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Arctic Waters Experimental Pollution Regulations (1979, SOR/80-9).

Country/Territory
Canada
Document type
Regulation
Date
1979
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Regulations respecting the deposit of oil in arctic waters for experimental purposes by Dome Petroleum Limited or Canadian Marine Drilling Limited or both.
Subject
Environment gen., Sea
Keyword
Marine pollution Business/industry/corporations Authorization/permit Liability/compensation Enforcement/compliance
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, Asia and the Pacific, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

The present Regulations are made under the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. In particular, the Regulations authorizes Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, Alberta, or Canadian Marine Drilling Limited of Calgary, Alberta, or both, may deposit oil in that portion of the Arctic Ocean northwest of McKinley Bay for the purpose of how successful burning would be as a countermeasure against a Beaufort Sea blowout under first year ice and to optimize burning techniques of oil and gas released from such a blowout. However, section 5 establishes that Dome Petroleum Limited shall remedy any damage to property or the environment resulting from any deposit of oil made pursuant within a reasonable period of time after completion of the related project of study or research. The text consists of 5 sections.

Full text
English
Website
www.gc.ca

References - Legislation

Implements

Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. A-12).

Legislation | Canada | 1985 (2019)

Keyword: Marine pollution, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Maritime zone, Ecosystem preservation, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX