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Proposed Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Marine Provisions)

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TDGR Marine Proposed AmendmentsA proposal to amend the TDG Regulation was published in the Canada Gazette Part I on April 1, 2017. The proposed amendments to the TDG seek to update marine requirements to align with those in the Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations (CFTR) and the 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and to reduce duplication. The objectives of this proposal are as follows:

  • Update the marine provisions in the TDG Regulations to reflect the terminology and definitions used in the current version of the CSA 2001 and in regulations that are made under the authority of the CSA 2001;
  • Update certain marine requirements to align with those in the CFTR and the 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and reduce duplication;
  • Eliminate discrepancies between the definitions of short-run ferry in the TDG Regulations and in the CFTR and amend the exemption for short-run ferries in the TDG Regulations to provide clarity around the provisions from which it grants exemption;
  • Allow the transport of gasoline and propane in highway tanks on passenger carrying ferries operating over the most direct water route between two points not more than 5 km apart under certain conditions; and
  • Allow the transport of UN3156, COMPRESSED GAS, OXIDIZING, N.O.S. in quantities up to 25 L on passenger carrying vessels.

Full details of the proposed regulations can be obtained from the Canada Gazette at:

http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html - Saturday, April 1, 2017, Vol. 151, No. 13

Interested persons may provide comments on the proposed Regulations within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice (by May 1). All such representations must be in writing and cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be sent to:

Geneviève Sansoucy, Chief

Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate, Department of Transport

Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5

tel.: 613-990-5766; fax: 613-993-5925

email: TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca


For more information on the TDG Regulation, please contact Mark Roehler.

Mark Roehler to Present at 2nd Annual Dangerous Goods Conference

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2nd Dangerous Goods ConferenceOn April 28, 2017, LEHDER Principal Mark Roehler will be presenting at IDC Technologies' 2nd Dangerous Goods Conference in Toronto, ON.  Mr. Roehler's presentation, titled Hazardous Waste, Ontario Subject Waste and Dangerous Goods - Relationships and Classifications will define each of these and discuss their similarities, yet differences, in classification from a shipping perspective. Various scenarios will be used to illustrate how documentation (bill of lading or waste manifest) should be completed to maintain compliance with TDG and provincial waste regulations. 

Additional information in regards to the full day conference schedule and registration is provided below:

IDC Technologies website - conference information and registration

DG Conference Brochure - April 28, 2017 DG Conference Brochure - April 28, 2017 (912 KB)

For more information, please contact Mark Roehler.

Transport Canada Accepting Comments on Proposed Changes to Emergency Response Assistance Plans

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TDGR Part 7 ERAP Comment PeriodIn December of 2016, the Final Report and Recommendations of the Emergency Response Task Force (ERTF) were published online. Transport Canada has reviewed these recommendations and developed proposals for regulatory amendments and supporting guidance materials and is currently accepting comments on these proposed to changes to the TDG Regulations Part 7 - Emergency Response Assistance Plans.  The full article can be viewed here:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/clear-modifications-menu-261.htm#reg

Transport Canada (TC) is looking for feedback on the proposed changes to the ERAP requirements (Part 7) of the TDG Regulations and ideas on how to develop explanatory guidance materials. Comments can be submitted until May 1, 2017.  Using this feedback, the regulatory amendments and guidance materials will be developed and posted to the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 30 day comment period.

To review the proposals in the consultation document, visit www.letstalktransportation.ca/part7eraps. The online consultation tool allows you to provide your input via direct online submission or by e-mail.

Should you wish to contact TC directly, or should you experience problems with the online link, TC has provided the following contact information:

By e-mail at:

TC.TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire.TC@tc.gc.ca, with the subject heading “Part 7 – Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)”.

By mail at:

Regulatory Affairs Branch Transportation of Dangerous Goods Transport Canada

Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5


For additional information in regards to the TDG Regulations, please contact Mark Roehler.

