Importation declaration form for marine spark-ignition engines, vessels or off-road recreational vehicles

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Pursuant to subsection 37(1) of the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations (Regulations), any person importing an engine, vessel or vehicle into Canada must submit, prior to importation, a declaration to the Minister, signed by that person or their duly authorized representative. Pursuant to section 39 of the Regulations, companies who are importing an engine, vessel or off-road recreational vehicle in reliance on subsection 153(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) (Act) must, before the importation, submit a declaration to the Minister, signed by its duly authorized representative.

This form may be used as your declaration. Below are explanatory notes for the fields of this form.

Upon completion, this form can be returned to the Regulatory Administration Section, Transportation Division, Environment Canada by:

A) Name of importer (in the case of a company, please provide the name of the company)


B) In the case of a company, indicate the business number assigned to the company by the Minister of National Revenue
C) Civic address of importer


D) Mailing address of importer (if different from the Civic Address of Importer)
E-1) Please fill out the following table for all marine spark-ignition engines that are not installed on a vessel, all vessels without installed engines, and all off-road recreational vehicles (i.e. snowmobiles, off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility vehicles).

ManufacturerMakeModelModel YearClassQuantityDate of Importation
(DD-MM-YYYY)
*Applicable Declaration
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

* See below for the 8 possible declaration statements that could apply to each entry in the table above. Please indicate the corresponding statement number (1-8) in the right most column of the table (Under Applicable Declaration).

 

Signature of importer or their duly authorized representative
Name of signee (Please print)

Date
(DD-MM-YYYY)

Telephone number or email in case we have further questions (optional)

Explanatory notes (refer to the Regulations for more detail)

This form was designed to facilitate the completion of the importation declaration required pursuant to subsection 37(1) and section 39 of the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations (Regulations). Under subsection 37(1) of the Regulations, any person importing a prescribed class of engine, vessel or vehicle into Canada must submit, prior to importation, a declaration to the Minister, signed by that person or their duly authorized representative.

Prescribed classes of engines, vessels and vehicles include:

  1. Engines: outboard and inboard engines (including stern drive) and personal watercraft engines.
  2. Vessels: boats that are designed to be propelled by a prescribed engine, in which a fuel line or fuel tank is installed. This does not apply to portable fuel tanks or fuel lines.
  3. Vehicles: snowmobiles, off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles.

NB – This declaration does not apply to diesel powered engines.

The full text of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Act).
The full text of the Regulations and supporting material can be found on the Environment Canada CEPA Registry.

For fields A, C and D, indicate your name, name of the company if applicable, civic address and, if different mailing address.
For field B, if the importer is a company, indicate the business number assigned by the Minister of National Revenue. Under section 149 of the Act, a “company” means a person who imports any vehicle, engine or equipment into Canada for the purpose of sale.
For field E-1, indicate the number of engines, vessels or vehicles to be imported as well as the day on which they are expected to be imported. For each engine, vessel or vehicle, also indicate the name of the manufacturer, make, model and model year. For class, indicate outboard (engine), inboard (engine), personal watercraft (engine), vessel, snowmobile, off-road motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle or utility vehicle, as the case may be. To determine the applicable statement, please see below.


Declaration statements (for the last column of the table in field E-1)

In the case of a company, statements 1-3 refer to the statements to be made in sub-paragraph 37(1)(d)(ii) of the Regulations. You must identify the statement applicable for each engine, vessel, and vehicle.

  1. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the national emissions mark.
  2. The company is able to produce the evidence of conformity referred to in subsection 35(1) of the Regulations (i.e. the engines, vessels or vehicles are covered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certificate(s) of conformity, are sold concurrently in Canada and the United States (U.S.), bear the EPA emission control information label,and you are able to produce the evidence of conformity upon request).
  3. The company has submitted the evidence of conformity in accordance with subsection 35(2) of the Regulations indicating that all engines, vessels and vehicles conform to the Canadian Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations. (i.e. you have already submitted evidence of conformity to the Minister of Environment).

Any person who is not a company and imports more than 10 units of any combination of engines, vessels or vehicles in any calendar year must submit a declaration and make a statement under paragraph 37(1)(e). Statements 4 through 7 are the options to demonstrate compliance with the Regulations.

  1. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the national emissions mark.
  2. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the U.S. EPA emission control information label referred to in paragraph 35(1)(d) that indicates that
    1. the engine conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time its manufacture was completed.
    2. the fuel lines and fuel tanks installed in the vessel or the outboard conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly.
    3. the vehicle conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly.
  3. Each engine or vehicle bears a label that indicates that the engine conformed to the emission standards of the California Air Resources Board in effect at the time of its manufacture or that the vehicle conformed to the emission standards of the California Air Resources Board in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly, as the case may be. (i.e. the engine or vehicle bears a California Air Resources Board compliance label).
  4. I have a statement from the manufacturer or their duly authorized representative that states, as the case may be, that
    1. the engine conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5a or statement 6, at the time its manufacture was completed.
    2. each of the fuel lines and fuel tank installed in the vessel or the outboard, as the case may be, conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5b, at the time of the completion of the main assembly of the vessel or the manufacture of the outboard.
    3. the vehicle conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5c or statement 6, at the time of the completion of its main assembly.

(if you make statements 7 a), b) or c), please attach the statement from the manufacturer or their duly authorized representative to this declaration when submitting)

For those who are importing an engine, vessel or off-road recreational vehicle in reliance on subsection 153(2) of the Act, the following statement must be made.

  1. I have a statement from the manufacturer of the engine, vessel, or vehicle that when the engine, or the main assembly of the vessel or the vehicle, is completed in accordance with instructions provided by the manufacturer, the engine, vessel, or vehicle will conform to the standards prescribed under the Regulations. The manufacture of the engine, or the completion of the main assembly of the vessel or vehicle, will be completed in accordance with the instructions from the manufacturer.

    (if you make this statement, please attach the statement from the manufacturer to this declaration when submitting).

Pursuant to subsection 37(1) of the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations (Regulations), any person importing an engine, vessel or vehicle into Canada must submit, prior to importation, a declaration to the Minister, signed by that person or their duly authorized representative. Pursuant to section 39 of the Regulations, companies who are importing an engine, vessel or off-road recreational vehicle in reliance on subsection 153(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (Act) must, before the importation, submit a declaration to the Minister, signed by its duly authorized representative.

This form may be used as your declaration.Below are explanatory notes for the fields of this form.

Upon completion, this form can be returned to the Regulatory Administration Section, Transportation Division, Environment Canada by:

A) Name of importer (in the case of a company, please provide the name of the company)


B) In the case of a company, the business number assigned to the company by the Minister of National Revenue
C) Civic address of importer


D) Mailing address of importer (if different from the Civic Address of Importer)
E-2) Please fill out the following table for all vessels equipped with marine spark-ignition engines (including, but not limited to, jet boats and personal watercraft).

VesselEngineDate of Importation
(DD-MM-YYYY)
ManufacturerMakeModelModel YearQty*App.
Decl.
ManufacturerMakeModelModel YearClassQty*App.
Decl.
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              

* See below for the 8 possible declaration statements that could apply to each entry in the table above. Please indicate the corresponding statement number (1-8) in the right most column of the table (under App. Decl.).

 

Signature of importer or their duly authorized representative
Name of signee (Please print)

Date
(DD-MM-YYYY)
Telephone number or email in case we have further questions (optional)

Explanatory notes (refer to the Regulations for more detail)

This form was designed to facilitate the completion of the importation declaration required pursuant to subsection 37(1) and section 39 of the Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations (Regulations). Under subsection 37(1) of the Regulations, any person importing a prescribed class of engine, vessel or vehicle into Canada must submit, prior to importation, a declaration to the Minister, signed by that person or their duly authorized representative.

Prescribed classes of engines, vessels and vehicles include:

  1. Engines: outboard and inboard engines (including stern drive) and personal watercraft engines.
  2. Vessels: boats that are designed to be propelled by a prescribed engine, in which a fuel line or fuel tank is installed. This does not apply to portable fuel tanks or fuel lines.
  3. Vehicles: snowmobiles, off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles.

NB – This declaration does not apply to diesel powered engines.

The full text of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999(Act).
The full text of the Regulations and supporting material can be found on the Environment Canada CEPA Registry.

For fields A, C and D, indicate your name, name of the company if applicable, civic address and, if different mailing address.
For field B, if the importer is a company, indicate the business number assigned by the Minister of National Revenue. Under section 149 of the Act, a “company” means a person who imports any vehicle, engine or equipment into Canada for the purpose of sale.
For field E-2, indicate the number of engines and vessels to be imported as well as the day on which they are expected to be imported. For each engine and vessel, also indicate the name of the manufacturer, make, model and model year. For engine class, specify outboard, inboard or personal watercraft, as the case may be. To determine the applicable statement, please see below.


Declaration statements (for the last column of the table in field E-2)

In the case of a company, statements 1-3 refer to the statements to be made in sub-paragraph 37(1)(d)(ii) of the Regulations. You must identify the statement applicable for each engine and vessel.

  1. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the national emissions mark.
  2. The company is able to produce the evidence of conformity referred to in subsection 35(1) of the Regulations (i.e. the engines, vessels or vehicles are covered by EPA certificate(s) of conformity, are sold concurrently in Canada and the U.S., bear the EPA emission control information label,and you are able to produce the evidence of conformity upon request).
  3. The company has submitted the evidence of conformity in accordance with subsection 35(2) of the Regulations indicating that all engines, vessels and vehicles conform to the Canadian Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations. (i.e. you have already submitted evidence of conformity to the Minister of Environment).

Any person who is not a company and imports more than 10 units of any combination of engines, vessels or vehicles in any calendar year must submit a declaration and make a statement under paragraph 37(1)(e). Statements 4 through 7 are the options to demonstrate compliance with the Regulations.

  1. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the national emissions mark.
  2. Each engine, vessel and/or vehicle bears the U.S. EPA emission control information label referred to in paragraph 35(1)(d) that indicates that
    1. the engine conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time its manufacture was completed.
    2. the fuel lines and fuel tanks installed in the vessel or the outboard conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly.
    3. the vehicle conformed to the emission standards of the EPA in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly.
  3. Each engine or vehicle bears a label that indicates that the engine conformed to the emission standards of the California Air Resources Board in effect at the time of its manufacture or that the vehicle conformed to the emission standards of the California Air Resources Board in effect at the time of the completion of its main assembly, as the case may be. (i.e. the engine or vehicle bears a California Air Resources Board compliance label)
  4. I have a statement from the manufacturer or their duly authorized representative that states, as the case may be, that
    1. the engine conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5a or statement 6, at the time its manufacture was completed.
    2. each of the fuel lines and fuel tank installed in the vessel or the outboard, as the case may be, conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5b, at the time of the completion of the main assembly of the vessel or the manufacture of the outboard.
    3. the vehicle conformed to the standards set out in the Regulations, or to the standards referred to in statement 5c or statement 6, at the time of the completion of its main assembly.

(if you make statements 7 a), b) or c), please attach the statement from the manufacturer or their duly authorized representative to this declaration when submitting)

For those who are importing an engine, vessel or off-road recreational vehicle in reliance on subsection 153(2) of the Act, the following statement must be made.

  1. I have a statement from the manufacturer of the engine, vessel, or vehicle that when the engine, or the main assembly of the vessel or the vehicle, is completed in accordance with instructions provided by the manufacturer, the engine, vessel, or vehicle will conform to the standards prescribed under the Regulations. The manufacture of the engine, or the completion of the main assembly of the vessel or vehicle, will be completed in accordance with the instructions from the manufacturer.

    (if you make this statement, please attach the statement from the manufacturer to this declaration when submitting).

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