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Marine Safety Fees Regulations (SOR/2021-59)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2024-04-01. Previous Versions

Marine Safety Fees Regulations

SOR/2021-59

CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001

Registration 2021-03-29

Marine Safety Fees Regulations

P.C. 2021-217 2021-03-26

His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of Canada in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to paragraph 35(1)(g)Footnote a of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001Footnote b, makes the annexed Marine Safety Fees Regulations.

Interpretation

Definition of Minister

 In these Regulations, Minister means the Minister of Transport.

Marginal note:Annual adjustment

  •  (1) The fees set out in these Regulations are to be adjusted in each fiscal year on April 1 by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act, for the previous fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A fee referred to in subsection (1) is not adjusted in a fiscal year if the percentage change for that fiscal year is less than 1%.

  • Marginal note:Adjustment — subsequent fiscal year

    (3) If subsection (2)‍ applies with respect to a fiscal year, the percentage change is carried forward to the subsequent fiscal year. If the combined percentage change is less than 1%, the fee is not adjusted for that subsequent fiscal year and the combined percentage change is carried forward to the next subsequent fiscal year.

PART 1Marine Cargo Inspection Fees

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

Certificate of Readiness to Load

Certificate of Readiness to Load means a certificate referred to in subsection 119(3), 128(2) or 140(3) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations. (certificat de navire prêt à charger)

Fitness to Proceed Certificate

Fitness to Proceed Certificate means a certificate referred to in subsection 120(2), 129(2) or 141(2) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations. (certificat d’aptitude au transport)

Concentrates, Grains and Timber

Marginal note:Inspection

 A fee of $750 is imposed on a vessel for each day that the Minister, following receipt of an application to issue a Certificate of Readiness to Load or a Fitness to Proceed Certificate to the vessel, takes one or more of the following actions:

  • (a) inspects the vessel to establish that the requirements for the issuance of the certificate are met;

  • (b) travels to or from the vessel;

  • (c) is, at the vessel’s request, made available for an inspection referred to in paragraph (a).

Marginal note:Issuance of documents after inspection

 A fee of $1,010 is imposed on a vessel for each day that one or more of the following documents are issued to the vessel or given to the vessel’s master:

  • (a) the first Certificate of Readiness to Load issued to the vessel in respect of a cargo of concentrates, grain or timber prior to the vessel’s departure from a port with the cargo;

  • (b) a Fitness to Proceed Certificate;

  • (c) a written statement referred to in subsection 119(5), 128(4) or 140(5) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations.

Verification of Shipper’s Procedures

Marginal note:Initial verification

 A shipper who makes a request under paragraph 115.1(1)(a) or subsection 115.1(2) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations must pay a fee of $2,500.

Marginal note:Intermediate verification

 A shipper who makes a request under paragraph 115.1(1)(b) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations must pay a fee of $1,250.

Marginal note:Renewal verification

 A shipper who makes a request under paragraph 115.1(1)(c) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations must pay a fee of $1,250.

Inspections of Dangerous Goods at the Request of an Interested Person

Marginal note:Solid bulk cargo

 An interested person who makes a request under subsection 116(1) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations must pay a fee of $1,500.

Marginal note:Packaged goods

 An interested person who makes a request under subsection 162(1) of the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations must pay a fee of $1,500.

PART 2Environmental Protection Inspection Fees

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  • SOR/2024-29, s. 3
]

Marginal note:Exemption

  •  (1) If the master of a vessel requests an exemption from a tank prewash operation under subsection 63(2) of the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations, a fee of $3,075 is imposed on the vessel for the first 3.75 hours or fraction of this time that a marine safety inspector requires to assess the request.

  • Marginal note:More than 3.75 hours

    (2) If the marine safety inspector requires more than 3.75 hours to assess the request, the following additional fees are imposed on the vessel for time in excess of the first 3.75 hours:

    • (a) $105 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector assesses the request from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, other than on a holiday;

    • (b) $307 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector assesses the request

      • (i) before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday,

      • (ii) on a Saturday, or

      • (iii) on a holiday, other than a Sunday; and

    • (c) $336 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector assesses the request on a Sunday.

Marginal note:Tank prewash operation

  •  (1) If a marine safety inspector is present for a vessel’s tank prewash operation under subsection 63(5) of the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations, a fee of $3,075 is imposed on the vessel for the first 3.75 hours or fraction of this time that the inspector is present.

  • Marginal note:More than 3.75 hours

    (2) If the marine safety inspector is present at the tank prewash operation for more than 3.75 hours, the following additional fees are imposed on the vessel for time in excess of the first 3.75 hours:

    • (a) $105 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector is present from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, other than on a holiday;

    • (b) $307 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector is present

      • (i) before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday,

      • (ii) on a Saturday, or

      • (iii) on a holiday, other than a Sunday; and

    • (c) $336 per hour, calculated on a pro-rated basis for each quarter hour or fraction of a quarter hour that the inspector is present on a Sunday.

PART 3Foreign Vessel Inspection Fees

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  • SOR/2024-29, s. 4
]

Marginal note:Inspection following detention order

 If, on request by a foreign vessel’s authorized representative, a marine safety inspector carries out an inspection of the foreign vessel for the purpose of verifying that measures indicated in a notice referred to in subsection 222(6) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 have been taken, a fee of $4,200 is imposed on the vessel.

Marginal note:Correction of deficiencies

 If, on request by a foreign vessel’s authorized representative, a marine safety inspector carries out an inspection of the foreign vessel for the purpose of verifying that deficiencies identified in relation to a requirement under section 18 or 19 of the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations that did not warrant the issuance of a detention order have been corrected, a fee of $1,870 is imposed on the vessel.

PART 4Vessel Registry Fees

Marginal note:Payment of fee

 A fee for a service referred to in this Part is payable on application for that service.

Marginal note:Canadian Register of Vessels

 The Canadian Register of Vessels consists of a general part and another part entitled the Small Vessel Register. The applicable fees for processing an application or request for a service related to the general part or Small Vessel Register of the Canadian Register of Vessels are set out in sections 15 and 16, respectively.

Marginal note:Canadian Register of Vessels — general part

  •  (1) The following vessels must be registered, listed or recorded in the general part of the Canadian Register of Vessels:

    • (a) a vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage;

    • (b) a vessel that is about to be built or that is under construction in Canada;

    • (c) a vessel in respect of which a mortgage is registered;

    • (d) a vessel that has an approved name; and

    • (e) a pleasure craft.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (2) The fee payable for processing an application or request for a service related to the general part of the Canadian Register of Vessels set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection is the fee set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    Fees — General Part of the Canadian Register of Vessels

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemServiceFee ($)
    1Process an application for the initial registration of a vessel310
    2Process an application to issue a certificate of registry for a vessel that was previously registered in Canada310
    3Process an application to renew a certificate of registry90
    4Process an application to issue a provisional certificate of registry190
    5Process an application to record a vessel that is about to be built or is under construction in Canada80
    6Process a request to extend the reservation of an approved name of a vessel65
    7Process a request to replace a certificate of registry or a provisional certificate of registry50
    8Process a request to issue a certificate of deletion30
    9Process an application to transfer the ownership of a registered or recorded vessel, other than by special sale200
    10Process an application to transfer the ownership of a registered or recorded vessel via special sale200
    11Process an application to transmit a mortgage in case of bankruptcy of the mortgagee or assignee200
    12Process an application to transmit the ownership of a vessel in case of bankruptcy of the owner200
    13Process an application to transmit a mortgage in case of death of the mortgagee or assignee200
    14Process an application to transmit the ownership of a vessel in case of death of the owner200
    15Process an application to change the name of a registered vessel130
    16Process an application to change the port of registry of a registered vessel80
    17Process an application to register a mortgage, including its discharge180
    18Process an application to transfer a mortgage120
    19Process an application to change the order of priority of registered mortgages120
    20Process a request for a certified transcript75
    21Process a request for an uncertified transcript20
    22Process a request to conduct a historical search for a vessel120
    23Process an application to issue a certificate of bare-boat registry470
    24Process an application to extend a certificate of bare-boat registry190
    25Process an application to suspend the registration of a Canadian vessel to allow the vessel to be listed in a foreign state, including the reinstatement of the registration after the vessel is delisted from that state470
    26Process an application to extend the suspension of the registration of a Canadian vessel while the vessel is listed in a foreign state190
  • Marginal note:Registration or listing in only one part

    (3) Vessels that are to be registered or listed under this section must not be registered or listed in the Small Vessel Register.

