Disposal at sea

A permit system to control the disposal of non-hazardous substances into the sea and protect the marine environment.

A ship disposing a substance at sea

Services and information

Applying for a permit

Application forms and completion guides, permit process, permit application guides.

Legislation and regulations

Disposal at sea is prohibited without a permit.

Renewable permits

Routine, low risk projects may be eligible to be renewed up to four times.

Emergency disposal at sea

Emergency disposal situations for safety reasons or to avoid risk to the environment or human health.

Disposal site environmental monitoring

Ensuring permit conditions protect human health and the marine environment.

Disposal at Sea Program

Program description, history, why disposal at sea, kinds of substances, comment opportunities, current activities.

Video about the program

Disposal at sea activities across Canada.

Contact information

Contact disposal at sea headquarters or regional offices.

What we are doing

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