CAN/CGSB-43.146

(Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9)

Currently in force:
CAN/CGSB-43.146-2016

Date published:
April 2016
(English and French)

Amendment in force:

Previous edition:
CAN/CGSB-43.146-2002

Upcoming edition / amendment:

(For IBC Leak Test and Inspection Facilities - You are required to submit a revised procedure to ensure the information in your file is up to date before the end of the transition period)

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 5000 L (under certain conditions) and the selection and use of UN standardized IBCs and other equivalent specifications 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 and 3 and Part I of CAN/CGSB-43.146.

Subsection 5.12(1) of the TDG Regulations specifies that a UN Standardized small means of containment selected and used in accordance with Part III 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 free copy of this standard can be obtained from Public Service and Procurement Canada.

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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