Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers (Miscellaneous Program): SOR/2020-239
Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 154, Number 24
SOR/2020-239 November 3, 2020
COASTING TRADE ACT
P.C. 2020-848 October 30, 2020
Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to paragraph 7(b) footnote a of the Coasting Trade Act footnote b, makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers (Miscellaneous Program).
Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers (Miscellaneous Program)
1 Section 2 of the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers footnote 1 is replaced by the following:
2 The registers set out in Schedule 2 are international registers for the purpose of paragraph 3(2.2)(c) of the Coasting Trade Act.
Coming into Force
2 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
As a result of the amendments to the Coasting Trade Act (S.C. 1992, c. 31) [the Act], a minor technical amendment is required to update the numerical section referenced in the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers (the Regulations).
The objective of the amendment is to correct a reference to section numbering.
Description and rationale
In December 2018, amendments were made to the Act to allow any vessel owner to reposition their owned/leased empty containers (on a non-revenue basis) between locations in Canada without a coasting trade licence. In doing so, these amendments resulted in renumbering section 3 of the Act.
The Regulations currently reference a section that has been renumbered. This discrepancy may create confusion for stakeholders when referencing the statutory authority and upholding the regulatory requirements for engaging with dredging activities. It is therefore necessary to amend section 2 of the Regulations that currently references paragraph 3(2.1)(c) of the Act and should be changed to paragraph 3(2.2)(c).
These Regulations are published directly in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The amendment will provide regulatory clarity by correcting typographical references to the Act. It will not have any impact on stakeholders nor will it change the policy intent of the regulation.
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 proposal will not impact small businesses in Canada.
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