Input Sought on Vessel Restriction Regulations

Transport Canada is seeking advice from local governments on how to improve the process for applying for Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations on all bodies of water in British Columbia.

Transport Canada is responsible for overseeing and enforcing the regulations, standards, and policies for the recreational boating component. Working under the Canada Shipping Act, the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations allow any level of government to ask the federal government to restrict the use of commercial and recreational vessels on any bodies of water in Canada, for the purpose of promoting safety, protecting the environment or looking out for public interest. Given the heavy administrative demands and unclear standards for consultations required in the VORR applications, local governments are being asked for their input to improve the process.

Local governments interested in providing feedback should review the Local Authorities’ Guide and send suggestions for improving the Guide and the process to Ada Tam, Manager, Office of Boating Safety, Transport Canada. The deadline for submitting comments is December 1, 2017.

Further information on the VORR can be found on the Government of Canada Website.

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