LEHDER Training Updates & Mark Roehler Obtains Certified Online Training Professional Designation

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Mark Roehler Receives Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) DesignationLEHDER is pleased to announce Principal Mark Roehler has obtained the Certified Online Training Professional designation from the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals.  Congratulations, Mark!

LEHDER's O. Reg. 347 Subject Waste Webinar Series is currently underway with only 3 sessions left.  To participate in any of the remaining sessions, links to the registration module are provided below.  Please note, if you are interested in registering for the entire series yet have missed a module, recordings of the missed sessions and applicable resource materials will be provided upon registration.  The remaining sessions are provided below:

200-WB-05 Movement Documents for Subject Waste Shipments - February 28, 2017

200-WB-06 Subject Waste Full Webinar Series

The full listing of LEHDER webinars currently available can be found on the LEHDER Webinar page.

LEHDER Spring Classroom Sessions

The Ontario and Alberta spring classroom sessions are approaching - the Ontario sessions occur during March and early April; the Alberta sessions are taking place in Edmonton, AB, between April 18 and 21.  Please note - register early!  Courses can be cancelled two weeks in advance of course date if there is insufficient registration volumes.

To view the upcoming courses available, please select the appropriate location below:

Point Edward, Ontario

Edmonton, Alberta

For more information in regards to LEHDER's training capabilities, please contact Mark Roehler.

Preliminary Consultation for TDG Regulatory Proposals Closes February 22, 2017

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TDGR Consultancy Open Until February 2017The preliminary consultation period for regulatory proposals under development for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) is currently available; comments are required to be submitted by February 22, 2017.  There is also a public consultation period open until February 28, 2017 for the training requirements under Part 6 of the TDGR. 

Proposed Amendment to the TDGR

Transport Canada has proposed changes to the following Parts of the TDGR in order to align and modernize the TDGR to the United Nations Model Regulations in the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Recommendations) and Packaging and Transportation of Nuclear Safety Regulations, 2015, in addition to other international and domestic regulations.  The full Transport Canada article featuring a comprehensive overview of the proposed changes is available at:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/clear-modifications-menu-261.htm

Below is a list of the Parts under recommendation, click on the item to view the associated consultation document:

Please send your comments in writing, on or before February 22nd, 2017 to:

Regulatory Affairs Branch
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
E-mail: TC.TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire.TC@tc.gc.ca


For more information in regards to the TDGR, please contact Mark Roehler.


LEHDER 2017 Regulatory Reporting and Traning Calendars Available

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LEHDER 2016 CalendarsLEHDER is pleased to provide our clients with a Regulatory Reporting Calendar for important dates to remember for Ontario Reporting requirements.

Also available are LEHDER's 2017 in-class training calendars for both Alberta and Ontario. Additional information in regards to LEHDER's regulatory training capabilities are provided on the Regulatory Training page.

 Please feel free to download the documents from the links below.

LEHDER's regulatory training sessions occur in the spring and fall.  Additionally, LEHDER hosts webinars to provide updates to regulatory changes and updates.  To view the courses available in your region, please select the applicable category below.

For more information on LEHDER's regulatory training services, please contact Mark Roehler.

TDG Update - Reporting Form Available and Comment Period Open for Part 6 and International Harmonization Regulatory Proposals

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TDG Updates December 2016Transport Canada has released several recent updates including provision of the form required for the reporting of TDG 30 day follow-up report in addition to several regulatory proposals for public consultation.

TDG Reporting Requirements


The Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Reporting Requirements and International Restrictions on Lithium Batteries) was published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on June 1, 2016.  For additional information in regards to the amendments, please review LEHDER's blog post Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulatory Amendments Adopted June 1, 2016. To help stakeholders comply with these new requirements, Transport Canada introduced a new voluntary reporting form template for the 30-day follow-up report. This form is now available on the Transport Canada forms database.  A copy is also provided below.

TDG 30-Day Follow-Up Report TDG 30-Day Follow-Up Report (1216 KB)

TDG Regulatory Proposals for Public Consultation

Transport Canada is soliciting feedback on Part 6 of the TDG as well as public consultation on the International Harmonization Update, 2016.

