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This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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It is illegal to discharge sewage, oil, or garbage into any Canadian waters. This is for very good reasons.

  • Sewage carries disease and other pollutants that are harmful to people, aquatic plants, and animals.
  • Garbage thrown into the water can injure swimmers and wildlife alike. It also can plug engine cooling water intakes.
  • Pollution is unsightly and takes away from your enjoyment of the water.

Pleasure craft operators need to be aware of the following regulations for sewage, oil, and garbage disposal in Canadian waters. The Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations prohibit throwing, discharging, or depositing any pollutants into Canadian waters.