CAN/CGSB-43.146

Currently in force:
CAN/CGSB-43.146-2002

Date published:
January 2002
(English and French)

Amendment in force:

Previous edition:
CAN/CGSB-43.146-94

Upcoming edition / amendment:
CAN/CGSB-43.146-2016

N.B. The 2016 edition is not currently in force as it has not yet been adopted by reference into the TDG Regulations.

Significant changes from CAN/CGSB-43.146-2002 to CAN/CGSB-43.146-2016

What is the scope of the standard?

CAN/CGSB-43.146 sets out the requirements for design and manufacture of UN standardized intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with a capacity less than or equal to 3000 L and their selection and use for transport of dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9. 

Where is the standard referenced in the TDG Regulations?

Section 5.6 of the TDG Regulations specifies that an IBC manufactured in Canada is a UN Standardized Means of Containment if it is in compliance with sections 2 to 11 of CAN/CGSB-43.146.

Section 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized small means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3, 12 and 13 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 regardless of the mode of transportation.

Section 5.14 of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized large means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2, 3, 12 and 13 of CAN/CGSB-43.146 is one of the permitted container types for the road, rail or maritime transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9.

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Canadian General Standards Board.

Where can I obtain more information?

For more information on matters pertaining to CAN/CGSB-43.146:

Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
1-855-298-1520
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.

MOCregister-Registrecontenant@tc.gc.ca

Technical inquiries:
tdgcontainers-tmdcontenants@tc.gc.ca.
Please include the text "IBCs" in the subject line.

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