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Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1988, c. 28)

Act current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2020-02-26. Previous Versions

PART IIPetroleum Resources (continued)

DIVISION VIRoyalties (continued)

Reservation of Royalties (continued)

Marginal note:Power to collect

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (6), where an agreement is entered into pursuant to subsection (3), royalties, interest and penalties payable under section 99 may be collected and administered and refunds in respect thereof may be granted on behalf of the Government of Canada in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, as amended from time to time pursuant to subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Negotiation of agreement

    (2) The Federal Minister shall, on the request of the Government of the Province or the Board, negotiate an agreement with the Provincial Minister and the Board with respect to the collection and administration of the royalties, interest and penalties payable under section 99.

  • Marginal note:Agreement

    (3) On completion of the negotiation of an agreement pursuant to subsection (2), the Federal Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, shall, on behalf of the Government of Canada, enter into an agreement with the Government of the Province and the Board with respect to the collection and administration, on behalf of the Government of Canada, of the royalties, interest and penalties payable under section 99 and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to the granting of refunds or the making of other payments in respect of those royalties, interest and penalties in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Amendments to the agreement

    (4) The Federal Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may, on behalf of the Government of Canada, enter into an agreement amending the terms and conditions of any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Proof of provision of agreement

    (5) A document purporting to be an agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (3) or (4) that is

    • (a) published in the Canada Gazette, or

    • (b) certified as such by, or on behalf of, the Minister of National Revenue, the Receiver General, the Deputy Receiver General or the Federal Minister

    is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, evidence of the contents thereof and is admissible in evidence without proof of the signature or official character of the person purporting to have certified it.

  • Marginal note:No further liability

    (6) An administration agreement may provide that, where any payment is received by the Government of the Province on account of any royalties, interest, penalties or other sum payable by a person under section 99, or under both section 99 and the Offshore Petroleum Royalty Act, the payment so received may be applied by the Government of the Province towards the royalties, interest, penalties or other sums payable by the person under any such provision or Act in such manner as is specified in the agreement, notwithstanding that the person directed that the payment be applied in any other manner or made no direction as to its application.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (7) Any payment or part thereof applied by the Government of the Province in accordance with an administration agreement towards the royalties, interest, penalties or other sums payable by a person under section 99

    • (a) relieves that person of liability to pay such royalties, interest, penalties or other sums to the extent of the payment or part thereof so applied; and

    • (b) shall be deemed to have been applied in accordance with a direction made by that person.

Marginal note:Remittance to Receiver General

  •  (1) All royalties, interest and penalties payable under section 99, including the proceeds of any royalty payable in kind, shall be made payable and remitted to the Receiver General.

  • Marginal note:Consolidated Revenue Fund

    (2) On the collection or receipt of any royalties, interest and penalties by the Board pursuant to this section, the royalties shall be deposited as soon as practicable to the credit of the Receiver General and paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund in the manner prescribed by the Treasury Board under the Financial Administration Act.

  • 1988, c. 28, s. 101
  • 2015, c. 4, s. 80(F)

Liability and Collection of Royalties

Marginal note:Debts due to Her Majesty

 All royalties, interest and penalties payable under section 99 are debts due to Her Majesty in right of Canada and are recoverable as such from the person required to pay the royalties in accordance with this Division.

DIVISION VIIEnvironmental Studies Research Fund

Marginal note:Fund continued

  •  (1) Part VII of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, within the offshore area.

  • Marginal note:Rates subject to Board’s approval

    (2) The rates fixed by the Federal Minister pursuant to section 80 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, as they apply to the offshore area, are subject to approval by the Board.

  • Marginal note:Appointment by Board of one of members of Environmental Studies Management Board

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection 78(2) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, one of the members of the Environmental Studies Management Board established by subsection 78(1) of that Act is to be appointed by the Board on the recommendation of the Provincial Minister.

  • Marginal note:Reports and recommendations to Board

    (4) The Environmental Studies Management Board referred to in subsection (3) shall submit to the Board

    • (a) a copy of every annual report and recommendation submitted to the Federal Minister pursuant to paragraph 79(1)(d) or (e) of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, and

    • (b) a copy of that part of every budget submitted to the Federal Minister pursuant to paragraph 79(1)(c) of that Act that relates to the offshore area

    at the same time the report or recommendation is submitted to the Federal Minister.

Marginal note:Interest owner exempt from payment

 The interest owner of an interest in relation to lands situated in that portion of the offshore area that is described in Schedule IV is, in respect of those lands, exempt from the payment under section 81 of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act of any amount in respect of any period specified in a notice issued under subsection 141(1) or (2).

  • 1988, c. 28, s. 104
  • 2015, c. 39, s. 2

DIVISION VIIITransfers, Assignments and Registration

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Division,

    assignment of security interest

    assignment of security interest means a notice of the assignment of a security interest or any part thereof in respect of which a security notice has been registered under this Division; (cession de sûreté)

    court

    court means the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and includes a judge of that Court; (tribunal)

    Deputy Registrar

    Deputy Registrar means such person as the Board may designate as the Deputy Registrar for the purposes of this Division; (directeur adjoint)

    discharge

    discharge means a notice of the discharge of a security notice or postponement and includes a partial discharge; (mainlevée)

    instrument

    instrument means a discharge, postponement, security notice, transfer or an assignment of a security interest; (acte)

    operator’s lien

    operator’s lien means any charge on or right in relation to an interest or a share in an interest

    • (a) that arises under a contract

      • (i) to which the interest owner or holder of the interest or share is a party,

      • (ii) that provides for the operator appointed thereunder to carry out any work or activity related to the exploration for or the development or production of petroleum in the portions of the offshore area to which the interest or share applies, and

      • (iii) that requires the interest owner or holder to make payments to the operator to cover all or part of the advances made by the operator in respect of the costs and expenses of such work or activity, and

    • (b) that secures the payments referred to in subparagraph (a)(iii); (privilège de l’exploitant)

    postponement

    postponement means a document evidencing the postponement of a security notice or operator’s lien; (cession de priorité)

    Registrar

    Registrar means such person as the Board may designate as the Registrar for the purposes of this Division; (directeur)

    secured party

    secured party means the person claiming a security interest under a security notice; (partie garantie)

    security interest

    security interest means any charge on or right in relation to an interest or a share in an interest that secures

    • (a) the payment of an indebtedness arising from an existing or future loan or advance of money,

    • (b) a bond, debenture or other security of a corporation, or

    • (c) the performance of the obligations of a guarantor under a guarantee given in respect of all or any part of an indebtedness referred to in paragraph (a) or all or any part of a bond, debenture or other security of a corporation,

    and includes a security given under section 426 of the Bank Act, but does not include an operator’s lien; (sûreté)

    security notice

    security notice means a notice of a security interest; (Version anglaise seulement)

    transfer

    transfer means a transfer of an interest or a share in an interest. (transfert)

  • Marginal note:Assignees deemed secured parties

    (2) Where an assignment of security interest is registered under this Division, a reference in this Division to a secured party shall, in respect of the security notice to which the assignment of security interest relates, be read as a reference to the assignee named in the assignment of security interest.

  • 1988, c. 28, s. 105
  • 1991, c. 46, s. 586
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 30

Transfer and Assignment

Marginal note:Notice of disposition of any interest

 Where an interest holder of an interest or any share therein enters into an agreement or arrangement that is or may result in a transfer, assignment or other disposition of the interest or any share therein, the interest holder shall give notice of such agreement or arrangement to the Board, together with a summary of its terms and conditions or, on the request of the Board, a copy of the agreement or arrangement.

 [Repealed, 1993, c. 47, s. 16]

Registration

Marginal note:Establishment of register

  •  (1) A public register of all interests and instruments registered under this Division shall be established and maintained in accordance with this Division and the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Duties of Registrar and Deputy Registrar

    (2) The Registrar and Deputy Registrar shall exercise such powers and perform such duties and functions in respect of the register and the system of registration established under this Division as may be prescribed.

Marginal note:Prohibition against registration of documents except instruments

  •  (1) No document other than an interest or instrument may be registered under this Division.

  • Marginal note:Requirements of registration

    (2) No instrument may be registered under this Division unless it has been submitted for registration in the form prescribed for that instrument, in such manner and containing such information as may be prescribed, and meets any other requirement for the registration thereof prescribed by this Division and the regulations.

