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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

(Erratum)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that the notice regarding permit No. 4543-2-03501 published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on Saturday, August 6, 2011, Vol. 145, No. 32, on page 2540, should not have been submitted to the Canada Gazette Directorate for publication.

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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. 4543-2-03501 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Salt Spring Marina Ltd., Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of rock, gravel, sand, silt, clay, wood waste or material typical to the approved loading site, except logs and usable wood.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): Salt Spring Marina Ltd., Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, at approximately 48°51.50′ N, 123°30.04′ W (NAD83), as submitted in support of the permit application.

 5. Disposal site(s): Porlier Pass Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°00.20′ N, 123°29.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using a cutter suction dredge, barge-mounted excavator or clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via pipeline, hopper scow, towed scow or hopper dredge.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by pipeline, bottom dumping, end dumping or cutter suction dredge.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 18 000 m3 place measure.

10. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. 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.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

11.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12. Contractors:

12.1. 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.

12.2. 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.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. 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 Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

13.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email), 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: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The Permittee shall submit a written dredged material disposal plan to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, identified in paragraph 13.2, for approval by Environment Canada prior to commencement of the first dredging operation authorized by this permit. The plan shall address procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of dredged material disposed of at the disposal site(s), vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site. Modifications to the plan shall be made only with the written approval of Environment Canada.

14.2. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report — Salt Spring Marina Ltd. Loading and disposal at sea of material resulting from dredging at Salt Spring Marina in Salt Spring Island, BC — 4543-2-03501” (August 2011).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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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. 4543-2-06687 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is amended as follows:

4. Loading site(s): Docks 1 and 2 of the East Saint John Marine Terminal, Courtenay Bay: 45°16.31′ N, 66°02.25′ W (NAD83), as described in Figure 2 (April 27, 2012), submitted in support of the permit application.

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 THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of final decision after screening assessment of living organisms— Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains ATCC 31480, ATCC 700370 and ATCC 700371— specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas P. aeruginosa strains ATCC 31480, ATCC 700370 and ATCC 700371 are living organisms on the Domestic Substances List identified under subsection 105(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas a summary of the final screening assessment conducted on these living organisms pursuant to paragraph 74(b) of the Act is annexed hereby;

Whereas the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have identified no commercial or consumer activities for these living organisms;

Whereas it is concluded that these living organisms do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act; and

Whereas the Minister of the Environment intends to amend the Domestic Substances List, under subsection 112(3) of the Act, to indicate that subsection 106(3) thereof applies with respect to these micro-organisms,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to take no further action on these micro-organisms at this time under section 77 of the Act.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment
LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the Final Screening Assessment Report of three Strains of P. aeruginosa, ATCC 31480, ATCC 700370 and ATCC 700371

Pursuant to paragraph 74(b) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Ministers of the Environment and of Health have conducted a screening assessment on three strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC strains 31480, 700370 and 700371). These strains are listed on the Domestic Substances List (DSL), thus indicating that they were added to the DSL under section 105 of CEPA 1999 because they were manufactured in or imported into Canada between January 1, 1984, and December 31, 1986, and they entered or were released to the environment without being subject to conditions under CEPA 1999 or any other federal or provincial legislation.

The species Pseudomonas aeruginosa is generally considered an ubiquitous bacterium, occurring naturally in many environmental media; P. aeruginosa is probably one of the most widespread of all bacterial species. It has the ability to adapt to and thrive in many ecological niches, especially those that are moist. The species possesses characteristics that allow for multiple potential uses in various industrial and commercial sectors. These include waste degradation (particularly in oil refineries), textile, pulp and paper, mining and explosives industries, as well as in commercial and household drain cleaners and degreasers, septic tank additives and general cleaning products and odour control products.

P. aeruginosa is recognized as a Risk Group 2 pathogen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Animal Pathogen Import Program), and requires a permit for import to Canada. Generally, Risk Group 2 pathogens are any pathogens that can cause disease but, under normal circumstances, are unlikely to be a serious risk to healthy organisms in the environment. If needed, effective treatment and preventive measures are available, and the risk of spread is limited.

Information from the scientific literature indicates that this micro-organism has pathogenic potential in both otherwise healthy and immunocompromised humans. P. aeruginosa is recognized by the Public Health Agency of Canada as a Risk Group 2 human pathogen. It has the ability to spread and to acquire antibiotic resistance genes which may compromise the effectiveness of antibiotics that are currently used for the treatment of P. aeruginosa infections. P. aeruginosa produces a wide variety of extracellular enzymes and toxins that are important factors of its pathogenicity in susceptible humans.

To establish whether living organisms on the DSL continue to be manufactured in or imported into Canada, a notice was issued pursuant to paragraph 71(1)(a) of CEPA 1999. There were no reports of industrial activity (import or manufacture) with respect to these substances in Canada for the specified reporting year of 2008. These results indicate that in 2008, the three DSL-listed strains of P. aeruginosa (31480, 700370 and 700371) were not imported or manufactured; therefore, the likelihood of exposure to these substances in Canada resulting from commercial activity is low.

Conclusion

Based on available information, and until new information is received indicating that these substances are entering, or may enter, the environment from commercial activity or from other anthropogenic sources, it is proposed to conclude that the above substances are currently not entering or likely to enter 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 constitute a danger to the environment on which life depends or that constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health. Therefore, it is proposed to conclude that these substances do not meet any of the criteria as set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

However, should exposure increase through new activities, there is a potential risk to human health and the environment based on the pathogenicity and toxicity of P. aeruginosa to susceptible humans and non-human species. Therefore, there is concern that new activities with the above-mentioned substances which have not been identified or assessed under CEPA 1999 could lead to the substances meeting the criteria as set out in section 64 of the Act. Therefore, it is recommended that the above-mentioned substances be subject to the Significant New Activity provisions specified under subsection 106(3) of the Act, to ensure that any new manufacture, import or use of these substances will undergo ecological and human health assessments as specified in section 108 of the Act, prior to the substances being considered for introduction into Canada.

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

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES ACT

Notice to interested parties — Proposed amendment to Schedule I to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

This notice provides interested stakeholders with the opportunity to provide comments on Health Canada’s intent to add methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), namely 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone and its salts, derivatives, isomers and analogues and salts of derivatives, isomers and analogues to Schedule I to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is a synthetic drug that is used for its stimulant-like psychoactive effects. Stimulants in general may significantly increase blood pressure, heart rate and pulse. Adverse physical effects associated with the use of stimulants can include irregular or abnormal heartbeat, heart attack or cardiovascular collapse. There have been reports that MDPV use has also been associated with severe panic attacks and anxiety, as well as hallucinations and psychosis.

Although MDPV is not listed under any of the United Nations drug control conventions, a number of countries have already elected to regulate it as a controlled substance including the United States, Australia, Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Health Canada is proposing to include MDPV in Schedule I to the CDSA in order to prohibit the following activities with this substance: possession, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, importation, exportation, possession for the purpose of exportation, and production. The scheduling of MDPV will also ensure law enforcement can take action under the CDSA against all suspected illegal activities involving MDPV.

This proposed action is in response to concerns expressed by health officials and recent increases in law enforcement and border seizures of products labelled as “bath salts.” Such products are not genuine bath salt products intended for softening and/or cleansing the skin, but contain one or more substances with stimulant properties including mephedrone and methylone (which are already included in Schedule III to the CDSA as analogues of amphetamine), and MDPV. While the extent of their use in Canada is unknown, “bath salt” products are available for purchase on the Internet and may be found in alternative lifestyle stores. These products may also be labelled as “plant food” and/or “not for human consumption.” Examples of product names include “MITSEEZ,” “MOJO Novelty Bath Salts,” “Ivory Snow,” “Purple Wave,” and “Vanilla Sky.”

The publication of this notice begins a 30-day comment period. If you are interested in this process or have comments on this notice, please contact Mr. Nathan Isotalo, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Controlled Substances, Address Locator: 3503D, 123 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9, by fax at 613-946-4224 or by email at OCS_regulatorypolicy-BSC_ politiquereglementaire@hc-sc.gc.ca. In particular, parties who believe they are conducting legitimate activities involving MDPV are encouraged to respond to inform Health Canada’s decision with respect to regulation of MDPV under the CDSA.

CATHY SABISTON
Director General
Controlled Substances and
Tobacco Directorate

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Parliamentary Secretaries to the

2012-658

Adams, Eve

 

Minister of Veterans Affairs

 

Alexander, Chris

 

Minister of National Defence

 

Anderson, David L.

 

Minister of Natural Resources; Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

 

Brown, Lois

 

Minister for International Cooperation

 

Calandra, Paul

 

Minister of Canadian Heritage

 

Carrie, Colin

 

Minister of Health

 

Dechert, Bob

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Del Mastro, Dean

 

Prime Minister; President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

 

Dykstra, Rick

 

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

 

Findlay, Kerry-Lynne

 

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

 

Glover, Shelly

 

Minister of Finance

 

Goguen, Robert

 

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

 

Gourde, Jacques

 

Minister of Public Works and Government Services; Minister of Canadian Heritage; Minister of Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

 

Hoeppner, Candice

 

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

 

Kamp, Randy

 

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; Minister of Transport

 

Keddy, Gerald

 

Minister for International Trade; Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act; Minister of Transport

 

Lake, Mike

 

Minister of Industry

 

Leitch, Kellie

 

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development; Minister of Labour

 

Lemieux, Pierre

 

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

 

Leung, Chungsen

 

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

 

Lukiwski, Tom

 

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

 

McLeod, Cathy

 

Minister of National Revenue

 

Obhrai, Deepak

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Poilievre, Pierre

 

Minister of Transport; Minister of Industry

 

Rickford, Greg

 

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; Minister of Health; Minister of Industry

 

Rempel, Michelle

 

Minister of the Environment

 

Saxton, Andrew

 

President of the Treasury Board; Minister of Western Economic Diversification

 

Truppe, Susan

 

Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development

 

June 1, 2012

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at March 31, 2012

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

6.6

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

2,283.6

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

2.1

 
   

2,285.7

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

17,863.1

 

Government of Canada bonds

47,584.0

 

Other investments

333.5

 
   

65,780.6

Property and equipment

 

179.9

Intangible assets

 

47.9

Other assets

 

67.7

 

68,368.4


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

58,025.8

Deposits

Government of Canada

6,068.2

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

2,182.6

 

Other deposits

1,155.1

 
   

9,405.9

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

 

 

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

511.3

 
   

511.3

   

67,943.0

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

295.4

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
   

425.4

68,368.4

Effective January 1, 2011, the Bank of Canada adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, May 23, 2012

S. VOKEY
Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, May 23, 2012

M. CARNEY
Governor

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at April 30, 2012

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

8.3

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

613.2

 

Advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association

 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

4.9

 
   

618.1

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

18,504.3

 

Government of Canada bonds

48,956.3

 

Other investments

336.2

 
   

67,796.8

Property and equipment

 

179.8

Intangible assets

 

48.8

Other assets

 

77.1

 

68,728.9


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

58,404.5

Deposits

Government of Canada

8,187.9

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

24.9

 

Other deposits

1,152.9

 
   

9,365.7

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

 

 

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

530.5

 

   

530.5

   

68,300.7

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

298.2

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
   

428.2

68,728.9

Effective January 1, 2011, the Bank of Canada adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

I declare that the foregoing return is correct according to the books of the Bank.

Ottawa, May 23, 2012

S. VOKEY
Chief Accountant

I declare that the foregoing return is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.

Ottawa, May 23, 2012

M. CARNEY
Governor

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