  • Marginal note:Services with no fees

    (4) No fee is payable for the processing of an application or request for the following services related to the general part of the Canadian Register of Vessels:

    • (a) reporting alterations to a registered vessel;

    • (b) updating the name or address of an owner;

    • (c) appointing an authorized representative;

    • (d) updating the name or address of an authorized representative, mortgagee or assignee; and

    • (e) transmitting to a surviving joint owner in case of death of another owner.

Marginal note:Small Vessel Register

  •  (1) A vessel of 15 gross tonnage or less, other than a pleasure craft referred to in paragraph 15(1)(e) or a vessel referred to in paragraphs 15(1)(b) to (d), must be registered or listed in the Small Vessel Register.

  • Marginal note:Applications or requests

    (2) An application or request for a service related to the Small Vessel Register must be presented in respect of

    • (a) a single vessel;

    • (b) a fleet of two or more identical vessels, including government vessels, that are owned by the same owner and

      • (i) are human-powered,

      • (ii) are 8.5 m in length or less and are propelled by sail alone, or

      • (iii) are equipped with one or more primary engines that have an aggregate propulsion power of less than 7.5 kW; or

    • (c) a group of two or more vessels, other than government vessels, of 5 gross tonnage or less that are owned by the same owner and that are registered at the same time under different certificates of registry.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (3) The fee payable for processing an application or request for a service related to the Small Vessel Register set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection is the fee set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    Fees — Small Vessel Register

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemServiceFee ($)
    1Process an application for the initial registration of a vessel110
    2Process an application to issue a certificate of registry for a vessel that was previously registered in Canada110
    3Process an application for the initial registration of a group of vessels or a fleet190
    4Process an application to issue a certificate of registry for a group of vessels or a fleet that was previously registered in Canada190
    5Process an application to renew a certificate of registry for a vessel, group of vessels or fleet90
    6Process an application to issue a provisional certificate of registry190
    7Process a request to replace a certificate of registry or a provisional certificate of registry50
    8Process a request to issue a certificate of deletion30
    9Process an application to transfer the ownership of a registered vessel, group of vessels or fleet120
    10Process an application to transmit the ownership of a registered vessel, group of vessels or fleet in case of bankruptcy by the owner120
    11Process an application to transmit the ownership of a registered vessel, group of vessels or fleet in case of death of the owner120
    12Process a request for a certified transcript75
    13Process a request for an uncertified transcript20
    14Process a request to conduct a historical search for a vessel120
    15Process an application to issue a certificate of bare-boat registry470
    16Process an application to extend a certificate of bare-boat registry190
    17Process an application to suspend the registration of a Canadian vessel to allow the vessel to be listed in a foreign state, including the reinstatement of the registration after the vessel is delisted from that state470
    18Process an application to extend the suspension of the registration of a Canadian vessel while the vessel is listed in a foreign state190
  • Marginal note:Services with no fees

    (4) No fee is payable for the processing of an application or request for the following services related to the Small Vessel Register:

    • (a) reporting alterations to a registered vessel;

    • (b) updating the name or address of an owner;

    • (c) appointing an authorized representative;

    • (d) updating the name or address of an authorized representative; and

    • (e) transmitting to a surviving joint owner in case of death of another owner.

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Consequential Amendments

Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

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Board of Steamship Inspection Scale of Fees

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Repeal

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Coming into Force

Marginal note:April 1, 2021

RELATED PROVISIONS

  • — SOR/2024-29, s. 6

    • Pending application for service or request
      • 6 (1) An application or request for a service sent before the day on which these Regulations come into force is subject to the fees that were in force on that day.

      • Sending date

        (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the application or request for a service is considered to be sent on the day on which it is delivered or, if it is sent by mail, the day on which it is mailed, with the date of the postmark being evidence of that day.


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