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Version of document from 2006-03-22 to 2007-05-02:

Garbage Pollution Prevention Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1424


Regulations Respecting the Prevention of the Pollution of Waters by Garbage from Ships

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Garbage Pollution Prevention Regulations.


 In these Regulations,

Canadian waters

Canadian waters means the territorial sea of Canada and all internal waters of Canada; (eaux canadiennes)


discharge includes, but not so as to limit its meaning, any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, throwing or dumping; (déversement)


garbage means solid galley waste, food waste, paper, rags, plastics, glass, metal, bottles, crockery, junk or similar refuse; (ordures)


ship includes every description of vessel used in navigation and not propelled by oars. (navire)

Prescription of a Pollutant

 For the purposes of Part XV of the Canada Shipping Act, garbage is a prescribed pollutant.

  • SOR/2000-37, s. 1


  •  (1) No ship shall discharge garbage into any of the following waters:

    • (a) Canadian waters south of the 60th parallel of north latitude;

    • (b) Canadian waters north of the 60th parallel of north latitude that are not within a shipping safety control zone prescribed pursuant to the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act; and

    • (c) fishing zones of Canada described in section 16 of the Oceans Act and prescribed in regulations made under paragraph 25(b) of that Act.

  • (2) No person shall discharge or permit the discharge of garbage from a ship into any of the waters described in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c).

  • SOR/2000-37, s. 2

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