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Vol. 144, No. 45 — November 6, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for a substance Aniline, CAS No. 62-53-3 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Whereas a summary of the draft follow-up assessment report on aniline conducted pursuant to paragraphs 68(b) and 68(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 is annexed hereby; and

Whereas it is proposed to conclude that aniline does not meet any of the criteria set out in section 64 of the Act,

Notice therefore is hereby given that the Ministers of the Environment and of Health propose to take no further action on the substance at this time.

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 Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca). All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice and be sent to the Executive Director, Program Development and Engagement Division, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3, 819-953-7155 (fax), substances@ec.gc.ca (email).

In accordance with section 313 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, any person who provides information in response to this notice may submit with the information a request that it be treated as confidential.

GEORGE ENEI
Director General
Science and Risk Assessment Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

KAREN LLOYD
Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Summary of the draft follow-up assessment report on Aniline

More than 28 tonnes of aniline and its salts were manufactured as a by-product of chemical manufacturing in Canada in 2007. Between 13 and 48 tonnes of aniline and aniline salts were imported into Canada in the period from 2000 to 2007. Aniline may be released during the production and use of rubber products but specific monitoring data are not available.

Aniline was included on the first Priority Substances List (PSL) under the 1988 Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) for assessment of potential risks to the environment and human health. As outlined in the assessment report released in 1994, relevant data identified before June 1993 were considered insufficient to conclude whether aniline met the criterion relating to human health under paragraph 11(c) of CEPA.

Additional data relevant to characterization of exposure of the population of Canada have become available since 1994. The available monitoring data in environmental media and food are sufficient to serve as a basis for derivation of average and upper-bounding estimates of exposure for the general population. The predominant route of exposure is from dietary intake as aniline is present in some fruits and vegetables, including apples. In addition, information on the presence of aniline in consumer products (cooking utensils used in food preparation, some permanent markers) was sufficient to estimate exposure from the use of these products.

On the basis of consideration of a comparison of average and upper-bounding estimates of exposure of the general population to the Tolerable Daily Intake derived for aniline, it is proposed that aniline is 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.

This substance will be considered for inclusion in the Domestic Substances List inventory update initiative. In addition and where relevant, research and monitoring will support verification of assumptions used during the screening assessment.

Proposed conclusion

Based on the information available, it is proposed to conclude that aniline does not meet the criterion set out in paragraph 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The draft follow-up report for this substance is available on the Government of Canada’s Chemical Substances Web site (www.chemicalsubstances.gc.ca).

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

CONSULTATIONS ON NEGOTIATIONS TO MODERNIZE THE EXISTING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of the negotiation for the modernization of the existing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and the Republic of Costa Rica (Costa Rica).

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 FTA initiative.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by November 19, 2010. We will of course continue to receive submission as we move forward. 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 613-944-3214 or by mail to Trade Negotiations Consultations (Costa Rica), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Regional Trade Policy Division (TPW), Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2.

Background

On August 27, 2010, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, announced that Canada and Costa Rica had agreed to work toward modernizing the existing Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA).

Canada and Costa Rica enjoy excellent bilateral relations and our two countries are like-minded partners in many areas of foreign policy, including human rights and security. Commercial relations between Canada and Costa Rica were enhanced by the entry into force of the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement in 2002, which was accompanied by separate agreements on environment and labour. Under the Free Trade Agreement, approximately 83% of Canada’s exports to Costa Rica benefit from duty-free access (72% of Canadian agricultural exports and 89% of non-agricultural exports).

Costa Rica is Canada’s most important trading partner in the region, accounting for 33% of Canada’s two-way merchandise trade with Central America in 2009. Two-way trade between Canada and Costa Rica totalled $442.3 million in 2009, with Canadian exports amounting to $83.6 million. Exports consisted mainly of fertilizers, paper and paperboard, preserved foods, machinery, and plastic. (Note: Canadian exports to Costa Rica are generally under-reported because of transhipment through the United States).

According to Statistics Canada, Canadian direct investment in Costa Rica was about $450 million at the end of 2009 (unofficial estimates are higher, at $1.1 billion). Canadian companies are involved in the banking, waste-management, mining and tourism sectors.

The Free Trade Agreement with Costa Rica is a first generation agreement that focuses mainly on goods and does not include substantive provisions in areas such as cross-border trade in services, government procurement and financial services, and does not cover telecommunications and electronic commerce.

In addition to Canada, Costa Rica has free trade agreements in force with Mexico, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados. Costa Rica is also a party to the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, the United States and the Dominican Republic, which entered into force on January 1, 2009. Immediate cuts on tariffs went into effect and barriers in Costa Rica’s telecommunications and insurance sectors were eliminated, resulting in the erosion of many of the market access advantages Canadian exporters enjoyed previously. Costa Rica (along with the other Central American countries) has also concluded an economic partnership pact with the European Union on May 18, 2010.

