Arctic Waters Experimental Pollution Regulations, 1982

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Arctic Waters Experimental Pollution Regulations, 1982

Registration 1982-02-26
Regulations Respecting the Deposit of Oil in Arctic Waters for Experimental Purposes by Dome Petroleum Limited
P.C. 1982-657 1982-02-25His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to section 4 of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting the deposit of oil in Arctic Waters for experimental purposes by Dome Petroleum Limited.Short Title

1 These Regulations may be cited as the Arctic Waters Experimental Pollution Regulations, 1982.


2 In these Regulations, oil means crude oil taken from the Kopanoar 21-44 well in the Beaufort Sea. (pétrole)

Deposit of Oil

3 (1) Subject to sections 4 and 5, Dome Petroleum Limited may, for the purposes described in subsection (2), deposit oil in any location in arctic waters within a 100 metre radius of that location having coordinates of 69°57′N latitude and 131°15′W longitude at any time prior to June 1, 1982.
(2) The purpose of a deposit referred to in subsection (1) shall be the determination of the behaviour and fate of water-in-oil emulsions deposited under first year sea ice and the evaluation of possible methods for the clean-up of such deposits.


4 No deposit of oil made pursuant to section 3 shall exceed 0.45 m3 and the aggregate of all such deposits shall not exceed 0.90 m3.

5 Dome Petroleum Limited shall remedy any damage to property or the environment resulting from any deposit of oil made pursuant to section 3 as soon as practicable and, in any event, not later than July 31, 1982.