Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1988, c. 28)

Act current to 2015-02-04 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions

Declarations

Marginal note:Declaration by applicant
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no authorization under paragraph 142(1)(b) shall be issued unless the Board has received, from the applicant for the authorization, a declaration in the form fixed by the Board that states that

    • (a) the equipment and installations that are to be used in the work or activity to be authorized are fit for the purposes for which they are to be used, the operating procedures relating to them are appropriate for those uses, and the personnel who are to be employed in connection with them are qualified and competent for their employment; and

    • (b) the applicant shall ensure, so long as the work or activity that is authorized continues, that the equipment and installations continue to be fit for the purposes for which they are used, the operating procedures continue to be appropriate for those uses, and the personnel continue to be so qualified and competent.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2014, c. 13, s. 65]

  • Marginal note:Changes

    (3) Where the equipment, an installation, the operating procedures or any of the personnel specified in the declaration changes and no longer conforms to the declaration, the holder of the authorization shall provide the Board with a new declaration as soon as possible after the change occurs.

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (4) The Board or any delegate of the Board is not liable to any person by reason only of having issued an authorization in reliance on a declaration made under this section.

  • 1992, c. 35, s. 98;
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 65.

Certificates

Marginal note:Certificate
  •  (1) No authorization under paragraph 142(1)(b) shall be issued with respect to any prescribed equipment or installation, or any equipment or installation of a prescribed class, unless the Board has received, from the applicant for the authorization, a certificate issued by a certifying authority in the form fixed by the Board.

  • Marginal note:Continuing obligation

    (2) The holder of an authorization shall ensure that the certificate referred to in subsection (1) remains in force for so long as the equipment or installation to which the certificate relates is used in the work or activity in respect of which the authorization is issued.

  • Marginal note:Contents of certificate

    (3) A certificate referred to in subsection (1) shall state that the equipment or installation in question

    • (a) is fit for the purposes for which it is to be used and may be operated safely without posing a threat to persons or to the environment in the location and for the time set out in the certificate; and

    • (b) is in conformity with all of the requirements and conditions that are imposed for the purposes of this section by subsection 142(4), whether they are imposed by regulation or by the Board.

  • Marginal note:Validity of certificate

    (4) A certificate referred to in subsection (1) is not valid if the certifying authority

    • (a) has not complied with any prescribed procedure or any procedure that the Board may establish; or

    • (b) is a person or an organization that has participated in the design, construction or installation of the equipment or installation in respect of which the certificate is issued, to any extent greater than that prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Access

    (5) An applicant shall permit the certifying authority to have access to the equipment and installations in respect of which the certificate is required and to any information that relates to them.

  • Definition of “certifying authority”

    (6) For the purposes of this section, “certifying authority” has the meaning assigned by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (7) The Board or any delegate of the Board is not liable to any person by reason only of having issued an authorization in reliance on a certificate issued under this section.

  • 1992, c. 35, s. 98.