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COMMISSIONS

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BOARD

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Call for Bids No. NS12-1

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) [the “Board”] has made a Call for Bids pursuant to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, as amended, and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act, S.N.S. 1987, c. 3, as amended, for 11 Exploration Licences covering the following parcels of land in the Nova Scotia offshore area (the “Lands”):

Land parcel No. 1 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *1)

Hectares

Sections

44-00-59-30

2,226

78, 88-90, 98, 99

44-00-59-45

29,353

2-9, 12-19, 21-32, 35-42, 45-60, 64-69, 74-79, 83-89, 93-100

44-00-60-00

20,054

3-10, 13-20, 23-30, 33-40, 50, 60, 66-70, 76-80, 86-90, 96-100

44-00-60-15

24,155

6-10, 12-20, 22-30, 32-40, 43-50, 53-59, 63-67, 73-77, 83-86, 93-96

Total Hectares (Approximate)

75,788

 

Land parcel No. 2 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *2)

Hectares

Sections

43-50-59-45

27,197

1-10, 13-20, 24-30, 34-40, 44-50, 54-60, 63-68, 73-78, 82-88, 91-98

43-50-60-00

30,546

1-70, 77-80, 87-90, 97-100

43-50-60-15

4,473

6-8, 13-17, 23-26

44-00-59-45

1,488

1, 11, 91-92

44-00-60-00

9,300

1-2, 11-12, 21-22, 31-32, 41-46, 51-56, 61-62, 71, 81, 91

Total Hectares (Approximate)

73,004

 

Land parcel No. 3 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *3)

Hectares

Sections

42-30-63-30

38,070

1-100

42-30-63-45

38,070

1-100

42-30-64-00

38,070

1-100

42-30-64-15

38,070

1-100

42-40-63-30

37,970

1-100

42-40-63-45

37,970

1-100

42-50-63-30

37,870

1-100

42-50-63-45

37,870

1-100

Total Hectares (Approximate)

303,960

 

Land parcel No. 4 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *4)

Hectares

Sections

42-30-62-30

38,070

1-100

42-30-62-45

38,070

1-100

42-30-63-00

38,070

1-100

42-30-63-15

38,070

1-100

42-40-62-45

37,970

1-100

42-40-63-00

37,970

1-100

42-40-63-15

37,970

1-100

42-50-63-00

18,950

1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55, 61-65, 71-75, 81-85, 91-95

42-50-63-15

18,950

1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55, 61-65, 71-75, 81-85, 91-95

Total Hectares (Approximate)

304,090

 

Land parcel No. 5 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *5)

Hectares

Sections

42-50-61-00

26,500

3-10, 13-20, 23-30, 34-40, 44-50, 54-60, 64-70, 75-80, 85-90, 95-100

42-50-61-15

33,322

5-10, 15-20, 25-100

42-50-61-30

37,870

1-100

43-00-61-00

37,760

1-100

43-00-61-15

37,760

1-100

43-00-61-30

37,760

1-100

43-10-61-15

37,660

1-100

43-10-61-30

37,660

1-100

Total Hectares (Approximate)

286,292

 

Land parcel No. 6 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *6)

Hectares

Sections

42-20-61-30

38,160

1-100

42-30-61-00

38,070

1-100

42-30-61-15

38,070

1-100

42-30-61-30

38,070

1-100

42-40-61-00

37,970

1-100

42-40-61-15

37,970

1-100

42-40-61-30

37,970

1-100

42-50-61-00

11,370

1-2, 11-12, 21-22, 31-33, 41-43, 51-53, 61-63, 71-74, 81-84, 91-94

42-50-61-15

4,548

1-4, 11-14, 21-24

Total Hectares (Approximate)

282,198

 

Land parcel No. 7 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *7)

Hectares

Sections

42-40-60-30

37,970

1-100

42-40-60-45

37,970

1-100

42-50-60-30

37,870

1-100

42-50-60-45

37,870

1-100

43-00-60-30

37,760

1-100

43-00-60-45

37,760

1-100

43-10-60-30

37,660

1-100

43-10-60-45

37,660

1-100

43-20-60-30

37,560

1-100

43-20-60-45

37,560

1-100

43-30-60-30

37,460

1-100

Total Hectares (Approximate)

415,100

 

Land parcel No. 8 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *8)

Hectares

Sections

42-40-60-15

37,970

1-100

42-50-60-00

37,870

1-100

42-50-60-15

37,870

1-100

43-00-60-00

37,760

1-100

43-00-60-15

37,760

1-100

43-10-60-00

37,660

1-100

43-10-60-15

37,660

1-100

43-20-60-00

37,560

1-100

43-20-60-15

37,560

1-100

43-30-60-00

37,460

1-100

43-30-60-15

37,460

1-100

Total Hectares (Approximate)

