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Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Version of section 131 from 2013-04-18 to 2024-05-14:


Definition of length

  •  (1) In this section, length has the same meaning as in article 2(8) of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as modified by the Protocol of 1988 relating to the Convention.

  • Marginal note:Anti-fouling Systems Declaration

    (2) A vessel that is 24 m or more in length but of less than 400 gross tonnage and does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction must keep on board a declaration confirming that the anti-fouling system applied to the vessel meets the applicable requirements of Annex 1 to the Anti-fouling Systems Convention.

  • Marginal note:Signing

    (3) The declaration must be signed by the authorized representative, in the case of a Canadian vessel, and the owner, in the case of any other vessel.

  • Marginal note:Language

    (4) The declaration must be in the form set out in Schedule 4. It must

    • (a) in the case of a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft, be written in English or French; and

    • (b) in the case of a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft, be written in English, French or Spanish.

  • Marginal note:Endorsement

    (5) The declaration must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, such as a paint receipt or a contractor invoice, or contain an appropriate endorsement of the system applied to the vessel.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 25(F)

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