Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 14: GOVERNMENT NOTICES
April 2, 2022
BANK OF CANADA
Statement of financial position as at February 28, 2022 (unaudited)
Amounts are in millions of dollars.
|Liabilities and Equity||495,082|
|Cash and foreign deposits||7|
|Securities purchased under resale agreements||18,931|
|Advances to members of Payments Canada||n/a|
|Total loans and receivables||18,936|
|Government of Canada treasury bills||524|
|Government of Canada bonds — carried at amortized cost||127,142|
|Government of Canada bonds — carried at fair value through profit and loss||274,542|
|Canada Mortgage Bonds||9,525|
|Securities lent or sold under repurchase agreements||34,267|
|Shares in the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)||473|
|Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada||13,925|
|Property and equipment||523|
|Right-of-use leased assets||48|
|Total capital assets||683|
Liabilities and Equity
|Bank notes in circulation||111,902|
|Government of Canada||82,055|
|Members of Payments Canada||255,723|
|Securities sold under repurchase agreements||32,858|
|Derivatives — Indemnity agreements with the Government of Canada||n/a|
|Statutory and special reserves||125|
|Investment revaluation reserve||435|
|Actuarial gains reserve||43|
I declare that the foregoing statement is correct according to the books of the Bank.
Ottawa, March 18, 2022
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accountant
I declare that the foregoing statement is to the best of my knowledge and belief correct, and shows truly and clearly the financial position of the Bank, as required by section 29 of the Bank of Canada Act.
Ottawa, March 18, 2022
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Order 2022-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to subsection 66(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999footnote a, makes the annexed Order 2022-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List.
Gatineau, March 1, 2022
Minister of the Environment
Order 2022-66-01-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
1 Part I of the Non-domestic Substances List footnote 1 is amended by adding the following in numerical order:
|19565-3||Carbomonocyclediol, (1,1-dimethylethyl)methyl-, dicarbomonocyclecarboxylate|
|19567-5||6-Benzothiazolesulfonic acid, 2-[4-substituted-5-[2-[2-[(2,6-diethyl-4-methyl-3-sulfophenyl)amino]-6-[(2,6-diethyl-4-methyl-3-sulfophenyl)(6-sulfo-2-benzothiazolyl)amino]-4-methyl-3-pyridinyl]diazenyl]-3-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]-, lithium salt (1:4)|
|19568-6||1,3,5-Naphthalenetrisulfonic acid, 7-[2-[2-[2-[5-substituted-4-methyl-2,6-bis[(4-sulfophenyl)amino]-3-pyridinyl]diazenyl]-4-(2-naphthalenyl)-5-thiazolyl]diazenyl]-, lithium sodium salt (1:?:?)|
|19575-3||Phosphoric polyhalogen, polymer with oxybis[alkanol], reaction products with alkylene oxide|
|19578-6||Phosphoric acid, mixed methylalkyl and alkyl polyesters|
Coming into Force
3 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is published in the Canada Gazette.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999
Significant New Activity Notice No. 20948
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 their possession in respect of the substance 1-hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N,N-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number 1860-26-0, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
Whereas the substance is not specified on the Domestic Substances List;
And whereas the ministers suspect that a significant new activity in relation to the substance may result in the substance becoming toxic within the meaning of section 64 of the Act,
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 Steven Guilbeault
Minister of the Environment
(Section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
1. The following definition applies in this notice:
- means 1-hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N,N-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number 1860-26-0
2. In relation to the substance, a significant new activity is:
- (a) the use of the substance in the manufacture of a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight; or
- (b) the distribution for sale of the substance in a quantity greater than or equal to 10 kg in a calendar year, in a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight.
3. Despite item 2, a use of the substance is not a significant new activity if the substance is used
- (a) 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
- (b) in the manufacture of a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, that is for export only.
4. For each proposed significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister of the Environment at least 90 days before the day on which the activity begins:
- (a) a description of the significant new activity in relation to the substance;
- (b) the quantity expected to be used and distributed in Canada in a calendar year by the person who proposes the significant new activity;
- (c) the information specified in paragraphs 7(c) and (d) of Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);
- (d) the information specified in paragraphs 8(f) and (g) of Schedule 5 to those Regulations;
- (e) the function of the substance in the product; and
- (f) the data and test report from the following:
- (i) a toxicity study of at least 24 hours in duration in respect of the substance, that is conducted in accordance with the methodology described in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 428: Skin Absorption: In Vitro Method, that is current at the time the study is conducted using rat skin,
- (ii) a toxicity study of at least 24 hours in duration in respect of the substance, that is conducted in accordance with the methodology described in the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 428: Skin Absorption: In Vitro Method, that is current at the time the study is conducted using human skin,
- (iii) a toxicity study of at least 24 hours in duration in respect of the substance that is conducted in accordance with the methodology described in the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 427: Skin Absorption: In Vivo Method, that is current at the time the study is conducted using rats, and
- (iv) a toxicity study of 28 days in duration in respect of the substance that is conducted in accordance with the methodology described in the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Test No. 410: Repeated Dose Dermal Toxicity: 21/28-day Study, that is current at the time the study is conducted.
5. The studies referred to in paragraph 4(f) must be conducted in accordance with 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, that are current at the time the studies are conducted.
6. The information in item 4 will be assessed within 90 days after the day on which it is received by the Minister.
7. Despite item 2, in the period between the date of publication of the present notice and December 31, 2022, a significant new activity is
- (a) the use of the substance in a quantity greater than or equal to 1 000 kg in the manufacture of a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration greater than or equal to 1% by weight; or
- (b) the distribution for sale of the substance in a quantity greater than or equal to 1 000 kg in a calendar year, in a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight.
(This explanatory note is not part of the Significant New Activity Notice.)
This Significant New Activity (SNAc) Notice is a legal instrument adopted by the Minister of the Environment pursuant to section 85 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act) to apply the SNAc provisions of that Act to the substance 1-hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N,N-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number 1860-26-0. The Notice is now in force and it has force of law. It is therefore mandatory for a person who intends to use the substance for a significant new activity as defined in the Notice to meet all the applicable requirements set out in the Notice.
A SNAc Notice does not constitute an endorsement from the Minister of the Environment, the Department of the Environment or the Government of Canada of the substance to which it relates, nor does it constitute 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 the substance 1-hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N,N-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-, CAS Registry Number 1860-26-0, 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 the human toxicity concerns, the Notice requires notification in relation to the use of the substance in the manufacture of a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight. The Notice also requires notification in relation to the distribution for sale of the substance in a quantity greater than or equal to 10 kg in a calendar year, in a cosmetic, as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act, in which the substance is present in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight.
A SNAN is required 90 days before the use of the substance in a significant new activity.
Activities not subject to the Notice
Uses of the substance that are regulated under the acts of Parliament listed in Schedule 2 of the Act, including the Pest Control Products Act, the Fertilizers Act and the Feeds Act, are excluded from the Notice. 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 provisions of the Act. See subsection 81(6) and section 3 of the Act, and section 3 of the Guidelines for the Notification and Testing of New Substances: Chemicals and Polymers for additional information.
Activities involving the use of the substance as a research and development substance or a site-limited intermediate or an export-only product 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).
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 1-hexanamine, 2-ethyl-N,N-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-, CAS Registry Number 1860-26-0 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 risk assessments within 90 days after the complete information is received.
The assessment of the substance identified potential repeated dose toxicity concerns associated with potential activities involving the use of the substance in cosmetics. The SNAc Notice is issued to gather toxicity information to ensure that the substance will undergo further assessment before a significant new activity is undertaken.
The information requirements in the Notice relate to general information in respect of the substance, details surrounding its use, exposure information, and toxicity to human health and the environment. Some of the information requirements reference the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).
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.
A transitional provision is included in the Notice to facilitate compliance by persons who may already have imported, distributed for sale or manufactured up to 1 000 kg of the substance and started activities with it in concentrations that are greater than or equal to 1% by weight in a cosmetic. The Notice comes into force immediately. However, if the substance is used in the manufacture or the distribution for sale of a cosmetic, in a concentration that is greater than or equal to 1% by weight, a quantity of less than 1 000 kg may be used for the period between the publication of the Notice and December 31, 2022. On January 1, 2023, the threshold will be lowered.
When assessing whether or not a substance is subject to SNAc provisions, a person is expected to make use of information in their possession or to which they may reasonably have access. This 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).
Although an SDS is an important source of information on the composition of a 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 is toxic or capable of becoming toxic, the person who is in possession of or that has knowledge of the information and is involved in activities with the substance is obligated, under section 70 of the Act, 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.
Under section 86 of the Act, any person who transfers the physical possession or control of a substance subject to a SNAc notice must 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 SNAc 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.
For further information, please contact the Substances Management Information Line (firstname.lastname@example.org [email], 1‑800‑567‑1999 [toll-free in Canada], and 819‑938‑3232 [outside of Canada]).
The Act is enforced in accordance with the publicly available Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999). In instances of non-compliance, consideration is given to the following factors, when deciding which enforcement measure to take: nature of the alleged violation, effectiveness in achieving compliance with the Act and its regulations and consistency in enforcement.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACT
Notice of intent to amend Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 to update energy efficiency and testing standards of refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers
Notice is hereby given that Natural Resources Canada is initiating an amendment to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016, made under the Energy Efficiency Act, in order to increase the stringency of existing energy efficiency standards and update the testing standards of five major home appliances (i.e. refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers) with the intent to align these requirements with the outcomes of the United States Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) rulemakings currently underway and to have these requirements apply in 2024.
The Government of Canada is committed to meet net-zero energy for buildings by 2050. Canada’s building sector is a significant contributor to Canada’s total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Regulating the energy use of products is one of many tools available to the Government to reduce energy consumption and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 set standards for energy-using products imported or shipped inter-provincially for the purpose of sale or lease. Maintaining and facilitating alignment across borders remains a priority for the Government. To ensure alignment with the United States, the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 are regularly amended to introduce new standards or update existing ones.
In December 2019, the Prime Minister directed the Minister of Natural Resources, through a (ARCHIVED) mandate letter, to make ENERGY STAR® certification mandatory for all new appliances starting in 2022. Pre-consultations were conducted in 2021 to seek stakeholder feedback on an approach that would make mandatory, through amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016, the energy efficiency levels for the applicable home appliances required to receive ENERGY STAR® certification in 2019. Technical bulletins developed by Natural Resources Canada to inform pre-consultation proposed that these new requirements would apply to products manufactured on or after July 1, 2023. Preliminary analysis presented during pre-consultations estimated that implementation of this approach would lead to over $4 billion in cumulative net benefits for Canadians from products sold between 2024 and 2050.
The Department received formal comments from a range of stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, dealers of home appliances, and industry associations. While the Department received comments supporting the approach, citing the need for ambitious action to contribute to the achievement of the Government’s climate change objectives, several comments highlighted the need to consider regulatory alignment with the United States, given the integrated nature of the Canadian and U.S. markets.
The Department recognizes the benefits of international collaboration and regulatory alignment with other jurisdictions and is committed to undertaking its regulatory work on energy efficiency in accordance with all applicable trade agreements and policies. Parties to the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) agree to trilateral cooperation on energy performance standards and endeavour to harmonize them. The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) provides regulators from both countries with the opportunity to work together to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Natural Resources of Canada and the Department of Energy of the United States of America Concerning Cooperation on Energy (the MOU), signed in 2021, committed to collaboration on new and updated energy efficiency standards and test methods for energy-using consumer products and equipment where legally permissible.
These agreements and policies have led to productive collaboration and information sharing on energy efficiency regulations to support evidence-based decision-making. They also allow countries to move ahead with regulatory action unique to their jurisdiction when justified by domestic circumstances or policy objectives.
During pre-consultations, the Department learned that the U.S. DOE was launching or intended to launch regulatory processes to examine the test procedures and energy efficiency standards for home appliances. Based on U.S. DOE preliminary impact analyses released to date for these products, the Department anticipates that the these processes will lead to the finalization of energy efficiency standards set at the highest level technologically feasible and economically practicable, and that they will be similar in stringency to those discussed with stakeholders during the previously mentioned pre-consultations.
The Government of Canada is proceeding with pre-consultations to amend five home appliance categories in the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016. The intent is to align the energy efficiency and testing standards with the outcomes of the regulations that are currently the subject of consultations led by the U.S. DOE.
To accommodate this change in approach and allow time for the U.S. DOE to finalize its regulations, the Government of Canada will delay the compliance date of these regulations by 18 months, from July 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024. Given that the timelines for these U.S. processes are not known at the time of this notice of intent, the Department commits to communicate any required adjustments to this compliance date in order to provide a reasonable interval of time consistent with guidance from the World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement.
The Government of Canada would pre-publish a proposal in the Canada Gazette, Part I, following the U.S. publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemakings for all five home appliance categories to ensure alignment of requirements. The regulations will be finalized through publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II, following the U.S. publication of the Final Rules for all five home appliance categories.
The Department will continue to collaborate with the U.S. DOE regulators, as an activity outlined in the MOU, and will ensure that the impacts on Canadian consumers and businesses are reflected in decision-making.
Pre-consultations will be undertaken in summer 2022 with provinces and territories, and with other stakeholders (e.g. industry, non-governmental organizations and the public) to discuss the approach outlined in this notice of intent and to ensure that relevant expertise and perspectives are considered in the regulatory development process.
PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE
We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We 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.
We are equally committed to providing a healthy workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to work to one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment.
The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions.
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.
|Director||Bank of Canada|
|Director||Canada Development Investment Corporation|
|Director||Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology|
|Chairperson||Canada Lands Company Limited|
|Chief Executive Officer||Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse|
|Member||Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board|
|Chief Executive Officer||Canadian Dairy Commission|
|Chairperson||Canadian High Arctic Research Station|
|Member||Canadian High Arctic Research Station|
|Vice-Chairperson||Canadian High Arctic Research Station|
|Deputy Chief Commissioner||Canadian Human Rights Commission|
|Member||Canadian Human Rights Commission|
|Trustee||Canadian Museum for Human Rights|
|Director||Canadian Museum of History|
|Director||Canadian Museum of Nature|
|Member||Canadian Museum of Nature|
|President||Farm Credit Canada|
|Chairperson||International Development Research Centre|
|Chairperson||Invest in Canada Hub|
|Chief Executive Officer||Invest in Canada Hub|
|Director||Invest in Canada Hub|
|Commissioner||Law Commission of Canada|
|President||Law Commission of Canada|
|Member||National Capital Commission|
|Trustee||National Museum of Science and Technology|
|Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime||Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime|
|Privacy Commissioner||Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada|
|Chairperson||Patented Medicine Prices Review Board|
|Member||Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel|
|Director||Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority|