Reminder: TC’s International Harmonization Update for TDG Regs Kick in Jan 2018.

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Reminder: TC’s International Harmonization Update for TDG Regs Kick in Jan 2018.
Reminder: TC’s International Harmonization Update for TDG Regs Kick in Jan 2018.

As beforehand revealed by CTA, The Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (International Harmonization Update, 2016) were distributed in Part II of the Canada Gazette July 12, 2017.

The motivation behind the alteration is to all the more intently adjust Transport Canada’s Regulations with those in the United States and in addition the United Nations Standards. Consistence with the refreshed controls is required a half year from the day they were distributed in the Canada Gazette. Amid the half year progress, consistence with both the old and new controls is allowed. Consistence will be required by January 12, 2018.

Features, among others, that might bear some significance with transporters include:  New security marks Class 9, Lithium Batteries to fit with the UN norms;  New Canadian marking prerequisites for unsafe merchandise that are lethal by inward breath to adjust them all the more intimately with the necessities in the U.S. 49 CFR.

Instead of the words “toxic by inhalation” or “toxic — inhalation hazard”, the regulations now require the words “inhalation hazard” to be displayed on the means of containment as is required in the United States. The location of the markings on the means of containment and minimum size requirements for the letters are also aligned with those in the United States;

Introduction of ambulatory referencing of CSA technical standards that are incorporated in the TDG Regulations, allowing for the most recent versions of these documents to be used; Updated standards for certain intermediate bulk containers and a time limit on the use of others.

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