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

Regulations are current to 2020-07-28 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

PART 3Documentation (continued)

Additional Information on a Shipping Document

  •  (1) In addition to the information required by subsection 3.5(1), the shipping document for dangerous goods for which an approved ERAP is required under subsection 7(1) of the Act must include

    • (a) the ERAP reference number issued by Transport Canada, preceded or followed by the letters “ERAP” or “PIU”; and

    • (b) the ERAP telephone number required under paragraph 7.3(2)(f).

  • (2) If the 24-hour number required by paragraph 3.5(1)(f) and the ERAP telephone number are the same, that number may be shown on the same line on the shipping document.

  • (3) In addition to the information required by subsection 3.5(1), the following information must be included on a shipping document:

    • (a) for dangerous goods in transport by vessel,

      • (i) the flash point for dangerous goods included in Class 3, Flammable Liquids, and

      • (ii) for dangerous goods that are marine pollutants under section 2.7 of Part 2 (Classification), the words “marine pollutant” or “polluant marin” and, for a pesticide that is a marine pollutant, the name and concentration of the most active substance in the pesticide;

    • (b) for dangerous goods included in Class 4.1, Flammable Solids, the control and emergency temperatures shown in section 2.4.2.3.2.3 of Chapter 2.4 of the UN Recommendations, if applicable;

    • (c) for dangerous goods included in Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, the control and emergency temperatures shown in section 2.5.3.2.4 of Chapter 2.5 of the UN Recommendations, if applicable; and

    • (d) for dangerous goods included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, the additional information required for transport documents under the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 18(F)
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, ss. 5, 22

Consignor’s Certification

  •  (1) Beginning on July 15, 2015, a shipping document must include, after the information required under section 3.5, one of the following certifications:

    • (a) “I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, are properly classified and packaged, have dangerous goods safety marks properly affixed or displayed on them, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.”;

    • (b) the certification set out in section 172.204 of 49 CFR;

    • (c) the certification set out in section 5;4.1.6 of the ICAO Technical Instructions;

    • (d) the certification set out in section 5.4.1.6 of the IMDG Code; or

    • (e) the certification set out in section 5.4.1.6 of the UN Recommendations.

  • (2) The certification must be made by an individual who is the consignor or by an individual acting on behalf of the consignor and must set out that individual’s name.

  • (3) This section does not apply in respect of a large means of containment that contains a residue.

  • SOR/2014-152, s. 15
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 8(F)
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 27
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 6

Location of a Shipping Document: Road

 The driver of a power unit that is attached to or is part of the cargo unit of a road vehicle transporting dangerous goods must ensure that a copy of the shipping document is kept, as follows:

  • (a) if the driver is in the power unit, in a pocket mounted on the driver’s door or within the driver’s reach; or

  • (b) if the driver is out of the power unit, in a pocket mounted on the driver’s door, on the driver’s seat or in a location that is clearly visible to anyone entering through the driver’s door.

Location of a Shipping Document and Consist: Rail

 The person in charge of a train transporting dangerous goods must ensure that a copy of the shipping document and, when a consist is required, a copy of the consist are kept,

  • (a) when one or more members of the train crew are present, in the possession of one of them; or

  • (b) when no member of the train crew is present, in the first locomotive.

Location of a Shipping Document: Marine

  •  (1) The master of a vessel containing dangerous goods or the master in control of a vessel containing dangerous goods must have readily available on or near the bridge of the vessel a paper copy or electronic copy of

    • (a) the shipping document; or

    • (b) a list that includes the classification of the dangerous goods.

  • (2) If dangerous goods are transported by vessel on board a road vehicle that is accompanied by one or more drivers or a railway vehicle that is accompanied by one or more members of the train crew, a driver or a member of the train crew must notify the master of the vessel or the marine carrier of the presence of the dangerous goods and make available to the master a copy of the shipping document. However, the shipping document must be kept, for the road vehicle, in accordance with section 3.7 and, for the railway vehicle, in the possession of a member of the train crew.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 42
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Location of a Shipping Document: Storage in the Course of Transportation

  •  (1) A carrier must ensure that a shipping document is placed in a waterproof receptacle that is securely attached to or near the means of containment containing the dangerous goods, at a readily identifiable and accessible location, when the dangerous goods are in transport if

    • (a) they are left in an unsupervised area

      • (i) after being unloaded from a means of transport,

      • (ii) after the cargo unit of a road vehicle containing them has been disconnected from the power unit, or

      • (iii) when the railway vehicle containing them is no longer part of a train; and

    • (b) possession of the dangerous goods has not been transferred to another person.

  • (2) When dangerous goods in transport are left in a supervised area, the person in charge of the supervised area is considered to have taken possession of the dangerous goods. The carrier must leave a copy of the shipping document with that person, who must keep it and give it to the next person who takes possession of the dangerous goods.

  • (3) When the person in charge of a supervised area is absent from the area, that person must ensure that the copy of the shipping document is

    • (a) placed in a waterproof receptacle securely attached to or near the means of containment containing the dangerous goods, at a readily identifiable and accessible location; or

    • (b) left in the possession of an employee who is present in the supervised area and is designated for this purpose by the person in charge of the supervised area.

  • (4) Despite the locations specified in subsections (1) to (3), when dangerous goods that are in transport by road vehicle, railway vehicle or vessel are stored in a supervised or unsupervised area, the shipping document or an electronic copy of it may be left at the office of a person referred to in one of the following paragraphs if the conditions in subsections (5) and (6) are complied with:

    • (a) the rail dispatcher for the area in which the railway vehicle is located;

    • (b) the person responsible for the port at which the dangerous goods are located; or

    • (c) the marine terminal manager at the terminal where the dangerous goods are located.

  • (5) When a shipping record is left at the office of a person referred to in subsection (4),

    • (a) use of the telephone number of that office must be approved in accordance with subsection (6); and

    • (b) that person or that person’s representative must provide immediately, at the request of a federal, provincial or municipal official including a member of a fire department, a facsimile or electronic copy of the shipping record or, if requested, a voice description of the information on the shipping record.

  • (6) The telephone number of the office of a person referred to in subsection (4) must not be used to comply with subsection (5), unless that person gives CANUTEC the following information and receives approval, in writing, from CANUTEC to use that telephone number:

    • (a) the name and address of the person;

    • (b) the telephone number of the office of the person;

    • (c) the physical area to which the telephone number applies and, in the case of a port or a marine terminal, evidence that public access to the area is controlled;

    • (d) the period of time, not to exceed 5 years, for which CANUTEC’s approval is requested; and

    • (e) the dangerous goods to which the approval applies.

  • (7) The Director General may revoke, in writing, the approval to use a telephone number if

    • (a) the person referred to in subsection (4), or that person’s representative, does not answer the telephone;

    • (b) the person referred to in subsection (4), or that person’s representative, does not provide immediately, at the request of a federal, provincial or municipal official including a member of a fire department, a facsimile or an electronic copy of the shipping record or, if requested, a voice description of the information on the shipping record; or

    • (c) public access to a port or marine terminal is not controlled.

  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
 
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