Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992
Marginal note:Grounds for intervention
19 (1) An inspector may take any measure referred to in subsection (2) where the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to prevent an imminent accidental release of dangerous goods from a means of containment being used to handle or transport the dangerous goods, or to reduce any danger to public safety resulting from the accidental release.
Marginal note:Authorized measures
(2) The inspector may
(a) remove or direct a person described in subsection (3) to remove the dangerous goods or means of containment to an appropriate place;
(b) direct a person described in subsection (3) to do anything else to prevent the release or reduce any resulting danger, or direct the person to refrain from doing anything that may impede its prevention or the reduction of danger; or
(c) take any other measure described in section 15.
Marginal note:Persons liable to direction
(3) A direction may be issued to
(a) any person who owns, imports or has the charge, management or control of the dangerous goods or means of containment when the release occurs or becomes imminent, or at any time afterward;
(b) any person who is responding to the occurrence or imminence of the release in accordance with an emergency response assistance plan approved under section 7; or
(c) any person who causes or contributes to the occurrence or imminence of the release.
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