Antarctic Environmental Protection Regulations (SOR/2003-363)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2010-09-23. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 1(Section 3)

Application for a Permit Under the Antarctic Environmental Protection Act and the Antarctic Environmental Protection Regulations

(If the space provided on this form is insufficient, please attach additional pages for the necessary information.)

1. General Information

1.1 Expedition

Specify the following:

  • (a) the name of the expedition:

  • (b) the purpose of the expedition:

  • (c) the period for which the permit is requested:

  • (d) the names of the expedition leader and of each member of the expedition staff and their roles and expertise (e.g., scientific research, logistical support):

1.2 The Applicant
  • A Specify the following:

    • (a) the name of the applicant for the permit (last name, first name and initials):

    • (b) the applicant’s role with respect to the expedition or the vessel used in the expedition:

    • (c) the applicant’s address, the number for a telephone of the applicant that is answered 24 hours per day, the applicant’s facsimile number and the applicant’s e-mail address:

    • (d) details of the applicant’s previous experience in the Antarctic or the Arctic, including

      • (i) the locations visited:

      • (ii) the dates of his or her entry into and exit from the Antarctic or Arctic:

      • (iii) the activities involved:

      • (iv) the purpose of the activities (e.g., science, tourism):

      • (v) other relevant details:

  • B Attach two photocopies of the pages of the applicant’s passport that show his or her name, nationality and passport number.

1.3 The Expedition Leader (If the Expedition Leader Is Not the Applicant)
  • A Specify the following:

    • (a) the expedition leader’s name (last name, first name and initials):

    • (b) the expedition leader’s role with respect to the expedition or the vessel used in the expedition:

    • (c) the expedition leader’s address, the number for a telephone of the expedition leader that is answered 24 hours per day, the expedition leader’s facsimile number and the expedition leader’s e-mail address:

    • (d) details of the expedition leader’s previous experience in the Antarctic or the Arctic, including

      • (i) the locations visited:

      • (ii) the dates of his or her entry into and exit from the Antarctic or Arctic:

      • (iii) the activities involved:

      • (iv) the purpose of the activities (e.g., science, tourism):

      • (v) other relevant details:

  • B Attach two photocopies of the pages of the expedition leader’s passport that show his or her name, nationality and passport number.

1.4 All Persons to Be Covered by the Permit Other Than Crew
  • A Specify the following:

    • (a) each person’s name (last name, first name and initials) and address, the number for a telephone of each person that is answered 24 hours per day, each person’s facsimile number and each person’s e-mail address:

    • (b) each person’s role with respect to the expedition or the vessel used in the expedition:

    • (c) details of each person’s previous experience in the Antarctic or the Arctic, including

      • (i) the locations visited:

      • (ii) the dates of his or her entry into and exit from the Antarctic or Arctic:

      • (iii) the activities involved:

      • (iv) the purpose of the activities (e.g., science, tourism):

      • (v) other relevant details:

    • (d) the type and level of training each person has received that is relevant to the nature of the activities to be covered by the permit:

    • (e) the minimum medical requirements set for expedition members before departure (and a statement of confirmation that those requirements have been met):

  • B If possible, attach two photocopies of the pages of each person’s passport that show his or her name, nationality and passport number.

1.5 Vessels to Be Covered by the Permit
  • A Specify the following information about any vessel to be covered by the permit:

    • (a) the name of the vessel:

    • (b) the class of the vessel, including its ice rating:

    • (c) the vessel’s port and country of registry:

    • (d) the vessel’s classification society:

    • (e) the vessel’s registration number:

    • (f) the vessel’s measurements (i.e., gross tonnage, overall length, beam, draft):

    • (g) a description of the vessel (e.g., cargo, passenger, ice breaker) and relevant details (e.g., capacity, fuel type):

    • (h) the vessel’s call sign, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address:

    • (i) the vessel’s HF Radio availability and the vessel’s VHF Radio availability:

    • (j) the name of the person to whom the vessel will report on a daily basis:

    • (k) any special arrangements that have been or will be made to aid navigation and communication while the vessel is in Antarctic waters, including the provision of ice breaking services and the communication of sea-ice information:

    • (l) the vessel’s GMDSS MMSI Number and GMDSS Area Certification:

    • (m) the number of aircraft to be carried by the vessel (see section 1.6 for more information requirements for aircraft):

  • B Attach certified true copies of any applicable valid international maritime certificates, including any exemption certificates, for each vessel covered by the permit.

