Locomotive Emissions

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Transport Canada and the Railway Association of Canada for Reducing Locomotive Emissions 

On April 30, 2013, Transport Canada and the Railway Association of Canada signed a new MOU that provides a framework for addressing emissions in the Canadian rail sector covering the 2011 to 2015 period. In 2015, this MOU was extended by one year to 2016.

Locomotive Emissions Regulations

Developing Locomotive Emissions Regulations in Canada

Transport Canada is developing new regulations to reduce locomotive emissions under the Railway Safety Act. Part of this process includes consulting with the rail industry and environmental groups, provincial and territorial authorities, the Canadian public and other interested parties.

The steps are:

  1. Preliminary Consultations: Invite stakeholders and the public to share their views.
  2. Allow stakeholders and the public 75 days to submit their views.
  3. Review and consider these views.
  4. Draft the regulations.
  5. Pre-publication of Proposed Regulations – Formal Notice and Comment Period: Publish the proposed regulations and regulatory impact analysis statement in the Canada Gazette, Part I.
  6. Allow stakeholders and the public 90 days to provide formal feedback.
  7. Review and consider the feedback.
  8. Finalize the Regulations.
  9. Publication of Final Regulations: Publish the final regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
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