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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 10 from 2018-12-13 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:General

  •  (1) The Minister of Transport or the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may, with respect to that Minister’s responsibilities under this Act,

    • (a) establish consultative bodies;

    • (b) issue bulletins, guidelines and standards; and

    • (c) enter into agreements or arrangements respecting the administration or enforcement of any provision of this Act or the regulations and authorize any person or organization — including a provincial government, a local authority and a government, council or other entity authorized to act on behalf of an Indigenous group — with whom or which an agreement or arrangement is entered into to exercise the powers or perform the duties and functions under this Act that are specified in the agreement or arrangement.

  • Marginal note:Exemption power of Ministers

    (2) The Minister of Transport or the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may, with respect to that Minister’s responsibilities under this Act, exempt for a specified period any authorized representative, master, vessel, class of vessels, operator of an oil handling facility, oil handling facility or class of oil handling facility from the application of any provision of this Act or the regulations, subject to any conditions that that Minister considers appropriate, if that Minister is of the opinion that the exemption is in the interest of preventing damage to property or the environment or is in the interest of public health or safety.

  • Marginal note:Exemption power of Minister of Transport

    (2.1) The Minister of Transport may, with respect to his or her responsibilities under this Act, exempt for a period of not more than three years any person or vessel or class of persons or vessels from the application of any provisions of this Act or the regulations, subject to any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate, if the exemption would allow the undertaking of research and development, including in respect of any type of vessels, technologies, systems, components or procedures and practices that may, in the Minister’s opinion, enhance marine safety or environmental protection.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (2.2) The Minister of Transport shall publish, on the Department of Transport’s Internet site or by any other means that the Minister of Transport considers appropriate, a notice of every exemption granted under subsection (2.1), as soon as feasible after it is granted.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (3) Subject to any conditions that the Minister of Transport considers appropriate, the Minister may exempt for a specified period any vessel, or class of vessels, that is en route through Canadian waters but is not en route to or departing from a port in Canada, from the application of any provision of Part 3 (Personnel), 4 (Safety) or 9 (Pollution Prevention — Department of Transport) if the Minister is of the opinion that the provision is substantially similar to a provision of the laws of another state to which the vessel or class of vessels is subject.

  • Marginal note:Publication — Canada Gazette

    (4) Notice of every exemption granted under subsection (2), (2.1) or (3) must be published in the Canada Gazette.

  • Marginal note:Authorization

    (5) The Minister of Transport or the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may authorize any person employed in the federal public administration or any police officer, police constable, constable or other person employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace, or any class of any of those persons, that that Minister considers proper to exercise any of the powers and perform any of the duties and functions that may be or are required to be exercised or performed by that Minister under this Act.

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 10
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 689
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