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

Act current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2015-06-19. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Sections 2 and 5)Limits of the Offshore Area(Except where otherwise indicated, all latitudes and longitudes referred to in this Schedule are determined according to NAD 27.)

The inner limit of the offshore area is the low water mark of Nova Scotia, except that

  • (a) in the vicinity of Chignecto Bay, the inner limit is a straight line from the most southerwesterly point on the most northwesterly point on the low water mark at Cape Chignecto (N.S.) to a point at latitude 45° 24′ 10″ longitude 65° 03′ 31″, being on a line between that point at Cape Chignecto (N.S.) and Martin Head (N.B.);

  • (b) in the vicinity of Minas Channel, the inner limit is a straight line from the most southerwesterly point on the low water mark at Cape Chignecto (N.S.) to the most northwesterly point on the low water mark at Long Point (N.S.);

  • (c) in the vicinity of St. Mary’s Bay, the inner limit is a straight line from the most southerly point on the low water mark at Long Island (N.S.) to the low water mark at the nearest point on the mainland, being approximately two kilometres southwesterly of Meteghan (N.S.);

  • (d) in the vicinity of Chedabucto Bay, the inner limit is a straight line from the most easterly point on the low water mark at Glasgow Head (N.S.) to the most southwesterly point on the low water mark at Red Point (N.S.);

  • (e) in the vicinity of St. George’s Bay, the inner limit is a straight line from the most easterly point on the low water mark at Cape George Point (N.S.) to the most westerly point on the low water mark at McKays Point (N.S.); and

  • (f) in any bay where a straight closing line of ten kilometres or less may be drawn between points on the low water mark of the bay so that the area of the bay landward of the closing line is greater than that of a semi-circle whose diameter is the closing line, the inner limit is the closing line; and for the purposes of this paragraph,

    • (i) “bay” includes harbour, port, cove, sound, channel, basin or other inlet,

    • (ii) the closing line shall be drawn in such manner as to enclose a maximum area of the bay, and

    • (iii) the area of the bay shall be calculated as including any islands or parts of islands lying landward of the closing line and as excluding any area above the low water mark along the coast of the bay.

      The outer limit of the offshore area is as follows:

      Commencing at the most northerly point of the boundary between the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in the mouth of the Tidnish River, the limit runs

      northerly in a straight line to a point at latitude 46° 01′ 10″ and longitude 64° 02′ 34″, being approximately on the middle thread of Baie Verte;

      thence easterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 46° 02′ 18″ and longitude 63° 49′ 09″, being approximately the midpoint between Coldspring Head (N.S.) and Cape Tormentine (N.B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 46° 04′ 30″ and longitude 63° 39′ 34″, being approximately the midpoint between Coldspring Head (N.S.) and MacIvors Point (P.E.I.);

      thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 59′ 45″ and longitude 63° 19′ 41″, being approximately the midpoint between Cape Cliff (N.S.) and Rice Point (P.E.I.);

      thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 55′ 38″ and longitude 63° 05′ 06″, being approximately the midpoint between Cape John (N.S.) and Prim Point (P.E.I.);

      thence southeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 51′ 30″ and longitude 62° 43′ 30″, being approximately the midpoint between Caribou Island (N.S.) and Wood Islands (P.E.I.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 53′ 51″ and longitude 62° 33′ 31″, being approximately the midpoint between Pictou Island (N.S.) and the most southerly point of Cape Bear peninsula (P.E.I.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 56′ 43″ and longitude 62° 13′ 06″, being approximately the midpoint between Livingstone Cove (N.S.) and Murray Head (P.E.I.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 46° 19′ 09″ and longitude 61° 41′ 56″, being approximately the mid point between Sight Point (N.S.) and East Point (P.E.I.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 46° 50′ 24″ and longitude 61° 24′ 01″, being in the direction of the midpoint between White Capes (N.S.) and Île d’Entrée (Que.), but terminating at an east-west line through the midpoint between Cable Head (P.E.I.) and Cap du Sud (Que.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 47° 00′ 35″ and longitude 61° 21′ 05″, being approximately the midpoint between White Capes (N.S.) and the south-east corner of the Île du Havre Aubert (Que.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 47° 19′ 46″ and longitude 60° 59′ 34″, being approximately the midpoint between Cape St. Lawrence (N.S.) and Pointe de l’Est (Que.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 47° 25′ 24″ and longitude 60° 45′ 49″, being approximately the midpoint between St. Paul Island (N.S.) and Pointe de l’Est (Que.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point, delimited in the award of the arbitration tribunal in conclusion of the second phase of arbitration between the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador on March 26, 2002, at latitude 47° 45′ 41.8″ and longitude 60° 24′ 12.5″ (NAD 83);

