Environmental Regulatory Compliance for
Highway Development and Operations

Disposal at Sea

Potential Approval, Permit or Code of Practice Requirements:


Environment Canada administers the Disposal at Sea Program by means of a permitting process. Disposal at Sea permits are valid for a period of twelve months. Permits will only be considered for dredged material, fisheries waste, ships or other structures, inert inorganic geological matter, uncontaminated organic matter of natural origin and bulky substances (e.g., iron, steel, concrete). Ocean Disposal Regulations govern the materials.


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:


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