Editor’s note: For the most up to date information on CAAR’s Equivalency and Temporary Certificates regarding the B620/622 changes please refer to Member Alert: Update on CAAR’s Equivalency Certificate and Temporary Certificate.

Transport Canada has agreed to provide agri-retailers time to complete hydrostatic testing, which will ensure adequate anhydrous ammonia resources for farmers this spring. The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has been granted a Temporary Certificate TH 0653 for the 2018 spring seeding season, which will allow members relief for the hydrostatic testing requirements on three year tanks as required by the CSA B620-14. 

As reported on March 5, 2018, CAAR and Fertilizer Canada submitted a joint application asking for a reprieve for hydrostatic testing requirements under B620-14. CAAR is pleased to share that Temporary Certificates have been granted to both CAAR and Fertilizer Canada for their respective members.

CAAR issued Temporary Certificate TH 0653

In summary, CAAR’s Temporary Certificate TH 0653 offers relief for the hydrotesting requirements on 3 year tanks as required by the CSA B620-14. TH 0653 has been issued to CAAR only.

TH 0653 will apply to:

  • The members of Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers,
  • Any person using a Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers member-owned tank or a Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers member-leased tank, or
  • Any person on behalf of the members of Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers.

CAAR Members click here to download a copy of TH 0653.

Joint Application for Relief from Visual Testing Requirement

In addition to the joint application for hydrostatic testing requirements, CAAR and Fertilizer Canada also submitted a joint application requesting relief from the annual visual inspection requirement in CSA B620-14. The request was denied as it was deemed unjustifiable by Transport Canada.

CAAR and Fertilizer Canada Urge Member Compliance

CAAR and Fertilizer Canada urge all members carefully review the CSA B620/622-14 Standards, as well as the previously issued Equivalency Certificate (EqC) and the new Temporary Certificate to ensure compliance of your operation. For more information please contact Mitch Rezansoff at 204-989-9303 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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