Regulatory Proposals under Development

  • Preliminary Consultation: Part 7 – Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)

    The Final Report and Recommendations of the Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF) were submitted to the Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and published online in December 2016. Transport Canada (TC) has reviewed the recommendations, and has developed proposals for regulatory amendments and supporting guidance material.

    Whether you are an individual interested on the topic, a first responder, a response organization or an ERAP holder, we are seeking your ideas on how we can further improve the ERAP program for the transportation of dangerous goods.

    From now until May 1st 2017, we invite you to share your:

    • Feedback on our proposed changes to ERAP requirements (Part 7) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
    • Ideas on how to develop guidance material that explains the regulations.

    You can review our proposals in the consultation document available online at The online consultation tool allows you to provide your input via direct online submission or by e-mail.

    The received feedback will be considered in the development of proposed regulatory amendments and guidance material. Once developed, the proposed amendments will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, for a 30-day comment period.

    Should you wish to reach us directly, or should you experience problems with the online link, please contact us by e-mail at, with the subject heading “Part 7 – Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)”.

    Regulatory Affairs Branch
    Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    Transport Canada
    Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5

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