Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

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Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

SOR/2016-25CANADA OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS ACT
Registration 2016-02-19
Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations
P.C. 2016-73 2016-02-19Whereas, pursuant to subsection 15(1) of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations ActFootnote a, a copy of the proposed Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 11, 2015 and a reasonable opportunity was afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Natural Resources with respect to the proposed Regulations;
Return to footnote aR.S., c. O-7; S.C. 1992, c. 35, s. 2
Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to subsection 71.01(1)Footnote b of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Canada Oil and Gas Operations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations.
Return to footnote bS.C. 2015, c. 4, s. 27Definition

Definition of Act
1 In these Regulations, Act means the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act.

Designated Provisions

Marginal note:Provisions of Act and regulations

2 (1) The contravention of a provision of the Act or of a regulation made under the Act that is set out in column 1 of a Part of Schedule 1 is designated as a violation that may be proceeded with in accordance with sections 71.01 to 72.02 of the Act.

Marginal note:Directions, requirements, decisions and orders

(2) The contravention of a direction, requirement, decision or order made under the Act is designated as a violation that may be proceeded with in accordance with sections 71.01 to 72.02 of the Act.

Marginal note:Terms, conditions and requirements

(3) The contravention of a term, condition or requirement of an operating licence or authorization, or of an approval, leave or exemption granted, under the Act is designated as a violation that may be proceeded with in accordance with sections 71.01 to 72.02 of the Act.

Classification

Marginal note:Provisions

3 (1) The contravention of a provision that is set out in column 1 of a Part of Schedule 1 is a Type A or Type B violation as set out in column 2 of that Part.

Marginal note:Directions, requirements, decisions, orders, terms and conditions

(2) The contravention of a direction, requirement, decision or order referred to in subsection 2(2) or of a term, condition or requirement referred to in subsection 2(3) is a Type B violation.

Penalties

Marginal note:Penalty

4 (1) The penalty for a violation with a total gravity value set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 is, in the case of a Type A violation, the corresponding amount set out in column 2 and, in the case of a Type B violation, the corresponding amount set out in column 3.

Marginal note:Determination of total gravity value

(2) The total gravity value in respect of a violation is to be established by

(a) considering each of the criteria in column 1 of the table to this section;
(b) ascribing to each criterion an appropriate gravity value as set out in column 2, having regard to the circumstances of the violation (with a lower gravity value representing a lower level of gravity and a higher gravity value representing a higher level of gravity); and
(c) adding the values obtained.

TABLE

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Criteria
Gravity Value

1
Whether the person who committed the violation was finally found or was considered to have committed a previous violation set out in a notice of violation issued by the National Energy Board, the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board or the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
0 to +2

2
Whether the person derived any competitive or economic benefit from the violation
0 to +2

3
Whether the person made reasonable efforts to mitigate or reverse the violation’s effects
-2 to +2

4
Whether there was negligence on the person’s part
0 to +2

5
Whether the person provided all reasonable assistance to the National Energy Board with respect to the violation
-2 to +2

6
Whether the person, after becoming aware of the violation, promptly reported it to the National Energy Board
-2 to +2

7
Whether the person has taken any steps to prevent a recurrence of the violation
-2 to +2

8
For Type B violations, whether the violation was primarily related to a reporting or record-keeping requirement
-2 to 0

9
Whether the violation increased a risk of harm to people or the environment or a risk of waste
0 to +3

Service of Documents

Marginal note:Manner of service

5 (1) The service of a document that is authorized or required by section 71.06 or 71.5 of the Act is to be made

(a) if the person to be served is an individual, by

(i) leaving a copy of it with that individual,
(ii) leaving a copy of it with someone who appears to be an adult member of the same household at the individual’s last known address or usual place of residence, or
(iii) sending a copy of it by registered mail, courier, fax or other electronic means to the individual’s last known address or usual place of residence; and

(b) if the person to be served is not an individual, by

(i) leaving a copy of it at the person’s head office or place of business with an officer or other individual who appears to manage or be in control of the head office or place of business,
(ii) sending a copy of it by registered mail, courier or fax to the person’s head office or place of business, or
(iii) sending a copy of it by electronic means other than by fax to an officer or other individual referred to in subparagraph (i).

Marginal note:Deemed service

(2) A document that is not personally served is considered to be served

(a) in the case of a copy that is left with a person referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(ii), on the day on which it is left with that person;
(b) in the case of a copy that is sent by registered mail or courier, on the 10th day after the date indicated in the receipt issued by the postal or courier service; and
(c) in the case of a copy sent by fax or other electronic means, on the day on which it is transmitted.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:S.C. 2015, c. 4

Footnote *6 These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 27 of the Energy Safety and Security Act comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.
Return to footnote *[Note: Regulations in force February 27, 2016.]

SCHEDULE 1(Subsections 2(1) and 3(1))Violations

PART 1
Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Provision
Classification

1
4
Type B

2
4.01(1)(a)
Type B

3
4.01(1)(b)
Type B

4
4.01(1)(c)
Type B

5
4.01(1)(d)
Type B

6
5.011
Type B

7
5.11(3)
Type B

8
5.12(2)
Type B

9
5.12(5)
Type B

10
5.37(1)
Type B

11
5.37(2)
Type B

12
17(4)
Type B

13
25(1)
Type B

14
25(2)
Type B

15
25(3)
Type B

16
26.1(4)
Type B

17
26.1(5)
Type B

18
27(1.1)
Type B

19
27(1.2)
Type B

20
27(3)
Type B

21
27(5)
Type B

22
36(1)
Type B

23
37(1)
Type B

24
46
Type B

25
56
Type B

26
58(6)
Type B

27
58.2(1)
Type B

28
60(1)(b)
Type B

PART 2
Canada Oil and Gas Operations Regulations

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Provision
Classification

1
4
Type B

2
5
Type B

3
6
Type B

PART 3
Canada Oil and Gas Geophysical Operations Regulations

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Provision
Classification

1
6
Type B

2
7
Type A

3
8
Type B

4
9
Type B

5
10(a)
Type B

6
10(b)
Type B

7
10(c)
Type B

8
11(a)
Type B

9
11(b)
Type B

10
11(c)
Type B

11
11(d)
Type B

12
11(e)
Type B

13
11(f)
Type B

14
12(1)
Type B

15
12(2)(a)
Type B

16
12(2)(b)
Type B

17
12(2)(c)
Type B

18
12(2)(d)
Type B

19
12(2)(e)
Type B

20
12(2)(f)
Type B

21
12(3)
Type B

22
12(4)
Type B

23
13(a)
Type B

24
13(b)
Type B

25
13(c)
Type B

26
13(d)
Type B

27
13(e)
Type B

28
13(f)
Type B

29
13(g)
Type B

30
14(a)
Type B

31
14(b)
Type B

32
14(c)
Type B

33
15(a)
Type B

34
15(b)
Type B

35
16(a)
Type B

36
16(b)
Type B

37
16(c)
Type B

38
17(1)(a)
Type B

39
17(1)(b)
Type B

40
17(1)(c)
Type B

41
17(1)(d)
Type B

42
17(2)
Type B

43
17(3)(a)
Type B

44
17(3)(b)
Type B

45
18(1)(a)
Type B

46
18(1)(b)
Type B

47
18(1)(c)
Type B

48
18(1)(d)
Type B

49
18(1)(e)
Type B

50
18(2)
Type B

51
19(1)(a)
Type B

52
19(1)(b)
Type B

53
19(2)(a)
Type B

54
19(2)(b)
Type B

55
19(2)(c)
Type B

56
19(3)
Type B

57
20(1)(a)
Type B

58
20(1)(b)
Type B

59
20(1)(c)
Type B

60
20(1)(d)
Type B

61
20(1)(e)
Type B

62
20(1)(f)
Type B

63
20(2)(a)
Type B

64
20(2)(b)
Type B

65
20(2)(c)
Type B

66
20(3)(a)
Type B

67
20(3)(b)
Type B

68
20(3)(c)
Type B

69
20(3)(d)
Type B

70
20(4)
Type B

71
21
Type B

72
22(a)
Type B

73
22(b)
Type B

74
22(c)
Type B

75
22(d)
Type B

76
22(e)
Type B

77
22(f)
Type B

78
22(g)
Type B

79
22(h)
Type B

80
22(i)
Type B

81
22(j)
Type B

82
22(k)
Type B

83
22(l)
Type B

84
22(m)
Type B

85
22(n)
Type B

86
23(1)(a)
Type B

87
23(1)(b)
Type B

88
23(1)(c)
Type B

89
23(2)
Type B

90
23(3)
Type B

91
24(1)(a)
Type B

92
24(1)(b)
Type B

93
24(2)
Type B

94
24(3)
Type B

95
25(1)(a)
Type B

96
25(1)(b)
Type B

97
25(1)(c)
Type B

98
25(1)(d)
Type B

99
25(2)(a)
Type B

100
25(2)(b)
Type B

101
25(3)
Type B

102
26(a)
Type B

103
26(b)
Type B

104
27(1)
Type B

105
28(a)
Type B

106
28(b)
Type B

107
29
Type B

108
30(a)
Type B

109
30(b)
Type B

110
30(c)
Type B

111
30(d)
Type B

112
31
Type B

