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O. Reg. 402/16: VEHICLE WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS - FOR SAFE, PRODUCTIVE AND INFRASTRUCTURE-FRIENDLY VEHICLES

filed November 29, 2016 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 402/16

made under the

Highway Traffic Act

Made: November 16, 2016
Filed: November 29, 2016
Published on e-Laws: November 29, 2016
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 17, 2016

Amending O. Reg. 413/05

(VEHICLE WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS - FOR SAFE, PRODUCTIVE AND INFRASTRUCTURE-FRIENDLY VEHICLES)

1. Ontario Regulation 413/05 is amended by adding the following section:

Special permits to exceed dimension and weight limits, certain vehicles

34.0.1 (1) For the purposes of clause 110.1 (2) (d) of the Act, a permit may be issued under subsection 110.1 (1) of the Act in respect of any of the following vehicles, if the vehicle was manufactured prior to January 1, 2017:

1. A hydrovac.

2. A sewer cleaner.

3. A street sweeper. 

(2) A permit described in subsection (1) may be issued for the purpose of allowing the vehicle to operate in excess of the weight limits set out in Part VIII of the Act or in a regulation made under that Part, as specified in the permit, so long as the vehicle does not exceed its manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating or any manufacturer’s gross axle weight rating.

(3) A permit described in subsection (1) is valid until the later of,

(a) June 30, 2020; and

(b) December 31 of the year that is 15 years after the model year of the vehicle in respect of which it was issued.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), in this section,

“hydrovac” means a vehicle,

(a) whose primary function is to inject pressurized water into the ground and to vacuum the resulting liquefied soil and debris, and

(b) that is equipped with two tanks, one to store water and the other to store debris;

“sewer cleaner” means a vehicle,

(a) whose primary function is to clean sewage systems using a high-pressure water sprayer, a vacuum system, or a combination thereof, and

(b) that is equipped with two tanks, one to store water and the other to store debris;

“street sweeper” means a vehicle whose primary function is to clean or sweep roadways with a power brush or broom or by means of a vacuum and to store collected debris in a mounted storage container.

(5) For the purposes of the definitions in subsection (4), “hydrovac”, “sewer cleaner” and “street sweeper” do not include vehicles designed or used to transport a load other than a load that is essential to the vehicle’s primary function. 

Commencement

2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day section 7 of Schedule 12 to the Jobs for Today and Tomorrow Act (Budget Measures), 2016 comes into force and the day this Regulation is filed.