Marginal note:Objectives, guidelines and codes of practice
121. (1) The Minister may, after consultation with any other affected minister, issue environmental objectives, release guidelines and codes of practice to prevent and reduce marine pollution from land-based sources.
Marginal note:Consultation and conferences
(2) To carry out the functions set out in subsection (1), the Minister
(a) shall offer to consult with the government of a province and the members of the Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments and may consult with any government department or agency or any person interested in the protection of the sea;
(b) may organize conferences relating to the prevention or reduction of marine pollution from land-based sources; and
(c) may meet with the representatives of international organizations and agencies and other countries to examine the rules, standards, practices and procedures recommended under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed by Canada on October 7, 1982.
Marginal note:Minister may act
(3) At any time after the 60th day following the day on which the Minister offers to consult in accordance with paragraph (2)(a), the Minister may act under subsection (1) if the offer to consult is not accepted by the government of a province or members of the Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments.
Disposal at Sea
122. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Division and in Part 10.
« aéronef »
“aircraft” means a machine that is used or designed for navigation in the air, but does not include an air cushion vehicle.
« aéronef canadien »
“Canadian aircraft” means an aircraft that is registered under an Act of Parliament.
« permis canadien »
“Canadian permit” means a permit that is issued under subsection 127(1) or 128(2).
« navire canadien »
“Canadian ship” means a ship that is registered under an Act of Parliament.
“condition”Version anglaise seulement
“condition” means, in respect of a permit, any term or condition of the permit.
« partie contractante »
“contracting party” means a state that is a contracting party to the Convention or the Protocol.
« Convention »
“Convention” means the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter signed by Canada on December 29, 1972, as amended from time to time.
« immersion »
(a) the disposal of a substance at sea from a ship, an aircraft, a platform or another structure,
(b) the disposal of dredged material into the sea from any source not mentioned in paragraph (a),
(c) the storage on the seabed, in the subsoil of the seabed or on the ice in any area of the sea of a substance that comes from a ship, an aircraft, a platform or another structure,
(d) the deposit of a substance on the ice in an area of the sea,
(e) the disposal at sea of a ship or aircraft,
(f) the disposal or abandonment at sea of a platform or another structure, and
(g) any other act or omission that constitutes a disposal under regulations made under paragraph 135(3)(c),
but does not include
(h) a disposal of a substance that is incidental to or derived from the normal operations of a ship, an aircraft, a platform or another structure or of any equipment on a ship, an aircraft, a platform or another structure, other than the disposal of substances from a ship, an aircraft, a platform or another structure operated for the purpose of disposing of such substances at sea,
(i) the placement of a substance for a purpose other than its mere disposal if the placement is not contrary to the purposes of this Division and the aims of the Convention or the Protocol,
(j) the abandonment of any matter, such as a cable, pipeline or research device, placed on the seabed or in the subsoil of the seabed for a purpose other than its mere disposal, or
(k) a discharge or storage directly arising from, or directly related to, the exploration for, exploitation of and associated off-shore processing of seabed mineral resources.
« incinération »
“incineration” means the combustion of a substance on board a ship, a platform or another structure at sea for the purpose of its thermal destruction.
« capitaine »
“master” means the person in command or charge of a ship, but does not include a licensed pilot, within the meaning of section 1.1 of the Pilotage Act.
« propriétaire »
“owner”, in relation to any ship, aircraft, platform or other structure, includes the person who has the possession or use, by law or contract, of the ship, aircraft, platform or other structure.
« Protocole »
“Protocol” means the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972, as amended from time to time.
« navire »
“ship” includes a vessel, boat or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for marine navigation, without regard to its method or lack of propulsion, and includes an air cushion vehicle.
“structure”Version anglaise seulement
“structure” means a structure that is made by a person.
“waste or other matter”
« déchets ou autres matières »
“waste or other matter” means waste or other matter listed in Schedule 5.
Definition of “sea”
(2) In this Division and in Part 10, “sea” means
(a) the territorial sea of Canada;
(b) the internal waters of Canada, excluding all the rivers, lakes and other fresh waters in Canada and the St. Lawrence River as far seaward as the straight lines drawn
(i) from Cap-des-Rosiers to the western-most point of Anticosti Island, and
(ii) from Anticosti Island to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River along the meridian of longitude sixty-three degrees west;
(c) any exclusive economic zone that may be created by Canada;
(d) the arctic waters within the meaning of section 2 of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act;
(e) an area of the sea adjacent to the areas referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) that is specified under paragraph 135(1)(g);
(f) an area of the sea under the jurisdiction of a foreign state, other than its internal waters; and
(g) an area of the sea, other than the internal waters of a foreign state, not included in the areas of the sea referred to in paragraphs (a) to (f).
- 1999, c. 33, s. 122;
- 2005, c. 23, ss. 18, 49.
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