Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (International Harmonization Update, 2016) (95 pages, available in English and French)
This amendment has several objectives. The first is to harmonize the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) with international regulatory requirements by updating the TDGR to incorporate changes introduced in the 19th edition of the UN Recommendations, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) 2014 and the 2015?2016 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions with respect to safety marks, classification information, shipping names, special provisions and marine pollutants.
The second objective is to introduce ambulatory references (also known as dynamic references) for the international codes incorporated in the TDGR. Canadian stakeholders would be required to use the most recent versions of the UN Recommendations, the IMDG Code, the ICAO Technical Instructions and the Supplement to the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria (MOTC) and 14 technical standards.
Another objective of this proposal is to reduce regulatory barriers to cross-border trade with the United States by formally recognizing aspects of the United States regulatory regime and by increasing reciprocity of regulatory requirements for pressure receptacles and approvals between Canada and the United States by aligning national standards and regulations.
This proposal would also eliminate the need to obtain an equivalency certificate in order to transport hot air balloon cylinders of propane by road, rail or ship.