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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

PART 4Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (continued)

Safety Marks on a Consolidation Bin

 When a label is required by this Part to be displayed on a small means of containment that is inside a consolidation bin, an indication of each class of dangerous goods contained in the consolidation bin must be clearly and legibly marked on a tag or fixed display device that is attached to the bin.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 16

Shipping Name and Technical Name on a Small Means of Containment or on a Tag

  •  (1) When dangerous goods in transport are in a small means of containment on which a primary class label for the dangerous goods must be displayed, the shipping name of the dangerous goods must be displayed next to the primary class label.

  • (2) When dangerous goods in transport are subject to special provision 16 and are in a small means of containment on which the shipping name is displayed, the technical name of at least one of the most dangerous substances that predominantly contributes to the hazard or hazards posed by the dangerous goods must be displayed, in parentheses, following the shipping name.

  • (3) When the primary class label for dangerous goods in transport is displayed on a tag in accordance with subsection 4.10(4), the shipping name and, when required by subsection (2), the technical name of the dangerous goods must also be displayed on the tag.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 51
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 17(F)
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 27

UN Numbers on a Small Means of Containment or on a Tag

  •  (1) When dangerous goods in transport are in a small means of containment on which the primary class label for the dangerous goods is displayed, the UN number for the dangerous goods must be displayed on or next to the primary class label.

  • (2) When the primary class label for dangerous goods in transport is displayed on a tag in accordance with subsection 4.10(4), the UN number must also be displayed on the tag on or next to the primary class label.

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-253, s. 11]

Class 7, Radioactive Material

  •  (1) For dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Material, the label or placard required to be displayed by this Part must be determined in accordance with the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations.

  • (2) For dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Material, the following information must be determined in accordance with the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, and must be displayed on the primary class label for the dangerous goods:

    • (a) the name or symbol of the radionuclide, except that if there is a mixture of radionuclides, the name or symbol of the most restrictive of the radionuclides in the mixture; and

    • (b) the activity and the transport index of the dangerous goods.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 52

Placards on a Large Means of Containment

  •  (1) The primary class placard for each of the dangerous goods contained in a large means of containment, other than a vessel or an aircraft, must be displayed on each side and on each end of the large means of containment.

  • (2) If two or more dangerous goods have different UN numbers but are identified by the same placard or placards, the placard or placards are required to be displayed only once on each side and on each end of a large means of containment.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 52
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Subsidiary Class Placards on a Large Means of Containment

 A subsidiary class placard for dangerous goods must be displayed, next to the primary class placard for the dangerous goods, on each side and on each end of a large means of containment if the dangerous goods require an ERAP and

  • (a) have a subsidiary class of Class 1, Explosives, in which case the placard is the one illustrated for Class 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 in the appendix to this Part;

  • (b) have a subsidiary class of Class 4.3, Water-reactive Substances, in which case the placard is the one illustrated for Class 4.3 in the appendix to this Part;

  • (c) have a subsidiary class of Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, and are included in Packing Group I due to inhalation toxicity, in which case the placard is the one illustrated for Class 6.1 in the appendix to this Part; or

  • (d) have a subsidiary class of Class 8, Corrosives, and are UN2977, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, FISSILE, or UN2978, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE, non-fissile or fissile excepted, in which case the placard is the one illustrated for Class 8 in the appendix to this Part.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

UN Numbers on a Large Means of Containment

 UN numbers, except UN numbers for dangerous goods included in Class 1, Explosives, must be displayed on a large means of containment in accordance with subsection 4.8(2) if the dangerous goods

  • (a) are in a quantity or concentration for which an ERAP is required; or

  • (b) are a liquid or a gas in direct contact with the large means of containment.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Placards and UN Numbers on a Large Means of Containment

 A placard, or a placard and UN number, must be displayed on each side and on each end of a large means of containment, except that

  • (a) in the case of a large means of containment that is permanently connected to a frame, such as a truck frame or a supporting frame for the means of containment, the placard, or the placard and UN number, may be displayed on the frame if the resulting position of the placard, or the placard and UN number, is equivalent on each side and on each end of the means of containment;

