Provide feedback to the Minister of Transportation or through a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) submission.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
is applicable to any person importing, offering for transport, handling, or transporting certain higher risk dangerous goods in certain quantities or concentrations. The rules surrounding this practice are specified in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation
; it states that one must have an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP). An ERAP describes the actions to be taken in the event of a transportation incident involving certain higher risk dangerous goods. It also ensures that the risks associated with transporting these dangerous goods are well understood and that appropriate measures are in place.
Through the Government of Canada’s legislative process, stakeholders have the opportunity to review the draft regulation and information outlining the policy intent here.
The proposed amendments are in response to the Emergency Response Task Force’s final report and recommendations
for improving the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada.
Submissions can be sent to:
Chief, Regulatory Development Division
Submit on or before August 29, 2018
FCM is also seeking municipal input to inform their submission. Any comments or concerns with the proposed amendments, or a copy of an entire submission made to the Government of Canada would be helpful to FCM. Input intended for FCM can be submitted to:
Policy Advisor, Policy and Public Affairs
Submit AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy