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List of consultations
|Marine||Consultation on updating the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2021 submission)||
The Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations explain the rules for vessels that navigate or operate in some Canadian waters.
Each year, Transport Canada receives applications from local authorities to create or update navigation restrictions in order to make navigation safer, to protect the environment and to protect the public interest.
We use this yearly process to update the regulations and make other small changes.
We’re holding this consultation to collect feedback from key stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, about these policy changes.
|TDG||Regulations amending certain regulations made under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (Part 12 and International Harmonization update)||
Transport Canada is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR).
These amendments would:
|Road||Let’s talk: Improving how we enforce commercial vehicle safety||
We want your views on adding new contraventions (violations) to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.
|Closed||Rail||Public consultation on hydrology and measures to mitigate the potential impacts of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project||
Transport Canada (TC) invites the public to comment on the hydrogeological report as well as the updated environmental assessment report on the potential impacts of the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project on groundwater and wetlands, and on the proposed mitigation and follow-up measures.
|Closed||Rail||Let’s Talk: Safety Management Systems in the Rail Industry||
Transport Canada is reviewing the 2015 Rail Safety Management System Regulations to see how we can strengthen SMS performance to improve rail safety. T The review will provide opportunities to identify issues that need to be addressed for oversight or regulatory amendments. Best practices, oversight approaches, and other issues identified will also be added to the extent possible. There will be several opportunities to provide comments. The first step is to get feedback from stakeholders and the public on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system. We’ve written a discussion paper and asked five questions to gather feedback and help facilitate the discussion.
|Closed||TDG||Ton Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (CAN/CGSB-43.149)||
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.149 for a 60-day consultation period. Safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.149 sets out the requirements for designing, manufacturing, maintaining, qualifying, inspecting, marking, selecting, and using ton containers.
|Closed||Marine||Share and view ideas: Strengthening marine safety and environmental protection through potential amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001||
Transport Canada would like to hear your views on potential changes to the Canada shipping Act, 2001. We want to hear from Indigenous peoples and marine stakeholders that are directly involved in or affected by marine shipping. Your feedback will support discussions and decisions on the proposed legislative changes.
|Closed||Marine||Share and view ideas: Alternative requirements for designing, constructing, and safety equipment for aquaculture barges||
Currently, the requirements for inspecting, designing, constructing, equipping, and certifying aquaculture barges that carry or accommodate crew are outlined in 13 different regulations and standards made under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. Transport Canada is proposing an alternative option to the design, construction, and safety equipment requirements.
|Closed||Marine||Let’s Talk Marine Safety – Modernizing vessel traffic services||
Canada tracks and manages marine traffic via three different regulations. Transport Canada wants your feedback on creating a new regulation to replace these three existing regulations.
|Closed||Aviation||Let’s Talk Aviation Safety – Updating the Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations||
Transport Canada wants to update the Vancouver International Airport Zoning Regulations, which haven’t been updated for over 30 years. The changes we’re proposing will limit the heights of future development near the airport. They will also include rules that minimize the risk of bird strikes and ban electronic interference with communications to and from aircraft.
|Closed||Marine||Let’s Talk: Adding new contraventions to various marine security regulations||
Transport Canada is proposing changes to the Contraventions Regulations . We want your thoughts on adding new contraventions to the Marine Transportation Security Act , the Marine Transportation Security Regulations and the Domestic Ferries Security Regulations .
|Closed||Aviation||Let’s Talk Drones 2022||
Transport Canada and the CanaDAC would like to hear from you about our first year of work to help guide future directions of the committee.
|Closed||Aviation||Public consultation on modernizing fees for aircraft registration services||
As we continue modernizing our aircraft registration services, we want your feedback on changes we’re proposing for these services that would come into effect in 2024.
|Closed||TDG||Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail (CAN/CGSB-43.147)||
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.147 for a 60-day consultation period. Safety standard CAN/CGSB-43.147 sets out the requirements for designing, manufacturing, maintaining, qualifying, inspecting, marking, selecting and using tank cars.
|Closed||Aviation||Public Consultation on Proposed Acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines by WestJet Airlines Ltd.||
WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Sunwing Travel Group have notified the Minister of Transport that WestJet proposes to acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines.
The Minister has decided that the proposed acquisition raised public interest considerations with respect to the national transportation system and directed Transport Canada to begin a public interest assessment. The assessment will include input from the Commissioner of Competition, who will look at how the acquisition would impact competition in the air sector.
A public consultation is a key part of the public interest assessment. Canadians are invited to share their views on the proposed acquisition.
|Closed||Marine||Modernizing the Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (2022)||
We want to modernize Canada’s regulations to make sure that the marine transportation security framework (system of laws that keeps marine transportation in Canada safe) continues to be appropriate, effective, and can respond to modern threats and risks to the marine transportation system.
|Closed||Marine||Consultation on the Discussion Paper: Updating Administrative Monetary Penalties under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001||
Transport Canada wants your feedback on a proposed framework for determining and applying administrative monetary penalties up to the maximum penalty amount of $250,000 per violation.
|Closed||Marine||Let’s Talk: Responding to oil spills with alternative response measures||
The federal government is considering legal changes to enable the safe and appropriate use of alternative response measures to address oil spills in Canada, regardless of the spill source. We want your feedback on the potential changes.
|Closed||Marine||Changes to the Small Vessel Regulations to allow operation of propeller-driven surfboard-type and other similar vessels and regulate their construction||
Through this consultation, you have the chance to provide feedback on changes that Transport Canada is considering that will allow the operation of propeller-driven surfboard-type vessels and regulate their construction.
|Closed||Marine||Let’s Talk Small Vessels Noise Emissions||
Through this consultation, you have the chance to provide feedback on changes that Transport Canada is considering to address vessel engine noise emissions.
|Closed||Rail||Let’s Talk Fatigue in the Rail industry - Consultation on proposed Fatigue Management System Regulations||
Transport Canada wants to introduce Fatigue Management System Regulations, that would apply to all federally regulated railway companies and their employees.
|Aviation, Marine, Rail, Road||Let’s Talk Supply Chains||
Transport Canada understands that supply chain issues have wide-ranging impacts and would like to hear the views of all Canadians. We want to continue this important conversation and gather additional comments, questions, and feedback from the public.
|Closed||Rail||Share and view ideas: Public consultation on the Lac-Mégantic rail bypass construction project||
Transport Canada invites interested parties to participate in a public consultation and to comment on the Lac-Mégantic Rail Bypass Construction project.
|Closed||Marine||Consultation on updating the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2020 submission)||
Transport Canada wants feedback on updating the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (2020 submission)
|Closed||Rail||Let’s Talk Rail Safety – Modernizing the Railway Employee Qualification Standards Regulations||
Transport Canada is inviting interested stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes to the Railway Employee Qualification Standards Regulations under the Railway Safety Act.