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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. 17192

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 multi-wall carbon nanotubes 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.

LEONA AGLUKKAQ
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

The following definition applies in this Significant New Activity Notice:

“substance” means short tangled multi-walled carbon nanotubes having the following characteristics:

  • (a) at least 90% of the substance is composed of elemental carbon;
  • (b) the nanotubes measure from 0.09 to 10 micrometres in length, with a 1.1 micrometre average; and
  • (c) the diameter of the nanotubes measures from 5 to 25 nanometres, with a 12 nanometre average.
  1. A significant new activity in relation to the substance is
    • (a) its manufacture or import in a quantity greater than 100 kg per calendar year when it is to be used
      • (i) in consumer products as defined in section 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, excluding solid plastic products, or
      • (ii) in products intended for use by or for children from 0 to 6 years old; or
    • (b) in all other cases, its manufacture or import in a quantity greater than 10 000 kg per calendar year.
  2. Despite item (1), the manufacture or import of the substance to be used to manufacture an export-only product is not a significant new activity when the manufacturing process of the product results in releases of the substance to the aquatic environment in a quantity not exceeding 1 kg per day per site after wastewater treatment.
  3. Despite item (1), the manufacture or import of the substance to be used as a research and development substance, as this term is defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), is not a significant new activity.
  4. The following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the commencement of the proposed significant new activity:
    • (a) a description of the significant new activity in relation to the substance;
    • (b) the anticipated annual quantity of the substance to be manufactured or imported in relation to the significant new activity;
    • (c) if known, the three sites in Canada where the greatest quantity of the substance, in relation to the significant new activity, is anticipated to be used or processed and the estimated quantity by site, as well as the following information:
      • (i) the analytical information to determine the length and diameter of the substance, as well as information describing the primary and secondary particle size, agglomeration or aggregation state, shape, chirality, surface area and surface charge of the substance,
      • (ii) a brief description of the manufacturing process that details precursors of the substance, reaction stoichiometry, nature (batch or continuous) and scale of the process,
      • (iii) the anticipated annual quantity of the substance to be manufactured in relation to the significant new activity,
      • (iv) the information specified in items 7, 8 and 10 of Schedule 6 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), where the data specified in items 7 and 8 is from an oral toxicity study,
      • (v) the analytical information to determine the leachability potential of the substance and its precursors from any final product resulting from the significant new activity,
      • (vi) the analytical information to determine the dispersibility of the substance in the most significant environmental media related to the significant new activity, and
      • (vii) the information specified in subparagraph (c)(i) for the toxicity tests required under subparagraph (c)(iv);
    • (d) for a significant new activity described in paragraph 1(b):
      • (i) where release to water is anticipated, the test data and a test report from a sediment toxicity study in respect of the substance, conducted according to the methodology described in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline No. 225, titled Sediment-Water LumbriculusToxicity Test Using Spiked Sediment,
      • (ii) where release to soil is anticipated, the test data and a test report from a soil toxicity study in respect of the substance, conducted according to the methodology described in the OECD Test Guideline No. 207, titled Earthworm, Acute Toxicity Tests,
      • (iii) the test data and a test report from a bioconcentration study in respect of the substance, conducted according to the methodology described in the OECD Test Guideline No. 305, titled Bioconcentration: Flow-through Fish Test, in accordance with the OECD document, Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials,
      • (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 OECD Test Guideline No. 413, titled Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity: 90-day study,
      • (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 (iii), conducted according to the methodology described in the OECD series on testing and assessment, No. 125, 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
      • (vi) the information specified in subparagraph (c)(i) for the toxicity tests required under subparagraphs (d)(i), (d)(ii), (d)(iv), and (d)(v);
    • (e) the identification of every government department or government agency, either outside or within Canada, to which the person proposing the significant new activity has provided information regarding the use, manufacture and import of the substance and, if known, the department’s or agency’s file number and, if any, the outcome of the department’s or agency’s assessment and risk management actions in relation to the substance imposed by the department or agency; and
    • (f) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person proposing the 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.
  5. The test data and the test reports described in section 4 should consider the OECD Guidance on Sample Preparation and Dosimetry for the Safety Testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials where the Guidance is current at the time the test data are developed.
  6. The test data and the test reports described in subparagraphs 4(c)(iv), 4(d)(i), 4(d)(ii), 4(d)(iii) and 4(d)(iv) must be in conformity with the practices described in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice 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, where the Test Guidelines and Principles of Good Laboratory Practice are current at the time the test data are developed.
  7. The above-mentioned 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 INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Order in Council

Côté, The Hon. Jean E.

2013-887

Government of Alberta

 

Administrator

 

August 12 to August 22, 2013

 

Fortier, The Hon. L. Yves, P.C., C.C., O.Q., Q.C.

2013-888

Security Intelligence Review Committee

 

Member

 

Saunders, The Hon. Jamie W. S.

2013-886

Government of Nova Scotia

 

Administrator

 

August 6, 2013

 

August 15, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated August 8, 2013

Fortier, L. Yves, C.C., O.Q., Q.C.

Queen’s Privy Council for Canada

Member

August 15, 2013

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT

Notice No. SMSE-014-13 — CS-03 Part Ⅲ, Amendment 1, Issue 9

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the following document related to the Compliance Specification for Terminal Equipment, Terminal Systems, Network Protection Devices, Connection Arrangements and Hearing Aids Compatibility, CS-03, Issue 9:

  • CS-03 Part Ⅲ, Amendment 1, Issue 9, Acceptable Methods of Connection for Single Line and Multi-Line Terminal Equipment.

Part Ⅲ of CS-03 points to TIA-968-A (Telecommunications — Telephone Terminal Equipment — Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network) for acceptable methods of connection for single line and multi-line terminal equipment. Given that TIA-968-A has been superseded by TIA-968-B, the standard TIA-968-A is no longer available to the public on the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Web site. Therefore, in order to make it convenient for the industry to access the current technical requirements, Industry Canada is amending Part Ⅲ of CS-03 to point to TIA-968-B.

This amendment will have no impact on the acceptable methods of connection for single line and multi-line terminal equipment as these methods remain unchanged in TIA-968-B.

CS-03 Part Ⅲ, Amendment 1, Issue 9, will come into effect upon publication of this notice. Interested parties should submit their comments within 75 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 (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: telecom.reg@ic.gc.ca, along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Director, Regulatory Standards, Industry Canada, 365 Laurier Avenue W, 2nd 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-014-13).

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.

August 12, 2013

MARC DUPUIS
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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