Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
Marginal note:Right of entry
142.1 (1) Subject to subsection (2), any person may, for the purpose of exploring for or exploiting petroleum, enter on and use any portion of the offshore area in order to carry on a work or activity authorized under paragraph 142(1)(b).
(2) Where a person occupies a portion of the offshore area under a lawful right or title, other than an authorization under paragraph 142(1)(b) or an interest as defined in Part II, no person may enter on or use that portion for a purpose referred to in subsection (1) without the consent of the occupier or, where consent has been refused, except in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by a decision of an arbitrator made in accordance with the regulations.
Marginal note:Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada
(3) With respect to Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada, the surface access rights provided for under this section are limited to the following:
(a) access to existing wellheads for the purposes of safety and environmental protection;
(b) petroleum exploration activities with a low impact on the environment, including seismic, geological or geophysical programs;
(c) emergency evacuation capacity for offshore workers; and
(d) the operation, maintenance and inspection of emergency facilities, including helicopter landing and fuel storage facilities.
- 1992, c. 35, s. 96
- 2013, c. 28, s. 8
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