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

Act current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Formulation or revision of rules
  •  (1) A company shall file with the Minister for approval any rules in respect of any matter referred to in subsection 18(1) or (2.1) that it proposes to formulate or revise on its own initiative.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (2) A company may not file rules with the Minister under subsection (1) unless it has first given a reasonable opportunity during a period of sixty days for consultation with it concerning the rules,

    • (a) in the case of a railway company, to each relevant association or organization that is likely to be affected by the implementation of the rules; or

    • (b) in the case of a local railway company, to any railway company on whose railway the local railway company operates railway equipment and that is likely to be affected by the implementation of the rules.

  • Marginal note:Rules to be accompanied by notice

    (3) Rules filed with the Minister by a company pursuant to subsection (1) shall be accompanied by a notice

    • (a) setting out the reasons why the company proposes to formulate or revise the rules; and

    • (b) identifying any relevant association or organization or any railway company that objects, on grounds of safety, to the implementation of those rules and attaching a copy of the notice of objection.

  • Marginal note:Application of certain provisions

    (4) Subsections 19(4) to (5.1), (10) and (11) apply in relation to the filing and consideration of rules filed with the Minister under subsection (1) as if the rules had been duly filed in compliance with an order made under subsection 19(1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 20;
  • 1999, c. 9, s. 14;
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 14.
Marginal note:Third party

 A third party may act for and on behalf of a company in all matters relating to the formulation or revision of standards or rules under sections 7, 19 and 20.

  • 2012, c. 7, s. 14.
Marginal note:Regulations — formulation of rules
  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the process for the formulation or revision of rules applicable to companies and for the amendment of their terms and conditions.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) A regulation made under subsection (1) may be general or applicable to a group or class of companies.

  • 2012, c. 7, s. 14.

Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Regulations and Rules

Marginal note:Uniformity of rules

 In establishing, under section 19 or 20, rules applying to a particular company or in deciding, under section 19 or 20, whether to approve rules formulated or revised by, and applying to, a particular company, the Minister shall, to the extent that it is, in the opinion of the Minister, reasonable and practicable to do so, ensure that those rules are uniform with rules dealing with a like matter and applying to other companies.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 21;
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 14.