*Note: this article contains the most up to date information on CAAR’s Equivalency and Temporary Certificates regarding the B620/622 changes. In the case of discrepancy, please disregard previous information.

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has received a revised Equivalency Certificate (SH11960.1) and a revised Temporary Certificate (TH 0653.1) to provide compliance relief on the hydrostatic testing requirements on nurse tanks.

The application of both certificates has changed. The certificates now includes non-member owned tanks such as those tanks owned by farmers, so long as they are filled by members of CAAR.

CAAR’s Equivalency and Temporary Certificates each captures the following users:

  • The members of CAAR and their clients;
  • Any person using a CAAR member-owned tank or a CAAR member-leased tank, or
  • Any person on behalf of the members of CAAR.

This change will significantly facilitate the inclusion of tanks that are filled by CAAR members who will ensure that the conditions of the equivalency certificate and temporary certificate are met.

The definition of client as stated by Transport Canada is:

  • A farmer, who is not a member of CAAR, gets his or her tank filled by a member of CAAR;
  • A farmer, who is not a member of CAAR, enters into an agreement with a member of CAAR to transport his or her tank to and from the retailer for filling;
  • A farmer, who is not a member of CAAR, enters into an agreement with a member of CAAR to store his or her tanks during the off-season.

In all the examples above, the farmer would be considered a “client” of the CAAR member.

This change (i.e. adding, “and their clients”) does NOT cover situations where the farmer interacts with a person who is NOT a member of CAAR. For these situations, the farmer has four options:

  1. Apply for their own equivalency and/or temporary certificate;
  2. Request the non-member retailer, who is interacting with the farmer, becomes a member of CAAR;
  3. Interact with a member of CAAR to invoke the notion of “clients” as indicated in the certificate, or
  4. Comply with the TDG Act, Regulations and Standards as they are currently written.

CAAR members download the updated certificates below:

Equivalency Certificate SH 11960.1

Certificat d’équivalence SH 11960.1

Temporary Certificate TH 0653.1

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Please note that CAAR membership is a requirement for use of these certificates.

Benefits of CAAR Membership

As the national advocate for Canada’s agri-retailers, CAAR’s involvement on critical issues affecting your business is necessary to ensure the long term sustainability of the industry. CAAR’s advocacy efforts are supported through membership and furthered through industry collaboration.

Please note that CAAR membership is a requirement of these certificates. As CAAR membership is tracked by individual retail location, any retail site that is not currently listed as a CAAR member will need to apply for CAAR membership prior to gaining access to these certificates. If you are unsure of the member status of your company, please contact Lady Gabilo, Member Services Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the coordinates below.

Mitch Rezansoff
Executive Director
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