Registration, Approvals and Certification

6.1 Registration of Tank Car Facilities Located in Canada

6.1.1 Registration

A tank car facility located in Canada must be registered by the Director. A tank car facility must only perform the tank car, service equipment or lining and coating functions authorized by the Director.

6.1.2 Certificate of Registration

A facility is registered upon the issuance, by the Director, of a Certificate of Registration, which will be valid until the expiration date indicated on the certificate or its revocation for cause. The registered facility must perform the functions authorized by the Certificate of Registration at the location stipulated on the Certificate of Registration unless the certificate authorizes the facility to conduct these activities elsewhere.

6.1.3 Application for Registration

Application for registration must be submitted to the Director and, at a minimum, must include the following information:

  1. name, street address, and mailing address of the facility applying for registration; and
  2. detailed description of the facility, equipment, personnel, quality management system and of the functions that will be performed.

6.1.4 Registration and Compliance

The Director must register the facility if the Director is satisfied that the facility is capable of consistently complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

6.1.5 Revocation for Cause

The Director may revoke the Certificate of Registration of the facility if the Director is satisfied that the facility is not capable of or is not complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

6.2 Procedure for Securing Approval of Tank Cars

6.2.1 Application

Before a tank car is manufactured or modified, approval must be obtained from the Executive Director. To obtain approval for the design, manufacture, modification, or weld repair of a specification tank car, an application together with detailed drawings must be submitted in accordance with the requirements set out in par. 1.4 of the AAR Specifications for Tank Cars publication. The Executive Director must issue approvals or rejections of applications.

6.2.2 Compliance

If the tank car is in compliance with the requirements of this standard, the application must be approved by the Committee.

6.3 Certificate of Construction

6.3.1 Manufacturer Responsible for Certificate of Construction

Before a tank car is used for the handling, offering for transport, or transporting of dangerous goods, the manufacturer of the tank car must provide the owner and the Executive Director, with a copy of the Certificate of Construction, in the form specified by the Committee.

6.3.2 Manufacture of Tank Cars in Series

If more than one tank car or tank car tank are manufactured successively, are identical in all details of design, manufacture, and materials to one another, and are submitted as one application in accordance with the procedure for approval under clause 6.2, only one Certificate of Construction covering each series of such tank cars or tank car tanks is required.

6.4 Service Equipment Approval

If the AAR Specifications for Tank Cars publication specifies that approval by the Committee is required for service equipment of a tank car, the tank car must not be used for the handling, offering for transport, or transporting of dangerous goods by rail unless the service equipment has been approved by the Committee.

6.5 Registration by Manufacturer or Independent Inspector of Ton Containers

6.5.1 Manufacture of Ton Container

Before a ton container of TC Class 106A or TC Class 110A is manufactured, the manufacturer and the design of the ton container must be registered with the Director.

6.5.2 Inspection at Manufacture's Facilities

An independent inspector must be registered with the Director for the specific purpose of inspections at the manufacturer's facilities.

6.5.3 Application for Registration

An application for registration must be submitted to the Director, and at a minimum must include the following information:

  1. name of the applicant, name of a contact person, street address and mailing address of the applicant;
  2. in the case of a ton container manufacturer:
    1. the name and location of the manufacturing facility and a description of the manufacturing process;
    2. the design information of the ton container, including service equipment;
    3. the name and address of the independent inspector; and
    4. a copy of a sample certificate of construction.
  3. in the case of an independent inspector:
    1. the inspection functions that the applicant intends to perform;
    2. a statement of the qualifications of the inspection staff based on their experience and training; and
    3. a copy of a sample certificate of inspector's report.

6.5.4 Registration and Compliance

The Director must register the ton container manufacturer or independent inspector if the Director is satisfied that the manufacturer or inspector is capable of complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

6.5.5 Revocation for Cause

The Director may revoke the Certificate of Registration of the ton container manufacturer or independent inspector if the Director is satisfied that the manufacturer or inspector is not capable of or is not complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

6.5.6 Ownership Transfer of Ton Container

At the time of initial ownership transfer of a TC Class 106A or TC Class 110A ton container, the manufacturer must provide the owner and the Director with a copy of the Certificate of Construction, in the form specified by the Director, and a copy of the Certificate of Inspector's Report certifying that the tank and its service equipment conform to the requirements of the specification in accordance with the requirements set out in clause 8.5.18.

6.6 Registration of Ton Container Periodic Retest Facilities

6.6.1 Registration

A facility performing the hydrostatic pressure test, the air-pressure test, or the visual inspection test set out in clauses 9.9.2.1, 9.9.2.2, 9.9.2.3, and 9.9.2.8 must be registered with the Director.

6.6.2 Application for Registration by a Test Facility

An application for registration must be submitted to the Director and, at a minimum, must include the following information:

  1. name of the applicant, name of a contact person, street address, and mailing address of the applicant;
  2. name and location of the test facility;
  3. description of the equipment, inspection and test procedures;
  4. statement of the qualifications of the inspection staff based on their experience and training; and
  5. copy of a test report.

6.6.3 Registration and Compliance

The Director must register the test facility if the Director is satisfied that the facility is capable of complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

6.6.4 Revocation for Cause

The Director may revoke the registration of the test facility if the Director is satisfied that the facility is not capable of or is not complying with the applicable requirements of this standard.

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