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Contraventions Regulations (SOR/96-313)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2023-12-08. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Sections 1 to 4)Canada Marine Act

PART I

Canada Marine Act

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Canada Marine ActShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
158(3)
  • (a) Enter, leave or proceed within a port or a traffic control zone without having obtained a traffic clearance

500
  • (b) Proceed within a port or a traffic control zone without being able to maintain direct communication with a person designated by a port authority to control traffic

500
259(1)(a)
  • (a) Fail to follow the practices and procedures established by a port authority

500
  • (b) Fail to have the capacity to use the radio frequencies specified by a port authority

500
359(1)(b)Fail to do what a person designated by a port authority requires to control traffic500
4126(a)Fail to comply with any reasonable requirement of an enforcement officer in the course of carrying out duties and functions500

PART II

Port Authorities Operations Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Port Authorities Operations RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
15(a)
  • (a) Do anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons in the port

500
  • (b) Permit anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons in the port

500
25(b)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
35(c)
  • (a) Do anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the port

500
  • (b) Permit anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the port

500
45(d)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the port

250
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the port

250
55(e)
  • (a) Do anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (b) Permit anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (c) Do anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (d) Permit anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (e) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (f) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (g) Do anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters of the port

500
  • (h) Permit anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters of the port

500
65(f)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
75(g)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships or other property

500
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships or other property

500
85(h)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect soil, air or water quality

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect soil, air or water quality

500
95(i)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect port operations or the property managed, held or occupied by the port authority

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect port operations or the property managed, held or occupied by the port authority

500
106Conduct an activity that is prohibited in a port500
117Unlawfully access any area managed, held or occupied by a port authority500
129(1)Fail to comply with instructions on a sign or a device125
139(2)Remove, mark or deface a sign or device in a port125
1410(1)
  • (a) Operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
  • (b) Speeding

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
1511(2)(a)Fail to obey instructions on a sign or device while operating a vehicle125
1611(2)(b)Fail to obey traffic directions given by a person authorized for that purpose250
1713(1)(b)
  • (a) Fail to notify the port authority of a specified incident without delay

250
  • (b) Fail to provide a description of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
  • (c) Fail to provide the approximate location of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
1814Fail to follow specified fire protection and prevention measures500
1915(a)Fail to post notices, deploy lights and erect fences, barricades or other necessary devices or to station a person at the site of a dangerous situation250
2015(c)Fail to notify the port authority without delay of the nature of the dangerous situation and precautions taken and their location500
2117(a)Fail to notify the port authority without delay that there is a specified emergency situation500
2226(1)Fail to comply with the conditions that are posted or set out on forms for conducting a specified activity250
2326(2)Fail to keep the checklist readily available for inspection125
2428(1)(a)Conduct a specified activity without authorization250
2528(1)(b)Fail to comply with a condition of an authorization to conduct a specified activity250

PART II.1

Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Public Ports and Public Port Facilities RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
114(a)
  • (a) Do anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons in the public port or at the public port facility

500
  • (b) Permit anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons in the public port or at the public port facility

500
214(b)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
314(c)
  • (a) Do anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the public port or public port facility

500
  • (b) Permit anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the public port or public port facility

500
414(d)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes with or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the public port or at the public port facility

250
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes with or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the public port or at the public port facility

250
514(e)
  • (a) Do anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (b) Permit anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (c) Do anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (d) Permit anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (e) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (f) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (g) Do anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters of the public port

500
  • (h) Permit anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters of the public port

500
614(f)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
714(g)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships or other property

500
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships or other property

500
814(h)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment, soil, air or water quality

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment, soil, air or water quality

500
914(i)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect public port or public port facility operations

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect public port or public port facility operations

500
1015Unlawfully access any area of a public port facility500
1117(1)Fail to comply with instructions on a sign or device125
1217(2)Remove, mark or deface a sign or device within a public port or at a public port facility125
1319Operate a vehicle at a public port facility in contravention of law of the province or municipality in which it is situatedAn amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
1420
  • (a) Operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
  • (b) Speeding

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
1521(2)(a)Fail to comply with instructions on a sign or device applicable to the person, vehicle or public port facility125
1621(2)(b)Fail to comply with traffic directions given by a port official250
1723(1)(b)
  • (a) Fail to notify a port official without delay of a specified incident

250
  • (b) Fail to provide a description of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
  • (c) Fail to provide the approximate location of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
  • (d) Fail to provide a description of efforts made to remove what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
1824Fail to follow specified fire protection and prevention measures500
1926(b)Fail to make every effort to notify a port official of a specified activity and emergency situation500
2027(a)Fail to notify a port official without delay of a specified emergency situation500
2128(a)
  • (a) Fail to notify a port official without delay of an incident involving injury to a person

500
  • (b) Fail to notify a port official without delay of an incident involving damage to the environment

500
  • (c) Fail to notify a port official without delay of an incident involving material loss or damage

