Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:Oil handling facilities — requirements
168 (1) The operator of an oil handling facility of a prescribed class shall
(a) have an arrangement with a response organization in respect of any quantity of oil that is, at any time, involved in being loaded or unloaded to or from a vessel at the oil handling facility, to a prescribed maximum quantity;
(b) have on site a declaration in the form specified by the Minister that
(i) describes the manner in which the operator will comply with the regulations made under paragraph 182(a),
(ii) confirms that the arrangement has been made, and
(iii) identifies every person who is authorized to implement the arrangement and the oil pollution emergency plan referred to in paragraph (d);
(c) have on site an oil pollution prevention plan that meets the prescribed requirements to prevent a discharge of oil during the loading or unloading of a vessel;
(d) have on site an oil pollution emergency plan that meets the prescribed requirements to respond to a discharge of oil during the loading or unloading of a vessel; and
(e) have the prescribed procedures, equipment and resources available for immediate use in the event of a discharge of oil during the loading or unloading of a vessel.
Marginal note:Certain provisions do not apply to prescribed classes
(2) Paragraph (1)(a) and subparagraphs (1)(b)(ii) and (iii) do not apply in respect of prescribed classes of oil handling facilities.
Marginal note:Duty to take reasonable measures — oil handling facilities
(3) The operator of an oil handling facility referred to in subsection (1) shall take reasonable measures to implement
(a) the oil pollution prevention plan referred to in paragraph (1)(c); and
(b) in respect of an oil pollution incident, the oil pollution emergency plan referred to in paragraph (1)(d).
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