Disposal at sea
A permit system to control the disposal of non-hazardous substances into the sea and protect the marine environment.
Services and information
Application forms and completion guides, permit process, permit application guides.
Disposal at sea is prohibited without a permit.
Routine, low risk projects may be eligible to be renewed up to 4 times.
Emergency disposal situations for safety reasons or to avoid risk to the environment or human health.
Ensuring permit conditions protect human health and the marine environment.
Program description, history, why disposal at sea, kinds of substances, comment opportunities, current activities.
Disposal at sea activities across Canada.
Contact disposal at sea headquarters or regional offices.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Consultation documents
- Technical guidance documents and monitoring guidelines
- Biological test methods
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