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Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-04403

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(Amendment: May 20, 2014;)

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Disposal at Sea Permit No. 4543-2-04403 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved and published on the CEPA Registry on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

1. Permittee: Poissonnerie Blanc-Sablon Inc., Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec.

2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: Fish waste and other organic matter resulting from industrial fish processing operations.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: Fish waste and other organic matter consisting of fish and shellfish waste.

2.2. Origin of waste and other matter: Waste from Poissonnerie Blanc-Sablon Inc., industrial fish processing operations, located at Blanc-Sablon, Quebec.

3. Duration of permit: Permit is valid from September 12, 2013, to September 11, 2014.

4. Reference Documents:

  1. Location of loading and disposal sites

  2. Notification Form – Beginning of Disposal Activities

  3. Final Disposal Report for Fish Waste

5. Loading site(s): Blanc Sablon wharf, Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, 51.41717° N, 57.15200° W (NAD83).

6. Disposal site(s): Within a 200 metre radius of 51.40800° N, 57.14317° W (NAD83), at an approximate depth of 20 metres, as described in the Figure identified in paragraph 4(a).

7. Method of loading, storage and transit:

7.1. The Permittee shall ensure that an effective method is employed to prevent access to waste by gulls and other marine birds, such as use of netting or sealed containers except during direct loading or disposal of the waste.

7.2. The Permittee shall ensure that the loading, storage and transit are completed in a manner that prevents waste from being spilled.

7.3. The Permitee shall recover any waste spilled during loading, storage and transit.

8. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: Most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via towed scows.

9. Method of disposal: The Permittee shall ensure that the waste to be disposed of is discharged from the equipment or ship while steaming within the disposal site boundaries and in a manner which will promote dispersion.

10. Total quantity to be disposed of: Not to exceed 600 tonnes.

11. Inspection and contractors

11.1. By accepting this permit, the Permittee and its contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

11.2. 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.

11.3. The Permittee shall ensure that records of all loading and disposal activities are kept on site for the duration of the permit and are available for inspection by any enforcement officer or analyst, for two years following the expiry of the permit.

12. Reporting and notification:

12.1. The Permittee shall use the reference document identified in paragraph 4(b) to provide the following information at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: type of vessel used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, corporate and on-site contact information for the responsible entity carrying out the work, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to the Regional Director, Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Department of the Environment, Quebec Region, 105 McGill Street, 4th floor, Montréal QC  H2Y 2E7, 514-496-6982 (fax), (email).

12.2. The Permittee shall use the reference document identified in paragraph 4(c) to submit two written reports to the Minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Quebec Region, identified in paragraph 12.1., no later than December 31, 2013, for the first report and within 30 days of the expiry of the permit for the second report. The reports shall contain the following information: the type and quantity of waste disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

12.3. The Permittee must complete the document identified in paragraph 4(c) as provided by the Department of the Environment. This document must, at all times, be kept aboard any vessel involved with the disposal operations and be accessible to enforcement officers designated under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

12.4. The Permittee must keep a written register of the time of departure of the vessel to the disposal site and advise the Canadian Coast Guard station once per day of the departure times entered in the register. The Permittee must record these communications in the register mentioned in paragraph 12.2.

12.5. At all times, a copy of this permit, 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.

Alain Gosselin
A/Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Quebec Region

On behalf of the Minister of the Environment

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