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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions for the Processing of Applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 87.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, makes the annexed Ministerial Instructions for the Processing of Applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

Ottawa, March 1, 2017

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions for the Processing of Applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

These Instructions are published in the Canada Gazette in accordance with subsection 87.3(6) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has established the following Ministerial Instructions that, in the opinion of the Minister, will best support the attainment of the immigration goals established by the Government of Canada.

Overview

These Instructions are given pursuant to section 87.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The Instructions are directed to officers and Minister’s delegates who are charged with handling and/or reviewing applications for permanent residence.

The Ministerial Instructions identify conditions in order for applications made under the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class to be processed. These instructions support the Atlantic Immigration Pilot that is a part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, which aims to help address labour market needs in the four Atlantic provinces by developing approaches for immigration to enhance retention of immigrant workers in the region and in support of broader Government of Canada objectives to foster economic growth in Atlantic Canada.

The Instructions are consistent with IRPA objectives as laid out in section 3, specifically to pursue the maximum social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration; to enrich and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of Canadian society; to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy; and to protect public health and safety and to maintain the security of Canadian society.

The Instructions are compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Instructions respect all previously established accords and agreements, and all existing agreements with provinces and territories.

Scope

These Instructions apply to applications received by designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) offices on or after March 6, 2017, until December 31, 2017, under the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class.

Intake of permanent resident applications under the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class — Conditions for processing

Cap and sub-caps on the number of applications to be accepted for processing in a year

A maximum of 2 000 applications submitted under the combined Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class will be accepted for processing for the 2017 calendar year (from March 6, 2017, to December 31, 2017), unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction. Within the 2 000 cap, a maximum of 646 applications submitted with a letter of endorsement from New Brunswick will be accepted for processing; 792 applications submitted with a letter of endorsement from Nova Scotia will be accepted for processing; 442 applications submitted with a letter of endorsement from Newfoundland and Labrador will be accepted for processing and 120 applications submitted with a letter of endorsement from Prince Edward Island will be accepted for processing.

Instructions for processing Atlantic Intermediate Canada Skilled Worker Class, Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class applications

For an application to be considered a complete application under the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class, it must meet the application kit requirements in place at the time the application is received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

CIC will accept permanent resident applications received under the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class starting on March 6, 2017. For the period of March 6, 2017 to December 31, 2017, the first 2 000 complete applications received will be put into processing, subject to caps by province.

In all cases, applicants meeting the conditions set out in the Ministerial Instructions are still subject to the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class, the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class and the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class requirements and all other applicable requirements of the IRPA.

Humanitarian and compassionate requests

A request made under subsection 25(1) of the Act from outside Canada that accompanies an application that was not accepted for processing under these Instructions will not be processed.

Disposition of applications

Any application that does not meet the conditions established by these Instructions will be returned.

Coming into effect

The Instructions come into force on March 6, 2017.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 14.1 (see footnote a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote b), makes the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class.

Ottawa, March 1, 2017

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class

Definitions

1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Act means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (Loi)

Atlantic province means either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. (province de l’Atlantique)

Canadian educational credential has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (diplôme canadien)

full-time work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (travail à temps plein)

language skill area has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (habileté langagière)

Regulations means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (Règlement)

restricted occupation has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (profession d’accès limité)

work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(2) of the Regulations. (travail)

Atlantic Canada intermediate skilled worker class

2 (1) The Atlantic Canada Intermediate Skilled Worker Class is established as part of the economic class referred to in subsection 12(2) of the Act and consists of foreign nationals who intend to reside in an Atlantic province, who have the ability to become economically established in that province and who meet the requirements of these Instructions.

Selection requirements

(2) A foreign national is a member of the class if, at the time of their application for permanent residence,

  • (a) they show, using results of a language test — approved under subsection 74(3) of the Regulations and provided by an institution or organization designated under that subsection — that are less than two years old, that their proficiency in an official language is assessed at level 4 or higher in each of the four language skill areas under either the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens;
  • (b) they hold either a Canadian educational credential or both a foreign diploma, certificate or credential and an equivalency assessment described in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations, which assessment must be less than five years old;
  • (c) they have, in the preceding three years, accumulated at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in an occupation listed in Skill Level C of the National Occupational Classification matrix that is not a restricted occupation and, while working in that occupation, they
    • (i) performed the actions described in the lead statement for the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, and
    • (ii) performed a substantial number of the main duties of the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, including all of the essential duties;
  • (d) they have received from a recognized employer — that is, an employer that is designated by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement to make employment offers and is not a consulate or an employer who is referred to in any of subparagraphs 200(3)(h)(i) to (iii) of the Regulations — an offer of employment that they are able to perform and likely to accept and carry out and they meet the relevant employment requirements of the occupation as set out in the National Occupational Classification except for certification requirements in the case of regulated occupations and the offered employment is
    • (i) full–time, non-seasonal work for an indeterminate period, and
    • (ii) in an occupation that is listed in Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Level A, B or C of the National Occupational Classification matrix;
  • (e) they have been endorsed by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement and they intend to reside in that province; and
  • (f) in the case of a foreign national who is not already working in Canada, they have in the form of transferable and available funds, unencumbered by debts or other obligations, an amount equal to one eighth of the amount identified, in the most recent edition of the publication concerning low income cut-offs that is published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act for urban areas of residence of 500,000 persons or more, as the minimum amount of before-tax annual income necessary to support the foreign national and their family members, whether they are accompanying the foreign national or not.

Language proficiency

(3) To demonstrate that they meet the requirements of paragraph (2)(a), the foreign national must provide an original document, issued by an organization or institution referred to in that paragraph, setting out the results that they obtained in the language test.

Eligible work experience

(4) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(c), work experience is only considered if it was obtained by the foreign national in the employ of a third party and, if it was obtained in Canada, the foreign national was both authorized to work in Canada and was a temporary resident.

Application from within Canada

3 If a foreign national is in Canada at the time of their application for permanent residence, they must have temporary resident status.

Permanent resident visa

4 (1) For greater certainty, subsections 70(1), (2), (4) and (5) of the Regulations apply to permanent resident visa applications made by foreign nationals in the Atlantic Canada intermediate skilled worker class.


  • Visa issuance
  • (2) In order for the visa to be issued
  • (a) the offer of employment described in paragraph 2(2)(d) must still be valid or the foreign national must be occupying an employment that meets the requirements of that paragraph; and
  • (b) the endorsement referred to in paragraph 2(2)(e) must have been issued within the preceding six months and must not have been revoked by the issuing province.

Family member

5 A foreign national who is an accompanying family member of a person who makes an application as a member of the Atlantic Canada intermediate skilled worker class becomes a permanent resident if, following an examination, it is established that

  • (a) the person who made the application has become a permanent resident; and
  • (b) the foreign national is not inadmissible.

Effective period

6 These Instructions have effect during the period beginning on March 6, 2017 and ending on March 5, 2022.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 14.1 (see footnote c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote d), makes the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class.

Ottawa, March 1, 2017

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada Highly Skilled Worker Class

Definitions

1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Act means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (Loi)

Atlantic province means either Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. (province de l’Atlantique)

Canadian educational credential has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (diplôme canadien)

full-time work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (travail à temps plein)

language skill area has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (habileté langagière)

Regulations means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (Règlement)

restricted occupation has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (profession d’accès limité)

work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(2) of the Regulations. (travail)

Atlantic Canada highly skilled worker class

2 (1) The Atlantic Canada highly skilled worker class is established as part of the economic class referred to in subsection 12(2) of the Act and consists of foreign nationals who intend to reside in an Atlantic province, who have the ability to become economically established in that province and who meet the requirements of these Instructions.

Selection requirements

(2) A foreign national is a member of the class if, at the time of their application for permanent residence,

  • (a) they show, using results of a language test — approved under subsection 74(3) of the Regulations and provided by an institution or organization designated under that subsection — that are less than two years old, that their proficiency in an official language is assessed at level 4 or higher in each of the four language skill areas under either the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens;
  • (b) they hold either a Canadian educational credential or both a foreign diploma, certificate or credential and an equivalency assessment described in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations, which assessment must be less than five years old;
  • (c) they have, in the preceding three years, accumulated at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in an occupation listed in Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification matrix that is not a restricted occupation, and, while working in that occupation, they
    • (i) performed the actions described in the lead statement for the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, and
    • (ii) performed a substantial number of the main duties of the occupation as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification, including all of the essential duties;
  • (d) they have received from a recognized employer — that is, an employer that is designated by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement to make employment offers and is not a consulate or an employer who is referred to in any of subparagraphs 200(3)(h)(i) to (iii) of the Regulations — an offer of employment that they are able to perform and likely to accept and carry out and they meet the relevant employment requirements of the occupation as set out in the National Occupational Classification except for certification requirements in the case of regulated occupations and the offered employment is
    • (i) full-time, non-seasonal work having a duration of at least one year, and
    • (ii) in an occupation that is listed in Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification matrix;
  • (e) they have been endorsed by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement and they intend to reside in that province; and
  • (f) in the case of a foreign national who is not already working in Canada, they have in the form of transferable and available funds, unencumbered by debts or other obligations, an amount equal to one eighth of the amount identified, in the most recent edition of the publication concerning low income cut-offs that is published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act for urban areas of residence of 500,000 persons or more, as the minimum amount of before-tax annual income necessary to support the foreign national and their family members, whether they are accompanying the foreign national or not.

Language proficiency

(3) To demonstrate that they meet the requirements of paragraph (2)(a), the foreign national must provide an original document, issued by an organization or institution referred to in that paragraph, setting out the results that they obtained in the language test.

Eligible work experience

(4) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(c), work experience is only considered if it was obtained by the foreign national in the employ of a third party and, if it was obtained in Canada, the foreign national was both authorized to work in Canada and was a temporary resident.

Application from within Canada

3 If a foreign national is in Canada at the time of their application for permanent residence, they must have temporary resident status.

Permanent resident visa

4 (1) For greater certainty, subsections 70(1), (2), (4) and (5) of the Regulations apply to permanent resident visa applications made by foreign nationals in the Atlantic Canada highly skilled worker class.

Visa issuance

(2) In order for the visa to be issued

  • (a) the offer of employment described in paragraph 2(2)(d) must still be valid or the foreign national must be occupying an employment that meets the requirements of that paragraph and that is to last for a period of at least one year beginning onthe day on which the permanent resident visa is issued; and
  • (b) the endorsement referred to in paragraph 2(2)(e) must have been issued within the preceding six months and must not have been revoked by the issuing province.

Family member

5 A foreign national who is an accompanying family member of a person who makes an application as a member of the Atlantic Canada highly skilled worker class becomes a permanent resident if, following an examination, it is established that

  • (a) the person who made the application has become a permanent resident; and
  • (b) the foreign national is not inadmissible.

Effective period

6 These Instructions have effect during the period beginning on March 6, 2017 and ending on March 5, 2022.

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE PROTECTION ACT

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 14.1 (see footnote e) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (see footnote f), makes the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class.

Ottawa, March 1, 2017

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Atlantic Canada International Graduate Class

Definitions

1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

Act means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. (Loi)

Atlantic province means either of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. (province de l’Atlantique)

Canadian educational credential has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (diplôme canadien)

full-time work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (travail à temps plein)

language skill area has the same meaning as in subsection 73(1) of the Regulations. (habileté langagière)

Regulations means the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. (Règlement)

work has the same meaning as in subsection 73(2) of the Regulations. (travail)

Atlantic Canada international graduate class

2 (1) The Atlantic Canada international graduate class is established as part of the economic class referred to in subsection 12(2) of the Act and consists of foreign nationals who intend to reside in an Atlantic province, who have the ability to become economically established in that province and who meet the requirements of these Instructions.

Selection requirements

(2) A foreign national is a member of the class if at the time of their application for permanent residence,

  • (a) they show, using results of a language test — approved under subsection 74(3) of the Regulations and provided by an institution or organization designated under that subsection — that are less than two years old, that their proficiency in an official language is assessed at level 4 or higher in each of the four language skill areas under either the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens;
  • (b) they have in the preceding 12 months obtained, as a full-time student, a post-secondary Canadian educational credential that is from an eligible two-year program offered by an institution listed in the schedule to these Instructions;
  • (c) they had been physically present in the Atlantic province where the institution that granted the Canadian credential is located for at least 16 months during the 24 months preceding the day on which that credential was granted, had temporary resident status for the entire period during which they were obtaining it and had authorization for any work or study they engaged in during that entire period;
  • (d) they have received from a recognized employer — that is, an employer that is designated by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement to make employment offers and is not a consulate or an employer who is referred to in any of subparagraphs 200(3)(h)(i) to (iii) of the Regulations — an offer of employment they are able to perform and likely to accept and carry out and they meet the relevant employment requirements of the occupation as set out in the National Occupational Classification except for certification requirements in the case of regulated occupations and the offered employment is
    • (i) full-time, non-seasonal work having a duration of at least one year, and
    • (ii) in an occupation that is listed in Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Level A, B or C of the National Occupational Classification matrix;
  • (e) they have been endorsed by an Atlantic province in accordance with an immigration agreement and they intend to reside in that province; and
  • (f) in the case of a foreign national who is not already working in Canada, they have in the form of transferable and available funds, unencumbered by debts or other obligations, an amount equal to one eighth of the amount identified, in the most recent edition of the publication concerning low income cut-offs that is published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act for urban areas of residence of 500,000 persons or more, as the minimum amount of before-tax annual income necessary to support the foreign national and their family members, whether they are accompanying the foreign national or not.

Language proficiency

(3) To demonstrate that they meet the requirements of paragraph (2)(a), the foreign national must provide an original document, issued by an organization or institution referred to in that paragraph, setting out the results that they obtained in the language test.

Eligible program

(4) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(b), an eligible program is one in which the study of English or French as a second language amounted to less than half of the program and in which distance learning amounted to less than half of the program.

Exclusion

(5) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(b), a credential obtained while receiving a scholarship or fellowship that stipulated that the recipient return to their home country to apply the knowledge and skills gained is not to be taken into account.

Application from within Canada

3 If a foreign national is in Canada at the time of their application for permanent residence, they must have temporary resident status.

Permanent resident visa

4 (1) For greater certainty, subsections 70(1), (2), (4) and (5) of the Regulations apply to permanent resident visa applications made by foreign nationals in the Atlantic Canada international graduate class.

  • Visa issuance
  • (2) In order for the visa to be issued
  • (a) the offer of employment described in paragraph 2(2)(d) must still be valid or the foreign national must be occupying an employment that meets the requirements of that paragraph and that is to last for a period of at least one year beginning on the day on which the permanent resident visa is issued; and
  • (b) the endorsement referred to in paragraph 2(2)(e) must have been obtained within the preceding six months and must not have been revoked by the issuing province.

Family member

5 A foreign national who is an accompanying family member of a person who makes an application as a member of the Atlantic Canada international graduate class becomes a permanent resident if, following an examination, it is established that

  • (a) the person who made the application has become a permanent resident; and
  • (b) the foreign national is not inadmissible.

Effective period

6 These Instructions have effect during the period beginning on March 6, 2017 and ending on March 5, 2022.

SCHEDULE

(Paragraph 2(2)(b))

Recognized Post-Secondary Institutions

PART 1
Nova Scotia

Item

Institution

1

Acadia University

2

Atlantic School of Theology

3

Cape Breton University

4

Dalhousie University

5

Mount Saint Vincent University

6

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

7

Saint Francis Xavier University

8

Saint Mary’s University

9

University of King’s College

10

Université Sainte-Anne

11

Nova Scotia Community College

PART 2
New Brunswick

Item

Institution

1

University of New Brunswick

2

Université de Moncton

3

Saint Thomas University

4

Mount Allison University

5

New Brunswick Community College

6

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

7

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

8

Maritime College of Forest Technology — Collège de technologie forestière des Maritimes

PART 3
Prince Edward Island

Item

Institution

1

University of Prince Edward Island

2

Holland College

3

Collège de l’Île

PART 4
Newfoundland and Labrador

Item

Institution

1

Memorial University of Newfoundland

2

College of the North Atlantic

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice to interested parties — Publication of a discussion paper on a Clean Fuel Standard

This notice is to provide interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s discussion paper on the Clean Fuel Standard. The discussion paper can be obtained by visiting Environment and Climate Change Canada’s CEPA Environmental Registry at http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=D7C913BB-1.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is consulting with provinces, territories, stakeholders as well as Indigenous Peoples to develop a Clean Fuel Standard under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act1999 to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the use of fuels. The overall objective of the Clean Fuel Standard is to achieve 30 megatonnes of annual reductions in GHG emissions by 2030, contributing to Canada’s effort to achieve its overall GHG mitigation target of a 30% emission reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.

The Clean Fuel Standard will be a modern, flexible, performance-based approach that would incent the use of a broad range of lower carbon fuels, alternative energy sources and technologies, such as electricity, hydrogen, and renewable fuels, including renewable natural gas. It would address a broad suite of fuels, including gaseous, solid and liquid fuels, and would go beyond transportation fuels to include those used in industry, homes and buildings. The approach would not differentiate between crude oil types produced in Canada and those imported into Canada.

The purpose of the discussion paper is to facilitate consultations by seeking early views to help inform the development of the regulatory framework in advance of developing a Clean Fuel Standard.

Interested parties may submit comments by mail, email or fax, on or before April 25, 2017, to the address below.

Mark Cauchi
Executive Director
Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper
Energy and Transportation Directorate
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 12th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Email: ec.cfsncp.ec@canada.ca
Fax: 819-420-8028

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2017-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote g), makes the annexed Order 2017-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, February 13, 2017

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2017-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendments

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

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(2) Part I of the List is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

  • 15454-75-8
  • 1232651-32-9

2 Part II of the List is amended by adding the following in numerical order:

15414-6

Substituted heteromonocycle, polymethyl

(Polyméthyl)hétéromonocycle substitué

19083-3

Carbomonocyclic acid, 1-[2-[(1-oxo-2-propen-1-yl)oxy]ethyl] ester

Ester d’un acide carbomonocyclique et de 2-[(prop-2-énoyl)oxy]éthanol

19084-4

Carbomoncyclic, 2-amino-, reaction products with pigment

2-Aminocarbomonocycle, produits de la réaction avec un pigment

19094-5

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-(diethyl substituted) ethyl ester, polymers with polyethylene glycol methacrylate C18-22-alkyl ethers

Méthacrylate de 2-(diéthyle substitué)éthyle polymérisé avec des oxydes d’alkyle en C18-22 et de méthacrylate de poly(éthane-1,2-diol)

Coming into Force

3 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is published in the Canada Gazette.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Order 2017-87-02-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

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

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsections 87(1) and (5) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (see footnote j), makes the annexed Order 2017-87-02-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.

