Summary

Dangerous Goods

Issues identified as of September 30th, 2004

In March, 2004, we published a detailed consultation document explaining each issue identified for the review of the TDG Act. Here is a summary list.

A. Security

A-1. Security plans for dangerous goods that require an ERAP

A-2. Security measures for all consignments of dangerous goods

A-3. Immediate reporting of security breaches

A-4. Security awareness training

A-5. TDG Security Clearance Certificate

A-6. Industry Response to releases that are not accidental

A-7. Application of technology for security purposes

A-8. Vandalism

B. New concepts

B-1. Application of TDG Act

B-2. Estoppels

B-3. Notices of defect (also known as Recalls)

B-4. Emergency Response Assistance network

B-5. People who screen persons or means of containment

B-6. Readily available documents

B-7. Application of requirements in standards for means of containment.

B-8. “Non-Dangerous Goods” carriers

B-9. Operating conditions

B-10. Undue threat to public safety

B-11. Examining failed means of containment

B-12. Taking samples of means of containment

B-13. Authority to require registration and conduct audits linked to registration

B-14. Authority to approve Industry-specific Regulations or codes

B-15. Registration of persons who offer for transport, handle, transport or import d. g.

B-16. ERAP: who can offer to “cover” a consignment (was D-2)

C. Concepts which are thought to be covered in the current TDG Act

C-1. Standardized means of containment

C-2. Persons offering for transport to themselves

C-3. Safety marks

C-4. Importer

C-5. Documents that an inspector may request or see

C-6. Privileged information

C-7. TDG Inspector authority

C-8. Federal-Provincial-Territorial discrepancies in legislation

C-9. Using marks and documents as proof of content

C-10. Misleading safety marks (section 6 of the TDG Act) (was F-5)

D. Fixing the wording

D-1. Permits.

D-2. All words defined in section 2 (and any word used in the Act).

E. Automatic issues

E-1. Impact on the environment

E-2. Impact on trade and competitiveness

E-3. Federal-Provincial-Territorial considerations

E-4. International and inter-program harmonization and reciprocity

E-5. Links with other programs

E-6. Link with other government priorities

E-7. Relevance of the program

E-8. Does the TDG Act allow for Smart Regulations?

F. Issues outside the scope of review

F-1. Consolidated implementation guideline

F-2. Notice requirement for amendments to Regulations

F-3. Harmonization with USA

F-4. Ticketing

F-5. Road Tunnels

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