Consultations

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List of consultations

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Closing date Topic Title Description
Marine Let’s Talk Polar Code: Adding new vessel types to the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

Consultation regarding adding new vessel types to the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations.

TDG Public Consultation on proposed amendments to Schedule XV of the Contraventions Regulations (Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992)

Transport Canada (TC) is currently consulting on proposed amendments to Schedule XV of the Contraventions Regulations (Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations).

TC is proposing to increase fine amounts associated to designated offences under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDGA). As the fines have not been updated since 2007, the proposed amendments are taking into account inflation and are expected to increase the deterrent effect.

TDG Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods (CAN/CGSB-43.126)

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.126 for a 60-day consultation period. This standard is incorporated by reference within the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) and the new edition will come into force once published with a six-month phase-in (transitional) period.

TDG Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1) (CAN/CGSB-43.151)

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of Safety Standard CAN/CGSB-43.151 for a 60-day consultation period. This standard is incorporated by reference within the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) and the new edition will come into force once published with a six-month phase-in (transitional) period.

Rail Let’s Talk: Amendments to the Railway Safety Act in Bill C-33

A consultation on amendments to the Railway Safety Act in Bill C-33

Aviation Let’s Talk Interference with CATSA Screening at Airports

Transport Canada wants to add regulations that would fine and ban people when they are unruly and interfere with CATSA’s screening process at airport screening checkpoints.

Closed Marine Let’s talk: Labour shortages in Canada’s marine transportation sector

Transport Canada wants to better understand the possible impacts of labour shortages in Canada’s marine transportation sector and also wants your feedback on possible solutions.

Aviation Modernizing the Canadian Aviation Regulations: General Aviation

Transport Canada is conducting a regulatory review to modernize the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and its associated Standards. This work aims to make the regulatory framework more agile, coherent and risk adverse to better serve the needs of the aviation sector. We would like to hear from you on how we can enhance, improve, or modernize regulations related to general aviation, with a focus on balloon, hang glider, ultralight, and parachute operations.

Closed Aviation Share and view ideas: A framework for the future of Canada’s air transportation system

A safe and reliable air transportation system is critical for Canada. As the air sector recovers from recent challenges, we want your input on how we could improve the efficiency, transparency, and accountability of Canada’s air transportation system.

TDG Order Fixing Fees for Registrations Related to Dangerous Goods Means of Containment

Transport Canada is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR).

These amendments would Introduce new fees and service standards for the transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) MOC Facilities Registration Program.

Closed Marine Let’s Talk: Engine cut-off switches

We want your views on introducing new requirements on installing and using engine cut-off switches on certain recreational vessels.

Closed Marine Share and view ideas: Managing anchorages in the Salish Sea

An anchorage is a good place to anchor a vessel. Transport Canada is considering giving the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority more authority to manage commercial anchorages in the Salish Sea. (Feb 22 – April 23, 2023)

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:

  • increase alignment with international dangerous goods codes
  • clarify requirements and reduce administrative and financial burden on consignors and carriers
  • replace outdated air transportation requirements
  • remove several regulatory barriers across the different modes of transport
Closed 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.