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Vol. 144, No. 37 — September 11, 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. 4543-2-03510 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of gravel, sand, silt, clay, or wood waste, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from October 11, 2010, to October 10, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s):

(a) Various approved sites in the Fraser River Estuary, British Columbia, at approximately 49°11.90′ N, 123°07.88′ W (NAD83);

(b) Various approved sites in Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia, at approximately 49°18.70′ N, 123°08.00′ W (NAD83);

(c) Various approved sites near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at approximately 49°22.45′ N, 123°56.42′ W (NAD83); and

(d) Various approved sites in Victoria Harbour, British Columbia, at approximately 48°25.50′ N, 123°23.30′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s):

(a) Cape Mudge Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°57.70′ N, 125°05.00′ W (NAD83);

(b) Comox (Cape Lazo) Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°41.70′ N, 124°44.50′ W (NAD83);

(c) Five Finger Island Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°15.20′ N, 123°54.70′ W (NAD83);

(d) Malaspina Strait Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°45.00′ N, 124°27.00′ W (NAD83);

(e) Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83);

(f) Porlier Pass Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°00.20′ N, 123°29.90′ W (NAD83);

(g) Thornbrough Channel Disposal Site, within a 0.25 nautical mile radius of 49°31.00′ N, 123°28.30′ W (NAD83); and

(h) Watts Point Disposal Site, within a 0.25 nautical mile radius of 49°38.50′ N, 123°14.10′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using clamshell dredge.

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

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 20 000 m3 place measure.

10. Approvals: The Permittee shall obtain a letter of approval from the permit-issuing office for each loading and disposal activity prior to undertaking the work, and adhere to the conditions in the letter of approval.

11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

12. Inspection:

12.1. 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.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

12.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

13. Contractors:

13.1. 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.

13.2. 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.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. 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 Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or at das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

14.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Ms. Roanna Leung, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or roanna.leung@ec.gc.ca (email), 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: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report - Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. - Maintenance dredging of various sites in the Fraser River Estuary, Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Harbour or near Vancouver Island, and subsequent disposal at sea, 4543-2-03510” (August 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon 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. 4543-2-03515 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc., New Westminster, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of rock, gravel, sand, silt, clay, wood waste or material typical to the approved loading site, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from October 10, 2010, to October 9, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): Richmond Plywood, 13911 Vulcan Way, Richmond, British Columbia, at approximately 49°12.10′ N, 123°04.15′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using a barge-mounted excavator or clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow, towed scow or hopper dredge.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by pipeline, bottom dumping, end dumping or cutter suction dredge.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 12 000 m3 place measure.

10. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. 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.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

11.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12. Contractors:

12.1. 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.

12.2. 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.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. 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 Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

13.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Mr. Sean Standing, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or sean.standing@ec.gc.ca (email), 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: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The Permittee shall submit a dredged material disposal plan to Mr. Sean Standing, identified in paragraph 13.2, for approval by Environment Canada prior to commencement of the first dredging operation authorized by this permit. The plan shall address procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of dredged material disposed of at the disposal site, vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site. Modifications to the plan shall be made only with the written approval of Environment Canada.

14.2. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report — Fraser River Pile and Dredge (GP) Inc. — Richmond Plywood: Loading and Disposal at Sea 4543-2-03515” (August 9, 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon 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. 4543-2-03517 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Delta Tug & Barge Ltd., Delta, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of gravel, sand, silt, clay, or wood waste, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from October 5, 2010, to October 4, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s):

(a) Various approved sites in the Fraser River Estuary, British Columbia, at approximately 49°11.90′ N, 123°07.88′ W (NAD83);

(b) Various approved sites in Howe Sound, British Columbia, at approximately 49°29.82′ N, 123°18.24′ W (NAD83);

(c) Various approved sites in Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia, at approximately 49°18.70′ N, 123°08.00′ W (NAD83); and

(d) Various approved sites near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at approximately 49°22.45′ N, 123°56.42′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s):

(a) Cape Mudge Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°57.70′ N, 125°05.00′ W (NAD83);

(b) Comox (Cape Lazo) Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°41.70′ N, 124°44.50′ W (NAD83);

(c) Five Finger Island Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°15.20′ N, 123°54.70′ W (NAD83);

(d) Malaspina Strait Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°45.00′ N, 124°27.00′ W (NAD83);

(e) Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83);

(f) Porlier Pass Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°00.20′ N, 123°29.90′ W (NAD83); and

(g) Watts Point Disposal Site, within a 0.25 nautical mile radius of 49°38.50′ N, 123°14.10′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using cutter suction dredge, barge-mounted excavator, or clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow, towed scow, or hopper dredge.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping, end dumping, or cutter suction dredge.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 50 000 m3 place measure.

