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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Version of section 1.3 from 2023-07-05 to 2024-04-01:

  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2020-23, s. 1]

  • (2) In these Regulations,

    • (a) “must” is imperative and “may” is permissive;

    • (b) the words “on”, “in” or “by” are synonymous when they are associated with the defined terms road vehicle, railway vehicle, vessel or aircraft;

    • (c) pressure expressed in kPa is gauge pressure unless designated as absolute pressure, except for vapour pressure, which is always absolute pressure;

    • (d) shipping names listed in Schedule 1 may be

      • (i) written in the singular or plural,

      • (ii) written in upper or lower case letters, except that when the shipping name is followed by the descriptive text associated with the shipping name the descriptive text must be in lower case letters and the shipping name must be in upper case letters (capitals),

      • (iii) in English only, put in a different word order as long as the full shipping name is used and the word order is a commonly used one,

      • (iv) for solutions and mixtures, followed by the word “SOLUTION” or “MIXTURE”, as appropriate, and may include the concentration of the solution or mixture, and

      • (v) for waste, preceded or followed by the word “WASTE” or “DÉCHET”;

    • (e) a symbol set out in column 1 of the following table represents the corresponding unit of measure set out in column 2:

      TABLE

      Column 1Column 2
      SymbolUnit of Measure
      Bqbecquerel
      °Cdegree Celsius
      ft3cubic foot
      ggram
      hhour
      Hzhertz
      Jjoule
      J/gjoules per gram
      kgkilogram
      kBq/kgkilobecquerels per kilogram
      kmkilometre
      km/hkilometres per hour
      kPakilopascal
      Llitre
      L/kglitres per kilogram
      LClethal concentration
      LDlethal dose
      mmetre
      m3cubic metre
      mgmilligram
      mg/kgmilligrams per kilogram
      mg/Lmilligrams per litre
      mLmillilitre
      mL/m3millilitres per cubic metre
      mmmillimetre
      mphmiles per hour
      MPamegapascal
      mSv/hmillisieverts per hour
      µSv/hmicrosieverts per hour
      µmmicrometre
    • (f) when the word “placard” is used, it refers to a specific placard illustrated in the Appendix to Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), but when a placard is required or permitted to be displayed, the singular includes the plural and it means the appropriate number of that placard required by Part 4;

    • (g) the word “or” is used in the inclusive sense unless the associated text clearly indicates otherwise;

    • (h) when a shipping document or a document is required, the requirement refers to

      • (i) the original shipping document or original document, or

      • (ii) a copy of the shipping document or document;

    • (i) when it is necessary to convert between number of articles and net explosives quantity, one kilogram net explosives quantity must be counted as 100 articles and each 100 articles must be counted as one kilogram net explosives quantity;

    • (j) when dangerous goods are in a means of containment, it is the minimum required means of containment if

      • (i) all other means of containment containing it are removed, the means of containment and the dangerous goods it contains would be in compliance with the Act and these Regulations for the purposes of offering for transport, handling or transport of dangerous goods, and

      • (ii) all other means of containment containing it and the means of containment itself are removed, some of the dangerous goods it contains would no longer be in a means of containment that is in compliance with the Act and these Regulations for the purposes of offering for transport, handling or transport of dangerous goods;

    • (k) when the words “means of containment” are used, they refer to the minimum required means of containment unless the associated text clearly indicates otherwise; and

    • (l) the words “gross mass of all dangerous goods” in sections 1.15, 1.16, 1.21 and 1.22 refer to dangerous goods that require shipping documents or that are intended to be transported in accordance with those sections.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-400, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-216, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-279, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-179, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/2014-159, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-253, ss. 2(E), 52
  • SOR/2020-23, s. 1
  • SOR/2023-155, s. 3

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