Regulatory Proposals under Development

  • CAN/CGSB-43.146 Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods

    The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released the proposed draft of the National Standard of Canada for Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods - CAN/CGSB-43.146 Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods. Once the proposed standard is finalized and published, we will propose an amendment to the TDG Regulations to incorporate by reference this latest version.

    The Standards Council of Canada requires all proposed draft standards be made available for a period of 60 days for public review during the development process, to allow input from interested parties.  The period of public review will be open for comments until September 1, 2015.

    To request a copy of the proposed draft standard, please contact CGSB

    For any comments on the proposed revision, please contact:

    France Bernier
    Dangerous Goods Transport Containers Engineer
    Transport Dangerous Goods
    Transport Canada
    Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
    Tel: 613-998-0798 Fax: 613-993-5925
    Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

  • Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, Part 8, Reporting requirements.

    A proposed amendment to Part 8, Reporting Requirements, of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) will be published in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette on June 6, 2015. The amendment will be accessible through the following URL: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html

    This proposed amendment includes the following:

    • New definition of Release;
    • Amendments to the reporting requirements to introduce circumstances under which a report is required; 
    • Exceptions where the reporting obligation do not apply;
    • The reporting of the loss or theft of dangerous goods;
    • The reporting of unlawful interference with dangerous goods; and
    • New reporting criteria for misdeclared or undeclared dangerous goods to harmonize with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) reporting requirements.

    Comments are requested in writing on or before July 6, 2015.  Please send comments to:

    Geneviève Sansoucy
    A/Chief, Regulatory Affairs Branch
    Transport Dangerous Goods
    Transport Canada
    Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
    Tel: 613-990-5766 Fax: 613-993-5925
    Email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca