Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (SOR/2012-69)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-12-06. Previous Versions

Fuel Oil Quality

Marginal note:Requirements
  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that fuel oil used on board the vessel for combustion purposes does not contain inorganic acid and meets the following requirements:

    • (a) in the case of fuel oil derived from petroleum refining, the fuel oil must be a blend of hydrocarbons, with or without the incorporation of small amounts of additives that are intended to improve performance, and must not contain any added substance or chemical waste that

      • (i) jeopardizes the vessel’s safety,

      • (ii) jeopardizes the safety or health of the vessel’s personnel,

      • (iii) adversely affects the performance of the vessel’s machinery, or

      • (iv) contributes overall to additional air pollution; or

    • (b) in the case of fuel oil derived by methods other than petroleum refining, the fuel oil must not

      • (i) jeopardize the vessel’s safety,

      • (ii) jeopardize the safety or health of the vessel’s personnel,

      • (iii) adversely affect the performance of the vessel’s machinery, or

      • (iv) contribute overall to additional air pollution.

  • Marginal note:Limited application

    (2) Subparagraphs (1)(a)(ii) and (iii) and (b)(ii) and (iii) apply in respect of foreign vessels, and pleasure craft that are not Canadian vessels, only when they are in Canadian waters.

Unavailability of Compliant Fuel Oil

Marginal note:Canadian vessels and Canadian pleasure craft
  •  (1) If a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft cannot, while voyaging in accordance with its voyage plan, obtain fuel oil that meets the requirements of this Division, its master must notify the Minister and, if its port of destination is not in Canada, the competent authority of that port.

  • Marginal note:Foreign vessels and foreign pleasure craft

    (2) If a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft whose port of destination is in Canada cannot, while voyaging in accordance with its voyage plan, obtain fuel oil that meets the requirements of this Division, its master must notify the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Contents of notification

    (3) The notification must include

    • (a) the vessel’s name and, if applicable, the vessel’s IMO ship identification number;

    • (b) the vessel’s port of origin and port of destination;

    • (c) details of the attempts that were made to obtain fuel oil that meets the requirements of this Division, including the names and addresses of the fuel oil suppliers contacted, and the dates on which contact was made;

    • (d) the sulphur content of the fuel oil that was obtained; and

    • (e) the measures that will be taken to obtain, as soon as feasible, fuel oil that meets the requirements of this Division.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 19.