Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 154, Number 30: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

July 25, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

PROCEEDS OF CRIME (MONEY LAUNDERING) AND TERRORIST FINANCING ACT

Directive on Financial Transactions Associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran

Whereas the Financial Action Task Force, of which Canada is a member, has called on its members to take measures in relation to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the grounds that the state’s anti-money laundering or anti-terrorist financing measure are ineffective or insufficient;

Therefore, the Minister of Finance, pursuant to section 11.42 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, in order to safeguard the integrity of Canada’s financial system, makes the annexed Directive on Financial Transactions Associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ottawa, April 7, 2020

William Francis Morneau
Minister of Finance

Directive on Financial Transactions Associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran

Specified Measures

Transactions to or from Iran

1 Every person or entity referred to in paragraphs 5(a), (b) and (h) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (the Act) shall

  • (a) treat every financial transaction originating from or bound for Iran, regardless of its amount, as a high risk transaction for the purposes of subsection 9.6(3) of the Act;
  • (b) verify the identity of any person or entity requesting or benefiting from such a transaction in accordance with the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations (the Regulations);
  • (c) exercise customer due diligence, including ascertaining the source of funds in any such transaction, the purpose of the transaction and, where appropriate, the beneficial ownership or control of any entity requesting or benefiting from the transaction;
  • (d) keep and retain a record of any such transaction, in accordance with the Regulations; and
  • (e) report all such transactions to the Centre.

Coming Into Force

Publication

2 This Directive comes into force on the day on which it is published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT, 1999

Final Guidance on Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water

Pursuant to subsection 55(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Minister of Health hereby gives notice of the final Guidance on Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water. The guidance document is available on the Water Quality website. This document underwent a public consultation period of 60 days in 2018 and was updated to take into consideration the comments received.

July 24, 2020

Greg Carreau
Acting Director General
Safe Environments Directorate
On behalf of the Minister of Health

ANNEX

Executive summary

Natural organic matter (NOM) is an extremely complex mixture of organic compounds and is found in all groundwater and surface waters. Although NOM has no direct impact on health, it affects the efficacy of drinking water treatment processes and consequently the safety of drinking water. NOM may also affect consumer satisfaction because it can contribute to undesirable colour, tastes and odours in drinking water.

Health Canada completed its review of NOM in drinking water and the impact that it can have on drinking water treatment processes. This guidance document was prepared in collaboration with the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water and reviews and assesses risks associated with the impact of NOM on drinking water treatment processes and the safety of drinking water.

Assessment

The health effects of NOM are due to its impact on drinking water treatment processes that are aimed to protect drinking water quality and public health. NOM can impact processes designed to remove or inactivate pathogens, contribute to the formation of disinfection by-products and favour the development of biofilms in the distribution system. Its presence may also create conditions that result in increased lead and/or copper concentrations in treated water due to its impact on corrosion.

The treatability and reactivity of NOM vary significantly in Canada, as each water source has unique features. Because NOM consists of numerous organic compounds, it cannot be measured directly. However, there are a number of other parameters that can be used to provide an indication of the concentration and character (i.e. chemical, physical and biodegradability properties) of NOM. It is important to understand variations in NOM concentrations and character in order to select, design and operate appropriate water treatment processes.

No practical health-based value can currently be derived for NOM in drinking water. The development of an effective NOM control strategy needs to be based on a good understanding of

  • variations in the concentration and character of NOM in the source water, including those due to climate change, landscape changes or source water protection programs;
  • the impact of NOM on water treatment processes and the impact of water treatment on NOM for the full range of water quality conditions; and
  • its potential impacts on water quality in the distribution system.

Source-specific treatability studies, including bench- and/or pilot-scale testing, are essential to determine the most effective treatment option(s) to remove NOM, decrease its reactivity to form disinfection by-products, reduce its potential to contribute to corrosion, and produce biologically stable water for distribution. The lack of a source-specific treatability study may result in the selection of inappropriate treatment, an increase in disinfection by-product concentrations following the implementation of treatment or other unintended consequences. As water sources or treatment processes can change over time, it is important to routinely monitor the concentration and character of NOM and to evaluate its impact on treatment, water quality and distribution system conditions.

The intent of this document is to provide provinces, territories, other government departments and stakeholders (such as water system owners, consultants, equipment suppliers and laboratories) with guidance on the impacts of NOM on the overall quality of drinking water, including its potential effects on drinking water treatment processes and consequently on the safety of drinking water. It summarizes the factors that affect the concentration and character of NOM and discusses the points to consider when developing a NOM control strategy. It also provides specific guidance on treatment, monitoring, and water quality goals.

International considerations

Drinking water guidelines, standards and/or guidance from other national and international organizations may vary due to the date of the assessments as well as differing policies and approaches.

International organizations have not established numerical limits for NOM in drinking water. The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s rule for disinfectants and disinfection by-products requires that surface water treatment facilities remove total organic carbon (TOC) using conventional or lime softening water treatment with levels of TOC above 2 mg/L in their source water. The World Health Organization suggests optimized NOM removal as a means to minimize biofilm growth in the distribution system. The European Union regulations include TOC as a general water quality indicator; in some jurisdictions, chemical oxygen demand (COD) can be used in place of TOC. In Australia, guidance has been developed for water utilities to help them understand and control the impact of NOM.

(Erratum)

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

CANADA-NOVA SCOTIA OFFSHORE PETROLEUM RESOURCES ACCORD IMPLEMENTATION ACT

Notice of setting aside of Fundamental Decisions of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

Notice is hereby given that the notice bearing the above-mentioned title published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 154, No. 29, Saturday, July 18, 2020, on page 1647, contained an error in the second paragraph. “Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act,” should have been written as follows: Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act.

July 25, 2020

Timothy Gardiner
Senior Director

INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CANADA

RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT

Notice No. SMSE-007-20 — Release of RSS-192, issue 4, and SRSP-520, issue 1

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

These documents will come into force upon publication in the Official publications section of the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

General information

The Radio equipment standards list will be amended accordingly.

Submitting comments

Comments and suggestions for improving these standards may be submitted online using the Standard Change Request form.

Obtaining copies

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

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.

July 2020

Martin Proulx
Director General
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch

PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE

Appointment opportunities

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.

Current opportunities

The following opportunities for appointments to Governor in Council positions are currently open for applications. Every opportunity is open for a minimum of two weeks from the date of posting on the Governor in Council appointments website.

Position Organization Closing date
Member Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada  
Chairperson Canada Council for the Arts  
President and Chief Executive Officer Canada Lands Company Limited  
President Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  
Member (Federal) Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board  
Chief Executive Officer Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse  
President Canadian Commercial Corporation  
Commissioner (full-time), Commissioner (part-time) Canadian Energy Regulator  
Director Canadian Energy Regulator  
Chief Commissioner Canadian Grain Commission  
Commissioner Canadian Grain Commission  
Member Canadian Human Rights Tribunal  
Chairperson Canadian International Trade Tribunal  
Director Canadian Museum for Human Rights  
Permanent Member Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission  
Executive Director Canadian Race Relations Foundation  
President Canadian Space Agency  
Chairperson Canadian Transportation Agency  
Temporary Member Canadian Transportation Agency  
Chief Administrator Courts Administration Service  
President Destination Canada  
Director Export Development Canada  
Director Farm Credit Canada  
Chairperson Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board  
Vice-Chairperson Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board  
Chairperson Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada  
Director (Federal) Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority  
Assistant Deputy Chairperson Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada  
Members (appointment to roster) International Trade and International Investment Dispute Settlement Bodies  
Chairperson Marine Atlantic Inc.  
Director (Federal) Nanaimo Port Authority  
Secretary National Battlefields Commission  
Member Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada  
Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman  
Member Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel  
Chairperson Polar Knowledge Canada  
Member Polar Knowledge Canada  
President Polar Knowledge Canada  
Director Public Sector Pension Investment Board  
Member Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada  
President Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada  
Registrar Supreme Court of Canada  
Chairperson and Member Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada  
Member Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada  
Vice-Chairperson Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada  
Member Transportation Safety Board of Canada