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Notice of migration TP14850

From Transport Canada

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of developments relating to the TP 14850 Standard: Small Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9. Transport Canada, in collaboration with a Technical Committee of experts, has been working on the development of a new edition of the TP14850 Standard. This process is nearing completion.

Recently, Transport Canada signed an agreement with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) to return the TP14850 standard to a National Standard of Canada under the CGSB (CAN/CGSB-43.150). The intent is that the new CAN/CGSB 43.150 Standard be published by March 2020.

The CGSB is currently working on reconstituting the membership of the Technical Committee called “CGSB Committee on Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods”, in charge of developing the CGSB standard. If your organization is interested in participating in this work, please send an email to: Robert Long via email at: robert.long@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca by July 27th, 2018.

Please understand that the CGSB must keep the voting membership of the CGSB Committee to a reasonable size to be at the same time productive and representative of the balance of interests of the various categories in accordance with the accreditation requirements it is obligated to follow. While not every organization may be granted voting status privileges, full participation in the standards development process will be provided to all that apply. CGSB retains the authority to determine membership status. The CGSB may have to make adjustments to maintain the balance of the various categories of membership. These changes are required to satisfy CGSB’s requirements as an accredited standards development organization within Canada’s standards development system.

Notice – Transfer of TP14877 to CGSB

From Transport Canada

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has published the updated Transport Canada Standard TP14877, Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, January 2018. The standard covers large means of containment used in the handling, offering for transport and transport of dangerous goods by rail.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/safety-menu-1326.html

The 2018 standard will come into force when the regulatory amendment Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail) will be approved for publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II. We are working diligently to complete this amendment as soon as possible.

Recently, Transport Canada signed an agreement with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) to return the TP14877 standard to a National Standard of Canada under the CGSB (CAN/CGSB-43.147). The intent is to get the new CAN/CGSB 43.147 standard published by the end of March 2020.

The CGSB is currently working on reconstituting the membership of its technical committee called “CGSB Committee on Tank Cars for the Transport of Dangerous Goods”, in charge of developing the CGSB standard. If your organization is interested in participating in this work, please send an email to Robert Long at robert.long@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca by July 27, 2018.

Please understand that the CGSB must keep the voting membership of the CGSB Committee to a reasonable size to be at the same time productive and representative of the balance of interests of the various categories in accordance with the accreditation requirements it is obligated to follow. While not every organization may be granted voting status privileges, full participation in the standard development process will be provided to all that apply. CGSB retains the authority to determine membership status. The CGSB may have to make adjustments to maintain the balance of the various categories of membership. This is to satisfy CGSB’s requirements as an accredited standards development organization within Canada’s standards development system.

Consultation - Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan)

June 30, 2018

An amendment entitled Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) was published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on June 30, 2018 for a 60-day comment period. The amendment is accessible through the following URL:

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Emergency Response Assistance Plan)

Any person importing, offering for transport, handling or transporting certain higher risk dangerous goods in quantities or concentrations specified in the TDG Regulations must have an Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP). An ERAP describes the actions to be taken in the event of a transportation incident involving certain higher risk dangerous goods. It also ensures that the risks associated with transporting these dangerous goods are well understood and that appropriate measures are in place.

Specifically, the TDG Regulations would be amended to:

  1. Clarify the process for implementing an ERAP
  2. Modify the ERAP application process to include additional requirements to demonstrate an applicant’s capacity and capability to respond to an incident
  3. Specify who needs an ERAP by aligning the terminology with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
  4. Reduce regulatory burden where possible by clarifying the use of authorized users
  5. Make administrative changes 

You are encouraged to read the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS) that precedes the regulatory text in the proposal. The RIAS provides plain language background information explaining why the changes are required, as well as a description of the main updates that would be made. It provides Transport Canada’s rationale for proceeding with the changes, and outlines the expected costs and benefits that would result from the proposal. It also summarizes the consultations that Transport Canada has held to date on related issues, and shows how the comments received have been addressed in the proposal.

All interested parties are invited to comment on this proposed amendment. Comments should be sent in writing at the address below by August 29th, 2018. The feedback received will be taken into consideration in the development of the final amendment to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Regulatory Affairs Branch
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
E-mail: TC.TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire.TC@tc.gc.ca

Notice – 60 Day Consultation period – Updated Safety Standard CGSB-43.151, “Packaging, Handling, Offering for Transport and Transport of Explosives (Class 1)” – Ending July 31, 2018.

Introduction

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the draft of the updated safety standard CGSB-43.151, “Packaging, Handling, Offering for Transport and Transport of Explosives (Class 1)” for a 60-day consultation. The safety standard sets out the selection and use requirements for dangerous goods containers used to transport Explosives (Class 1). Once the safety standard has been finalized and published, a publication notice will be published specifying the coming into force date of the updated standard.

Highlights of the Updated Standard

  • Updated list of explosives and packing instructions to align with the 20th edition of the UN Recommendations
  • Updated references to other dangerous goods container standards
  • Added packing instructions for UN large packaging
  • Added domestic packing instruction for jet perforating guns
  • Improved usability by reorganizing the standard and incorporating updated regulatory requirements

Draft Safety Standard

To obtain a copy of the draft safety standard, please contact the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) directly via Robert Long at robert.long@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca.

Comments

Comments for improvement to the standard may be sent to the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) using the following instructions.

All comments must include the following information:

  1. CGSB Reference Number/Title of the Standard (e.g. CGSB-43.151, “Packaging, Handling, Offering for Transport and Transport of Explosives (Class 1)”);
  2. Affected Clause No. /Subclause No. /Annex (e.g. 7.2);
  3. Affected Paragraph / Figure / Table / Note (e.g. Table 1);
  4. Comment (justification for change); and
  5. Proposed change.

All comments may be emailed to the following address by July 31, 2018.
robert.long@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

Thank you,
Wali Sagaf
Engineering Services/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate
Transport Canada/Government of Canada
MOCRegister-RegistreContenant@tc.gc.ca
Tel : 1-855-298-1520/TTY : 1-888-675-6863

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