Marine Liability Act

Version of section 110 from 2018-12-13 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Request by Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for funds — $10 million

  •  (1) If, in the opinion of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, emergency funds are necessary to respond to a significant incident involving the discharge of oil from a ship, the Minister of Transport may, after consultation with the Administrator, direct the amount of funds requested by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, or a lesser amount, to be charged to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund to enable the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to respond to the significant incident, to a maximum of $10 million per fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Additional funds — $50 million

    (2) If the maximum amount has been charged to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund under subsection (1) and, in the opinion of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, additional emergency funds are necessary to respond to a significant incident in that fiscal year involving the discharge of oil from a ship, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport made after consultation with the Administrator, issue an order in council directing the additional funds requested by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, or a lesser amount, to be charged to the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund to enable the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to respond to the significant incident, to a maximum of $50 million per fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Exclusions

    (3) For greater certainty, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may not request emergency funds under subsection (1) or (2) for

    • (a) measures taken or to be taken under paragraph 180(1)(a) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 in respect only of a discharge of oil by a small vessel that is dilapidated or abandoned; or

    • (b) the carrying out by that Minister of only minor monitoring of measures under paragraph 180(1)(b) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Use of emergency funds

    (4) The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may use emergency funds only to respond to a significant incident involving the discharge of oil from a ship, including paying third parties. For greater certainty, that Minister may not use such funds for any

    • (a) measures taken or to be taken under paragraph 180(1)(a) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 in respect only of a discharge of oil by a small vessel that is dilapidated or abandoned; or

    • (b) measures referred to in subsection 101(1.1).

  • 2001, c. 6, s. 110
  • 2009, c. 21, s. 11
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 727
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