Vessel Pollution Consultation Extended

Local governments have been provided with an extension for submitting comments on the proposed Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulation. The new deadline is January 23, 2015.

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

Local governments should provide their feedback 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 cc your response to:

Paul Mudroch, Senior Environmental Advisor, Transport Canada
Address (same as above)

Marylyn Chiang, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment Committee, UBCM.

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