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

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

PART 4Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (continued)

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  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2014-159, s. 20]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

Elevated Temperature Sign

  •  (1) In addition to the requirements for placards and UN numbers in section 4.15, the elevated temperature sign must be displayed for dangerous goods that are contained in a large means of containment and that are offered for transport or transported at a temperature greater than or equal to

    • (a) 100°C if the dangerous goods are in a liquid state; and

    • (b) 240°C if the dangerous goods are in a solid state.

  • (2) The elevated temperature sign must be displayed on each side and on each end of the large means of containment next to each primary class placard for the dangerous goods or, if there is a subsidiary class placard, next to the subsidiary class placard.

  • SOR/2014-306, s. 28

Fumigation Sign

  •  (1) If the fumigation of a large means of containment is done using dangerous goods, the fumigation sign must be displayed at or next to each entryway through which a person can enter into the large means of containment. The consignor must ensure that the fumigation sign is displayed by the person in charge of the fumigation process and that the sign has displayed on it the name of the fumigant, the date and time the fumigant was applied and the date of ventilation.

  • (2) The fumigation sign must continue to be displayed on a large means of containment that has been fumigated until

    • (a) the large means of containment has been ventilated to remove harmful concentrations of the fumigant; and

    • (b) the dangerous goods that were in the large means of containment during the fumigation have been unloaded.

  • SOR/2014-159, s. 24

Marine Pollutant Mark

  •  (1) In addition to the requirements for placards and UN numbers in section 4.15, the marine pollutant mark must be displayed in the following locations, for dangerous goods that are marine pollutants in transport by vessel:

    • (a) on a small means of containment, next to the primary class label for the dangerous goods or, if there is a subsidiary class label, next to the subsidiary class label; and

    • (b) on each side and each end of a large means of containment next to the placard that is required to be displayed for the dangerous goods.

  • (2) The marine pollutant mark is not required to be displayed when marine pollutants are

    • (a) on board a road vehicle or railway vehicle on a ro-ro ship; or

    • (b) contained in

      • (i) a small means of containment and are in a quantity that is less than or equal to 5 L for a liquid marine pollutant or 5 kg for a solid marine pollutant, or

      • (ii) a large means of containment and

        • (A) are in a quantity that is less than or equal to 500 kg,

        • (B) are transported by vessel on a domestic voyage, and

        • (C) the large means of containment does not contain Class 1, Explosives, other than explosives included in Class 1.4, Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, or Class 7, Radioactive Materials.

  • (3) The placard and UN number are not required to be displayed for substances identified as marine pollutants in subparagraph 2.43(b)(ii) when the marine pollutant mark is not required to be displayed in accordance with subsection (2).

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 56
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 29
  • SOR/2017-253, ss. 13(E), 14, 52
 
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