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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Version of section 1.16 from 2020-02-19 to 2023-07-04:

  •  (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

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