113
32(a)
Type B

114
32(b)
Type B

115
33(1)
Type B

116
33(2)
Type B

117
34(1)
Type B

118
35(1)(a)
Type B

119
35(1)(b)
Type B

120
35(1)(c)
Type B

121
35(2)(a)
Type B

122
35(2)(b)
Type B

123
35(4)
Type B

124
36
Type A

125
37
Type A

126
38(1)
Type A

127
38(2)
Type A

128
38(4)
Type A

129
38(5)
Type A

130
38(6)
Type A

131
38(7)
Type A

132
38(8)
Type A

133
38(9)
Type A

134
39(1)(a)
Type A

135
39(1)(b)
Type A

136
39(1)(c)
Type A

137
39(1)(d)
Type A

138
39(1)(e)
Type A

139
39(1)(f)
Type A

140
39(2)
Type B

141
39(4)
Type B

142
39(7)
Type B

143
40
Type B

PART 4
Canada Oil and Gas Installations Regulations

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Provision
Classification

1
3(a)
Type B

2
3(b)
Type B

3
3(c)
Type B

4
4(1)
Type B

5
5(1)
Type B

6
6
Type B

7
7
Type B

8
8(2)
Type B

9
8(3)
Type B

10
8(4)
Type B

11
8(5)
Type B

12
8(6)
Type B

13
8(7)
Type B

14
8(8)(a)
Type B

15
8(8)(b)
Type B

16
8(9)
Type B

17
9(1)
Type B

18
9(6)
Type B

19
10(1)
Type B

20
10(2)
Type B

21
10(3)
Type B

22
10(4)
Type B

23
10(5)
Type B

24
10(6)
Type B

25
10(7)
Type B

26
10(8)
Type B

27
10(9)
Type B

28
10(10)
Type B

29
10(11)
Type B

30
11(1)
Type B

31
11(2)
Type B

32
11(3)
Type B

33
11(4)
Type B

34
11(5)
Type B

35
12(1)
Type B

36
12(2)
Type B

37
12(3)
Type B

38
12(4)
Type B

39
12(5)
Type B

40
12(6)
Type B

41
12(7)
Type B

42
12(8)
Type B

43
13(1)
Type B

44
13(2)
Type B

45
13(3)
Type B

46
13(4)
Type B

47
13(5)
Type B

48
13(6)
Type B

49
13(7)
Type B

50
13(8)
Type B

51
13(9)
Type B

52
13(10)
Type B

53
13(11)
Type B

54
13(12)
Type B

55
13(13)
Type B

56
13(14)
Type B

57
14(1)(a)
Type B

58
14(1)(b)
Type B

59
14(1)(c)
Type B

60
14(1)(d)
Type B

61
14(1)(e)
Type B

62
14(1)(f)
Type B

63
14(1)(g)
Type B

64
14(2)
Type B

65
14(3)
Type B

66
14(4)
Type B

67
15(1)
Type B

68
15(2)
Type B

69
16
Type B

70
17(2)
Type B

71
17(3)
Type B

72
17(4)
Type B

73
17(9)
Type B

74
18(1)
Type B

75
18(2)
Type B

76
18(4)
Type B

77
18(8)
Type B

78
18(9)
Type B

79
18(10)
Type B

80
18(11)
Type B

81
18(12)
Type B

82
18(13)
Type B

83
19(1)(a)
Type B

84
19(1)(b)
Type B

85
19(2)(a)
Type B

86
19(2)(b)
Type B

87
19(2)(c)
Type B

88
19(2)(d)
Type B

89
19(2)(e)
Type B

90
19(2)(f)
Type B

91
19(2)(g)
Type B

92
19(2)(h)
Type B

93
19(2)(i)
Type B

94
19(2)(j)
Type B

95
19(2)(k)
Type B

96
21
Type B

97
22(1)(a)
Type B

98
22(1)(b)
Type B

99
22(1)(c)
Type B

100
22(1)(d)
Type B

101
22(1)(e)
Type B

102
22(1)(f)
Type B

103
22(2)
Type B

104
22(3)
Type B

105
22(4)
Type B

106
22(5)
Type B

107
22(6)
Type B

108
23(2)(a)
Type B

109
23(2)(b)
Type B

110
23(2)(c)
Type B

111
23(2)(d)
Type B

112
23(2)(e)
Type B

113
23(2)(f)
Type B

114
23(2)(g)
Type B

115
23(2)(h)
Type B

116
23(2)(i)
Type B

117
23(2)(j)
Type B

118
23(2)(k)
Type B

119
23(2)(l)
Type B

120
23(2)(m)
Type B

121
23(2)(n)
Type B

122
23(2)(o)
Type B

123
23(2)(p)
Type B

124
23(2)(q)
Type B

125
