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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 1Interpretation, General Provisions and Special Cases (continued)

[
  • SOR/2023-155, s. 1
]

Special Cases (continued)

Class 3, Flammable Liquids, Flash Point Greater Than 60°C but Less Than or Equal to 93°C (continued)

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-137, s. 9]

UN1202, DIESEL FUEL, or UN1203, GASOLINE, Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), the UN number requirements in sections 4.12 and 4.15.2 of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) and Part 6 (Training) do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting on a road vehicle of dangerous goods that are UN1202, DIESEL FUEL or UN1203, GASOLINE, if

  • (a) the dangerous goods are in one or more means of containment, each of which is visible from outside the road vehicle and each of which has displayed on it

    • (i) the label or placard required for the dangerous goods by Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), or

    • (ii) if a side or end of the means of containment is not visible from outside the road vehicle, the label or placard required for the dangerous goods by Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) on a side or end that is visible from outside the road vehicle;

  • (b) each means of containment is secured to the road vehicle so that the required label or at least one of the required placards displayed on it is visible from outside the road vehicle during transport; and

  • (c) the total capacity of all the means of containment is less than or equal to 2 000 L.

  • SOR/2003-273, s. 4
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 10

Class 3, Flammable Liquids, Alcoholic Beverage and Aqueous Solution of Alcohol Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 8 (Reporting Requirements), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage of

  • (a) an alcoholic beverage if the alcoholic beverage

    • (i) contains alcohol that is less than or equal to 24% by volume,

    • (ii) is included in Packing Group II and is in a means of containment with a capacity that is less than or equal to 5 L, or

    • (iii) is included in Packing Group III and is in a means of containment with a capacity that is less than or equal to 250 L; or

  • (b) an aqueous solution of alcohol if the aqueous solution has a flash point greater than 23°C and

    • (i) contains alcohol that is less than or equal to 50% by volume and at least 50% by volume of a substance that is not dangerous goods, and

    • (ii) is contained in a small means of containment.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 9
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 19
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 19]

Polyester Resin Kit Exception

 Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), Part 8 (Reporting Requirements), Part 9 (Road) and Part 10 (Rail) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of a polyester resin kit that consists of a substance included in Class 3, Packing Group II or III and a substance included in Class 5.2, Type D, E or F that does not require temperature control if

  • (a) the kit is in transport on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage;

  • (b) the gross mass of the kit is less than or equal to 30 kg;

  • (c) the quantity of Class 3 substance in the kit is less than or equal to

    • (i) 1 L for Packing Group II substances, and

    • (ii) 5 L for Packing Group III substances; and

  • (d) the quantity of Class 5.2 substance in the kit is less than or equal to

    • (i) 125 mL for liquids, and

    • (ii) 500 g for solids.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 20
  • SOR/2016-95, s. 41
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52

Class 6.2, Infectious Substances, UN3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B Exemption

 Parts 3 and 4, except section 4.22.1, and Part 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of infectious substances that are included in Category B if

  • (a) one external surface of the means of containment for the substances measures at least 100 mm × 100 mm;

  • (b) the means of containment is in compliance with Part 5 (Means of Containment) and has displayed on the external surface

    • (i) the mark illustrated in Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) for infectious substances included in Category B, and

    • (ii) the shipping name, on a contrasting background, next to the mark in letters at least 6 mm high; and

  • (c) the 24-hour telephone number required under paragraph 3.5(1)(f) is displayed next to the shipping name on the means of containment.

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-34, s. 21]

Biological Products Exemption

 Parts 3 to 8 and 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of biological products if they

  • (a) are prepared in accordance with the requirements set out under the Food and Drugs Act;

  • (b) are in a means of containment that 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; and

  • (c) are in a means of containment that is marked with the words “Biological Product” or “Produit biologique” in black letters at least 6 mm high on a contrasting background.

Human or Animal Specimens Believed Not to Contain Infectious Substances Exemption

[
  • SOR/2023-206, s. 8(F)
]
  •  (1) Parts 3 to 8 and 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of human or animal specimens that are reasonably believed not to contain infectious substances.

  • (2) The human or animal specimens referred to in subsection (1) must be in a means of containment that is marked with the words “Exempt Human Specimen” or “spécimen humain exempté” or “Exempt Animal Specimen” or “spécimen animal exempté” and that is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the specimen.

Tissues or Organs for Transplant Exemption

 These Regulations do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transport of tissues or organs for transplant.

Blood or Blood Components Exemption

  •  (1) Parts 3 to 8 and 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of blood or blood components that are intended for transfusion or for the preparation of blood products and are reasonably believed not to contain infectious substances.

  • (2) The blood or blood components referred to in subsection (1) must be in a means of containment that is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the blood or blood components.

Medical or Clinical Waste

 Part 3, sections 4.10 to 4.12 and Parts 5 to 8 and 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of dangerous goods that are medical waste or clinical waste if

  • (a) the dangerous goods are UN3291, (BIO) MEDICAL WASTE, N.O.S.;

  • (b) the dangerous goods are in a means of containment that is in compliance with CGSB-43.125; and

  • (c) the following information is displayed on the means of containment:

    • (i) the biohazard symbol; and

    • (ii) the word “BIOHAZARD” or “BIORISQUE”.

Class 7, Radioactive Materials, Exemption

 Parts 3 to 7, 9 to 12 and 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of dangerous goods included in Class 7 if the dangerous goods

Residue of Dangerous Goods in a Drum Exemption

[
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 7
]

 Part 2 (Classification), Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), and Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) do not apply to a residue of dangerous goods contained in a drum that is in transport on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a vessel on a domestic voyage, except for dangerous goods included in Packing Group I or contained in a drum otherwise requiring a label for Class 1, 4.3, 6.2 or 7, if

  • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2019-101, s. 3]

  • (b) the drum is being transported for the purpose of reconditioning or reuse in accordance with section 5.12 of Part 5 (Means of Containment);

  • (c) when more than 10 drums are on the road vehicle or on the railway vehicle, the road vehicle or railway vehicle has displayed on it the DANGER placard in accordance with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks); and

  • (d) the drums are accompanied by a document that includes the following information:

    • (i) the primary class of each residue and the words “Residue Drum(s)” or “fût(s) de résidu” when the primary class can be reasonably determined, preceded by the number of drums containing dangerous goods with that primary class, and

    • (ii) the words “Residue Drum(s) – Content(s) Unknown” or “fût(s) de résidu – contenu inconnu” if there are any residues for which the primary class cannot be reasonably determined, preceded by the number of drums containing the residues.

  • SOR/2002-306, s. 11
  • SOR/2008-34, s. 22
  • SOR/2014-152, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-137, s. 15
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 52
  • SOR/2019-101, s. 3

Fumigation of Means of Containment

 These Regulations, except for subsection 3.5(3) of Part 3 (Documentation) and section 4.21 of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), do not apply to a means of containment, or the contents of a means of containment, that is being fumigated with dangerous goods and that is in transport if the fumigant is the only dangerous goods in transport in the means of containment.

Marine Pollutants Exemption

 Part 3 (Documentation) and Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) do not apply to substances that are classified as marine pollutants in accordance with section 2.43 of Part 2 (Classification) if they are in transport solely on land by road vehicle or railway vehicle. However, substances may be identified as marine pollutants on a shipping document and the required dangerous goods safety marks may be displayed when they are in transport by road or railway vehicle.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 23

Miscellaneous Special Cases

 These Regulations do not apply to the following dangerous goods:

  • (a) ammoniating fertilizer solutions with an absolute pressure of ammonia less than or equal to 276 kPa at 41°C;

  • (b) antimony oxides and antimony sulphides with 0.5% or less arsenic by mass;

  • (c) charcoal or carbons that are

    • (i) non-activated carbon blacks of mineral origin,

    • (ii) carbons made by a steam activation process, or

    • (iii) activated or non-activated carbons that pass the self-heating test for carbon in section 33.3.1.3.3 of the Manual of Tests and Criteria;

  • (d) cinnabar;

  • (e) cyclohexanone peroxides with 70% or more inert inorganic solid, by mass;

  • (f) Di-4-chlorobenzoyl peroxide or p-chlorobenzoyl peroxide with 70% or more inert inorganic solid, by mass;

  • (g) 1,3-Di-(2-tert-butylperoxyisopropyl) benzene or 1,4-Di-(2-tert-butylperoxyisopropyl) benzene, or mixtures of both, 60% or more, by mass, of which consists of an inert solid, if the substance is in a means of containment in a total quantity less than or equal to 200 kg;

  • (h) dibenzoyl peroxide or benzoyl peroxide that is in a concentration less than 35.5%, by mass, with finely ground starch, calcium sulphate dihydrate or dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, or that is in a concentration less than 30%, by mass, with 70% or more, by mass, inert solid;

  • (i) dicumyl peroxide with 60% or more inert inorganic solid, by mass;

  • (j) ferricyanides and ferrocyanides;

  • (k) fish-meal that is acidified and is wetted with 40% or more water, by mass;

  • (l) [Repealed, SOR/2017-253]

  • (m) [Repealed, SOR/2008-34]

  • (n) sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate;

  • (o) solvent extracted soya bean meal free of flammable solvent and containing 1.5% or less oil, by mass, and 11% or less moisture, by mass; or

  • (p) wood or wood products treated with wood preservatives.

  • SOR/2008-34, s. 24
  • SOR/2017-253, s. 7

UN1044, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, Exemption

 Subsections 5.10(1) and (2) and Part 17 do not apply to the offering for transport, handling or transporting of UN1044, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, if the fire extinguishers

  • (a) do not contain dangerous goods included in Class 2.3, Class 6.1 or Class 8;

  • (b) are contained in an outer means of containment;

  • (c) have a capacity less than 18 L or, if they contain liquefied gas, a capacity less than 0.6 L;

  • (d) have an internal pressure less than or equal to 1 650 kPa at 21°C; and

  • (e) are manufactured, tested, maintained, marked and used in accordance with ULC Standard S504, ULC Standard S507, ULC Standard S512 or ULC Standard S554.

 

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