Marginal note:Non-application of regulations
210. Where the Governor in Council is of the opinion that provisions of any other Part of this Act or any other Act of Parliament, or regulations made under them,
(a) are in force in respect of an aspect of the protection of the environment,
(b) apply to a federal work or undertaking, federal land or aboriginal land, and
(c) provide sufficient protection to the environment and human health,
the Governor in Council may make an order stating that opinion and, if such an order is made, regulations made under this Part relating to the same aspect do not apply to the federal work or undertaking, the federal land or the aboriginal land.
Information about Works and Activities
Marginal note:Minister may require information
211. (1) For the purpose of making regulations, the Minister may require information from any person who carries on, or proposes to carry on, a federal work or undertaking or an activity on federal land or aboriginal land.
Marginal note:Kind of information
(2) The required information shall be information that will enable the Minister to determine any environmental effects that the work, undertaking or activity may have, and it may include
(a) plans, specifications, studies, procedures, schedules, analyses, samples or other information relating to the work, undertaking or activity; and
(b) analyses, samples, evaluations, studies or other information relating to the environment that is or is likely to be affected by the work, undertaking or activity.
Release of Substances
Marginal note:Report and remedial measures
212. (1) If a substance is released into the environment in contravention of a regulation, or if there is a likelihood of such a release, a person described in subsection (2) shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances,
(a) subject to the regulations, notify an enforcement officer or any other person designated pursuant to the regulations and provide a written report on the matter to the enforcement officer or other person;
(b) take all reasonable measures consistent with the protection of the environment and public safety to prevent or eliminate any dangerous condition or minimize any danger to the environment or to human life or health that results from the release or may reasonably be expected to result if the substance is released; and
(c) make a reasonable effort to notify any members of the public who may be adversely affected by the release or likely release.
Marginal note:Application of subsection (1)
(2) Subsection (1) applies to any person who
(a) owns or has the charge, management or control of the substance immediately before its release or its likely release into the environment; or
(b) causes or contributes to the release or increases the likelihood of the release.
Marginal note:Report by other persons
(3) A person, other than a person described in subsection (2), shall, as soon as possible in the circumstances, report a release of a substance to an enforcement officer or to a person designated by the regulations if their property is affected by the release and they know that the substance has been released in contravention of a regulation.
Marginal note:Intervention by enforcement officer
(4) Where measures required by subsection (1) are not taken, an enforcement officer may take them, have them taken or direct a person described in subsection (2) to take them.
Marginal note:Limitation on direction
(5) If the direction to the person described in subsection (2) is inconsistent with a requirement imposed by or under any other Act of Parliament, it is void to the extent of the inconsistency.
Marginal note:Access to property
(6) An enforcement officer or other person authorized or required to take measures under subsection (1) or (4) may, for the purpose of taking those measures, enter and have access to any place or property and may do anything reasonable that may be necessary in the circumstances.
Marginal note:Personal liability
(7) A person who provides assistance or advice in taking the measures required by subsection (1), or who takes any measures authorized under subsection (4), is not personally liable either civilly or criminally for any act or omission in the course of providing assistance or advice or taking any measures under those subsections, unless it is established that the person acted in bad faith.
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