Forward Regulatory Plan: 2018-2020

A forward regulatory plan is a public list or description of anticipated regulatory changes or actions that a department intends to bring forward or undertake in a specified time frame. It is intended to give consumers, business, other stakeholders and trading partners greater opportunity to inform the development of regulations and to plan for the future. It should be noted that this forward regulatory plan will be adjusted and updated over time as Transport Canada's operating environment also changes over time.

This plan provides information on planned and potential regulatory initiatives that Transport Canada expects to bring forward over the next two years. It also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.

  1. Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Standards) New
  2. Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations New
  3. Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Contaminated Runways) New
  4. Regulations Amending The Vessel Certificates Regulations New
  5. Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I & Iv - Approved Training Organizations) (ATO) (CAR 407) New
  6. Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations - International Harmonization Update And Part 12, Air New
  7. Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport Zoning Regulations New
  8. Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport Zoning Regulations New
  9. Marine Safety Fees Regulations Phase III New
  10. Navigable Waters Work Regulations New
  11. Administrative Monetary Penalty Regulations New
  12. Cost Recovery for Navigation Protection New
  13. Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Vin Lookup Tool And Information Gathering) New
  14. Regulations made under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Administrative Monetary Penalties) New
  15. Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Exemptions) New
  16. Environmental Response Regulations (Phase II) New
  17. Marine Safety Fees Regulations Phase II New
  18. Regulations Amending The Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations (Phase II) New
  19. Regulations Amending The Small Vessel Regulations (Phase II) – Construction New
  20. Regulations Amending The Small Vessels Regulations - Licensing New
  21. Regulations Amending The Vessel Pollution And Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (Includes Tanker Inspection Safety Requirements And TP 11960) New
  22. Special Purpose Vessel Regulations New
  23. Cost Recovery For Marine Insurance Certificates New
  24. Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canadian Update Part 1 - Packaging) New
  25. Fredericton International Airport Zoning Regulations New
  26. Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Medical Validity Periods) New
  27. Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations (Client Identification Database) New
  28. Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Incorporation By Reference Of Safety Standard - Containers For Transport Of Dangerous Goods By Rail)
  29. Air Travel Stakeholders Performance Data Collection Regulations (Phase I)
  30. Regulations Respecting Fees for the Review of Arrangements Involving Transportation Undertakings Providing Air Services
  31. Rescindment of section.238 of Canadian Aviation Security Regulations (to recognize alignment of requirement under Preclearance Act)
  32. Amendments to Canadian Aviation Security Regulations 2012 for Locked Checked Baggage
  33. Regulation Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Emergency Locator Transmitters – (ELT))
  34. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, III and VI to VIII — Water Airports)
  35. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  36. Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Part III - Airside Access and Vehicle Control)
  37. Fee Modernization Proposal for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Means of Containment Facilities Registration Program
  38. Heritage Wreck Regulations
  39. Passenger Rail Transportation Security Regulations
  40. Environmental Response Regulations (Phase I)
  41. Regulations Amending The Marine Personnel Regulations
  42. Regulations Amending the Fishing Vessels Safety Regulations (Construction Requirements)
  43. Regulations Amending the Vessel Certificates Regulations
  44. Regulations Amending the Small Vessel Regulations (Phase II)
  45. Regulation Amending the Navigation Safety Regulations
  46. Regulations Amending the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations
  47. Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2018 Submission)
  48. Vessel Construction and Equipment Regulations
  49. Regulations Amending the Safety Management Regulations
  50. Quiet Vehicles Regulations
  51. Yellowknife Airport Zoning Regulations
  52. Locomotive Voice & Video Recorder Regulations
  53. Railway Employee Qualification And Training Standards Regulations
  54. Fatigue Management Regulations
  55. Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations - Part 6, Training

Regulatory Initiatives that have already been published in the Canada Gazette Part 1 can be found at the "Recently in the Canada Gazette" page

Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Standards) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To implement the new International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) CO2 emissions standards.

Description: The proposed amendments will reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions, the new ICAO CO2 emissions standards for aeroplanes takes effect on January 1, 2020. In order to comply with the new standards, Canada needs to amend the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 521). The amendments will include an enabling Regulation which will reference the new Volume III and the new CO2 emissions standards. Aeroplanes will need to be certified against the new CO2 emissions standards.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The proposed amendments will be sent to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Committee members as a Notice of Proposed Amendment for consultation by the end of 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2019

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To amend the Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations.

Description: The proposed amendments to the Regulations will apply to the lands adjacent to and in the vicinity of the Vancouver International Airport and will restrict certain land uses that may be incompatible with the operation of the airport.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Pacific Region

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

There is primary consultation with stakeholders prior to pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I. This consultation period is anticipated to commence in late 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019

Departmental contact

Pierre Ruel
Chief, Flight Standards Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-998-9855
Email: Pierre.Ruel@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Contaminated Runways) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance aviation safety by requiring airline air operators to utilize performance information in conditions of wet and contaminated runways.

Description: This proposed amendments introduces modifications to the CARs pertaining to wet and contaminated runways for airline operations (CAR 705). Wet or contaminated runways are a serious hazard to aviation safety; these conditions, when not taken into account, can result in incidents or accidents (e.g., runway overruns).

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The proposed amendments will be sent to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Committee members as a Notice of Proposed Amendment for consultation in late 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Vessel Certificates Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: The amendments are required to modernize and enhance vessel inspection and certification regimes under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

Description: This regulatory initiative will consolidate inspection requirements currently included in various regulations and adopt principles set out in the international harmonized system of survey and certification code. It will also implement a coordinated system of inspection and certification in Canada for vessels subject to mandatory certification inspections, and enact a system of compliance reporting and risk based inspection for vessels not subject to mandatory certification inspections.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (2001, C. 26)

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Stakeholder consultations were conducted through the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) during the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I & Iv - Approved Training Organizations) (ATO) (CAR 407) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To harmonize the Canadian Regulations regarding training organizations with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Description: These proposed amendments would introduce the components necessary for the certification of Canadian approved training organizations (ATOs), which will be responsible for conducting the training towards the issuance of a multi-crew pilot license (MPL).

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I by mid-2020.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy and Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations - International Harmonization Update And Part 12, Air New

Description of the objective

Objective: To improve safety requirements by updating provisions for the transportation of dangerous goods by air in Canada and to harmonize the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations with International codes.

Description: The proposed Regulations would:

  • clarify the scope of "limited access";
  • incorporate equivalency certificates for certain dangerous goods transported by air, such as bear spray and some gases;
  • align more closely with the Canadian Aviation Regulations for aerial work;
  • update exemptions specific to the air mode, e.g. for emergency response activities including aerial firefighting; and
  • harmonize requirements with the latest version of United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Targeted consultations on air provisions took place from February to April 2016. Broader web-based consultations on the proposed path forward for Part 12 and potential amendments took place in spring and summer 2017.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Executive Director, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Regulatory Affairs and International Engagement Branch
Tel.: 613-949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport Zoning Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: Amending the Regulations would protect civil aviation safety at the Saskatoon airport as it grows and develops by ensuring that surrounding developments (e.g., buildings) do not interfere with safe operation of the airport or aircraft. The proper name of the airport would also be reflected in the amended Regulations, to reflect the airport's full name as the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport. A further objective of the proposed amendments is to ensure future safe operations of aircraft with additional airport certification safety requirements.

Description: The proposed amendments to the Regulations applies to land adjacent to and in the vicinity of the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport and restrict certain land uses that may be incompatible with the operation of the airport.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

There will be primary consultation with stakeholders prior to pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I. This consultation period is anticipated to commence in late 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019

Departmental contact

Pierre Ruel
Chief, Flight Standards
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-998-9855
Email: Pierre.Ruel@tc.gc.ca

Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport Zoning Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To amend the Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport Zoning Regulations.

Description: The proposed amendments to the Regulations will apply to the lands adjacent to and in the vicinity of the Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport and restrict certain land uses that may be incompatible with the operation of the airport.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

There will be primary consultation with stakeholders prior to pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I. This consultation period is anticipated to commence in early 2020.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Pierre Ruel
Chief, Flight Standards, Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-998-9855
Email: Pierre.Ruel@tc.gc.ca

Marine Safety Fees Regulations Phase III New

Description of the objective

Objective: To set out the fees in respect of services performed by the Marine Safety and Security Branch of the Department of Transport Canada.

Description: These Regulations will incorporate fees for the Marine Insurance Unit.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (2001, C. 26)

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary feedback sessions are planned for November 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2020

Departmental contact

Lucie Bergeron
Manager, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-993-4376
Email: Lucie.Bergeron@tc.gc.ca

Navigable Waters Work Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To increase compliance and navigation safety by developing a consistent framework of requirements for works that interfere with the public right to navigation.

Description: The proposed Regulations would update, consolidate and modernize existing bridges and other works Regulations. Currently, amendments to the Navigation Protection Act are moving through the Parliamentary process. Should the amendments become law, changes would also align regulatory oversight of works with the requirements set out in a new Canadian Navigable Waters Act.

Enabling Act: Navigable Waters Protection Act (R.S., 1985, C. N-22)

BPR : Navigation Protection Program

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nancy Harris
Executive Director, Indigenous Reconciliation and Navigation Protection
Tel. : 613- 990-0318
NPPHQ-PPNAC@tc.gc.ca

Administrative Monetary Penalty Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance the navigation protection system’s enforcement regime by introducing administrative monetary penalties.

Description: The proposed Regulations would establish an Administrative Monetary Penalty regime for the Navigation Protection Act. The Regulations would: Establish penalties for each violation; establish criteria to be considered in determining the amount of the penalty if a range of penalties is established; classify each violation as a minor violation, a serious violation or a very serious violation, and articulate the circumstances and criteria by which the amount of a penalty may be increased or reduced.

Enabling Act: Navigable Waters Protection Act (R.S., 1985, C. N-22)

BPR : Navigation Protection Program

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nancy Harris
Executive Director, Indigenous Reconciliation and Navigation Protection
Tel. : 613- 990-0318
NPPHQ-PPNAC@tc.gc.ca

Cost Recovery for Navigation Protection New

Description of the objective

Objective: To enable the Minister of Transport to recover costs incurred by Transport Canada for services provided by the Navigation Protection Program.

Description: The proposed Regulations would introduce fees for services provided by the Navigation Protection Program. Services could include the review and approval of works in navigable waters and the review and processing of applications for exemptions to prohibited activities (e.g., dewatering a navigable water).

Enabling Act: Navigable Waters Protection Act (R.S., 1985, C. N-22)

BPR : Navigation Protection Program

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nancy Harris
Executive Director, Indigenous Reconciliation and Navigation Protection
Tel. : 613- 990-0318
NPPHQ-PPNAC@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Vin Lookup Tool And Information Gathering) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To provide consumers with a tool to verify safety recalls affecting their specific vehicle with the aim of increasing recall completion rates, as well as to establish early warning reporting requirements.

Description: The proposed amendments to the Regulations will introduce requirements for a Notice of Defect web-based look-up tool centered on the vehicle identification number (VIN) information. The amendments will also propose requirements for what records companies would be required to acquire and maintain for the prescribed classes of vehicles.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1993, C. 16)

BPR : Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the E-mailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply email – RegulationsClerk-ASFB:Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Transport Canada will seek input from interested Canadians on the proposed Regulations through a 75-day public consultation period expected to be held in mid-2019 through the Let’s Talk Transportation platform: https://letstalktransportation.ca/.

It is anticipated that there will be a 75-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2020

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: 613-998-1956
Email: Regulationsclerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Regulations made under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Administrative Monetary Penalties) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To develop and introduce an administrative monetary penalty program in support of compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA).

Description: Bill S-2 amended the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) requirements by adding new provisions and authorities for issuing administrative monetary penalties. The proposed Regulations would introduce the requirements for the new administrative monetary penalty program.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) (1993, C. 16)

BPR : Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. This Regulation Plan is updated several times per year. Comments or questions in regards to the Motor Vehicle Safety regulation plan are accepted at any time. The Motor Vehicle Safety group meets with many associations each year and this Regulation Plan is used as the basis for the meetings. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the e-mailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply email – RegulationsClerk-ASFB:Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca.

Transport Canada will seek input from interested Canadians on the proposed Regulations through a 75-day public consultation period expected to be held in mid-2019 through the Let’s Talk Transportation platform: https://letstalktransportation.ca/.

It is anticipated that there will be a formal consultation process of 75-days following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I expected to take place in mid-2020.

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: 613-998-1956
Email: Regulationsclerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Under The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Exemptions) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To update the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR) exemption requirements to be in line with Bill S-2 Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) amendments.

Description: Bill S-2 amended the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) exemption requirements by removing the vehicle production quantity limitations and financial hardship wording and added flexibility to the exemption process. The proposed amendments to the Regulations will align the MVSR with the new vehicle exemption process.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) (1993, C. 16)

BPR : Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the e-mailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply email – RegulationsClerk-ASFB:Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca.

Transport Canada will seek input from interested Canadians on the proposed regulations through a 75-day public consultation period expected to be held in mid-2019 through the Let’s Talk Transportation platform: https://letstalktransportation.ca/.

It is anticipated that there will be a formal consultation process of 75-days following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I expected to take place in mid-2020.

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: 613-998-1956
Email: Regulationsclerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Environmental Response Regulations (Phase II) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To improve the effectiveness of Canada’s Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime for vessels and oil handling facilities while transferring oil to and from ships, through enhanced preparedness, planning, oversight, and increased compliance and enforcement activities by Transport Canada.

Description: There are two parts to these Regulations. Phase I (underway) repeals and replaces Part II of the existing Response Organizations and Oil Handling Facilities Regulations and the Environmental Response Arrangements Regulations in their entirety. The proposed Regulations (Phase II) will repeal Part I of the existing Organizations and Oil Handling Facilities Regulations, and migrate the remaining provisions to the new regulations.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

General feedback sessions have been ongoing via the Canadian Marine Advisory Council meetings (last was in fall 2017).

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Elizabeth Werszko, Manager Marine Safety and Security
Tel: 613-993-9233
Email: elizabeth.werzko@tc.gc.ca

Marine Safety Fees Regulations Phase II New

Description of the objective

Objective: To set out the fees in respect of services performed by the Marine Safety and Security Branch of the Department of Transport Canada.

Description: These Regulations will incorporate fees for Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight (DVRO), Ship Radio, Marine Technical Review Board (MTRB) and Marine Cargo Inspections.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary feedback sessions occurred in June 2018 for the Marine Cargo business line. Preliminary feedback sessions for Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight (DVRO), Ship Radio, Marine Technical Review Board (MTRB) are planned for November 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Lucie Bergeron
Manager, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-993-4376
Email: Lucie.Bergeron@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations (Phase II) New

Description of the objective

Objective: The proposed Regulations will address the construction requirements for small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length or less than 150 gross tonnage. The amendments also respond to outstanding Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recommendations.

Description: This regulatory initiative is part of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regulatory reform project and is the second phase for the changes to the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations (now called the Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations - due to a name change under phase I amendments).

The Regulations contain provisions for the construction of small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length and less than 150 gross tonnage.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations have been conducted since 2016 with a stakeholder discussion document.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development,
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Small Vessel Regulations (Phase II) – Construction New

Description of the objective

Objective: The proposed Regulations will fill the space between the existing Small Vessel Regulations (SVR) and the proposed Vessel Construction and Equipment Regulations (VCERs). The SVR (Construction) will be applicable to the majority of the Canadian inspected vessels fleet and to all types of commercial vessels up to 24 meters, excluding fishing vessels, and also to vessels less than 15 GT but carrying more than 12 meters.

Description: The proposed Regulations will modernize construction and safety equipment requirements for vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage (upper limit of current SVR) and 24 meters (lower limit of proposed VCER).

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultation occurred during fall 2017 and spring 2018 at the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and independent consultation through the Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development,
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Small Vessels Regulations - Licensing New

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance the pleasure craft licensing system.

Description: The proposed Regulations would ensure that Canadians, coasts and waterways are better protected from vessels of concern through introduction of preventative and remediation/removal measures involving multiple partners, including local communities.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts,

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations occurred in fall 2017 and spring 2018 Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) stakeholder sessions by the Oceans Protection Plan /Environmental Policy consultation unit with targeted stakeholders.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-days comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development,
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Vessel Pollution And Dangerous Chemicals Regulations (Includes Tanker Inspection Safety Requirements And TP 11960) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To update the Regulations in order to achieve the following objectives: meeting the most current provisions under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) convention reflecting United States Coast Guard requirements for when Canadian vessels are in American waters of the Great Lakes for disposal of cargo residues, addressing concerns of small vessel owners about sewage discharge requirements when operating in coastal waters; and implementing new requirements for annual inspections and certification of tankers.

Description: The proposed Regulations will implement recent changes to MARPOL and resolve some technical issues. These changes include new provisions for managing garbage generated by vessels and a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in Artic waters

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-days comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Elizabeth Werszko
Manager, Policy Advisor, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3547
Email: Elizabeth.Werszko@tc.gc.ca

Special Purpose Vessel Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To review provisions regarding swift water rescue certificates and credentials to enhance marine safety.

Description: The proposed amendments to the special-purpose vessels Regulations, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act 2001, were recommended by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR). Transport Canada (TC) committed to make the required amendments where applicable. Some amendments are being made through a departmental Miscellaneous Amendments Request (MAR), but there are two items from the SJC letter that are required further policy review. Marine Safety and Security has committed to making the amendments by 2019. These are proposed changes to: Section 11 to “amend the provision to specify the competency of the organization that issued the swift water rescue certificate”. Marine Safety and Security would amend the provision by adding the credentials of the body omitting the swift water rescue certificate.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30 day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development,
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Cost Recovery For Marine Insurance Certificates New

Description of the objective

Objective: To enable cost recovery for marine insurance certificates issued by TC.

Description: The proposed Regulations would implement user fees for marine insurance certificates for the Civil Liability Convention and the Bunkers Convention as part of a cost recovery initiative. User fees are also anticipated for marine insurance certificates for the Wreck Removal Convention and the Hazardous as well as Noxious Substances Convention once these Conventions come into force in Canada.

Enabling Act: Marine Liability Act (2001, C. 6) / Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act (Bill C-64)

BPR : Cost Recovery

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Initial consultations with marine associations are estimated to begin by late 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I estimated for mid-2020.

Departmental contact

François Marier
Manager/Senior Policy Advisor
International Marine Policy
Telephone: 613-993-4895
Email: francois.marier@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canadian Update Part 1 - Packaging) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To update requirements for packaging used to transport dangerous goods and to increase reciprocity between Canada and the United States in order to reduce the administrative burden on industry.

Description: The proposed amendments seek to: Introduce the concept of “packaging” to provide greater direction as to the selection, use, scope and application of the various dangerous goods packaging standards; and address comments received from stakeholders in order to clarify domestic requirements, such as special cases and exemptions.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

A preliminary consultation with stakeholders was posted on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods’ website in December 2016 for a 70-day comment period.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in September 2020.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Executive Director, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Regulatory Affairs and International Engagement Branch
Tel.: 613-949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Fredericton International Airport Zoning Regulations New

Description of the objective

Objective: To amend the Fredericton Airport Zoning Regulations.

Description: The proposed amendments to the Regulations will apply to the lands adjacent to and in the vicinity of the Fredericton International Airport and restrict certain land uses that may be incompatible with the operation of the airport.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

There will be a primary consultation with stakeholders prior to pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I. This consultation period is anticipated to commence in early 2020.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in 2020

Departmental contact

Pierre Ruel
Chief, Flight Standards, Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-998-9855
Email: Pierre.Ruel@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Canadian Aviation Regulations (Medical Validity Periods) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To specify instances where the Minister can disregard a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner’s (CAMEs) recommendation to shorten the validity period of a medical certificate.

Description: The proposed amendments will outline the criteria that the Minister can disregard a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner’s (CAMEs) recommendation to shorten the validity period of a medical certificate. This proposed amendments is in response to an issue raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act (R.S., 1985, C. A-2)

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The proposed amendments were sent to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Committee members as part of Notice of Proposed Amendment for consultation in 2018 on August 17, 2018. The consultation period closed on September 21, 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy And Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations (Client Identification Database) New

Description of the objective

Objective: To improve Transport Canada’s ability to identify, monitor, and address the risks of unknown operations related to the transportation of dangerous goods.

Description: The proposed amendments would introduce a new requirement for businesses involved in the transportation of dangerous goods to register and provide information on their dangerous goods activities. This information will assist Transport Canada in monitoring activities related to the transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) and is expected to provide a broader evidence base to enable the department to improve its inspections regimes from a risk-based lens.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

From February 19 to April 16, 2018, Transport Canada conducted a 60 day online consultation on the TC website (https://letstalktransportation.ca/cid).

In addition, in March 2018, TC representatives held six face-to-face stakeholder engagement sessions in the following cities and TDG administrative regions: Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary. A webinar session was also held with stakeholders in Winnipeg.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Executive Director, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Regulatory Affairs and International Engagement Branch
Tel.: 613-949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Incorporation By Reference Of Safety Standard - Containers For Transport Of Dangerous Goods By Rail)

Description of the objective

Objective: To reinforce railway safety by adopting changes from the 2018 edition of containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard (TP 14877).

Description: The proposed amendments seek to: Reduce the risks associated with rail transportation of toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) substances by requiring all tank cars used to transport TIH substances to be constructed of normalized steel and extend its current service life from 20 years to 50 years, and consolidate and clarify the requirements found in Protective Direction (PD) 34, PD 37, PD 38, and the corrigendum to reduce confusion for stakeholders.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations on the updated Safety Standard, Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, TP 14877, were held on March 1, 2016 for a 30 day comment period and on March 31, 2017, for a 30-day comment period on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods’ website.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Executive Director, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Regulatory Affairs and International Engagement Branch
Tel.: 613-949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Air Travel Stakeholders Performance Data Collection Regulations (Phase I)

Description of the objective

Objective: To develop a regulatory requirement for air carriers, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and NAV CANADA to provide data in support of monitoring and publishing reports on air passenger experience and data related to passenger rights created by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Description: The proposed Regulations would require air carriers, CATSA and NAV CANADA to provide data with direct correlation to the new air passenger protection framework, and that is highly relevant to passengers making travel decisions. The data collected would focus on flight delays and cancellations, tarmac delays, denied boarding’s, lost and damaged baggage, airline complaints, security screening wait times, and NAV CANADA movements.

Enabling Act: Canada Transportation Act

BPR : Air Policy

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Canadian and foreign air carriers were consulted from May to August 2018. General public consultations were held on https://letstalktransportation.ca between June and August 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Greg Zawadzki Director, National Air Services Policy
Air Policy
Tel.: 613-993-4361
Email: Greg.Zawadzki@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Respecting Fees for the Review of Arrangements Involving Transportation Undertakings Providing Air Services

Description of the objective

Objective: To enable the Minister of Transport to recover a portion of costs, associated with private benefits, incurred by Transport Canada for assessments of air carrier joint ventures.

Description: The proposed Regulations would require level one air carriers applying for approval of a joint venture to pay an initial application fee when an application is submitted to the Minister. The initial application fee would enable Transport Canada to assess whether there are significant public interest considerations that warrant further assessment. If further assessment is warranted, the proposed Regulations would require that the applicants pay an assessment fee. Following the initial assessment, if the Minister deems that the proposed joint venture would not raise significant public interest concerns, further assessment would not be undertaken and applicants would not be required to pay the proposed assessment fee. Non-level one air carriers would be exempt from the aforementioned fees.

Enabling Act: Canada Transportation Act

BPR : Air Policy

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Stakeholder consultations with Canadian air carriers and national and international air associations took place in June and July 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Greg Zawadzki Director, National Air Services Policy
Air Policy
Tel.: 613-993-4361
Email: Greg.Zawadzki@tc.gc.ca

Rescindment of section.238 of Canadian Aviation Security Regulations (to recognize alignment of requirement under Preclearance Act)

Description of the objective

Objective: To re-align policing requirements for preclearance areas under the Preclearance Act.

Description: The proposed amendments would rescind Section. 238 of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CASRs) while simultaneously promulgating the requirement in new Regulations under Preclearance Act.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act and Preclearance Act

BPR : Aviation Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Affected airport authorities and other industry stakeholders have been briefed on this provision in the future Land, Rail, Marine and Air Preclearance Agreement.

Public Safety has lead on the regulatory package to implement the Preclearance Agreement. Public Safety is currently aiming for late 2018 for consultations.

Departmental contact

Francine Massicotte, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor, Aviation Security,
Tel.: 613-949-4349
Email: Francine.Massicotte@tc.gc.ca

Amendments to Canadian Aviation Security Regulations 2012 for Locked Checked Baggage

Description of the objective

Objective: To legally authorize the Canadian Air Transport Authority (CATSA) to use force to break a lock or seal on checked baggage when additional screening is required.

Description: The proposed amendments would allow CATSA, rather than the airline, to break a lock or seal on checked baggage when it is necessary to do so to complete the screening process.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Aviation Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The department held a public consultation in 2014 to seek input about the proposal from aviation security stakeholders and the general public.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Francine Massicotte, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor, Aviation Security
Tel.: 613-949-4349
Email: Francine.Massicotte@tc.gc.ca

Regulation Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Emergency Locator Transmitters – (ELT))

Description of the objective

Objective: The overall objectives of the proposed regulatory amendments are to safeguard aviation safety in Canada by ensuring that Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT) on Canadian aircraft are transmitting at the monitored 406 MHz frequency.

Description: The proposed amendments will make the 406 MHz ELT mandatory for aircraft which are currently required to carry ELT(s). One year of implementation time will be provided for commercial aircraft owners and 604 private operators and a five year implementation time frame will be provided for non-commercial aircraft owners who use their aircraft for recreation. Additionally, it is proposed the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to incorporate the current exemption which provides relief to Canadian Installers of 406 MHz capable ELTs from complying with the avionics specialized maintenance requirements of section 571.04 of the CARs.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This proposed regulation was sent to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council members as a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) for consultation on June 11, 2015. The comment period ended on September 11, 2015.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy And Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Parts I, III and VI to VIII — Water Airports)

Description of the objective

Objective: To establish the criteria under which a water aerodrome can become certified as an airport.

