Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
128 (1) Paragraphs 125(1)(a), (2)(a), (2.1)(a), (3)(a) and (3.1)(a) do not apply if a permit is issued under this section.
Marginal note:Permits for emergency disposal
(2) The Minister may, on application, issue a permit to dispose of or incinerate a substance if the Minister is of the opinion that
(a) the disposal or incineration of a certain quantity of the substance is necessary to avert an emergency that poses an unacceptable risk relating to the environment or to human health; and
(b) there is no other feasible solution.
(3) An application for a permit must
(a) be in the prescribed form;
(b) contain the information that may be prescribed or that may be required by the Minister for the purpose of complying with Schedule 6;
(c) be accompanied by the prescribed fees; and
(d) subject to subsection (4), be accompanied by evidence that notice of the application was published in a newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the loading, disposal or incineration described in the application or in any other publication specified by the Minister.
(4) The Minister may permit the publication referred to in paragraph (3)(d) to be made at any time after the application is made.
(5) The Minister shall
(a) offer to consult with any foreign state that is likely to be affected by the disposal or incineration and with the International Maritime Organization; and
(b) endeavour to follow any recommendations that are received from the International Maritime Organization.
(6) The Minister shall inform the International Maritime Organization of any action taken under this section.
- 1999, c. 33, s. 128
- 2005, c. 23, s. 24
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