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Safeguarding Canada’s Seas and Skies Act (S.C. 2014, c. 29)

Assented to 2014-12-09

 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 168:

Marginal note:Update or revise plans

168.1 Despite any other provision of this Part or the regulations, the Minister may direct the operator of an oil handling facility to update or revise an oil pollution prevention plan or an oil pollution emergency plan and to submit the up-to-date or revised plan to the Minister within the time specified by the Minister.

Marginal note:Provide information

168.2 A marine safety inspector may direct any person to provide the inspector with any information that the inspector reasonably requires in the administration of this Part.

Marginal note:Minister may take measures

168.3 If the Minister believes on reasonable grounds that an oil handling facility has discharged, is discharging or is likely to discharge oil, that the oil pollution prevention plan or the oil pollution emergency plan for an oil handling facility does not meet the requirements set out in the regulations or that the operator of an oil handling facility does not have the procedures, equipment and resources required by the regulations available for immediate use in the event of a discharge of oil during the loading or unloading of a vessel, the Minister may

  • (a) monitor the measures taken by any person to repair, remedy, minimize or prevent pollution damage from the oil handling facility; or

  • (b) if he or she considers it necessary, direct the operator of the oil handling facility to take the measures that the Minister considers necessary to repair, remedy, minimize or prevent pollution damage from the oil handling facility, including to stop loading or unloading oil to or from vessels.

 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 171:

Marginal note:Provide documents

171.1 A marine safety inspector may direct a response organization to provide the inspector with any document that the organization is required to have under this Part.

Marginal note:2005, c. 29, s. 23

 Section 174 of the Act and the heading before it are replaced by the following:

Pollution Response Officers

Marginal note:2005, c. 29, s. 23

 Section 175 of the Act is repealed.

Marginal note:2005, c. 29, s. 24(1)
  •  (1) The portion of subsection 176(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Powers of pollution response officer
    • 176. (1) For the purpose of exercising his or her powers under this Part, a pollution response officer may

  • Marginal note:2005, c. 29, s. 24(2)(E)

    (2) The portion of subsection 176(3) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Authority to issue warrant

      (3) On ex parte application, a justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorizing a pollution response officer to enter living quarters, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the warrant, if the justice is satisfied by information on oath that entry to the living quarters

  •  (1) Subsection 181(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Marginal note:Civil or criminal liability

      (2) Response organizations, their agents or mandataries, and persons who have been designated in writing by the Minister as approved responders, are not personally liable, either civilly or criminally, in respect of any act or omission occurring or arising during the course of a response operation unless it is shown that the act or omission was committed with the intent to cause loss or damage, or recklessly and with the knowledge that loss or damage would probably result.

  • (2) Subsection 181(4) of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • Definition of “response operation”

      (4) In this section, “response operation” means the activities undertaken following a discharge, or a grave and imminent threat of a discharge, from a vessel or an oil handling facility, including activities related to or connected with surveillance of and assessing areas of pollution, mobilizing and demobilizing response equipment and resources, protective booming, containment, recovery, dispersal or destruction of the pollutant, shoreline mitigation and restoration, transporting and disposing of recovered pollutant or waste materials and planning and supervising activities related to the response operation.

  •  (1) Section 182 of the Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (d) and by adding the following after paragraph (d):

    • (d.1) establishing classes of oil handling facilities and determining which of the requirements set out in sections 167.1 to 168.01 apply to the operators of, or to persons who propose to operate, oil handling facilities of each class;

    • (d.2) respecting oil pollution prevention plans and oil pollution emergency plans, including the time within which the plans shall be submitted to the Minister and the circumstances in which up-to-date plans shall be submitted to the Minister;

    • (d.3) respecting the procedures, equipment and resources referred to in paragraph 168(1)(e) and section 168.3;

    • (d.4) respecting the information and documents referred to in sections 167.1 and 167.3 and subsection 168.01(2), including the time within which the information and documents shall be submitted to the Minister; and

  • (2) Section 182 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 182(1) and is amended by adding the following:

    • Marginal note:Designation

      (2) Despite the regulations, the Minister may designate an oil handling facility that is part of a class established by the regulations to be part of a different class established by the regulations or an oil handling facility that is not part of a class established by the regulations to be part of one of those classes.

    • Marginal note:Notification

      (3) The Minister shall notify the operator of an oil handling facility of any designation made in respect of it under subsection (2).

  •  (1) Subsection 183(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a):

    • (a.1) subsection 167.2(1) (submission of oil pollution prevention plan and oil pollution emergency plan);

    • (a.2) subsection 167.2(3) (prohibition against beginning operations);

    • (a.3) section 167.4 (submission of plans);

  • (2) Subsection 183(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (b):

    • (b.1) paragraph 168(1)(c.1) (submission of up-to-date oil pollution prevention plan);

    • (b.2) paragraph 168(1)(d.1) (submission of up-to-date oil pollution emergency plan);

  • (3) Subsection 183(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (e):

    • (e.01) subsection 168.01(3) (revise plans);

    • (e.02) subsection 168.01(4) (prohibition against making changes);

  • (4) Subsection 183(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (e):

    • (e.1) a direction given under section 168.1 (to update or revise plans);

    • (e.2) a direction given under paragraph 168.3(b) (to take measures);

  •  (1) The portion of subsection 184(1) of the French version of the Act before paragraph (b) is replaced by the following:

    Marginal note:Contravention à la loi et aux règlements
    • 184. (1) Commet une infraction la personne ou le bâtiment qui contrevient :

      • a) à l’alinéa 167(1)b) (obligation d’avoir à bord une déclaration);

  • (2) Subsection 184(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a):

    • (a.1) section 167.1 (notification of proposed operations);

    • (a.2) subsection 167.2(2) (submission of information or documents);

    • (a.3) section 167.3 (notification of operations);

  • (3) Paragraphs 184(1)(b) to (d) of the French version of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • b) à l’alinéa 168(1)b) (obligation d’avoir sur les lieux une déclaration);

    • c) à l’alinéa 168(1)c) (obligation d’avoir sur les lieux un plan de prévention);

    • d) à l’alinéa 168(1)d) (obligation d’avoir sur les lieux un plan d’urgence);

  • (4) Subsection 184(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (d):

    • (d.01) subsection 168.01(1) (notification of proposed change to operations);

    • (d.02) subsection 168.01(2) (submission of information or documents);

  • (5) Subsection 184(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (d):

    • (d.1) a direction given under section 168.2 (to provide information);

  • (6) Paragraph 184(1)(h) of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    • h) à l’alinéa 171f) (obligation de fournir des renseignements);

  • (7) Subsection 184(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (h):

    • (h.1) a direction given under section 171.1 (to provide documents);

  • (8) Paragraphs 184(1)(i) to (l) of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • (i) a direction given under paragraph 175.1(1)(a) (to provide information officer considers appropriate);

    • (j) a direction given under paragraph 175.1(1)(b) (to proceed by a route and not in excess of a speed);

    • (k) a direction given under paragraph 175.1(1)(c) (to provide information relating to pollution plan);

    • (l) a direction given under paragraph 175.1(1)(d) or (e) (to provide documents);

  • (9) Paragraphs 184(1)(m) to (o) of the French version of the Act are replaced by the following:

    • m) à un ordre donné en vertu de l’alinéa 176(1)b) (ordre de prêter assistance);

    • n) à un ordre donné en vertu des alinéas 176(1)c) ou d) (ordre de fournir des renseignements ou de remettre des documents);

    • o) à toute disposition d’un règlement d’application de la présente partie.

 
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