Protective Direction No. 31
I, Marie-France Dagenais, Director General of the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, being a person designated by the Minister of Transport to issue Protective Directions under section 32 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (Act), and considering it necessary to deal with an emergency that involves a danger to public safety, do hereby direct any person engaged in importing or offering crude oil for transport to immediately test the classification of crude oil being imported, handled, offered for transport or transported as UN 1267, or UN 1993, if the classification testing has not been conducted since July 7, 2013, and to provide those test results to Transport Canada upon request.
Moreover, following testing, any person who imports or offers for transport UN 1267 or UN 1993 must immediately provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the tested product to me, through the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre, also known as CANUTEC.
Finally, until such time as the person importing or offering for transport has completed the testing, any person who imports, handles, offers for transport, or transports crude oil classified as UN 1267 or UN 1993 by rail must ship all such crude oil as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid Packing Group (PG) I and meet the requirements established in the Act, regulations and standards regarding UN 1267 or UN 1993 classified as PG I. Classification testing must follow the requirements of the Act and its regulations.
This Protective Direction No. 31 shall take effect immediately upon receipt. It remains in effect indefinitely or until cancelled in writing by the Director General of the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.
SIGNED AT OTTAWA, ONTARIO, this seventeenth day of October 2013
Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate
Directrice générale, Direction générale du transport des marchandises dangereuses
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