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

Regulations are current to 2020-06-28 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

APPENDIX 5[Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 38]

PART 3Documentation

Consignor Responsibilities

  •  (1) Before allowing a carrier to take possession of dangerous goods for transport, the consignor must prepare and give to that carrier a shipping document or, if the carrier agrees, an electronic copy of the shipping document.

  • (2) When dangerous goods are imported into Canada, the consignor must, before the dangerous goods are transported in Canada, ensure that the carrier has a shipping document or, with the agreement of the carrier, an electronic copy of the shipping document that contains the information required by these Regulations.

Carrier Responsibilities

  •  (1) A carrier must not take possession of dangerous goods for transport unless the carrier has the shipping document for the dangerous goods.

  • (2) A carrier who accepts an electronic copy of a shipping document must produce a shipping document from the electronic copy before taking possession of the dangerous goods for transport.

  • (3) Dangerous goods in transport are in the possession of a carrier from the time the carrier takes possession of them for transport until another person takes possession of them.

  • (4) While the dangerous goods are in transport and in the possession of a carrier, the carrier must keep the shipping document in the location specified by sections 3.7 to 3.10.

  • (5) At or before the time another carrier takes possession of the dangerous goods, the carrier must give the shipping document or a copy of the shipping document to that other carrier or, with that other carrier’s agreement, an electronic copy of it.

  • (6) At or before the time a person, other than another carrier, takes possession of the dangerous goods, the carrier of the dangerous goods must give to that person a document that identifies the dangerous goods or, with that person’s agreement, an electronic copy of a document that identifies the dangerous goods.

  • (7) A carrier may replace a shipping document provided by the consignor with a new shipping document or with a copy of the shipping document in a different format.

Consist for Transport by Rail

  •  (1) When a train includes a railway vehicle containing dangerous goods for which a placard is required to be displayed in accordance with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), the person in charge of the train must prepare and give a consist to a member of the train crew. The information on the consist must be kept up to date by the train crew and kept with the shipping document.

  • (2) The consist must include, for each railway vehicle containing dangerous goods for which a placard is required to be displayed in accordance with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks),

    • (a) the numerical location of the railway vehicle in the train, numbering the first vehicle at the head of the train as 1, the next vehicle as 2 and so on, excluding the locomotive or locomotives wherever they are located in the train;

    • (b) the reporting mark of the railway vehicle;

    • (c) for a tank car, the shipping name or UN number of the dangerous goods in the tank car; and

    • (d) for a railway vehicle other than a tank car,

      • (i) the shipping name or UN number of the dangerous goods, if the railway vehicle contains only dangerous goods with the same shipping name and UN number, or

      • (ii) the words “Dangerous Goods” or “Marchandises dangereuses”, if the railway vehicle contains dangerous goods that have different shipping names or UN numbers.

  • (3) A carrier must be able to immediately provide to CANUTEC a copy of a consist whenever the train to which the consist applies is in operation or is involved in an accident.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 16

Legibility and Language

  •  (1) The information required on a shipping document and on a consist must be easy to identify, legible, in indelible print and in English or French.

  • (2) When the information related to dangerous goods is on the same shipping document with information related to non-dangerous goods, the dangerous goods information must be shown

    • (a) before the information related to the non-dangerous goods and under the heading “Dangerous Goods” or “Marchandises dangereuses”;

    • (b) printed or highlighted in a colour that contrasts with the print or highlight used for the information related to the non-dangerous goods; or

    • (c) following the letter “X” opposite the shipping name in a column under the heading “DG” or “MD”.

Information on a Shipping Document

  •  (1) The following information must be included on a shipping document:

    • (a) the name and address of the place of business in Canada of the consignor;

    • (b) the date the shipping document or an electronic copy of it was prepared or was first given to a carrier;

    • (c) the description of each of the dangerous goods, in the following order:

      • (i) the UN number,

      • (ii) the shipping name and, immediately after the shipping name unless it is already part of it,

        • (A) for dangerous goods that are subject to special provision 16, the technical name, in parentheses, of at least one of the most dangerous substances that predominantly contributes to the hazard or hazards posed by the dangerous goods, and

        • (B) for a liquefied petroleum gas that has not been odorized, the words “Not Odourized” or “Not Odorized” or “Sans odorisant”,

      • (iii) the primary class, which may be shown as a number only or under the heading “Class” or “Classe” or following the word “Class” or “Classe”,

      • (iv) for dangerous goods with a primary class of Class 1, Explosives, the compatibility group letter following the primary class,

      • (v) the subsidiary class or classes, in parentheses, which may be shown as a number only or under the heading “subsidiary class” or “classe subsidiaire” or following the words “subsidiary class” or “classe subsidiaire”, except that, for transport by aircraft or by vessel, the subsidiary class or classes may be shown after the information required by this paragraph,

      • (vi) the packing group roman numeral, which may be shown under the heading “PG” or “GE” or following the letters “PG” or “GE” or following the words “Packing Group” or “Groupe d’emballage”, and

      • (vii) for dangerous goods that are subject to special provision 23, the words “toxic by inhalation” or “toxic – inhalation hazard” or “toxique par inhalation” or “toxicité par inhalation”;

    • (d) for each shipping name, the quantity of dangerous goods and the unit of measure used to express the quantity which, on a shipping document prepared in Canada, must be a unit of measure included in the International System of Units (SI) or a unit of measure acceptable for use under the SI system, except that for dangerous goods included in Class 1, Explosives, the quantity must be expressed in net explosives quantity or, for explosives with UN numbers subject to special provision 85 or 86, in number of articles or net explosives quantity;

    • (e) for dangerous goods in one or more small means of containment that require a label to be displayed on them in accordance with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), the number of small means of containment for each shipping name; and

    • (f) the words “24-Hour Number” or “Numéro 24 heures”, or an abbreviation of these words, followed by a telephone number, including the area code, at which the consignor can be reached immediately for technical information about the dangerous goods in transport, without breaking the telephone connection made by the caller.

  • (2) The telephone number of a person who is not the consignor, such as CANUTEC, but who is competent to give the technical information required by paragraph (1)(f) in English or in French may be used. However, to use CANUTEC’s telephone number, the consignor must receive permission, in writing, from CANUTEC. A consignor who uses the telephone number of an organization or agency other than CANUTEC must ensure that the organization or agency has current, accurate information on the dangerous goods the consignor offers for transport and, if the organization or agency is located outside Canada, the telephone number must include the country code and, if required, the city code.

  • (3) A means of containment, or the contents of a means of containment, that is being fumigated with dangerous goods and that is in transport must be accompanied by a shipping document that, despite subsections (1) and (5) and section 3.6, includes the following information if the fumigant is the only dangerous goods in transport in the means of containment:

    • (a) the shipping name, “FUMIGATED UNIT” or “ENGIN SOUS FUMIGATION”;

    • (b) the class, Class 9;

    • (c) the UN number, UN3359;

    • (d) the quantity of the fumigant;

    • (e) the date of fumigation; and

    • (f) instructions for the disposal of residues of the fumigant or fumigation device.

  • (4) Despite paragraph (1)(d), if the means of containment contains a residue, the words “Residue – Last Contained” or “Résidu – dernier contenu” may be added before or after the description of the dangerous goods. These words must not, however, be used for dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, that are in a small means of containment or for dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials.

  • (5) If the quantity of dangerous goods required on a shipping document under paragraph (1)(d) or the number of small means of containment required under paragraph (1)(e) changes during transport, the carrier must show those changes on the shipping document or on a document attached to the shipping document.

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 40]

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/2014-306, s. 26]

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 17
  • SOR/2005-216, s. 3, SOR/2008-34, s. 40
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 26
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 4
 
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