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Vol. 145, No. 6 — February 5, 2011

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Time extension — Mercury releases from dental amalgam waste — Decisions

On November 13, 2010, pursuant to subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment granted to Clinique Dentaire Dr. Michel Boily a time extension of one hundred and sixty-eight days to implement a pollution prevention plan in regards to the Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Mercury Releases from Dental Amalgam Waste, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 8, 2010. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to April 30, 2011, for this facility.

On November 13, 2010, pursuant to subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment granted to Health First Dental a time extension of one hundred and thirty-nine days to implement a pollution prevention plan in regards to the Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Mercury Releases from Dental Amalgam Waste, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 8, 2010. The period to implement the plan is therefore extended to April 1, 2011, for this facility.

On November 13, 2010, pursuant to subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of the Environment granted to Dr. Lenard Chrapko DDS a time extension of sixty-three days to implement a pollution prevention plan in regards to the Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Mercury Releases from Dental Amalgam Waste, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 8, 2010. The period to implement the plan was therefore extended to January 15, 2011, for this facility.

Information

For additional information, please contact Caitlin Gillespie, Waste Reduction and Management Division, Public and Resources Sectors Directorate, 351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 14th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by telephone at 819-934-6059 or by fax at 819-997-3068.

February 5, 2011

RANDALL MEADES
Director General
Public and Resources Sectors Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

CUSTOMS TARIFF

Invitation to submit views on proposed Most-Favoured-Nation tariff elimination on certain products

The Government is seeking the views of interested parties on the proposed elimination of Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariff rates on certain goods used by Canadian manufacturers. The tariff items and goods being considered for elimination of the rate of customs duty are listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Background

The Government’s Economic Action Plan took concrete measures to support businesses facing economic challenges as a result of the global economic crisis and help industries position themselves for long-term competitiveness. These measures, announced in Budget 2009 and Budget 2010, included the elimination of tariffs on machinery and equipment and manufacturing inputs.

Prior to the Budget 2010 initiative, the Government sought views on a specific list of tariff items. However, views regarding tariff elimination for additional items were also sought. The Government has reviewed the submissions received respecting such additional items and is now undertaking consultations with Canadian businesses with the intention of providing further tariff relief on items used by Canadian manufacturers in their operations. The proposed tariff elimination is intended to continue helping Canadian businesses lower their production costs, enhance their productivity and improve their overall competitiveness.

Section 82 of the Customs Tariff provides the Government with the authority to eliminate, through an Order in Council, tariffs applicable on certain items, including the items listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Scope of tariff elimination

It is the Government’s intention to reduce to “Free” the MFN rates of duty on the goods covered by the tariff items listed in Tables 1 and 2. Stakeholders’ views are sought on the timeframe over which the current rates of duty should be eliminated, up to a period that would not go beyond January 1, 2015.

The tariff items listed in Tables 1 and 2 have been selected based on the following criteria:

— goods covered by these tariff items are used by Canadian manufacturers in their operations;

— eliminating the tariff on these goods will reduce production costs for Canadian industry; and

— requests were received from stakeholders to eliminate MFN tariffs to enhance competitiveness.

The description and current MFN rates of duty of the tariff items listed in Tables 1 and 2 can be found in the latest consolidated version of the Customs Tariff available online at www.cbsa.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/menu-eng.html.

Submissions

Interested parties wishing to comment on the proposed MFN tariff eliminations should submit their views in writing by March 7, 2011.

Submissions, at a minimum, should include the following information:

  1. Canadian company/industry association name, address, telephone number and contact person.
  2. Relevant eight-digit tariff item(s) and description of the good(s) of particular interest.
  3. Reasons for the expressed support/concern respecting the proposed tariff elimination, including detailed information substantiating any expected beneficial or adverse impact.
  4. If concern is expressed with respect to the proposed tariff elimination for certain eight-digit tariff item(s), please indicate the preferred length of gradual elimination over a period not to go beyond January 1, 2015.
  5. Please identify if information provided in the submissions is commercially sensitive.

Address for submissions

Submissions should be sent to the following address: MFN Tariff Elimination, Tariffs and Market Access Section, International Trade Policy Division, Department of Finance, 140 O’Connor Street, 14th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5, 613-992-6761 (fax), tariff-tarif@fin.gc.ca (email).

General inquiries can be directed to the Tariffs and Market Access Section, Department of Finance, 613-947-5870 or 613-992-4699 (telephone).

Table 1

It is proposed that the MFN rate of duty be reduced to “Free” for the goods specified below and imported under the following tariff items:

3302.10.11
3302.10.12
3302.10.90
3702.42.10
3923.40.90
3926.30.00
3926.90.40
4010.31.10
4010.31.90
4010.32.10
4010.32.90
4010.33.10

4010.33.90
4010.34.10
4010.34.90
4010.35.90
4010.36.90
4010.39.10
4010.39.20
4010.39.90
4016.93.99
4106.21.92
6217.90.90
6401.99.12

6406.10.11
6406.10.19
6406.10.90
6406.20.00
6911.10.20
6912.00.20
7319.30.10
8301.70.10
8302.10.90
8302.20.00
8302.42.00
8302.49.20

8302.49.90
8518.90.30
8518.90.90
8528.69.20
8528.71.10
8528.72.20
9401.51.10
9401.59.10
9401.90.19
9401.90.20
9403.81.11
9403.89.11

9405.91.10
9405.91.99
9405.92.00
9405.99.90
9606.10.00
9606.21.00
9606.29.00
9606.30.10
9606.30.90
9607.11.90
9607.19.00
9607.20.10

Table 2

It is proposed that the MFN rate of duty be reduced to “Free” for the goods specified below and imported under the following tariff items:

  • Fish-liver oils and their fractions for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 1504.10.90.
  • Other washing and cleaning preparations for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 3402.90.90.
  • Lubricating preparations based in part on petroleum for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 3403.19.19.
  • Lubricating preparations not based in part on petroleum but containing oils obtained from bituminous minerals, for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 3403.19.90.
  • Lubricating preparations not containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals, for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 3403.99.00.
  • Gelatine capsules for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 3923.90.90.
  • Dunnage bags used to secure items for transport, currently classified under tariff item No. 3926.90.90.
  • Bolts, nuts, screws and washers of plastics or other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14, currently classified under tariff item No. 3926.90.90.
  • Gaskets of plastics or other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14, currently classified under tariff item No. 3926.90.90.
  • Belts and belting for machinery other than conveyer belts of plastics or other materials of heading 39.01 to 39.14, currently classified under tariff item No. 3926.90.90.
  • Parts for use in the Canadian manufacture of yachts, racing boats, canoes and other vessels for pleasure or sport, of plastics or other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14, currently classified under tariff item No. 3926.90.90.
  • Plywood of other than five or seven plies for use in the Canadian manufacture of hardwood plywood panels for flooring, currently classified under tariff item No. 4412.32.90.
  • Other articles of copper that are cast, moulded, stamped or forged, but not further worked, for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 7419.91.90.
  • Aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures and for use in Canadian manufactures, and aluminum parts of structures for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item No. 7610.90.00.
  • Other articles of zinc for use in Canadian manufactures, currently classified under tariff item Nos. 7907.00.20 and 7907.00.90.
  • Parts for pull-behind trailers, currently classified under tariff item No. 8716.90.90.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Brown, Malcolm

2011-14

Canada Border Services Agency

 

Executive Vice-President

 

Chopra, Deepak

2011-10

Canada Post Corporation

 

President

 

Ellis, Karen

2011-15

Department of Natural Resources

 

Associate Deputy Minister

 

Smith, Wayne

 

Chief Statistician of Canada

2011-13

Wallace, Stephen

 

Secretary to the Governor General

2011-11

January 24, 2011

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

AERONAUTICS ACT

Interim Order No. 7 Respecting Mail, Cargo and Baggage

Whereas the annexed Interim Order No. 7 Respecting Mail, Cargo and Baggage is required to deal with an immediate threat to aviation security;

And whereas, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1.2) (see footnote a) of the Aeronautics Act (see footnote b), the Minister of Transport has consulted with the persons and organizations that the Minister considers appropriate in the circumstances concerning the annexed Interim Order No. 7 Respecting Mail, Cargo and Baggage;

Therefore, the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 6.41(1) (see footnote c) of the Aeronautics Act (see footnote d), hereby makes the annexed Interim Order No. 7 Respecting Mail, Cargo and Baggage.

