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

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2020-02-19. Previous Versions

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

Special Cases (continued)

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

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 19]

Polyester Resin Kit Exception

 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 of a polyester resin kit that consists of a substance included in Class 3, Packing Group II or III and a substance included in Class 5.2, Type D, E or F that does not require temperature control if

  • (a) the kit is in transport on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage;

  • (b) the gross mass of the kit is less than or equal to 30 kg;

  • (c) the quantity of Class 3 substance in the kit is less than or equal to

    • (i) 1 L for Packing Group II substances, and

    • (ii) 5 L for Packing Group III substances; and

  • (d) the quantity of Class 5.2 substance in the kit is less than or equal to

    • (i) 125 mL for liquids, and

    • (ii) 500 g for solids.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Class 6.2, Infectious Substances, UN3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation) and Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), except section 4.22.1, do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of infectious substances that are included in Category B if

  • (a) one external surface of the means of containment for the substances measures at least 100 mm × 100 mm;

  • (b) the means of containment is in compliance with Part 5 (Means of Containment) and has displayed on the external surface

    • (i) the mark illustrated in Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) for infectious substances included in Category B, and

    • (ii) the shipping name, on a contrasting background, next to the mark in letters at least 6 mm high; and

  • (c) the 24-hour telephone number required under paragraph 3.5(1)(f) is displayed next to the shipping name on the means of containment.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 10
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 21
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 8

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 21]

Biological Products Exemption

 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 biological products if they

  • (a) are prepared in accordance with the requirements set out under the Food and Drugs Act;

  • (b) are in a 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 release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety; and

  • (c) are in a means of containment that is marked with the words “Biological Product” or “Produit biologique” in black letters at least 6 mm high on a contrasting background.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 21
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 11
 
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