414,590

 

Land parcel No. 9 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *9)

Hectares

Sections

42-50-59-30

11,340

8-10, 18-20, 28-30, 38-40, 48-50, 58-60, 68-70, 78-80, 88-90, 98-100

42-50-59-45

11,340

8-10, 18-20, 28-30, 38-40, 48-50, 58-60, 68-70, 78-80, 88-90, 98-100

43-00-59-30

37,760

1-100

43-00-59-45

37,760

1-100

43-10-59-30

37,660

1-100

43-10-59-45

37,660

1-100

43-20-59-30

37,560

1-100

43-20-59-45

37,560

1-100

43-30-59-30

33,718

1-5, 11-15, 21-100

43-30-59-45

37,460

1-100

43-40-59-30

25,785

21-68, 71-77, 81-87, 91-97

43-40-59-45

18,700

1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55, 61-65, 71-75, 81-85, 91-95

Total Hectares (Approximate)

364,303

 

Land parcel No. 10 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *10)

Hectares

Sections

43-00-59-00

15,104

61-100

43-00-59-15

37,760

1-100

43-10-59-00

15,064

61-100

43-10-59-15

37,660

1-100

43-20-59-00

13,524

61-68, 71-78, 81-100

43-20-59-15

37,560

1-100

43-30-59-00

7,492

81-100

43-30-59-15

37,460

1-100

43-30-59-30

3,742

6-10, 16-20

43-40-59-00

7,472

81-100

43-40-59-15

37,360

1-100

43-40-59-30

7,472

1-20

Total Hectares (Approximate)

257,670

 

Land parcel No. 11 — All petroleum substances in all geological formations

Grid(see footnote *11)

Hectares

Sections

43-00-58-30

11,328

71-100

43-00-58-45

37,760

1-100

43-00-59-00

22,656

1-60

43-10-58-30

11,298

71-100

43-10-58-45

37,660

1-100

43-10-59-00

22,596

1-60

43-20-58-30

11,268

71-100

43-20-58-45

37,560

1-100

43-20-59-00

24,036

1-60, 69-70, 79-80

43-30-58-30

11,238

71-100

43-30-58-45

37,460

1-100

43-30-59-00

29,968

1-80

43-40-58-30

5,610

71-75, 81-85, 91-95

43-40-58-45

18,710

1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-55, 61-65, 71-75, 81-85, 91-95

43-40-59-00

19,937

1-5, 11-15, 21-25, 31-35, 41-45, 51-60*, 61-80

* Sections 56-60 are partial sections; the edge of Parcel 11 occurs at the boundary of the Gully Marine Protected Area (59°08′W).

Total Hectares (Approximate)

339,075

 

Submission of bids

To be considered, a bid for Parcel 1 or a bid for Parcel 2 must be in the form attached as Appendix II to the Call for Bids and must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “CALL FOR BIDS No. NS12-1 (Parcel # __ )”. Bids must be received by the Board before 4:00 p.m., Atlantic Time, November 7, 2012, at the following address: CALL FOR BIDS NS12-1, S. F. (Steve) Bigelow, Director, Resources and Rights, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, TD Centre, 18th Floor, 1791 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9.

To be considered, a bid for Parcels 3 through 11 must be accompanied by a confirmation of operating experience that satisfies the Board that the Bidder, its parent company or an affiliated company has operated, or has been a joint operator, in the drilling of exploration wells in water depths greater than 800 metres in the past ten (10) years. Confirmation of operating experience must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “CONFIRMATION OF OPERATING EXPERIENCE FOR CALL FOR BIDS NS12-1 — DEEPWATER PARCELS”, to be opened prior to considering the bid.

Bids must be in the form attached as Appendix II to the Call for Bids and must be submitted in a separate sealed envelope marked “CALL FOR BIDS No. NS12-1 (Parcel # __ )”, to be opened if the confirmation of operating experience satisfies the Board. The Bid will not be considered if the confirmation of operating experience does not satisfy the Board. The Bid will remain sealed and will be returned to the bidder. Bids must be received by the Board before 4:00 p.m., Atlantic Time, November 7, 2012, at the following address: CALL FOR BIDS NS12-1, S. F. (Steve) Bigelow, Director, Resources and Rights, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, TD Centre, 18th Floor, 1791 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9.

Each bid must be accompanied by a Bid Deposit in the amount of $10,000, in the form of a certified cheque or bank draft payable to the Receiver General for Canada.

The Bid Deposit will be returned, without interest, if the Work Deposit is posted within the time specified and any outstanding Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) levies are paid as described below.

Bid Deposits will be returned to unsuccessful bidders, without interest, following announcement of the winning bid and receipt of the Work Deposit by the successful bidder.

The failure of the successful bidder to post the Work Deposit within the specified time will result in forfeiture of the Bid Deposit and disqualification of the bid, and in that event the Board may, if it sees fit, award the Exploration Licence to the second highest bidder without making another Call for Bids.

Bid selection

Bidding on each parcel will be based solely on the amount of money proposed to be expended on the exploration of the respective parcel and on research and development and education and training (maximum of 5%) within Period 1 of the term of the Exploration Licence (“Work Expenditure Bid”), determined in accordance with the schedule of Allowable Expenditures as defined in “Schedule B” of the Exploration Licence.

No other factors will be considered in selecting the winning bid and the Board is not obligated to accept any bid. The minimum bid per parcel that will be considered is $1,000,000 of work expenditure.

Activity authorization

Before carrying out any work or activity in the offshore area, an operator must first obtain an Operating Licence.

No activities related to the exploration for, development of or transportation of petroleum on the Lands can be conducted without a specific authorization issued by the Board. Operators are required to meet certain regulatory requirements before the Board can approve offshore petroleum-related activities. The regulatory framework which governs offshore petroleum operations consists of the Accord Acts, its regulations, and Board guidelines and policies.

Environment

In accordance with the legislation, prior to the authorization of any petroleum-related activities on the Lands, the operator must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that such activities can be conducted in an environmentally safe manner. Special precautions, such as enhanced environmental assessments, more stringent mitigation measures and environmental effects monitoring may be required in some cases.

Upon issuance of the Exploration Licence, the successful bidder must pay Environmental Studies Research Fund (ESRF) levies under Part VII of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), for the year in which the licence is issued and retroactive levies for the two preceding years. Thereafter, ESRF levies as fixed from time to time by the federal Minister of Natural Resources will be payable unless the interest owner surrenders the licence prior to the payment due date.

Environmental Studies Research Fund matters are not administered by the Board, but are the responsibility of the federal Minister of Natural Resources. ESRF levies are determined by multiplying the number of hectares of land included in the licence by the ESRF rate for the applicable region.

Term

The term of each Exploration Licence will be nine years, consisting of two consecutive periods referred to as Period 1 and Period 2.

Period 2 immediately follows Period 1 and consists of the balance of the nine-year term of the licence. In order to validate the licence for Period 2, the drilling of a well must be commenced within Period 1 and diligently pursued to termination in accordance with good oilfield practice.

Work deposit

The successful bidder will be required to post security for the performance of work. The amount of the required security will be 25% of its Work Expenditure Bid. The successful bidder must post this Work Deposit within 30 days of being notified that its bid was successful, as a condition of issuance of the Exploration Licence.

This Work Deposit is refundable to the extent of 25% of approved Allowable Expenditures, as more particularly described in the form of Exploration Licence.

Work Deposits must be in the form of cash or promissory notes payable on demand to the Receiver General for Canada. The promissory note must be accompanied by a bank letter of guarantee issued by a Canadian chartered bank which states their agreement to honour on presentment for payment. The form of the promissory note and bank guarantee must be acceptable to the Board.

The interest owner is not obligated to perform work under the Licence. However, if the interest owner does not perform work in the full amount of its Work Expenditure Bid, the unrefunded balance of the Work Deposit will be forfeited to the Receiver General for Canada upon the expiry, surrender or cancellation of Period 1.

Rentals

No rentals are payable in respect of Period 1. Refundable rentals are payable annually during Period 2 at the following rates:

Year

Amount per Hectare

7

$2.50

8

$5.00

9

$7.50

Rentals will be refunded upon annual application to the Board to the extent of approved Allowable Expenditures incurred during the specific year of Period 2 as more particularly described in the form of Exploration Licence.

Indemnity

Interest Holders are required to at all times jointly and severally indemnify the Board and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and in right of the Province of Nova Scotia against all actions, claims and demands that may be brought or made by any person by reason of anything done or omitted to be done under this Licence by, through or under the interest owner or an interest holder, in relation to those portions of the Lands with respect to which they hold shares and all costs that the Board or Her Majesty the Queen may incur in connection with any such action, claim or demand.

For purposes of this section, the expression “Her Majesty the Queen” shall not include any Crown corporation.

Written submissions

The public is invited to submit written comments to the Board on the Lands included in the Call for Bids. Such submissions will be considered by the Board before the issuance of Exploration Licences and must be received by the Board no later than 4:00 p.m., Atlantic Time, October 23, 2012, at the following address: S. F. (Steve) Bigelow, Director, Resources and Rights, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, TD Centre, 18th Floor, 1791 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K9, callforbids@cnsopb.ns.ca.

Further information

This notice contains a summary only of the terms and conditions of the Call for Bids. Interested persons should obtain a copy of the full text of the Call for Bids, which will prevail over this summary in the case of any conflict or inconsistency. A complete bid package, including the bid form and the form of Exploration Licence, may be obtained free of charge from the Board at the above address, at www.cnsopb.ns.ca or may be requested by fax sent to 902-422-1799 or by telephoning 902-422-5588.

