Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995
Regulations Requiring the Presence on Board Ships of Appropriate Charts, Tide Tables and Other Nautical Documents or Publications and Respecting their Maintenance and Use
P.C. 1995-462 1995-03-21
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 562.12(1)Footnote * of the Canada Shipping Act, a copy of the proposed Regulations requiring the presence on board ships of appropriate charts, tide tables and other nautical documents or publications and respecting their maintenance and use, substantially in the form annexed hereto, was published in the Canada Gazette Part I on April 23, 1994, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby afforded to ship owners, masters, seamen and other interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Transport with respect thereto;
Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to paragraph 562.1(1)(a)Footnote * of the Canada Shipping Act and subparagraph 12(1)(a)(viii) of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Charts and Publications Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1415, and to make the annexed Regulations requiring the presence on board ships of appropriate charts, tide tables and other nautical documents or publications and respecting their maintenance and use, in substitution therefor.
Return to footnote *R.S., c. 6 (3rd Supp.), s. 78
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995.
2. (1) In these Regulations,
“chart” means a nautical chart; (carte)
- “competent authority”
“competent authority” means
(a) a government that is a party to the Safety Convention,
(b) a society or association for the classification and registry of ships recognized by a government referred to in paragraph (a), and
(c) a testing establishment recognized by the Minister or by a government referred to in paragraph (a) as able to determine whether equipment meets the standards referred to in section 9 or paragraph 10(1)(a), as the case may be; (autorité compétente)
“ECDIS” means an electronic chart display and information system; (SVCEI)
“ENC” means an electronic navigational chart database that
(a) is standardized as to content, structure and format,
(b) is issued for use with an ECDIS on the authority of the Canadian Hydrographic Service or a hydrographic office authorized by the government of a country other than Canada, and
(c) contains all the chart information necessary for safe navigation; (CEN)
“IMO” means the International Maritime Organization; (OMI)
“Minister” means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)
- “nautical mile”
“nautical mile” means the international nautical mile; (mille marin)
“RCDS” means a raster chart display system; (RCDS)
- “reference catalogue”
“reference catalogue”, in respect of an area to be navigated by a ship, means
(a) for waters under Canadian jurisdiction, the Catalogue of Nautical Charts and Related Publications, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, and
(b) for waters outside Canadian jurisdiction, the Catalogue of Admiralty Charts and Other Hydrographic Publications, published by the Government of the United Kingdom, or the Catalog of Charts and Publications, published by the Government of the United States of America; (catalogue de référence)
“RNC” means a raster navigational chart that is a facsimile of a paper chart issued on the authority of the Canadian Hydrographic Service or a hydrographic office authorized by the government of a country other than Canada; (RNC)
“tons” means gross tons; (tonneaux)
- “waters under Canadian jurisdiction”
“waters under Canadian jurisdiction” means
(a) Canadian waters, and
(b) the exclusive economic zone of Canada. (eaux de compétence canadienne)
(2) A reference to a class of home-trade or inland voyage is a reference to that class as defined in the Home-Trade, Inland and Minor Waters Voyages Regulations.
(3) For the purpose of interpreting a document incorporated by reference into these Regulations, “should” shall be read to mean “shall”.
(4) Unless otherwise indicated in these Regulations, any reference in these Regulations to a document is a reference to the document as amended from time to time.
- SOR/2002-424, s. 1;
- SOR/2005-135, s. 1.
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