Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemical Regulations Popular

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The Final Regulations Amending the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations introduce strict environmental standards that will help prevent deliberate, negligent and accidental discharge of vessel-source pollutants into Canadian waters.

The amendments set new stricter Canadian standards for environmental protection and apply to vessels under Annex VI of the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), which Canada has negotiated with international partners including the United States.  

Announced on May 8, 2013.