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Vol. 144, No. 32 — August 7, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03511 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., New Westminster, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of gravel, sand, silt, clay, or wood waste, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 7, 2010, to September 6, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s):

(a) Various approved sites in the Fraser River Estuary, British Columbia, at approximately 49°11.90′ N, 123°07.88′ W (NAD83);

(b) Various approved sites in Howe Sound, British Columbia, at approximately 49°29.82′ N, 123°18.24′ W (NAD83);

(c) Various approved sites in Vancouver Harbour, British Columbia, at approximately
49°18.70′ N, 123°08.00′ W (NAD83); and

(d) Various approved sites near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at approximately
49°22.45′ N, 123°56.42′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s):

(a) Cape Mudge Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°57.70′ N, 125°05.00′ W (NAD83);

(b) Comox (Cape Lazo) Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°41.70′ N, 124°44.50′ W (NAD83);

(c) Five Finger Island Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°15.20′ N, 123°54.70′ W (NAD83);

(d) Malaspina Strait Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°45.00′ N,
124°27.00′ W (NAD83);

(e) Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N,
123°21.90′ W (NAD83);

(f) Porlier Pass Disposal Site, within a 0.5 nautical mile radius of 49°00.20′ N,
123°29.90′ W (NAD83);

(g) Thornbrough Channel Disposal Site, within a 0.25 nautical mile radius of 49°31.00′ N, 123°28.30′ W (NAD83); and

(h) Watts Point Disposal Site, within a 0.25 nautical mile radius of 49°38.50′ N,
123°14.10′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using barge-mounted excavator or clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow, towed scow, or hopper dredge.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 70 000 m3 place measure.

10. Approvals: The Permittee shall obtain a letter of approval from the permit-issuing office for each loading and disposal activity prior to undertaking the work, and adhere to the conditions in the letter of approval.

11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

12. Inspection:

12.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and its contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

12.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

13. Contractors:

13.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

13.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

14.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Ms. Roanna Leung, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or roanna.leung@ ec.gc.ca (email), within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report – Maintenance dredging of various sites in the Fraser River Estuary, Howe Sound, Vancouver Harbour, or near Vancouver Island, and subsequent disposal at sea - 4543-2-03511” (July 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03512 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: 568849 B.C. Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Inert, inorganic geological matter.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Inert, inorganic geological matter; all wood, topsoil, asphalt and other debris is to be segregated for disposal by methods other than disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 6, 2010, to September 5, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s):

(a) Various approved excavation sites within Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, at approximately 49°16.50′ N, 123°06.50′ W (NAD83); and

(b) Various approved excavation sites within Southern Vancouver Island, at approximately 48°39.00′ N, 123°22.00′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of
49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using land-based heavy equipment, trucks, or conveyor belts.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow or towed scow.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 100 000 m3 place measure.

10. Approvals:

10.1. The Permittee shall obtain from the permit-issuing office a Letter of Approval for each loading and disposal activity prior to undertaking the work, and adhere to the conditions in the Letter of Approval.

11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

12. Inspection:

12.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

12.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

13. Contractors:

13.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

13.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

14.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Mr. Scott Lewis, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or scott.lewis@ec.gc.ca (email), within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report – 568849 B.C. Ltd. – Loading and Disposal at Sea 4543-2-03512” (July 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-03513 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: S & R Sawmills Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Dredged material consisting of sand, silt, clay, gravel and wood waste, except logs and usable wood. The Permittee shall ensure that every effort is made to prevent the deposition of log bundling strand into waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea and/or remove log bundling strand from waste or other matter approved for loading and disposal at sea.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 6, 2010, to September 5, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): S & R Sawmills Ltd., Surrey, British Columbia, at approximately
49°11.00′ N, 122°42.00′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Point Grey Disposal Site, within a one nautical mile radius of 49°15.40′ N, 123°21.90′ W (NAD83).

 6. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using barge-mounted excavator or clamshell dredge.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via hopper scow, towed scow or hopper dredge.

 8. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by bottom dumping or end dumping.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 50 000 m3 place measure.

10. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the Permittee in accordance with those Regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

11.3. Ships operating under the authority of this permit shall carry and display a radar-reflecting device at all times mounted on the highest practical location.

