AWPPA

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AWPPAArctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act (Canada)
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Canada's unilateral declaration of the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, made in 1970 without effective international opposition, stands out in the account given here, only to be dwarfed by the brilliant diplomatic achievement of driving the negotiation of Article 234 of the 1982 U.N.
Exploration NEB National Energy Board Act, Canadian Activities Environmental Assessment Act, the Canada Oil, and Gas Operations Act, the Canada Oil and Gas Drilling and Production regulations, the Canada Oil and Gas Installation regulations, the Territorial Lands Act, the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, the Migratory Birds Convention Act, the Species at Risk Act, the Fisheries Ad, and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
(277.) Relevant laws include the Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations, Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, as well as relevant parts of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and the Ocean Dumping Prevention Act; see also R.
Insurance companies would surely want to know that the vessels they insure are ice-capable and--a critically important fact that is often forgotten--that they comply with the stringent provisions of the Canadian Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. This legislation is perhaps the most comprehensive example of marine environmental legislation anywhere in the world.
The inclusion of Article 234 in the Convention was widely seen and understood by states to be a vindication of Canada's Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act. Indeed while the Act extended only to 100 nautical miles and still does, Article 234 permitted the exercise of jurisdiction out to 200 nautical miles.
In 1970, when Canada adopted the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, the government modified its acceptance of the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice so that no state could challenge the international validity of the legislation without Canada's consent.
Canada's Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act mandates double hulls on ships and outlaws waste dumping.