Regulatory Proposals under Development

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Safety Standard TP14877: Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail)

A proposed Amendment  to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations has been published in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette on January 11th, 2014.  The amendment can be viewed at the following URL: http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2014/2014-01-11/pdf/g1-14802.pdf

The proposed Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations would adopt Transport Canada Standard TP14877—a revised standard—by reference to replace the current CGSB43.147-2005 amended in July 2008 to update certain tank car design requirements, and certain selection and use requirements to bring them into harmonization with current U.S. regulations.

These amendments would introduce a new standard with the following changes:

  • New requirements for half head-shields, increased thickness of the shell and heads, and top-fitting protection for new DOT-111 tank cars;
  • Two new designs of cryogenic tank cars as well as a new design for tank cars carrying liquefied natural gas or ethylene refrigerated liquid, that are both currently only allowed in Canada through an equivalency certificate;
  • Addition of a requirement for stub sill inspection;
  • Additional safety features on tank cars carrying between 120,000 to 130,000 kilograms (i.e. 263,000 to 286,000 pounds) of dangerous goods; and
  • Increase pressure relief valve requirements on aluminum tank cars to reduce non-accidental releases; therefore, reducing a worker’s risk of being exposed to the dangerous goods.

These amendments would also introduce new requirements regarding the classification and the shipping document:

  • Addition of a requirement for consignors to keep a record of classification;
  • Addition of a requirement for consignors and carriers offering for transport or transporting petroleum crude oil to keep a record of the sampling method they have used for the classification; and
  • Addition for a requirement to include a consignor’s certification on a shipping document for the transport of dangerous goods by any mode of transport.

Comments are requested, in writing, on or before February 10th, 2014.  Please send comments to:

Geneviève Sansoucy
Regulatory Affairs,
Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate,
Department of Transport,
Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON  K1A 0N5

Tel: 613-990-5766
Fax: 613-993-5925
Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Update of Standards)

A proposed Amendment  to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations has been published in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette on November 16th, 2013.  The amendment can be viewed at the following URL:

http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2013/2013-11-16/html/reg5-eng.html

This amendment proposes to adopt a series of new safety standards:

  • CSA Standard B625-08 – Portable Tanks for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA Standard B626-09 – TC 44 Portable Tank Specification TC 44
  • CSA Standards B341-09 – UN Pressure Receptacles and Multiple-Element Gas Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods and CSA B342-09 – Selection and Use of UN Pressure Receptacles and Multiple-Element Gas Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Class 2
  • Transport Canada Publication TP14850 – Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9

and also new editions of standards already in the TDG Regulations:

  • CSA 339-08 – Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA B340-08 – Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2
  • CGSB 43.123-2010 – Aerosol Containers and Gas Cartridges for Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA B620-09  – Highway Tanks and TC Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CSA B621-09 –  Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks, and Other Large Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9 and
  • CSA B622-09 –  Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks, and Ton Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2

Comments are requested, in writing, on or before January 30th, 2014.  Please send comments to:

Geneviève Sansoucy
Regulatory Affairs,
Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate,
Department of Transport,
Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON  K1A 0N5

Tel: 613-990-5766
Fax: 613-993-5925
Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca