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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Version of section 5 from 2019-08-28 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Application for approval

  •  (1) An owner who proposes to construct, place, alter, rebuild, remove or decommission one of the following works must make an application for an approval to the Minister — in the form and manner, and containing the information, specified by the Minister — if the work, or its construction, placement, alteration, rebuilding, removal or decommissioning, may interfere with navigation:

    • (a) a major work in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water; or

    • (b) a work — other than a minor work — in, on, over, under, through or across any navigable water that is listed in the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Related works

    (2) If the Minister is of the opinion that two or more works are related, the Minister may consider them to be a single work.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (3) For the purpose of determining whether the work or its construction, placement, alteration, rebuilding, removal or decommissioning may interfere with navigation, the Minister may require from the owner any additional information that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-22, s. 5
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 321
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 318
  • 2019, c. 28, s. 49

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