Adopted amendments to the Clear Language Regulations

  • Following the recent publication of the amendment to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations which amends Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks, published in the July 2nd, 2014 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 148, No. 14 as SOR/2014-159, an erratum was published on July 16th to correct the Marine Pollutant Mark illustrated under item 29 and can be viewed at the following URL:

    http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-07-16/html/erratum-errata-eng.php

  • Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Update of Standards) - SOR/2014-152

    Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Update of Standards) were published in the July 2nd, 2014 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 148, No. 14 as SOR/2014-152.

    This amendment adopts a series of new safety standards:

    • CSA Standard B625-08 – Portable Tanks for the Transport of Dangerous Goods;
    • CSA Standard B626-09 – TC 44 Portable Tank Specification TC 44;
    • CSA Standards B341-09 – UN Pressure Receptacles and Multiple-Element Gas; Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods and CSA B342-09 – Selection and Use of UN Pressure Receptacles and Multiple-Element Gas Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Class 2;
    • Transport Canada Publication TP14850 – Small Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9; and
    • Transport Canada Publication TP14877 – Containers for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail.

    and new editions of standards already in the TDG Regulations:

    • CSA 339-08 Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods;
    • CSA B340-08 – Selection and Use of Cylinders, Spheres, Tubes and Other Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2;
    • CGSB 43.123-2010 – Aerosol Containers and Gas Cartridges for Transport of Dangerous Goods;
    • CSA B620-09  – Highway Tanks and TC Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods;
    • CSA B621-09 –  Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks, and Other Large Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9; and
    • CSA B622-09 – Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, TC Portable Tanks, and Ton Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2.

    The amendment also introduces new provisions for consignor certification, proof of classification, and sampling methods.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address:
    http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-07-02/html/sor-dors152-eng.php

  • Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) - SOR/2014-159

    Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Part 4, Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) were published in the July 2nd, 2014 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 148, No. 14 as SOR/2014-159.

    This amendment includes the following:

    • Harmonizing Part 4 of the TDG Regulations with international and U.S. regulations; 
    • Replacing the existing placarding scheme to one that requires safety marks to be affixed at all times, though exemptions for some dangerous goods would be retained;
    • Adding a definition for “overpack”;
    • Redefining the conditions under which a DANGER placard may be displayed on a large means of containment;
    • Adopting new markings for organic peroxides, marine pollutants and a new limited quantity mark;
    • Allowing the use of two labels or two placards on intermediate bulk containers of up to 3000 litres;
    • Requiring additional markings on means of containment used for the transportation of dangerous goods that are toxic by inhalation.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address:
    http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-07-02/html/sor-dors159-eng.php

  • Amendment 11 - SOR/2012-245

    Regulations amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 11) have been published in the November 9th 2012 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 146, No. 25 as SOR/2012-245. Amendment 11 includes the following :

    • A change in the definition of "person" and the addition of a definition for "organization" which aligns the TDG Regulations with the TDG Act, 1992;
    • A clarification of packaging requirements for outer packaging for aerosols in small quantities;
    • A more precise indication of filling limits for standardized and non-standardized means of containment;
    • The option of affixing dangerous goods safety marks required by IMDG Code for the transport to or from a ship, harbour or sea terminal;
    • Editorial changes.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address :

    http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/2012-12-05/html/sor-dors245-eng.html

  • Amendment 8 - SOR/2011-239

    Regulations amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 8) have been published in the November 9th 2011 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No. 23 as SOR/2011-239. Amendment 8 includes the following:

    • In subsection 1.15(1), a clarification of the conditions which must be met when a purchaser, a user or a retailer use the 150 kg exemption.
    • Section 7.1. deals with the requirements for an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP). This section has been re organized and some new provisions have been added to the regulatory text.
    • Editorial changes were made to Schedules 1, 2 and 3.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-11-09/html/sor-dors239-eng.html

  • Amendment 10 - SOR/2011-210

    Regulations amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 10) have been published in the October 12th 2011 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No. 21 as SOR/2011-210.

    This amendment contains provisions for compensation for ERAP holders who are requested by the Minister to respond to an orphan release, where the shipper / producer / manufacturer / offerer of dangerous goods is not known.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-10-12/html/sor-dors210-eng.html

  • Amendment 9 - SOR/2011-60

    Regulations amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendment 9) have been published in the March 16th, 2011 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 145, No. 6 as SOR/2011-60.

    This amendment updates references to CGSB-43.126 (drums), CGSB-43.147 (rail), ICAO Technical Instructions (air transport), contains some consequential amendments to Part 5, and also includes a change to Special Provision 89 in Schedule 2.

    You will find this Amendment at the following Web address:  http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-03-16/html/sor-dors60-eng.html

  • Amendment Number 6 - SOR/2008-34
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette February 20, 2008
  • Amendment Number 7 - SOR/2007-179
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette August 22, 2007
  • Amendment Number 5 - SOR/2005-279
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette September 21, 2005
  • Amendment Number 4 - SOR/2005-216
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette July 13, 2005.
  • Amendment Number 3 - SOR/2003-400
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette December 17, 2003
  • Amendment Number 2 - SOR/2003-273
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette August 13, 2003
  • Amendment Number 1 - SOR/2002-306
    - Published in Part II of the Canada Gazette August 28, 2002