sodium copper chlorophyllin will benefit both the consumer and industry through the availability of a non-synthetic colouring agent to produce a green shade in unstandardized mixes for frozen dairy products, sherbet and unstandardized frozen desserts.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of sodium copper chlorophyllin as a colouring agent in unstandardized mixes for frozen dairy products, sherbet and unstandardized frozen desserts at a maximum level of use of 300 ppm.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of sodium copper chlorophyllin, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The standardized food described above is exempted from the application of sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act, paragraphs B.01.042(a) and (c), and section B.16.007 of the Regulations. The unstandardized foods listed above are exempted from paragraph B.01.043(a) and section B.16.007 of the same Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing sodium copper chlorophyllin as a colouring agent. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have low impact on the economy and on the environment. Consequently, the regulatory amendments may proceed directly to final approval and publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Interested persons may make representations, with respect to Health Canada’s intention to amend the Regulations, within 75 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to the contact person identified below.

Contact

Rick O’Leary, Acting Associate Director, Bureau of Food Regulatory, International and Interagency Affairs, Health Canada, 251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway, Address Locator 2203B, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, 613-946-6752 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

June 18, 2010

MEENA BALLANTYNE
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-008-10 — New issues of SRSP-301.4 and RSS-142

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following documents:

  • Standard Radio System Plan 301.4 (SRSP-301.4), Issue 5: Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 1 427-1 452 MHz and 1 492-1 518 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of these bands; and
  • Radio Standards Specification 142 (RSS-142), Issue 4: Narrowband Multipoint Communication Systems in the Bands 1 429.5-1 432 MHz and 1 493.5-1 496.5 MHz, which sets out certification requirements for radio transmitters and receivers of narrowband multipoint communication systems (N-MCS), including utility telemetry systems, in the bands 1 429.5-1 432 MHz and 1 493.5-1 496.5 MHz.

The above-mentioned documents were updated to reflect a recent extension to the equipment operating frequency band.

General information

The documents SRSP-301.4, Issue 5, and RSS-142, Issue 4, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

These documents have been coordinated with industry through the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC).

The Radio Equipment Technical Standards Lists will be amended to include the relevant changes.

Any inquiries regarding the SRSP should be directed to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Systems, 613-991-0035 (telephone), 613-952-5108 (fax), srsp.pnrh@ic.gc.ca (email), and inquiries regarding the RSS should be directed to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, 613-990-4699 (telephone), 613-9913961 (fax), res.nmr@ic.gc.ca (email).

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Systems, for the SRSP, and to the Manager, Radio Equipment Standards, for the RSS, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-008-10).

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 www.ic.gc.ca/ spectrum.

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

June 21, 2010

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-013-10 — Extension to the comment period for Part B of the document Decisions on the transition to the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) in the band 2500-2690 MHz and consultation on changes related to the band plan

The above-noted consultation was published in the Canada Gazette on Saturday, June 12, 2010, as Notice DGSO-001-10. The deadline for the receipt of comments was indicated as August 11, 2010, and the deadline for the receipt of reply comments was September 10, 2010.

The purpose of this notice is to advise all interested parties that, based on the merits of a request for additional time by the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC), the deadline for the receipt of comments has been extended to September 10, 2010. The reply comment period has been extended to October 8, 2010. All comments received will be posted on Industry Canada’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/ spectrum.

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 www.ic.gc.ca/ spectrum.

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

June 30, 2010

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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