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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 5 from 2002-12-31 to 2009-03-11:

Marginal note:Construction of works in navigable waters

  •  (1) No work shall be built or placed in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water unless

    • (a) the work and the site and plans thereof have been approved by the Minister, on such terms and conditions as the Minister deems fit, prior to commencement of construction;

    • (b) the construction of the work is commenced within six months and completed within three years after the approval referred to in paragraph (a) or within such further period as the Minister may fix; and

    • (c) the work is built, placed and maintained in accordance with the plans, the regulations and the terms and conditions set out in the approval referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Except in the case of a bridge, boom, dam or causeway, this section does not apply to any work that, in the opinion of the Minister, does not interfere substantially with navigation.

  • R.S., c. N-19, s. 5

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