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

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2018-12-13. 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: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

Marginal note:Special examination

  •  (1) The Administrator shall cause a special examination to be carried out in respect of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund to determine if the Fund’s systems and practices referred to in paragraph 120(1)(b) were, in the period under examination, maintained in a manner that provided reasonable assurance that they met the requirements of paragraphs 120(2)(b) and (c).

  • Marginal note:Time for examination

    (2) A special examination shall be carried out at least once every five years by the Administrator and at any additional times that the Governor in Council or Minister may require.

  • Marginal note:Examiner

    (3) The Administrator shall appoint a person to act as examiner for the purpose of conducting a special examination. However, if a special examination is required by the Governor in Council or the Minister, the Governor in Council or the Minister, as the case may be, shall make the appointment.

  • Marginal note:Conflict of interest

    (4) The examiner shall not accept or hold any office or employment, or carry on any activity, that is inconsistent with their duties and functions under this section and section 123.

  • Marginal note:Plan

    (5) Before an examiner begins a special examination, they shall survey the systems and practices of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund to be examined and submit a plan for the examination, including a statement of the criteria to be applied in the examination, to the Minister and the Administrator.

  • Marginal note:Resolution of disagreements

    (6) Any disagreement between the examiner and the Administrator with respect to the plan shall be resolved by the Minister.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 122
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 740

Marginal note:Report

  •  (1) On the conclusion of the special examination, an examiner shall provide a written report of their findings to the Minister and the Administrator.

  • Marginal note:Contents

    (2) The examiner’s report must include

    • (a) a statement whether in their opinion, with respect to the criteria established under subsection 122(5), there is reasonable assurance that there are no significant deficiencies in the systems and practices examined; and

    • (b) a statement of the extent to which they relied on internal audits.

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 123
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 741
 
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