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Vol. 144, No. 42 — October 16, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of intent to develop more stringent regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new passenger automobiles and light trucks of the 2017 and later model years

Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Environment is initiating the development of amendments to regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) to further limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new cars and light-duty trucks of the 2017 and later model years.

Background

The Government of Canada is committed to reducing Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. This target is aligned with the U.S. target as a means of maximizing progress on reducing GHG emissions while maintaining economic competitiveness and prosperity. Passenger cars and light trucks account for 12% of total GHG emissions or 46% of the transportation emissions.

Environment Canada has finalized the Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations under CEPA 1999. These Regulations are the first regulated national GHG emission standards to be implemented in Canada. Pursuant to these Regulations, beginning with the 2011 model year, manufacturers and importers of new vehicles are required to meet separate fleet average GHG emission standards for each of their fleets of passenger automobiles and light trucks. The fleet average GHG emission standards become progressively more stringent over the 2011 to 2016 model year period. These Regulations require compliance with fleet average GHG emission standards for the 2017 and later model years, based on the same level of stringency as the 2016 model year.

The existing Regulations will achieve significant and sustained greenhouse gas reductions and fuel saving benefits. Over the lifetime operation of all 2011 to 2016 model year vehicles sold in Canada, the Regulations are estimated to result in a cumulative reduction of 92 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2e and fuel savings of approximately 28 billion litres. It is projected that the Regulations will result in cumulative net benefits of $9.2 billion.

The existing Regulations are aligned with U.S. national standards. Environment Canada has worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish common standards for regulating GHGs from new vehicles — an approach that will benefit the environment, industry and consumers. These new regulations provide certainty to the industry and will require significant technological improvements to vehicles to reduce GHG emissions.

Continuing progressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from on-road light-duty vehicles is an important element of the Government of Canada’s plan of an integrated, nationally consistent approach to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases to protect the health and environment of Canadians.

Development of more stringent GHG emission regulations under CEPA 1999

The Government of Canada is proceeding with the development of amendments to the existing regulations under CEPA 1999 to further limit GHG emissions from new passenger automobiles and light-duty trucks of the 2017 and later model years, in collaboration with the United States. These regulations will prescribe progressive, annual standards for model years 2017 and beyond that build on the GHG emission standards set out under the existing Regulations. In developing these regulations, the Government of Canada will take into account, among other things, relevant technological, environmental and economic factors such as the projected composition of the future Canadian new vehicle fleet; the cost, emission reduction potential and availability of conventional and emerging emission-reduction technologies; the need for, and impact of, compliance flexibilities to minimize the compliance burden on the Canadian automotive industry; and the need for, and impact of, regulatory mechanisms to continue encouraging the development and deployment of new and emerging technologies such as electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. The Government recognizes the importance of a strong and competitive Canadian automotive industry. By developing tighter emission standards beyond the 2016 model year, the Government will contribute to its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction commitment while providing the auto industry with the long-term regulatory certainty it needs to develop its products in a cost-effective manner.

In the United States, pursuant to a Presidential Memorandum signed on May 21, 2010, the Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are beginning the development of joint fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission regulations for model years 2017 and beyond. The feasibility of a range of potential stringencies for annual standards for model years 2017 to 2025 will be assessed in consultation with the state of California, with the goal being that compliance with the national program will serve as compliance with the state’s standards during that same period.

Environment Canada is committed to continue working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency towards the development of harmonized continental standards for 2017 and later model year passenger automobiles and light trucks to reduce GHGs, as it did on the development of the existing Regulations. To this end, Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are developing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to facilitate the conduct of various technical analyses in support of the development of future standards. Given our deeply integrated automotive industry, there are significant environmental and economic benefits to a harmonized approach for both countries.

Next steps

The Minister of the Environment will initiate a process to develop amendments to regulations under CEPA 1999 to further limit GHG emissions from passenger automobiles and light trucks for the 2017 and later model years. This process will include consultations with representatives of provincial and territorial governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, the public and other stakeholders. Input received during these consultations will be considered during the development of the regulations.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Pursuant to subsection 56(4) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, notice is hereby given that the following time extensions were granted under the Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans for inorganic chloramines and chlorinated wastewater effluents, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 4, 2004.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the City of Saint John — Hazen Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of twelve months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to June 30, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Town of Amherstburg — Amherstburg Pollution Control Plant a time extension of three months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to September 16, 2010.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the City of Kingston — Cataraqui Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant (formerly Kingston West Water Pollution Control Plant) a time extension of six months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2010.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the City of Greater Sudbury — Valley East Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of eighteen months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the City of Toronto — Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of sixteen months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to October 31, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Niagara Region — Port Colborne Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of thirteen months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to August 1, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Niagara Region — Baker Road Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of thirteen months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to August 1, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Niagara Region — Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant a time extension of twelve months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to July 1, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Halifax Regional Municipality — Eastern Passage Wastewater Treatment Facility a time extension of twenty-nine months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 12, 2012.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Regional Municipality of Durham — Corbett Creek Water Pollution Control Plant a time extension of eighteen months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to December 31, 2011.

