Marine pollution and environmental response

Includes: ballast water; marine spills; tanker safety requirements; reporting marine pollution.

Topics

Discharge ballast water safely

Includes: the Canadian Ballast Water Program; environmental impacts of ballast water; treatment and management; public education and outreach.

Environmental response to marine spills

Includes: Environmental Response Systems; the National Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime; the National Aerial Surveillance Program; the Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Program; regulations; conventions; standards; advisory councils.

Reporting marine pollution

Includes: reporting marine pollution incidents to the Canadian Coast Guard.

Vessel safety, spill prevention, and response

Includes: statistics on tankers and spills in Canada; Port State Control inspections; navigation safety; vessel reporting and routing; preparedness and response programs; TERMPOL; risk assessment for spills; liability and compensation for oil spills.

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