Potential Permittee

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). Most disposal at sea activities in Canada involve dredged material that must be moved to keep shipping channels and harbours clear for navigation and commerce.