G20 2010 Interim Order Respecting the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (into, through or within controlled access zones)

INTERPRETATION

1. Words and expressions used in this Interim Order and defined in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations have the same meaning as in that Act or those Regulations, as the case may be.

CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONE

2. (1) The area in Ontario that is described in column 1 of the table to this subsection is established as a controlled access zone and is referred to in this Interim Order in the manner set out in column 2.

table

Item Column 1
Area
Column 2
Zone
1. The area in the City of Toronto that is bounded by Strachan Avenue from Lake Ontario to Queen Street West, Queen Street West from Strachan Avenue to Bathurst Street, Bathurst Street from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, Dundas Street West and Dundas Street East from Bathurst Street to Jarvis Street, Jarvis Street from Dundas Street East to Lake Ontario, and Lake Ontario from Jarvis Street to Strachan Avenue. Zone 1

(2) Zone 1 does not include the roads that form its boundaries.

PROHIBITIONS

3. A person must not handle, offer for transport or transport in a road vehicle any of the following dangerous goods into, through or within Zone 1:

(a) dangerous goods that require an emergency response assistance plan;

(b) dangerous goods that are explosives included in Class 1.1, Class 1.2 or Class 1.5; or

(c) dangerous goods that are included in Class 7, except for medical isotopes included in UN2915, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE that do not require the display of a placard in accordance with Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks, of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

4. (1) Except from midnight to 06:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time, a person must not handle, offer for transport or transport in a road vehicle dangerous goods into, through or within Zone 1 if the dangerous goods require the display of a placard in accordance with Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks, of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to dangerous goods to which section 3 applies.

CESSATION OF EFFECT

5. This Interim Order ceases to have effect at 06:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time on June 28, 2010.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Interim Order)

It is imperative that for the safety and security of the public and of world leaders, dignitaries and participants at the G20 meetings that the transportation of certain dangerous goods be controlled into, through and within a zone that encompasses the meeting venues in and around downtown Toronto.

The interim order responds to requirements agreed to by the RCMP and is built on the work of the G8/G20 Security Surface Technical Working Group in consultation with industry and input from Transport Canada.

It is important to note that the time provided in section 4 of the interim order is the time of day when certain dangerous goods may be transported into, through and within the controlled access zone. It is also important to remember that, in accordance with subsection 2(2) of the interim order, the roads that form the boundaries of Zone 1 are not part of the controlled access zone.

All other aspects of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations continue to apply within and outside the controlled access zone. Dangerous goods inspectors will be enforcing the Interim Order as well as all other requirements established under that Act and those Regulations during the G20.

The interim order will not be made into a permanent regulation and will expire on June 28, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

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