TRANSPORT CANADA PROPOSES SAFETY REGULATIONS TO SUPPORT THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS ACT
OTTAWA — The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced proposed regulations that would support the International Bridges and Tunnels Act by introducing requirements for owners of Canada's 24 vehicular international bridges and tunnels to inspect and report to the Minister of Transport on the safety of their structures on a regular basis.
The proposed regulations would apply to the Canadian sections of the vehicular international bridges and tunnels, and put into place requirements concerning reporting and scheduled inspections. They would also require reports every two years on maintenance and operations, including frequency and type of major maintenance performed, inspection results, the type of vehicles permitted and any restrictions placed on them. In addition, the reports would also identify any necessary actions to ensure the structures are kept in good condition.
... The proposed amendments have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, and a 30-day response period will follow until April 21, 2008. During the consultations, interested parties may provide their comments to the department. After consideration of all comments received, Transport Canada will finalize the amendments and publish them in the Canada Gazette, Part II, at which time the regulations will come into effect.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Some "Black Letter" law for Councillor Jones to sink his teeth into
I know I'm not a "bureaucrat" from Ottawa, but here's some info for Councillor Jones: