AN OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA'S ACTIVITIES RELATING TO THE CONTROL OF MARINE POLLUTION

This overview of Environment Canada's activities relating to the control of vessel pollution provides some details on the content and development of the proposed Canadian vessel sewage regulations, and particulars of the recent and ongoing fact-finding studies undertaken by the Environmental Protection Service (EPS) in the Great Lakes Region. The paper also describes two promising new developments in onboard sewage treatment technology arising out of research contracted by EPS to an Ontario based research firm and through an industrial incentive program sponsored by the Canadian Government. Prototypes of these new systems are scheduled for evaluation and testing on Great Lakes freighters during the forthcoming shipping season. Some conclusions are drawn from the preliminary results of these studies and inventories. Current programs related to the control of pollution from Federally owned vessels are also described. Fear has been expressed by some Great Lakes ship operators that the impending Canadian vessel sewage regulations may be unnecessarily rigorous and impractical. The paper discusses these concerns and relates them to the facts emerging from current studies, with a view to promoting better understanding. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Fourth International Conference, May 14-16, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association for Pollution Control

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  • Authors:
    • Burton, G V
    • Hearnshaw, J D
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00072648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM