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Canada Shipping Act, 2001

Version of section 168.3 from 2018-12-13 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Minister may take measures

 If the Minister believes on reasonable grounds that an oil handling facility has discharged, is discharging or may discharge oil, that the oil pollution prevention plan or the oil pollution emergency plan for an oil handling facility does not meet the requirements set out in the regulations or that the operator of an oil handling facility does not have the procedures, equipment and resources required by the regulations available for immediate use in the event of a discharge of oil during the loading or unloading of a vessel, the Minister may

  • (a) monitor the measures taken by any person to repair, remedy, minimize or prevent pollution damage from the oil handling facility; or

  • (b) if he or she considers it necessary, direct the operator of the oil handling facility to take the measures that the Minister considers necessary to repair, remedy, minimize or prevent pollution damage from the oil handling facility, including to stop loading or unloading oil to or from vessels.

  • 2014, c. 29, s. 63
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 699

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