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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of two gas oil substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas two gas oil substances (the “substances”) annexed hereby are substances on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the draft Screening Assessment conducted on the substances pursuant to section 74 of the Act is annexed hereby; and

Whereas it is proposed to conclude that the substances do 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 these substances at this time under section 77 of the Act.

Public comment period

As specified under subsection 77(5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person may, within 60 days after publication of this notice, file with the Minister of the Environment written comments on the measure the Ministers propose to take and on the scientific considerations on the basis of which the measure is proposed. More information regarding the scientific considerations may be obtained from the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www. chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

DAVID MORIN
Acting Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

MARGARET KENNY
Director General
Chemicals Sector Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

STEVE MCCAULEY
Director General
Energy and Transportation Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

KAREN LLOYD
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Draft Screening Assessment of the Two Gas Oils Listed Below

The Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment of industry-restricted gas oils:

CAS RN (see footnote a)

Domestic Substances List name

64741-59-9

Distillates (petroleum), light catalytic cracked

64741-82-8

Distillates (petroleum), light thermal cracked

These substances were identified as high priorities for action during the categorization of the Domestic Substances List (DSL), as they were determined to present the greatest potential for exposure of individuals in Canada and were considered to present a high hazard to human health. These substances met the ecological categorization criteria for persistence or bioaccumulation potential and inherent toxicity to aquatic organisms. These substances were included in the Petroleum Sector Stream Approach (PSSA) because they are related to the petroleum sector and are complex mixtures.

Gas oils are a group of complex petroleum mixtures that serve as blending stocks in the production of fuels that are used in diesel engines and for both industrial and domestic heating. Some of these products may also be used as solvents. The composition and physical-chemical properties of gas oils vary with the sources of the crude oil or bitumen and the processing steps involved. Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS RN) 64741-59-9 is a light, catalytically cracked petroleum distillate with a typical boiling point range of 179°C to 382°C and is a complex mixture of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, mainly in the carbon range of C9–C25. CAS RN 64741-82-8 is a complex mixture of aromatic, aliphatic and cycloalkane hydrocarbons, mainly in the carbon range of C10–C22, with a typical boiling point range from 160°C to 370°C. Both substances are considered to be of Unknown or Variable Composition, Complex Reaction Products or Biological Materials (UVCBs).

Based on the currently available information, these gas oils may contain a large proportion of components (C15 and C20 two-ring cycloalkanes, C14–C22 polycycloalkanes, C10–C20 one-ring aromatics, C15 two-ring aromatics, C16 four-ring aromatics and C12 and C15 cycloalkane diaromatics) that meet or exceed the criteria for persistence as defined in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Based on the combined evidence of empirical and modelled bioaccumulation potential, these gas oils may contain a large proportion of components (C15 isoalkanes, C15 monocycloalkanes, C15 dicycloalkanes, C14 and C22 polycycloalkanes, C15 monoaromatics, C15 and C20 cycloalkane monoaromatics and C20 diaromatics) that meet or exceed the criteria for bioaccumulation potential as defined in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations. Some components (C15 dicycloalkanes, C14 and C22 polycycloalkanes, C15–C20 cycloalkane monoaromatics) of these gas oils were found to meet or exceed both the persistence and bioaccumulation criteria as defined in the Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations.

Both substances considered in this screening assessment have been identified as industry restricted (i.e. they are a subset of gas oils that may leave a petroleum-sector facility and may be transported to other industrial facilities). According to information submitted under section 71 of CEPA 1999, and other sources of information, these gas oils are transported from petroleum facilities to other industrial facilities by ship and by truck; therefore, exposure of the environment is possible. Based on the risk quotient analysis and other information, these gas oils are not expected to cause harm to aquatic life due to spills in the relatively confined waters around a loading wharf. The estimated frequency of spills of sufficient volume to be of concern for the environment during ship loading is lower than one incident per year; close to zero incidents of concern per year are expected during truck loading, given the low volumes transported.