10. Approvals: The Permittee shall obtain a letter of approval from the permit-issuing office for each loading and disposal activity prior to undertaking the work, and adhere to the conditions in the letter of approval.

11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

12. Inspection:

12.1. 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.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

12.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

13. Contractors:

13.1. 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.

13.2. 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.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. 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 Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, by fax at 604-666-9059 or by email at das.pyr@ec.gc.ca.

14.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Ms. Roanna Leung, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or roanna.leung@ec.gc.ca (email), 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: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report - Delta Tug & Barge Ltd. - Maintenance dredging of various sites in the Fraser River Estuary, Howe Sound, Vancouver Harbour, or near Vancouver Island, 4543-2-03517” (August 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

Notice with respect to temporary possession of migratory birds

In order to conduct a survey for avian viruses, the Minister of the Environment has issued a notice under the authority of section 36 of the Migratory Birds Regulations to vary the application of paragraph 6(b) of the Migratory Birds Regulations to allow for the temporary possession of found-dead migratory birds. A person is permitted to temporarily possess dead migratory birds to allow for “swift delivery” of such birds to provincial or territorial authorities for analysis. In all other circumstances, a prohibition against possessing the carcass of a migratory bird remains in effect. This notice comes into force for a period of one year from August 20, 2010. The Government of Canada is responsible, under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, for ensuring that populations of migratory birds are maintained, protected and conserved.

The Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre coordinates Canada’s Interagency Wild Bird Influenza Survey. Information on where to submit found-dead migratory birds is available by viewing the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre Web site at www.ccwhc.ca/contact_us.php or by telephoning l-800-567-2033. Guidance on precautions for the handling of wild birds is available from the Public Health Agency of Canada on its Web site: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/fs-hwb-fr-mos-eng.php.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to recommend that export controls for perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and certain other compounds that contain the C8F17SO2, C8F17SO3 or C8F17SO2N groups and lindane be developed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Whereas the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Stockholm Convention) was amended in 2009 to include nine substances, including, but not limited to, PFOS and lindane;

Whereas Canada has announced its intention to ratify amendments to the Stockholm Convention;

Whereas, in moving forward with ratification, Canada has assessed the domestic measures currently in place for these substances against the requirements of the Stockholm Convention; and

Whereas the Stockholm Convention includes measures for controlling exports,

Therefore, notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health intend to recommend to the Governor in Council that export controls for PFOS and lindane be developed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

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, Chemicals Management Division, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 1-800-410-4314 or 819-953-7155 (fax), or by email to existing.substances.existantes@ec.gc.ca.

Any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Notice of Intent is published to solicit the views of the public on the intent of the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health to recommend to the Governor in Council to develop export controls for perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and certain other compounds that contain the C8F17SO2, C8F17SO3 or C8F17SO2N groups (PFOS) and lindane under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999).

1. Context

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic substances, predominantly human-made, that persist in the environment and accumulate within living organisms, including humans. Some can be transported great distances in the atmosphere and be deposited in the oceans and freshwater bodies. POPs tend to concentrate in colder climates. Introduced into humans through the food chain, most are passed on from mother to child across the placenta and through breast milk.

As a Northern country, Canada is particularly impacted by POPs. While all Canadians are exposed to POPs, aboriginal northerners and their children are the most susceptible to these impacts due to a diet and culture that relies on foods harvested from the land. Protecting the Arctic and its people is a priority for the Government of Canada.

