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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 8 from 2014-04-01 to 2019-08-27:


Marginal note:Emergency

 Even if the notice referred to in subsection 5(1) has not yet been given, the Minister may authorize the construction, placement, alteration, repair, rebuilding, removal or decommissioning of a work — other than a designated work — in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water that is listed in the schedule if the Minister considers that such an authorization is necessary as a result of an emergency that has resulted in or may result in a danger to life or property, social disruption or a breakdown in the flow of essential goods, services or resources and that is caused by a real or imminent

  • (a) fire, flood, drought, storm, earthquake or other natural phenomenon;

  • (b) disease in human beings, animals or plants; or

  • (c) accident or pollution incident.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 8
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 318
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