Public consultation on the Regulatory charge (fee) proposal for the Vessel Remediation Fund

Current status: Closed

Open on August 11, 2021 and will close on January 14, 2022.

Transport Canada is proposing to introduce a regulatory charge (fee) to finance a proposed Vessel Remediation Fund that would help the government to deal with problem vessels (abandoned, wrecked or hazardous vessels).

We want your feedback on the proposed charge.

Join in: how to participate

From August 11, 2021 through to January 14, 2022, you can read the fee proposal and submit feedback online.

The input and comments we collect from the consultation will be recorded and considered as we develop new regulations.

Share your ideas

Register online and share your comments on our discussion questions or upload a document through the “Submissions tab.”

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Participate by mail

Transport Canada
Communications (AEA)
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street, 28th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5

Who can participate?

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • recreational boaters
  • commercial vessel owners
  • marine trade associations (e.g., shipping associations, passenger vessel associations)
  • coastal and shoreline communities

Discussion questions

  1. Do you agree with the proposed regulatory charge? Why or why not?
  2. What challenges or opportunities could develop if we introduce the regulatory charge?
  3. How could the regulatory charge impact you?
  4. Do you have any other comments on the regulatory charge we are proposing?

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