Transport Canada published Amendment 11 in the Canada Gazette, Part II on December 5, 2012. In Amendment 6 (February 2008), a number of errors were introduced. This amendment corrects those errors, and brings others into line with some changes to the Act (June 2009).
The changes in this amendment are:
- definition of “person” now aligns with the definition in the Act, including the addition of “organization”,
- section 1.15 150 kg Gross Mass Exemption has been changed to allow up to 6 aerosols to be transported without complying with Part 5 Means of Containment. However, the aerosols must have a valve protection cap; in addition, special provision 80 has been changed to provide consistency,
- section 5.5 Filling Limits goes back to the wording prior to Amendment 6 so as to remove any confusion and misinterpretation regarding standards or safety requirements,
- the placarding provisions of the IMDG Code have been placed in Part 9 Road and Part 10 Rail; this allows for the placarding under the IMDG Code which means that placarding requirements are simpler and will reduce if not eliminate confusion,
- other changes are of an editorial nature or typo:
- in section 2.29(2)(c), 0.2 g/L now reads 0.2 mg/L
- in the restricted paragraphs of section 1.15 and section 1.16, the title for Class 4 has been corrected
- in section 1.32.1, the shipping name Liquefied Petroleum Gas now reads Liquefied Petroleum Gases
- table of contents for Part 2 Classification now shows Category A and Category B instead of risk groups
- in part 2, appendix 3, item 3, the word “formerlly” is changed to read “formerly”
- section 1.32.2 Gases, Absolute Pressure between 101.3 kPa and 280 kPa now reads 1.32.2 Class 2, Gases, Absolute Pressure between 101.3 kPa and 280 kPa
- in section 1.47 UN1044, Fire Extinguishers, Exemption, “and (d)” is added after “Paragraphs 5.10(1)(a)(b)”
Although these changes come into force on December 5, there is a transition period of six months (June 5, 2013) before all the changes become mandatory.
For more information, please see http://www.canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/2012-12-05/html/sor-dors245-eng.html