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Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations (SOR/2017-286)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-05

Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

SOR/2017-286

ARCTIC WATERS POLLUTION PREVENTION ACT

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Registration 2017-12-19

Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

P.C. 2017-1683 2017-12-15

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsections 7(2), 35(1)Footnote a, 120(1), 190(1) and 207(2) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Footnote b and subsections 4(3) and 12(1) of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention ActFootnote c, makes the annexed Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations.

General Provisions

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

constructed

constructed, in relation to a vessel, means that the vessel conforms to regulation 1.5 of Chapter XIV of SOLAS. (construit)

IMO

IMO means the International Maritime Organization. (OMI)

MARPOL

MARPOL means the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 and the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 relating to the Convention. (MARPOL)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)

Polar Code

Polar Code means the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters set out in IMO Resolutions MSC.385(94) and MEPC.264(68). (Recueil sur la navigation polaire) 

polar waters

polar waters has the same meaning as in regulation 1.4 of Chapter XIV of SOLAS. (eaux polaires)

SOLAS

SOLAS means the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the Convention. (SOLAS)

shipping safety control zone

shipping safety control zone has the same meaning as in the Shipping Safety Control Zones Order. (zone de contrôle de la sécurité de la navigation)

Marginal note:Incorporated documents – as amended from time to time

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided, any reference in these Regulations to a document is a reference to the document as amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Recommendations

    (2) For the purpose of interpreting a document incorporated by reference into these Regulations, “should” is to be read as “must” and recommendations are mandatory.

  • Marginal note:Authorized representative — pleasure craft

    (3) Any reference in these Regulations to the authorized representative of a vessel, means, in the case of a pleasure craft, the operator of the craft.

  • Marginal note:Certified vessel

    (4) Any reference in these Regulations to a certified vessel is to be read as a reference to

    • (a) if the vessel is a Canadian vessel, a vessel certified under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001; and

    • (b) if the vessel is a foreign vessel, a vessel certified by or on behalf of the government of the state whose flag the vessel is entitled to fly.

Non-application

Marginal note:Non-application

 These Regulations do not apply to government vessels and vessels owned or operated by a foreign state when they are being used only in government non-commercial services.

Compliance

Marginal note:Authorized representative

  •  (1) The authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that the requirements of these Regulations are met in respect of the vessel.

  • Marginal note:Master

    (2) The master of a vessel must ensure that the operational requirements of these Regulations are met in respect of the vessel.

PART 1Safety Measures

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

AIRSS

AIRSS means TP 12259 Arctic Ice Regime Shipping System (AIRSS) Standard, published by the Department of Transport. (SRGNA)

Arctic Class

Arctic Class means a class attributed to a vessel under the Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations regime, which indicates that the vessel met the requirements of those regulations. (cote arctique)

Canadian Arctic Class

Canadian Arctic Class means a class attributed to a vessel under the Canada Shipping Act regime, which indicates that the vessel met the requirements of the applicable standards of TP 12260 Equivalent Standards for the Construction of Arctic Class Ships, published by the Department of Transport, on December 1, 1995. (classe arctique canadienne)

cargo vessel

cargo vessel means a vessel that is not a passenger vessel. (bâtiment de charge)

dangerous goods

dangerous goods means the substances, materials and articles referred to in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, published by the IMO. (marchandises dangereuses)

fishing vessel

fishing vessel has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Marine Personnel Regulations. (bâtiment de pêche) 

international Arctic waters

international Arctic waters has the same meaning as Arctic waters in regulation 1.3 of Chapter XIV of SOLAS. (eaux arctiques international)

passenger vessel

passenger vessel means a vessel that carries more than 12 passengers. (bâtiment à passagers)

Polar Class

Polar Class means a class that is attributed to a vessel by a classification society based on the Unified Requirements UR I established by the International Association of Classification Societies. (classe polaire)

Polar Service Temperature

Polar Service Temperature has the same meaning as in paragraph 1.2.11 of Part 1-A of the Polar Code. (température de service pour la navigation polaire)

Polar Waters Operational Manual

Polar Waters Operational Manual means the manual referred to in Chapter 2 of Part I-A of the Polar Code. (Manuel d’exploitation dans les eaux polaires)

POLARIS

POLARIS means the Polar Operational Limit Assessment Risk Indexing System, as set out in the Appendix to the IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1519. (POLARIS)

pollutant

pollutant has the same meaning as in section 185 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (polluant)

recognized organization

recognized organization means an organization with which the Minister has entered into an agreement or arrangement under paragraph 10(1)(c) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (organisation reconnue)

Type

Type in relation to a vessel, means a type set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 corresponding to the classification given by an organization set out in columns 2 to 13 of that schedule to indicate that the vessel complies with the construction standards required by the organization. (type)

vessel intended to operate in low air temperature

vessel intended to operate in low air temperature has the same meaning as in paragraph 1.2.12 of Part I-A of the Polar Code. (bâtiment prévu pour être exploité à des températures de l’air basses)

SOLAS Requirements

Marginal note:Chapter XIV of SOLAS

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following Canadian vessels in polar waters and foreign vessels in a shipping safety control zone must conform to the requirements of Chapter XIV of SOLAS:

    • (a) cargo vessels of 500 gross tonnage or more that are certified as meeting the requirements of Chapter I of SOLAS;

    • (b) passenger vessels that are certified as meeting the requirements of Chapter I of SOLAS; or

    • (c) vessels of 500 gross tonnage or more other than a vessel referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to fishing vessels, pleasure craft and vessels that do not have a mechanical means of propulsion.

Other Requirements

Marginal note:Scope of application

 Except as otherwise provided, the following Canadian vessels and foreign vessels navigating in a shipping safety control zone must conform to sections 8 to 10:

  • (a) vessels of 300 gross tonnage or more;

  • (b) vessels carrying pollutants or dangerous goods, or vessels towing or pushing a vessel that is carrying pollutants or dangerous goods;

  • (c) vessels towing or pushing another vessel, if the combined weight of the vessels is 500 gross tonnage or more; or

  • (d) passenger vessels that are certified as meeting the requirements of Chapter I of SOLAS.

 
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