To the extent that the free trade agreements with the United States and the European Union are expected to promote economic growth and greater openness overall in the Costa Rican economy, Canadian interests are likely to also see some benefit from these economic partnerships in the Costa Rican market.

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

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Country Profile (see footnote 1)
  • Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (see footnote 2)
  • Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
  • Costa Rica Fact Sheet (see footnote 3)
  • Import Regulations — Costa Rica (see footnote 4)
  • Costa Rica Market Report (see footnote 5)
  • The Canadian Embassy in San José
  • The Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras (see footnote 6)
  • Costa Rican Business Sectors
  • Business in Costa Rica (see footnote 7)
  • Contact information for the Costa Rican Embassy in Canada
  • 325 Dalhousie Street, suite 407, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7G2, 613-562-2855 (telephone), 613-562-2582 (fax).

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

CANADA PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACT

Interests issued as a result of the 2009-2010 Calls for Bids: Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta

The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby gives notice pursuant to subsection 15(4) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36, 2nd supplement, of the interests which have been issued as a result of the 2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Calls for Bids. Winning bidders, having submitted work deposits representing 25% of their work proposal bid, have been issued an exploration licence. A summary of the terms and conditions of the exploration licences issued is also set out herein.

A notice of the selected bids was published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on August 14, 2010.

In accordance with the requirements set out in the 2009-2010 Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Calls for Bids, the following exploration licences have been issued:

Central Mackenzie Valley

Parcel CMV-1
(80 240 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $1,699,989.98

Work deposit: $ 424,997.50

Issuance fee: $ 2,750.00

Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative: MGM Energy Corp.

Exploration licence: EL455

Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta

Parcel BSMD-1
(73 391 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $1,696,999.98

Work deposit: $ 424,250.00

Issuance fee: $ 2,000.00

Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative: MGM Energy Corp.

Exploration licence: EL456

Parcel BSMD-2
(67 284 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $1,529,999.99

Work deposit: $ 382,500.00

Issuance fee: $ 2,250.00

Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative: MGM Energy Corp.

Exploration licence: EL457

Parcel BSMD-3
(75 244 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $1,299,599.98

Work deposit: $ 324,900.00

Issuance fee: $ 2,250.00

Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative: MGM Energy Corp.

Exploration licence: EL458

Parcel BSMD-4
(74 618 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $1,159,999.98

Work deposit: $ 290,000.00

Issuance fee: $ 1,500.00

Bidder: MGM Energy Corp. - 100%

Designated representative: MGM Energy Corp.

Exploration licence: EL459

Parcel BSMD-5
(205 946 hectares more or less)

Work expenditure bid: $103,300,000.00

Work deposit: $ 25,825,000.00

Issuance fee: $ 2,500.00

Bidder: Chevron Canada Limited - 100%

Designated representative: Chevron Canada Limited

Exploration licence: EL460

The following is a summary of the terms and conditions of the exploration licences being issued to the winning bidders in the Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta:

1. The exploration licences confer, relative to the lands, the right to explore for and the exclusive right to drill and test for petroleum; the exclusive right to develop those frontier lands in order to produce petroleum; and the exclusive right, subject to compliance with the other provisions of the Act, to obtain a production licence.

2. The term of an exploration licence for Central Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta is nine years consisting of two consecutive periods of five and four years.

3. Each interest owner shall drill one well prior to the end of Period 1, that is, within the first five years, as a condition precedent to obtaining tenure to Period 2. Failure to drill a well shall result in the reversion to Crown reserve, at the end of Period 1, of the lands not subject a significant discovery licence or a production licence.

4. The interest holders submitted their issuance fees and posted work deposits equivalent to 25% of the bid submitted for each parcel. A reduction of the deposit will be made as allowable expenditures, as defined in the Calls for Bids, are incurred on the lands in Period 1 of the term.

5. Rentals will be applicable only in Period 2 at a rate of $3.00 per hectare in respect of the first year, $5.50 in the second year and $8.00 in the third and fourth years. A reduction of rentals will be made as allowable expenditures, as defined in the Calls for Bids, are incurred during Period 2 of the term.

6. Other terms and conditions referred to in the licences include provisions respecting indemnity, liability, successors and assigns, notice, waiver and relief, appointment of representative and agreement by interest owner.

7. For the payment of a prescribed service fee, the exploration licences may be inspected, or by written request, certified copies made available at the following address: Office of the Registrar, Oil and Gas Management Directorate, Northern Oil and Gas Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 15–25 Eddy Street, 10th Floor, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4, 819-997-0048 (telephone).

October 29, 2010

JOHN DUNCAN, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Belledune Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS Letters Patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Belledune Port Authority (“Authority”) under the authority of the Canada Marine Act, effective March 29, 2000;

WHEREAS in support of port operations, the Authority wishes to acquire from Jeffrey Reynolds the real property described below;

WHEREAS Schedule C of the Letters Patent describes the real property, other than federal real property, held or occupied by the Authority;

WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister of Transport issue Supplementary Letters Patent to add to Schedule C of the Letters Patent the real property described below;

NOW THEREFORE under the authority of section 9 of the Canada Marine Act, the Letters Patent are amended by adding to Schedule C of the Letters Patent the real property described as follows:

PID Number

Description

20279642

That parcel located at Belledune, Parish of Beresford, County of Gloucester and Province of New Brunswick, described as follows:

Being Lot Number 2 of Rene Cormier Subdivision all as shown on plan of survey of Rene Cormier Subdivision prepared by N.L. Doucet Co Ltd. dated November 26, 1976 approved by the Development Officer Belledune Planning Commission on December 6, 1976 and filed in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds for Gloucester County on December 7, 1976 as Number 251.

These Supplementary Letters Patent are to be effective on the date of registration in the Gloucester County Registry Office of the transfer documents evidencing the transfer of the real property described above from Jeffrey Reynolds to the Authority.

Issued under my hand this 18th day of October 2010.

___________________________________
Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT

CANADA MARINE ACT

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority — Supplementary letters patent

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

WHEREAS effective January 1, 2008 the port authorities of Vancouver, Fraser River and North Fraser amalgamated to continue as the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (“Authority”);

WHEREAS Letters Patent were issued by the Minister of Transport (“Minister”) for the Authority pursuant to paragraph 59.7(k) of the Port Authorities Management Regulations effective January 1, 2008;

WHEREAS Schedule B of the Letters Patent describes the federal real property managed by the Authority;

WHEREAS the Authority, pursuant to subparagraph 46(1)(b)(i) of the Canada Marine Act, wishes to exchange property with the Corporation of the District of North Vancouver;

WHEREAS the property to be obtained by the Authority is currently specifically excepted from the description of federal real property in Schedule B of the Letters Patent;

AND WHEREAS the board of directors of the Authority has requested that the Minister of Transport issue Supplementary Letters Patent to amend Schedule B of its Letters Patent to reflect this exchange of property;

NOW THEREFORE under the authority of Section 9 of the Canada Marine Act, the Letters Patent of the Authority are amended by:

1. removing the federal real property forming part of paragraph 1 of Schedule B of the Letters Patent and described in Annex A hereto, by adding to the end of the paragraph commencing with “thence easterly on the northerly boundary of Blocks 32 and 35” the said Annex A, commencing with “Save and Except from Plan 1340” and;

2. adding the real property to be acquired in the exchange, to Schedule B of the Letters Patent, by replacing the current description of the excepted property in the paragraph commencing with “13thly, Lot A, Blocks 4 to 9” with the description of property set out in Annex B hereto.

These Supplementary Letters Patent are to be effective on the later of:

(i) the date of registration in the New Westminster Land Title Office of the transfer documents evidencing the transfer of the federal real properties from Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada to the Corporation of the District of North Vancouver; and

(ii) the date of registration in the New Westminster Land Title Office of the transfer documents evidencing the transfer of the real properties from the Corporation of the District of North Vancouver to Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada.

If both transfers identified in (i) and (ii) above are registered on the same date, these Supplementary Letters Patent are to be effective on the date of registration.

Issued under my hand this 18th day of October, 2010.

___________________________________
Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

ANNEX A

Save and Except from Plan 1340:

that certain parcel or tract of land, measuring 0.190 hectares more or less, situated in the New Westminster Land District in the Province of British Columbia that may be more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at a point on the westerly boundary of Parcel 1, Blocks 4 to 9 and Block 16, District Lot 204, Plan BCP8058 (Lower Mainland) LTO, said point being 33.096 metres on a bearing of 181° 17′ 04″ from the north-westerly corner of said Parcel 1; thence 96° 14′ 35″, 15.613 metres; thence 106° 29′ 53″, 51.320 metres; thence 194° 46′ 23″, 15.147 metres; thence 247° 48′ 24″, 18.517 metres; thence 269° 57′ 54″, 44.571 metres to a point on the westerly boundary of aforesaid Parcel 1; thence northerly on the westerly boundary of said Parcel 1, 1° 17′ 04″, 37.949 metres, more or less, to the point of commencement.

ANNEX B

13thly, that portion of Lot A, Blocks 4 to 9, District Lot 204, Plan 17592 (Vancouver) LTO, measuring 2.21 hectares, more or less, that may be more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at a point on the easterly boundary of said Lot A, said point being 38.553 metres on a bearing of 181° 17′ 04″ from the north-easterly corner of said Lot A; thence 181° 17′ 04″, 247.809 metres; thence 191° 37′ 21″, 120.296 metres; thence 200° 47′ 39″, 65.691 metres to the south-easterly corner of said Lot A, being a point on the original natural boundary of Burrard Inlet according to Plan 1340 (Vancouver) LTO; thence following the said natural boundary in a generally north-westerly direction to the south-westerly corner of aforesaid Lot A, said corner being 33.801 metres on a bearing of 335° 47′ 27″ from said south-easterly corner; thence 1° 17′ 15″, 427.536 metres, on the westerly boundary of said Lot A, to a point on said boundary; thence 112° 25′ 52″, 26.232 metres; thence 181° 17′ 20″, 13.661 metres; thence 102° 48′ 47″, 34.278 metres, more or less, to the point of commencement.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION CORPORATION

Director (full-time position)

Salary range: $203,800–$239,800
Location: National Capital Region

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation was established as a federal Crown corporation on July 1, 1990. As a national institution and member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio, the Corporation is responsible for the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), the Canadian War Museum, as well as the Virtual Museum of New France. The CMC is home to the Canadian Postal Museum, the Canadian Children’s Museum and an IMAX theatre. One of the Corporation’s most important goals is to foster greater understanding of and appreciation and respect for human cultural achievements and human behaviour. Through its research, exhibitions, programs and Web sites, the Corporation disseminates knowledge throughout Canada and the world.

The Director is the President and Chief Executive Officer and, under the direction of the Board, is responsible for providing corporate leadership for the management of the Corporation’s resources and assets and for the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations in meeting its mandated objectives.

The successful candidate should possess a degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience. Corporate leadership experience at the Chief Executive Officer or senior executive level in an organization of a similar size and complexity is required. The selected candidate should possess experience in financial management and revenue generation through fundraising and establishing collaborative relationships. The qualified candidate will also have experience in strategic management and in substantial organizational change initiatives. Experience in national outreach initiatives and in dealing with government, preferably with senior government officials, are necessary. Experience in reporting to or serving a board would be considered an asset.

The suitable candidate should possess general knowledge of the legislative framework, mandate and activities of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. Knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities for Canadian cultural institutions, and of the federal government’s policy agenda and how it relates to the Corporation is required. Possessing financial literacy, the qualified candidate should also be knowledgeable about sound governance and management principles and practices. Knowledge of the cultural, heritage and/or recreational tourism sectors would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate is a strategic and innovative leader who will be able to provide the corporate leadership and vision needed to ensure that the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation is able to carry out its mandate and achieve its objectives. In addition to the ability to identify, analyze and define priorities and strategies, the ideal candidate should also possess the ability to focus the energies and talents of the Corporation’s employees to motivate them to achieve corporate objectives. Possessing superior interpersonal skills, sound judgement and integrity, the selected candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with the Board, management and staff, the Minister and the Minister’s Office, the Deputy Minister and the Corporation’s partners and stakeholders. Superior communications skills, both written and oral are required, as is the ability to act as a spokesperson in representing the Corporation with the public, stakeholders, media, public institutions, governments and other organizations. He/she should also possess superior analytical skills and adhere to high ethical standards.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance, and be prepared to travel as required across Canada and abroad.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The preferred candidate must comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Public Office Holders and the Guidelines for the Political Activities of Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments Web site, under “Reference Material,” at www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca.

The selected candidate will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a Confidential Report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s Web site at http://ciec-ccie.gc.ca.

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its Web site at www.civilization.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae to michelle.richard@odgersberndtson.ca or michael.williams@ odgersberndtson.ca. To discuss the opportunity, please call Michelle Richard or Michael Williams at 613-749-9909.

Bilingual notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

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Footnote 1
http://geo.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/geo/panama-bb-en.aspx

Footnote 2
www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/costarica/index.aspx?lang=en

Footnote 3
http://geo.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/geo/panama-fs-en.aspx

Footnote 4
www.infoexport.gc.ca/ie-en/DisplayDocument.jsp?did=18195

Footnote 5
www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/market-reports-by-country.jsp?cid632&rid=14

Footnote 6
www.canadainternational.gc.ca/costa_rica/index.aspx?lang=eng

Footnote 7
www.costarica.net/features/business.htm