Marine Safety and Security Regulatory Engagement Opportunities

Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)

The Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) is Transport Canada's primary consultative body for marine matters. Participants include representatives of individuals and parties that have a recognized interest in boating and shipping concerning safety, recreational matters, navigation, marine pollution and response and marine security.

Subjects typically discussed include:

  • the development and acceptance of international conventions, regulations, codes, standards, and recommendations;
  • the development and implementation of national statutes, regulations, codes, standards, recommendations and procedures;
  • operations and services; and
  • any other matters related to marine safety, marine services, marine pollution prevention and response, and marine security.

National CMAC

Save the Date! The next national Canadian Marine Advisory Council conference is being planned for December 5th to 7th, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The most recently held national CMAC took place at the Shaw Center, located at 55 Colonel By Drive in Ottawa, from April 19 to 21, 2016.

There are nine Standing Committees to discuss issues and topics relative to their area and make recommendations for consideration.

Regional CMAC

Prairie and Northern Region

*NEW* The next Prairie & Northern Regional CMAC will be held on May 25 and 26, 2017 in Montreal.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Montreal located at 999 St-Urbain Street.

Registration for the event is required and must be submitted on or before May 16. To register and for more information, please email IBMS-SGIASecretariat@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

To submit agenda items please e-mail pnrmarine-administration-maritimepnr@tc.gc.ca.

Atlantic Region

The next Atlantic Regional CMAC will be held on March 16, 2017. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in Halifax Ballroom Salon A/B of the Halifax Marriott Harbour front Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax Nova Scotia.

Registration for the event is required. Please register here http://tc.sondages-surveys.ca/s/CMAC_AtlanticRegion/?l=en.

For more information or questions, please email TC.AtlCMAC-CCMCAtl.TC@tc.gc.ca.

Pacific Region

The next Pacific Regional CMAC will be held on March 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The meeting will be held in a new location at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre, Rooms 1400 – 1420, Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Registration for the event is required. Please register here http://tc.sondages-surveys.ca/s/CMAC_PAC2017/.

For more information or questions, please e-mail TC.PacificCMAC-CCMCPacifique.TC@tc.gc.ca.

Recently Published Regulations

The table below lists some notable marine safety and security related regulations published in the Canada Gazette in the last two years. For a full listing of items relating to transportation which have recently been published, please access the Recently in the Canada Gazette website maintained by the Department of Transport.

Canada Gazette – Part I

Regulation Title Date
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Canada Labour Code June 10, 2017
Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Marine Provisions) April 1, 2017
Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations March 11, 2017
Amendments to the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations February 18, 2017
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Labour Code December 24, 2016
Regulations Respecting Compulsory Insurance for Ships Carrying Passengers December 24, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations, 1996 December 3, 2016
Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations April 2, 2016
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations February 6, 2016
Vessel Fire Safety Regulations February 6, 2016
Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations and Making a Related Amendment February 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations January 9, 2016

Canada Gazette – Part II

Regulation Title Date
Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Canada Marine Act May 3, 2017
Regulations Amending the Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations April 29, 2017
Vessel Fire Safety Regulations February 22, 2017
Regulations Amending the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations February 22, 2017
Regulations Amending the Pacific Pilotage Tariff Regulations December 28, 2016
Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations October 19, 2016
Regulations Amending the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations July 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations – Newfoundland and Labrador Non-Compulsory Areas July 13, 2016
Regulations Amending the Great Lakes Pilotage Tariff Regulations and Making a Related Amendment May 18, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Regulations March 23, 2016
Regulations Amending the Atlantic Pilotage Tariff Regulations, 1996 March 23, 2016
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