The Board may amend the Call for Bids at any time up until 10 days prior to the closing date. Any amendment made to the Call for Bids shall be published on the Board’s Web site (www. cnsopb.ns.ca). Bidders are advised to refer to the Board’s Web site prior to submitting their bids.

Halifax, April 16, 2012

STUART PINKS, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNAL

ORDERS

Copper pipe fittings

Notice is hereby given that, on February 17, 2012, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) made the following orders (Expiry Review No. RR-2011-001):

Pursuant to paragraph 76.03(12)(b) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), the Tribunal continued its finding in respect of copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China, restricted to the products enumerated in the appendix to the orders.

Pursuant to paragraph 76.03(12)(b) and subsection 76.04(1) of SIMA, the Tribunal continued its finding in respect of copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from the United States of America, restricted to the products enumerated in the appendix to the orders.

Ottawa, June 4, 2012

GILLIAN BURNETT
Acting Secretary

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

The Commission posts on its Web site the decisions, notices of consultation and regulatory policies that it publishes, as well as information bulletins and orders. On April 1, 2011, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure came into force. As indicated in Part 1 of these Rules, some broadcasting applications are posted directly on the Commission’s Web site, www.crtc.gc.ca, under “Part 1 Applications.”

To be up to date on all ongoing proceedings, it is important to regularly consult “Today’s Releases” on the Commission’s Web site, which includes daily updates to notices of consultation that have been published and ongoing proceedings, as well as a link to Part 1 applications.

The following documents are abridged versions of the Commission’s original documents. The original documents contain a more detailed outline of the applications, including the locations and addresses where the complete files for the proceeding may be examined. These documents are posted on the Commission’s Web site and may also be examined at the Commission’s offices and public examination rooms. Furthermore, all documents relating to a proceeding, including the notices and applications, are posted on the Commission’s Web site under “Public Proceedings.”

CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PART 1 APPLICATIONS

The following applications were posted on the Commission’s Web site between June 1, 2012, and June 7, 2012:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Windsor, Ontario
2012-0631-8
Technical amendment for CBEF
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 3, 2012

Rogers Communications Partnership
Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Allardville, Big Cove, Blue Mountain Settlement, Bouctouche, Brown’s Flat, Burtts Corner, Cap-Lumière, Caron Brook, Centre-Acadie, Centre Napan, Clair and Davis Mill, New Brunswick; and Deer Lake and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
2012-0644-1
Addition of a condition of licence
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 3, 2012

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sarnia, Ontario
2012-0655-8
Addition of a transmitter for CBEF-3-FM
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 3, 2012

Radio communautaire du Labrador inc.
La Grand’Terre, Newfoundland and Labrador
2012-0661-5
Technical amendment for CKIP-FM
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 5, 2012

Videotron G.P.
Various communities in Quebec
2012-0659-0
Addition of conditions of licence for Vox
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 5, 2012

Sex-Shop Television Inc.
Montréal, Quebec
2012-0685-5
Amendment of a condition of licence for Vanessa (French)
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 9, 2012

The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
Across Ontario
2012-0566-7
Revocation of transmitters for CICA-TV
Deadline for submission of interventions, comments and/or answers: July 9, 2012

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

DECISION

The complete text of the decision summarized below is available from the offices of the CRTC.

2012-320 June 4, 2012

Larche Communications Inc.
Midland, Ontario

Denied — Application to modify the technical parameters for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CICZ-FM Midland.

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CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

TELECOM ORDER

2012-324 June 6, 2012

Telecommunications fees

For the 2012–2013 fiscal year, the Commission is recovering $26.343 million in telecommunications fees.

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission granted

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to section 116 of the Public Service Employment Act, hereby gives notice that it has granted permission, pursuant to subsection 115(2) of the said Act, to Terri-Lynn Beavereye, Citizen Service Officer (PM-1), Service Canada, Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, Town of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, to be a candidate, before and during the election period, for the position of Councillor, Northern Hamlet of Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, in a municipal election which was held on October 28, 2009.

June 1, 2012

KATHY NAKAMURA
Director General
Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT ACT

Permission granted

The Public Service Commission of Canada, pursuant to section 116 of the Public Service Employment Act, hereby gives notice that it has granted permission, pursuant to subsection 115(2) of the said Act, to Jeffrey Brown, Capital/Environmental Officer (PM-4), Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, to be a candidate, before and during the election period, for the position of Councillor for the Town of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, in a municipal election that was held on October 28, 2009.

May 16, 2012

KATHY NAKAMURA
Director General
Political Activities and
Non-Partisanship Directorate

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