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

Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

PART 12Air (continued)

International and Domestic Transport by Aircraft (continued)

Shipping Document

 The shipping document for dangerous goods transported by aircraft must

  • (a) be completed in accordance with Chapter 4, Documentation, of Part 5, Shipper’s Responsibilities, of the ICAO Technical Instructions; and

  • (b) show the information required for the dangerous goods by the ICAO Technical Instructions on a document that has, on the left and right margins, red hatchings that are oriented to the right or to the left.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 40
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 94

Information to Pilot-in-command

 Despite subsection 12.1(1), the following text replaces subsection 4.1.6 in section 4.1, Information to the pilot-in-command, of Chapter 4, Provision of information, of Part 7, Operator’s Responsibilities, of the ICAO Technical Instructions:

“4.1.6 The information provided to the pilot-in-command must be presented on a dedicated form and not by means of air waybills, dangerous goods transport documents, invoices, etc.”

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 41
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 29
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 24

Domestic Transport by Aircraft

Explosives, Class 1.4S

  •  (1) A person may handle, offer for transport or transport by aircraft within Canada explosives included in Class 1.4S if

    • (a) the person complies with the ICAO Technical Instructions, other than Part 4, Packing Instructions, and sections 1.1 to 1.3 of Chapter 1, General, sections 2.1 to 2.4.1 and 2.4.3 to 2.5 of Chapter 2, Marking, Chapter 3, Labelling, and Chapter 4, Documentation, of Part 5, Shipper’s Responsibilities;

    • (b) when the consignor is not the air carrier, the consignor notifies the air carrier of the presence of the explosives before offering them for transport;

    • (c) the explosives are one or more of the explosives set out in the following table:

      TABLE

      UN NumberShipping Name
      UN0012CARTRIDGES FOR WEAPONS, INERT PROJECTILE, or CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS
      UN0014CARTRIDGES FOR WEAPONS, BLANK, or CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS, BLANK, or CARTRIDGES FOR TOOLS, BLANK
      UN0055CASES, CARTRIDGE, EMPTY, WITH PRIMER
      UN0323CARTRIDGES, POWER DEVICE
      UN0405CARTRIDGES, SIGNAL
    • (d) the calibre of cartridges with the UN number UN0012 or UN0014 is

      • (i) less than 50 calibres, in the case of cartridges for rifles or pistols, or

      • (ii) greater than or equal to 8 gauge, in the case of cartridges for shotguns;

    • (e) the gross mass of each means of containment is less than or equal to 25 kg;

    • (f) the explosives are placed in an inner means of containment that is a box, in metal or plastic clips or in partitions that fit snugly in an outer means of containment 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;

    • (g) the primers are protected from accidental initiation; and

    • (h) each of the outer means of containment is marked with the gross mass in kilograms and the words “Explosives — Excepted” or “Explosifs — Exceptés”, in letters at least 25 mm high and in a colour that contrasts with the background colour of the means of containment.

  • (2) Despite the restrictions that apply to item 14 of Table 8-1 to Chapter 1, Provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers or crew, of Part 8, Provisions Concerning Passengers and Crew, of the ICAO Technical Instructions, ammunition, or ammunition loaded in a firearm, with the UN number and shipping name UN0012, CARTRIDGES FOR WEAPONS, INERT PROJECTILE or UN0012, CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS or UN0014, CARTRIDGES FOR WEAPONS, BLANK or UN0014, CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS, BLANK or UN0014, CARTRIDGES FOR TOOLS, BLANK, may be transported on board an aircraft by a peace officer as defined in section 3 of the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 or by an in-flight security officer.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 42
  • SOR/2003-400, s. 3(F)
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 95
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 30
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 25

Forbidden Explosives

  •  (1) A person may handle, offer for transport or transport by aircraft within Canada explosives that are forbidden for transport in any of columns 10 to 13 of Table 3-1, Dangerous Goods List, in Chapter 2, Arrangement of the dangerous goods list (Table 3-1), of Part 3, Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions and Limited and Excepted Quantities, of the ICAO Technical Instructions if

    • (a) the person complies with

      • (i) paragraphs 12.1(1)(a) to (j),

      • (ii) the quantity limits and the packing instructions set out in columns 10 to 13 of Table S-3-1, Supplementary Dangerous Goods List, in Chapter 2, Supplementary Dangerous Goods List (Class 1), of Part S-3, Dangerous Goods List, Special Provisions and Quantity Limitations, of the Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions, and

      • (iii) the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions;

    • (b) the explosives are

      • (i) UN0030, DETONATORS, ELECTRIC for blasting,

      • (ii) UN0042, BOOSTERS without detonator,

      • (iii) UN0059, CHARGES, SHAPED without detonator,

      • (iv) UN0065, CORD, DETONATING, flexible,

      • (v) UN0081, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE A,

      • (vi) UN0082, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE B,

      • (vii) UN0083, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE C,

      • (viii) UN0084, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE D,

      • (ix) UN0241, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE E,

      • (x) UN0331, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE B; or AGENT, BLASTING, TYPE B,

      • (xi) UN0332, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING TYPE E; or AGENT, BLASTING, TYPE E, or

      • (xii) UN0360, DETONATOR ASSEMBLIES, NON-ELECTRIC for blasting;

    • (c) the explosives

      • (i) are not included in compatibility group A,

      • (ii) have not deteriorated or been damaged,

      • (iii) do not have an active means of initiation and are not primed for use, and

      • (iv) are in a means of containment that is required for them by the packing instructions set out in Chapter 3, Class 1 — Explosives, of Part S-4, Packing Instructions, of the Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions; and

    • (d) there are no other dangerous goods transported on board the aircraft at the same time as the explosives.

  • (2) The consignor of the explosives must

    • (a) notify the air carrier, in writing, of the shipping name, UN number, primary class and compatibility group of the explosives at least 48 hours before the explosives are loaded on the aircraft;

    • (b) keep a copy of the notification to the air carrier for two years after the date the notification is sent to the air carrier; and

    • (c) notify the consignee at least 24 hours before the explosives are transported of the expected time of transport unless the consignor and the air carrier agree that the air carrier will notify the consignee of the expected time of transport when the air carrier gives the consignor written agreement to transport the explosives.

  • (3) The air carrier must, at least 24 hours before transporting the explosives,

    • (a) give the consignor written agreement to transport the explosives and keep a copy of this agreement for two years after the date the notification referred to in paragraph (2)(a) is sent to the consignor; and

    • (b) notify each aerodrome operator listed on the flight plan of the intended time of departure, arrival and technical stops, if any.

  • (4) The notification referred to in paragraph (2)(a) and the agreement referred to in paragraph (3)(a) are valid for any subsequent transport of the explosives for two years beginning on the date that the notification and the agreement were made unless any of the information required in them changes.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 43
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 31
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 26
 
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