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Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates Order (C.R.C., c. 1550)

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Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates Order

C.R.C., c. 1550

OCEANS ACT

Order Respecting Geographical Coordinates of Points from Which Baselines may be Determined

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the Territorial Sea Geographical Coordinates Order.

Interpretation

 In this Order,

Act

Act means the Territorial Sea and Fishing Zones Act; (Loi)

Area

Area, followed by a number, includes all islands and low-tide elevations adjacent to the Area followed by that number; (région)

C.H.S. Chart

C.H.S. Chart means Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart; (carte S.H.C.)

geographical coordinates of points

geographical coordinates of points means the latitude and longitude of points determined by reference to Columns II and III of Schedules I to IV. (coordonnées géographiques)

General

 The lists of geographical coordinates of points set out in Schedules I, II and III are hereby issued as lists of geographical coordinates of points from which baselines may be determined pursuant to the Act in respect of the Areas to which the Schedules relate.

  •  (1) In respect of the portions of Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for which the geographical coordinates of points are listed in Schedule I, the baselines are straight lines joining the points so listed.

  • (2) In respect of the portion of Area 2 for which the geographical coordinates of points are listed in Schedule II, the baseline is the low-water line along the coast joining the points so listed.

  • (3) In respect of the portions of Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 consisting of the islands named and the low-tide elevations described in Schedule III, the baselines are the low-water lines of the islands and of the low-tide elevations.

 The list of geographical coordinates of points set out in Parts I and II of Schedule IV is hereby issued as a list of geographical coordinates of points from which, in respect of the portion of Area 3 to which that Schedule relates, the territorial sea outer limit line may be determined, in substitution for the territorial sea outer limit line described in subsection 3(1) of the Act,

  • (a) by straight lines joining the points set out in Part I thereof; and

  • (b) by the geodesic line joining the points set out in Part II thereof.

  • SOR/93-51, s. 1
 

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