12. Contractors:

12.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

12.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement Division, Pacific and Yukon Region, 604-666-9059 (fax) or das.pyr@ec.gc.ca (email).

13.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region, c/o Mr. Scott Lewis, 201–401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, 604-666-5928 (fax) or scott.lewis@ec.gc.ca (email), within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.3. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The loading and disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures summarized in the report titled “Environmental Assessment Report – S & R Sawmills Ltd.: Loading and Disposal at Sea - 4543-2-03513” (July 2010).

DANIEL WOLFISH
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-04362 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Lower North Shore Community Seafood Cooperative (LNSCSC), Harrington Harbour, Quebec.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 17, 2010, to September 16, 2011.

 4. Loading site(s): Harrington Harbour wharf, Quebec, 50°29.80′ N, 59°28.64′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): Within a 100 m radius of 50°29.70′ N, 59°28.29′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 18 m.

 6. Method of loading:

6.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls and other marine birds, except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

6.2. The loading and transit shall be completed in a manner that ensures that no material contaminates the marine environment, notably the harbour and adjacent beaches. The Permittee shall also ensure that the loading sites are cleaned up and, if necessary, that spilled wastes are recovered.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via towed scow.

 8. Method of disposal: The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 400 tonnes.

10. Inspection:

10.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

10.2. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst for two years following the expiry of the permit.

11. Contractors:

11.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to the Regional Director, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Department of the Environment, Quebec Region, 105 McGill Street, 4th Floor, Montréal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, 514-496-6982 (fax), immersion.dpe@ec.gc.ca (email).

12.2. The Permittee must complete the Register of Disposal at Sea Operations as provided by the Department of the Environment. This register must, at all times, be kept at the loading site and be accessible to enforcement officers designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.3. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the names of the loading and disposal sites used, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s), the dates on which disposal activities occurred and the Register of Disposal at Sea Operations.

12.4. The Permittee must keep a written register of the time of departure of the vessel to the disposal site and advise the Canadian Coast Guard station once per day of the departure times entered in the register. The Permittee must record these communications in the register mentioned in paragraph 12.2.

12.5. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site.

JEAN-PIERRE DES ROSIERS
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Quebec Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 128 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Emergency Permit No. 4543-2-06640 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved.

 1. Permittee: Atlantic Cold Seafoods, La Scie, Newfoundland and Labrador.

 2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

 3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from July 26, 2010, to August 31, 2010.

 4. Loading site(s): La Scie, Newfoundland and Labrador, at approximately 49°57.60′ N, 55°36.20′ W (NAD83).

 5. Disposal site(s): La Scie, within a 250 m radius of 49°58.72′ N, 55°37.00′ W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 65 m.

 6. Method of loading:

6.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the material is loaded onto floating equipment complying with all applicable rules regarding safety and navigation and capable of containing all waste cargo during loading and transit to the approved disposal site.

6.2. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is covered by netting or other material to prevent access by gulls and other marine birds, except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

6.3. Material loaded for the purpose of disposal at sea may not be held aboard any ship for more than 96 hours from the commencement of loading without the written consent of an enforcement officer designated pursuant to subsection 217(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

6.4. The loading and transit shall be completed in a manner that ensures that no material contaminates the marine environment, notably the harbour and adjacent beaches. The Permittee shall also ensure that the loading sites are cleaned up and, if necessary, that spilled wastes are recovered.

 7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site.

 8. Method of disposal:

8.1. The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

 9. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 1 400 tonnes.

10. Inspection:

10.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and their contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11. Contractors:

11.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the Permittee.

11.2. The Permittee shall ensure that all contractors involved in the loading or disposal activity for which the permit is issued adhere to the conditions identified in the permit and are aware of possible consequences of any violation of these conditions.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to Mr. Rick Wadman, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Environment Canada, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 4T3, 709-772-5097 (fax), rick.wadman@ec.gc.ca (email).

12.2. The Permittee shall submit a written report to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, c/o Mr. Rick Wadman, as identified in paragraph 12.1, within 30 days of either the completion of the work or the expiry of the permit, whichever comes first. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

12.3. This permit shall be displayed in an area of the plant accessible to the public.

I. R. GEOFFREY MERCER
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Significant New Activity Notice No. EAU-566

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 1-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-(octadecyloxy)-, chloride (1:1), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 23328-71-4, under section 83 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;

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

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

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

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

ANNEX

Information Requirements

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

1. In relation to the substance 1-Propanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-3-(octadecyloxy)-, chloride (1:1), a significant new activity is any activity involving the production, processing or formulating of the substance in a quantity of more than 35 kg in any one calendar year which results in its release to the aquatic environment.

2. For each significant new activity, the following information must be provided to the Minister at least 90 days before the day on which the quantity of the substance exceeds 35 kg in any one calendar year:

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

(b) the information specified in Schedule 4 to the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers);

(c) the information specified in item 8 of Schedule 5 to those Regulations;

(d) the information specified in item 11 of Schedule 6 to those Regulations;

(e) the location of each facility where the substance is produced, processed or formulated during the significant new activity;

(f) the number and type of water bodies (e.g. stream, river, lake) receiving effluent from each facility;

(g) for each facility location, the anticipated frequency, duration and rate of release of the substance to the environment;

(h) the amount of the substance released to the environment (as kg/day per site for continuous operations and kg/batch per site for batch operations);

(i) the number of batches per year per site for batch operations;

(j) a description of the waste management practices in place to prevent or minimize the release of the substance in effluents;

(k) the average and peak concentrations of the substance in effluents; and

(l) all other information or test data concerning the substance that are in the possession of the person who proposes the significant new activity, or to which they have access, that are relevant to determine whether the substance is toxic or capable of becoming toxic.

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

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

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

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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

KYOTO PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Notice of publication of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy’s advice on “A Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act — 2010”

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to paragraph 10(2)(b) of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, that the Minister of the Environment has published, on the Government of Canada’s Web site at www.climatechange.gc.ca, advice received from the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy under subsection 10(1) of the Act.

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

CONSULTATIONS ON POSSIBLE FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH TURKEY

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of possible free trade negotiations between Canada and Turkey.

This notice is part of the Government of Canada’s domestic consultation process with business, citizen-based organizations and individual Canadians, as well as with provincial and territorial governments, to obtain advice and views on priorities, objectives and concerns to help outline the parameters of this initiative.

Background

In October 2009, Turkey first indicated its interest in pursuing a free trade agreement with Canada. Canadian and Turkish officials met informally in Ottawa in February 2010 to better understand their respective interests in possible free trade negotiations.

On May 13, 2010, the Turkish Minister of State for Foreign Trade formally wrote to the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, regarding possible free trade negotiations. Canadian and Turkish officials have agreed to meet in the coming months to explore the possibility of pursuing formal negotiations towards a high-quality comprehensive free trade agreement.

Canada has a relatively strong commercial relationship with Turkey — the world’s 16th largest economy, a G-20 member, and the third most populous nation in Europe (70.5 million in 2009) after Russia and Germany. Given its strategic geographic location and negotiated trade agreements, Turkey offers excellent access to markets in Europe (including a preferential Customs Union access to the European Union), the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Turkey totalled $1.5 billion in 2009. Canadian merchandise exports totalled $892.0 million, with Canada’s main export products to Turkey including mineral fuels and oils (coal), vegetables (dried leguminous vegetables), iron and steel (ferrous waste), paper and paperboard, and machinery. Merchandise imports from Turkey totalled $632.2 million in 2009. Canada’s major imports from Turkey in 2009 included fruits and nuts, electronic and electrical equipment, woven apparel, vehicles, and stones and ceramic products (mostly worked monument stone).

Canada’s 2007 services exports to Turkey totalled $69 million, comprised of commercial services, such as financial, environmental, architecture and engineering services ($24 million); transportation and government services ($23 million); and travel ($22 million). Turkey is Canada’s 29th largest investment market. Export and investment opportunities for Canadian companies exist in the following sectors: mining services; oil and gas transportation and distribution; transportation and automotive; information and communication technologies.

Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey has increased in recent years. The stock of Canadian investments in Turkey stood at some $1.8 billion at the end of 2009, and Export Development Canada has identified the country as a strategic market of opportunity for Canadian firms. According to Export Development Canada, business opportunities exist across a wide range of sectors that match Canadian capabilities, including pulp and paper products and equipment; mining services and investment; oil and gas distribution and transportation; transportation and automotive; information and communication technologies; infrastructure; tourism and related goods and services.

