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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

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. 4543-2-06720 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: St. Anthony Seafoods Limited Partnership, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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

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

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from May 20, 2012, to May 19, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 51°21.71′ N, 55°34.41′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): St. Anthony, within a 250 m radius of 51°21.49′ N, 55°32.28′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 80 m.

 6. Method of loading:

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

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

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

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

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

 8. Method of disposal:

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

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 6 000 tonnes.

10. Inspection:

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

11. Contractors:

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

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Ms. Jayne Roma, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6, 902-490-0716 (fax), jayne. roma@ec.gc.ca (email).

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

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

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

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd.

Notice of an amendment to the bulk oil cargo fees applicable to the Quebec/Maritimes Region and the Great Lakes Region charged by Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd. pursuant to an arrangement required by paragraphs 167(1)(a) and 168(1)(a) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Description

Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd. (ECRC) is currently a certified response organization pursuant to subsection 169(1) of the Act in respect of a rated capability of 10 000 tonnes and a geographic area covering the Canadian waters south of 60° north latitude in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, excluding the waters in the primary areas of response associated with the designated ports of Saint John, New Brunswick, and Point Tupper, Nova Scotia. It includes but is not limited to the waters of the Atlantic Provinces, the waters of James Bay, Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay and the waters in the province of Quebec including the St. Lawrence River, the waters of the Canadian Great Lakes system and connecting channels within the province of Ontario including Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, the waters of Lake Winnipeg, the waters of the Athabasca River from Fort McMurray to Lake Athabasca and the waters of Lake Athabasca.

Definitions

1. In this notice of fees,

“Act” means the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (Loi)

“Asphalt” means a derivate of oil that is commercially described as road or paving asphalt or unblended roofers flux, that has a specific gravity equal to or greater than one, that is solid at 15°C and that sinks to the bottom as a solid when immersed in water. (asphalte)

“Atlantic Provinces” means Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. (provinces de l’Atlantique)

“BOCF” means bulk oil cargo fee. (DCPV)

“ECRC” means Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd., a company formed as a result of the amalgamation of Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd., Great Lakes Response Corporation of Canada and Canadian Marine Response Management Corporation, effective January 1, 1999. (SIMEC)

“Great Lakes Region” means the area covered by the Canadian Great Lakes system and connecting channels within the province of Ontario, including Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to a line drawn between Butternut Bay (latitude 44°31.12′ N and longitude 75°46.54′ W) on the Canadian side to Oak Point (latitude 44°30.48′ N and longitude 75°45.20′ W) on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Winnipeg, the Athabasca River from Fort McMurray to Lake Athabasca and the waters of Lake Athabasca. (région des Grands Lacs)

“oil handling facility” means an oil handling facility that is located in ECRC’s geographic area. (installation de manutention d’hydrocarbures)

“Quebec/Maritimes Region” means the area covered by the waters of James Bay, Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay and the waters in the province of Quebec and that portion of the St. Lawrence River in the province of Ontario to a line drawn between Butternut Bay (latitude 44°31.12′ N and longitude 75°46.54′ W) on the Canadian side to Oak Point (latitude 44°30.48′ N and longitude 75°45.20′ W) on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence River and in the Atlantic Provinces, excluding the waters north of the 60th parallel of latitude and the primary areas of response associated with the designated ports of Saint John, New Brunswick, and Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, excluding Newfoundland and Labrador. (région des Maritimes/du Québec)

“ship” means a ship within the meaning of paragraph 167(1)(a) of the Act. (navire)

“ship (bulk oil)” means a ship that is constructed or adapted primarily to carry bulk oil in its cargo spaces. [navire (avec produits pétroliers en vrac)]

Bulk Oil Cargo Fees

2. This part applies to the loading and unloading of oil at oil handling facilities located in each of the following regions.

Quebec/Maritimes Region

3. The total BOCF payable by an oil handling facility that has an arrangement with ECRC shall be determined by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded and (in the case of bulk oil intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude) loaded at the oil handling facility by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 5 and 6 of this part.

4. The total BOCF payable by a ship (bulk oil) shall be determined,

  1. (a) in the case of bulk oil loaded onto the ship (bulk oil) and intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude, by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil loaded at an oil handling facility that does not have an arrangement with ECRC by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 5 and 6 of this part; and

  2. (b) in the case of bulk oil unloaded from the ship (bulk oil), by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded at an oil handling facility that does not have an arrangement with ECRC by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 5 and 6 of this part.

5. The BOCF applicable in respect of oil other than asphalt is

  1. (a) an amended fee of sixteen cents (16.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012; and

  2. (b) an amended fee of twenty-four cents (24.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2013.

6. The BOCF applicable in respect of asphalt is

  1. (a) an amended fee of eight cents (8.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012; and

  2. (b) an amended fee of twelve cents (12.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2013.

Great Lakes Region

7. The total BOCF payable by an oil handling facility that has an arrangement with ECRC shall be determined by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded and (in the case of bulk oil intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude) loaded at the oil handling facility by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 9 and 10 of this part.

8. The total BOCF payable by a ship (bulk oil) shall be determined

  1. (a) in the case of bulk oil loaded onto the ship (bulk oil) and intended for international destinations and destinations north of 60° north latitude, by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil loaded at an oil handling facility that does not have an arrangement with ECRC by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 9 and 10 of this part; and

  2. (b) in the case of bulk oil unloaded from the ship (bulk oil), by multiplying the total number of tonnes of bulk oil unloaded at an oil handling facility that does not have an arrangement with ECRC by the BOCF per tonne for each type of oil set out in sections 9 and 10 of this part.

9. The BOCF applicable in respect of oil other than asphalt is

  1. (a) an amended fee of forty eight cents (48.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012; and

  2. (b) an amended fee of fifty-five cents (55.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2013.

10. The BOCF applicable in respect of asphalt is

  1. (a) an amended fee of twenty four cents (24.0¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012; and

  2. (b) an amended fee of twenty-seven and five tenths cents (27.5¢) per tonne, plus all applicable taxes from January 1, 2013.

Interested persons may, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, send comments to Paul Pouliotte, Eastern Canada Response Corporation Ltd., 275 Slater Street, Suite 1201, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H9, 613-230-7369 (telephone), 613-230-7344 (fax), ppouliotte@ecrc.ca (email), or file a notice of objection that contains the reasons for the objection with the Manager of Environmental Response, Marine Safety, Operations and Environmental Programs, Transport Canada, Place de Ville, Tower C, 330 Sparks Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8, 613-990-5913 (telephone), 613-993-8196 (fax), josee.lamoureux@ tc.gc.ca (email). All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the name of the response organization submitting the list of proposed fees, and the date of publication of the notice of proposed fees.

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NOTICE OF VACANCIES

PUBLIC SERVICE STAFFING TRIBUNAL

Members (full-time positions)

Salary range: $90,400–$106,300

Location: National Capital Region

The Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) was established under the Public Service Employment Act as an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for providing a fair, efficient and independent resolution of complaints related to internal appointments and lay-offs in the federal public service. The Tribunal conducts hearings of complaints from public service employees throughout Canada and puts emphasis on the informal resolution of complaints. The Tribunal also offers mediation services to help parties resolve their differences without resorting to a formal hearing.

The successful candidates must possess a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience. A degree in law or public administration would be considered an asset. The ideal candidates possess experience in writing documents of an analytical nature, such as research or strategic papers, investigation reports, legal opinions or decisions. Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation is required. The qualified candidates possess experience in rendering decisions or presenting cases before courts or quasi-judicial tribunals, or as mediators, or in providing advice in labour relations, human rights or in human resources management. As stipulated in the Public Service Employment Act, experience in or knowledge of employment matters in the public sector is also necessary.

The ideal candidates must possess knowledge of the mandate and of the jurisprudence of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal, as well as knowledge of the legislative framework governing human resources management in the federal public service and related policies, including the Public Service Employment Act, the Public Service Modernization Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act. The positions require knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting a quasi-judicial hearing and of the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice. Knowledge of the practices and principles underlying mediation and conflict resolution is essential.

The positions require the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with superior writing skills. The abilities to work under pressure and to prioritize tasks are necessary. The preferred candidates must be able to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents in a quasi-judicial context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions. The ability to effectively conduct hearings of a quasi-judicial tribunal and to write clear decisions on complex legal issues is essential. The qualified candidates are able to work independently and as part of a team.

The selected candidates must demonstrate impartiality and be persons of sound judgment and integrity. The chosen candidates must adhere to high ethical standards and fairness, and have superior interpersonal skills, tact and discretion.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidates must be Canadian citizens within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or permanent residents within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The successful candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance, and be prepared to travel regularly across Canada.

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 candidates must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for 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 candidates will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. 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 these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.psst-tdfp.gc.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by May 1, 2012, 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).

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

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