500
  • (d) Fail to notify a port official without delay of an explosion

500
  • (e) Fail to notify a port official without delay of a fire

500
  • (f) Fail to notify a port official without delay of an accident

500
  • (g) Fail to notify a port official without delay of a grounding or stranding

500
2234(1)Fail to comply with the conditions that are posted or set out on forms for conducting a specified activity125
2334(2)Fail to keep the checklist readily available for inspection125
2436(1)(a)Conduct a specified activity without authorization250
2536(1)(b)Fail to comply with a condition of an authorization to conduct a specified activity250

PART III

Seaway Property Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Seaway Property RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
15(a)
  • (a) Do anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons

500
  • (b) Permit anything that jeopardizes or is likely to jeopardize the safety or health of persons

500
25(b)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with navigation

500
35(c)
  • (a) Do anything that obstructs or adversely affects or is likely to obstruct or adversely affect part of the Seaway or Seaway property

500
  • (b) Permit anything that obstructs or adversely affects or is likely to obstruct or adversely affect part of the Seaway or Seaway property

500
45(d)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity

200
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity

200
55(e)
  • (a) Do anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (b) Permit anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (c) Do anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (d) Permit anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (e) Do anything that reduces or is likely to reduce depth of the waters of the Seaway

500
  • (f) Permit anything that reduces or is likely to reduce depth of the waters of the Seaway

500
65(f)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

300
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

300
75(g)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to property

500
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to property

500
85(h)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment, soil, air or water quality

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment, soil, air or water quality

500
95(i)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect Seaway operations or Seaway property

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect Seaway operations or Seaway property

500
106; 5 of scheduleRelease any material or substance onto or over a lock wall or tie-up wall500
116; 11(b) of scheduleHunt in any area other than a designated area500
126; 13(b) of scheduleFish in a designated area without a scientific permit issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans500
136; 13(c) of scheduleFish anywhere other than in a designated area500
146; 21 of scheduleSwim500
157Unlawfully access an area of Seaway property300
169(1)Fail to obey instructions on a sign or device100
179(2)
  • (a) Remove sign or device

200
  • (b) Mark sign or device

75
  • (c) Deface sign or device

200
18 and 19[Repealed, SOR/2016-200, s. 6]
2011Operate a vehicle in contravention of provincial or municipal lawAn amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
2112Operate a vehicle that enters a roadway at a non-designated access500
2213
  • (a) Operate a vehicle in an unsafe manner

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
  • (b) Speeding

An amount equal to the amount of the fine for contravening a provincial or municipal law relating to the operation of a vehicle, applicable in the place where the contravention was committed, in the case where the contravention is enforced by means of a ticketing procedure, up to a maximum of $2,000
23[Repealed, SOR/2016-200, s. 7]
2416(1)(a)Fail to immediately make effort to remove what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled500
2516(1)(b)
  • (a) Fail to notify the Manager of incident without delay

500
  • (b) Fail to provide a description of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

500
  • (c) Fail to provide the approximate location of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

500
25.117Fail to follow specified fire protection and prevention measures500
25.220(a)Fail to notify the Manager without delay that there is a specified emergency situation500
2631(1)(a); 1 of scheduleOperate a vehicle in an area not intended for vehicular traffic without written authorization500
2731(1)(b); 1 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to operate a vehicle in an area not intended for vehicular traffic100
2831(1)(a); 2 of scheduleConduct a diving operation without written authorization500
2931(1)(b); 2 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to conduct a diving operation500
3031(1)(a); 3 of scheduleConduct salvage operations without written authorization500
3131(1)(b); 3 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to conduct salvage operations500
3231(1)(a); 4 of schedule
  • (a) Build a storage tank without written authorization

500
  • (b) Install a storage tank without written authorization

500
  • (c) Modify a storage tank without written authorization

500
  • (d) Replace a storage tank without written authorization

500
  • (e) Dismantle a storage tank without written authorization

500
  • (f) Decommission a storage tank without written authorization

500
3331(1)(b); 4 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to build a storage tank

500
  • (b) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to install a storage tank

500
  • (c) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to modify a storage tank

500
  • (d) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to replace a storage tank

500
  • (e) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to dismantle a storage tank

500
  • (f) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to decommission a storage tank

500
3431(1)(a); 6 of scheduleConduct a dredging operation without written authorization500
3531(1)(b); 6 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to conduct a dredging operation500
3631(1)(a); 7 of schedule
  • (a) Excavate any material or substance without written authorization

200
  • (b) Remove any material or substance without written authorization

200
3731(1)(b); 7 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to exacavate material or substance

200
  • (b) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to remove material or substance

200
3831(1)(a); 8 of schedule
  • (a) Tranship cargo in an area other than a designated area without written authorization

300
  • (b) Load cargo in an area other than a designated area without written authorization

200
  • (c) Unload cargo in an area other than a designated area without written authorization

