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Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

Version of section 54 from 2016-06-19 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Powers of officers

  •  (1) For the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act and the regulations, a safety officer, the Chief Safety Officer, a conservation officer or the Chief Conservation Officer may at any reasonable time

    • (a) enter any place, including lands, buildings, installations, vessels, vehicles and aircraft, used for any work or activity in respect of which this Act applies, for the purpose of carrying out inspections, examinations, tests or inquiries or of directing that the person in charge of the place carry them out, and the officer may be accompanied by any other person that the officer believes is necessary to help carry out the inspection, examination, test or inquiry;

    • (b) take photographs or make drawings of any place or thing referred to in this section;

    • (c) order that any place or thing referred to in this section not be interfered with for a specified period;

    • (d) require the production, for inspection or copying, of any books, records, documents, licences or permits required by this Act or the regulations;

    • (e) take samples or particulars and carry out, or have carried out, any reasonable tests or examinations; and

    • (f) require the person in charge of the place, or any other person in the place who has knowledge relevant to an inspection, examination, test or inquiry, to furnish information, either orally or in writing, in the form requested.

  • Marginal note:Compliance audit

    (2) For greater certainty, the powers set out in subsection (1) include the power to conduct a compliance audit.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-7, s. 54
  • 1992, c. 35, s. 29
  • 2015, c. 21, s. 44

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