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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2023-10-25. Previous Versions

PART 5Means of Containment

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-75, s. 6]

Selecting and Using Means of Containment

  •  (1) A person must not import, offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods in a means of containment unless the means of containment is required or permitted by this Part to be used for the transportation of the dangerous goods.

  • (2) A person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods in a standardized means of containment unless the standardized means of containment is in standard.

  • (3) A person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods in a means of containment that is required or permitted by this Part unless the means of containment is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety.

Requirements for a Standardized Means of Containment to Be in Standard

 A standardized means of containment is in standard with a specific safety standard if

  • (a) it has displayed on it the compliance marks required by the standard;

  • (b) it was in compliance with the requirements of the standard when each compliance mark was first displayed; and

  • (c) it remains in compliance with the requirements of the standard that had to be complied with when each compliance mark was first displayed.

Compliance Marks on a Means of Containment

 Any mark required by a safety standard is a compliance mark and must be visible and legible when it is displayed on a means of containment.

Loading and Securing

 A person must load and secure dangerous goods in a means of containment and must load and secure the means of containment on a means of transport in such a way as to prevent, under normal conditions of transport, damage to the means of containment or to the means of transport that could lead to a release of the dangerous goods.

Filling Limits

  •  (1) A person filling a means of containment with dangerous goods must not exceed the maximum quantity limit specified in a safety standard or safety requirement applicable to that means of containment.

  • (2) If the maximum quantity limit for a means of containment is not specified in a safety standard or safety requirement, the person filling the means of containment with dangerous goods

    • (a) must not exceed the maximum quantity limit established by the manufacturer for the means of containment; and

    • (b) must ensure that the means of containment could not become liquid full at any temperature that is less than or equal to 55°C.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 65
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 19

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-100, s. 3]

UN Standardized Means of Containment

 A means of containment is a UN standardized means of containment if it has displayed on it the applicable UN marks illustrated in Chapter 6.1, Chapter 6.3 and Chapter 6.5 of the UN Recommendations and

  • (a) it is in compliance with

    • (i) sections 2 and 3 and Part I of CGSB-43.125 for a Type P620 means of containment,

    • (ii) sections 2 and 3 and Part I of CGSB-43.146, or

    • (iii) sections 2 and 3 and Part 1 of TP 14850; or

  • (b) it was manufactured outside Canada in compliance with Chapter 6.1, 6.3 or 6.5 of the UN Recommendations and with the national regulations of the country of manufacture.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 22
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 18
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 40

Class 1, Explosives

Compatibility Groups

  •  (1) A person must not load or transport with other explosives in the same means of transport, except for a vessel, explosives that have a compatibility group letter listed in column 1 of a row in the following table unless the compatibility group letter of the other explosives is listed in column 2 of the same row:

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    AA
    BB, S
    CC, D, E, N, S
    DC, D, E, N, S
    EC, D, E, N, S
    FF, S
    GG, S
    HH, S
    JJ, S
    KK, S
    LL
    NC, D, E, N, S
    SB, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, N, S
  • (2) For a mixed load of two or more explosives with compatibility groups C, D, E, N or S, the compatibility group of the mixed load is the first compatibility group of E, D, C, N or S present in the mixed load.

  • (3) Despite subsection (1), detonators in compatibility group B may be loaded or transported in the same road vehicle with explosives in compatibility group D or N. The compatibility group of the mixed load is D.

  • (4) Despite subsection (1), explosive articles included in compatibility group G, except for fireworks with UN number UN0333, UN0334, UN0335 or UN0336, may be loaded or transported in the same road vehicle together with explosive articles included in compatibility group C, D or E. The compatibility group of the mixed load is E.

  • (5) For a mixed load of two explosives with one of the compatibility groups being S, the compatibility group of the mixed load is that of the other compatibility group.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 66
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Means of Containment for Class 1, Explosives

 A person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods included in Class 1, unless they are in a means of containment that is selected and used in accordance with CGSB-43.151.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 67]

Class 2, Gases

Means of Containment for Class 2, Gases

  •  (1) A person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods included in Class 2, Gases, in a means of containment unless the means of containment is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with

    • (a) for transport by road vehicle,

      • (i) CGSB-43.123, if the gas is included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases or Class 2.2, Non-flammable and Non-toxic Gases,

      • (ii) CSA B340,

      • (iii) CSA B342,

      • (iv) CSA B622, except clause 4.3 of that standard, and, despite any indication to the contrary in CSA B620, Annex B of CSA B620,

      • (v) CSA B625, or

      • (vi) TP 14877, if the means of containment is a ton container;

    • (b) for transport by railway vehicle,

      • (i) CGSB-43.123, if the gas is included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases or Class 2.2, Non-flammable and Non-toxic Gases,

      • (ii) TP 14877,

      • (iii) CSA B340,

      • (iv) CSA B342, or

      • (v) CSA B625;

    • (c) for transport by aircraft,

      • (i) CGSB-43.123, if the gas is included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases or Class 2.2, Non-flammable and Non-toxic Gases,

      • (ii) CSA B340, or

      • (iii) CSA B342; and

    • (d) for transport by vessel,

      • (i) CGSB-43.123, if the gas is included in Class 2.1, Flammable Gases or Class 2.2, Non-flammable and Non-toxic Gases,

      • (ii) TP 14877,

      • (iii) CSA B340,

      • (iv) CSA B342,

      • (v) CSA B622, except clause 4.3 of that standard, and, despite any indication to the contrary in CSA B620, Annex B of CSA B620, or

      • (vi) CSA B625.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (6) For the purposes of this section, the following requirements apply in respect of a report of requalification, repair, reheat treatment or rebuilding that is referred to in clause 24.7 of CSA B339:

    • (a) the person who prepares the report must give a copy of it to the owner of the means of containment;

    • (b) the person who prepares the report and the owner must each keep a copy of the report for 10 years; and

    • (c) the owner must, during the 10-year period, give a copy of the report to any person to whom ownership of the means of containment is transferred.