Description: These proposed amendments would establish the aerodrome safety components necessary for a water aerodrome to be certified as an airport.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

The proposed amendments will be sent to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Committee members as a Notice of Proposed Amendment for consultation in late 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy And Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Runway End Safety Area (RESA)

Description of the objective

Objective: To reduce passenger risk exposure and severity of damage to aircraft as a result of the aircraft undershooting (landing short) or overrunning (landing long) a runway.

Description: The proposed amendments would require the installation of Runway End Safety Area (RESA), or an equivalent system at the end of each runway at specified Canadian airports. These proposed amendments will better align Canada with the most current International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Stakeholder consultation took place in 2016 via the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy And Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Part III - Airside Access and Vehicle Control)

Description of the objective

Objective: To provide a formal and consistent approach across all Canadian airports with regards to airside access and vehicle control planning and to improve procedures through training requirements for vehicle operators who operate on the airside at Canadian airports.

Description: The proposed amendments would introduce standardized procedures for the management of airside vehicular and pedestrian traffic on aprons and maneuvering areas at Canadian airports, thereby addressing a Transportation Safety Board Watchlist item.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Civil Aviation

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada had initially consulted stakeholders on this initiative in 2002 through the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) and has since kept industry apprised of the development of this initiative.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2019.

Departmental contact

Nicholas Robinson
Director, Policy And Regulatory Services
Civil Aviation
Tel.: 613-990-1322
Email: Nicholas.Robinson@tc.gc.ca

Fee Modernization Proposal for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Means of Containment Facilities Registration Program

Description of the objective

Objective: To enable the Minister of Transport to recover a portion of costs incurred by Transport Canada for the registration of Means of Containment facilities.

Description: The proposed amendments introduce fees for means of containment registrants.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council was used to raise general awareness of Transport Canada’s Cost Recovery initiative in May 2018.

Preliminary consultation with registered means of containment facilities and manufacturers will take place in fall 2018.

Detailed stakeholder consultations on a fee proposal and associated regulatory changes are anticipated to occur in early 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Michel Béland
Executive Director, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Regulatory Affairs and International Engagement Branch
Tel.: 613-949-2385
Email: Michel.Beland@tc.gc.ca

Heritage Wreck Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: The proposed Regulations would provide legal protection and preservation of wrecks in all Canadian waters that have heritage value. These regulations would also establish a legal framework to support Canada’s ratification of international agreements that would help to protect wreck sites at the international level, including sites that contain human remains.

Description: The proposed Regulations will be developed and implemented by Parks Canada with the support of Transport Canada. They will define wrecks that have heritage value, exempt heritage wrecks from salvage, define permitting requirements for activities directed at heritage wrecks, and authorize the designation of enforcement officers and specify their powers.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Environmental Policy and Environmental Programs with Parks Canada

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Parks Canada Agency will seek input from interested Canadians on the proposed Regulations through public consultations to be held in 2018. Consultations will include communications with key stakeholders and opportunities for the public to comment online through a Parks Canada Agency consultation website.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Nancy Harris
Executive Director, Regulatory Stewardship & Aboriginal Affairs
Tel. : 613- 990-0318
Nancy.Harris@tc.gc.ca

Michelle Sanders
Director, Clean Water Policy
Environmental Policy
Tel.: 613- 949-2753
Michelle.Sanders@tc.gc.ca

Passenger Rail Transportation Security Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To introduce a regulatory framework to enhance the security of passenger rail transportation in Canada.

Description: The proposed Regulations would introduce requirements for passenger rail companies, including: Security risk assessments; Security plans that address the assessed risks; Security training for employees (security awareness training as well as security plan training for those with responsibilities under the plan or security roles or responsibilities); Security inspections of passenger trains and cars; Security exercises; Rail security coordinators; and Security incident reporting to Transport Canada.

Enabling Act: Railway Safety Act

BPR : Intermodal Surface, Security and Emergency Preparedness

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations with the railway industry took place across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg) between fall 2016 and winter 2016/2017.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Crystal Laine
Manager, Surface and Inter-Modal Security Policy, Intermodal Surface, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Tel.: 613-993-7503
Email: Crystal.Laine@tc.gc.ca

Environmental Response Regulations (Phase I)

Description of the objective

Objective: To improve the effectiveness of Canada’s Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime, through its capacity and preparedness to respond to marine incidents.

Description: The proposed Regulation will deal with matters related to the pollution prevention and response to marine spills from vessels and oil handling facilities. These proposed Regulations will be in line with the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and will include changes reflected in Bill C-3 which was passed in Parliament in December 2014. These proposed Regulations will repeal and replace Part 2 of the existing Response Organizations and Oil Handling Facilities Regulations and the Environmental Response Arrangements Regulations in its entirety.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The consultation process took place from May 1 to July 4, 2016, through the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC). The Regional Transport Canada offices forwarded the proposed package directly to Oil Handling Facilities for stakeholder response.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2018.

Departmental contact

Elizabeth Werszko
Manager, Policy Advisor, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3547
Email: Elizabeth.Werszko@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Marine Personnel Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To bring Canada’s regulatory regime in line with three major conventions to which Canada is a signatory.

Description: The proposed amendments has three conventions that are driving this regulatory amendments project:

  1. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and its associated Codes, adopted at the International Marine Organization’s Manila Conference on June 25, 2010, set the standards of competence for seafarers internationally and must be implemented in Canadian Regulations in order to achieve full compliance with the STCW by January 1, 2017;
  2. The International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), which was ratified on September 29, 2011 and came into force on September 29, 2012; and
  3. 2014 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This regulatory project has been presented at every National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2015. The latest consultation date occurred at CMAC once again at the Personnel Standing Committee on April 20, 2016.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2019.

