Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act
Marginal note:Power of officers
58 (1) A safety officer, the Chief Safety Officer, a conservation officer or the Chief Conservation Officer may order that an operation or activity in any area to which this Act applies cease or be continued only in accordance with the terms of the order if the officer, on reasonable grounds, is of the opinion that its continuation could result in harm to a person, damage to the environment or property or a breach of security, or is not in compliance with this Act or the regulations, and
(a) the operation is in relation to the exploration or drilling for or the production, conservation, processing or transportation of oil or gas; or
(b) the activity is prohibited by an order or regulation made under section 15.1.
(2) The officer who makes an order under subsection (1) shall affix at or near the scene of the operation a notice of the order in a form approved by the National Energy Board.
Marginal note:Expiry of order
(3) An order made by a safety officer or a conservation officer under subsection (1) expires 72 hours after it is made unless it is confirmed before that time by order of the Chief Safety Officer or the Chief Conservation Officer, as the case may be.
Marginal note:Modification or revocation
(4) A safety officer or a conservation officer who makes an order under subsection (1) shall immediately so advise the Chief Safety Officer or the Chief Conservation Officer, as the case may be, and that Chief Officer may modify or revoke the order.
Marginal note:Referral for review by National Energy Board
(5) A person carrying out an operation to which an order under subsection (1) makes reference, or any person having a pecuniary interest in that operation, may, by notice in writing, request the Chief Safety Officer or the Chief Conservation Officer, as the case may be, to refer the order to the National Energy Board to review the need for the order under section 28.6 of the National Energy Board Act and, on receiving the notice, that Chief Officer shall refer the order accordingly.
Marginal note:Operations in respect of which order made
(6) No person shall continue an operation in respect of which an order has been made pursuant to this section, except in accordance with the terms of the order or until the order has been set aside by the National Energy Board pursuant to section 28.6 of the National Energy Board Act.
(7) to (9) [Repealed, 1994, c. 10, s. 12]
- R.S., 1985, c. O-7, s. 58
- R.S., 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 127
- 1992, c. 35, s. 29
- 1994, c. 10, s. 12
- 2015, c. 21, s. 46
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