カナダ: バラスト水排出規制についてのアップデート

カナダ運輸省は、バラスト水排出規制(SOR / 2021-120)が改訂され即時発効されたと発表しました。これに伴い、従来の規制(SOR/2011-237)は廃止されました。今後、バラスト水交換や処理行動は、すべてバラスト水報告フォームを使用して運輸省に報告する必要があります。またカナダ国内の淡水におけるバラスト水排出に対して「追加措置」が加わりました。

Transport Canada recently announced an update to their Ballast Water Regulations (SOR/2021-120) which entered into immediate effect. The previously applicable Canada Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations (SOR/2011-237) have been repealed. These regulations apply to the management of any quantity of ballast water released from a vessel. All ballast water exchanges and/or treatment activity is to be reported to Transport Canada using their Ballast Water Reporting Form.

Canada’s new Ballast Water Regulations also include “Additional Measures” which apply to ballast water releases in Canadian Fresh Waters. Specifically, vessels discharging ballast in Canadian Fresh Waters,

(i) must conduct a saltwater flushing of ballast tanks that contain only residual amounts of ballast water, unless those residual amounts were taken on board in open seas (at a distance of at least 200 miles from land, in water at least 2,000 meters deep), or in an alternate ballast water exchange area, and

(ii) if using a ballast water treatment system, must also either carry out an open sea exchange of ballast water prior to arrival, or conduct an exchange in an alternate ballast water exchange area.

Members are referred to ECM’s Client Alert 9-2021 below for additional details including details of Canada’s Designated Alternate Ballast Water Exchange Areas and Fresh Waters.  

If Members have any questions on the above, your usual contact at the Club will be pleased to assist you.

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Date2021/07/16