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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Version of section 11.1 from 2021-06-23 to 2023-07-04:

  •  (1) A person who imports, offers for transport, handles or transports dangerous goods by vessel must comply with the IMDG Code if the dangerous goods are in transport between

    • (a) two points in Canada on a voyage during which

      • (i) the vessel goes more than 120 nautical miles from shore,

      • (ii) on the Atlantic coast, the vessel goes south of the port of New York, or

      • (iii) on the Pacific coast, the vessel goes south of Portland, Oregon;

    • (b) Canada and another country, if the voyage is not an inland voyage or a sheltered waters voyage that is within the waters described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition inland voyage in section 1 of the Vessel Safety Certificates Regulations; or

    • (c) two points outside Canada on board a vessel registered in Canada.

  • (2) In addition to the requirements in subsection (1), a person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods by vessel must do so in accordance with the following provisions of these Regulations:

    • (a) the following provisions in Part 3 (Documentation):

      • (i) section 3.2, Carrier responsibilities,

      • (ii) subsection 3.4(1), Legibility and language,

      • (iii) paragraph 3.5(1)(f) and subsection 3.5(2), concerning a 24-hour number on a shipping document,

      • (iv) section 3.9, Location of a shipping document: marine, and

      • (v) section 3.10, Location of a shipping document: storage in the course of transportation;

    • (b) the following provisions in Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks):

      • (i) section 4.2, Misleading dangerous goods safety marks,

      • (ii) section 4.4, Consignor responsibilities,

      • (iii) subsection 4.5(1), Carrier responsibilities, and

      • (iv) section 4.6, Visibility, legibility and colour;

    • (c) the following provisions in Part 5 (Means of Containment):

      • (i) section 5.2, Requirements for a standardized means of containment to be in standard,

      • (ii) section 5.3, Certification safety marks on a means of containment,

      • (iii) section 5.6, UN standardized means of containment, and

      • (iv) section 5.10, Means of containment for Class 2, Gases, and section 5.11, UN1950, AEROSOLS, and UN2037, GAS CARTRIDGES; and

    • (d) Part 8 (Reporting Requirements).

  • (3) The means of containment used to transport the dangerous goods must be 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/2002-306, s. 38
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 90
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 27
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, ss. 21, 52
  • SOR/2021-135, s. 26

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