Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (SOR/2012-69)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2017-12-19. Previous Versions

PART 2Specific Provisions (continued)

DIVISION 6Air (continued)

SUBDIVISION 1Requirements for Control of Emissions from Vessels (continued)

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) — Marine Diesel Engines

Marginal note:Application

 Sections 110.1 to 110.3 do not apply in respect of a marine diesel engine that is

  • (a) intended to be used solely for emergencies;

  • (b) intended to be used solely to power any device or equipment that is intended to be used solely for emergencies on the vessel on which the device or equipment is installed; or

  • (c) installed in a lifeboat that is intended to be used solely for emergencies.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 15

Marginal note:Tier I — power output of more than 130 kW

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of a marine diesel engine that has a power output of more than 130 kW and that is installed on

    • (a) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed after December 31, 1999 but before January 1, 2011 and that does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (b) a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft that was constructed after December 31, 1999 but before January 1, 2011;

    • (c) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed after May 2, 2007 but before the day on which this section comes into force and that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (d) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed before January 1, 2000 and that does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, or a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft that was constructed before January 1, 2000, if

      • (i) after December 31, 1999 but before January 1, 2011,

        • (A) the engine replaced a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine, or

        • (B) the engine was installed as an additional engine,

      • (ii) after December 31, 1999, a substantial modification, as defined in section 1.3.2 of the NOx Technical Code, is made to the engine, or

      • (iii) after December 31, 1999, the maximum continuous rating of the engine is increased by more than 10%; or

    • (e) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed before May 3, 2007 and that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, if

      • (i) after May 2, 2007 but before the day on which this section comes into force,

        • (A) the engine replaced a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine and that was installed on the vessel before May 3, 2007, or

        • (B) the engine was installed as an additional engine, or

      • (ii) after May 2, 2007,

        • (A) a substantial modification, as defined in section 1.3.2 of the NOx Technical Code, is made to the engine, or

        • (B) the maximum continuous rating of the engine is increased by more than 10%.

  • Marginal note:Tier I — power output of more than 5 000 kW

    (2) This section applies in respect of a marine diesel engine that has a power output of more than 5 000 kW and a displacement of 90 L or more per cylinder, and that is installed on

    • (a) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed after December 31, 1989 but before May 3, 2007 and that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (b) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed after December 31, 1989 but before January 1, 2000 and that does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction; or

    • (c) a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft that was constructed after December 31, 1989 but before January 1, 2000.

  • Marginal note:Emission limits

    (3) Subject to sections 110.5 and 110.6 and, in the case of a marine diesel engine to which subsection (2) applies, regulations 13.7.1 to 13.7.3 of Annex VI to MARPOL, the authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that a marine diesel engine is not operated on the vessel if the quantity of nitrogen oxides emitted from the engine, calculated as the total weighted emission of NO2, exceeds the following limits, where n represents the rated engine speed (crankshaft revolutions per minute) of the engine:

    • (a) 17.0 g/kWh, where n is less than 130 revolutions per minute;

    • (b) 45.0 × n-0.2 g/kWh, where n is 130 revolutions per minute or more but less than 2,000 revolutions per minute; and

    • (c) 9.8 g/kWh, where n is 2,000 revolutions per minute or more.

  • Marginal note:Certificates

    (4) In the case of a Canadian vessel that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, a reference in regulation 13.7.1 of Annex VI to MARPOL to the vessel’s International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate is to be read as a reference to the vessel’s Canadian Air Pollution Prevention Certificate.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 15

Marginal note:Tier II

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of a marine diesel engine that has a power output of more than 130 kW and that is installed on

    • (a) a vessel that is constructed after December 31, 2010, other than a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed before the day on which this section comes into force and that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (b) a vessel, other than a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed before the day on which this section comes into force and that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, if

      • (i) the vessel was constructed before January 1, 2011, and

      • (ii) after December 31, 2010,

        • (A) the engine replaces a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine and that was installed on the vessel before January 1, 2011, or

        • (B) the engine is installed as an additional engine; or

    • (c) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction, if

      • (i) the vessel was constructed before the day on which this section comes into force, and

      • (ii) on or after the day on which this section comes into force,

        • (A) the engine replaces a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine and that was installed on the vessel before the day on which this section comes into force, or

        • (B) the engine is installed as an additional engine.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) This section does not apply in respect of a marine diesel engine to which section 110.3 applies.

  • Marginal note:Emission limits

    (3) Subject to sections 110.5 and 110.6, the authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that a marine diesel engine is not operated on the vessel if the quantity of nitrogen oxides emitted from the engine, calculated as the total weighted emission of NO2, exceeds the following limits, where n represents the rated engine speed (crankshaft revolutions per minute) of the engine:

    • (a) 14.4 g/kWh, where n is less than 130 revolutions per minute;

    • (b) 44.0 × n-0.23 g/kWh, where n is 130 revolutions per minute or more but less than 2,000 revolutions per minute; and

    • (c) 7.7 g/kWh, where n is 2,000 revolutions per minute or more.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 15

Marginal note:Tier III

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of a marine diesel engine that has a power output of more than 130 kW and that is installed on

    • (a) a vessel that is constructed on or after January 1, 2016; or

    • (b) a vessel that is constructed before January 1, 2016 if, on or after January 1, 2016,

      • (i) the engine replaces a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine and that was installed on the vessel before January 1, 2016, or

      • (ii) the engine is installed as an additional engine.

  • Marginal note:Exception — marine diesel engines installed on certain vessels

    (2) This section does not apply in respect of a marine diesel engine that is

    • (a) installed on a vessel with a length less than 24 m that has been specifically designed for, and is used solely for, recreational purposes;

    • (b) installed on a vessel with a combined nameplate diesel engine propulsion power of less than 750 kW, if it is not possible for the engine to meet the requirements of subsection (4) because of design or construction limitations of the vessel;

    • (c) installed on a vessel after December 31, 2015 as a replacement for a marine diesel engine that is not identical to the engine, if it is not possible for the engine to meet the requirements of subsection (4); or

    • (d) installed on a vessel that is entitled to fly the flag of the United States.

  • Marginal note:Exception — vessels operating in certain waters

    (3) This section does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that is operating

      • (i) in arctic waters, or

      • (ii) in waters that are not waters under Canadian jurisdiction and are not within an emission control area; or

    • (b) a foreign vessel or a foreign pleasure craft that is operating in arctic waters or in Hudson Bay, James Bay or Ungava Bay.

  • Marginal note:Emission limits

    (4) Subject to sections 110.5 and 110.6, the authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that a marine diesel engine is not operated on the vessel if the quantity of nitrogen oxides emitted from the engine, calculated as the total weighted emission of NO2, exceeds the following limits, where n represents the rated engine speed (crankshaft revolutions per minute) of the engine:

    • (a) 3.4 g/kWh, where n is less than 130 revolutions per minute;

    • (b) 9.0 × n-0.2 g/kWh, where n is 130 revolutions per minute or more but less than 2,000 revolutions per minute; and

    • (c) 2.0 g/kWh, where n is 2,000 revolutions per minute or more.

  • Marginal note:Change of date

    (5) If the IMO, in accordance with regulation 13.10 of Annex VI to MARPOL, sets a later date for the purposes of regulation 5.1.1 of that Annex, the references in subsection (1) to January 1, 2016 are to be read as references to that later date.

  • SOR/2013-68, s. 15
 
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