Disposal at Sea Permit

Environment and Climate Change Canada administers the Disposal at Sea Program by means of a permitting process.

A Disposal at Sea Permit is required by anyone who intends to dispose of materials at sea or load materials for that purpose. It sets out conditions controlling the disposal, including the type of material, the quantity, the location of the loading site and disposal site, equipment use and requirements and restrictions such as the timing of disposal operations.

Statute: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), 1999

Relevant Section or Regulation: CEPA 1999, Part 7, Division 3, Disposal at Sea. Only those substances listed in Schedule 5 of CEPA may be considered for disposal at sea.

Regulating Agency: Environment and Climate Change Canada