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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 73

Discharge of prescribed marine pollutant from pipeline in connection with transfer operation prohibited

73 Discharge of prescribed marine pollutant from pipeline in connection with transfer operation prohibited

(cf former Act s 27)
Each of the following persons is guilty of an offence if any prescribed marine pollutant is discharged from a purpose-built pipeline used in, or in connection with, a transfer operation, whether or not it is being so used:

(a) the occupier of the land on which the pipeline is situated,
(b) any lessee, licensee or user of any lease, licence or right of user for the use of the pipeline for the carriage of oil,
(c) the person in charge of the pipeline,
(d) each other person responsible for the discharge.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of an individual--$500,000, or
(b) in the case of a corporation--$10,000,000.



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