In December of 2016, the Final Report and Recommendations of the Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF) were published online. Transport Canada has reviewed these recommendations and developed proposals for regulatory amendments and supporting guidance materials and is currently accepting comments on these proposed to changes to the TDG Regulations Part 7 - Emergency Response Assistance Plans. The full article can be viewed here:
Transport Canada (TC) is looking for feedback on the proposed changes to the ERAP requirements (Part 7) of the TDG Regulations and ideas on how to develop explanatory guidance materials. Comments can be submitted until May 1, 2017. Using this feedback, the regulatory amendments and guidance materials will be developed and posted to the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 30 day comment period.
To review the proposals in the consultation document, visit www.letstalktransportation.ca/part7eraps. The online consultation tool allows you to provide your input via direct online submission or by e-mail.
Should you wish to contact TC directly, or should you experience problems with the online link, TC has provided the following contact information:
By e-mail at:
TC.TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire.TC@tc.gc.ca, with the subject heading “Part 7 – Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)”.
By mail at:
Regulatory Affairs Branch
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
For additional information in regards to the TDG Regulations, please contact Mark Roehler.