Amendments to Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulations to remove paper-based barriers for the commercial vehicle industry.
199/07 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
424/97 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Information
595 Garage Licences
555/06 Hours of Service
381/02 Testing, Repair and Compliance Requirements for Unsafe Vehicles under Section 82 of the Act
413/05 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions for Safe, Productive and Infrastructure Friendly Vehicles
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
This proposal will allow the ministry to communicate with the clients via electronic and digital methods. These changes improve how government programs serve Ontario's commercial vehicle industry by reducing burden, providing digital options and ensuring the effective delivery of ministry programs.
The proposed amendments also align with Ontario's response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as they will enable revision of procedures in support of Ontario's efforts in physical distancing: limiting in-person interactions with industry where possible.
The proposed amendments include development of a new regulation and amendments to six HTA regulations is required, including:
o New regulation to support remote Facilities Audits to identify and prescribe the use of electronic documents
o 199/07 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
o 424/97 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Information
o 595 Garage Licences
o 555/06 Hours of Service
o 381/02 Testing, Repair and Compliance Requirements for Unsafe Vehicles under Section 82 of the Act
o 413/05 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions for Safe, Productive and Infrastructure Friendly Vehicles
November 10, 2020
Comments Due Date:
December 30, 2020
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