Consultations

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List of consultations

Closing date Topic Title Description

2019-02-04

Marine

Proposed Amendments to the Navigation Safety Regulations

Transport Canada is proposing amendments to its Navigation Safety Regulations. We want to hear your feedback regarding these proposed changes.

2019-01-15

Marine

Key regulations under the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Transport Canada is proactively developing policies and other program tools to be implemented should Bill C-69 become law. We want to hear from you. Learn more about our proposed changes.

2018-12-11

Dangerous goods

Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released the draft of the update to safety standard CSA B625, "Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods" for a 60-day consultation period.

2018-11-30

Dangerous goods

Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of the updated safety standard CGSB-43.126, "Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods" for a 60-day consultation.

2018-12-03

Marine

Ports Modernization Review

We are initiating a national conversation to seek your views and ideas on how best to position Canada Port Authorities for the future.

2019-02-28

Marine

Hazardous and Noxious Substances

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we can better prepare for and respond to releases of hazardous and noxious substances into the marine environment.

2018-11-30

Aviation

Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations

To help inform the review process and make aviation regulations more flexible for your business while maintaining a high level of safety, we are asking for your input.

Closed

Aviation

Modernizing fees for Aeronautical Product Approvals

As part of Modernizing Transport Canada’s fees for services, we are proposing changes to aeronautical product design approvals fees, and we want your feedback.

Closed


Marine

Potential Legislative Changes

We are looking for your comments on the direction of potential legislative changes to improve marine safety and environmental protection in our waters.

Closed

Marine

Proactive Vessel Management

As a waterway user or coastal community resident, we wanted your feedback on the traffic issues and conflicts you face so we can develop measures for safe navigation and environmental protection in local waterways.

To be confirmed

Marine

Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness

Tell us what kind of information you think is useful to include in the development of a maritime awareness information system.

To be confirmed

Marine

Emergency Towing Needs for the West Coast

We are engaging Canadians as we consider increased emergency towing response, capacity and other possible long-term solutions for the West Coast.

Closed

Aviation

Lasers

We held preliminary consultations to hear from consumers, retailers, air travellers and businesses about the best way to protect the public from unsafe use of lasers.

Closed

Aviation

Drones

We asked for your feedback on how to support safe drone operations, tools fostering ongoing dialogue with the drone industry and stakeholders and promoting Canadian drone innovation.

Closed

Aviation

Evaluating the Air Travel Experience

We invited you to share your views as we work towards new regulations on collecting air travel performance data from air travel service providers.

Closed

Road

Vulnerable Road Users and Heavy Vehicles Safety Measures

To address the issue of safety concerns, the Vulnerable Road Users Steering Committee consulted on the Summary Report about the interaction between pedestrian/cyclists and heavy vehicles.

Closed

Marine

Requirements for Oil Spill Response Organizations

It was important for us to hear your ideas on how we could improve the regulations and standards for oil spill preparedness and response.

Closed

Aviation

Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

We wanted to hear your thoughts on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) that works to achieve carbon neutral growth for international aviation.

Closed

Marine

Pilotage Act Review

We wanted to know what you thought about Canada’s marine pilotage system and if you had suggestions on other ways to deliver safe pilotage services.

Closed

Marine

Understanding the Effects of Marine Vessel Activity on Coastal Environments

We are working with local stakeholders and coastal communities to better understand the effects of marine vessel activity on coastal environments.

Closed

Aviation

Car Seats on Planes

We asked what the public and industry thought about making Child Restraint Systems, such as car seats, mandatory on board commercial flights for children under 2 years old.

Closed

Road

International Bridges and Tunnels Act

We asked the public to comment on the proposed Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project. Approximately four hundred submissions were received, raising a number of issues and concerns.

Closed

Marine

Review of the St. Lawrence Seaway

We administered a review to examine further opportunities for increased economic and commercial development, the waterway's competitiveness and sustainability, and the Seaway's governance structure.

Closed

Dangerous goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification database

We conducted a preliminary consultation on the transportation of dangerous goods, and the requirements for collecting information to identify its transport.

Closed

Transportation

The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation

We coordinated an engagement process to inform the development of a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada that presented opportunities and advances in technology.

Closed

Road

Minimum Noise Requirements for Hybrid and Electric vehicles

We conducted a preliminary consultation on amending the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations to address minimum noise requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles since their silence is dangerous to those they share the road with.

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