Canada and Turkey have longstanding diplomatic relations. In recent years as friends and allies, Canada and Turkey have expanded the depth and variety of their bilateral links as valued political, commercial, strategic, and security partners.

In 2009, these links were further strengthened by a number of new initiatives, including the conclusion of an air transport agreement, the inauguration of direct flights between Toronto and Istanbul and the signing of an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation. Multilateral cooperation between Canada and Turkey has grown through links in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the United Nations and its agencies, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Council of Europe.

Additional information on Canada’s relationship with Turkey can be found at

Submissions by interested parties

The Government is embarking on a public consultation process to allow all interested stakeholders an early opportunity to provide comments, input and advice on possible free trade negotiations with Turkey. It is essential that the Government of Canada be fully aware of the interests and potential sensitivities of Canadians with respect to this initiative. We welcome advice and views on any priorities, objectives and concerns relating to possible free trade negotiations with Turkey. In particular, we are seeking views with respect to the following:

  • Opinions on areas of goods export interest (identified by HS/Tariff codes, if possible), including products that would benefit from the early removal of tariffs and other barriers by Turkey.
  • Views on market access liberalization for Turkish products (identified by HS/Tariff codes, if possible) into the Canadian market, including input on those products for which the elimination of tariffs should be expedited or phased-in over time.
  • Advice and views on trade in services, particularly the identification of sectors/activities of export interest for Canadian service providers, and opinions on domestic regulatory measures that restrict or otherwise affect market access for Canadian service providers.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding the temporary entry of business persons from Canada into Turkey and into Canada from Turkey (e.g. impediments to entering or working in Turkey on a temporary basis including licensing or certification requirements at the border).
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding measures affecting exports destined for Turkey including non-tariff barriers (such as import licensing), technical barriers to trade (including technical regulations, standards and/or conformity assessment procedures) and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
  • Views on general rules of origin and on appropriate rules of origin for specific products or sectors.
  • Advice on “trade facilitation” issues (e.g. significant impediments related to import procedures).
  • Advice, views and experiences with customs procedures and with commercial goods entering and/or leaving Turkey.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding investment barriers faced by Canadian investors in Turkey, including restrictions imposed on foreign ownership or entry to market, questions of transparency of regulation, performance requirements (i.e. local content requirements, use of local labour and services), and any other impediments/barriers.
  • Advice and views on priority government procurement markets for Canadian suppliers in Turkey, including the government entities or enterprises of interest to Canadian suppliers and the goods, services or construction services that Canadian suppliers are interested in selling to those government organizations.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding barriers (e.g. avail-ability and transparency of information, domestic preferences) when selling or attempting to sell to governments in Turkey.
  • Views and experiences with the protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Advice and views on competition policy matters, including development of possible cooperation mechanisms.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the area of sustainable development, environmental protection and conservation.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the areas of workers’ rights, human rights, transparency in business and commercial practices and other social concerns, as they relate to Turkey.
  • Advice and views on ways to enhance the bilateral economic relationship, such as cooperation on science and technology.
  • Advice and experiences regarding trade remedies (i.e. anti-dumping and countervailing measures) taken on trade between Turkey and Canada.
  • Views on other related issues not mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by September 28, 2010. Comments will also be welcome after that date. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered as public information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Submissions should include

1. the contributor’s name and address and, if applicable, his/her organization, institution or business;

2. the specific issues being addressed; and

3. precise information on the rationale for the positions taken, including any significant impact it may have on Canada’s domestic or foreign interests.

Contributions can be sent by email to consultations@ international.gc.ca, by fax to 613-944-3489 or by mail to Trade Negotiations Consultations (Turkey), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Regional Trade Policy Division (TBB), Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2.

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Footnote 1
www.international.gc.ca/world/embassies/factsheets/turkey-FS-en.pdf

Footnote 2
www.canadainternational.gc.ca/turkey-turquie/index.aspx?lang=eng

Footnote 3
www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/office.jsp?oid=99&cid=30F

Footnote 4
www.edc.ca/english/docs/gturkey_e.pdf