Draft Amendments to the Fuel Charge Regulations

1  The Fuel Charge Regulations are amended by adding the following after section 1:
Adjustment day
1.1  For the purposes of the definition adjustment day in section 3 of the Act, the following days are prescribed:
(a)  July 1, 2019;
(b)  April 1, 2020;
(c)  April 1, 2021; and
(d)  April 1, 2022.
2  The Regulations are amended by adding the following after section 3:
PART 1.1
Annual Net Fuel Adjustment — Rail Carrier
Definition of specified year
3.1  For the purposes of sections 33, 35, 40, 47 and 52 of the Act, as adapted by section 3.2, specified year means a period of 12 months beginning on the first day of April.
Adaptation — timing of adjustment
3.2  For the purposes of the fuel charge system,
(a)  section 33 of the Act is adapted so that a reference to "calendar year" in that section is to be read as "specified year";
(b)  section 35 of the Act is adapted so that
(i)  a reference to "calendar year" in that section is to be read as "specified year", and
(ii)  the reference to "June 30" in that section is to be read as "September 30";
(c)  the text of paragraph (a) of the description of B in subsection 38(1) of the Act is adapted to read as "if the adjustment day is commencement day or if the listed province is Yukon or Nunavut and the adjustment day is July 1, 2019, zero, and";
(d)  paragraph (a) of the description of B in subsection 40(1) of the Act is adapted so that
(i)  a reference to "calendar year" in that paragraph is to be read as "specified year", and
(ii)  the reference to "December 31" in that paragraph is to be read as "March 31";
(e)  section 47 of the Act is adapted so that
(i)  the reference in subsection (1) to "calendar year" in that section is to be read as "specified year", and
(ii)  the reference in the description of B in subsection (2) to "December 31 of the calendar year" in that section is to be read as "March 31 of the specified year"; and
(f)  paragraph 52(c) of the Act is adapted so that
(i)  the reference in the portion of that paragraph before subparagraph (i) to "calendar year" is to be read as "specified year", and
(ii)  a reference in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) to "June 30 of the year following the particular calendar year" is to be read as "September 30 of the specified year following the particular specified year".
3  Sections 1 and 2 come into force on April 1, 2019.