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Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Version of section 110 from 2012-03-30 to 2013-04-17:


Marginal note:Application

  •  (1) This section applies in respect of a diesel engine with a power output of more than 130 kW that

    • (a) is installed on a vessel that was constructed after December 31, 1999 and does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (b) undergoes a major conversion after December 31, 1999 and is installed on a vessel that does not engage only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction;

    • (c) is installed on a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that was constructed after May 2, 2007 and engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction; or

    • (d) undergoes a major conversion after May 2, 2007 and is installed on a Canadian vessel or a Canadian pleasure craft that engages only on voyages in waters under Canadian jurisdiction.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) This section does not apply in respect of

    • (a) an emergency diesel engine;

    • (b) an engine installed in a lifeboat; or

    • (c) any device or equipment intended to be used solely in case of an emergency.

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (3) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), the authorized representative of a vessel must ensure that no diesel engine is 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 diesel engine:

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

    • (b) 45.0n-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:Fuel composed of blends

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (3), when fuel composed of blends from hydrocarbons derived from petroleum refining is used, test procedures and measurement methods must be in accordance with the NOx Technical Code.

  • Marginal note:Alternative to subsection (3)

    (5) A diesel engine may be operated if an exhaust gas cleaning system or any other equivalent method is applied to the engine to reduce onboard NOx emissions at least to the limits specified in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Section 5

    (6) Nitrogen oxides may be emitted from a diesel engine in the circumstances set out in section 5 that apply in respect of the emission.

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