Ottawa, January 21, 2011

CHUCK STRAHL
Minister of Transport

INTERIM ORDER NO. 7 RESPECTING MAIL, CARGO AND BAGGAGE

INTERPRETATION

Terminology — Canadian Aviation Security Regulations

1. Unless the context requires otherwise, words and expressions used in this Interim Order have the same meaning as in section 1 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations.

MAIL AND CARGO

Yemen

2. An air carrier must not transport on a flight to Canada mail or cargo that originates in Yemen or has transited through Yemen.

Somalia

3. An air carrier must not transport on a flight to Canada mail or cargo that originates in Somalia or has transited through Somalia.

PRINTER OR TONER CARTRIDGES

Prohibition — passengers

4. A passenger must not transport any of the following goods as checked baggage on board a flight operated by an air carrier from an aerodrome listed in the schedule to the CATSA Aerodrome Designation Regulations:

  • (a) a printer cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more; and
  • (b) a toner cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more.

Prohibition — air carriers

5. An air carrier must not transport any of the following goods as cargo on board a passenger-carrying flight that departs from an aerodrome listed in the schedule to the CATSA Aerodrome Designation Regulations if the passengers are screened before boarding for weapons, explosive substances, incendiary devices or their components or other dangerous items that could be used to jeopardize the security of an aerodrome or an aircraft:

  • (a) a printer cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more; and
  • (b) a toner cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more.

Prohibition — screening authorities

6. A screening authority at an aerodrome listed in the schedule to the CATSA Aerodrome Designation Regulations must not allow a person in possession or control of any of the following goods to pass beyond a screening checkpoint into a sterile area intended for passengers for flights to the United States:

  • (a) a printer cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more; and
  • (b) a toner cartridge that weighs 500 g (17.6 oz) or more.

DESIGNATED PROVISIONS

Designation

7. (1) Sections 2 to 6 of this Interim Order are designated as provisions the contravention of which may be dealt with under and in accordance with the procedure set out in sections 7.7 to 8.2 of the Act.

Maximum amounts

(2) The maximum amount payable in respect of a contravention of a designated provision referred to in subsection (1) is

  • (a) $5,000, in the case of an individual; and
  • (b) $25,000, in the case of a corporation.

Notice

8. A notice referred to in subsection 7.7(1) of the Act must specify

  • (a) the particulars of the alleged contravention;
  • (b) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent has the option of paying the amount specified in the notice or filing with the Tribunal a request for a review of the alleged contravention or the amount of the penalty;
  • (c) that payment of the amount specified in the notice will be accepted by the Minister in satisfaction of the amount of the penalty for the alleged contravention and that no further proceedings under Part I of the Act will be taken against the person on whom the notice in respect of that contravention is served or to whom it is sent;
  • (d) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent will be provided with an opportunity consistent with procedural fairness and natural justice to present evidence before the Tribunal and make representations in relation to the alleged contravention if the person files a request for a review with the Tribunal; and
  • (e) that the person on whom the notice is served or to whom it is sent will be deemed to have committed the contravention set out in the notice if the person fails to pay the amount specified in the notice and fails to file a request for a review with the Tribunal within the prescribed period.

REPEAL

9. Interim Order No. 6 Respecting Mail, Cargo and Baggage is repealed.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Halifax Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS Letters Patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Halifax Port Authority (“Authority”) under the authority of the Canada Marine Act (“Act”) effective March 1, 1999;

WHEREAS Article 7.1 of the Letters Patent sets out the extent to which the Authority may undertake port activities referred to in paragraph 28(2)(a) of the Act;

WHEREAS the Authority has entered into a Definitive Agreement with the Pier 21 Society, the Pier 21 Foundation and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada to establish a new national museum of immigration at Pier 21;

AND WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue Supplementary Letters Patent to amend Article 7.1 to reflect the establishment of a new national museum at Pier 21;

NOW THEREFORE under the authority of section 9 of the Canada Marine Act, the Letters Patent of the Authority are amended as follows:

1.Subparagraph 7.1(c)(iii)(D) of the Letters Patent is replaced by the following:

(D) activities of a national museum of immigration and/or the Pier 21 Society and government sponsored economic development initiatives approved by Treasury Board;

Issued under my hand to be effective this 1st day of September, 2010.

___________________________________
Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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Footnote a
S.C. 2004, c. 15, s. 11(1)

Footnote b
R.S., c. A-2

Footnote c
S.C. 2004, c. 15, s. 11(1)

Footnote d
R.S., c. A-2