Notice – Publication of updated Transport Canada standard TP 14877 (January 2018)

From Transport Canada

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has published the updated Transport Canada Standard TP 14877, Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, January 2018. The standard covers large means of containment used in the handling, offering for transport and transport of dangerous goods by rail.

Please note that the current 2013 version of the standard is still in force until the 2018 standard is referenced in the regulations.

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Highlights of the updated standard include:

  • Improved usability by incorporating external technical requirements, such as those in Protective Direction 34, 37 and 38.
  • Updated dangerous goods list to align with the 19th edition of the UN Model Regulations. Adjusted special provisions to reflect updated transportation requirements for Sulphuric Acid (UN1831) and Hydrogen Peroxide (UN2014 / UN2015).
  • Updated technical requirements for Class 3, Flammable Liquids and the new tank car specification known as TC 117.
  • Improved harmonization between tank car requirements in Canada and the US, including tank car approvals, tank car design requirements and a new mechanism to secure One Time Movement Approvals (OTMA) – Category 2.
  • Updated material of construction requirements for tank cars, including the addition of stainless steel, normalized steel for dangerous goods classified as a toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) and improved thickness requirements for new tank car construction.

Coming into force of the standard

The 2018 standard will come into force on the day the regulatory amendment Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail) is published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in fall 2018 for a 60-day comment period. Publication of the final amendment in the Canada Gazette, Part II, is currently projected for fall 2019.

Until publication of the final amendment in the Canada Gazette, Part II, the 2013 version of the standard remains in force. However, stakeholders can begin transitioning to the new requirements at any time.

Publication

For reference, a copy of the updated standard can be found using the link below.

Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard

Questions

Any questions may be sent in writing to the address below.

Thank you,

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5
Fax: 613-993-5925
E-mail: TC.TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire.TC@tc.gc.ca

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