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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 20 from 2013-05-01 to 2023-10-31:

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
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