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Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Version of section 68 from 2012-03-30 to 2021-03-31:

Marginal note:Authorized discharge — Category X

 For the purposes of section 67, ballast water that contains a Category X noxious liquid substance only because the ballast water was introduced into a tank that last contained that substance may be discharged if

  • (a) the tank was washed in accordance with subsection 63(2);

  • (b) the vessel is en route at a speed of at least 7 knots, if it is self-propelled, or at least 4 knots, if it is not self-propelled; and

  • (c) the discharge is made

    • (i) in accordance with the vessel’s procedures and arrangements manual,

    • (ii) below the waterline through an underwater discharge outlet at a rate that does not exceed the maximum rate for which the underwater discharge outlet was designed,

    • (iii) at a distance of at least 12 nautical miles from the nearest land, and

    • (iv) into waters whose depth is at least 25 m.

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