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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 82
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:33 p.m. to 5:29 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Zackery Shaver, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
Department of the Environment
• Heather McCready, Director General, Environmental Enforcement
• Michael Enns, Executive Director, Environmental Enforcement
• Marc Bernier, Director, Environmental Science and Technology Laboratories
• Carl E. Brown, Manager, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Department of Natural Resources
• Kim Kasperski, Director, Environmental Impacts, CanmetENERGY
• Christine Siminowski, Director, Canadian Oil, Refining and Energy Security Division, Energy Sector
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations
Royal Vopak
• Marina Spahlinger, Manager, Regulatory and Stakeholder Relations, Canada
• Joel Smith, Operations Manager, Province of Quebec, Vopak Terminals of Canada
Prince Rupert Port Authority
• Ken Veldman, Director, Public Affairs
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
• Peter Xotta, Vice-President, Planning and Operations
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast.

Marc Bernier, Gregory Lick and Kim Kasperski made statements and, with Heather McCready, Carl E. Brown and Christine Siminowski, answered questions.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $13,400, for the study of water quality, be adopted.

Department of the Environment
• Heather McCready, Director General, Environmental Enforcement
• Michael Enns, Executive Director, Environmental Enforcement
• Marc Bernier, Director, Environmental Science and Technology Laboratories
• Carl E. Brown, Manager, Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Department of Natural Resources
• Kim Kasperski, Director, Environmental Impacts, CanmetENERGY
• Christine Siminowski, Director, Canadian Oil, Refining and Energy Security Division, Energy Sector
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations
Royal Vopak
• Marina Spahlinger, Manager, Regulatory and Stakeholder Relations, Canada
• Joel Smith, Operations Manager, Province of Quebec, Vopak Terminals of Canada
Prince Rupert Port Authority
• Ken Veldman, Director, Public Affairs
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
• Peter Xotta, Vice-President, Planning and Operations
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast.

Ken Veldman, by videoconference from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Peter Xotta, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Marina Spahlinger made statements and, with Joel Smith, answered questions.

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee