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Canadian Navigable Waters Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-22)

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

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  • — 2012, c. 31, s. 332

    • Approvals
      • 332 (1) Every work in respect of which an approval was granted under the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division is deemed to be approved under section 6 of the Navigation Protection Act, except if it is stated in the approval that the work interferes, other than substantially, with navigation, in which case the work is deemed to be validly constructed or placed in accordance with section 9 of the Navigation Protection Act.

      • Terms and conditions

        (2) Any term or condition imposed on an approval granted under the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division remains in effect.

      • Designated works

        (3) Every work, the construction or placement of which was permitted under section 5.1 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division, is deemed to be validly constructed or placed in accordance with section 10 of the Navigation Protection Act.

      • Lawful works

        (4) A work referred to in subsection 4(1) or (2) or section 8 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division remains validly constructed or placed under the Navigation Protection Act.

      • Works — navigable waters

        (5) Every work referred to in subsection (1), (3) or (4) that is constructed or placed in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water other than any navigable water listed in the schedule to the Navigation Protection Act is deemed to be constructed or placed in, on, over, under, through or across a navigable water listed in the schedule.

      • Opt out

        (6) Subsection (5) does not apply to a work on receipt by the Minister of Transport of a notice to that effect. The notice shall be given by the owner, as defined in section 2 of the Navigation Protection Act, no later than five years after the coming into force of this Division.

  • — 2012, c. 31, s. 333

    • Request for approval not decided

      333 Every request for approval of a work submitted under the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division that has not been decided before that coming into force is deemed to be a notice referred to in subsection 5(1) of the Navigation Protection Act.

  • — 2012, c. 31, s. 334

    • Minor Works and Waters (Navigable Waters Protection Act) Order
      • 334 (1) The works established as classes of works in the Minor Works and Waters (Navigable Waters Protection Act) Order are deemed to be minor works designated under paragraph 28(2)(a) of the Navigation Protection Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

      • Terms and conditions

        (2) Every term and condition imposed under paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division with respect to the minor works referred to in subsection (1) is deemed to be made under paragraph 28(2)(c) of the Navigation Protection Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

      • Minor Works and Waters (Navigable Waters Protection Act) Order

        (3) The navigable waters established as classes of navigable waters in the Minor Works and Waters (Navigable Waters Protection Act) Order are deemed to be minor waters designated under paragraph 28(2)(b) of the Navigation Protection Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

      • Terms and conditions

        (4) Every term and condition imposed under paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of this Division with respect to the minor waters referred to in subsection (3) is deemed to be made under paragraph 28(2)(d) of the Navigation Protection Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

  • — 2019, c. 1, s. 132

  • — 2019, c. 28, s. 76

    • Deemed approval
      • 76 (1) A work is deemed to have been approved under section 7 of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, as enacted by section 49 of this Act, if it was or was deemed to be

        • (a) approved under section 6 of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act; or

        • (b) permitted under section 9 of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act.

      • Terms and conditions

        (2) Any term or condition attached to an approval under section 6 of the Navigation Protection Act as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act — or imposed under section 9 of that Act as it read at that time — remains in effect.

      • Validity period of approval

        (3) Despite subsection 332(2) of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, a term or condition relating to a validity period that was imposed on an approval granted under the Navigable Waters Protection Act before April 1, 2014 is of no force or effect if the validity period in question had not expired before that date.

  • — 2019, c. 28, s. 77

    • Minor works
      • 77 (1) A work is deemed to be validly constructed or placed in accordance with section 4 of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, as enacted by section 49 of this Act, if it was, or was deemed to be, validly constructed or placed in accordance with section 10 of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act.

      • Deemed designation

        (2) Any work designated or deemed to have been designated as a minor work under paragraph 28(2)(a) of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act, is deemed to be designated as a minor work under paragraph 28(2)(a) of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

      • Terms and conditions

        (3) Every term and condition imposed, or deemed to have been imposed, under paragraph 28(2)(c) of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act, with respect to the minor works referred to in subsection (1), is deemed to be imposed under paragraph 28(2)(c) of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act until an order is made under that paragraph.

  • — 2019, c. 28, s. 78

    • Navigable waters not listed in the schedule

      78 For the purposes of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act, any work that is referred to in subsection 332(3) or (4) of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 and that was deemed to be constructed or placed in, on, over, under, through or across a navigable water listed in the schedule to the Navigation Protection Act in accordance with subsection 332(5) of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 is not constructed or placed in, on, over, under, through or across a navigable water listed in the schedule to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

  • — 2019, c. 28, s. 79

    • Validly constructed or placed

      79 A work that was or was deemed to be validly constructed or placed under the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act, remains validly constructed or placed under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

  • — 2019, c. 28, s. 80

    • Notice or application not decided
      • 80 (1) Every notice of a proposed work given under subsection 5(1) of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act, and every application for an approval of a work submitted under subsection 6(1) of that Act, as it read immediately before that coming into force, that has not been decided before that coming into force is deemed to be an application for an approval made under subsection 5(1) of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

      • Request not granted

        (2) Every request made under subsection 4(1) of the Navigation Protection Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act, that has not been accepted before that coming into force is deemed to be an application for an approval made under paragraph 10(1)(a) of the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

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