Decision No. 645-W-1998

December 31, 1998

December 31, 1998

APPLICATION by Western Pulp Limited Partnership, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence to use the American tugs and barges“COLUMBIA”, “KILCHIS”, “MIKI HANA”, “SALISHAN”, “NATOMA”, “NAVAJO”, and “CAPT. LES EASOM”, to transport, on an as required basis, approximately 57,000 barrels of heavy fuel oil per voyage, up to a maximum of 400,000 barrels, from the Chevron Canada Limited refinery at Burnaby, British Columbia to Port Alice, British Columbia during the period commencing on January 1, 1999 and ending on December 31, 1999.

File Nos. W9125/W4/98-8

Western Pulp Limited Partnership has applied to the Minister of National Revenue for a licence to operate the service set out in the title. The matter was referred to the Canadian Transportation Agency on December 15, 1998.

The Canadian Transportation Agency conducted a search of the relevant portion of the marine industry and has determined pursuant to subsection 8(1) of the Coasting Trade Act that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to provide the service or perform the activities described in the application.

This determination will be provided to the Minister of National Revenue for any necessary action as provided for in the Coasting Trade Act.

This Decision does not constitute an authority to commence operations in respect of the service for which application has been made.

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