Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations
114 (1) No person shall load or unload
(a) ammonium nitrate; or
(b) more than 10 000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate based fertilizer.
(2) At least 24 hours before 150 tonnes or more of ammonium nitrate based fertilizer are to be loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall notify the following of the intention to load or unload and the location where it will take place:
(a) the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to that location; and
(b) the harbour master at the port or, if there is no harbour master, the person responsible for the port.
(3) The notification shall confirm that the fertilizer is considered to be free from the hazard of self-sustaining decomposition when tested in accordance with section 4 of Appendix 2 to the BC Code.
(4) The harbour master at the port or, if there is no harbour master, the person responsible for the port at the location where loading or unloading ammonium nitrate based fertilizer will take place shall ensure that information in respect of fire prevention, emergency procedures, storage, cleanliness and separation from contaminants and other dangerous goods is available at the location.
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