      thence, as delimited in the award of March 26, 2002, southeasterly along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 47° 25′ 31.7″ and longitude 59° 43′ 37.1″ (NAD 83);

      thence, as delimited in the award of March 26, 2002, southeasterly along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 46° 54′ 48.9″ and longitude 59° 00′ 34.9″ (NAD 83);

      thence, as delimited in the award of March 26, 2002, southeasterly along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 46° 22′ 51.7″ and longitude 58° 01′ 20.0″ (NAD 83);

      thence, as delimited in the award of March 26, 2002, southeasterly along the following geodesic lines, but only as far as the point of intersection between one of those lines and the outer edge of the continental margin as determined by international law:

      along a geodesic line from the previous point to a point at latitude 46° 17′ 25.1″ and longitude 57° 53′ 52.7″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 46° 07′ 57.7″ and longitude 57° 44′ 05.1″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 45° 41′ 31.4″ and longitude 57° 31′ 33.5″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 44° 55′ 51.9″ and longitude 57° 10′ 34.0″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 43° 14′ 13.9″ and longitude 56° 23′ 55.7″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 42° 56′ 48.5″ and longitude 56° 16′ 52.1″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 42° 03′ 46.3″ and longitude 55° 54′ 58.1″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 41° 45′ 00.8″ and longitude 55° 47′ 31.6″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 41° 42′ 24.7″ and longitude 55° 46′ 23.8″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 41° 06′ 19.2″ and longitude 55° 36′ 10.9″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 40° 58′ 21.7″ and longitude 55° 34′ 23.3″ (NAD 83),

      thence along a geodesic line on an azimuth of 166° 19′ 50″;

      thence in a general westerly direction along the outer edge of the continental margin to its intersection with the southeasterly production of the geodetic line from point C to point D of the Single Maritime Boundary between Canada and the United States of America, said Boundary constituted by the Judgment of the Chamber of the International Court of Justice at The Hague on October 12, 1984;

      thence northwesterly along the production of said geodetic line to point D of said Single Maritime Boundary and being at latitude 40° 27′ 05″ and longitude 65° 41′ 59″ as shown in said Judgment;

      thence northwesterly along the geodetic line from point D to point C being a portion of said Single Maritime Boundary, point C being at latitude 42° 31′ 08″ and longitude 67° 28′ 05″ as shown in said Judgment;

      thence northwesterly along the geodetic line from point C to point B being a portion of said Single Maritime Boundary, point B being at latitude 42° 53′ 14″ and longitude 67° 44′ 35″ as shown in said Judgment;

      thence northerly along the geodetic line running from point B to point A to the point where the Boundary intersects a straight line drawn on an azimuth of 225° 00′ 00″ from a point at latitude 44° 25′ 03″ and longitude 66° 38′ 47″, being approximately the midpoint between Whipple Point on Brier Island (N.S.) and Southwest Head on Grand Manan Island (N.B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to that point at latitude 44° 25′ 03″ and longitude 66° 38′ 47″;

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 44° 26′ 09″ and longitude 66° 32′ 32″, being approximately the midpoint between Brier Island (N.S.) and White Head Island (N. B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 44° 50′ 16″ and longitude 66° 11′ 39″, being approximately the midpoint between Gullivers Head (N.S.) and Point Lepreau (N.B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 00′ 14″ and longitude 65° 43′ 36″, being approximately the midpoint between the west promontory of Parkers Cove (N.S.) and Cape Spencer (N.B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 22′ 19″ and longitude 65° 05′ 31″, being approximately the midpoint between Isle Haute (N.S.) and Martin Head (N.B.);

      thence northeasterly in a straight line to a point at latitude 45° 24′ 10″ and longitude 65° 03′ 31″, being a point on the inner limit.

  • 1988, c. 28, Sch. I;
  • SOR/2003-193.
 
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