  • C Specify the following information about the master of each vessel covered by the permit:

    • (a) the master’s name (last name, first name and initials):

    • (b) the master’s role with respect to the expedition or the vessel:

    • (c) the type and level of training the master has received that is relevant to the scope of the activities to be covered by the permit:

    • (d) details of the master’s previous experience in the Antarctic or the Arctic, including

      • (i) the locations visited:

      • (ii) the dates of his or her entry into and exit from the Antarctic or Arctic:

      • (iii) the activities involved:

      • (iv) the purpose of the activities (e.g., science, tourism):

      • (v) other relevant details:

  • D Specify the following information about the crew and passengers of each vessel covered by the permit:

    • (a) the total number of officers:

    • (b) the number of deck and engineer officers and the classes of their certificates of competency:

    • (c) the number of persons in the crew and their working language:

    • (d) the number of passengers:

    • (e) the maximum number of people aboard the vessel while it is in the Antarctic:

    • (f) the type and level of training received by the crew and passengers relevant to the activities to be covered by the permit:

1.6 Aircraft to Be Covered by the Permit

Specify the following information about each aircraft to be covered by the permit:

  • (a) the class of the aircraft:

  • (b) the aircraft’s country of registration:

  • (c) the aircraft’s registration number:

2. Insurance Information

  • A Attach a copy of an insurance policy that sets out the details of the insurance coverage for the expedition, vessel and activities to be covered by the permit.

  • B Specify the following information about the insurance policy:

    • (a) the type of insurance:

    • (b) the amount of coverage:

    • (c) the policy number:

    • (d) the insurer’s name, address, telephone number, facsimile number and e-mail address:

3. Program and Itinerary

Specify the following information about the program and itinerary:

  • (a) the date that is proposed for the departure of the expedition or vessel from Canada and the date for its return to Canada:

  • (b) the location of the final departure for the Antarctic:

  • (c) the dates of entry to and exit from the Antarctic:

  • (d) the means of transport to and in the Antarctic (e.g., vessel, aircraft, zodiac):

  • (e) the planned routes, locations to be visited, landings and activities of the expedition or vessel at all times for the duration of the permit, including the dates, duration and activities related to landings, the maximum number of persons on land at each landing and the ratio of staff to other persons:

  • (f) any planned interaction with other expeditions or vessels:

  • (g) the details of any risk assessments of routes, locations to be visited, landings, activities and contingency plans:

4. Logistics and Support

Specify the following:

  • (a) the types of support required in the Antarctic, including infrastructure (e.g., accommodation, other facilities), food, fuel and equipment, and a statement of the source of the support and the location and date of its provision (specifying quantities where appropriate):

  • (b) whether support services will be provided by airdrop and, if so, a statement of the dates and locations:

  • (c) the provisions that will be made for radio communications (e.g., the equipment to be carried, communication schedules), including contingency arrangements for loss of contact:

  • (d) the provisions that will be made for medical support, including any surgical facilities and the number and type of any doctors and nurses:

5. Mineral Resource Activities

This section must be completed if the applicant is applying for a permit to undertake mineral resource activities in Antarctica.

Specify the following:

  • (a) a description of the proposed activities:

  • (b) the purpose of the proposed activities:

  • (c) the location of the proposed activities:

  • (d) the timing of the proposed activities, including the start date, the end date and the reasons for choosing those dates:

  • (e) the names of the persons, organizations and nations to be involved in the proposed activities and their respective roles:

  • (f) the names of the persons to be covered by the permit:

6. Native Species

This section must be completed if the applicant is applying for a permit to take native mammals, native birds or native plants or to damage habitats in the Antarctic.

Specify the following:

  • (a) a description of the proposed activities:

  • (b) the purpose of the proposed activities:

  • (c) the location of the proposed activities:

  • (d) the timing of the proposed activities, including the start date, the end date and the reasons for choosing those dates:

  • (e) the names of the persons, organizations and nations to be involved in the proposed activities and their respective roles:

  • (f) the names of persons to be covered by the permit:

  • (g) for each species to be affected by the proposed activities, the Latin name of the species, the common name of the species, the number to be affected, the age or life stage, the sex and the health:

  • (h) the procedures to be followed to ensure the most humane treatment practicable of native mammals and native birds:

  • (i) a description of how the species will be transported, if applicable:

  • (j) an assessment of the likelihood that the habitat of native species will be damaged as a result of the activities, and a description of the extent and nature of that damage:

7. Specially Protected Areas

This section must be completed if the applicant is applying for a permit to be in a specially protected area.

  • A Specify the following:

    • (a) a description of the proposed activities and the relevant specially protected areas:

    • (b) the purpose of proposed activity:

    • (c) the location of proposed activity:

    • (d) the timing of the proposed activity, including the start date, the end date and the reasons for choosing those dates:

    • (e) the names of the persons, organizations and nations to be involved in the proposed activities and their respective roles:

    • (f) the names of the persons to be covered by the permit:

  • B Attach a copy of each Management Plan that exists for the relevant specially protected areas.

8. Signatures Required

(Applicant’s signature)(Title)(Date)

(Expedition leader’s signature)(Title)(Date)

(Signature of authorized representative of vessel)(Title)(Date)

9. Contact Information

Applications and related inquiries should be directed to:

Director

Conservation Priorities Branch

Conservation Strategies Directorate

Environmental Conservation Service

Environment Canada

351 St. Joseph Blvd.

Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3

Telephone: (819) 997-5079

 
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