 [Repealed, 1993, c. 47, s. 17]

Marginal note:Requirements of registering security notice

  •  (1) No security notice may be registered under this Division unless the security notice specifies

    • (a) the nature of the security interest claimed;

    • (b) the person from whom the security interest was acquired;

    • (c) the documents giving rise to the security interest; and

    • (d) such other particulars in respect thereof as may be prescribed.

  • Marginal note:Notice of official address

    (2) No instrument may be registered under this Division unless a notice of official address for service in respect of that instrument is filed with the Registrar in prescribed form.

  • Marginal note:Revision of notice of official address

    (3) The official address for service in respect of an instrument may be changed by filing with the Registrar another notice of official address for service, in prescribed form.

Marginal note:Security notice carries forward to new interests

 Where a significant discovery licence or production licence is issued at any time in respect of any portion of the offshore area that was not a Crown reserve area immediately before that time, the registration under this Division of a security notice in respect of the interest in force immediately preceding the issuance of that licence and relating to that portion of the offshore area applies in respect of the licence as though the security notice referred to that licence and as though that licence had been issued prior to the registration of the security notice.

Marginal note:Registration

  •  (1) Every document submitted for registration under this Division shall be examined by the Registrar and where the Registrar determines that the document is an instrument that meets all the requirements for the registration thereof prescribed by this Division and the regulations, the Registrar shall register the instrument in accordance with this Division and the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Refusal to register

    (2) Where the Registrar refuses to register any document under this Division, the Registrar shall return the document to the person submitting the document for registration and provide that person with the reasons for the refusal.

  • Marginal note:Memorandum of registration

    (3) An instrument is registered under this Division by the endorsement of a memorandum of registration on the instrument specifying the registration number of the instrument and the time and date of registration.

  • Marginal note:Chronological order of receipt for registration

    (4) Instruments accepted for registration under this Division shall be registered in the chronological order in which such instruments are received by the Registrar.

Marginal note:Deemed notice

 The registration of an instrument under this Division shall be deemed to constitute actual notice of the instrument to all persons as of the time of registration of the instrument and, in the case of a security notice, shall be deemed to constitute actual notice to all persons who may serve a demand for information under section 116 in respect of the security notice of the contents of the documents specified in the security notice.

Marginal note:Priority of rights

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (5), any particular right, in relation to an interest or a share therein, in respect of which an instrument has been registered under this Division at any time has priority over and is valid against any other right, in relation to that interest or share,

    • (a) in respect of which an instrument may be registered under this Division,

      • (i) where the instrument was not so registered, or

      • (ii) where the instrument was so registered after that time,

      whether that other right was acquired before or after that particular right; or

    • (b) in respect of which an instrument may not be registered under this Division, acquired after that time.

  • Marginal note:Transitional

    (2) Where any right in respect of which an instrument may be registered under this Division was acquired before the coming into force of this section and an instrument in respect of such right is registered under this Division not later than one hundred and eighty days after the coming into force of this section, the priority and validity of such right shall be determined as though the instrument was registered under this Division at the time the right was acquired and as though this section was in force at that time.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), no right in respect of which that subsection applies shall have priority over and be valid against any other right in respect of which that subsection applies but in respect of which an instrument is not registered within the period referred to in that subsection, where the person claiming the right in respect of which an instrument is registered within that period acquired such right with actual knowledge of the other right.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) No instrument in respect of any right to which subsection (2) applies shall be registered unless it is accompanied by the statutory declaration, in prescribed form, of the person claiming such right, attesting to the time at which such right was acquired.

  • Marginal note:Operator’s lien

    (5) An operator’s lien, in relation to an interest or share therein, shall, without registration of any document evidencing the operator’s lien, have priority over and be valid against any other right, in relation to that interest or share, in respect of which an instrument may be registered under this Division, whether an instrument in respect of that other right was registered before or after the acquisition of the operator’s lien or the operator’s lien was acquired before or after that other right, unless the operator’s lien is postponed with respect to such other rights by the registration under this Division of a postponement in respect of the operator’s lien and a discharge in respect of that postponement has not been registered under this Division.

 
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