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Canada's Administration of Tariff Preference Level commitments under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

Exporting/Importing
Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
In advance of the upcoming ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) the Government of Canada is seeking input from Canadians on the administration of the Tariff Preference Level (TPL) commitments in order to facilitate the implementation of the commitments under this agreement, and to provide a predictable, transparent and rules-based framework for exports.

Consultation on Canada's assessment framework of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies

Finance | Industry | Natural resources | Policy
Mar 29, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
We aim to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. This document proposes a framework to assess whether non-tax programs in Canada constitute inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. We invite your feedback on the proposed framework. Questions: Is the definition of "fossil fuel subsidy" and its associated criteria clear and practical? If not, what are your suggestions for improving them? Are the criteria proposed to assess "inefficiency" clear and practical? If not, what are your suggestions for improving them? Are there any other considerations not currently in the framework that should be included?

Comment on draft REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume I: Management of Radioactive Waste

Regulations
Mar 29, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is asking for comments on a new draft regulatory document, REGDOC-2.11.1, Waste Management, Volume I: Management of Radioactive Waste, by June 30, 2019 [http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-documents/history/regdoc2-11-1-v1.cfm]. REGDOC-2.11.1, Volume I provides requirements and guidance for licensees that must have a waste management program. The document also elaborates on requirements contained in CSA N292.0, General principles for the management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel. (Free access to all nuclear related CSA standards http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-documents/csa-standards.cfm). This regulatory document is part of the CNSC's waste management series of regulatory documents, which covers the management of radioactive waste and decommissioning [http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-documents/index.cfm#R19].

Delta Grinding Facility Project - Public Comments Invited

Environment
Mar 18, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Delta Grinding Facility Project, located in British Columbia. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

Cando Sturgeon Rail Terminal Project - Public Comments Invited

Environment
Mar 18, 2019 - Apr 7, 2019
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Cando Sturgeon Rail Terminal Project, located in Sturgeon County, Alberta. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

Consultation on the lowest return airfare requirement for the northern resident deductions

Taxes
Mar 18, 2019 - Apr 17, 2019
The CRA is proposing to simplify the lowest return airfare requirement. Under the proposed simplified requirement, individuals would have to determine and document the cost of return economy airfare in relation to their trip. This documentation can be dated within a reasonable amount of time of when the trip is made, but has to be for the date travelled. Canadians are invited to provide comments on these proposed regulatory amendments by April 17, 2019.

Investment and Readiness Stream of the Social Finance Fund

Society
Mar 18, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is exploring ways to support social purpose organizations in building their capacity to innovate and move towards participation in social finance opportunities. The focus of this engagement process is the Investment and Readiness (IR) Stream, which will offer time limited support over a 2-year period for social purpose organizations to improve their ability to scale promising practices and work towards participation in the social finance market. To better inform the design and delivery of the IR Stream, we have launched an online engagement process to: hear about the ways delivery partners can support your organization and your work in innovation and investment readiness; validate the supports required to participate in the social finance market; raise awareness of existing tools and approaches, and surface ideas that have not yet been identified.

Consultation on the review of guideline technical document - Total coliforms in drinking water

Health
Mar 15, 2019 - May 21, 2019
The available information on total coliforms has been assessed with the intent of determining the need to update the current drinking water guideline and guideline technical document on total coliforms in drinking water. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on the review document and on the proposed reaffirmation of the 2012 guideline for total coliforms in drinking water.

Consultation - Guidance on Natural Organic Matter in Drinking Water

Health
Mar 15, 2019 - May 21, 2019
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 reviews and assesses risks associated with the impact of NOM on drinking water treatment processes and the safety of drinking water. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on this guidance document.

Consultation - Cadmium in Drinking Water

Health
Mar 15, 2019 - May 21, 2019
The available information on cadmium has been assessed with the intent of updating the current drinking water guideline and guideline technical document. The new document provides updated data and information related to exposure to cadmium in Canada, to analytical methods and to treatment considerations at the municipal and residential scales. Based on these considerations, the document proposes to reaffirm a MAC of 0.005 mg/L (5 µg/L) for cadmium in drinking water.

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