SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VESSELS
8 No common carrier shall operate or cause to be operated a vessel unless
(a) the potable water system is maintained and operated in accordance with sections 3 to 7;
(b) no part of the deck or hull forms part of the potable water storage tank except when
(i) the bottom of the tank is at least 0.60 m above the maximum load water line and the seams of the ships’s hull are continuously welded,
(ii) there are no access or inspection openings in the portion of the deck forming the top of the potable water tank, and
(iii) there are no common partitions with a tank holding raw water or other substance which could contaminate or pollute potable water;
(c) the opening of all deck vents connected to the potable water system face downwards, are covered with wire mesh and are not less than 450 mm above the deck;
(d) all potable water system vents or openings passing through the hull discharge at least 3 m above the maximum load water line;
(e) all potable water system filling connections
(f) all potable water tanks are provided with a drain so located that tanks can be completely emptied; and
(g) the sounding rod used in the potable water system is not used in any other water system and is handled and stored in a sanitary manner.
- SOR/78-400, s. 2.
9 No common carrier shall put into operation or cause to be put into operation any vessel the construction of which was completed after January 1, 1950, unless one month prior to it being put into operation he has furnished the Minister with duplicate copies of the plans and specifications indicating the location and installation of the potable water system together with such further information as the Minister may require.
INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATES
10 (1) An official of the Department duly authorized by the Minister may examine and inspect from time to time the potable water and potable water system of any conveyance that is operated by a common carrier.
(2) Where the Minister is not satisfied that the potable water or the potable water system complies with the requirements of these Regulations, he shall forward to the common carrier who owns the conveyance a notice containing particulars of the manner in which the requirements of the Regulations are not complied with.
(3) When a common carrier receives a notice under subsection (2), he shall take whatever action is necessary to ensure that the requirements of these Regulations specified in the notice are complied with.
11 (1) Where the Minister is satisfied that the potable water system of any vessel used for the transportation of passengers comply with all the requirements of these Regulations, he may issue a certificate to the common carrier who operates the vessel.
(2) Subject to subsections 10(2) and (3), where the Minister is not satisfied that the potable water and the potable water system of any vessel comply with all the requirements of these Regulations, he may issue to the common carrier who operates the vessel a temporary certificate that will remain in force for a period to be fixed by the Minister but not to exceed one year from the date of issue.
(3) Certificates issued under subsections (1) and (2) shall be posted by the common carrier in a conspicuous place on the vessel in respect of which they are issued.
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