23(2)(r)
Type B

126
23(2)(s)
Type B

127
23(2)(t)
Type B

128
23(2)(u)
Type B

129
23(4)
Type B

130
23(5)
Type B

131
24(1)
Type B

132
24(2)
Type B

133
24(3)
Type B

134
24(4)
Type B

135
25(2)
Type B

136
25(3)
Type B

137
25(4)
Type B

138
25(5)
Type B

139
25(6)
Type B

140
26(2)
Type B

141
26(3)
Type B

142
26(4)
Type B

143
26(5)
Type B

144
27(1)
Type B

145
27(2)
Type B

146
27(3)
Type B

147
27(4)
Type B

148
27(5)
Type B

149
27(6)
Type B

150
27(7)
Type B

151
27(8)
Type B

152
27(9)
Type B

153
27(10)
Type B

154
27(11)
Type B

155
28(1)
Type B

156
28(2)
Type B

157
28(3)
Type B

158
28(4)
Type B

159
28(5)
Type B

160
28(6)
Type B

161
28(7)
Type B

162
28(8)
Type B

163
28(9)
Type B

164
28(10)
Type B

165
28(11)
Type B

166
29(1)
Type B

167
29(2)
Type B

168
29(3)
Type B

169
29(4)
Type B

170
29(5)
Type B

171
29(6)
Type B

172
29(7)
Type B

173
29(8)
Type B

174
29(9)
Type B

175
30(1)
Type B

176
30(2)
Type B

177
30(3)
Type B

178
30(4)
Type B

179
31(1)
Type B

180
31(2)
Type B

181
31(3)
Type B

182
31(4)
Type B

183
31(5)
Type B

184
31(6)
Type B

185
31(7)
Type B

186
32(1)
Type B

187
32(2)
Type B

188
32(3)
Type B

189
32(4)
Type B

190
32(5)
Type B

191
33(2)(c)
Type B

192
34(1)
Type B

193
34(2)
Type B

194
34(3)
Type B

195
35(1)
Type B

196
35(2)
Type B

197
35(3)
Type B

198
35(4)
Type B

199
35(5)
Type B

200
36(1)
Type B

201
36(2)
Type B

202
36(3)
Type B

203
36(4)
Type B

204
36(5)
Type B

205
36(6)
Type B

206
36(7)
Type B

207
44(8)
Type B

208
49(3)
Type B

209
50(1)
Type B

210
50(2)
Type B

211
50(3)
Type B

212
50(4)
Type B

213
50(5)
Type B

214
50(6)
Type B

215
52
Type B

216
57(2)
Type B

217
57(4)
Type B

218
57(5)
Type B

219
57(7)
Type B

220
57(8)
Type B

221
57(9)
Type B

222
58(1)
Type B

223
58(2)
Type B

224
58(3)
Type B

225
58(4)
Type B

226
58(5)
Type B

227
58(6)
Type B

228
58(7)
Type B

229
58(8)
Type B

230
58(9)
Type B

231
58(10)
Type B

232
58(11)
Type B

233
58(12)
Type B

234
59(1)
Type B

235
59(2)
Type B

236
59(3)
Type B

237
59(4)
Type B

238
59(5)
Type B

239
59(6)
Type B

240
59(7)
Type B

241
59(8)
Type B

242
59(9)
Type B

243
59(10)
Type B

244
59(12)
Type B

245
59(13)
Type B

246
59(14)
Type B

247
60(1)
Type B

248
60(13)
Type B

249
61(1)
Type B

250
61(2)
Type B

251
62(7)
Type B

252
62(17)
Type B

253
62(18)
Type B

254
63(2)
Type B

255
63(3)
Type B

256
63(4)
Type B

257
64(1)
Type B

258
64(2)
Type B

259
66
Type B

260
67
Type B

261
68(1)
Type B

262
68(3)
Type B

263
68(4)
Type B

264
69
Type B

265
70
Type A

266
71(1)
Type B

267
71(2)
Type B

268
71(3)
Type B

PART 5
Canada Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations

Item
Column 1
Column 2

Provision
Classification

1
10(1)
Type B

2
17(1)
Type B

3
17(2)
Type B

4
18
Type B

5
19(a)
Type B

6
19(b)
Type B

7
19(c)
Type B

8
19(d)
Type B

9
19(e)
Type B

10
19(f)
Type B

11
19(g)
Type B

12
19(h)
Type B

13
19(i)
Type B

14
19(j)
Type B

15
19(k)
