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Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates (Area 7) Order (SOR/85-872)

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Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates (Area 7) Order

SOR/85-872

OCEANS ACT

Registration 1985-09-10

Order Respecting Geographical Coordinates of Points from which Baselines May Be Determined

P.C. 1985-2739  1985-09-10

Whereas Canada has long maintained and exercised sovereignty over the waters of the Canadian Arctic archipelago.

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, pursuant to subsection 5(1)Footnote * of the Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Order respecting geographical coordinates of points from which baselines may be determined, effective January 1, 1986.

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates (Area 7) Order.

Interpretation

 In this Order,

Act

Act means the Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act; (Loi)

Area 7

Area 7 means the Canadian Arctic Islands and Mainland and includes all islands and low-tide elevations adjacent to the Area; (région 7)

C.H.S. Chart

C.H.S. Chart means Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart. (carte S.H.C.)

General

  •  (1) The lists of geographical coordinates of points set out in Schedules I, II and III are hereby issued as lists of geographical coordinates of points from which baselines may be determined pursuant to the Act in respect of Area 7.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the geographical coordinates of points set out in columns II and III of an item of the schedules are those determined from the chart and edition set out in column IV of that item.

  •  (1) In respect of the portion of Area 7 for which the geographical coordinates of points are listed in Schedule I, the baselines are straight lines joining the points so listed.

  • (2) In respect of the portion of Area 7 for which the geographical coordinates of points are listed in Schedule II, the baseline is the low-water line along the coast joining the points so listed.

  • (3) In respect of the portion of Area 7 for which the geographical coordinates of points are listed in Schedule III, the baselines are the low-water lines of the islands and of the low-tide elevations.

 
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