Gatineau, February 17, 2017

Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Order 2017-87-02-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Amendments

1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List (see footnote 2) is amended by deleting the following:

  • 865-33-8
  • 25777-14-4
  • 80693-00-1
  • 145417-47-6

2 Part II of the List is amended by deleting the following:

18892-1

Phosphonic acid, [[[2-(2-substituted alkoxy)ethyl]-imino]bis(alkyl)]bis-

[[[2-(alcoxy substitué en 2)éthyl]azanediyl]bis(alcanediyle)]bis[acide phosphonique]

19004-5

Dioxadithiatetradecanedioic acid, 4,11-dimethyl-1,14-bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester

4,11-Dialkyl-dioxa-dithiatétradécanedioate de bis(2-éthylhexyle)

Coming into Force

3 This Order comes into force on the day on which Order 2017-87-02-01 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. 18936

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 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, 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 paragraph 64(c) 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.

The Honourable Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information requirements

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

1. In relation to the substance 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, a significant new activity is

  • (a) the use of the substance in the manufacture of any of the following products:
    • (i) a consumer product to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies,
    • (ii) a natural health product, as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations, or any other drug, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, or
    • (iii) a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act;
  • (b) the use in a quantity greater than 10 kg in a calendar year of the substance, in
    • (i) a consumer product to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies,
    • (ii) a natural health product, as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations, or any other drug, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, or
    • (iii) a cosmetic, within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.

2. Despite item 1, the use of the substance as a research and development substance or as a site-limited intermediate substance, as these terms are defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers), or as an export only substance is not a significant new activity.

3. For each proposed significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister of the Environment at least 90 days before the activity begins:

  • (a) a description of the significant new activity in relation to the substance;
  • (b) the anticipated annual quantity of the substance to be used;
  • (c) the following exposure information concerning the substance in relation to the significant new activity:
    • (i) whether it is anticipated to be used in products intended for use by or for children,
    • (ii) the anticipated degree of direct human exposure to the substance, including its concentration in the consumer product, cosmetic, natural health product or drug, as well as the duration, frequency and circumstances of exposure and the factors that may limit direct human exposure, and
    • (iii) historical and other likely uses;
  • (d) where the significant new activity could result in dermal exposure of the substance to the general population, the test data and a test report from a developmental and reproductive toxicity test conducted via the dermal route, in respect of the substance, according to one of the following:
    • (i) the methodology described in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 415: One-Generation Reproduction Toxicity Study, that is current at the time the test data are developed,
    • (ii) the methodology described in the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 416: Two-Generation Reproduction Toxicity Study, that is current at the time the test data are developed;
  • (e) all other information or test data in respect of the substance that are in the possession of the person intending 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; and
  • (f) the name 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 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 the risk management actions in relation to the substance imposed by the department or agency.

4. The test data and the test reports referred to in section 3 must be developed in accordance with the practices described in the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice set out in Annex II of the Decision of the Council Concerning the Mutual Acceptance of Data in the Assessment of Chemicals, adopted on May 12, 1981, by the OECD, using the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice that is current at the time the test data are developed.

5. The above-mentioned information will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister of the Environment.

Transitional provisions

6. Despite item 1, in relation to the substance 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, in the period between the date of publication of the present notice and March 31, 2018, a significant new activity is

  • (a) the use of the substance in the manufacture of any of the following products in a quantity greater than 1 000 kg during this period:
    • (i) a consumer product to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies,
    • (ii) a natural health product, as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations, or any other drug, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, or
    • (iii) a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act;
  • (b) the use of the substance in a quantity greater than 1 000 kg during this period in
    • (i) a consumer product to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies,
    • (ii) a natural health product, as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations, or any other drug, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, or
    • (iii) a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.

7. For greater certainty, in respect of calendar year 2018, the quantity of the substance referred to in section 1 does not include any quantity of the substance that is used before March 31 of that calendar year.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Description

A Significant New Activity Notice is a legal instrument adopted by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) to apply the Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions of that Act to 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7. The Notice is now in force. It is therefore mandatory to meet all the requirements of the Notice should a person intend to use the substance for a significant new activity as defined in the Notice. (see footnote 3)

A Significant New Activity Notice does not constitute an endorsement from the Department of the Environment 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.

Applicability of the Significant New Activity Notice

The Notice requires that any person (individual or corporation) engaging in a significant new activity in relation to 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, submit a Significant New Activity Notification (SNAN) containing all of the information prescribed in the Notice at least 90 days prior to using the substance for the significant new activity.

In order to address human health concerns, the Notice targets the use of the substance in consumer products to which the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) (see footnote 4) applies, in natural health products as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations (see footnote 5) or any other drug as defined in the Food and Drugs Act, and in cosmetics as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act. (see footnote 6) A notification is required for the manufacture of such products with the substance.

For any other activity related to any of these products, notification is required when, during a calendar year, the total quantity of the substance in the product is greater than 10 kg. For example, notification is required if a person plans to use a consumer product (e.g. paint) where there is more than 10 kg of the substance involved in a calendar year. Examples of products of concern include, but are not limited to, do-it-yourself products such as paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and epoxies. The substance is not known to be currently used in consumer products, in natural health products, in drugs or in cosmetics in Canada.

Activities not subject to the Notice

Activities involving the use of the substance as a research and development substance, a site-limited intermediate or an export-only substance are excluded from the Notice. The terms “research and development substance” and “site-limited intermediate substance” are defined in subsection 1(1) of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers). (see footnote 7) An export-only substance is a substance that is manufactured in or imported into Canada and destined solely for foreign markets.

This Notice does not apply to products to which the CCPSA does not apply (see Annex A for the CCPSA definition of “consumer product” and exemptions), with the exception of natural health products within the meaning of subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations, and other drugs and cosmetics within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act. It also does not apply to uses of the substance that are regulated under the acts of Parliament listed in Schedule 2 of CEPA, including the Pest Control Products Act, the Fertilizers Act and the Feeds Act. The Notice also does not apply to transient reaction intermediates, impurities, contaminants, partially unreacted materials, or in some circumstances to items such as, but not limited to, wastes, mixtures, or manufactured items. However, it should be noted that individual components of a mixture may be subject to notification under the SNAc provisions of CEPA. See subsection 81(6) and section 3 of CEPA, and section 3 of the Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers for additional information. (see footnote 8)

Information to be submitted

The Notice sets out the information that must be provided to the Minister 90 days before the day on which the substance 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, is used for a significant new activity. The Department of the Environment and the Department of Health will use the information submitted in the SNAN to conduct human health and environmental assessments within 90 days after the complete information is received.

The assessment of the substance identified concerns associated with potential activities and human chronic exposure resulting in systemic and developmental toxicity to the consumer. The Significant New Activity Notice is issued to obtain information to ensure that the substance will undergo further assessment before significant new activities are undertaken.

The information requirements in the Notice relate to general information in respect of the substance, details surrounding its use, exposure information, and developmental and reproductive toxicity data in respect of the substance. Some of the information requirements reference the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers). (see footnote 9)

Additional guidance on preparing a SNAN can be found in section 1.3 of the Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers. (see footnote 10)

Transitional provision

A transitional provision is included in the Notice to facilitate compliance by persons who may already have imported or manufactured up to 1 000 kg of the substance and started activities with it. The notice comes into force immediately. However, if the substance is used to manufacture any consumer products, natural health products, drugs or cosmetics, a threshold of 1 000 kg applies for the period between the publication of the Notice and March 31, 2018. On April 1, 2018, the threshold for this significant new activity will be lowered to 0 kg per calendar year for the manufacture of the above-mentioned products and 10 kg per calendar year for any other activity.

Compliance

When assessing whether or not a substance is subject to SNAc provisions, (see footnote 11) a person is expected to make use of information in their possession or to which they ought to have access. The phrase “to which they ought to have access” means information in any of the notifier’s offices worldwide or other locations where the notifier can reasonably have access to the information. For example, manufacturers are expected to have access to their formulations, while importers or users of a substance, mixture, or product are expected to have access to import records, usage information and the relevant Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). (see footnote 12)

Although an SDS is an important source of information on the composition of a purchased product, it should be noted that the goal of the SDS is to protect the health of workers in the workplace from specific hazards of chemical products. Therefore, an SDS may not list all product ingredients that may be subject to a SNAc notice due to human health or environmental concerns. Any person requiring more detailed information on product composition is encouraged to contact their supplier.

If any information becomes available that reasonably supports the conclusion that the substance 2-propanol, 1-[bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 6712-98-7, is toxic or capable of becoming toxic, the person who is in possession of the information and is involved in activities with the substance is obligated, under section 70 of CEPA, to provide that information to the Minister without delay.

A company can submit a SNAN on behalf of its clients. For example, in cases where a person takes possession or control of a substance from another person, they may not be required to submit a SNAN, under certain conditions, if their activities were covered by an original SNAN submitted by the person from whom they obtained the substance. The Substances Management Advisory Note “Clarification in relation to the submission of Significant New Activity Notifications in application of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999” provides more detail on this subject. (see footnote 13)

Under section 86 of CEPA, any person who transfers the physical possession or control of a substance subject to a SNAc notice shall notify all persons to whom the physical possession or control is transferred of the obligation to comply with the notice, including the obligation to notify the Minister of any significant new activity and to provide all the required information outlined above.

A pre-notification consultation (PNC) is recommended for notifiers who wish to consult with the program during the planning or preparation of their SNAN to discuss any questions or concerns they have about the prescribed information and test plans.

Where a person has questions concerning their obligations to comply with a notice, believes they may be out of compliance, or would like to request a PNC, they are encouraged to discuss their particular circumstances with the program by contacting the Substances Management Information Line. (see footnote 14)

CEPA is enforced in accordance with the publicly available Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. (see footnote 15) In instances of non-compliance, consideration is given to factors such as the nature of the alleged violation, potential harm, intent, and history of compliance.