200
3931(1)(b); 8 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to tranship cargo in an area other than a designated area

300
  • (b) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to load cargo in an area other than a designated area

200
  • (c) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to unload cargo in an area other than a designated area

200
4031(1)(a); 9 of schedule
  • (a) Place a navigation device without written authorization

300
  • (b) Alter a navigation device without written authorization

300
  • (c) Remove a navigation device without written authorization

300
  • (d) Relocate a navigation device without written authorization

300
4131(1)(b); 9 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to place a navigation device

300
  • (b) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to alter a navigation device

300
  • (c) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to remove a navigation device

300
  • (d) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to relocate a navigation device

300
4231(1)(a); 10 of scheduleCast adrift an object without written authorization200
4331(1)(b); 10 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to cast adrift an object200
4431(1)(a); 11(a) of scheduleHunt in a designated area without written authorization500
4531(1)(b); 11(a) of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to hunt in a designated area500
4631(1)(a); 12 of schedule
  • (a) Build any structure or work without written authorization

100
  • (b) Place any structure or work without written authorization

100
  • (c) Rebuild any structure or work without written authorization

200
  • (d) Repair any structure or work without written authorization

100
  • (e) Alter any structure or work without written authorization

200
  • (f) Move any structure or work without written authorization

200
  • (g) Remove any structure or work without written authorization

200
4731(1)(b); 12 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with the conditions of a written authorization to build any structure or work

100
  • (b) Fail to comply with the conditions of a written authorization to place any structure or work

100
  • (c) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to rebuild any structure or work

200
  • (d) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to repair any structure or work

100
  • (e) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to alter any structure or work

200
  • (f) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to move any structure or work

200
  • (g) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to remove any structure or work

200
4831(1)(a); 13(a) of scheduleFish in a designated area under a scientific permit without written authorization500
4931(1)(b); 13(a) of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to fish in a designated area under a scientific permit500
5031(1)(a); 14 of scheduleConduct a race, regatta, festival or other organized event without a written authorization500
5131(1)(b); 14 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to conduct a race, regatta, festival or other organized event500
5231(1)(a); 15 of schedule
  • (a) Cause a fire or explosion without written authorization

500
  • (b) Conduct blasting without written authorization

500
  • (c) Set off fireworks without written authorization

500
5331(1)(b); 15 of schedule
  • (a) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to cause a fire or explosion

500
  • (b) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to conduct blasting

500
  • (c) Fail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to set off fireworks

500
5431(1)(a); 16 of schedulePlace any placard, bill, sign or device without written authorization75
5531(1)(b); 16 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to place any placard, bill, sign or device75
5631(1)(a); 17 of scheduleOperate a commercial enterprise without written authorization100
5731(1)(b); 17 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to operate a commercial enterprise100
58 to 61[Repealed, SOR/2016-200, s. 11]
6231(1)(a); 20 of scheduleVenture out onto ice without written authorization200
6331(1)(b); 20 of scheduleFail to comply with a condition of a written authorization to venture out onto ice200

PART IV

Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
13(a)
  • (a) Do anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the harbour

500
  • (b) Permit anything that obstructs or threatens or is likely to obstruct or threaten any part of the harbour

500
23(b)
  • (a) Do anything that interferes with or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the harbour

250
  • (b) Permit anything that interferes with or is likely to interfere with an authorized activity in the harbour

250
33(c)
  • (a) Do anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (b) Permit anything that diverts or is likely to divert the flow of a river or stream

500
  • (c) Do anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (d) Permit anything that causes or affects or is likely to cause or affect currents

500
  • (e) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (f) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause silting or the accumulation of material

500
  • (g) Do anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters in the harbour

500
  • (h) Permit anything that reduces or is likely to reduce the depth of the waters in the harbour

500
43(d)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause a nuisance

250
53(e)
  • (a) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause injury to persons

500
  • (b) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause injury to persons

500
  • (c) Do anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships

500
  • (d) Permit anything that causes or is likely to cause damage to ships

500
63(f)
  • (a) Do anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment or water quality

500
  • (b) Permit anything that adversely affects or is likely to adversely affect sediment or water quality

500
74(1)(b)
  • (a) Fail to notify a harbour official of a specified incident without delay

250
  • (b) Fail to provide a description of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
  • (c) Fail to provide a description of the approximate location of what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
  • (d) Fail to provide a description of the efforts made to remove what was dropped, deposited, discharged or spilled

125
85Fail to follow specified fire protection and prevention measures500
98(a)Fail to notify a harbour official without delay of a specified emergency situation500
109(a)Fail to notify a harbour official without delay of an incident involving injury to persons or damage to ships500
1114(1)Fail to comply with the conditions that are posted or set out on forms for conducting a specified activity250
1214(2)Fail to keep the checklist readily available for inspection125
1316(1)(a)Conduct a specified activity without authorization250
1416(1)(b)Fail to comply with a condition of an authorization to conduct a specified activity250
 

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