AWPPAArctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act (Canada)
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110) Although the United States also officially protested against this measure, (111) the extension of Canada's territorial sea to twelve miles was far less controversial than the AWPPA since sixty other countries had already made similar claims.
137) It was Canadian policy, as it remains today, to permit transits provided the vessels met rigorous equipment and ship design standards specified in the AWPPA.
273) The AWPPA also provided the stimulus for the development of treaty law and customary international law supporting the exercise of a heightened degree of regulatory and enforcement power by coastal states in ice-covered areas such as the Northwest Passage.
The AWPPA has been updated in the intervening decades with input from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).