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Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-06-19 to 2023-01-11:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

Atlantic Accord

Atlantic Accord means the Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Province on offshore petroleum resource management and revenue sharing dated February 11, 1985, and includes any amendments thereto; (Accord atlantique)


Board means the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board referred to in section 9; (Office)

Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador benefits plan

Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador benefits plan means a plan submitted under subsection 45(2); (plan de retombées économiques)

Canada-Newfoundland benefits plan

Canada-Newfoundland benefits plan[Repealed, 2014, c. 13, s. 4]

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer means the Chief Executive Officer of the Board appointed pursuant to section 24; (premier dirigeant)

development plan

development plan means a plan submitted pursuant to subsection 139(2) for the purpose of obtaining approval of the general approach of developing a pool or field as proposed in the plan; (plan de mise en valeur)

Federal Government

Federal Government means the Governor in Council; (gouvernement fédéral)

Federal Minister

Federal Minister means the Minister of Natural Resources; (ministre fédéral)



  • (a) means a general surface area underlain or appearing to be underlain by one or more pools, and

  • (b) includes the subsurface regions vertically beneath the general surface area referred to in paragraph (a); (champ)

former regulations

former regulations means the Canada Oil and Gas Land Regulations made pursuant to the Public Lands Grants Act and the Territorial Lands Act and includes orders made pursuant to those Regulations; (anciens règlements)

fundamental decision

fundamental decision means a decision made by the Board respecting the exercise of a power or the performance of a duty pursuant to a provision of this Act that expressly provides for the exercise of the power or the performance of the duty subject to sections 31 to 40; (décision majeure)


gas means natural gas and includes all substances, other than oil, that are produced in association with natural gas; (gaz)


government means the Federal Government, the Provincial Government or both, as the context requires; (Version anglaise seulement)


Minister means the Federal Minister, the Provincial Minister or both, as the context requires; (Version anglaise seulement)

offshore area

offshore area means those submarine areas lying seaward of the low water mark of the Province and extending, at any location, as far as

  • (a) any prescribed line, or

  • (b) where no line is prescribed at that location, the outer edge of the continental margin or a distance of two hundred nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea of Canada is measured, whichever is the greater; (zone extracôtière ou zone)


oil means

  • (a) crude oil regardless of gravity produced at a well head in liquid form, and

  • (b) any other hydrocarbons, except coal and gas, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, hydrocarbons that may be extracted or recovered from deposits of oil sand, bitumen, bituminous sand, oil shale or from any other types of deposits on the seabed or subsoil thereof of the offshore area; (pétrole)


petroleum means oil or gas; (hydrocarbures)


pool means a natural underground reservoir containing or appearing to contain an accumulation of petroleum that is separated or appears to be separated from any other such accumulation; (gisement)


prescribed means prescribed by regulations made by the Governor in Council; (Version anglaise seulement)


Province means the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; (province)

Provincial Act

Provincial Act means the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. C-2, as amended from time to time; (loi provinciale)

Provincial Government

Provincial Government means the lieutenant governor in council of the Province; (gouvernement provincial)

Provincial Minister

Provincial Minister means, other than for the purposes of Part III.1, the Minister of the Crown in right of the Province designated by the Provincial Government as the provincial minister for the purposes of this Act; (ministre provincial)

spill-treating agent

spill-treating agent, except in section 161.5, means a spill-treating agent that is on the list established under section 14.2 of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. (agent de traitement)

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 2
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 37
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 4
  • 2015, c. 4, ss. 37, 117
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