Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Consultation

Transport Canada is considering changes to the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals regulations in an effort to update requirements to reflect new international standards; respond to technical issues raised by stakeholders; and to make minor adjustments to the regulation.

Key amendments include:

  • New annual tanker inspections    
  • New provisions for oil barges    
  • New standards for managing garbage    
  • Changes to discharge requirements for sewage    
  • Consequential amendments for administrative monetary penalties and ticketing

The consultation documents are available here. Local governments should provide their feedback, by January 9th, 2015 to:

Paul Topping
Manager, Environmental Protection
Transport Canada, Marine Safety and Security
330 Sparks St, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N8
Tel: 613-991-3168        
Fax:  613-993-8196    

Please copy your response to:
Paul Mudroch, Senior Environmental Advisor, Transport Canada (same address as above)  and Marylyn Chiang, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment Committee, UBCM.

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