Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Updates to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations

Technical Document:

Updates to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations occurred on December 12, 2014 (with a correction on January 28, 2015), and on May 1, 2015, and were referenced in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Modified Regulation:

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

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation (under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act) describes requirements for the import, handling, offering for transport and transport of dangerous goods in Canada.

Key Changes Include:

  • Updating Schedules 1, 2 and 3
  • Prohibiting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft
  • Adding ERAP requirements for flammable liquids (petroleum products and ethanol) transported by rail tank car
  • Updating requirements for fuel cells, biomedical waste, petroleum sour crude oil, ethanol and gasoline mixtures, marine pollutants, genetically modified micro-organisms, and substances that are toxic by inhalation
  • Updating exemption requirements for aerosols / gas cartridges and cylinders
  • Adding new OECD guidelines to evaluate corrosives
  • Updating requirements for shipping documents
  • Aligning the TDGR with the Explosives Regulations, 2013
  • Introducing specifications for a new class of tank car for flammable liquid dangerous goods service and establishing phase-out or retrofit requirements for older tank cars.

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