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Marine Liability Act (S.C. 2001, c. 6)

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Act current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2021-04-01. Previous Versions

PART 7Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (continued)

Levies To Be Paid to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, the International Fund and the Supplementary Fund (continued)

Marginal note:Records — filers of information returns

  •  (1) Every person who is required to file information returns under subsection 117.1(1) or (1.1) shall keep at their place of business in Canada, or at any other place in Canada that is designated by the Minister, in relation to the oil that they are required to file information returns in respect of, records that

    • (a) set out the type and quantity of the oil received or exported, as the case may be; and

    • (b) contain any other information or documents that the Minister directs them to provide under section 118.1.

  • Marginal note:Records and books of account — payers of levy

    (1.1) Every person referred to in subsection (1) who is required to pay an amount under section 114.1 or 114.2 shall keep at their place of business in Canada, or at any other place in Canada that is designated by the Minister, records and books of account that set out, in addition to the information referred to in subsection (1),

    • (a) the amounts that are payable by that person under section 114.1 or 114.2 in respect of the types and quantities of oil referred to in subsection (1); and

    • (b) proof of payment for each payment made with respect to an amount referred to in paragraph (a), including the date of each payment made.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of records

    (2) Every person who is required by this section to keep records or books of account shall, unless otherwise authorized by the Minister, retain those records or books of account, and every account or voucher necessary to verify the information contained in them, until the expiry of six years after the end of the year to which the records or books of account relate.

  • Marginal note:Examination of records

    (3) Every person who is required by this section to keep records or books of account shall, at all reasonable times, make the records or books of account, and every account or voucher necessary to verify the information contained in them, available to any person designated in writing by the Minister and give that person every facility necessary to examine them.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 118
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 735

Marginal note:Power to require information

 If the Minister directs that a person referred to in subsection 118(1) provide, in the specified form and within the specified period, information or documents that the Minister considers necessary for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this Part, the person shall provide that information in that form and within that period.

  • 2018, c. 27, s. 736

Marginal note:Inspection

  •  (1) Any person so designated in writing by the Minister may, at any reasonable time, enter any place in which the person has reasonable grounds to believe that there are any records, books of account, accounts, vouchers or other documents referred to in section 118 and

    • (a) examine anything at the place and copy or take away for further examination or copying any record, book of account, account, voucher or other document that they believe, on reasonable grounds, contains any information relevant to the enforcement of this Part; and

    • (b) require the owner, occupier or person in charge of the place to give the designated person all reasonable assistance in connection with the examination under paragraph (a) and to answer all proper questions relating to the examination and, for that purpose, require the owner, occupier or person in charge to attend at that place with the designated person.

  • Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling place

    (2) A designated person may not enter a dwelling place unless they enter it with the occupant’s consent or under the authority of a warrant issued under subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Authority to issue warrant

    (3) On ex parte application, a justice, within the meaning of section 2 of the Criminal Code, may issue a warrant authorizing the designated person to enter a dwelling place, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the warrant, if the justice is satisfied by information on oath that

    • (a) the dwelling place is a place referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) entry to the dwelling place is necessary for the purpose of subsection (1); and

    • (c) entry to the dwelling place has been refused or there are reasonable grounds to believe that it will be refused.

  • Marginal note:Certificate of designation

    (4) The persons designated by the Minister shall be provided with a certificate of their designation and, on entering any place referred to in subsection (1), shall produce the certificate on request to the owner, occupier or person in charge of the place.

  • Marginal note:Report to Minister

    (5) On the conclusion of an examination under this section, the designated person shall provide a report of their findings to the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Return of original or copy of documents

    (6) The original or a copy of any record, book of account, account, voucher or other document that is taken away under paragraph (1)(a) shall be returned to the person from whose custody it is taken within 21 days after it is taken or within any longer period that is directed by a judge of a superior court for cause or agreed to by a person who is entitled to its return.

  • Marginal note:Notice of application for extension of time

    (7) An application to a judge referred to in subsection (6) for a direction under that subsection may only be made on notice to the person from whose custody the record, book of account, account, voucher or other document is taken.

  • Marginal note:Copies of documents

    (8) A document purporting to be certified by the Minister to be a copy of a record, book of account, account, voucher or other document made under paragraph (1)(a) is admissible in evidence in any prosecution for an offence under this Part and is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of its contents.

  • Marginal note:Obstruction and false statements

    (9) No person shall obstruct or hinder anyone engaged in carrying out their duties and functions under this section, or knowingly make a false or misleading statement, either orally or in writing, to any person so engaged.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 119
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 737

Governance of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

Marginal note:Books of account and systems

  •  (1) The Administrator shall cause

    • (a) records and books of account to be kept in relation to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund; and

    • (b) control and information systems and management practices, in respect of financial and management matters, to be maintained in relation to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund.

  • Marginal note:Administrator’s responsibilities

    (2) The Administrator shall cause the books, records, systems and practices to be kept or maintained, as the case may be, in a manner that provides reasonable assurance that

    • (a) the Administrator’s and Deputy Administrator’s powers, duties and functions under this Part are exercised and performed effectively and in accordance with this Part;

    • (b) the assets used by them are safeguarded and controlled; and

    • (c) the financial, human and physical resources used by them are managed economically and efficiently.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 120
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 738

Marginal note:Annual report

  •  (1) The Administrator shall as soon as feasible, but in any case within three months after the end of each fiscal year, submit an annual report, in any form that the Minister directs, on the Administrator’s activities in that year to the Minister, who shall cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after he or she receives it.

  • Marginal note:Form and content

    (2) The annual report must include

    • (a) a statement of the amounts charged and credited to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund during the fiscal year;

    • (a.1) a statement of the costs and expenses incurred during the fiscal year by the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator in exercising their powers and performing their duties and functions under this Part;

    • (a.2) a statement of the fees for services rendered by the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator during the fiscal year;

    • (b) the auditor’s report with respect to the statements referred to in paragraphs (a) to (a.2); and

    • (c) the costs of preparing the auditor’s report.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 121
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 739
 
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