Based on the available data, it is proposed to conclude that these industry-restricted gas oils (CAS RNs 64741-59-9 and 64741-82-8) are 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.

A critical effect for the initial categorization of industry-restricted gas oil substances was carcinogenicity, based primarily on classifications by international agencies. Several cancer studies conducted in laboratory animals reported development of skin tumours following repeated dermal application of the substance bearing CAS RN 64741-59-9. Studies of the carcinogenicity of the substance conducted in laboratory animals using the inhalation route have not been identified. The industry-restricted gas oils also demonstrated genotoxicity in in vivo and in vitro assays. Non-cancer effects by the inhalation route (derived from pooled toxicological gas oil data) include effects on the respiratory system and changes in body weight. Exposure of the general population to the industry-restricted gas oils via the dermal and oral routes is not expected; therefore, risk to human health from these routes of exposure is not expected. There is potential limited exposure of the general population via inhalation of ambient air containing gas oil vapours due to evaporative loss during transportation. A comparison of non-cancer effect levels and upper-bounding estimates of exposure by the inhalation route results in margins of exposure which are considered adequate to address uncertainties in the exposure and health effects databases, especially in light of the highly conservative nature of the exposure characterization and the use of the lowest critical effect levels from pooled toxicological gas oil data.

Based on the information presented in this screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that these industry-restricted gas oils (CAS RNs 64741-59-9 and 64741-82-8) are 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.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that the two industry-restricted gas oils listed under CAS RNs 64741-59-9 and 64741-82-8 do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

As these substances are listed on the DSL, their import to and manufacture in Canada are not subject to notification under subsection 81(1) of CEPA 1999. Given the potentially hazardous properties of these substances, there is concern that new activities that have not been identified or assessed could lead to these substances meeting the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act. Therefore, application of the Significant New Activity provisions of the Act to these substances is being considered. This would require that any proposed new manufacture, import, use or transport be subject to further assessment to determine if the new activity requires further risk management consideration.

The draft Screening Assessment for these substances is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for substances — long-chain chlorinated alkanes that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 18 ≤ n ≤ 38 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999) — chlorinated alkanes (previously identified as chlorinated paraffins)

Whereas the notice Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for the substances — Chlorinated paraffins that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 10 ≤ n ≤ 38 — Paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on August 30, 2008;

Whereas it was concluded that chlorinated paraffins that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 10 ≤ n ≤ 20 meet the criteria set out in paragraph 64(a) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and that chlorinated paraffins that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 10 ≤ n ≤ 38 meet the criteria set out in paragraph 64(c) of the Act;

Whereas an update on the human health assessment of long-chain chlorinated alkanes [CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 18 ≤ n ≤ 38] has been conducted on the basis of new information available since the publication of the final decision on the screening assessment published on August 30, 2008;

Whereas a summary of the final update on the human health assessment of long-chain chlorinated alkanes conducted pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Act is annexed hereby; and

Whereas it is concluded that long-chain chlorinated alkanes [CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 18 ≤ n ≤ 38] do not meet the criteria set out in paragraph 64(c) of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to take no further action on chlorinated alkanes with the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2−x) in which 21 ≤ n ≤ 38 at this time.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Update on the Human Health Assessment of Long-chain Chlorinated Alkanes

Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) were included in 1989 on the Priority Substances List under the 1988 Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 1988) for assessment of potential risks to the environment and human health.

The use of the term paraffins to identify these substances was recently changed to alkanes to harmonize with more current nomenclature that is recognized by other jurisdictions and international bodies.

Chlorinated Paraffins are chlorinated alkanes that have carbon chain lengths ranging from 10 to 38 with varying degree of chlorination. They are subdivided into three groups: short-chain chlorinated paraffins with 10 to 13 carbon atoms (SCCPs), medium-chain chlorinated paraffins with 14 to 17 carbon atoms (MCCPs) and long-chain chlorinated paraffins with 18 to 38 carbon atoms (LCCPs).

In 1993, Environment Canada and Health Canada published an assessment report that concluded SCCPs constitute or may constitute a danger to human health or life according to the criteria described in the CEPA 1988. However, available data at that time were considered insufficient to conclude whether short-, medium- or long-chain chlorinated paraffins were harmful to the environment or whether medium- or long-chain chlorinated paraffins were considered a danger to human health.

After addressing the critical data gaps identified in the 1993 assessment report, a draft follow-up report was published in 2005, which was followed by a 60-day comment period. The final follow-up report was published in 2008 with the conclusion that all CPs are harmful to human health under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999 and CPs containing up to 20 carbon atoms are harmful to the environment under paragraph 64(a) of CEPA 1999.

In 2009, the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom published an environmental risk assessment report on LCCPs and these new data informed an update of the exposure characterization for various human subpopulations for LCCPs.

There were no new critical health effects identified for LCCPs. Therefore, the tolerable daily intake (TDI) [i.e. the level of intake to which it is believed that a person may be exposed daily over a lifetime without deleterious effects] of 71 µg/kg-bw per day, derived for non-neoplastic effects in the follow-up assessment in 2008, was used for risk characterization.

Conclusion

Based on upper-bounding estimates of daily intakes of long-chain chlorinated paraffins by the general population of Canada that are well below the established TDI, it is concluded that long-chain chlorinated alkanes that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2-x) in which 18 ≤ n ≤ 38 are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger to human life or health as defined in the paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999.

The final update on the human health assessment of long-chain chlorinated alkanes is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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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 citric acid as a sequestering agent in frozen fish fillets and frozen minced fish at a maximum level of use of 0.1%; and for the use of sodium citrate as a food additive to modify the texture of a blend of prepared fish and prepared meat, at a maximum level of use consistent with good manufacturing practice.

Health Canada has received a submission to permit the use of citric acid and sodium citrate as pH adjusting agents and as sequestering agents in all standardized and unstandardized marine and fresh water animal products (excluding fresh fish) at levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. Evaluation of available data supports the safety and effectiveness of citric acid and sodium citrate as pH adjusting agents and as sequestering agents in the production of these food products.

The use of citric acid and sodium citrate will benefit consumers by maintaining the flavour, texture and colour of food products, and by contributing to better cooking results. 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 citric acid and sodium citrate as pH adjusting agents and as sequestering agents in the production of glaze for frozen fish, frozen fish fillets, frozen fish, and frozen minced fish as set out in section B.21.003, at levels of use consistent with good manufacturing practice. It is also the intention of Health Canada to permit the use of citric acid and sodium citrate as pH adjusting agents and as sequestering agents in the production of frozen crustaceans, frozen molluscs, other frozen marine invertebrates, frozen marine mammals, frozen lobster, frozen crab, frozen shrimp and frozen clams as set out in section B.21.004; prepared fish and prepared meat as set out in section B.21.006; and preserved fish and preserved meat as set out in section B.21.021, all at levels 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 citric acid and sodium citrate, as indicated above, while the regulatory process is undertaken to amend the Regulations. The standardized foods listed above are exempted from sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act, paragraphs B.01.042(b) and (c), B.21.003(b), B.21.006(a), (c) to (p), (r) and (s), and sections B.16.007, B.21.004, and B.21.021 of the Regulations only with respect to the use of citric acid. The standardized foods listed above are exempted from sections 6 and 6.1 of the Food and Drugs Act, paragraphs B.01.042(a) and (c), and sections B.16.007, B.21.003, B.21.004, B.21.006, and B.21.021 of the Regulations only with respect to the use of sodium citrate.

The proposed regulatory amendments would be enabling measures to allow the sale of additional foods containing citric acid and sodium citrate used as pH adjusting agents or as sequestering agents. 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 Manager, Bureau of Policy, Regulatory and Governmental 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).

April 25, 2012

PAUL GLOVER
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Products and Food Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-004-12 — New issue of SRSP-308.2, SRSP-310.5 and SRSP-301.7

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada released the following revised documents:

  • Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-308.2, Issue 4: Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Band 8275-8500 MHz;
  • Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-310.5, Issue 3: Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems Operating in the Band 10.55-10.68 GHz; and
  • Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-301.7, Issue 3: Technical Requirements for Fixed Radio Systems Operating in the Bands 1700-1710 MHz and 1780-1850 MHz.

These documents set out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient utilization of these bands.

General information

The documents SRSP-308.2, Issue 4, SRSP-310.5, Issue 3, and SRSP-301.7, Issue 3, will come into force as of the date of publication of this notice.

Any inquiries regarding SRSP-308.2, SRSP-310.5 or SRSP-301.7 should be directed to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Planning, 613-990-4792 (telephone), 613-952-5108 (fax), srsp.pnrh@ ic.gc.ca (email).

Interested parties should submit their comments within 120 days of the date of publication of this notice. Soon 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) to the Manager, Fixed Wireless Planning, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, 19th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-004-12).

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.

February 10, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-010-12 — Consultation on Changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and to RBR-4 to Allow for Amateur Radio Service Use in the 5 MHz Band

The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the above-mentioned document, which initiates a consultation on the addition of a footnote to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations to allow the amateur radio service to operate on six frequencies in the 5 MHz range on a no-protection, no-interference basis. Industry Canada is also consulting on possible amendments to Regulation by Reference RBR-4, Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service. These amendments specify emission designators, transmit power and occupied bandwidth for amateur radio service transmissions on these frequencies.

Background

In 2010, the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) approached Industry Canada and requested the use of five centre frequencies in the 5 MHz band, namely 5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz and 5405 kHz. The RAC stated that the use of these frequencies would allow for more reliable communications during emergency operations. The RAC indicated that the propagation characteristics in the 5 MHz frequency range allow for both local and interprovincial communications.

The RAC highlighted that the U.S. amateur radio community has access to these frequencies and that harmonizing frequency use would allow Canadian radio amateurs to conduct regional emergency communications on a coordinated basis with U.S. radio amateurs. The RAC noted that many administrations around the world have authorized radio amateurs to use the frequency 5405 kHz.

The RAC also requested the use of two additional frequencies, 5319 kHz and 5329 kHz, for Canadian domestic use. After conducting a review of domestic and international use of the frequency 5319 kHz, Industry Canada determined that this frequency is unavailable for use by the amateur radio service in Canada.

This consultation provides an opportunity to comment on the use of six frequencies in the 5 MHz band by the amateur radio service and the associated technical rules for these frequencies.

Submitting comments

Respondents are requested to submit their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: spectrum.engineering@ic.gc.ca, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Manager, Mobile Systems, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, 19th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-010-12). To ensure consideration, parties should submit their comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication (June 12, 2012). Soon 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.

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.

May 4, 2012

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the Letters Patent describes the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovable described below from Mr. Alain Deschênes and Mr. Daniel Pelletier;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue Supplementary Letters Patent to add to Schedule C of the Letters Patent the immovable described below;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the Letters Patent of the Authority is consistent with the Act,

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsections 9(1) and 46(2.1) of the Canada Marine Act, I authorize the Authority to acquire the said immovable and I amend the Letters Patent as follows:

1. The Letters Patent of the Saguenay Port Authority are amended by adding the following to the end of Schedule C:

Lot Number

Description

4 012 783

A parcel of land identified as lot 4 012 783, Cadastre of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, Municipality of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and plan, minute 3536 of Mr. Alain Tremblay, land surveyor, dated February 14, 2012.

2. The amendment to the Letters Patent is to be effective on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the immovable described above, from Mr. Alain Deschênes and Mr. Daniel Pelletier to the Port Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 23rd day of April, 2012.