The Minister of the Environment granted to the Town of Midland — Town of Midland Wastewater Treatment Centre a time extension of three months to implement the Pollution Prevention Plan. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to September 15, 2010.

For additional information, please contact Mr. James Arnott, Chief, Wastewater Section, Aboriginal and Public Sectors Division, Public and Resources Sectors Directorate, by telephone at 819-994-4674 or by fax at 819-953-7253.

Ottawa, June 15, 2010

STEWART LINDALE
Director
Regulatory Innovation and Management Systems
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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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 erythritol, as a sweetener, in a variety of foods at a prescribed maximum level of use, including hard candies at a maximum level of use of 50% and chewing gum at a maximum level of use of 60%.

Health Canada has received a submission to increase the maximum levels of use of erythritol in hard candies and chewing gum to 99% and 75% respectively. This submission would also extend the use of erythritol as a sweetener to the following unstandardized foods at the indicated maximum level of use: baked products and baking mixes (10%), cakes and cookies (10%), fruit spreads (14%), alcoholic beverages (3.5%), dairy-based beverages (2.5%), yogurt (7%), frozen desserts (5%), puddings (10%), syrups and toppings (15%), fruit, cream and custard fillings (10%), and fruit-based smoothie beverages (7%). Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of erythritol, as a sweetener, in the production of these food products at the indicated maximum levels of use.

The use of erythritol, as a sweetener, will benefit consumers through the availability of lower calorie foods with appealing texture and taste. It will also benefit the 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 erythritol as a sweetener in the foods mentioned above at the indicated maximum level of use.

As a means to improve the responsiveness of the regulatory system, an Interim Marketing Authorization (IMA) is being issued to permit the immediate use of erythritol, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The unstandardized foods listed above are exempt from paragraph B.01.043(a) and section B.16.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing erythritol as a sweetener. 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).

October 5, 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 for the use of sodium stearate, as a plasticizing agent, in chewing gum at levels consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of sodium stearate, as an emulsifying agent, in the production of various unstandardized bakery products, fillings, icings and unstandardized confectionery. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of sodium stearate, as an emulsifying agent, in the production of these food products at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

The use of sodium stearate, as an emulsifying agent, offers several benefits to consumers and industry, notably, the production of bakery products with increased volume, improved texture and the option of substituting non-hydrogenated low-saturate oils (e.g. liquid vegetable oils) in place of hydrogenated shortenings, which are generally high in trans and saturated fat.

Therefore, it is the intention of Health Canada to recommend that the Food and Drug Regulations be amended to permit the use of sodium stearate, as an emulsifying agent, in the production of unstandardized bakery products, fillings, icings, and unstandardized confectionery 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 (IMA) is being issued to permit the immediate use of sodium stearate, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The unstandardized foods listed above are exempt from paragraph B.01.043(a) and section B.16.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing sodium stearate as an emulsifying 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 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).

October 5, 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

Instrument of Advice dated October 1, 2010

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Members

Casson, Rick

Hawn, Laurie

October 7, 2010

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Armstrong, Trevor C., Q.C./c.r.

2010-1240

Supreme Court of British Columbia

 

Judge

 

Beccarea, Robert A.

2010-1191

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

 

Part-time member

 

Bowman, John

2010-1224

Canada Industrial Relations Board

 

Full-time member

 

Canada Pension Plan

 

Review Tribunal

 

Members

 

Eisbrenner, Donald John — Prince George

2010-1201

Hunter, Julie Ann — Windsor

2010-1200

Riverso, Teresa Emilia Lucia — Etobicoke

2010-1214

Sousa, Rick Santos — Victoria

2010-1199

Chartier, Gérald L.

