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Energy Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-6)

Act current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

PART IVDomestic Gas (continued)

Offences and Punishment (continued)

Marginal note:Offence by employee or agent

 In a prosecution for an offence under this Part, it is sufficient proof of the offence to show that it was committed by an employee or agent of the accused whether or not the employee or agent is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence, unless the accused establishes that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent its commission.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 59

Marginal note:Continuing offence

 Where an offence under this Part is committed on more than one day, it shall be deemed to be a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 60

Marginal note:Limitation period

 Any proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence under this Part may be instituted at any time within but not later than one year after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 61

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing the records, books of account or other documents that are to be kept by any person who purchases or sells any gas or who engages in any transaction described in section 43 and the form and contents of the information to be maintained in those records, books of account and documents;

  • (b) prescribing the place in Canada where such records, books of account or other documents as are prescribed by the regulations are to be kept;

  • (c) respecting the determination of the value of gas in circumstances where no consideration, or no consideration in money, is given therefor;

  • (d) respecting the approval by the Commission of the Regulator of prices paid to acquire gas from within its province of production for movement out of that province; and

  • (e) providing for any matter or thing necessary to effect the purpose of this Part.

General

Marginal note:Conflict

 In the event of a conflict between any price prescribed under this Part and any price established under Part 3 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, the price prescribed under this Act prevails.

Marginal note:Distributing excess

  •  (1) Where in any month gas that is purchased or otherwise acquired in or from its province of production is transported and resold by the purchaser thereof in any areas or zones in Canada outside its province of production or at any points of export from Canada, the purchaser shall, in respect of each such month, distribute to producers, in accordance with such regulations as the Governor in Council may make in that behalf, an amount equal to the excess of

    • (a) the total revenues received by the purchaser for the gas so resold in that month

    over

    • (b) the purchaser’s cost of service, as determined by the Commission of the Regulator, in respect of the gas so resold in that month, including the purchaser’s cost of gas.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where in any month gas that is purchased or otherwise acquired in or from its province of production is transported from that province for delivery in any areas or zones in Canada outside its province of production or at any points of export from Canada by a person other than its purchaser, the purchaser shall, in respect of each such month, distribute to producers, in accordance with such regulations as the Governor in Council may make in that behalf, an amount equal to the excess of

    • (a) the total value, as determined by the Commission of the Regulator, of the purchaser’s gas delivered in that month in those areas or zones outside its province of production or at those points of export from Canada

    over

    • (b) the purchaser’s cost, as determined by the Commission of the Regulator, in respect of the acquisition and transportation of that gas to its point of delivery in that month.

  • Marginal note:Cost of gas

    (3) For the purposes of this section, the cost of gas shall be computed, if approved by the Commission of the Regulator, by using prices payable at the well-head to producers of gas or shall be computed by such other means as the Commission of the Regulator may prescribe.

  • Marginal note:Determining other costs

    (4) In determining a purchaser’s cost of service for the purposes of subsection (1) or a purchaser’s cost in respect of the acquisition and transportation of gas for the purposes of subsection (2), the Commission of the Regulator is to be governed by the rules it applies in determining those costs for the purposes of making orders with respect to traffic, tolls or tariffs under Part 3 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.

Marginal note:Administration

 The Regulator shall administer this Part on behalf of the Minister and shall perform such other duties and functions as the Minister may assign to it.

PART VPetroleum Compensation Charge

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

domestic petroleum

domestic petroleum means petroleum from a natural reservoir in Canada and petroleum produced, extracted, recovered or manufactured in Canada otherwise than from a natural reservoir; (pétrole domestique)

foreign petroleum

foreign petroleum means petroleum other than domestic petroleum; (pétrole étranger)

import

import has the same meaning as it has for the purposes of the Customs Act; (importer)

petroleum

petroleum means any hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons other than gas; (pétrole)

petroleum product

petroleum product means a product that is designated as a petroleum product by regulations under paragraph 64(a). (produit pétrolier)

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 56
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 213

Marginal note:Imposition of charge

  •  (1) There shall be imposed, levied and collected on

    • (a) each cubic metre of domestic petroleum received for processing or consumption in Canada, and

    • (b) each cubic metre of foreign petroleum or petroleum product imported into Canada for processing, consumption, sale or other use in Canada,

    in any month or part of a month a charge in such amount not exceeding seventy-five dollars per cubic metre as may be prescribed in a tariff of charges for that month or part of a month made by order of the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister and the Minister of Finance.

  • Marginal note:Tariff of charges

    (2) A tariff of charges under subsection (1) may set out the charge applicable in respect of any or all of the various kinds or qualities of petroleum, or petroleum products, petroleum or petroleum products from any source, any or all destinations for petroleum or petroleum products and such other factors or circumstances as are specified in the tariff.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 31

Marginal note:By whom charge payable

  •  (1) A charge imposed under this Part is payable to the Minister by

    • (a) the processor or consumer, as the case may be, in the case referred to in paragraph 57(1)(a); or

    • (b) the importer, in the case referred to in paragraph 57(1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Tariff continues

    (2) Where a tariff of charges on petroleum or petroleum products is prescribed in respect of any month or part of a month under subsection 57(1), that tariff of charges shall continue in respect of each subsequent month until changed pursuant to subsection 57(1) by order of the Governor in Council in respect of a subsequent month or part of a month.

