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Vol. 145, No. 37 — September 10, 2011

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of a substancePropanedinitrile, [[4-[[2-(4-cyclohexylphenoxy)ethyl]ethylamino]-2-methylphenyl]methylene]- (CHPD), CAS (see footnote *) No. 54079-53-7 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) 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 a summary of the Screening Assessment conducted on the substance pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby; and

Whereas it is now concluded that the substance does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the 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.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the 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 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 final screening assessment.

The substance 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 low potential to accumulate in organisms and is not likely to biomagnify in trophic food chains. The substance has been determined to meet the persistence criterion but not the bioaccumulation criterion 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. For this final 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 concluded 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 criterion but does not meet the bioaccumulation criterion as set out in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.

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

Conclusion

Based on the information available, it is concluded 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 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 INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Pelletier, The Hon. François

2011-897

Government of Quebec

 

Administrator

 

August 19 to September 4, 2011

 

(see footnote *)Smith, The Hon. Heather J.

2011-898

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

August 8 to September 13, 2011

 

Weiler, The Hon. Karen M.

2011-899

Government of Ontario

 

Administrator

 

September 19 to September 23, 2011

 

September 1, 2011

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-016-11 — Call for Interest in the licence for 17 GHz broadcasting-satellite service (BSS) spectrum at the 95°W orbital position

This notice announces the release of Industry Canada’s Call for Interest, under the above title, and initiates the process for assigning a satellite licence for the 17 GHz broadcasting-satellite service (BSS) spectrum at the 95°W orbital position.

The Department has received an application from 95W Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. for the licence that is the subject of this Call for Interest. Interested parties are invited to submit their notifications of interest to Industry Canada. If additional interest is received, only parties that submitted notifications of interest and 95W Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. may then submit applications. If no additional interest is identified, Industry Canada will evaluate the application on hand as described in the Call for Interest.

Submitting notifications of interest

Instructions for the submission of notifications of interest, submission requirements and deadlines are included in the Call for Interest.

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 Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

August 31, 2011

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Calgary Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

Roger Albert Scrimshaw

Ottawa, August 25, 2011

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following persons of the Moose Jaw Police Service as fingerprint examiners:

Tony Tirebuck
Robert Findlay

Ottawa, August 25, 2011

RICHARD WEX
Assistant Deputy Minister
Law Enforcement and Policing Branch

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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

SUPREME COURT ACT

Session delayed

The session of the Supreme Court of Canada which would normally begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, will be delayed and shall begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

September 1, 2011

ROGER BILODEAU, Q.C.
Registrar

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Footnote *
The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.

Footnote *
Correction