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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 20 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-04-30:

Marginal note:Formulation or revision of rules

  •  (1) A railway 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 railway company shall not file rules with the Minister under subsection (1) unless it has first given each relevant association or organization that is likely to be affected by their implementation a reasonable opportunity during a period of sixty days to consult with it concerning the rules.

  • Marginal note:Rules to be accompanied by notice

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

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

    • (b) if a relevant association or organization objects, on the grounds of safety, to the implementation of those rules, identifying the association or organization 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

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