Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 3: Infrastructures, transport, land and water

Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.

Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:

– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);

– Correct and understandable structure;

– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);

– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);

– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).

To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.

The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.

Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.

The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:

– serve as a drafting model;

– help to complement drafts; and even

inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.

If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.

If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php

http://policy.mofcom.gov.cn/english/flaw.action

INFRASTRUCTURES & TRANSPORT

Infrastructure development

South Africa

Transport policy

Canada

Ports

China

Nigeria

Japan

South Africa

Dams

New Zealand

Bridges

Canada

International bridges and tunnels

Canada

Railways

China

New Zealand

Canada (British Columbia)

Railways safety

Canada

Road traffic

Canada (Ontario – highway)

Rights-of-way

ASSOC

ASSOC

Motor vehicles

INT 1

INT 2

Canada

Recreational vehicles (including trail bikes, off highway motorcycle, off-road vehicles, motorized go-carts, and hovercraft)

United States of America (Minnesota)

Special vehicles (use of mini trucks, class 1 all-terrain vehicles and motorized golf carts on city streets)

United States of America (Minnesota)

Golf Carts

United States of America (Minnesota)

Electric Vehicles Infrastructure

United States of America (Washington State)

Public transport

New Zealand

Transport of dangerous goods

INT 1

INT 2

Canada

Aeronautics

Canada

Aircraft security

India

Civil aviation requirements

India

United States of America

Turkey

Drones

See our separate blogpost

Maritime transport

New Zealand

Maritime security

New Zealand

Maritime crimes

New Zealand

Shipping

New Zealand

Canada

Japan (sea)

Carriage of goods

New Zealand

Petroleum transportation safety

Malaysia

LAND AND WATER PLANNING

Land planning and development

Canada (Saskatchewan)

South Africa

Water efficient landscape

United States of America (California)

Water management

Bangladesh (water management board)

United States of America (watersheds)

United States of America (California – floodplain management)

United States of America (Florida – floodplain management)

Urban development and zoning

Philippines

India

Mobile housing

Canada (British Columbia)

 

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