  • 1977-78, c. 24, s. 1
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 31

Marginal note:Monthly return

  •  (1) Every person required by this Part to pay a charge shall make each month a true return, in such form and containing such information as the regulations require, of his

    • (a) receipt of domestic petroleum for processing or consumption in Canada, or

    • (b) importation of foreign petroleum and petroleum products,

    or both, as the case may be, for the last preceding month.

  • Marginal note:Date of filing and payment

    (2) The return required by this section shall be filed with the Minister and the charge payable shall be paid to him not later than the last day of the first month succeeding that in which

    • (a) the domestic petroleum was received for processing or consumption in Canada, or

    • (b) the foreign petroleum or petroleum product was imported,

    as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Penalty on default

    (3) On default in payment of the charge or any portion thereof payable under this Part within the time prescribed by subsection (2), there shall be paid in addition to the amount of the default a penalty equal to the greater of

    • (a) one per cent of the amount of default, and

    • (b) the percentage, if any, prescribed by regulations made under section 64, of the amount of default,

    in respect of each month or part of a month during which the default continues.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time

    (4) The Minister may, before or after the day prescribed by subsection (2), specify in writing a later day for the filing of a return or the payment of the charge or any portion thereof and in that case,

    • (a) no penalty shall accrue or shall be deemed to have accrued under subsection (3) prior to the later day in respect of default in payment of the charge or portion thereof for the payment of which the later day was specified; and

    • (b) failure to pay, on or before the later day, the charge or portion thereof for the payment of which a later day was specified constitutes a default for the purposes of subsection (3).

  • 1977-78, c. 24, s. 1
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 33

Marginal note:Debts to Her Majesty

  •  (1) All charges payable under this Part and any penalties payable in respect thereof are debts due to Her Majesty and recoverable as such in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Recovery of charges and penalties

    (2) All charges and penalties payable under this Part may be recovered in the same manner as any amount payable under the Excise Tax Act and for that purpose sections 82 to 93 of that Act apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require, and any reference in those sections to the Minister of National Revenue shall be construed as a reference to the Minister of Natural Resources.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 60
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 21
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 137

Marginal note:Deductions and refunds

  •  (1) A deduction from, or refund of, a charge or penalty imposed by this Part may be granted where an overpayment has been made or where the charge or penalty was paid in error.

  • Marginal note:Payments

    (2) Where

    • (a) petroleum or a petroleum product in respect of which charges imposed by this Part have been paid, or

    • (b) a petroleum product that is derived from petroleum in respect of which charges imposed by this Part have been paid,

    is sent out of Canada by a person for use outside Canada, a payment may be made to that person in an amount not exceeding the charges paid.

  • Marginal note:Application for deduction, etc.

    (3) No deduction from, refund of, or payment in respect of the charges imposed by this Part shall be granted or made unless application therefor is made in writing in accordance with regulations made under section 64 by the person entitled thereto within two years after the time when the deduction, refund or payment first became payable under this Part or any regulations made thereunder.

  • Marginal note:Exemption or reduction

    (4) Where it is shown to the Governor in Council by the Minister that it is in the public interest to do so, the Governor in Council may, by order, conditionally or unconditionally, retroactively or prospectively, and either generally or in respect of a single transaction,

    • (a) exempt any petroleum or petroleum product from the charge imposed thereon in respect of a month or part of a month under this Part; or

    • (b) reduce any charge imposed in respect of any month or part of a month under this Part.

  • 1977-78, c. 24, s. 1
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 35

Marginal note:Records and books

  •  (1) Every person required by or pursuant to this Part to pay any charges shall keep records and books of account at his place of business in Canada in such form and containing such information as will enable the amount of the charges or other sums that should have been paid or collected to be determined.

  • Marginal note:Retention of records

    (2) Every person required by subsection (1) to keep records and books of account shall retain those records and books of account and every account and voucher necessary to verify the information contained therein until the expiration of six years from the end of the calendar year in respect of which those records and books of account are kept.

  • Marginal note:Inspection

    (3) Every person required by subsection (1) to keep records and books of account shall, at all reasonable times, make the records and books of account and every account and voucher necessary to verify the information therein available to the Minister and other persons authorized by the Minister and give them every facility necessary to inspect the records, books, accounts and vouchers.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 62
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 24

Marginal note:Appeal

 If any difference arises or any doubt exists as to whether a charge is payable or as to the amount of a charge that is payable on any petroleum or petroleum product, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal established by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act may declare what amount of charge is payable on it, if any, and for that purpose sections 104 and 105 of the Excise Tax Act apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require, and any reference in those sections to the Commissioner of Revenue shall be construed as a reference to the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 63
  • R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 52
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 22
  • 1999, c. 17, s. 138
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 140
 
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