New application and payment procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic: Due to the COVID-19 situation, payment for disposal at sea fees by cheque or credit card cannot be processed at this time. In order to be able to proceed with minimal interruption, we ask that you please follow these new procedures so that we can receive payment electronically and can continue to assess and issue your permit.
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
Applying for a permit
Application forms and completion guides, permit process, permit application guides.
Service standards and fees
Application processing time, permit publishing time, application fee, permit fee.
Legislation and regulations
Disposal at sea is prohibited without a permit.
Routine, low risk projects may be eligible to be renewed up to 4 times.
Emergency disposal at sea
Emergency disposal situations for safety reasons or to avoid risk to the environment or human health.
Disposal site environmental monitoring
Ensuring permit conditions protect human health and the marine environment.
Disposal at Sea Program
Program description, history, why disposal at sea, kinds of substances, comment opportunities, current activities.
Video about the Program
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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