______________________________
Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the Letters Patent describes the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovable described below from Ms. Solange Simard;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue Supplementary Letters Patent to add to Schedule C of the Letters Patent the immovable described below;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the Letters Patent of the Authority is consistent with the Act,

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsections 9(1) and 46(2.1) of the Canada Marine Act, I authorize the Authority to acquire the said immovable and I amend the Letters Patent as follows:

1. The Letters Patent of the Saguenay Port Authority are amended by adding the following to the end of Schedule C:

Lot Number

Description

4 014 177

A parcel of land identified as lot 4 014 177, Cadastre of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, Municipality of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and plan, minute 3537 of Mr. Alain Tremblay, land surveyor, dated February 14, 2012.

2. The amendment to the Letters Patent is to be effective on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the immovable described above, from Ms. Solange Simard to the Port Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 23rd day of April, 2012.

_____________________________
Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Saguenay Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

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

WHEREAS Schedule C of the Letters Patent describes the immovables, other than federal immovables, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS pursuant to subsection 46(2.1) of the Act, the Authority wishes to acquire the immovable described below from Ms. Sylvie Bergeron and Mr. Jean Rhainds;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister issue Supplementary Letters Patent to add to Schedule C of the Letters Patent the immovable described below;

AND WHEREAS the Minister is satisfied that the amendment to the Letters Patent of the Authority is consistent with the Act,

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to subsections 9(1) and 46(2.1) of the Canada Marine Act, I authorize the Authority to acquire the said immovable and I amend the Letters Patent as follows:

1. The Letters Patent of the Saguenay Port Authority are amended by adding the following to the end of Schedule C:

Lot Number

Description

4 013 923

A parcel of land identified as lot 4 013 923, Cadastre of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, Municipality of Saguenay, as described in the technical description and plan, minute 3535 of Mr. Alain Tremblay, land surveyor, dated February 14, 2012.

2. The amendment to the Letters Patent is to be effective on the date of registration in the Land register of Quebec, Registration Division of Chicoutimi, of the deed of sale evidencing the transfer of the immovable described above, from Ms. Sylvie Bergeron and Mr. Jean Rhainds to the Port Authority.

ISSUED under my hand this 23rd day of April, 2012.

___________________________
Denis Lebel, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA

Chairperson (part-time position)

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world’s most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada’s national cultural institutions. Its current status as a federal Crown corporation dates back to 1990, when the Museums Act was proclaimed. The mandate of the National Gallery of Canada is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada, and to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians.

The National Gallery of Canada is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and nine other trustees. The Board has the overall stewardship of the Corporation and is expected to provide strategic guidance to management and to 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 must possess a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training, and experience. Experience on a board of directors/trustees, preferably as chairperson, is required, as well as experience at the senior management level in the private or public sector. The ideal candidate should possess experience in the development of strategies, objectives, plans and best business practices, and in corporate governance. Experience in dealing with the federal government, preferably with senior government officials, as well as experience in working or volunteering with organizations in the cultural sector, preferably in the visual arts field, would be considered assets. Experience in fundraising activities would also be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the National Gallery of Canada. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the chairperson, the board and the director of an organization of similar size and complexity is necessary. The selected candidate should possess knowledge of sound governance principles, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of performance. The successful candidate must be financially literate. Knowledge of the federal government’s expectations with regard to accountability and reporting, as well as knowledge of the federal government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the National Gallery of Canada, would be considered assets. Knowledge of the cultural sector would also be considered an asset.

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 should possess the capacity to develop and maintain effective relationships with the management of the National Gallery of Canada, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and his/her office, the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Gallery’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 federal government, the media, and the Gallery’s stakeholders and partners, and other organizations.

The selected candidate should possess leadership and be a person of sound judgment and integrity. He or she should also adhere to high ethical standards, have superior interpersonal skills, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

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

The successful candidate must attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees and key Gallery events: (a) the Board meets four times per year; three meetings in Ottawa and one additional meeting held in another Canadian city; (b) there are approximately six to eight teleconference meetings of short-duration (30 minutes) throughout the year; and (c) the Chairperson attends major exhibition openings at the National Gallery of Canada, approximately three to four each year. The successful candidate should expect to commit to the position an average of four weeks annually.

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 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 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.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.gallery.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by June 4, 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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