Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act
Marginal note:Financial responsibility
163 (1) An applicant for an authorization under paragraph 138(1)(b) in respect of any work or activity in any portion of the offshore area shall provide proof of financial responsibility in the form of a letter of credit, a guarantee or indemnity bond or in any other form satisfactory to the Board, in an amount satisfactory to the Board.
Marginal note:Continuing obligation
(1.1) The person who has obtained an authorization under paragraph 138(1)(b) shall ensure that the proof of financial responsibility remains in force for the duration of the work or activity in respect of which the authorization is issued.
Marginal note:Payment of claims
(2) The Board may require that moneys in an amount not exceeding the amount prescribed for any case or class of cases, or determined by the Board in the absence of regulations, be paid out of the funds available under the letter of credit, guarantee or indemnity bond or other form of financial responsibility provided pursuant to subsection (1), in respect of any claim for which proceedings may be instituted under section 162, whether or not such proceedings have been instituted.
Marginal note:Manner of payment
(3) Where payment is required under subsection (2), it shall be made in such manner, subject to such conditions and procedures and to or for the benefit of such persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed by the regulations for any case or class of cases, or as may be required by the Board in the absence of regulations.
(4) Where a claim is sued for under section 162, there shall be deducted from any award made pursuant to the action on that claim any amount received by the claimant under this section in respect of the loss, damage, costs or expenses claimed.
- 1987, c. 3, s. 163
- 1992, c. 35, s. 76
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