ANNEX A

Consumer product definition in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (see footnote 16)

In section 2 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), “consumer product” means a product, including its components, parts or accessories, that may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual to be used for non-commercial purposes, including for domestic, recreational and sports purposes, and includes its packaging. Section 4 of the CCPSA describes the application of the Act as follows:

Consumer products

4. (1) This Act applies to consumer products with the exception of those listed in Schedule 1.

Tobacco products

(2) This Act applies to tobacco products as defined in section 2 of the Tobacco Act but only in respect of their ignition propensity.

Natural health products

(3) For greater certainty, this Act does not apply to natural health products as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations made under the Food and Drugs Act.

Schedule 1 of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (subsection 4(1) and paragraph 37(1)(c))

  1. Explosives within the meaning of section 2 of the Explosives Act.
  2. Cosmetics within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.
  3. Devices within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.
  4. Drugs within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.
  5. Food within the meaning of section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act.
  6. Pest control products within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Pest Control Products Act.
  7. Vehicles within the meaning of section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and a part of a vehicle that is integral to it — as it is assembled or altered before its sale to the first retail purchaser — including a part of a vehicle that replaces or alters such a part.
  8. Feeds within the meaning of section 2 of the Feeds Act.
  9. Fertilizers within the meaning of section 2 of the Fertilizers Act.
  10. Vessels within the meaning of section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
  11. Firearms within the meaning of section 2 of the Criminal Code.
  12. Ammunition within the meaning of subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.
  13. Cartridge magazines within the meaning of subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.
  14. Cross-bows within the meaning of subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.
  15. Prohibited devices within the meaning of paragraphs (a) to (d) of the definition “prohibited device” in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.
  16. Plants within the meaning of section 3 of the Plant Protection Act, except for Jequirity beans (abrus precatorius).
  17. Seeds within the meaning of section 2 of the Seeds Act, except for Jequirity beans (abrus precatorius).
  18. Controlled substances within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  19. Aeronautical products within the meaning of subsection 3(1) of the Aeronautics Act.
  20. Animals within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Health of Animals Act.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication after screening assessment of seven ethylene glycol ether substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) or subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas six of the seven ethylene glycol ether substances identified in the annex below are 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 monoglyme pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and (c) and pursuant to section 74 of the Act for the remaining six substances is annexed hereby;

And whereas it is proposed to conclude that these seven 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 these seven substances at this time.

Notice is further given that options are being considered for follow-up activities to track changes in human exposure to monoglyme.

Public comment period

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 website (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, Department of the Environment, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, by fax to 819-938-5212, or by email to eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca.

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.

Jacqueline Gonçalves
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

David Morin
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate

On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the draft screening assessment of seven ethylene glycol ethers

Pursuant to section 68 or 74 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), the Minister of Environment and the Minister of Health have conducted a screening assessment of seven substances referred to herein as the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group. The substances in this group were identified as priorities for assessment, as they met the categorization criteria under subsection 73(1) of CEPA. The Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Numbers (CAS RN (see footnote 17)), the Domestic Substances List (DSL) names, the common names and acronyms of the substances are listed in the table below.

Substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group

CAS RN

DSL name

Common name

Acronym

111-46-6

Ethanol, 2,2′-oxybis-

Diethylene glycol

DEG

112-27-6

Ethanol, 2,2′-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis-

Triethylene glycol

TEG

112-60-7

Ethanol, 2,2′-[oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy)]bis-

Tetraethylene glycol

TTEG

111-90-0

Ethanol, 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)-

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether

DEGEE

112-07-2

Ethanol, 2-butoxy-, acetate

Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate

EGBEA

112-34-5

Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-

Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether

DEGBE

110-71-4 (see footnote k)

Ethane, 1,2-Dimethoxy-

Monoglyme or Ethylene glycol dimethyl ether

EGDME

Two other substances (the substances bearing CAS RNs 111-96-6 and 112-49-2) were identified as being part of the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group on the two-year rolling risk assessment publication plan published in May 2016. These two substances were considered in the Ecological Risk Classification of organic substances and the Human Health Threshold of Toxicological Concern Science Approach and were identified as being of low concern to both health and the environment. Consequently, they are not further addressed in this report. Regulatory conclusions for these two substances will be provided in a future assessment publication that addresses a range of substances in this situation.

In Canada, substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group are used in a variety of applications, including cosmetics and non-prescription drugs, paint and coating products, and air fresheners, as well as in adhesives, batteries, and textiles.

All of the substances in this group are imported into Canada in quantities ranging from 100 to 10 000 000 kg/year. Four of the seven substances (TTEG, DEGEE, EGBEA, and DEGBE) in this group are manufactured in Canada in quantities ranging from 1 000 to 10 000 000 kg/year. In the United States, production volumes range from 10 000 000 to 450 000 000 kg/year for these substances.

The ecological risks of the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group were characterized using the Ecological Risk Classification of organic substances (ERC). The ERC is a risk-based approach that employs multiple metrics for both hazard and exposure based on weighted consideration of multiple lines of evidence for determining risk classification. Hazard profiles are established based principally on metrics regarding mode of toxic action, chemical reactivity, food web–derived internal toxicity thresholds, bioavailability, and chemical and biological activity. Metrics considered in the exposure profiles include potential emission rate, overall persistence, and long-range transport potential. A risk matrix is used to assign a low, moderate or high level of potential concern for substances based on their hazard and exposure profiles. The ERC identified the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group as having low potential to cause ecological harm.

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 seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group. It is proposed to conclude that the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(a) or (b) of CEPA, 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.

For the human health risk assessment, the seven substances in this group were separated into three subgroups: ethylene glycols (EGs), ethylene glycol ethers (EGEs), and glymes. Environmental media and food were not identified as significant sources of exposure to Canadians. For the EGs and EGEs, estimates of exposure were derived based on levels of substances in products used by consumers, such as cosmetics and non-prescription drugs, paint and coating products, and household cleaning products. For monoglyme, estimates of exposure were based on levels in indoor air and from use of air fresheners.

Systemic toxicity is observed at high dose levels in laboratory animals exposed to ethylene glycol ethers, with target organs being the liver and kidneys. For some of the substances (DEGEE, EGBEA, and DEGBE), hemolytic effects observed in laboratory animals at the doses tested are not of concern for humans, as humans are much less sensitive to these effects. For monoglyme, developmental toxicity is observed in laboratory animals at doses lower than those for the other ethylene glycol ether substances in this group, along with effects on testes, blood, thymus and adrenal glands. For all subgroups, based on the estimates of exposure for products used by consumers and critical effect levels identified from laboratory studies, margins of exposure are considered to be adequate to address uncertainties in the health effects and exposure databases.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA, as they 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.

Proposed conclusion

It is proposed to conclude that the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group do not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of CEPA.

Consideration for follow-up

While exposure of the general population to monoglyme is not of concern at current levels, this substance has a potential health effect of concern based on developmental toxicity. Therefore, there may be a concern for human health if exposures were to increase. Follow-up activities to track changes in exposure and/or commercial use patterns are under consideration.

Stakeholders are encouraged to provide, during the 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment, any information pertaining to the substance that may help inform the choice of follow-up activity. This could include information on new or planned import, manufacture or use of the substance, or information not previously submitted to the ministers.

The draft screening assessment for these substances is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances website (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION REVIEW ACT

Decisions, undertakings and orders on claims for exemption

Pursuant to paragraph 18(1)(a) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the Chief Screening Officer hereby gives notice of the decisions of the screening officer respecting each claim for exemption and the relevant material safety data sheet (MSDS) and (where applicable) the label listed below.

In accordance with section 20 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, a claimant or any affected party, as defined, may appeal a decision or order of a screening officer. An affected party may also appeal an undertaking in respect of which a notice has been published in the Canada Gazette. To initiate the appeal process, a Statement of Appeal (Form 1) as prescribed by the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act Appeal Board Procedures Regulations must be completed and delivered, along with the fee prescribed by section 12 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations, within 45 days of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I, to the Chief Appeals Officer at the following address: Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau, 269 Laurier Avenue West, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9.

Julie Calendino
Chief Screening Officer

On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) was amended, and the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the Ingredient Disclosure List were repealed and replaced with the new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The revised legislation (HPA/HPR) is referred to as WHMIS 2015 and the former legislation (HPA/CPR) is referred to as WHMIS 1988.

Transitional provisions allow compliance with either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 for a specified period of time. All claims for exemption in this publication were filed and evaluated in accordance with the provisions of WHMIS 1988.

There were no written representations from affected parties with respect to any of the claims for exemption and related MSDSs or labels mentioned below.

Each of the claims for exemption listed in the table below was found to be valid except for those for Registry Numbers (RNs) 10011 and 10063, which were found to be partially valid. The screening officer reached this decision after reviewing the information in support of the claim, having regard exclusively to the criteria found in section 3 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations.

Claimant

Product Identifier

RN

Date of Decision

The Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol® 48200

9666

2016-11-14

The Lubrizol Corporation

Alpha 6111spc

9690

2016-12-02

The Lubrizol Corporation

Powerzol™ 9539

9831

2016-12-16

Ingevity Corporation

INDULIN® 209 (Export Only)

9833

2016-12-16

The Lubrizol Corporation

Powerzol™ 9543

9835

2016-12-20

Ingevity Corporation

EVOTHERM® P25

9854

2016-12-13

The Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol® 9660

9873

2016-12-16

The Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol® 9690

9874

2016-12-16

Innospec Fuel Specialties LLC

DCI-11 PLUS

9888

2016-12-02

Chevron Oronite Company LLC

OLOA 1299W

9958

2016-12-02

Ingevity Corporation

PERAL® 600

9991

2016-12-02

Cytec Industries Inc.

BR® 127 Corrosion Inhibiting Primer, 10% Solids

10003

2016-12-14

Ingevity Corporation

INDULIN® AQS-50

10006

2016-12-06

Ingevity Corporation

PC-2198

10007

2016-12-02

The Lubrizol Corporation

LUBRIZOL® GR111A

10011

2016-12-20

The Lubrizol Corporation

SOLSPERSE™ 20000

10024

2016-12-01

Evonik Performance Materials

CAPLUS®1101

10058

2016-12-06

Evonik Performance Materials

CAPLUS®4101

10059

2016-12-06

Cytec Industries Inc.

AERO® 3473 Promoter

10063

2016-12-21

The Lubrizol Corporation

Sandaid™

10069

2016-12-14

The subject of the claim on which the screening officer issued a decision for the following claims is different from the subject of the claim that was published in the Notice of Filing.

RN

Notice of Filing Publication Date

Original Subject of the Claim

Revised Subject of the Claim

9690

2016-01-23

C.i. and C. of three ingredients

C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of one ingredient

9835

2016-03-26

C.i. and C. of three ingredients

C.i. and C. of two ingredients

9958

2016-07-30

C.i. of three ingredients

C.i. of four ingredients

Note : C.i. = chemical identity and C. = concentration

In all cases where the MSDS or the label was determined not to be in compliance with the relevant legislation, pursuant to subsection 16.1(1) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the claimant was given 30 days to provide the screening officer with a signed undertaking accompanied by the MSDS or the label amended as necessary.

CLAIMS FOR WHICH THE SCREENING OFFICER WAS SATISFIED THAT THE CLAIMANT HAD TAKEN THE MEASURES SET OUT IN THE UNDERTAKING

Pursuant to paragraph 18(1)(b) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the Chief Screening Officer hereby gives notice of information that has been disclosed on the relevant MSDS or label in compliance with an undertaking and the date on which the notice referred to in subsection 16.1(3) of the Act was issued.

RN: 9690 Date: 2016-12-21

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose the additional confidential ingredient “long chain carboxylic acid”.
  2. Disclose an LD50 (rat, oral) value of 615 mg/kg for the ingredient “butyl cellosolve”.
  3. Disclose an LD50 (rabbit, dermal) value of 667 mg/kg for the ingredient “butyl cellosolve”.
  4. Disclose an LC50 (rat, vapour, 4 hours) value of 2.2 mg/L for the ingredient “butyl cellosolve”.
  5. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to be a skin and eye irritant.
  6. Disclose the additional WHMIS D1A and D1B classifications for the controlled product if WHMIS classifications are to remain on the MSDS.
  7. Disclose the additional WHMIS pictogram for class D1, if WHMIS pictograms are shown on the MSDS.

RN: 9831 Date: 2016-12-16

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS.

RN: 9833 Date: 2017-01-25

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding skin sensitization.

RN: 9835 Date: 2017-01-13

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS.

RN: 9854 Date: 2017-01-13

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding route of entry.
  2. Disclose eye contact and skin contact as additional routes of entry.
  3. Disclose an LD50 (rat, oral) value of 2 710 mg/kg for the confidential ingredient “alkyl acid phosphate”.

RN: 9873 Date: 2017-01-04

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding eye irritation.

RN: 9874 Date: 2017-01-04

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding eye irritation.

RN: 9888 Date: 2016-12-19

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose the additional WHMIS D2B classification for the controlled product if WHMIS classifications are to remain on the MSDS.
  2. 2. Disclose the additional D2 pictogram (stylized “T”) on the MSDS.

RN: 9958 Date: 2017-01-06

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to be a skin sensitizer.
  2. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding incompatibility with strong acids or oxidizing agents.
  3. Disclose an LD50 (rat, oral) value of 1.59 g/kg for the confidential ingredient “aryl phosphate”.

RN: 9991 Date: 2017-01-04

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Add “oxides of carbon” and “oxides of nitrogen” to the list of hazardous decomposition products.

RN: 10003 Date: 2016-12-28

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose the additional WHMIS D1A/D1B classifications for the controlled product if WHMIS classifications are to remain on the MSDS.

RN: 10006 Date: 2017-01-04

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Resolve the contradictory disclosure regarding route of entry.

RN: 10024 Date: 2016-12-21

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS.

RN: 10058 Date: 2017-01-06

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to be corrosive to the eyes.
  2. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to cause mutagenic effects, in vitro.

RN: 10059 Date: 2017-01-06

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to be corrosive to the eyes.
  2. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to cause mutagenic effects, in vitro.

RN: 10069 Date: 2017-01-17

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose a “SKIN” notation for the ACGIH exposure limits for the ingredient “methanol”.
  2. Disclose an LD50 (rat, oral) value of 4 g/kg and an LD50 (rabbit, dermal) value of 9.53 mL/kg for the ingredient “ethylene glycol”.
  3. Disclose an LD50 (rat, oral) value of 12.25 mL/kg for the ingredient “methanol”.

CLAIMS FOR WHICH THE SCREENING OFFICER ISSUED THE DECISION THAT THE CLAIM FOR EXEMPTION WAS EITHER PARTIALLY VALID OR INVALID

In the case of the following claims, the screening officer issued the decision that the claim for exemption was partially valid.

Pursuant to section 18 of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the Chief Screening Officer hereby gives notice of information that the screening officer ordered to be disclosed on an MSDS or a label pursuant to subsection 16(1) and information that has been disclosed on the relevant MSDS or label in compliance with an undertaking, and the dates on which the orders and notices referred to in subsection 16.1(3) of the Act were issued.

RN: 10011

Date of compliance undertaking: 2017-01-13

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose the additional WHMIS D2A classification for the controlled product if WHMIS classifications are to remain on the MSDS.

RN: 10063

Date of compliance undertaking: 2017-01-03

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS.

CLAIMS FOR WHICH THE SCREENING OFFICER ISSUED A DECISION ON THE CLAIM FOR EXEMPTION BUT WHICH WERE DISCONTINUED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF EITHER A SIGNED UNDERTAKING OR SIGNED ORDERS

The screening officer has identified the following instances of non-compliance with the requirements of the relevant legislation.

RN: 9666

Date of statement of decision: 2016-11-14

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose that an ingredient is a skin irritant and clarify the contradictory information.

RN: 10007

Date of statement of decision: 2017-12-02

The claimant had been advised to amend certain aspects of the content, format and wording of the MSDS and had been further advised to amend the MSDS as indicated below.

  1. Disclose that an ingredient has been shown to be a skin sensitizer.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION REVIEW ACT

Filing of claims for exemption

Pursuant to paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, the Chief Screening Officer hereby gives notice of the filing of the claims for exemption listed below.

In accordance with subsection 12(2) of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, affected parties, as defined, may make written representations to the screening officer with respect to the claim for exemption and the (material) safety data sheet ([M]SDS) or label to which it relates. Written representations must cite the appropriate registry number, state the reasons and evidence upon which the representations are based and be delivered within 30 days of the date of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette, Part I, to the screening officer at the following address: Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau, 269 Laurier Avenue West, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9.

Julie Calendino
Chief Screening Officer

On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) was amended, and the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the Ingredient Disclosure List were repealed and replaced with the new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The revised legislation (HPA/HPR) is referred to as WHMIS 2015 and the former legislation (HPA/CPR) is referred to as WHMIS 1988. Transitional provisions allow compliance with either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 for a specified period of time.

The claims listed below seek an exemption from the disclosure of supplier confidential business information in respect of a controlled/hazardous product; such disclosure would otherwise be required under the provisions of the relevant legislation.

