Current Regulations

Regulations Amending the Disposal at Sea Regulations (SOR/2014-12)

The Amendments will formalize service standards that are presently being met, in most cases, by Environment Canada and will specify the criteria that, if satisfied, will render permits eligible to be renewed. Under the Amendments, the decision to issue a permit or a notification of a refusal to issue a permit will occur within a timeline of 90 days or less from the date the Minister notifies the applicant that the application for a new permit contains the necessary information. The decision to renew a permit or a notification of a refusal to renew a permit will occur within a timeline of 45 days or less from the date the Minister notifies the applicant that the application for a permit renewal contains the necessary information. These timelines will not include periods during which Environment Canada officials are waiting for additional analysis that is necessary to allow the Minister to meet the requirements of CEPA 1999, or during which there are external processes (e.g. consultations) that must be completed prior to the decision to issue or deny a permit. Also, the regulated timelines will exclude the permit publication process and the publication period of seven days in the CEPA Environmental Registry.

Contact Information:

Linda Porebski - Chief
Environmental Assessment and Marine Programs DivisionEnvironment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: (819) 420-7613
Fax number: (819) 420-7624
Email address: SEA-MER@ec.gc.ca

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2013-04-27 Vol. 147, No. 17
Part 2: 2014-02-12 Vol. 148, No. 4

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