Schedule of Proposed Regulations

The following “forward regulatory plan” includes a three-year look ahead of regulatory changes or actions that are under consideration by Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety group. These amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR) are developed under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA). This plan is intended to provide consumers, business, stakeholders, and trading partners advanced notice of an opportunity to provide input on potential regulations the department is considering. Please note, this plan does not represent a binding commitment to move forward with any regulatory change. 

The table below will be updated on a bi-yearly basis. Regulations for which the pre-publication has been completed are not included on this list. Anticipated dates are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Regulations Officer (RegulationsClerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca)

Title Description Status Anticipated
date for Consultation
Notes

Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations updates for prescribed classes of vehicles and importation of vehicles from the US and Mexico

Update the importation of vehicles requirements and allowances by clarifying the importation requirements for vehicles imported under section 11, allowing the importation of vehicles from Mexico and updating the requirements for the importation of vehicles sold at the retail level in the United States and adding a minimum speed threshold for vehicles

In drafting

Consultation in Canada Gazette, Part I

Expect publication 2017 Fall

Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations and Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seat Safety Regulations updates for Notice of Defect and Notice of Non-Compliance

Update the Notice of Defect and introduce requirements for Notice of Non-Compliance

In drafting

Consultation in Canada Gazette, Part I

Expect publication 2018 Winter

Quiet Vehicles

(CMVSS 141)

Propose regulations requiring electric and electric hybrid vehicles to have a system that creates a noise so that visually impaired persons are aware that these vehicles are operating nearby

Under development

2017 Fall

 

Child Restraint Regulation Omnibus

Update to the child restraint regulations to correct various concerns and to address Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations concern for wording "primary consequences"

Under development

2018 Winter

 

Vehicle to Vehicle Communications

(CMVSS 150)

Introduce new regulatory requirements for the communication between vehicles and for vehicle to infrastructure

Under development

2018 Fall

 

 

Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) program

Develop and propose an AMPS program in support of compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act

 

Note: This is dependent on passage of Bill S-2

Not yet started

2019 Winter

 

Notice of Defect Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) look-up tool

Introduce requirements for a Notice of Defect web-based look-up tool centered on the vehicle identification number (VIN) information

 

Note: This is dependent on passage of Bill S-2

Not yet started

2019 Winter

 

Record Acquisition and Maintenance

Develop and propose requirements for what records companies of a prescribed class would be required to acquire and maintain.

 

Note: This is dependent on passage of Bill S-2

Not yet started

2019 Winter

 

Major upgrade to the child restraint regulations

Introduce new side impact child restraint testing requirements and a new bench seat testing fixture for frontal impact testing of child restraints

Not yet started

2019 Fall

 

Bus structural integrity

Review the need to introduce large highway bus structural integrity requirements for bus roll over collisions. These requirements exist in the United Nations Regulations and the United States has proposed a similar regulation

Under development

2019 Fall

 

Electric Vehicles

(CMVSS 305)

Review the need to introduce regulatory requirements for electric vehicles based on the pending UN Global Technical Regulation

Under development

2019 Fall

UN Global Technical Regulation (GTR)

Phase I expected mid 2017

Vehicle Child Restraint Anchorage Requirements

(CMVSS 210.1 and 210.2)

Update and align the vehicle lower and tether anchorage performance and testing requirements with those of the US

Not yet started

2020 Spring

 

Hydrogen Fuel Safety

Introduce new regulatory requirements for hydrogen fuel safety based on the UN Global Technical Regulation

Not yet started

2020 Summer

Technical Regulation (GTR)

Phase I completed awaiting initiation of Phase II

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