Training Requirements (Part 6) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Transport Canada invites you to share your ideas on how improvements can be made to the safe transport of dangerous goods through better training.

From now until February 28, 2017, Transport Canada is seeking feedback on the training requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.  Join the conversation at Let's Talk Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

International Harmonization Update, 2016

An amendment entitled Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (International Harmonization Update, 2016) was published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on November 26, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period.

Comments should be sent in writing at the address below by January 25, 2017. The feedback received will be taken into consideration in the development of the final amendment to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Regulatory Affairs Branch
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C, 330 Sparks Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0N5
E-mail:  TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

For more information in regards to the TDG, please contact Mark Roehler.

Transport Canada Proposed Revisions to TP 14850 Released For Comments

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Transport Canada Proposed TP 14850 StandardThe Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has released the proposed first draft of the third edition of the Transport Canada Standard TP 14850 Small Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9 (the TP 14850 Standard).

The goal of this project is to update the TP 14850 standard with the most recent chapters 4.1 and 6.1 of the United Nations Model Regulations (UN Recommendations) for the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

At this time, Transport Canada is seeking comments from interested parties during the development process of the proposed TP 14850 Standard.

The public review will be open for comments until October 13, 2016.

A second 30-day public review will be made available on Transport Canada’s website in the spring of 2017.

To request a copy of the proposed revision, please send an email to:

TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca.

Alternatively, the documents are provided for you below:

Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (EN) Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (EN) (1097 KB)

Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (FR) Transport Canada - TP 14850 Draft Standard (FR) (1162 KB)

For any comments on the proposed revision, please contact:

France Bernier
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate,
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C, 9th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5
Fax: 613-993-5925
E-mail:   TDGRegulatoryProposal-TMDPropositionReglementaire@tc.gc.ca

For additional information in regards to TDG, please contact Mark Roehler.

Transport Canada Safety Advisory - Transporting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 By Air

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Transport Canada - Transporting Samsung Galaxy Note 7In September, Transport Canada released the Transportation of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by Aircraft safety advisory.  The purpose of this safety advisory is to advise air operators, passengers and crew of the risks involved in transporting the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in checked baggage or inside the cabin of an aircraft.  A PDF version of the advisory is available below.

In light of recent incidents and concerns involving the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, Samsung announced on September 2nd, a global recall and replacement program for millions of these devices because of batteries exploding or catching fire.

Lithium-ion batteries that typically power these devices have the potential to overheat or short-circuit if they are defective, mishandled, or not packed properly. In turn, this can lead to a fire and cause a chain reaction with other lithium-ion batteries nearby. This type of fire could easily overwhelm the fire suppression system of an aircraft.

For this reason, Transport Canada is advising air operators, passengers and crew of this safety risk and recommends that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices be carried in the cabin, where an incident can be immediately mitigated, and not in checked baggage.

Transport Canada also strongly recommends against using or charging these devices in the cabin of an aircraft.

This safety advisory is consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration’s statement issued on September 8th, 2016.

For more information, please contact Transport Canada at TDG-TMD@tc.gc.ca.

Additional information in regards to transportation of goods by air, please contact Mark Roehler.

TDG Safety Advisory - Petroleum Crude Oil Classification

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TDG Safety Advisory - PetroleumTransport Canada has released a Safety Advisory for Petroleum Crude Oil Classification.  The publication provides direction on selecting the proper shipping name, including your best options and what shipping names not to use, as well as classification test methods and discusses the hazards of improper classification of petroleum products.  A PDF version of the Safety Advisory is available below.

TC Safety Advisory - Petroleum Crude Oil Classification TC Safety Advisory - Petroleum Crude Oil Classification (168 KB)

More information regarding the recently adopted amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations can be found in our previous blog post here.

For more information in regards to the recently published amendments to the TDG or this Safety Advisory, please contact Mark Roehler.