Antarctic Environmental Protection Act
26. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) respecting applications for permits, including, but not limited to, the form of the applications, who may apply for permits and the information that must be provided in respect of permit applications;
(b) respecting the making of applications for a permit on behalf of a Canadian vessel;
(c) respecting the issuance, renewal, cancellation and suspension of permits, and the conditions that the Minister may include in a permit;
(d) respecting the activities that may be authorized by a permit;
(e) specifying substances and products for the purposes of section 14;
(f) designating Antarctic specially protected areas for the purposes of section 15;
(g) designating historic sites and monuments for the purposes of section 16;
(h) respecting environmental impact assessments for the purposes of section 23;
(i) respecting waste management plans and emergency plans for the purposes of section 24;
(j) respecting security for the purposes of section 25; and
(k) respecting any other matter that the Governor in Council considers necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
Marginal note:Incorporation by reference
(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may incorporate by reference any document, including a document prepared by an organization working under the Treaty or the Protocol or by another Party to the Protocol.
Marginal note:Amended from time to time
(3) Material may be incorporated by reference as it existed on a specified date or as amended from time to time.
Marginal note:Incorporated material is not a regulation
(4) Material that is incorporated by reference in a regulation made under this Act is not a regulation for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act.
(5) For greater certainty, no person or vessel may be convicted of an offence or subjected to a penalty for the contravention of a provision of a regulation made under this Act that incorporates material by reference unless it is proved that, at the time of the alleged contravention,
(a) the material was reasonably accessible to the person or vessel;
(b) reasonable steps had been taken to ensure that the material was accessible to persons or vessels likely to be affected by the regulation; or
(c) the material had been published in the Canada Gazette.
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