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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2021-06-23. Previous Versions

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

Special Cases (continued)

Agriculture: Pesticide Exemption

  •  (1) Part 3 (Documentation), the requirements for the display of a UN number in section 4.15 of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) and Part 6 (Training) do not apply to a solution of pesticides in transport on a road vehicle if

    • (a) the dangerous goods are transported solely on land for a distance less than or equal to 100 km;

    • (b) the dangerous goods are in a large means of containment that

      • (i) has a capacity that is less than or equal to 6 000 L, and

      • (ii) is used to prepare the dangerous goods for application or to apply the dangerous goods; and

    • (c) only one large means of containment containing the solution of pesticides is in transport on the road vehicle.

  • (2) Despite the exemption for documentation in subsection (1), when an ERAP is required under Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), the dangerous goods must be accompanied by a shipping document.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 12
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 22

Agriculture: Anhydrous Ammonia Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation) and Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) do not apply to UN1005, ANHYDROUS AMMONIA, if it is

  • (a) in transport solely on land and the distance on public roads is less than or equal to 100 km; and

  • (b) in a large means of containment with a capacity that is less than or equal to 10 000 L and is used for the field application of anhydrous ammonia.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 8
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 13

Transportation within a Facility

 These Regulations do not apply to dangerous goods that are transported solely within a manufacturing or processing facility to which public access is controlled.

Emergency Response Exemption

 These Regulations do not apply to dangerous goods that are in quantities necessary to respond to an emergency that endangers public safety and that are in transport in a means of transport that is dedicated to emergency response, unless the dangerous goods are forbidden for transport in Schedule 1, Schedule 3 or, for transport by aircraft, the ICAO Technical Instructions.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 14

Operation of a Means of Transport or a Means of Containment Exemption

  •  (1) These Regulations do not apply to dangerous goods on a means of transport that are required for

    • (a) the propulsion of the means of transport and that are

      • (i) intended to remain on the means of transport until used, and

      • (ii) contained in a fuel tank permanently installed on the means of transport;

    • (b) the safety of individuals on board the means of transport;

    • (c) the operation or safety of the means of transport including, while installed in the means of transport and used or likely to be used for purposes related to transport, air bags, air brakes, flares, lighting, shock absorbers or fire extinguishers; or

    • (d) ventilation, refrigeration or heating units that are necessary to maintain environmental conditions within a means of containment in transport on the means of transport and are intended to remain with the units or on the means of transport until used.

  • (2) The exemption in subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) ammunition; or

    • (b) dangerous goods being delivered to a destination and from which a portion is drawn off during transport for propulsion of the means of transport.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 14

Transportation between Two Properties

 These Regulations do not apply to dangerous goods, other than Class 1, Explosives, or Class 7, Radioactive Materials, that are in transport on a road vehicle between two properties owned or leased by the manufacturer, producer or user of the dangerous goods if

  • (a) the dangerous goods are transported a distance less than or equal to 3 km on a public road;

  • (b) the road vehicle has displayed on it

    • (i) the placard for the primary class of each of the dangerous goods, or

    • (ii) the DANGER placard;

  • (c) 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

  • (d) the local police are advised, in writing, of the nature of the dangerous goods no more than 12 months in advance of the transport.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 15

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-137, s. 8]

Ferry Exemption

 Paragraph 3.6(3)(a) of Part 3 (Documentation), and subsection 4.16(3) and paragraph 4.16.1(2)(d) of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) do not apply to dangerous goods in transport on a road vehicle or railway vehicle that is being transported on board a vessel that is operating over the most direct water route between two points that are not more than 5 km apart.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 17
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 6

Propane and Gasoline in Highway Tanks on Board Passenger Carrying Vessels

 Subsection 1.6(1) of Part 1 (Coming into Force, Repeal, Interpretation, General Provisions and Special Cases) and paragraph 3.6(3)(a) of Part 3 (Documentation) do not apply to dangerous goods that are UN1203, GASOLINE or UN1978, PROPANE that are in a highway tank that is being transported by a tank truck on board a passenger carrying vessel that is operating over the most direct water route between two points that are not more than 5 km apart if the following conditions are met:

  • (a) no more than two tank trucks transporting dangerous goods that are UN1203, GASOLINE or UN1978, PROPANE are on board the passenger carrying vessel;

  • (b) before the tank truck is placed on board the passenger carrying vessel, the highway tank is visually inspected by its driver for dents or evidence of leakage;

  • (c) the tank truck is located on an open deck;

  • (d) a safety perimeter of at least 1 m is established around the tank truck while it is on board the passenger carrying vessel;

  • (e) the tank truck’s parking brakes are set securely throughout the journey until the passenger carrying vessel has completed docking;

  • (f) the tank truck’s engine is either left running at all times or is shut off and not restarted until the passenger carrying vessel has completed docking;

  • (g) the tank truck’s driver remains with the tank truck while it is on board the passenger carrying vessel;

  • (h) notices prohibiting smoking, the use of an open flame and the use of spark-producing equipment on the passenger carrying vessel are placed in full view of passengers;

  • (i) fixed extinguishing equipment, including foam cannon units that are capable of reaching the highway tank, is installed on board the passenger carrying vessel;

  • (j) absorbent material that is compatible with flammable liquids is available on board the passenger carrying vessel;

  • (k) a flammable gas detector is available on board the passenger carrying vessel; and

  • (l) the passenger carrying vessel’s master ensures that the tank truck is constantly monitored by a crew member while it is on board the passenger carrying vessel.

  • SOR/2017-253, s. 6

Class 1, Explosives, Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 6 (Training), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting on a road vehicle or a railway vehicle dangerous goods included in Class 1, Explosives, if

  • (a) the quantity of all the explosives in the road vehicle or railway vehicle that are not subject to special provision 85 or 86, expressed in net explosives quantity, is less than or equal to the number shown in column 6(a) of Schedule 1 for each of the explosives;

  • (b) the quantity of all the explosives in the road vehicle or railway vehicle that are subject to special provision 85 or 86, expressed in number of articles, is less than or equal to the number shown in special provision 85 or 86 for each of the explosives;

  • (c) each means of containment has displayed on it the class, compatibility group and UN number of the explosives contained inside it; and

  • (d) a placard is displayed in accordance with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) if the explosives are included in Class 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.5

    • (i) in any quantity exceeding 10 kg net explosives quantity, or

    • (ii) in any number of articles exceeding 1 000 for explosives subject to special provision 85 or 86.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 18
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 7
  • SOR/2014-306, s. 11

Class 2, Gases, or Ammonia Solutions (Class 8) in Refrigerating Machines Exemption

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  • SOR/2012-245, s. 10
]

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 8 (Reporting Requirements), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to UN2857, REFRIGERATING MACHINES, and refrigerating machine components, containing Class 2.2, Non-flammable, Non-toxic gases or UN2672, AMMONIA SOLUTIONS, if the quantity of gas has a mass that is less than or equal to 12 kg and the quantity of ammonia solutions is less than or equal to 12 L.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 18
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41

Class 2, Gases, that May Be Identified as UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS

  •  (1) The following dangerous goods may be identified by the UN number UN1075 and the shipping name LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES instead of the UN number and shipping name identified for them:

    • (a) UN1011, BUTANE;

    • (b) UN1012, BUTYLENE;

    • (c) UN1055, ISOBUTYLENE;

    • (d) UN1077, PROPYLENE;

    • (e) UN1969, ISOBUTANE; and

    • (f) UN1978, PROPANE.

  • (2) The shipping name of the dangerous goods listed in paragraphs (1)(a) to (f) may be shown on the shipping document, in parentheses, following the words “LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES”.