  • (b) in the case of a large means of containment that is a trailer unit, the placard, or the placard and UN number, may be displayed on the front of the vehicle that is attached to the trailer unit rather than on the leading end of the trailer unit; and

  • (c) in the case of a large means of containment that is an intermediate bulk container (IBC) with a capacity greater than 450 L but less than or equal to 3 000 L,

    • (i) a placard and UN number may be displayed on two opposite sides of the IBC, or

    • (ii) a label for each primary and subsidiary class as well as a UN number and a shipping name may be displayed on two opposite sides of the IBC.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18

Visibility of Labels, Placards and UN Numbers on a Large Means of Containment

  •  (1) When a large means of containment that has labels or placards displayed on it is inside another large means of containment and those labels or placards are not visible, the placards required by this Part must be displayed on the outer large means of containment. The UN numbers that are required by this Part must also be displayed on the outer large means of containment.

  • (2) When a large means of containment that has labels, placards, labels and UN numbers, or placards and UN numbers, displayed on it is loaded onto another large means of containment and those labels, placards, labels and UN numbers, or placards and UN numbers, are visible, the placards, or placards and UN numbers, are not required to be displayed on the other large means of containment.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18

DANGER Placard

  •  (1) Except in the case of the dangerous goods listed in subsection (2) or a flammable gas referred to in subsection (3), a DANGER placard is permitted to be displayed on a large means of containment instead of any other placard required by section 4.15, if

    • (a) the large means of containment contains two or more dangerous goods that require different placards; and

    • (b) the dangerous goods loaded into the large means of containment are contained in two or more small means of containment.

  • (2) The DANGER placard referred to in subsection (1) must not be displayed on a large means of containment for

    • (a) dangerous goods that have a gross mass greater than 1 000 kg, are included in the same class and are offered for transport by one consignor;

    • (b) dangerous goods that require an ERAP;

    • (c) dangerous goods included in Class 1, Explosives;

    • (d) dangerous goods included in Class 2.3, Toxic Gases;

    • (e) dangerous goods included in Class 4.3, Water-reactive Substances;

    • (f) dangerous goods included in Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, Type B, liquid or solid, that require a control or emergency temperature;

    • (g) dangerous goods included in Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, that are subject to special provision 23; and

    • (h) dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, that require a Category III — Yellow label.

  • (3) If a road vehicle or railway vehicle to be transported by vessel contains a flammable gas, the flammable gas placard illustrated in the appendix to this Part must be displayed on the road vehicle or railway vehicle.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Placarding Exemption for Dangerous Goods Having a Gross Mass of 500 kg or Less

  •  (1) Except in the case of the dangerous goods listed in subsection (2), a placard is not required to be displayed on a road vehicle or railway vehicle if the dangerous goods in or on the road vehicle or railway vehicle have a gross mass that is less than or equal to 500 kg.

  • (2) The exemption set out in subsection (1) does not apply to dangerous goods

    • (a) requiring an ERAP;

    • (b) requiring the display of a subsidiary class placard in accordance with section 4.15.1;

    • (c) included in Class 1, Explosives, except for

      • (i) explosives referred to in subsection 4.17(1), and

      • (ii) explosives included in Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.5, if

        • (A) the explosives are not subject to special provision 85 or 86 and have a net explosives quantity that is less than or equal to 10 kg, or

        • (B) the explosives are subject to special provision 85 or 86 and the number of articles of explosives is less than or equal to 1 000;

    • (d) included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases, if the road vehicle or railway vehicle is to be transported by vessel;

    • (e) included in Class 2.3, Toxic Gases;

    • (f) included in Class 4.3, Water-reactive Substances;

    • (g) included in Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, Type B, liquid or solid, that require a control or emergency temperature;

    • (h) included in Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, that are subject to special provision 23; or

    • (i) included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, that require a Category III – Yellow label.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 18
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Class 1, Explosives

[
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 19
]
  •  (1) Despite section 4.15, a placard is not required to be displayed for explosives that are included in

    • (a) Class 1.4, except for UN0301, AMMUNITION, TEAR-PRODUCING, and are in a quantity that is less than or equal to 1 000 kg net explosives quantity; or

    • (b) Class 1.4S and are in any quantity.

  • (2) Despite section 4.15, only the placard for the explosives with the lowest division number is required to be displayed for explosives that are included in more than one division and are in a large means of containment, except in the following cases:

    • (a) when explosives included in Class 1.2 and Class 1.5 are transported together, the placard for Class 1.1 must be displayed; and

    • (b) when explosives included in Class 1.4 and Class 1.5 are transported together, the placard for Class 1.5 must be displayed.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2014-159, s. 20]

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 53
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 20
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 7

Options for Class 2, Gases

 Despite section 4.15, if a road vehicle transporting toxic gases, flammable gases or oxygen, or gases included in Class 2.2, Non-Flammable and Non-toxic Gases, is placarded with the Toxic Gases placard, the following placards are not required to be displayed on the road vehicle:

  • (a) the Flammable Gases placard;

  • (b) the Oxidizing Gases placard; and

  • (c) the Non-Flammable and Non-toxic Gases placard.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 20
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 54
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 21

Class 2, Gases: Placards for Oxidizing Gases

 When dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, and contained in a large means of containment are oxidizing gases, the oxidizing gas placard illustrated in the appendix to this Part must be displayed on the large means of containment for the following dangerous goods instead of the placard required by section 4.15, but if an ERAP is required for the dangerous goods the UN number must also be displayed:

  • (a) UN1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED;

  • (b) UN1073, OXYGEN, REFRIGERATED LIQUID;

  • (c) UN3156, COMPRESSED GAS, OXIDIZING, N.O.S.; and

  • (d) UN3157, LIQUEFIED GAS, OXIDIZING, N.O.S.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 21
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Class 2, Gases: Placards for UN1005, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA

 When UN1005, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, is contained in a large means of containment, the large means of containment must have displayed on it

  • (a) the Class 2.3 placard and a UN number; or

  • (b) the anhydrous ammonia placard and, on at least two sides, the words “Anhydrous Ammonia, Inhalation Hazard” or “Ammoniac anhydre, dangereux par inhalation” in letters

    • (i) at least 6 mm wide and 100 mm high in the case of a tank car,

    • (ii) at least 4 mm wide and 25 mm high in the case of a portable tank, and

    • (iii) at least 6 mm wide and 50 mm high in the case of all other large means of containment.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 21
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 31
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 12

Class 2, Gases: Placards for Tube Trailers

 When dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, are contained in a combination of tubes that are a single unit as a result of being interconnected through a piping arrangement and are permanently mounted on a structural frame for transport, the combination of tubes may be placarded as if it were one large means of containment.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 21

Placards and UN Numbers on a Compartmentalized Large Means of Containment

[
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 22
]
  •  (1) When dangerous goods included in different primary classes are transported in different compartments of a compartmentalized large means of containment,

    • (a) the primary class placard and the UN number for the dangerous goods in each compartment must be displayed on each side of that compartment; and

    • (b) each placard and UN number displayed in accordance with paragraph (a) must be displayed on each end of the compartmentalized large means of containment but each specific placard need only be displayed once on each end.

  • (2) When all compartments in a compartmentalized large means of containment contain dangerous goods included in the same primary class,

    • (a) the primary class placard must be displayed on each side and on each end of the compartmentalized large means of containment; and

    • (b) the UN number of the dangerous goods in a compartment must be displayed on each side of that compartment and on each end of the compartmentalized large means of containment, except that, if all the dangerous goods are included in Class 3, Flammable Liquids, only the UN number of the dangerous goods with the lowest flash point is required to be displayed on each side and on each end of the compartmentalized large means of containment.

  • (3) Despite paragraph (2)(b), if a compartmentalized large means of containment contains UN3475, ETHANOL AND GASOLINE MIXTURE, the number “3475” must be displayed, in addition to the UN number — without the prefix “UN” — of the dangerous goods with the lowest flash point, on each side and on each end of the compartmentalized large means of containment.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 55
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 23
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 32
 
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