In May 2009, Parties at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants’ (Stockholm Convention) fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties agreed to amend the Stockholm Convention to include nine POPs: PentaBDE and OctaBDE mixtures (PBDEs), hexabromobiphenyl, chlordecone, lindane, alpha- and beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH mixed isomers), perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOS) and pentachlorobenzene (PeCB).

2. Rationale for action

The Stockholm Convention requires that each Party prohibit and/or take the legal and administrative measures necessary to eliminate or restrict production, use, import and export of the substances listed. The PFOS listing allows for a number of specific exemptions and acceptable purposes, while the lindane listing allows for one continued use, as a human health pharmaceutical for the next five years.

For most substances, compliance with the amendments will not require any new regulatory initiatives or control actions beyond those in place.

In the case of PFOS and lindane, export provisions would provide additional certainty of compliance.

PFOS

The substance PFOS, its salts and its precursors were added to Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 on December 7, 2006. The manufacture, use, sale, offer for sale and import of PFOS or products containing PFOS is prohibited by the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and its Salts and Certain Other Compounds Regulations (SOR/2008-178) [the PFOS Regulations], except for certain exemptions, and came into force under CEPA 1999 on May 29, 2008.

As noted in the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement for the PFOS Regulations, PFOS is not manufactured in Canada and, since the voluntary phase-out of PFOS production in 2002 by the primary supplier of these substances in the United States, annual imports have significantly dropped. Existing stockpiles of PFOS within Canada are limited to aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) used for fighting fuel-based fires.

The exemptions under the PFOS Regulations are consistent with the acceptable purposes and specific exemptions set out in the Stockholm Convention; however, the Stockholm Convention requires that Parties take the legal and administrative measures necessary to control export as outlined. Given that the PFOS Regulations do not currently have export controls, it is proposed that such controls be developed for PFOS and products containing PFOS.

Lindane

Lindane has never been produced in Canada. On January 1, 2005, lindane was de-registered for agricultural pest control uses, under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA); therefore, no person shall manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, import, distribute or use lindane as a pest control product unless otherwise authorized by the PCPA.

Lindane-based pharmaceuticals are currently produced and sold for use as second-line treatment for lice and scabies under the authority of the Food and Drugs Act (FDA). These products are not widely used and alternatives exist. There are no other uses of lindane in Canada.

Upon ratification of the amendments to the Stockholm Convention, Canada will register for a five-year exemption for the use of this substance as a human health pharmaceutical to control head lice and scabies.

The Stockholm Convention requires that the Parties shall take the legal and administrative measures necessary to control and eliminate export as outlined. Therefore, it is proposed that measures be developed to control the export of lindane for use as a pharmaceutical or in pharmaceutical products.

3. Proposed scope

The proposed measures would cover

  • the export of PFOS and products containing PFOS; and
  • the export of lindane and products containing lindane.

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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 calcium lactate, monoglycerides and sodium alginate in a variety of foods at various maximum levels of use. For example, calcium lactate is permitted as a texture-modifying agent in a blend of prepared fish and prepared meat at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice, monoglycerides are permitted as an emulsifying agent in sausage casings at a maximum level of use of 0.35% of the casing and sodium alginate is permitted as a thickening agent in sour cream at a maximum level of use of 0.5%.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of calcium lactate as a source of calcium for alginate gels, monoglycerides as an emulsifying agent and sodium alginate as a gelling agent in formed meat, poultry and fish products at maximum levels of use of 0.5% calcium lactate, 0.5% monoglycerides and 0.5% sodium alginate. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of calcium lactate as a source of calcium for alginate gels, monoglycerides as an emulsifying agent and sodium alginate as a gelling agent in prepared meat, prepared meat by-product, preserved meat, preserved meat by-product, sausage, sausage meat, meat loaf, meat by-product loaf, meat and meat by-product loaf, meat binder, prepared poultry meat, prepared poultry meat by-product, preserved poultry meat, preserved poultry meat by-product, headcheese and unstandardized fish products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

