Disposal at sea permit ATL-00047-1

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(Amendment: April 28, 2020)

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), disposal at sea permit no. ATL‑00047‑1 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved. The permit is published on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Registry on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

1. Permittee: Summerside Port Corporation Inc., Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: dredged material consisting of gravel, sand, silt and clay.

3. Duration of permit: permit is valid from June 11, 2019, to June 10, 2020.

3.1. The loading and disposal at sea activities are restricted to the following period(s): from October 14, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

4. Loading site(s): Turning Basin, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, at approximately 46.38590° N, 63.79011° W North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), and Indian Spit, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, at approximately 46.38169° N, 63.81448° W (NAD83), as described in the drawing titled “Summerside, Dredge and Disposal Sites” May 27, 2019, submitted in support of the application.

5. Disposal site(s): Summerside Scow B, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, at approximately 46.37012° N, 63.84998° W (NAD83), as described in the drawing titled “Summerside, Dredge and Disposal Sites” May 27, 2019, submitted in support of the application.

6. Method of loading: dredging will be carried out using a barge-mounted mechanical dredge.

7. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via towed or self-propelled barges.

8. Method of disposal: all disposal shall occur in accordance with the dredged material disposal plan required by paragraph 14.1 of this permit.

9. Total quantity to be disposed of: not to exceed 68 000 cubic metres, place measure.

10. Fees: the fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the permittee in accordance with those regulations.

11. Inspection:

11.1. By accepting this permit, the permittee and its contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of CEPA.

12. Contractors:

12.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the permittee.

12.2. The permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

13. Reporting and notification:

13.1. The permittee shall provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or number of ship, platform or structure used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to:

  1. Ms. Natasha Boyd
    Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
    Department of the Environment
    Atlantic Region
    6 Bruce St
    Mount Pearl NL  A1N 4T3

    Fax: 709‑772‑5097
    Email: natasha.boyd@canada.ca

  2. Ms. Stephanie Rheault
    Environmental Enforcement Directorate
    Department of the Environment
    Atlantic Region
    33 Weldon St
    Moncton NB  E1C 0N5

    Fax: 506‑851‑4720
    Email: stephanie.rheault@canada.ca

  3. Mr. Gilles Paulin
    Department of Fisheries and Oceans
    343 Université Ave
    Moncton NB  E1C 9B6

    Fax: 506‑851‑6579
    Email: gilles.paulin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  4. Mr. Jeffrey Stobo
    Shellfish Water Classification Program
    Atlantic Region
    Department of the Environment
    1600‑45 Alderney Dr
    Dartmouth NS  B2Y 2N6

    Fax: 902‑490‑0722
    Email: Jeffrey.stobo@canada.ca

13.2. The Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communication and Traffic Services of Sydney (navwarn.mctssydney@innav.gc.ca) is to be notified in advance of the commencement of work so that appropriate navigational warnings may be issued.

13.3 The permittee shall submit a written report to the minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, care of Ms. Natasha Boyd, as identified in paragraph 13.1.a, within 30 days after the expiry of the permit. This report shall contain the following information: the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

13.4. At all times, a copy of this permit and of documents and drawings referenced in this permit shall be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

14. Special precautions:

14.1. The permittee shall prepare a dredged material disposal plan relating to the loading and disposal at sea activities authorized by this permit. The plan shall be submitted to the Department of the Environment prior to the commencement of the first dredging operation to be conducted under this permit. The plan shall address mitigation measures in relation to loading and disposal activities, procedures to accurately measure or estimate quantities of dredged material disposed of at the disposal site(s), vessel tracking, and a schedule for use of the disposal site(s). The plan shall also address measures to ensure navigational clearance of 4 metres chart datum is maintained, including but not limited to the use of release zones. Modifications to the plan shall be made in writing to the Department of the Environment.


Jeffrey L. Corkum
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region

On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Signed on May 30, 2019

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