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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 23 from 2015-06-18 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Application to Agency

  •  (1) If a province or municipality is of the opinion that a fire to which it responded was the result of a railway company’s railway operations, it may apply to the Agency to have the costs that it incurred in responding to the fire reimbursed by the railway company.

  • Marginal note:Form of application

    (2) The application shall be in the form prescribed by regulations made under subsection (5), and it shall be accompanied by the information prescribed by those regulations.

  • Marginal note:Further information

    (3) The Agency may, by notice sent to the province, municipality or railway company, require the province, municipality or railway company to provide it with any further information that it specifies relating to the application, within the period specified in the notice.

  • Marginal note:Agency’s determination

    (4) If the Agency determines that the fire was the result of the railway company’s railway operations, it shall make an order directing the railway company to reimburse the province or municipality the costs that the Agency determines were reasonably incurred in responding to the fire.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Agency may, with the Governor in Council’s approval, make regulations

    • (a) prescribing the form of the application referred to in this section; and

    • (b) prescribing the information that must accompany that application.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (6) Despite this section, this Act is not deemed to be administered in whole or in part by the Agency for the purpose of section 37 of the Canada Transportation Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 23
  • 1999, c. 9, s. 17
  • 2012, c. 7, s. 15
  • 2015, c. 31, s. 21

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