Claimant Product Identifier Subject of the Claim for Exemption Registry Number
Chemours Canada Company Capstone™ FS-60 Fluorosurfactant C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10934
Chemours Canada Company Capstone™ FS-61 Fluorosurfactant C.i. and C. of one ingredient 10935
BP Lubricants Hysol AMG C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of four ingredients 10936
BP Lubricants Alusol 908 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of three ingredients 10937
BP Lubricants Hysol 6754 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of two ingredients 10938
Amsoil Inc. SABER® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10939
Amsoil Inc. AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10940
Amsoil Inc. HP MARINE® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10941
Amsoil Inc. Pre-mix Two Stroke Oil, JASO FD C.i. of two ingredients 10942
Amsoil Inc. Dominator® 2-Cycle Racing Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10943
Amsoil Inc. Two Cycle Injector Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10944
Amsoil Inc. AMSOIL Injector Oil C.i. of two ingredients 10945
Covestro LLC Desmophen NH 1521 C. of two ingredients 10946
BP Lubricants LubeCon Series I/FE Lubricant C. of three ingredients 10947
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-2 C.i. of one ingredient 10948
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-2S C.i. of one ingredient 10949
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-3 C.i. of one ingredient 10950
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-6 C.i. of one ingredient 10951
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-6 PG C.i. of one ingredient 10952
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-7 C.i. of one ingredient 10953
Chemtrade Logistics INC. NIAD I-8 C.i. of one ingredient 10954
Chemtrade Logistics INC. HA-10 C.i. of one ingredient 10955
Chemtrade Logistics INC. Al-Pro 60 Plus C.i. of one ingredient 10956
Chemtrade Logistics INC. Al-Pro 60 Enhanced C.i. of one ingredient 10957
Chemtrade Logistics INC. PASS CX C.i. of one ingredient 10958
Chemtrade Logistics INC. PASS CX5 C.i. of one ingredient 10959
3M Canada Company 3M™ Scotchlite™ Transparent Screen Printing Ink 2914 Yellow C. of one ingredient 10960
3M Canada Company 3M™ Scotchlite™ Transparent Screen Printing Ink 2913 Maroon C. of one ingredient 10961
3M Canada Company 3M™ Scotchlite™ Transparent Screen Printing Ink 2910 Blue C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 10962
3M Canada Company 3M™ Scotchlite™ Transparent Screen Printing Ink 2905 Black C. of one ingredient 10963
ArrMaz Products, L.P. DUSTROL® 3088-AS C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10964
ArrMaz Products, L.P. DUSTROL® 3003-AC C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10965
Momentive Performance Materials Niax* silicone L-620 C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of three ingredients 10966
Momentive Performance Materials Niax* silicone L-3558 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 10967
Cytec Industries Inc. CYASORB THT® 4801 Light Stabilizer C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 10968
Stepan Company Stepantex HTS-100 C.i. and C. of three ingredients 10969
Canyon Technical Services nanoFLO 1 C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10970
Covestro LLC Impranil DL 2611 C.i. and C. of one ingredient 10971
Momentive Performance Materials CoatOSil* DRI C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of three ingredients 10972
Canyon Technical Services nanoFLO 2 C.i. and C. of five ingredients 10973
Canyon Technical Services nanoFLO 3 C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10974
Covestro LLC Desmodur TGF223 C. of four ingredients 10975
Covestro LLC Mondur TD 80 Grade A C. of two ingredients 10976
Covestro LLC Mondur TD 80 Grade B C. of two ingredients 10977
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-T75D C. of four ingredients 10978
Covestro LLC Desmodur TT142L C. of two ingredients 10979
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-D80 C. of two ingredients 10980
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-D70 C. of two ingredients 10981
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-T95 C. of one ingredient 10982
Covestro LLC Desmodur TT194 C. of three ingredients 10983
Covestro LLC Desmodur TGD0214-1 C. of four ingredients 10984
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-D90 C. of two ingredients 10985
Covestro LLC Desmodur TL533 C. of two ingredients 10986
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-D 85 C. of two ingredients 10987
Covestro LLC Desmodur TG260 MX C. of two ingredients 10988
BP Lubricants Molub-Alloy 860/460-2 ES (Chemton) C. of three ingredients 10989
Covestro LLC Desmodur LU-T90 C. of one ingredient 10990
BP Lubricants Hysol 6519 C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of three ingredients 10991
Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC. Berol 609 C.i. and C. of two ingredients 10992
Canyon Technical Services nanoFLO 4 C.i. and C. of three ingredients 10993
Canyon Technical Services nanoFLO 5 C.i. and C. of three ingredients 10994
Covestro LLC Desmodur TD643 C. of three ingredients 10995
3M Canada Company 3M Structural Adhesive Film 6045 C. of six ingredients 10996
Momentive Performance Materials SilForm* HyFlex C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 10997
BP Lubricants IIoquench 749 C. of one ingredient 10998
General Electric Canada L-1266 C. of four ingredients 10999
General Electric Canada L-5142 Part B C. of five ingredients 11000
General Electric Canada L-5197 Part A C. of two ingredients 11001
General Electric Canada L-6277 Part A C. of two ingredients 11002
General Electric Canada L-6277 Part B C. of one ingredient 11003
General Electric Canada L-6225 Part A C. of one ingredient 11004
General Electric Canada L-6225 Part B C. of three ingredients 11005
General Electric Canada L-6281 Part B C. of four ingredients 11006
General Electric Canada L-4791 Part A C. of two ingredients 11007
General Electric Canada L-4791 Part B C. of five ingredients 11008
General Electric Canada L-6820 Part B C. of two ingredients 11009
General Electric Canada L-6820M Part B C. of two ingredients 11010
General Electric Canada L-6858 Part C C. of five ingredients 11011
General Electric Canada L-6862 Part C C. of five ingredients 11012
General Electric Canada L-6877 Part B C. of two ingredients 11013
General Electric Canada RTV664M Part B C. of four ingredients 11014
General Electric Canada XL-82782 Part B C. of three ingredients 11015
General Electric Canada L-5918 Part C C. of five ingredients 11016
General Electric Canada L-5152 Part B C. of five ingredients 11017
Covestro LLC Baytec JDV 5432 C. of one ingredient 11018
Covestro LLC Baydur PUL4500 BLK CMP B C. of three ingredients 11019
Covestro LLC Baydur 660 IMR Comp.D C.i. and C. of three ingredients, C. of two ingredients 11020
Covestro LLC Bayflex 110-80 BLK Comp B C. of three ingredients 11021
Covestro LLC Softcel Polyol U-1000 C. of one ingredient 11022
Covestro LLC BAYDUR PUL4500 COMP B C. of three ingredients 11023
Covestro LLC NB# 7004933 C. of three ingredients 11024
BP Lubricants Braycote 248 C. of one ingredient 11025
BP Lubricants Brayco 922 C. of two ingredients 11026
BP Lubricants Viscogen KL 300 Spray C. of one ingredient 11027
BP Lubricants Rustilo 4163 C. of two ingredients 11028
Covestro LLC Bayhydur XP 2547 C. of three ingredients 11029
Covestro LLC Desmodur N 3500 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of two ingredients 11030
Covestro LLC Desmodur XP 2838 C. of five ingredients 11031
Covestro LLC Desmodur XP 2840 C. of three ingredients 11032
Covestro LLC Desmodur N 75A MPA/X C. of five ingredients 11033
Covestro LLC Desmodur RFE C. of three ingredients 11034
Covestro LLC DESMODUR XP 2763 C. of three ingredients 11035
Covestro LLC Desmodur XP 2499 C. of sixteen ingredients 11036
Ingevity Corporation PC-2198 C.i. and C. of one ingredient 11037
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 882I Red C. of two ingredients 11038
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 883I Blue C. of two ingredients 11039
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 885I Black C. of three ingredients 11040
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 887I Brown C. of two ingredients 11041
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 888I Green C. of two ingredients 11042
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 884N Yellow C. of six ingredients 11043
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 888N Green C. of six ingredients 11044
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 883N Blue C. of six ingredients 11045
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 885N Black C. of seven ingredients 11046
3M Canada Company 3M™ Process Colour 884I Yellow C. of two ingredients 11047
Covestro LLC Catalyse SD16 C.i. and C. of four ingredients, C. of one ingredient 11048
Covestro LLC Baytherm 3003 Resin C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of one ingredient 11049
Covestro LLC U904BX Bayflex 904 Component B (BayOne) C. of one ingredient 11050
Covestro LLC Baydur PUL2500 Black COMP B C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 11051
Covestro LLC Bayfill 500 COMP B C. of one ingredient 11052
Baker Hughes Canada Company PETROSWEET™ HSW31250 H2S SCAVENGER C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of four ingredients 11053
Baker Hughes Canada Company SCW2600 SCALE INHIBITOR C.i. and C. of four ingredients, C. of two ingredients 11054
BP Lubricants Hysol MB 50 C. of five ingredients 11055
Baker Hughes Canada Company CRW9220 CORROSION INHIBITOR C.i. and C. of four ingredients, C. of two ingredients 11056
Baker Hughes Canada Company PAO2343 ASPHALTENE INHIBITOR C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of seven ingredients 11057
BP Lubricants Brayco 363 C. of two ingredients 11058
BP Lubricants Brayco 300 C. of one ingredient 11059
Univar Canada Ltd. OGI-6112 C.i. and C. of one ingredient 11060
Covestro LLC Bayfill 400 Component B C. of three ingredients 11061
Covestro LLC CFS-Gelfoam-220B X C. of one ingredient 11062
Covestro LLC CFS-ISKIN-145B X C. of three ingredients 11063
Covestro LLC Desmodur E 20100 C. of four ingredients 11064
Covestro LLC Desmodur MAX-T40-SA C. of two ingredients 11065
Covestro LLC Desmodur E 23 A C. of four ingredients 11066
Covestro LLC Desmodur MP-101 C. of three ingredients 11067
Covestro LLC Desmodur E XP 2753 C. of four ingredients 11068
Covestro LLC Desmodur MDQ 23216 C. of six ingredients 11069
Covestro LLC Desmodur MAX-D30-SA C. of two ingredients 11070
Covestro LLC Desmodur MD1380 C. of two ingredients 11071
Covestro LLC Desmodur MS 70 C. of three ingredients 11072
Covestro LLC Desmodur MTQ 25130 NM C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 11073
Covestro LLC Mondur 582 C. of four ingredients 11074
Covestro LLC Mondur MA 2300 C. of two ingredients 11075
Covestro LLC Mondur MA 2301 C. of four ingredients 11076
Covestro LLC DESMODUR VP.PU ME 40TF04 C. of two ingredients 11077
Covestro LLC Desmodur VL C. of four ingredients 11078
Covestro LLC Desmoseal M 280 C. of three ingredients 11079
BP Lubricants Hysol MB 20 C.i. and C. of two ingredients, C. of three ingredients 11080
Covestro LLC Desmodur E 22 C. of four ingredients 11081
Baker Hughes Canada Company SULFIX™ 9200 SCAVENGER C.i. of two ingredients 11082
BASF Canada Inc. Basazol Violet 47L na C.i. and C. of three ingredients, C. of three ingredients 11083
Schlumberger Canada Limited ALPINE DRILL BEADS C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 11084
Schlumberger Canada Limited DRILLPLEX UK C.i. and C. of two ingredients 11085
Schlumberger Canada Limited IDLUBE XL C. of four ingredients 11086
Schlumberger Canada Limited NOVATEC F C. of two ingredients 11087
Schlumberger Canada Limited HRP C. of three ingredients 11088
Schlumberger Canada Limited ONE-MUL C. of eight ingredients 11089
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-BREAK CBF C. of three ingredients 11090
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-SOLV E C. of two ingredients 11091
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-SURF E C. of three ingredients 11092
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-SCAV NA C. of two ingredients 11093
Schlumberger Canada Limited SUREMUL C. of one ingredient 11094
Schlumberger Canada Limited ULTRAFREE NS C. of two ingredients 11095
Schlumberger Canada Limited WARP OIL-BASED CONCENTRATE C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 11096
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-SCAVITE II C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of one ingredient 11097
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-SCAV HSW C.i. and c. of one ingredient, C. of two ingredients 11098
Schlumberger Canada Limited CONQOR 303A C. of one ingredient 11099
Schlumberger Canada Limited SAFE-COR C. of one ingredient 11100
Schlumberger Canada Limited KI-3924 C. of one ingredient 11101
Schlumberger Canada Limited WT-1051 C. of one ingredient 11102
Schlumberger Canada Limited OR-6055 C. of two ingredients 11103
Schlumberger Canada Limited EB-8228 C. of two ingredients 11104
Schlumberger Canada Limited HR 2624 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of three ingredients 11105
Schlumberger Canada Limited PI-7366 C.i. and C. of one ingredient, C. of six ingredients 11106
Momentive Performance Materials Niax* catalyst LC-5636 C.i. and C. of four ingredients 11107
Schlumberger Canada Limited RHETHIN C. of six ingredients 11108

