64. (1) Where a vehicle transporting explosives is involved in an accident, fire or any other occurrence that causes a significant delay in delivery of the explosives or damage to the vehicle or explosives, the driver or operator of the vehicle shall
(a) comply with all requirements of provincial or municipal laws relating to highway accidents;
(b) immediately notify the nearest Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment or nearest provincial or municipal police officer;
(c) notify the owner of the vehicle who shall, if the explosives have not been damaged, arrange for their immediate transportation to the destination to which they were being transported or to a suitable place for storage until they can be transported to that destination or, if they have been damaged, arrange for their immediate transportation to a place designated by an inspector; and
(d) notify the Chief Inspector of the circumstances attending the accident.
(2) Where a vehicle transporting explosives breaks down, the driver or operator shall
(a) make or permit to be made minor repairs if the repairs can be made without hazard;
(b) where major repairs are required, prevent such repairs being made until the explosives are transferred to another vehicle or are removed from the vehicle and placed under proper security at a safe distance from the highway and at least 300 metres from any inhabited premises; and
(c) notify the Chief Inspector of the circumstances attending the breakdown.
65. In addition to all other requirements respecting transportation of explosives by road under these Regulations, the operator of a vehicle to whom an Explosives Transportation Permit has been issued shall, when transporting more than 2 000 kilograms of explosives, observe the following conditions:
(a) the Explosives Transportation Permit or a photocopy thereof shall be carried at all times in the vehicle for which it is issued and shall be produced when requested by an inspector or by a peace officer as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code;
(b) the vehicle transporting the explosives shall be operated by a licensed driver, 21 years of age or over, who is able to ask for and obtain assistance
(i) from a helper, 18 years of age or over, who accompanies the driver,
(ii) by staying in constant communication with the driver of another vehicle that does not transport explosives but follows the vehicle transporting the explosives, which driver is 18 years of age or over, or
(iii) from a two-way radio telephone or equivalent communication system with which the vehicle transporting the explosives is equipped;
(c) where it is necessary to keep the vehicle moving on the road for a period in excess of 10 hours, two licensed drivers, 21 years of age or over, shall accompany the vehicle;
(d) the vehicle shall be equipped with two fire extinguishers that are in good working order, are located and attached to the vehicle in such manner as to be readily available for use at all times and have a rating, as determined in accordance with National Standard System CAN 4-S508-76 of at least 10B.C.;
(e) no other goods, materials or articles shall be transported in the same vehicle with explosives without written approval of the Chief Inspector;
(f) no explosives of Division 3 of Class 6 shall be transported in the same vehicle with any explosive of another class or of another division of Class 6 except electric detonators and detonator assemblies other than detonating relays of Division 3 of Class 6 which shall be so transported subject to the following conditions:
(i) the electric detonators and detonator assemblies other than detonating relays shall be packed in accordance with Part V,
(ii) the total number of electric detonators and detonator assemblies other than detonating relays shall not exceed 5,000, and
(iii) the packages of electric detonators and detonator assemblies other than detonating relays shall be contained within a completely enclosed container or compartment conforming in construction and accessibility to the standards set out in Schedule IV;
(g) the tires with which the vehicle is equipped shall be of a rated capacity equal to or greater than the gross weight of the vehicle when loaded, shall be in good, serviceable condition and shall not be worn smooth, regrooved or evidently defective;
(h) no part of the fuel tank, intake pipe or discharge shall be located in, under, beside or over the cargo section of the vehicle without written approval of the Chief Inspector;
(i) all tanks shall be equipped with safety vents designed to prevent a pressure rise under fire conditions and the fuel tanks of gasoline and diesel-driven vehicles shall be equipped with a nonspill type air vent;
(j) all fuel lines shall be equipped with suitable shut-off valves or automatic devices to prevent free fuel flow in the event of a broken fuel line; and
(k) where the load on a vehicle is improperly distributed or inadequately secured to such an extent that the vehicle cannot be operated safely, no driver of a vehicle shall drive the vehicle, and no operator shall drive, permit or require the vehicle to be driven.
- SOR/80-488, s. 4;
- SOR/82-824, s. 2;
- SOR/82-946, s. 1;
- SOR/89-173, s. 1.
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