TDG Amendment 7: Tanks, But No Tanks
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NIAGARA FALLS, New York—September 17, 2007—For those who transport dangerous goods by ground in Canada, cargo transport units such as highway tanks, portable tanks, cargo compartments, multi-unit tank car tanks and containers seem ordinary. Individuals who transport these dangerous goods have probably heard of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations, and are somewhat familiar with its rules and regulations. But, how familiar are you with Transport Canada's latest amendment to the TDG Regulations, Amendment 7?
Amendment 7 contains editorial changes and many minor changes to 3 CSA standards:
- CSA-B620, Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
- CSA-B621, Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, Portable Tanks, Cargo Compartments, and Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9
- CSA-B622, Selection and Use of Highway Tanks, Multi-Unit Tank Car Tanks, and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Class 2
Each of these CSA standards provides clarification of existing requirements, removes other requirements, and introduces retro-fit requirements. Special Requirement 23 is a new item and contains a grandfather provision for non-spec tanks for UN1999, TARS, LIQUID. Two other items, Special Requirement 54 and Special Requirement 73 require existing highway tanks and portable tanks for agricultural purposes to be brought into compliance.
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