Specification 112 and 114 Tank Cars Regulations (SOR/79-101)

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Specification 112 and 114 Tank Cars Regulations

SOR/79-101

CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT

Registration 1979-01-22

Regulations Respecting the Adjunct of Safety Equipment on CTC Specification 112 and 114 Tank Cars

C.T.C. 1979-1 RAIL

The Canadian Transport Commission, pursuant to sections 227 and 296 of the Railway Act and section 46 of the National Transportation Act, hereby makes the Regulations Respecting the Adjunct of Safety Equipment on CTC Specifications 112 and 114 Tank Cars, in accordance with the schedule hereto.

Dated this 22nd day of January, 1979

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as Specification 112 and 114 Tank Cars Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“AAR”

“AAR” means the Association of American Railroads; (AAR)

“ASTM”

“ASTM” means the American Society for Testing Materials; (ASTM)

“Committee”

“Committee” means the Railway Transport Committee of the Canadian Transport Commission; (comité)

“Company”

“Company” means a railway company subject to the jurisdiction of the CTC; (compagnie)

“CTC”

“CTC” means the Canadian Transport Commission; (C.C.T.)

“DOT”

“DOT” means the Department of Transportation of the United States; (DOT)

“double shelf coupler”

“double shelf coupler” means a special coupler that incorporates a restraint system designed to resist vertical disengagements and meets the specifications set out in the schedule; (attelage à double plateau)

“Specification 112 and 114 tank cars”

“Specification 112 and 114 tank cars” means the pressure tank cars whose tanks are subject to Subpart C of Part 79 of the Regulations for the Transportation of Dangerous Commodities by Rail; (wagons-citernes de specification 112 et 114)

“tank head puncture resistance system”

“tank head puncture resistance system” means a protective head shield or a full tank head jacket that meets the specifications set out in the schedule; (dispositif de résistance à la perforation)

“thermal protection system”

“thermal protection system” means a thermal protection system that meets the specifications and performance standards set out in the schedule for preventing the release of any of the contents of a Specification 112 and 114 car except through the safety relief valve. (système de protection thermique)

APPLICATION

 Subject to section 5, no company shall accept for transportation,

  • (a) after March 31st, 1979, any loaded CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that is not equipped with double shelf couplers;

  • (b) after June 30th, 1981, any loaded CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that is not equipped with a tank head puncture resistance system; and

  • (c) after June 30th, 1981, any CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that is loaded with a flammable gas such as propane, butane or vinyl chloride and is not equipped with a thermal protection system.