FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-304, An Act To Amend The Railway Safety Act And The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (transport Of Dangerous Goods By Rail)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

1st Reading
September 28, 2016


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Railway Safety Act in order to specify that a railway company must not operate any railway equipment for the purpose of loading, transferring, transporting, offering for transport or storing dangerous goods above volumes or of classes specified by the regulations unless it has been specifically authorized to do so by the Minister of Transport in its railway oper... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Sep 27, 2016

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading

Published on September 28, 2016

Bill Summary

Bill C-304, An Act To Amend The Railway Safety Act And The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (transport Of Dangerous Goods By Rail)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Railway Safety Act in order to specify that a railway company must not operate any railway equipment for the purpose of loading, transferring, transporting, offering for transport or storing dangerous goods above volumes or of classes specified by the regulations unless it has been specifically authorized to do so by the Minister of Transport in its railway operating certificate.

It also amends the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, in order to provide that the Minister of the Environment must designate a physical activity that poses a potentially significant risk to the environment, human life or public health.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52

  2. Railway Safety Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.)

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