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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286)

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

SOR/2001-286

TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT, 1992

Registration 2001-08-01

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

P.C. 2001-1366 2001-08-01

Whereas, pursuant to 30(1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992Footnote a, a copy of the proposed Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on August 7, 1999 and a reasonable opportunity was afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister with respect to the proposed Regulations;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to section 27 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992Footnote a, makes the annexed Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

PART 1Coming into Force, Repeal, Interpretation, General Provisions and Special Cases

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force 12 months after the day on which they are published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

Repeal

 On the day these Regulations come into force, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, as made by Order in Council P.C. 1985-147 dated January 17, 1985 and registered as SOR/85-77, are repealed.

Interpretation

  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2020-23, s. 1]

  • (2) In these Regulations,

    • (a) “must” is imperative and “may” is permissive;

    • (b) the words “on”, “in” or “by” are synonymous when they are associated with the defined terms road vehicle, railway vehicle, vessel or aircraft;

    • (c) pressure expressed in kPa is gauge pressure unless designated as absolute pressure, except for vapour pressure, which is always absolute pressure;

    • (d) shipping names listed in Schedule 1 may be

      • (i) written in the singular or plural,

      • (ii) written in upper or lower case letters, except that when the shipping name is followed by the descriptive text associated with the shipping name the descriptive text must be in lower case letters and the shipping name must be in upper case letters (capitals),

      • (iii) in English only, put in a different word order as long as the full shipping name is used and the word order is a commonly used one,

      • (iv) for solutions and mixtures, followed by the word “SOLUTION” or “MIXTURE”, as appropriate, and may include the concentration of the solution or mixture, and

      • (v) for waste, preceded or followed by the word “WASTE” or “DÉCHET”;

    • (e) a symbol set out in column 1 of the following table represents the corresponding unit of measure set out in column 2:

      TABLE

      Column 1Column 2
      SymbolUnit of Measure
      Bqbecquerel
      °Cdegree Celsius
      ft3cubic feet
      ggram
      hhour
      Hzhertz
      Jjoule
      J/gjoules per gram
      kgkilogram
      kBq/kgkilobecquerels per kilogram
      kmkilometre
      km/hkilometres per hour
      kPakilopascal
      Llitre
      L/kglitres per kilogram
      LClethal concentration
      LDlethal dose
      mmetre
      m3cubic metre
      mgmilligram
      mg/kgmilligrams per kilogram
      mg/Lmilligrams per litre
      mLmillilitre
      mL/m3millilitres per cubic metre
      mmmillimetre
      mphmiles per hour
      MPamegapascal
      mSv/hmillisieverts per hour
      psigpounds per square inch, gauge
      µSv/hmicrosieverts per hour
      µmmicrometre
    • (f) when the word “placard” is used, it refers to a specific placard illustrated in the Appendix to Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), but when a placard is required or permitted to be displayed, the singular includes the plural and it means the appropriate number of that placard required by Part 4;

    • (g) the word “or” is used in the inclusive sense unless the associated text clearly indicates otherwise;

    • (h) when a shipping document or a document is required, the requirement refers to

      • (i) the original shipping document or original document, or

      • (ii) a copy of the shipping document or document;

    • (i) when it is necessary to convert between number of articles and net explosives quantity, one kilogram net explosives quantity must be counted as 100 articles and each 100 articles must be counted as one kilogram net explosives quantity;

    • (j) when dangerous goods are in a means of containment, it is the minimum required means of containment if

      • (i) all other means of containment containing it are removed, the means of containment and the dangerous goods it contains would be in compliance with the Act and these Regulations for the purposes of handling, offering for transport or transporting, and

      • (ii) all other means of containment containing it and the means of containment itself are removed, some of the dangerous goods it contains would no longer be in a means of containment that is in compliance with the Act and these Regulations for the purposes of handling, offering for transport or transporting;

    • (k) when the words “means of containment” are used, they refer to the minimum required means of containment unless the associated text clearly indicates otherwise; and

    • (l) the words “gross mass of all dangerous goods” in sections 1.15, 1.16, 1.21 and 1.22 refer to dangerous goods that require shipping documents or that are intended to be transported in accordance with those sections.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-400, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-216, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-279, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-179, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-253, ss. 2(E), 52
  • SOR/2020-23, s. 1

Definitions — Safety Standards and Safety Requirement Documents

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

ASTM D 4359

ASTM D 4359 means the ASTM D 4359-90, Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material Is a Liquid or a Solid, July 1990, published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). (ASTM D 4359)

ASTM F 852

ASTM F 852 means the ASTM F 852-86, Standard Specification for Portable Gasoline Containers for Consumer Use, June 1986, published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). (ASTM F 852)

CGA P-20

CGA P-20 means the CGA P-20 — 2009, Standard for Classification of Toxic Gas Mixtures, Fourth Edition, 2009, published by the Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA). (CGA P-20)

CGSB-32.301

CGSB-32.301 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-32.301-M87, Canola Meal, April 1987, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). (CGSB-32.301)

CGSB-43.123

CGSB-43.123 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.123, Aerosol containers and gas cartridges for transport of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), as amended from time to time. (CGSB-43.123)

CGSB-43.125

CGSB-43.125 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.125, Packaging of Category A and Category B infectious substances (Class 6.2) and clinical, (bio) medical or regulated medical waste, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), as amended from time to time. (CGSB-43.125)

CGSB-43.126

CGSB-43.126 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.126, Reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair of drums for the transportation of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), as amended from time to time. (CGSB-43.126)