Type B

16
19(l)
Type B

17
19(m)
Type B

18
20(1)
Type B

19
20(2)
Type B

20
21(1)
Type B

21
21(2)
Type B

22
22(a)
Type B

23
22(b)
Type B

24
23
Type B

25
24(1)
Type B

26
24(2)
Type B

27
25(a)
Type B

28
25(b)
Type B

29
25(c)
Type B

30
26(a)
Type B

31
26(b)
Type B

32
27(1)
Type B

33
27(2)
Type B

34
28(a)
Type B

35
28(b)
Type B

36
29(1)
Type B

37
29(2)
Type B

38
30
Type B

39
31
Type B

40
32(a)
Type B

41
32(b)
Type B

42
33(a)
Type B

43
33(b)
Type B

44
33(c)
Type B

45
34(1)(a)
Type B

46
34(1)(b)
Type B

47
34(1)(c)
Type B

48
34(2)
Type B

49
34(3)
Type B

50
35
Type B

51
36(1)
Type B

52
36(2)
Type B

53
36(3)
Type B

54
36(4)
Type B

55
37
Type B

56
38
Type B

57
39
Type B

58
40
Type B

59
41
Type B

60
42
Type B

61
43
Type B

62
45(a)
Type B

63
45(b)
Type B

64
45(c)
Type B

65
46(1)(a)
Type B

66
46(1)(b)
Type B

67
46(1)(c)
Type B

68
46(1)(d)
Type B

69
46(1)(e)
Type B

70
46(1)(f)
Type B

71
46(1)(g)
Type B

72
46(1)(h)
Type B

73
46(1)(i)
Type B

74
46(1)(j)
Type B

75
46(2)(a)
Type B

76
46(2)(b)
Type B

77
47(1)
Type B

78
47(2)
Type B

79
49
Type B

80
50(1)(a)
Type B

81
50(1)(b)
Type B

82
51
Type B

83
52(1)(a)
Type B

84
52(1)(b)
Type B

85
52(2)
Type B

86
53(a)
Type B

87
53(b)
Type B

88
53(c)
Type B

89
54
Type B

90
55
Type B

91
56
Type B

92
57
Type B

93
58
Type B

94
59
Type B

95
60(1)
Type B

96
60(2)
Type B

97
61(1)
Type B

98
61(2)
Type B

99
62(a)
Type B

100
62(b)
Type B

101
62(c)
Type B

102
62(d)
Type B

103
63(a)
Type B

104
63(b)
Type A

105
64
Type B

106
65(a)
Type B

107
65(b)
Type B

108
65(c)
Type B

109
66(1)
Type B

110
66(3)
Type B

111
67
Type B

112
68
Type B

113
69
Type B

114
70(1)
Type B

115
70(2)
Type B

116
70(3)
Type B

117
71(2)
Type B

118
71(3)
Type B

119
72(a)
Type B

120
72(b)
Type B

121
73
Type A

122
74(1)
Type B

123
75(1)(a)
Type B

124
75(2)(a)
Type B

125
75(2)(b)
Type B

126
76(1)
Type A

127
76(2)
Type A

128
77(a)
Type A

129
77(b)
Type A

130
77(c)
Type A

131
77(d)
Type A

132
77(e)
Type A

133
78(a)
Type B

134
78(b)
Type B

135
79
Type B

136
80(a)
Type B

137
80(b)
Type B

138
81(a)
Type B

139
81(b)
Type B

140
82(2)
Type B

141
82(3)
Type B

142
83(a)
Type B

143
83(b)
Type B

144
83(c)
Type B

145
84(1)
Type A

146
84(2)
Type A

147
85
Type A

148
86(1)
Type A

149
86(2)
Type A

150
87
Type B

151
88(1)
Type A

152
88(2)
Type A

153
89(1)
Type B

154
89(2)
Type A

155
90
Type A

SCHEDULE 2(Subsection 4(1))

Penalties

Item
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Total Gravity Value
Type A Violation
Type B Violation

Individual
Any Other Person
Individual
Any Other Person

1
-3 or less
$250
$1,000
$1,000
$4,000

2
-2
$595
$2,375
$4,000
$16,000

3
-1
$990
$3,750
$7,000
$28,000

4
0
$1,365
$5,025
$10,000
$40,000

5
1
$1,740
$6,300
$13,000
$52,000

6
2
$2,115
$7,575
$16,000
$64,000

7
3
$2,490
$8,850
$19,000
$76,000

8
4
$2,865
$10,125
$22,000
$88,000

9
5 or more
$3,000
$12,000
$25,000
$100,000