Membership details-Atlantic oil spill response team
Our membership includes the following facilities and vessels operating within the Bay of Fundy region:
- Designated oil handling facilities
- Oil tankers of 150 gross tonnes or greater
- Vessels over 400 gross tonnes or greater (non-oil tankers)
In accordance with the Canada Shipping Act 2001, these types of facilities and vessels must have an agreement with a licensed Canadian Response Organization, such as ALERT, as part of their permit to operate.
ALERT partners with Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC) and Point Tupper Marine Services (PTMS) in a joint agreement for response services, called a MultiGAR (Geographic Area of Response) agreement. This allows vessels to operate in any GAR east of the Rocky Mountains, as defined in the Canada Shipping Act, after entering into a single, multi-area agreement, and a single fee.
A MultiGAR membership agreement can be obtained by contacting ECRC at their Ottawa office:
Tel: (613) 230-7369
Fax: (613) 230-7344
Designated oil handling facilities within the Bay of Fundy GAR can register directly with ALERT. Both vessel and oil handling facility membership agreements provide coverage for one year from the time of activation.
Information about our three main contract types are available below:
Below are the annual registration and cargo-related fees for members operating in areas east of the Rocky Mountains.
|Applicable To||Annual Fee||Coverage|
|Member - Oil Handling Facility (OHF)||$450 per OHF||Within ALERT’s GAR (Bay of Fundy). Issued from ALERT directly.|
|Member – Ship Bulk Oil and Ship Non-Bulk Oil||$450 per Ship||Applicable to a ship as noted in CSA 2001 that navigates or engages in a marine activity only within ALERT’s GAR. Issued from ALERT directly.|
|Member – Ship Bulk Oil and Ship Non-Bulk Oil||$750 per Ship||
Applicable to a ship as noted in CSA 2001 that navigates or engages in a marine activity only within:
Current list of approved Bulk Oil Cargo Fees (BOCF)
|Bay of Fundy GAR||Oil other than Asphalt||14.00 ¢ per tonne|
|Asphalt||7.00 ¢ per tonne|