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Two New Transport Canada Alerts — ERAPs & E-cigarettes

Transport Canada clarifies interpretation of 10,000 L ERAP requirement & warns of “e-cigarette” hazards in checked baggage.

ERAPs

Further to my blogs of January 12, 13 & 28th – Transport Canada has issued an Alert (dated February 2015- posted March 6) stating:

“the ERAP index of 10,000 L will only apply to rail tank cars”

This appears to be an interim solution until the entries can be formally modified in an amendment.

The full ALERT may be found here (PDF).

E-cigarettes

Another Alert deals with the potential fire hazard of e-cigarette heating elements accidentally activating in checked baggage on aircraft. The units typically are powered by lithium batteries.

Read: Transport Canada’s recommendation on transporting these units in the cabin.

IATA also has a guidance document on the use and carriage of e-cigarettes on board aircraft, which can be read here (PDF).

 

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