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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of six azo metal complexes and other azo substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas the six azo metal complexes and other azo substances (“the substances”) identified in the annex below 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;

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 Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) propose to take no further action on the substances at this time.

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, Environment Canada, 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
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

AMANDA JANE PREECE
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Pursuant to section 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment on four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances that are part of the Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance Grouping being assessed as part of the Substance Groupings Initiative of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). These substances were identified as priorities for action as they met categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA 1999 and/or were considered as priority substances under the CMP based on other human health concerns.

The identities of the four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances are presented in the following table. These substances are considered together in this assessment, as they constitute the azo metal complexes subgroup and other individual azo substances that do not belong in any of the Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance subgroups.

Identity of four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances in the Aromatic Azo and Benzidine-based Substance Grouping

CAS RN (see Note a) Domestic Substance List name
6708-61-8 (see Note b) 1-Triazene, 1-(4-nitro-1-naphthalenyl)-3-[4-(phenylazo)phenyl]-
63224-47-5 (see Note c) Benzenediazonium, 4-[(2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-2,5-dimethoxy-, (T-4)-tetrachlorozincate(2−) (2:1)
72391-06-1 (see Note d) Spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′(8′aH)-xanthylium], 3′,6′-bis(diethylamino)-3-oxo-, chloride, compd. with [4-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)azo]-3-hydroxy-1-naphthalenesulfonato(3−)]chromium (1:1)
83221-38-9 (see Note e) Benzenesulfonamide, 4-[[4-[[4-(2-hydroxybutoxy)-3-methylphenyl]azo]phenyl]amino]-3-nitro-N-(phenylsulfonyl)-, monolithium salt
85029-57-8 (see Note f), (see Note g) Amines, C10–14-branched and linear alkyl, bis[2,4-dihydro4-[(2-hydroxy-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-onato(2−)]chromate(1−)
94276-35-4 (see Note h) Xanthylium, 9-[2-(ethoxycarbonyl)phenyl]-3,6-bis(ethylamino)-2,7-dimethyl-, hydroxy[2-hydroxy-5-nitro-3-[[2-oxo1-[(phenylamino)carbonyl]propyl]azo] benzenesulfonato(3−)]chromate(1−)

Note a
The Chemical Abstracts Services Registry Number (CAS RN) is the property of the American Chemical Society, and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports to the Government when the information and the reports are required by law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior, written permission of the American Chemical Society.

Note b
Other azo substances.

Note c
Azo metal complexes.

Note d
Azo metal complexes.

Note e
Other azo substances.

Note f
Azo metal complexes.

Note g
Substance of unknown or variable composition, complex reaction product or biological material (UVCB).

Note h
Azo metal complexes.

All six substances in this Screening Assessment do not occur naturally in the environment. No manufacture of any substance above the 100 kg/year reporting threshold has been reported in response to any recent surveys under section 71 of CEPA 1999. One substance, CAS RN 85029-57-8, has been reported as having an import quantity above the 100 kg/year survey reporting threshold. No import or use in Canada has been identified for any of the remaining five substances (CAS RN 6708-61-8, CAS RN 63224-47-5, CAS RN 72391-06-1, CAS RN 83221-38-9 and CAS RN 94276-35-4).

An assessment approach based on rapid screening principles was applied to the five substances with no reported import or use in Canada to confirm that there are no sources of exposure in the environment or to the general population of Canada from these substances. The remainder of this Screening Assessment focuses on the one substance in commerce in Canada, CAS RN 85029-57-8.

Environment

As part of the rapid screening assessment approach for the five substances with no identified commercial activity in Canada, generic aquatic exposure values were calculated to be below the predicted concentrations of concern for aquatic organisms. Furthermore, no information was identified by domestic or international initiatives to indicate these substances as possibly being of greater concern due to their ecological hazard properties or elevated potential for environmental release.

CAS RN 85029-57-8 has relatively low water solubility (0.002–0.5 mg/L) and is not expected to dissociate at environmentally relevant pH levels. Considering its physical and chemical properties, when released to water, CAS RN 85029-57-8 is expected to remain in the water column for a period of time before ultimately partitioning via electrostatic interactions and sorption to suspended solids and ultimately sediments. When released to soil, it is expected to remain in that compartment.

Available experimental and modelled data regarding the abiotic and biotic degradation of CAS RN 85029-57-8 indicate that this substance is persistent in water, sediment and soil. In anaerobic environments (i.e. anoxic layers of sediments), there is the potential for this substance to degrade to aromatic amines as a result of cleavage of the azo bond under anaerobic or reducing conditions.

Based on limited data, CAS RN 85029-57-8 is expected to have a low bioaccumulation potential due to its low octanol–water partition coefficient and relatively high molecular weight. Read-across aquatic toxicity data suggest that CAS RN 85029-57-8 is not highly hazardous to aquatic organisms (median lethal concentrations predominantly between 3 and 10 mg/L). No data were available on toxicity to soil- and sediment-dwelling organisms.

The risk quotient analysis for CAS RN 85029-57-8 focused on exposure scenarios representing major potential environmental releases of the substance due to industrial activities. Predicted environmental concentrations (PECs) associated with releases of the substance during its use in industrial formulation activities were calculated for the aquatic environment. The PECs were not found to exceed the predicted no-effect concentrations (PNECs) for water. Due to a lack of data, no risk quotients were calculated for the soil or sediment compartments.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this draft Screening Assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from the four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances. It is therefore proposed to conclude that the six substances in this Screening Assessment do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA 1999, as they 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.

Human health

As part of the rapid screening assessment approach for the five substances (CAS RN 6708-61-8, CAS RN 63224-47-5, CAS RN 72391-06-1, CAS RN 83221-38-9 and CAS RN 94276-35-4) with no identified commercial activity in Canada, no other sources of exposure of the general population of Canada were identified, and risk is therefore expected to be low. Additionally, none of these substances has been classified by any national or international agency for hazard potential, and available information does not indicate that these substances pose a high hazard for human health.

CAS RN 85029-57-8 was identified to be used in wood coatings and stains at expected concentrations of 2.5%–10%. While dermal exposure to this substance is possible for the general population during wood coating and staining, exposure to this substance is expected to be limited for the general population of Canada, and risk to human health for the general population of Canada is expected to be low.

On the basis of the available data, it is proposed to conclude that the four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances 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. It is proposed to conclude that the four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances do not meet the criteria set out in paragraph 64(c) of CEPA 1999.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that the four azo metal complexes and two other azo substances in this assessment, listed under CAS RN 6708-61-8, CAS RN 63224-47-5, CAS RN 72391-06-1, CAS RN 83221-38-9, CAS RN 85029-57-8 and CAS RN 94276-35-4, do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA 1999.

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 INDUSTRY

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL

Appointments

Name and position Order in Council
Abrams, The Hon. Brian W. 2014-500

Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories

 

Deputy judge

 
Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act 2014-508

Pollution prevention officers

 

Beaudoin, Robert

 

Glover, Joshua

 

Kehoe, Leo Edward

 

Luna, Feliciano

 

Maciorowski, Michael Gordon

 

Maloney, Christa Dawn

 

Papillon, Marcelin

 

Pelletier, Simon

 

Salisbury, Ian Frederick

 
Brown, Malcolm 2014-467

Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Minister for International Development

 
Gates, The Hon. M. David 2014-501

Supreme Court of Yukon

 

Deputy judge

 
McGovern, David 2014-469

Privy Council Office

 

Senior Advisor

 
Semaan, Nada 2014-468

Canada Border Services Agency

 

Executive Vice-President

 
Whitmore, The Hon. Peter A. 2014-496

Government of Saskatchewan

 

Administrator

 

June 26 to July 2, 2014

 

May 9, 2014

DIANE BÉLANGER
Official Documents Registrar

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Notice amending the comment period for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the comment period is extended from 30 days to 37 days with regard to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 2014 that were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on April 26, 2014. The final date to submit comments is June 2, 2014. This extension is required due to the contact email address being entered incorrectly at the time of publication. The error was noted and corrected after one week of publication; therefore, it is appropriate to extend the consultation period by the same time period to ensure Canadians have additional time to provide feedback.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

SENATE OF CANADA

Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel (full-time position)

Salary range: $140,900 to $172,500, with eligibility for performance pay
Location: National Capital Region

The Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel is a directorate of the Senate Administration. The mission of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel is to provide confidential legal advice and services in relation to the legislative process to the Senate, Senate committees, individual Senators and the Clerk of the Senate. Advice and services are provided to Senators at their invitation. All advice and services are provided on a politically sensitive but non-partisan basis.

Furthermore the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for providing corporate counsel functions on a solicitor–client basis to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Administration and Budgets and to the Clerk of the Senate. The Law Clerk also provides legal advice and services to directors, managers and the Senate Administration. The Clerk of the Senate is the client for all services provided to the Senate Administration. The Law Clerk is also accountable for the effective and efficient management of the Office in the delivery of advice, programs and legal services.

The successful candidate should possess a degree in law from a recognized university and must be a member in good standing of a law society of a province or territory and comply with the professional requirements of his or her law society as well as be a senior member of the bar and would ordinarily be expected to have 15 years or more of exemplary service.

The successful candidate must have experience in providing non-partisan and politically sensitive advice to the most senior members of an organization, as well as demonstrated success in providing corporate counsel for an organization in such diverse areas as labour law, contracting, and policy development. Experience in dealing with parliamentarians would be considered a definite asset.

The qualified candidate must have a good understanding of constitutional law, customs, privileges, proceedings and usages of Parliament as they relate to the legislative process. There is a requirement for knowledge and mastery of the concepts, methods and practices of the law-making and legislative drafting processes, to provide legislative guidance and support.

Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of Canadian law is a definite requirement of the position. The candidate requires an in-depth knowledge of the Senate and of the acts and regulations under which it operates, of the Rules of the Senate of Canada, of the Senate Administrative Rules and of parliamentary practices and procedures. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have an excellent general legal skill set, and is required to have expertise in three distinct specialties: (1) parliamentary law, (2) legislative interpretation, and (3) legislative drafting.

The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of leadership and human resources management methods, techniques and practices and extensive experience in team building, project management and group dynamics to ensure the optimal management of the Office. As well, the ideal candidate must have sound knowledge of theories and principles of change management, including the effect of change on human behaviour to support staff through change initiatives and to resolve issues.

Like all his or her successful predecessors, the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel must have the ability to provide sound legal, constitutional and legislative advice and assistance to stakeholders. In addition, the future incumbent will have the ability to produce legal opinions and memoranda and recommend amendments to Government or private bills as appropriate. In terms of personal suitability, the ideal candidate will work very well under pressure and oftentimes with short deadlines.

Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance.

The Senate of Canada 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.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Senate of Canada in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. Applications forwarded through the Internet will not be considered for reasons of confidentiality.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by June 2, 2014, to the Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments, Senate of Canada, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4, 613-992-7959 (fax). Interviews will likely take place on June 9 and 10, 2014.

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format upon request. For further information, please contact angela.vanikiotis@sen.parl.gc.ca.

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