Disposal at Sea Permits

A Disposal at Sea Permit is required by anyone who intends to dispose of materials at sea or load materials for that purpose. It sets out conditions controlling the disposal, including the type of material, the quantity, the location of the loading site and disposal site, equipment use and requirements and restrictions such as the timing of disposal operations.

Before a permit is issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada, it is subject to a scientific review and public consultation which may take up to 90 days. Previously, permits were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette at least 30 days before the first date on which the loading or disposal was authorized by the permit. Since July 2012, permits are published on the CEPA Registry at least 7 days before the effective date of the permit. During the term of a permit, operations may be subject to inspections by Environment and Climate Change Canada staff.

Click on the year to view the notices for proposed or issued permits:


Contacts:

  • Atlantic Region
    Disposal at Sea Permits
    Environmental Protection
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    45 Alderney Drive
    Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 2N6

  • Newfoundland
    Disposal at Sea Permits
    Environmental Protection
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    6 Bruce Street
    Mount Pearl, NF  A1N 4T3

  • Quebec Region
    Disposal at Sea Permits
    Environmental Protection
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    105 McGill Street, 4th floor
    Montreal, QC  H2Y 2E7

  • Prairie and Northern Region
    Disposal at Sea Permits
    Environmental Protection
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Suite 310, 5024 50th Avenue
    Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1E2

  • Pacific and Yukon Region
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Environmental Protection Branch
    Disposal at Sea
    #201-401 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, B.C.  V6C 3S5

For an application made outside Canada:

Ottawa
Linda Porebski,
Chief, Marine Protection Programs Section
Marine Environmental Protection Division
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
17th floor, 351 St. Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau, Qc  K1A 0H3

Phone number: (819) 420-7613
Facsimile: (819) 420-7624

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