Note: C.i. = chemical identity and C. = concentration

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

STATUTES REPEAL ACT

List of repeals

Notice is given, pursuant to section 4 of the Statutes Repeal Act, chapter 20 of the Statutes of Canada, 2008, that the following provisions were repealed on December 31, 2016, by the operation of section 3 of that Act.

February 6, 2017

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

SCHEDULE

  1. Canada Grain Act, R.S., c. G-10, paragraphs (d) and (e) of the definition “elevator” in section 2 and subsections 55(2) and (3)
  2. Canada Marine Act, S.C. 1998, c. 10, section 140
  3. An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act and to repeal the Grain Futures Act, S.C. 1998, c. 22, subsection 1(3) and sections 5, 9, 13 to 15, 18 to 23 and 26 to 28
  4. Public Safety Act, 2002, S.C. 2004, c. 15, section 106
  5. Budget Implementation Act, 2005, S.C. 2005, c. 30, section 124

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DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACT

Notice of intent to improve the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment through Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Natural Resources is initiating the development of Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations under the Energy Efficiency Act to increase the stringency of existing energy efficiency standards for 11 product categories and to introduce such standards for the first time in Canada for 6 product categories.

Background

The Government of Canada is committed to taking action on climate change by improving energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment, and reducing regulatory burden through alignment with the United States and collaboration with provinces and territories. Improving energy efficiency standards provides both economic and environmental benefits to Canada.

The Energy Efficiency Regulations were introduced in 1995 as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. They prescribe energy efficiency standards for energy-using products used in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. They also prescribe labelling requirements for certain products to disclose and compare the energy use of a given product model relative to others in their category. The Regulations have been amended regularly to update existing energy efficiency standards and introduce standards for new products.

In March 2016, Canada and the United States committed to better align and further improve energy efficiency standards by 2020. Moreover, Canada committed to align up to 10 test methods and standards with the United States and Mexico by 2019. This builds on the 2014 Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council commitment to align new and updated energy efficiency standards and test methods for energy-using equipment, to the extent practicable and permitted by law. Alignment of requirements can avoid creating unnecessary duplication and costs, reduce trade barriers and enhance consumer choice.

Through the pan-Canadian framework and Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have committed to working together to achieve climate change goals. Through this collaboration, governments agreed that the stringency of standards for some heating products could, for climatic and market reasons, exceed the stringency of those in the United States.

Amendments to the Regulations

Natural Resources Canada is proceeding with the development of Amendment 15 to introduce or update energy efficiency standards and, where applicable, test methods and associated reporting and compliance requirements for the 17 product categories listed below. The intent is to align 11 of the 17 product categories with energy efficiency standards in force or expected to be in force in the United States, subject to an analysis of Canadian market conditions. For the remaining 6 product categories, NRCan will undertake an analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of moving to more stringent standards.

Products for which NRCan will consider more stringent standards than those of the United States are indicated with an “*” in the table below.

Residential (9 product categories)
Existing Product Categories New Product Categories
  • Electric ranges
  • Battery chargers (uninterruptible power supplies)
  • Refrigerators (wine coolers)
  • Residential oil boilers
  • Residential gas boilers*
  • Residential gas furnaces (including mobile homes)*
  • Gas fireplaces*
  • Ceiling fans (air flow)
  • Tankless water heaters*
Commercial and Industrial (8 product categories)
Existing Product Categories New Product Categories
  • Vending machines
  • Vertical air conditioners and heat pumps
  • Chillers
  • Walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Commercial/industrial pumps
  • Commercial water heaters*
  • Commercial oil boilers
  • Commercial gas boilers*

Next steps

Natural Resources Canada will initiate the development of Amendment 15 in accordance with the standard federal regulatory process. Over the next few months, Natural Resources Canada will consult with representatives of industry, non-governmental organizations, the public and other stakeholders. Input received during these consultations will be considered during the development of the Amendment 15 proposal. As part of this consultative process, technical bulletins will be released to collect stakeholder views on the new requirements being considered for each of the product categories listed above.

Natural Resources Canada will undertake a cost-benefit analysis using the best available Canadian market data to assess the economic and environmental impacts of Amendment 15 and to ensure Canadian consumers and businesses benefit from its implementation.

The Government of Canada intends to prepublish a regulatory proposal in the Canada Gazette, Part I, within two years of the publication of this notice.

Contact

Debbie Scharf
Director
Equipment Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
930 Carling Avenue, Building 3, 1st Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y3
Telephone: 613-996-4359
Fax: 613-947-5286
Email: equipment@nrcan.gc.ca

March 4, 2017

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following persons of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as fingerprint examiners:

  • Robert John Sayer
  • Darin Thompson

Ottawa, February 16, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby designate the following person of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

  • Bradley Sweet

Ottawa, February 16, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

CRIMINAL CODE

Revocation of designation as fingerprint examiner

Pursuant to subsection 667(5) of the Criminal Code, I hereby revoke the designation of the following person of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service as a fingerprint examiner:

  • Nicole Lynn Magnan

Ottawa, February 16, 2017

Kathy Thompson
Assistant Deputy Minister
Community Safety and Countering Crime Branch

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GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA

CONSULTATIONS ON A POTENTIAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA

On September 22, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced that Canada and China had launched exploratory discussions for a possible Canada–China Free Trade Agreement (see press release). (see footnote 18)

Parallel to the exploratory discussions, the Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on how to best proceed regarding a possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This would include how to best improve market access and legal certainty and transparency for Canadian business, but also to understand any other related issues and concerns that are relevant when considering a possible FTA.

The Government is soliciting views from businesses, civil society organizations, labour unions, academia, individual Canadians, Indigenous groups, and provincial and territorial governments on objectives, key interests and potential concerns, which will help outline the parameters of a potential initiative.

Background

China is Canada’s second-largest single-country trading partner and a key market for Canada in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2016, two-way merchandise trade amounted to $85.3 billion. Canada’s two-way foreign direct investment (FDI) relationship with China is also significant and reached $33.0 billion at the end of 2015. China is Canada’s largest source of international students and third largest source of tourists.

With a population of almost 1.4 billion, a GDP of C$14.8 trillion in 2016, and a forecasted average annual economic growth rate of around 5.4% over the next 15 years, China and the Chinese market present opportunities for Canadian companies in a wide variety of sectors. China’s ongoing transition to a more service-oriented, consumer-based economy and its growing middle class have created demand for quality agricultural and agri-food products, advanced manufacturing, reliable sources of energy, financial and professional services, and innovative technologies and service solutions.

A potential free trade agreement with China could result in economic gains for Canada by creating opportunities for Canadian firms, including small and medium-sized enterprises, that are looking to grow their business in international markets and by improving market access conditions for Canadian businesses operating in China. Canadian consumers may also benefit from a potential free trade agreement with China as a result of enhanced access to safe and affordable goods from China.

Canadians may have concerns about China, including issues relating to the environment, labour, gender equality, rule of law and human rights. Canada’s comprehensive dialogue with China is central to a healthy relationship and allows Canada to relay the concerns of Canadians and to engage with a country that hosts one sixth of the world’s population. A free trade agreement with China would not deter Canada from urging and working with China to meet its international obligations in these areas. As Canada pursues future trade agreements, it will ensure policy flexibility is reserved to protect the health, safety and environment of Canadians.

More information on the Government’s consultations on a potential Canada–China Free Trade Agreement can be found at

  • • Global Affairs Canada

    • • Consulting Canadians on a Possible Canada–China Free Trade Agreement (see footnote 19)

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by June 2, 2017. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered as public information, unless explicitly requested otherwise.

Submissions should include the following:

  1. the contributor’s name and address and, if applicable, the name of the contributor’s organization, institution or business;
  2. the specific issues being addressed; and
  3. where possible, precise information on the rationale for the positions taken, including any significant impact it may have on Canada’s domestic or international interests.

