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.

Identification

 Every CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that meets the requirements of these Regulations with respect to tank head puncture resistance system and thermal protection shall be identified by stencilling in accordance with section 5 of the schedule.

Exceptions

  •  (1) A company may transport, offer and receive in interchange, while on route to destination, any loaded CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that does not meet a requirement of these Regulations, if the tank car was billed before the applicable date specified in section 3.

  • (2) A company may transport any empty CTC or DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that is

    • (a) not equipped with required double shelf couplers to the premises of the owner of the tank car or to such other destination as the owner may designate, if the tank car is in transit or offered for transportation before July 1st, 1979; or

    • (b) not equipped with a required tank head puncture resistance system and thermal protection to the premises of the owner of the tank car or to such other destination as the owner may designate, if the tank car is in transit or offered for transportation before October 1st, 1981.

  • (3) A company may transport any DOT Specification 112 and 114 tank car that has been manufactured or modified as specified in the Special Requirements for Specifications 112 and 114 Tank Cars, Section 179/05 of Part 179 Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (of the United States of America).

  • SOR/81-618, s. 1.
 
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