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (8) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (9) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (10) [Repealed, SOR/2023-155, s. 42]

  • (11) For the purposes of this section, a person who uses a standardized means of containment in accordance with CSA B622 must use a means of containment that

    • (a) is manufactured in accordance with CSA B620 if it was manufactured in Canada on or after August 31, 2008; and

    • (b) is tested and inspected in accordance with CSA B620 if its most recent periodic re-test or periodic inspection was performed in Canada on or after August 31, 2008.

  • (12) Despite paragraph 11(a), a standardized means of containment that is a TC 51 portable tank and that is used in accordance with CSA B622 may be manufactured in accordance with CSA B620-09.

  • (13) For the purposes of subsection (12), the following requirements of CSA B622 do not apply:

    • (a) the requirement in clause 4.2 respecting TC 51 portable tanks; and

    • (b) the requirement in the footnote respecting TC 51 portable tanks after Table 1 to clause 4.4.3.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 23
  • SOR/2003-273, s. 6
  • SOR/2005-216, s. 4
  • SOR/2005-279, s. 2
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 68
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 20
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 19
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2023-155, s. 42

UN1950, AEROSOLS, and UN2037, GAS CARTRIDGES

 Despite section 5.10, a person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods that are UN1950, AEROSOLS, or UN2037, GAS CARTRIDGES, unless they are contained in a means of containment that is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with CGSB-43.123.

Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9 Dangerous Goods

Small Means of Containment

  •  (1) A person must not offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 in a small means of containment unless it is a means of containment that is selected and used in accordance with Part II of CGSB-43.146 or a means of containment that is selected and used in accordance with sections 2 and 3 and with Part 2 of TP 14850.

  • (2) A person must not reuse a steel or plastic drum with a capacity greater than or equal to 150 L to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods that are liquid and are included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 unless

    • (a) for a steel drum, the requirements for the reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair in Part II of CGSB-43.126 are complied with and the drum reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair facility is registered with Transport Canada in accordance with the requirements of Appendix A of CGSB-43.126; or

    • (b) for a plastic drum, the requirements for the reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair in Part III of CGSB-43.126 are complied with and the drum reconditioning, remanufacturing and repair facility is registered with Transport Canada in accordance with the requirements of Appendix A of CGSB-43.126.

  • (3) The manufacturer or subsequent distributor of a UN standardized small means of containment manufactured in Canada must provide a notice to the initial user in accordance with section 4.4 of TP 14850. The manufacturer or subsequent distributor of a UN standardized intermediate bulk container (IBC) manufactured in Canada must provide a notice to the initial user in accordance with clause 4.8 of CGSB-43.146.

  • (4) A person must not reuse an IBC for liquids, or an IBC for solids, that is filled or discharged under pressure to offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods that are included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 unless it has been leak tested and inspected in accordance with clause 12.6 of CGSB-43.146.

  • (5) In addition to the requirements set out in subsection (1), a person who uses a means of containment that is required under CGSB-43.146 for the offering for transport of dangerous goods must follow the requirements of clauses 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4 of CGSB-43.146.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 25
  • SOR/2003-273, s. 7
  • SOR/2011-60, s. 4
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 21
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 42

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-152, s. 22]

Large Means of Containment

  •  (1) A person must not handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 in a large means of containment unless it is manufactured, selected and used in accordance with

    • (a) for transport by road vehicle,

      • (i) the requirements of Part II of CGSB-43.146, if the means of containment is a UN standardized means of containment,

      • (ii) CSA B621, except clause 8.2(b), and, despite any indication to the contrary in CSA B620, Annex B of CSA B620,

      • (iii) CSA B625, or

      • (iv) TP 14877, if the means of containment is a ton container;

    • (b) for transport by railway vehicle,

      • (i) the requirements of Part II of CGSB-43.146, if the means of containment is a UN standardized means of containment,

      • (ii) TP 14877, or

      • (iii) CSA B625;

    • (c) for transport by aircraft, Part 12 (Air) of these Regulations; and

    • (d) for transport by vessel,

      • (i) the requirements of Part II of CGSB-43.146, if the means of containment is a UN standardized means of containment,

      • (ii) TP 14877,

      • (iii) CSA B621, except clause 8.2(b), and, despite any indication to the contrary in CSA B620, Annex B of CSA B620, or

      • (iv) CSA B625.

  • (1.1) [Repealed, SOR/2019-75, s. 7]

  • (2) In addition to the requirements of subparagraphs (1)(a)(ii) and (d)(iii), a person who uses a standardized means of containment that is required by CSA B621 to offer for transport dangerous goods included in Class 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 or 9 must use a means of containment

    • (a) manufactured in accordance with CSA B620 if the means of containment was manufactured in Canada on or after August 31, 2008; and

    • (b) tested and inspected in accordance with CSA B620 when the most recent periodic re-test or periodic inspection is performed in Canada on or after August 31, 2008.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2017-137, s. 43]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/2017-137, s. 43]

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 27
  • SOR/2005-279, s. 3
  • SOR/2007-179, s. 3
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 70
  • SOR/2012-245, s. 21
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 23
  • SOR/2015-100, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 43
  • SOR/2017-253, ss. 15, 52
  • SOR/2019-75, s. 7
 

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