Contributions can be sent by email or mail to

Submissions by interested parties

The following are examples of areas where the Government would appreciate receiving views:

  • • Trade and investment interests:
    • • Canadian goods of export or import interest (identified by HS/Tariff codes) that would benefit from expedited or phased-in removal of tariffs and other barriers by China or Canada;

    • • Trade in services (identification of sectors, activities of export interest for Canadian service providers, market access barriers and domestic regulatory measures that either restrict or affect their ability to conduct business or deliver their service in China);

    • • Temporary entry of business people from Canada into China and from China into Canada (e.g. any impediments when entering China, or Canada, to work on a temporary basis);

    • • Electronic commerce (e.g. restrictive measures faced by Canadian suppliers of digital products and services in China);

    • • Non-tariff barriers (such as import licensing, administration of tariff-rate quotas, taxes, lack of transparency), technical barriers to trade (including technical regulations, standards or conformity assessment procedures), and sanitary and phytosanitary measures;

    • • Rules of origin, including the appropriate rules of origin for specific products or sectors;

    • • Border and customs issues that have an impact on the movement of commercial goods into and out of China;

    • • Investment barriers faced by Canadian investors in China, including restrictions imposed on foreign ownership or entry to market, questions of transparency of regulation and performance requirements;

    • • Priority government procurement markets for Canadian suppliers in China at the central, provincial and local levels, the goods and services that Canadian suppliers are interested in selling to those government organizations, and barriers faced when selling or attempting to sell to governments in China;

    • • Any incident affecting business practices when interacting with Chinese state-owned enterprises (in Canada or in China);

    • • China’s application and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) laws, regulations, policies or procedures that may result in discrimination against foreign intellectual property, and any requirements for the sharing or transfer of IP or confidential business information;

    • • Competition policy matters, including competition law enforcement or other measures affecting competition in China;

    • • Preferred approach to trade remedies taken on trade between China and Canada; and

    • • Any incidents of unfair business practices.

  • • Reflection of the interests and values of Canadians:

    • • Sustainable development;

    • • Corporate social responsibility;

    • • Transparency;

    • • Equality;

    • • Good governance;

    • • Rule of law;

    • • Non-discrimination;

    • • Respect for the environment;

    • • Culture;

    • • Labour rights; and

    • • Human rights.

  • • Enhancement of the bilateral economic relationship:

    • • Co-operation on science and technology;

    • • Climate change;

    • • Cultural and creative industries; and

    • • Health and the environment.

  • • Other topics:

    • • Risks to Canadian consumers and to Canada’s plant and animal resource base resulting from the import of goods from China; and

    • • Any other topics of interest or potential concern to Canadians related to a potential free trade agreement.

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

COMPETITION ACT

Revised Competition Act pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2017

Pursuant to subsection 110(8) of the Competition Act, I hereby determine that the amount for the year 2017, for the purposes of any of subsections 110(2) to (6) of the Competition Act, is 88 million dollars.

Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY ACT

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-009-17 — Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) Systems and Clarification of Application Procedures for All Satellite Licence Applications

The intent of this notice is to initiate, through the release of the above-mentioned document, a public consultation on modifications to various elements of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) licensing framework as it applies to non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) systems. In particular, ISED is seeking views on whether to impose a limit on the number of licences issued per frequency band for certain commercial systems; changes to Canadian direction and control, coverage and capacity requirements; the removal of coexistence as an assessment criteria; and possible measures to be used in the event of domestic frequency coordination disputes. Views are also sought on a clarification to the first come, first served licensing rules as they apply to all satellite applications.

Following the comment period, ISED will issue updates to Radio Systems Policy RP-008 — Policy Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) and Client Procedures Circular CPC-2-6-02  — Licensing of Space Stations on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum. Two weeks following the publication of these updates, the moratorium on licence applications for commercial NGSO systems will be lifted. A Spectrum Advisory Bulletin will be published on the Department’s website to provide advance notice, but there will be no accompanying notice in the Canada Gazette.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than April 3, 2017. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

The Department will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted for 15 days following the posting of comments. All comments and reply comments will be reviewed and considered by the Department in arriving at a final position on the issues raised in the consultation.

Respondents are requested to provide their comments in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF), along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used, to the following email address: ic.satelliteauthorization-autorisationsatellite.ic@canada.ca. Written submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 235 Queen Street, 6th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (SMSE-009-17).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of any documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED’s Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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.

February 22, 2017

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-004-17 — Release of RSS-247, Issue 2

Notice is hereby given that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following standard:

  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-247, Issue 2, Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and Licence-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices
  • This document will come into force upon its publication on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications official publications web page at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01841.html.

  • This standard sets out certification requirements for radio apparatus operating in the bands 902-928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz employing frequency hopping, digital modulation and/or a combination (hybrid) of both techniques. It also includes licence-exempt local area network (LE-LAN) devices operating in the bands 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz, 5470-5725 MHz and 5725-5850 MHz.

  • It should be noted that a transition period ending six months following the publication of RSS-247, Issue 2, on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum is being provided. During that time, compliance with either RSS-247, Issue 2, or RSS-247, Issue 1, will be accepted. After that time, only applications for certification of equipment under RSS-247, Issue 2, will be accepted.

General information

The Radio Equipment Standards lists will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments within 90 days of the date of publication of this notice using the online “General Inquiry” form at www.ic.gc.ca/res_general. Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the “Standard Change Request” form at www.ic.gc.ca/res_change.

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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.

February 2017

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

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PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council Appointments website (www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/slctnPrcs.asp?menu=1&lang=eng).

Position Organization Closing date
Chairperson Canadian Museum for Human Rights March 7, 2017
Chairperson Canadian Museum of History March 7, 2017
Vice-Chairperson Canadian Museum of History March 7, 2017
Chairperson Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 March 7, 2017
Chairperson Canadian Museum of Nature March 7, 2017
Chairperson Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission March 6, 2017
Regional Member (Manitoba/Saskatchewan) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission March 6, 2017
Regional Member (Ontario) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission March 6, 2017
Vice-Chairperson (Broadcasting) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission March 6, 2017
Member (Yukon Territory) Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada March 7, 2017
Chairperson National Capital Commission February 27, 2017
Chairperson National Gallery of Canada March 7, 2017
Vice-Chairperson National Gallery of Canada March 7, 2017
Commissioner Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada March 6, 2017
Chairperson Patented Medicine Prices Review Board March 6, 2017
Member Patented Medicine Prices Review Board March 6, 2017
Vice-Chairperson (Appeal Division) Social Security Tribunal March 21, 2017
Vice-Chairperson (General Division, Employment Insurance Section) Social Security Tribunal March 21, 2017
Vice-Chairperson (General Division, Income Security Section) Social Security Tribunal March 21, 2017
Chairperson Standards Council of Canada March 6, 2017
Chief Executive Officer Standards Council of Canada March 6, 2017
Members Standards Council of Canada March 6, 2017
Members Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada March 20, 2017

Upcoming opportunities

New opportunities that will be posted in the coming weeks.

Position Organization
President (Chief Executive Officer) Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Commissioner for Workers Canada Employment Insurance Commission
Chairperson Canada Foundation for Innovation
President Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Chairperson Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Directors First Nations Financial Management Board
Sergeant-at-Arms House of Commons
Chairperson National Battlefields Commission
Commissioner National Battlefields Commission
Procurement Ombudsman Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

Ongoing opportunities

Opportunities posted on an ongoing basis.

Position Organization
Members (full-time) Veterans Review and Appeal Board

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    S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 710(3)
  • Footnote b
    S.C. 2001, c. 27
  • Footnote c
    S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 710(3)
  • Footnote d
    S.C. 2001, c. 27
  • Footnote e
    S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 710(3)
  • Footnote f
    S.C. 2001, c. 27
  • Footnote g
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote h
    S.C. 1999, c. 33
  • Footnote i
    SOR/94-311
  • Footnote j
    S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 710(3)
  • Footnote k
    This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of CEPA but was included in this screening assessment as it was considered a priority based on other human health concerns.
  • Footnote 1
    Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part I, January 31, 1998
  • Footnote 2
    Supplement, Canada Gazette, Part I, January 31, 1998
  • Footnote 3
    The Policy on the Use of Significant New Activity Provisions of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is available at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ese-ees/default.asp?lang=En&n=5CA18D66-1.
  • Footnote 4
    The full text of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act is available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-1.68/FullText.html.
  • Footnote 5
    The full text of the Natural Health Products Regulations is available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2003-196/.
  • Footnote 6
    The full text of the Food and Drugs Act is available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/f-27/FullText.html.
  • Footnote 7
    The full text of the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) is available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2005-247/FullText.html.
  • Footnote 8
    The Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers are available at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/280464/publication.html.
  • Footnote 9
    The New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) are available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2005-247/FullText.html.
  • Footnote 10
    The Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers are available at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/280464/publication.html.
  • Footnote 11
    A comprehensive listing of substances that are subject to SNAc provisions is available at http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=0F76206A-1.
  • Footnote 12
    Formerly “Material Safety Data Sheets” (MSDSs). Please refer to the Regulations Amending the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) and the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations for reference to this amendment, at http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2015/2015-02-11/html/sor-dors19-eng.php.
  • Footnote 13
    The advisory note “Clarification in relation to the submission of Significant New Activity Notifications in application of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999” is available at http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=CC526AE6-1.
  • Footnote 14
    The Substances Management Information Line can be contacted at eccc.substances.eccc@canada.ca (email), 1-800-567-1999 (toll-free in Canada), and 819-938-3232 (outside of Canada).
  • Footnote 15
    The Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is available at https://www.ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default.asp?lang=en&n=AF0C5063-1.
  • Footnote 16
    This annex is provided for information purposes only. In the event of a discrepancy between this document and the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act shall prevail.
  • Footnote 17
    The Chemical Abstracts Service 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 of Canada 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.
  • Footnote 18
    www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/09/23/joint-statement-between-canada-and-peoples-republic-china
  • Footnote 19
    www.international.gc.ca/CanadaChinatrade