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

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

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

Special Cases (continued)

500 kg Gross Mass Exemption

  •  (1) Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) and Part 5 (Means of Containment) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage if

    • (a) in the case of

      • (i) dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, they are in one or more small means of containment in compliance with the requirements for transporting gases in Part 5 (Means of Containment), or

      • (ii) dangerous goods not included in Class 2, Gases, they are in one or more means of containment

        • (A) each of which has a gross mass less than or equal to 30 kg and that is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety, or

        • (B) that are drums in compliance with the requirements of section 5.12 of Part 5 (Means of Containment), for transporting dangerous goods in drums;

    • (b) the gross mass of all dangerous goods

      • (i) transported on the road vehicle or the railway vehicle is less than or equal to 500 kg, and

      • (ii) transported on the vessel on a domestic voyage is less than or equal to 500 kg, excluding the dangerous goods in a road vehicle or railway vehicle being transported on the vessel;

    • (c) each means of containment has displayed on one side, other than a side on which it is intended to rest or to be stacked during transport,

      • (i) the dangerous goods safety marks required by Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), or

      • (ii) for dangerous goods, other than dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, the shipping name of the dangerous goods and the marks required for them in one of the following Acts and regulations, as long as those marks are legible and visible during handling and transporting in the same manner as dangerous goods safety marks:

    • (d) the dangerous goods are accompanied by a shipping document or document that is located, for a road or railway vehicle or a vessel, in accordance with the requirements for location of a shipping document in sections 3.7 to 3.9 of Part 3 (Documentation); and

    • (e) any document referred to in paragraph (d), other than a shipping document, includes the following information in the following order:

      • (i) the primary class of the dangerous goods, following the word “Class” or “Classe”, and

      • (ii) the total number of means of containment, on which a dangerous goods safety mark is required to be displayed, for each primary class, following the words “number of means of containment” or “nombre de contenants”.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to dangerous goods that

    • (a) are in a quantity or concentration that requires an ERAP;

    • (b) require a control or emergency temperature;

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

      • (i) explosives included in Class 1.4S, or

      • (ii) UN numbers UN0191, UN0197, UN0276, UN0312, UN0336, UN0403, UN0431, UN0453 and UN0493;

    • (d) are included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases, and are in a cylinder with a capacity greater than 46 L;

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

    • (f) are included in Class 4, Flammable Solids; Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances that on Contact with Water Emit Flammable Gases (Water-reactive Substances); and in Packing Group I;

    • (g) are included in Class 5.2, Organic Peroxides, unless they are allowed to be transported as limited quantities in accordance with section 1.17 and column 6(a) of Schedule 1;

    • (h) are liquids included in Class 6.1, Toxic Substances, and Packing Group I;

    • (i) are included in Class 6.2, Infectious Substances; or

    • (j) are included in Class 7, Radioactive Materials, and are required to be licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 6
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 8
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 8
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 7
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Limited Quantities Exemption

  •  (1) A quantity of dangerous goods, other than explosives, is a limited quantity if

    • (a) the dangerous goods are in one or more means of containment designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety; and

    • (b) each outer means of containment has a gross mass that is less than or equal to 30 kg and the dangerous goods in the inner means of containment

      • (i) if solids, have a mass that is less than or equal to the number shown in column 6(a) of Schedule 1, when that number is expressed in kilograms,

      • (ii) if liquids, have a volume that is less than or equal to the number shown in column 6(a) of Schedule 1, when that number is expressed in litres, or

      • (iii) if gases, including a gas in a liquefied form, are contained in one or more means of containment each of which has a capacity less than or equal to the number shown in column 6(a) of Schedule 1, when that number is expressed in litres.

  • (2) Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) and Part 8 (Reporting Requirements) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of limited quantities of dangerous goods on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage if each means of containment is legibly and durably marked on one side, other than a side on which it is intended to rest or to be stacked during transport, with the mark illustrated in subsection (5).

  • (3) When a limited quantity of dangerous goods is in a means of containment that is inside another means of containment, the inner means of containment is not required to be marked if

    • (a) the gross mass of the outer means of containment is less than or equal to 30 kg;

    • (b) the outer means of containment is not intended to be opened during transport; and

    • (c) the outer means of containment is legibly and visibly marked, on a contrasting background, with the mark illustrated in subsection (5).

  • (4) When a limited quantity of dangerous goods is in a means of containment that is inside an overpack, the following information must be displayed on the overpack unless the marks on the small means of containment are visible through the overpack:

    • (a) the word “Overpack” or “Suremballage” or ; and

    • (b) the mark illustrated in subsection (5), legibly and visibly marked on a contrasting background.

  • (5) The mark is a square on point, and the line forming the square on point must be at least 2 mm wide. The top and bottom portions must be black and the central portion must be white or a contrasting colour. Each side of the mark must be at least 100 mm long. The letter “Y” may be displayed in the centre of the mark if the limited quantity is in compliance with the ICAO Technical Instructions. If the size of the means of containment so requires, the length of each side may be reduced to not less than 50 mm, provided that the mark remains clearly visible.

    Black square on point with a white centered horizontal band.
    Black square on point, with the black capitalized letter “Y” over a white centered horizontal band.
  • (6) Until December 31, 2020, instead of being marked with the mark illustrated in subsection (5), a means of containment may have displayed on it

    • (a) the words “Limited Quantity” or “quantité limitée”;

    • (b) the abbreviation “Ltd. Qty.” or “quant. ltée”;

    • (c) the words “Consumer Commodity” or “bien de consommation”; or

    • (d) the UN number of each limited quantity of dangerous goods preceded by the letters “UN”, placed within a square on point.

  • (7) For the purposes of paragraph 6(d), the line forming the square on point must be black and be at least 2 mm wide. If the dangerous goods have different UN numbers, the square on point must be large enough to include each UN number, but in any case each side must be not less than 50 mm long. The UN numbers and letters must be at least 6 mm high. The line, UN numbers and letters must be on a contrasting background.

  • SOR/2003-273, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 8
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 6
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 8
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
 
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