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Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act

Version of section 2 from 2014-04-01 to 2019-08-06:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


analyst means a person designated as an analyst under the Canada Water Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act or the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act; (analyste)

arctic waters

arctic waters means the internal waters of Canada and the waters of the territorial sea of Canada and the exclusive economic zone of Canada, within the area enclosed by the 60th parallel of north latitude, the 141st meridian of west longitude and the outer limit of the exclusive economic zone; however, where the international boundary between Canada and Greenland is less than 200 nautical miles from the baselines of the territorial sea of Canada, the international boundary shall be substituted for that outer limit; (eaux arctiques)


ice-breaker means a ship specially designed and constructed for the purpose of assisting the passage of other ships through ice; (brise-glace)


owner, in relation to a ship, includes any person having for the time being, either by law or by contract, the same rights as the owner of the ship with respect to the possession and use thereof; (propriétaire)


pilot means a person licensed as a pilot pursuant to the Pilotage Act; (pilote)

pollution prevention officer

pollution prevention officer means a person designated as a pollution prevention officer pursuant to section 14; (fonctionnaire compétent)


ship includes any description of vessel or boat used or designed for use in navigation without regard to method or lack of propulsion; (navire)

shipping safety control zone

shipping safety control zone means an area of the arctic waters prescribed as a shipping safety control zone by an order made under section 11; (zone de contrôle de la sécurité de la navigation)


waste means

  • (a) any substance that, if added to any water, would degrade or alter or form part of a process of degradation or alteration of the quality of that water to an extent that is detrimental to their use by man or by any animal, fish or plant that is useful to man, and

  • (b) any water that contains a substance in such a quantity or concentration, or that has been so treated, processed or changed, by heat or other means, from a natural state that it would, if added to any other water, degrade or alter or form part of a process of degradation or alteration of the quality of that water to the extent described in paragraph (a),

and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes anything that, for the purposes of the Canada Water Act, is deemed to be waste. (déchet)

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-12, s. 2
  • 1992, c. 40, s. 49
  • 2002, c. 7, ss. 80, 278, c. 10, s. 177
  • 2009, c. 11, s. 1
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 4

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