2010-1241

Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba

 

Judge

 

Employment Insurance Act

 

Chairpersons of the Boards of Referees

 

New Brunswick

 

Chiasson, Jean-Charles — Bathurst

2010-1212

LeBlanc, Roméo Ola Joseph — Moncton

2010-1206

Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Arseneault, Carol Ann — Happy Valley

2010-1203

Hayley, William Edward — Gander

2010-1202

Vincent, Wilson Harry — Corner Brook

2010-1211

Nova Scotia

 

Almon, Denis Alexander — Sydney

2010-1205

Cochrane, John Perry — Kentville

2010-1210

Ontario

 

Bobka, Judith Anne — Cornwall

2010-1207

Cipollone, Pina — York

2010-1196

Diotte-Huneault, Nicole — Sudbury

2010-1209

Moncion, Michael — Pembroke

2010-1208

Richards, Bruce Walter — London

2010-1193

Prince Edward Island

 

Burge, Michael — Charlottetown

2010-1204

Quebec

 

Durand, Claude — Mauricie

2010-1194

Fleury, Serge — Sept-Îles

2010-1213

Laforest-Deschênes, Olga — Jonquière

2010-1195

Federal Court

 

Judges

 

Federal Court of Appeal

 

Members ex officio

 

Rennie, Donald J.

2010-1239

Scott, André F.J.

2010-1238

Girouard, Michel

2010-1245

Superior Court for the districts of Abitibi, Rouyn-Noranda and Témiscamingue, in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Harper, The Hon. R. John

2010-1242

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario, Family Court

 

Senior Judge

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judge ex officio

 

Hrabarchuk, Stanley Eugene

2010-1198

National Seniors Council

 

Member

 

Immigration and Refugee Board

 

Full-time members

 

Bousfield, Joel A.

2010-1218

Forsey, Dian J.

2010-1215

Ndejuru, Aimable

2010-1220

Pirbay, Joulekhan

2010-1219

Popatia, Berzoor K.

2010-1217

Roy, Sylvia

2010-1221

Waters, James W.

2010-1216

Zicherman, Doris

2010-1222

Keating, David Joseph

2010-1228

St. John’s Port Authority

 

Director

 

National Parole Board

 

Full-time members

 

Harris, Louise

2010-1236

Johnson, Stephen

2010-1237

McElveny, Derek

2010-1229

Part-time members

 

Beauchesne, Michael

2010-1231

Fletcher-Dagenais, Carol

2010-1232

Hall, Laura

2010-1235

Hodgkiss, Pauline B.

2010-1234

Howard, Bruce

2010-1230

Mullan, Brian J.

2010-1233

Offord, Nicholas

2010-1223

Canadian Museum of Nature

 

Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

 

Ridley Terminals Inc.

 

Directors of the board of directors

 

Goldsworthy, Stanley Ross

2010-1227

Kirsop, David Jonathan

2010-1226

Tartaglia, Anna T.

2010-1225

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

 

Member/Membre

 

Saunders, Richard

2010-1192

Cree-Naskapi Commission

 

Member and Chairman

 

St-Gelais, Johanne

2010-1246

Superior Court for the district of Montréal, in the Province of Quebec

 

Puisne Judge

 

Superior Court of Justice in and for the Province of Ontario

 

Judges

 

Court of Appeal for Ontario

 

Judges ex officio

 

Johnston, John M.

2010-1244

Ellies, M. Gregory

2010-1243

October 7, 2010

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-011-10 — CB-02, Issue 5

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing Issue 5 of CB-02, Recognition Criteria, and Administrative and Operational Requirements Applicable to Certification Bodies for the Certification of Radio Apparatus to Industry Canada’s Standards and Specifications.

Changes in the new issue include

— introduction of new scopes of accreditation for radio equipment (Section 5.2);

— update to the audit requirements for Certification Bodies (CBs) to include, as a minimum, 5% of the total number of products certified by the CB in a given year. At least 1% of the products subject to radio frequency (RF) exposure requirements and certified by the CB shall be included in the total number of samples audited (Section 6.2.2);

— clarification of the information that can be included on certificates issued by CBs
(Section 6.3);

— inclusion of the RF exposure test report in the technical brief submitted to Industry Canada Certification and Engineering Bureau (CEB) for every certification performed on equipment subject to RF exposure requirements (Section 6.1.1); and

— clarification of the certification process for radio equipment with terminal interface (Section 6.4.2).

Issue 5 of CB-02 will come into effect upon publication of this notice.

Interested parties should submit their comments within 75 days of the date of publication of this notice. Shortly 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), along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used to the following email address: telecom. reg@ic.gc.ca.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director, Technical Regulation and Conformance, 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-011-10).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of the 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 Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

October 1, 2010

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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