Engagement opportunity: marine safety and security regulations

Current status: Open

Why

This is an opportunity to attend meetings of the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and share your views on marine safety and security.

Who

The opportunity is open to government, the marine industry, unions and the general public.

What

You are invited to comment on changes to marine safety and security regulations by attending regional or national meetings of the CMAC.

The CMAC represents parties with an interest in shipping, navigation and marine pollution concerns. We advise the government on issues and opportunities related to marine safety and security, and release reports each year based on our findings.

Five regional CMAC meetings take place in the Pacific, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic, and Prairie and Northern regions. The national CMAC meeting is held in Ottawa and is made up of committees and working groups.

CMAC standing committees

Standing Committee on Construction and Equipment

This committee discusses topics involving:

  • lifesaving and fire equipment
  • structural and electrical requirements
  • load lines
  • hulls

Standing Committee on Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight

This committee discusses regulations, policies and initiatives related to the inspection and certification of Canadian non-pleasure vessels of all sizes.

Standing Committee on the Environment

This committee discusses environmental issues facing the marine sector in Canada, with a focus on Transport Canada’s regulatory program. Issues include:

  • pollution prevention
  • environmental response
  • compensation and liabilities
  • ballast water management
  • transfer of invasive species
  • climate change

Standing Committee on Fishing Vessel Safety

This committee discusses topics that involve:

  • design, construction, operation, compliance and crewing
  • certification and training requirements for crew

Standing Committee on Maritime Labour Standards

This committee was formed to address recent changes to the:

Standing Committee on Marine Security

This committee discusses marine transportation system security. It advises the federal government on domestic and international marine security initiatives.

Standing Committee on Navigation and Operations

This committee discusses:

  • navigation safety
  • ship radio communications
  • cargo and ship operations

Standing Committee on Personnel

This committee discusses:

  • crewing and certification
  • schools and training for marine personnel
  • medical examination requirements for marine personnel

Standing Committee on Recreational Boating

This committee discusses specific topics on recreational boating.

How to participate

There are two ways to participate in this engagement opportunity:

  1. Attend a CMAC meeting. Register using the When and where section below.
  2. Send your proposed agenda items to the CMAC Secretariat by email or mail.
    • All agenda submissions must include the reason for your submission and a detailed explanation of the agenda item you would like to include
    • We will accept your proposed agenda items up to six weeks before national and regional CMAC meetings
    • Late submissions will be added in a future agenda

You may also send us a request to receive updates on CMAC and to be added to the CMAC Secretariat stakeholder list.

When and where

We hold national and regional CMAC meetings each year.

Date Province/Territory City Details Participate
December 5 to 7, 2017 Ontario

Ottawa

Status: Open

National CMAC meeting
Shaw Centre, Ottawa
Register
October 4 , 2017 Ontario Hamilton Status: Closed

Ontario Regional CMAC
Closed
November 15 & 16, 2017 Nunavut
Iqaluit Status: Open

PNR Regional CMAC
Send me info
March 16, 2017 Nova Scotia Halifax Status: Closed

Atlantic Regional CMAC
Closed

Recently published marine regulations

Read about changes to marine safety and security–related regulations published in the Canada Gazette in the last two years.

Canada Gazette – Part I

Canada Gazette – Part II

Related information

Contact the Canadian Marine Advisory Council

Mailing address:

Transport Canada, Marine Safety and Security
330 Sparks Street
Tower C, 11th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N8

Email: cmac-ccmc@tc.gc.ca

 

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