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Advisory Circulars

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS AVIATION ADVISORY CIRCULAR

No. 0258

2006.09.11

TITLE

Clarification of the definition of the terms " active fire suppression " and "forestry" as used in Section 12.12 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

INTRODUCTION

This Commercial and Business Aviation Advisory Circular (CBAAC) advises air operators what is included in the terms "active fire suppression" and " forestry " as used in Section 12.12 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

APPLICABILITY

This CBAAC applies to all Commercial Operators under Subparts 702, 703, 704 and 705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

REFERENCES

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, Section 12.12.

BACKGROUND

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) governs the transport of dangerous goods by all modes of transport to, from and within Canada.

Section 12.12 of the TDGR specifies the requirements for the safe transport of dangerous goods in aerial operations such as "active fire suppression" and "forestry".

POLICY DEVELOPMENT



ACTION

The clarification of these terms eliminates the need for air operators conducting "active fire suppression" and "forestry" activities in accordance with Section 12.12 of the TDGR, and within the parameters of these definitions, to obtain a new or use an existing Permit for Equivalent Level for Safety on this issue.

FUTURE DISPOSITION

This CBAAC will remain in effect until rescinded.

Original signed by

D.B. Sherritt
Director
Commercial & Business Aviation/
Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing/
Safety Management System Implementation

Commercial & Business Aviation Advisory Circulars (CBAAC) are intended to provide information and guidance regarding operational matters. A CBAAC may describe an acceptable, but not the only, means of demonstrating compliance with existing regulations. CBAACs in and of themselves do not change, create any additional, authorize changes in, or permit deviations from regulatory requirements. CBAACs are available electronically on the TC Web site, at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/commerce-circulars-menu-284.htm
Date modified:
2011-03-01

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