The use of calcium lactate, monoglycerides and sodium alginate will benefit consumers by increasing the availability of quality food products. It will also benefit industry by enabling the use of an alternate technology to bind and form meat, poultry and unstandardized fish products without the use of salt, phosphate and heat.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of calcium lactate as a source of calcium for alginate gels, monoglycerides as an emulsifying agent and sodium alginate as a gelling agent in prepared meat, prepared meat by-product, preserved meat, preserved meat by-product, sausage, sausage meat, meat loaf, meat by-product loaf, meat and meat by-product loaf, meat binder, prepared poultry meat, prepared poultry meat by-product, preserved poultry meat, preserved poultry meat by-product, headcheese and unstandardized fish products at maximum levels 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 calcium lactate as a source of calcium for alginate gels, monoglycerides as an emulsifying agent and sodium alginate as a gelling agent in prepared meat, prepared meat by-product, preserved meat, preserved meat by-product, sausage, sausage meat, meat loaf, meat by-product loaf, meat and meat by-product loaf, meat binder, prepared poultry meat, prepared poultry meat by-product, preserved poultry meat, preserved poultry meat by-product, headcheese and unstandardized fish products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice 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), section B.16.007 and, as appropriate, sections B.14.005, B.14.007, B.14.031, B.14.032, B.14.035, B.14.036, B.14.037, B.22.006 and B.22.021 of the Regulations. The unstandardized foods listed above are exempted from the application of paragraph B.01.043(a) and section B.16.007 of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing calcium lactate as a source of calcium for alginate gels, monoglycerides as an emulsifying agent and sodium alginate as a gelling agent. The amendments are supported by the safety assessment and would have a 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, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

August 25, 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 the enzyme cellulase derived from Trichoderma reesei QM 9414 in the production of single-strength fruit juices and in tea leaves used in the production of tea solids at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. Provisions also exist in the Regulations for the use of the enzyme glucanase derived from Aspergillus niger var. or Bacillus subtilis var. in the production of ale, beer, light beer, malt liquor, porter, stout, corn for degermination, distillers’ mash, mash destined for vinegar manufacture and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of the enzymes cellulase and glucanase derived from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei RI-P37, Trichoderma reesei A83, in the production of single-strength fruit juices at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of the cellulase and glucanase derived from Trichoderma reesei A83 in the production of single-strength fruit juices at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

The use of the cellulase and glucanase derived from this genetically modified micro-organism will benefit the consumer by increasing the availability of quality food products. It will also benefit industry through more efficient and improved manufacturing conditions.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of cellulase and glucanase derived from Trichoderma reesei A83 in the production of single-strength fruit juices at maximum levels 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 cellulase and glucanase derived from Trichoderma reesei A83 in the production of single-strength fruit juices at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice 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), section B.16.007 and, as appropriate, sections B.11.120, B.11.121, B.11.123, B.11.124, B.11.125, B.11.126, B.11.127, B.11.128, and B.11.128A of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of the foods mentioned above that have been manufactured through the use of the cellulase and glucanase derived from Trichoderma reesei A83. 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, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

August 25, 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 the enzyme lipase derived from animal pancreatic tissue, Aspergillus niger var., Aspergillus oryzae var., edible forestomach tissue of calves, kids or lambs and Rhizopus oryzae var., in the production of bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of the lipase enzyme derived from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger strain, Aspergillus niger (LFS-54), that carries the gene from Fusariumculmorum coding for this enzyme. This lipase enzyme will be used in the production of bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of this lipase derived from Aspergillus niger (LFS-54) in the production of bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

The use of this lipase will benefit consumers by increasing the availability of quality food products. It will also benefit industry through more efficient and improved manufacturing conditions.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of lipase derived from Aspergillus niger (LFS-54) in the production of bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels 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 lipase derived from Aspergillus niger (LFS-54) in the production of bread, flour, whole wheat flour and unstandardized bakery products at maximum levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice 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, paragraph B.01.042(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 Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of the foods mentioned above that have been manufactured through the use of the lipase from Aspergillus niger (LFS-54). 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, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

August 25, 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 xanthan gum as an emulsifying, gelling, stabilizing and thickening agent in a variety of food products, including salad dressing, cottage cheese, calorie-reduced margarine, cream cheese, mustard pickles, ice cream mix, ice milk mix, sherbet and cream for whipping at various maximum levels of use.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of xanthan gum as a stabilizing agent in sour cream at a maximum level of use of 0.5%. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of xanthan gum as a stabilizing agent in the production of sour cream at a maximum level of use of 0.5%, if used singly or in any combination with algin, carob bean gum, carrageenan, gelatin, guar gum, pectin or propylene glycol alginate.