CGSB-43.146

CGSB-43.146 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.146, Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9, published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), as amended from time to time. (CGSB-43.146)

CGSB-43.151

CGSB-43.151 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.151, Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1), published by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), as amended from time to time. (CGSB-43.151)

CSA B339

CSA B339 means the CSA Standard B339, Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B339)

CSA B340

CSA B340 means the CSA Standard B340, Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B340)

CSA B341

CSA B341 means the CSA Standard B341, UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B341)

CSA B342

CSA B342 means the CSA Standard B342, Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles, multiple-element gas containers, and other pressure receptacles for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B342)

CSA B620

CSA B620 means the CSA Standard B620, Highway tanks and TC portable tanks for the transportation of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B620)

CSA B621

CSA B621 means the CSA Standard B621, Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and other large containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B621)

CSA B622

CSA B622 means the CSA Standard B622, Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B622)

CSA B625

CSA B625 means the CSA Standard B625, Portable tanks for the transport of dangerous goods, published by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), as amended from time to time. (CSA B625)

49 CFR

49 CFR means Parts 171 to 180 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States, as amended from time to time. (49 CFR)

ICAO Technical Instructions

ICAO Technical Instructions means the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as amended from time to time. (Instructions techniques de l’OACI)

IMDG Code

IMDG Code means Volumes 1 and 2 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as amended from time to time. (Code IMDG)

ISO 2431

ISO 2431 means the International Standard ISO 2431:1993(E), Paints and varnishes — Determination of the flow time by use of flow cups, Fourth Edition, February 15, 1993, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (ISO 2431)

ISO 2592

ISO 2592 means the International Standard ISO 2592:2000(E), Determination of flash and fire points — Cleveland open cup method, Second Edition, September 15, 2000, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (ISO 2592)

ISO 10156

ISO 10156 means the International Standard ISO 10156:1996(E), Gases and gas mixtures — Determination of fire potential and oxidizing ability for the selection of cylinder valve outlets, Second Edition, February 15, 1996, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (ISO 10156)

ISO 10298

ISO 10298 means the International Standard ISO 10298:1995(E), Determination of toxicity of a gas or gas mixture, First Edition, December 15, 1995, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (ISO 10298)

Manual of Tests and Criteria

Manual of Tests and Criteria means the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Manual of Tests and Criteria, published by the United Nations (UN), as amended from time to time. (Manuel d’épreuves et de critères)

MIL-D-23119G

MIL-D-23119G means the MIL-D-23119G, Military Specification: Drums, Fabric, Collapsible, Liquid Fuel, Cylindrical, 500-Gallon Capacity, July 15, 1992, published by the United States Department of Defense. (MIL-D-23119G)

MIL-T-52983G

MIL-T-52983G means the MIL-T-52983G, Military Specification: Tanks, Fabric, Collapsible: 3,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 Gallon, Fuel, May 11, 1994, published by the United States Department of Defense. (MIL-T-52983G)

OECD Guideline 404

OECD Guideline 404 means the OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 404, Acute Dermal Irritation/Corrosion, April 24, 2002, published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD) (Ligne directrice de l’OCDE 404)

OECD Guideline 430

OECD Guideline 430 means the OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 430, In Vitro Skin Corrosion: Transcutaneous Electrical Resistance Test Method (TER), July 26, 2013, published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD) (Ligne directrice de l’OCDE 430)

OECD Guideline 431

OECD Guideline 431 means the OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 431, In vitro skin corrosion: reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) test method, July 26, 2013, published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD) (Ligne directrice de l’OCDE 431)

OECD Guideline 435

OECD Guideline 435 means the OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 435, In Vitro Membrane Barrier Test Method for Skin Corrosion, July 19, 2006, published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. (OECD) (Ligne directrice de l’OCDE 435)

Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions

Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions means the Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as amended from time to time. (Supplément aux Instructions techniques de l’OACI)

TP 14850

TP 14850 means the Transport Canada Standard TP 14850 E, Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9, a Transport Canada Standard, 2nd Edition, October 2010, published by the Department of Transport. (TP 14850)

TP 14877

TP 14877 means the Transport Canada Standard TP 14877E, Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard, January 2018, published by the Department of Transport. (TP 14877)

ULC Standard S504

ULC Standard S504 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S504-02, Standard for Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers, Second Edition, August 14, 2002, as amended January 2007, August 2007 and April 2009, published by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada. (ULC-S504)

ULC Standard S507

ULC Standard S507 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S507-05, Standard for Water Fire Extinguishers, Fourth Edition, February 28, 2005, as amended January 2007, published by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada. (ULC-S507)

ULC Standard S512

ULC Standard S512 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S512-M87, Standard for Halogenated Agent Hand and Wheeled Fire Extinguishers, April 1987, as amended March 1989, March 1990, April 1993, September 1996, September 1997 and April 1999, and reaffirmed February 2007, published by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada. (ULC-S512)

ULC Standard S554

ULC Standard S554 means the National Standard of Canada CAN/ULC-S554-05, Standard for Water Based Agent Fire Extinguishers, Second Edition, February 28, 2005, and reaffirmed 2010, published by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada. (ULC-S554)

UN Recommendations

UN Recommendations means the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, published by the United Nations (UN), as amended from time to time. (Recommandations de l’ONU)

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-60, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 3(F)
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 2
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 3
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 2
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 3
  • SOR/2019-75, s. 2
  • SOR/2020-23, s. 14
 
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