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"Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9, a Transport Canada Standard"
Currently in force:
(English and French)
Upcoming edition / amendment:
TP 14850, October 2018
The 2018 version of the TP 14850 Standard is not in force yet. The 2010 standard will stay in force until the new standard is referenced in the TDG Regulations.
The TP 14850 standard sets out the requirements for the design and manufacture of small containers (bags, boxes, combination packagings, composite packagings, drums and jerricans) with a maximum capacity of 450L and their use for the transportation of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9.
Section 5.6 of the TDG Regulations specifies that small containers manufactured in Canada are UN Standardized Means of Containment if they are in compliance with sections 2 and 3 and Part 1 of the TP14850 standard.
Subsection 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that UN Standardized small means of containment selected and used in accordance with sections 2 and 3 and Part 2 of the TP14850 standard are permitted container types for transport of dangerous goods in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9.
A copy of TP14850, 2010 can be obtained from the Transport Canada website.
A copy of TP14850, 2018 can be obtained from the Transport Canada website.
For more information on matters pertaining to TP 14850:
Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.
Please include the text "Small means of Containment" in the subject line.