FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-48, An Act Respecting The Regulation Of Vessels That Transport Crude Oil Or Persistent Oil To Or From Ports Or Marine Installations Located Along British Columbia's North Coast

FEDERAL BILL - ENACTS A NEW STATUTE

Royal Assent
June 21, 2019


SUMMARY This enactment enacts the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, which prohibits oil tankers that are carrying more than 12 500 metric tons of crude oil or persistent oil as cargo from stopping, or unloading crude oil or persistent oil, at ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border. The Act pro... (Click for more)


Published on June 21, 2019

Bill Summary

Bill C-48, An Act Respecting The Regulation Of Vessels That Transport Crude Oil Or Persistent Oil To Or From Ports Or Marine Installations Located Along British Columbia's North Coast

SUMMARY







This enactment enacts the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, which prohibits oil tankers that are carrying more than 12 500 metric tons of crude oil or persistent oil as cargo from stopping, or unloading crude oil or persistent oil, at ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border. The Act prohibits loading if it would result in the oil tanker carrying more than 12 500 metric tons of those oils as cargo.








The Act also prohibits vessels and persons from transporting crude oil or persistent oil between oil tankers and those ports or marine installations for the purpose of aiding the oil tanker to circumvent the prohibitions on oil tankers.








Finally, the Act establishes an administration and enforcement regime that includes requirements to provide information and to follow directions and that provides for penalties of up to a maximum of five million dollars.

This Bill does not amend any statutes.

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