The use of xanthan gum will benefit consumers by increasing the availability of quality food products. It will also benefit industry through more efficient and improved manufacturing conditions.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Regulations be amended to permit the use of xanthan gum as a stabilizing agent in the production of sour cream at a maximum level of use of 0.5% if used singly or in any combination with algin, carob bean gum, carrageenan, gelatin, guar gum, pectin or propylene glycol alginate.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization is being issued to permit the immediate use of xanthan gum as a stabilizing agent in the production of sour cream at a maximum level of use of 0.5% if used singly or in any combination with algin, carob bean gum, carrageenan, gelatin, guar gum, pectin or propylene glycol alginate 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, section B.16.007, paragraphs B.01.042(a) and (c), and clause B.08.077(b)(vii)(A) of the Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing xanthan gum as a stabilizing 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, 613-957-1750 (telephone), 613-941-6625 (fax), sche-ann@hc-sc.gc.ca (email).

August 25, 2010

MEENA BALLANTYNE
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Bryson, The Hon. Peter M. S.

2010-1075

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge

 

Government of Manitoba

2010-1085

Administrators

 

Joyal, The Hon. Glenn D.
September 14 to 24, 2010

 

Monnin, The Hon. Michel
September 25 to 27, 2010

 

MacDiarmid, Hugh

2010-1089

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Rosinski, Peter

2010-1076

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

 

Judge

 

Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

 

Judge ex officio

 

Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

2010-1086

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

September 1 to 3, 2010

 

September 2, 2010

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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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 Guelph Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

Michael P. Davis

Ottawa, August 20, 2010

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21

Chairperson (part-time position)

The legislation establishing the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 received Royal Assent on June 29, 2010. The museum, which will be located at Pier 21, a national historic site in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will become Canada’s sixth national museum and the second to be created outside the National Capital Region in the past two years. As a national institution and a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, its mandate will be to explore the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life.

The Museum will be governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other Trustees. The Board shall have the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and oversee the activities of the Corporation. It has a duty to act in the best interests of the Corporation and to exercise care and due diligence. The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of the Board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for public funds, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

The successful candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. The Chairperson should possess significant experience on a board of directors, preferably as Chairperson, as well as significant experience in managing human and financial resources at the senior executive level. Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, is required. Experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices, and in corporate governance would be an asset. Experience in fundraising activities would also be an asset.

The qualified candidate will possess general knowledge of the legislative framework and mandate of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board and the Director of a similar organization is required. The Chairperson should possess knowledge of corporate governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance. The successful candidate is financially literate and should possess knowledge of the Government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting. Knowledge of the federal government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 as well as knowledge of Canadian immigration history would be considered assets.

The position requires superior leadership and management skills to enable the Board to accomplish its work effectively. The selected candidate should be able to lead discussions, foster debate among Board members, facilitate consensus and manage conflicts, should they arise. The ability to anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Board to seize opportunities and solve problems is essential. The qualified candidate possesses the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and his Office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Museum’s key stakeholders and partners. Superior communications skills, both written and oral, are required, as well as the ability to act as a spokesperson in dealing with the Government, the media, the Museum’s stakeholders and partners, and other organizations.

The selected candidate should possess leadership, be a person of sound judgment and integrity, adhere to high ethical standards and have superior interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy. In addition, the position requires a candidate who is motivated by challenge and change.

Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.

To be appointed as Chairperson of the Board, a person must be a Canadian citizen.

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

The preferred candidate must comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Public Office Holders and the Guidelines for the Political Activities of Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.

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

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

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by September 27, 2010, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (fax), GICA-NGEC@bnet.pco-bcp.gc.ca (email).

Bilingual notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Canadian Government Publishing, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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