Departmental contact

Scott Weatherdon
Chief, Regulatory Issues
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-990-1704
Email: Scott.Weatherdon@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Fishing Vessels Safety Regulations (Construction Requirements)

Description of the objective

Objective: To address construction requirements for small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length or less than 150 gross tonnage. The amendments also respond to outstanding Transportation Safety Board recommendations.

Description: The proposed Regulatory initiative is part of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 regulatory reform project and is the second phase for the changes to the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations (now called the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations, due to a name change under Phase I amendments). The Regulations contain provisions for the construction of small fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length and less than 150 gross tonnage.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultations will be ongoing throughout the process. Face-to-face consultations will take place at the 2018 Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting(s).

Consultations were held during the information sessions for Phase I implementation during fall 2016 and winter 2017. The consultations were held coast-to-coast with two sessions in the Atlantic region, one in the Pacific region, one in Quebec, one in the Prairie and Northern Region, and one in the Ontario region. This was a joint information session with the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development,
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Vessel Certificates Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To modernize and enhance vessel inspection and certification regimes under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

Description: The proposed amendments initiative will consolidate inspection requirements currently included in various regulations and adopt principles set out in the international Harmonized System of Survey and Certification code. It will also implement a coordinated system of inspection and certification in Canada for vessels subject to mandatory certification inspections.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This regulatory project was presented at every National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2013.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Small Vessel Regulations (Phase II)

Description of the objective

Objective: To modernize construction and safety equipment requirements for vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage.

Description: The proposed amendments will modernize construction and safety equipment requirements for vessel of more than 15 gross tonnage (upper limit of current Small Vessel Regulations) and 24 meters (lower limit of proposed Vessel Construction Equipment Regulations).

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulation Amending the Navigation Safety Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To consolidate several navigation and radio communication Regulation into one Navigation Safety Regulations, and to provide an opportunity to for new requirements that will address safety issues and any existing problem areas.

Description: The proposed amendments would consolidate ten existing Marine Safety and Security regulations into one comprehensive regulation that will include all information related to navigation safety and radio communications. This consolidation will (i) expand the carriage of safety equipment to reduce risks, facilitate search and rescue operations, and provide greater protection of the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and the Southern Resident Killer Whale; (ii) incorporate by reference any applicable amendments and updates to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) (Chapters IV and V); (iii) review and correct any problem areas; and (iv) respond to recommendations made by the Chief Coroner for the Leviathan II marine incident, the Transportation Safety Board, the Auditor General, and the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations have taken place over the last few years.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2019.

Departmental contact

Elizabeth Werszko
Manager, Policy Advisor, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3547
Email: Elizabeth.Werszko@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens into Canadian ecosystems by amending the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations to align them with the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), which entered into force on September 8, 2017.

Description: Transport Canada is proposing to: 1. Make the Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) applicable to vessels operating in Canadian waters, in order to give full and complete effect to the provisions of the Convention and its accompanying documents, so as to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the introduction of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments. 2. Take measures to prevent, reduce or eliminate the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments. 3. Amend the previous Regulations by covering all important provisions that are required to bring the Convention into force in Canada.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2019.

Departmental contact

Elizabeth Werszko
Manager, Policy Advisor, Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3547
Email: Elizabeth.Werszko@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2018 Submission)

Description of the objective

Objective: To correct errors in the regulations and address issues identified by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR).

Description: The proposed amendments will amend incorrect geographical coordinates listed in the Schedules and will also address outstanding issues identified by the SJCSR.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultation are conducted at the local level by the applicants.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2019.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Vessel Construction and Equipment Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To produce a single Regulation that will result in a simplified regulatory framework for the construction of new vessels, and ensuring Canadian requirements for new vessels are consistent with modern standards and industry best practices.

Description: The proposed Regulations will consolidate a number of existing Regulations and standards into a single, comprehensive set of regulatory requirements concerning the construction of new vessels.

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Public consultations will be ongoing throughout the process. Face-to-face consultations will take place at the 2018 Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) meeting(s).

Stakeholder consultations with affected industry groups were held at Transport Canada Headquarter during the spring and summer of 2018, to review proposed drafting instructions and weigh the impact of proposed regulations on industry.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Safety Management Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To broaden the application of the existing Safety Management Regulations to the Canadian domestic fleet and to address recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board.

Description: The proposed amendments would broaden the application of the Regulations to the Canadian domestic fleet, thereby addressing the recommendations of the Transportation Safety Board to require all commercial vessels to have a Safety Management System (SMS).

Enabling Act: Canada Shipping Act, 2001

BPR : Marine Safety and Security

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

This regulatory project was presented at National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) in the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in early 2020.

Departmental contact

Michele Rae
Chief, Regulatory Development
Marine Safety and Security
Tel.: 613-991-3008
Email: Michele.Rae@tc.gc.ca

Quiet Vehicles Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To improve the safety of vulnerable road users, especially the visually impaired, by making sounds cyclists and pedestrians can hear and recognize. Companies would need to respect either the technical requirements from the United States Regulation or the United Nations Regulations.

Description: The proposed Regulations would require electric and electric hybrid vehicles to implement a noise system to alert visually impaired persons that they are operating nearby.

