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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. 4543-2-06739 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: P. Janes & Sons Limited, Jackson’s Arm, 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 August 2, 2012, to August 1, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): Jackson’s Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 49°51.83′ N, 56°48.72′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Jackson’s Arm, within a 250 m radius of 49°51.50′ N, 56°45.60′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 95 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 1 500 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

  • (a) 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); and

  • (b) Mr. Gary Kennell, Environmental Enforcement Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, 709-772-5097 (fax), gary.kennell@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 the expiry of the permit. 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 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. 4543-2-06740 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: P. Janes & Sons Limited, Salvage, 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 August 2, 2012, to August 1, 2013.

 4. Loading site(s): Salvage, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 48°41.26′ N, 53°39.30′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Salvage, within a 250 m radius of 48°42.50′ N, 53°39.00′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 150 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 2 000 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

  • (a) 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); and

  • (b) Mr. Gary Kennell, Environmental Enforcement Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, 709-772-5097 (fax), gary.kennell@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 the expiry of the permit. 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 THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2012-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Whereas, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote a), the Minister of the Environment has added the substances referred to in the annexed Order to the Domestic Substances List (see footnote b),

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999a, makes the annexed Order 2012-87-03-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, June 7, 2012

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ORDER 2012-87-03-02 AMENDING THE NON-DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST

AMENDMENT

1. Part Ⅰ of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 1) is amended by deleting the following:

26124-41-4
63143-38-4
67761-89-1
68683-40-9

COMING INTO FORCE

2. This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2012-87-03-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List comes into force.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16711

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance metal hydroxy phosphate, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the substance is not specified on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that subsection 81(4) of that Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. In relation to the substance metal hydroxy phosphate, a significant new activity is

  • (a) its use in inks, paint or coatings in a quantity that exceeds 10 000 kg per calendar year;

  • (b) its manufacture in a quantity that exceeds 1 000 kg per calendar year; or

  • (c) any use where the substance is engineered to contain particles of particle size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres, in a quantity that exceeds 10 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:

  • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;

  • (b) for a significant new activity described in paragraphs 1(a) or (b):
    • (i) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),

    • (ii) the information specified in item 8 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations, and

    • (iii) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations;
  • (c) for a significant new activity described in paragraph 1(b) in addition to the information required under paragraph (b):
    • (i) a brief description of the manufacturing process that de-tails precursors of the substance, reaction stoichiometry, na-ture (batch or continuous) and scale of the process,
    • (ii) a flow diagram describing the manufacturing process and its main components, such as process tanks, holding tanks and distillation towers, and
    • (iii) a brief description of the major steps in manufacturing operations, the chemical conversions, the points of entry of all feedstock, the points of release of substances, and the processes to eliminate environmental releases;
  • (d) for a new activity described in paragraph 1(c):
    • (i) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),

    • (ii) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the substance,

    • (iii) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the substance,

    • (iv) the analytical information to determine the leachability potential of the substance and its precursors from any final product resulting from the significant new activity,

    • (v) the test data and a test report on the water solubility of the substance conducted in accordance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Series on Testing and Assessment, Number 29, Guidance Document on Transformation/Dissolution of Metals and Metal Compounds in Aqueous Media, and that is current at the time the test data are developed,

    • (vi) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under subparagraph (i), and

    • (vii) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under subparagraph (i); and
  • (e) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person who intends to use the substance for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they have access, and that are relevant to determining whether the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

3. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 16734

Significant New Activity Notice

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have assessed information in respect of the substance magnesium hydroxide sulfate (Mg6(OH)10(SO4)), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 124343-14-2, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

Whereas the substance is not specified on the Domestic Substances List;

And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment indicates, pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, that subsection 81(4) of that Act applies with respect to the substance in accordance with the Annex.

PETER KENT
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

1. In relation to the substance magnesium hydroxide sulfate (Mg6(OH)10(SO4)), a significant new activity is

  • (a) its use in architectural coatings, friction materials, insulation or construction materials intended to be used by consumers, in a quantity that exceeds 100 kg per calendar year; or

  • (b) any use where the substance is engineered to contain particles of particle size ranging from 1 to 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions, in a quantity that exceeds 10 kg per calendar year.

2. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the commencement of each proposed significant new activity:

  • (a) a description of the proposed significant new activity in relation to the substance;

  • (b) for a significant new activity described in paragraph 1(a):
    • (i) the information specified in item 7 of Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),

    • (ii) the information specified in item 8 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations,

    • (iii) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations,

    • (iv) the test data and a test report on the subchronic inhalation toxicity of the substance, including a satellite (reversibility) study, conducted according to the methodology described in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline Test No. 413 (Test Guideline) titled Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity: 90-day study, and where the Test Guideline is current at the time the test data are developed, and

    • (v) the test data and a test report on bronchoalveolar lavage conducted immediately following the last exposure and recovery in the subchronic inhalation toxicity test required in subparagraph (iv), conducted according to the methodology described in the OECD Series on Testing and Assessment, Number 125 (Guidance Document), titled Guidance Document on Histopathology for Inhalation Toxicity Studies, Supporting TG 412 (Subacute Inhalation Toxicity: 28-Day Study) and TG 413 (Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity: 90-Day Study), and where the Guidance Document is current at the time the test data are developed;
  • (c) for a significant new activity described in paragraph 1(b):
    • (i) the information specified in Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers),

    • (ii) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the substance,

    • (iii) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the substance,

    • (iv) the analytical information to determine the leachability potential of the substance and its precursors from any final product resulting from the new activity;

    • (v) the test data and a test report on the water solubility of the substance conducted in accordance with the OECD Series on Testing and Assessment, Number 29, Guidance Document on Transformation/Dissolution of Metals and Metal Compounds in Aqueous Media, and that is current at the time the test is developed,

    • (vi) the analytical information to determine the primary and secondary particle size of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under subparagraph (i), and

    • (vii) the information describing the agglomeration and aggregation state, shape, surface area and surface charge of the test substance as administered in the health and ecological toxicity tests required under subparagraph (i); and
  • (d) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person who intends to use the substance for the proposed significant new activity, or to which they have access, and that are relevant to determining whether the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

3. The test data and the test reports described in subparagraphs 2(b)(iv) and (v) must be in conformity with the practices described in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (Principles of GLP) set out in Annex 2 of the Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted on May 12, 1981, and where the Test Guideline, Guidance Document and Principles of GLP are current at the time the test data are developed.

4. The above information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument issued by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Significant New Activity Notice sets out the appropriate information that must be provided to the Minister for assessment prior to the commencement of a new activity as described in the Notice.

Substances that are not listed on the Domestic Substances List can be manufactured or imported only by the person who has met the requirements set out in section 81 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Under section 86 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in circumstances where a Significant New Activity Notice is issued for a new substance, it is the responsibility of every person who transfers the physical possession or control of the substance to notify all persons to whom the possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and of the obligation to notify the Minister of the Environment of any new activity and all other information as described in the Notice. It is the responsibility of the users of the substance to be aware of and comply with the Significant New Activity Notice and to submit a Significant New Activity notification to the Minister prior to the commencement of a significant new activity associated with the substance. However, as mentioned in subsection 81(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, a Significant New Activity notification is not required when the proposed new activity is regulated under an act or regulations listed on Schedule 2 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from Environment Canada or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, or an exemption from any other laws or regulations that are in force in Canada and that may apply to this substance or activities involving the substance.

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BANK OF CANADA

Statement of financial position as at May 31, 2012

(Millions of dollars) Unaudited

ASSETS

Cash and foreign deposits

 

4.1

Loans and receivables

Securities purchased under resale agreements

 

Advances to members of the Canadian
Payments Association


 

Advances to governments

 

Other receivables

6.7

 
   

6.7

Investments

Treasury bills of Canada

19,012.9

 

Government of Canada bonds

51,335.4

 

Other investments

339.7

 
   

70,688.0

Property and equipment

 

180.0

Intangible assets

 

49.7

Other assets

 

83.6

   

71,012.1


LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Bank notes in circulation

 

59,332.8

Deposits

Government of Canada

9,211.8

 

Members of the Canadian Payments Association

24.6

 

Other deposits

1,471.9

 
   

10,708.3

Liabilities in foreign currencies

Government of Canada

 

Other

 
   

Other liabilities

Securities sold under

 

 

repurchase agreements

 

Other liabilities

536.4

 
     

536.4

     

70,577.5

Equity

Share capital

5.0

 

Statutory and special reserves

125.0

 

Available-for-sale reserve

304.6

 

Actuarial gains reserve

 

Retained earnings

 
     

434.6

71,012.1

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, June 12, 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, June 12, 2012

T. MACKLEM
Senior Deputy Governor

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Footnote a
 S.C. 1999, c. 33

Footnote b
 SOR/94-311

Footnote 1
 Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, January 31, 1998