Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
199 (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who
(a) contravenes this Part or the regulations;
(b) makes any false entry or statement in any report, record or document required by this Part or the regulations or by any order made under this Part or the regulations;
(c) destroys, mutilates or falsifies any report or other document required by this Part or the regulations or by any order made under this Part or the regulations;
(d) produces any petroleum from a pool or field under the terms of a unit agreement within the meaning of Division II, or any amended unit agreement, before the unit agreement or amended unit agreement is filed with the Chief Conservation Officer;
(e) undertakes or carries on a work or activity without an authorization under paragraph 142(1)(b) or without complying with the approvals or requirements, determined by the Board in accordance with the provisions of this Part or granted or prescribed by regulations made under this Part, of an authorization issued under that paragraph; or
(f) fails to comply with a direction, requirement or order of an operational safety officer, the Chief Safety Officer, a conservation officer or the Chief Conservation Officer or with an order of an installation manager or the Committee.
(2) Every person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both; or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding one million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both.
Marginal note:Due diligence defence
(3) No person shall be found guilty of an offence under this Part if they establish that they exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of the offence.
(4) [Repealed, 1992, c. 35, s. 118]
Marginal note:Presumption against waste
(5) No person commits an offence under subsection 159(1) by reason of committing waste as defined in paragraph 159(2)(f) or (g) unless that person has been ordered by the Committee to take measures to prevent the waste and has failed to comply.
- 1988, c. 28, s. 199
- 1992, c. 35, s. 118
- 2014, c. 13, s. 78
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