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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Version of section 1.50 from 2023-07-05 to 2024-02-06:

  •  (1) Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5 and subsection 5.10(1) do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transport of UN1978, PROPANE, in a cylinder on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a ship on a domestic voyage if

    • (a) the cylinder is for use in a hot air balloon and is marked clearly and visibly, in letters at least 5 mm high, with the words “FOR USE IN HOT AIR BALLOONS ONLY” or “POUR UTILISATION DANS LES BALLONS SEULEMENT”;

    • (b) a flight authority, as defined in subsection 101.01(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, has been issued in respect of the hot air balloon;

    • (c) the cylinder is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of dangerous goods that could endanger public safety;

    • (d) subject to paragraph (e), the cylinder

      • (i) is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with CSA B340, except clause 5.3.1.4 of that standard,

      • (ii) is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with CSA B342,

      • (iii) is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with 49 CFR and, in the case of a requalified cylinder, is marked with the requalification markings required by CSA B339 or 49 CFR,

      • (iv) is manufactured and selected in accordance with the ADR, is marked with the symbol π (Pi) in accordance with the TPED and is used in accordance with clauses 4.1.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3(b) to (e), 5.1.8 and 5.3.1.1 of CSA B340, or

      • (v) was manufactured before January 1, 2017, and is used in accordance with clauses 4.1.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.7, 4.3.8, 4.3.9, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3(b) to (e), 5.1.8 and 5.3.1.1 of CSA B340; and

    • (e) the liquid phase of the propane is less than or equal to 85% of the capacity of the cylinder at 15°C.

  • (2) For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(d)(iv), ADR means the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, published by the United Nations, as amended from time to time and TPED means the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive, Directive 2010/35/EU, June 16, 2010, published by the Council of the European Union.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a cylinder referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(iv) or (v) must be requalified within

    • (a) 10 years after its date of manufacture; or

    • (b) 10 years after its most recent requalification date as marked on the cylinder.

  • (4) A cylinder that must be requalified on or before January 1, 2018 may be requalified within a 12-month grace period that starts on the day on which this section comes into force.

  • (5) When it is requalified, a cylinder referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(iv) or (v) must

    • (a) be requalified with a proof pressure retest and an internal and external visual inspection in accordance with clause 24 of CSA B339 by a facility that holds a valid certificate of registration referred to in clause 25.3 of CSA B339; or

    • (b) be subjected to a periodic inspection and test in accordance with clause 19 of CSA B341.

  • SOR/2017-137, s. 17
  • SOR/2023-155, s. 26

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