Deposit of Industrial Waste
6. Any person may deposit or permit the deposit of industrial waste if the industrial waste is of a type and in a quantity and is deposited under conditions authorized by or under the Oil and Gas Production and Conservation Act, the Territorial Lands Act or the Public Lands Grants Act, whichever is applicable.
Report of Deposit of Waste or Danger thereof
7. Where any person
(a) has deposited waste in violation of subsection 4(1) of the Act, or
(b) carries on any undertaking on the mainland or islands of the Canadian arctic or in the arctic waters that, by reason of any accident or other occurrence, is in danger of causing any deposit of waste described in that subsection other than a deposit of waste of a type, in a quantity and deposited under conditions prescribed by these Regulations,
he shall forthwith report the deposit of waste or the accident or other occurrence to a pollution prevention officer at Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory or at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories by telecommunication or, where telecommunication is not available, by the fastest means available.
Limits of Liability
8. For the purposes of section 6 of the Act, the maximum amount of liability of an operator in respect of each deposit of waste is as follows:
(a) in the case of a sewage operation, an amount equal to the product of $500 and the daily volume, measured in cubic feet, of domestic waste or industrial waste handled by the sewage operation, divided by 10,000;
(b) in the case of a pipeline operation, an amount equal to the product of $500 and the volume, measured in barrels, of the section of the pipeline between the shut-off valves located on either side of the point in the pipeline from which the deposit of waste originates, divided by 7;
(c) in the case of an operation for the storage of solids in bulk, an amount equal to the product of $500 and the total volume, measured in cubic feet, of the substance stored, divided by 1,000;
(d) in the case of an operation for the storage of substances in a liquid state, an amount equal to the product of $500 and the total volume, measured in gallons, of the substances stored, divided by 300;
(e) in the case of an operation for the impounding of mill tailings, an amount equal to the product of $500 multiplied by the total volume, measured in cubic feet, of the tailings impounded in the 12 month period immediately preceding the deposit of waste, divided by 1,000; and
(f) in the case of an operation engaged in exploring for, developing or exploiting oil and gas, $40 million.
- SOR/79-406, s. 2;
- SOR/80-75, s. 1;
- SOR/80-413, s. 1;
- SOR/81-447, s. 1.
9. [Revoked, SOR/83-229, s. 1]
10. In this Part,
- “gold franc”
“gold franc” means a unit of 65½ milligrams of gold of millesimal fineness 900; (franc-or)
“Minister” means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)
“underwriter” means an insurer or insurers approved by the Minister; (assureur)
“zone” means an area of arctic waters prescribed as a shipping safety control zone pursuant to subsection 11(1) of the Act. (zone)
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