Applicant’s Guide to applying for a Disposal at Sea permit

When any substance is loaded onto a ship, aircraft, platform or other structure and released into the marine or estuarine environment, it is likely to be considered disposal at sea. In Canada, disposal at sea is prohibited without a permit and is controlled by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). Only substances listed in Schedule 5 of CEPA 1999 are eligible for consideration.

Please select the relevant waste type:

In cases where Emergency Disposal may be required, please contact the nearest EC Disposal at Sea Program Office. Depending on the nature of the project, some applications may be eligible for a Renewable Permit. For more information and to determine eligibility, please contact the nearest EC Disposal at Sea Program Office.

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