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The terms and conditions in the certificate must be adhered to at all times. Subsection 31(4) of the TDG Act, 1992 stipulates that non-compliance with any of the terms or conditions invalidates the certificate. In addition, subsection 31(6) of the same act gives the Minister, or a designated person, the authority to revoke the certificate. All other requirements of the TDGR must be complied with except for those specified in the certificate.
If a person wishes to carry on an activity in a way that is not technically in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations, he or she can apply for a permit for the activity, if it can be shown to provide an equivalent level of safety and compliance with the intent of the regulations.
Below is a list of the permits that the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) holds on behalf of its members. These permits are only available to valid members of the CPA. A listing of all valid permits (over 2,000) is available for review on the TDG website.
This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the certificate holder to display a placard on each long side of the means of containment that meets the requirements of Specific Requirement 24 of clause 6.3 of CSA Standard B622-14, “Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2”, January 2014.
This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the members of the Canadian Propane Association to transport UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, Class 2.1, or UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1, with a label reduced to 30 mm in length. The label identifying the primary class is displayed on the non-cylindrical part (shoulder) of the cylinder.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) has redefined the term “small means of containment” from “a container with a water capacity of 454 L or less to a means of containment with a capacity of 450 L or less”. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the members of the Canadian Propane Association to transport liquefied petroleum gas or propane in means of containment up to 454 L in water capacity, on which it is displayed dangerous goods safety marks normally permitted for small means of containment provided that the means of containment was manufactured before August 1, 2005. The standard CSA B339-96 authorized the manufacture of cylinders having a volume of 454 L or less. This standard was replaced by standard CSA B339-02 on July 13, 2005. As per standard CSA B339-02, the maximum volume of a cylinder of specification TC-4BWM is 450 L. Part 5 of TDGR do not authorize the manufacture of cylinders of specification TC-4BWM of more than 450 L after July 13, 2005. The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, requires the use of means of containment compliant with Part 5 of TDGR for the transportation of dangerous goods.
This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the members of the Canadian Propane Association to transport propane cylinders without having to display the dangerous goods safety marks required for small means of containment. The barbecue type cylinders or those used in recreational vehicle (for which the capacity in propane or liquefied petroleum gas is less than or equal to 30 liters) are collected at corner stores, service stations, grocery stores or hardware stores and are transported to the member of the Canadian Propane Association’s facility to be inspected, requalified, refilled, recycled, and/or disposed.
This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the one-way transportation, by road vehicle or by ship on a domestic voyage, of storage tanks that do not comply with Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and that cannot be safely emptied at the customer location. Tanks containing more than 5% capacity of UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES or PETROLEUM GASES, LIQUEFIED, Class 2.1, or UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1, can be transported to the nearest propane facility for servicing in accordance with CSA Standard B51-14.
This equivalency is no longer required as B620.20 version has incorporated these allowances into the code.
This equivalency certificate authorizes the certificate holder to display requalification marks in a manner that does not comply with CSA B339-18. Cylinders requalified in accordance with this equivalency certificate are marked on a new metal plate that is
attached to the valve-protection collar of the cylinders by riveting. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when used under the conditions stipulated herein, the cylinders could be used with an equivalent level of safety.
To respond to the COVID-19 situation, this equivalency certificate authorizes the filling of TC 4BWM16 specification cylinders with a 450 L capacity and expired PRD by issuing a temporary certificate under subsection 31(2.1) of the TDG Act. This certificate takes into account the need to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods while providing the propane delivery industry with needed relief from certain requirements of the TDG Regulations.