Enabling Act: Motor Vehicle Safety Act

BPR : Motor Vehicle Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada maintains a Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan which is updated and distributed to stakeholders upon request. Anyone wishing to be added to the distribution list of the emailed Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation Plan need simply email- RegulationsClerk-ASFB:Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca.

Transport Canada sought input from interested Canadians on the proposed Regulations through a 75-day public consultation period held in early 2018 through the Let’s Talk Transportation platform: https://letstalktransportation.ca/.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-days following pre-publication in Canada Gazette Part I by late 2019.

Departmental contact

Dan Davis
Chief, Standards and Regulations
Motor Vehicle Safety
Tel.: 613-998-1956
Email: Regulationsclerk-ASFB-Commisauxreglements@tc.gc.ca

Yellowknife Airport Zoning Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To ensure the safe operations of aircraft with additional runway extensions at the airport and certification safety requirements.

Description: The proposed amendments would protect civil aviation safety at the Yellowknife airport as it grows and develops by ensuring that surrounding developments (e.g., buildings) do not interfere with the safe operation of the airport or aircraft.

Enabling Act: Aeronautics Act

BPR : Prairie Northern Region

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There are no expected business impacts

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-days following pre-publication in Canada Gazette Part I by late 2019.

Departmental contact

Sarah Jardine
Airport Zoning And Land Use Specialist, Prairie Northern Region
Tel.: 613-998-9071
Email: Sarah.Jardine@tc.gc.ca

Locomotive Voice & Video Recorder Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To enhance the safety of locomotive crews and that of the public by, allowing for objective data regarding crew actions required for accident investigation, particularly in cases with crew fatalities, allowing companies, as part of their safety management systems, to mitigate risks before accidents occur, and enabling Transport Canada to gather data on trends and specific practices that can support evidence-based policy development.

Description: The proposed Regulations would require the mandatory installation of locomotive voice and video recorders (LVVRs) in locomotive cabs, and would limit LVVR data access by both Transport Canada and railway companies in order to balance privacy and safety interests.

Enabling Act: Railway Safety Act

BPR : Rail Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations were held between October 30, 2017 and November 16, 2017.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2019.

Departmental contact

Jacqueline Booth
Director
Regulatory Affairs, Rail Safety
Tel.: 613-990-8690
Email: Jacqueline.Booth@tc.gc.ca

Railway Employee Qualification And Training Standards Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To ensure Canada has a railway workforce that is well-trained and qualified to perform their duties in a safe manner.

Description: The proposed new requirements for a strengthened railway employee qualification and training regime would reflect changes in an evolving railway industry, and cover elements such as minimum qualification standards for employees, instructors and examiners.

Enabling Act: Railway Safety Act (1985, C. 32 (4th Supp.))

BPR : Rail Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Transport Canada will seek input on proposed Regulations through preliminary consultations with key stakeholders which will be held in fall 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I in late 2020.

Departmental contact

Jacqueline Booth
Director
Regulatory Affairs, Rail Safety
Tel.: 613-990-8690
Email: Jacqueline.Booth@tc.gc.ca

Fatigue Management Regulations

Description of the objective

Objective: To develop a policy framework for the management of fatigue in the rail industry that is scientifically defensible.

Description: The proposed regulatory amendments will provide a more robust fatigue management regime in the rail industry, including amendments or additions to the current prescriptive limits for operating employees, as well as fatigue management and fitness for duty requirements.

Enabling Act: Railway Safety Act

BPR : Rail Safety

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations on the policy framework are anticipated for late 2018.

It is anticipated that there will be a 30-day consultation on the proposed Regulations following pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I in mid-2020.

Departmental contact

Jacqueline Booth
Director, Regulatory Affairs Rail Safety
Tel.: 613-990-8690
Email: Jacqueline.Booth@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations - Part 6, Training

Description of the objective

Objective: To increase compliance and improve public safety by ensuring that persons who handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods have the knowledge and skills to perform their jobs, and to further clarify the regulatory requirements.

Description: The proposed Regulations are to: 1. Better define and clarify the existing requirements for persons to be "adequately trained" by instead requiring that persons be competent through training and assessment to a required standard. 2. Develop a National Competency Based Training and Assessment Standard (CBTA) that will outline the skills and knowledge required for job-specific tasks and provide tools to assess performance. 3. The CBTA standard will also include a general awareness component that will be required of all persons regardless of their job-specific tasks.

Enabling Act: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (1992, C. 34)

BPR : Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Indication of business impactsFootnote 1

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

Preliminary consultations on proposed policy options were held with targeted stakeholders from February 23, 2016 to April 5, 2016.

Online public consultations on proposed policy options (White Paper) were held from December 6, 2016 to February 28, 2017.

It is anticipated that the Canadian General Standards Board will announce a 75-day comment period on the draft CBTA standard in early 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a 60-day comment period following pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part I late 2020.

Departmental contact

Amira Sultan
Manager,
Safety Policy and International Engagement Division,
Regulatory Affairs Branch.
Tel.: (613)- 998-5238
Email: Amira.Sultan@tc.gc.ca

The following regulatory proposals were on the 2016-2018 Forward Regulatory Plan but were removed as they were either pre-published in Canada Gazette, Part I, gained an exemption from pre-publication, or otherwise did not meet the criteria for inclusion:

  1. Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (National Safety Marks and Importation)
  2. Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Notice of Defect and Notice of Non-compliance)
  3. Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan)

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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