  • (3) If either UN1077, PROPYLENE, or UN1978, PROPANE, is to be transported on a road vehicle or railway vehicle on board a vessel and is identified as LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES on the shipping document in accordance with subsection (1), the shipping name PROPYLENE or PROPANE, as appropriate, must be shown on the shipping document, in parentheses, following the words “LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES”.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 18
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 11(E)
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Class 2, Gases, Absolute Pressure between 101.3 kPa and 280 kPa

 Gases that are at an absolute pressure between 101.3 kPa and 280 kPa at 20°C, other than gases included in Class 2.1 or Class 2.3, may be handled, offered for transport or transported on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage as Class 2.2, Non-flammable, Non-toxic gas. In that case, the requirements of these Regulations that relate to gases included in Class 2.2 must be complied with.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 18
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 12
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Class 2, Gases, in Small Means of Containment Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation) and Part 6 (Training) do not apply to dangerous goods that are transported in one or more small means of containment on a road vehicle solely on land if

  • (a) the dangerous goods are

    • (i) UN1001, ACETYLENE, DISSOLVED,

    • (ii) UN1002, AIR, COMPRESSED,

    • (iii) UN1006, ARGON, COMPRESSED,

    • (iv) UN1013, CARBON DIOXIDE,

    • (v) UN1060, METHYLACETYLENE AND PROPADIENE MIXTURE, STABILIZED,

    • (vi) UN1066, NITROGEN, COMPRESSED,

    • (vii) UN1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED, or

    • (viii) UN1978, PROPANE;

  • (b) the dangerous goods are contained in no more than five small means of containment;

  • (c) the gross mass of the dangerous goods is less than or equal to 500 kg; and

  • (d) the labels displayed on the small means of containment can be seen from outside the road vehicle.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 18
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 13(F)

Class 3, Flammable Liquids: General Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods included in Class 3, Flammable Liquids, on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage if the dangerous goods

  • (a) have no subsidiary class;

  • (b) are included in Packing Group III and have a flash point greater than 37.8°C; and

  • (c) are in one or more small 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.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Class 3, Flammable Liquids, Flash Point Greater Than 60°C but Less Than or Equal to 93°C

 Despite section 6.1 of the Act and section 4.2 of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) of these Regulations, substances that have a flash point greater than 60°C but less than or equal to 93°C may be transported on a road vehicle, on a railway vehicle or on a vessel on a domestic voyage as Class 3, Flammable Liquids, Packing Group III. In that case, the requirements of these Regulations, except paragraph 7.2(1)(f) of Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), that relate to flammable liquids that have a flash point less than or equal to 60°C must be complied with.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-137, s. 9]

UN1202, DIESEL FUEL, or UN1203, GASOLINE, Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), the UN number requirements in sections 4.12 and 4.15.2 of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) and Part 6 (Training) do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting on a road vehicle of dangerous goods that are UN1202, DIESEL FUEL or UN1203, GASOLINE, if

  • (a) the dangerous goods are in one or more means of containment, each of which is visible from outside the road vehicle and each of which has displayed on it

    • (i) the label or placard required for the dangerous goods by Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), or

    • (ii) if a side or end of the means of containment is not visible from outside the road vehicle, the label or placard required for the dangerous goods by Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) on a side or end that is visible from outside the road vehicle;

  • (b) each means of containment is secured to the road vehicle so that the required label or at least one of the required placards displayed on it is visible from outside the road vehicle during transport; and

  • (c) the total capacity of all the means of containment is less than or equal to 2 000 L.

  • SOR/2003-273, s. 4
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 10

Class 3, Flammable Liquids, Alcoholic Beverage and Aqueous Solution of Alcohol Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 8 (Reporting Requirements), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage of

  • (a) an alcoholic beverage if the alcoholic beverage

    • (i) contains alcohol that is less than or equal to 24% by volume,

    • (ii) is included in Packing Group II and is in a means of containment with a capacity that is less than or equal to 5 L, or

    • (iii) is included in Packing Group III and is in a means of containment with a capacity that is less than or equal to 250 L; or

  • (b) an aqueous solution of alcohol if the aqueous solution has a flash point greater than 23°C and

    • (i) contains alcohol that is less than or equal to 50% by volume and at least 50% by volume of a substance that is not dangerous goods, and

    • (ii) is contained in a small means of containment.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 9
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
 
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