Two New Transport Canada Alerts — ERAPs & E-cigarettes

By March 10, 2015 January 29th, 2020 Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transport Canada clarifies interpretation of 10,000 L ERAP requirement & warns of “e-cigarette” hazards in checked baggage.

ERAPs

Further to my blogs of January 12, 13 & 28th – Transport Canada has issued an Alert (dated February 2015- posted March 6) stating:

“the ERAP index of 10,000 L will only apply to rail tank cars”

This appears to be an interim solution until the entries can be formally modified in an amendment.

The full ALERT may be found here (PDF).

E-cigarettes

Another Alert deals with the potential fire hazard of e-cigarette heating elements accidentally activating in checked baggage on aircraft. The units typically are powered by lithium batteries.

Read: Transport Canada’s recommendation on transporting these units in the cabin.

IATA also has a guidance document on the use and carriage of e-cigarettes on board aircraft, which can be read here (PDF).

 

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Clifton J. Brown

Clifton J. Brown

Clifton Brown has over 35 years of practical experience in the Canadian chemical and manufacturing industries. He has worked in research, quality, environment, health and safety in a range of industries including explosives, pesticides, manufacturing/contract packaging, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals. This experience has provided a basis for dealing with a variety of regulatory approaches that have been useful in implementing and evaluating/auditing compliance. This experience has also been useful in effectively helping others to understand and apply the regulations in a North American context. Clifton represents ICC on the RDC regulatory and safe operations committees, participates in Transport Canada consultations and attends WSPS, CSSE and related activities.

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