Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Canada Marine Act: SOR/2020-192
Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 154, Number 20
SOR/2020-192 September 10, 2020
CANADA MARINE ACT
Ottawa, September 2, 2020
Minister of Transport
Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Canada Marine Act
1 Item 3 of Part 1 of the schedule to the Canada Marine Act footnote 1 is repealed.
2 Item 2 of Part 2 of the schedule to the Act is replaced by the following:
2 Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority
Coming into Force
3 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), which was formed in June 2019, is not listed in the Schedule of the Canada Marine Act (CMA). The Schedule needs to be updated in order to ensure the accuracy of the legislation governing Canada Port Authorities.
The amendment will add HOPA to the Schedule of the CMA and remove the obsolete references to the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) and the Oshawa Port Authority (OPA) from the same Schedule.
Description and rationale
After consultation on the intent to amalgamate the port authorities, HPA and OPA were officially amalgamated to form HOPA on June 18, 2019.
The amendment clarifies that, as a successor entity, HOPA assumed the same legal responsibilities as the two former Canada Port Authorities, namely HPA and OPA. Removing HPA and OPA from the Schedule of the CMA is a housekeeping measure that reflects the amalgamation of the two former Port Authorities.
One-for-one rule and small business lens
The one-for-one rule does not apply to these amendments, as there is no change in administrative costs or burden to businesses.
Analysis under the small business lens determined that the Regulations will not impact small businesses in Canada.
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