New reporting requirements from Transport Canada under Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations are effective December 1, 2016, and all agri-retailers are responsible for ensuring they remain compliant.
New reporting requirements from Transport Canada under Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations are effective December 1, 2016, and all agri-retailers that are handling, transporting, or offering for transport any dangerous good must familiarize themselves with their reporting requirements under the revised Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to ensure they remain compliant. The full wording of the Regulations is available at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/clear-tofc-211.htm.
“While CAAR does its utmost to assist our retailer members with communications, information and tools that can ease regulatory compliance, the responsibility remains on the retailer to know their legal obligations in offering dangerous goods,” says Delaney Ross Burtnack, President & CEO of CAAR. “If members have any hesitation regarding their understanding and ability to comply with these or any other regulation, they are encouraged to contact the CAAR office for assistance.”
Overview Documents Are Available
Transport Canada offers an overview of the new reporting requirements under Part 8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations online at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/emergencies-reporting-411.htm. To read the changes in full, visit http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2016-06-01/html/sor-dors95-eng.php
In summary, there are new reporting requirements related to transporting dangerous goods by road, rail and marine; by air (not included); and security for all modes of transport. Information summarized from Transport Canada is noted below.
When to Report?
Part 8 of the TDGR (Reporting Requirements) requires a number of different report types. When certain conditions are met, persons subject to the TDGR must submit one of the report types below.
- Reports for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Marine
- Emergency Report — Road, Rail or Marine Transport (Section 8.2 of the TDGR)
- Report of a Release or Anticipated Release — Road, Rail or Marine Transport (Section 8.4 of the TDGR)
- 30-Day Follow-Up Report (Section 8.6 of the TDGR)
- Reports for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Not included)
- Reports Relating to Security — All Modes of Transport
- Loss or Theft Report (Section 8.16 of the TDGR)
- Unlawful Interference Report (Section 8.18 of the TDGR)
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