Regulatory

Comment Period on Proposed PMRA Neonic ban Closes Nov. 13

The deadline to submit responses to the PMRA’s proposed phase-out of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam is fast approaching. To help strengthen the industry position on the proposed ban of these useful and valuable tools, CAAR is urging members to provide their comments to the PMRA before the Nov. 13 deadline.

Compliance Reminder: B620 Changes in Effect

CAAR is reminding all members that they must adhere to the updated B620-14 Standard to remain in compliance with Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Under the new standard, visual inspections for all anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks and TDUs are now required annually.

NH3 Update: Hydrostatic Testing Relief Granted for Spring 2018

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. 

CAAR Issued Equivalency Certificate SH 11960

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has received an Equivalency Certificate from Transport Canada which provides certain variances from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Standard related to pressure testing of nurse and application tanks.

Fertilizer Canada Launches 45-Day Comment Period on CAN Security Code of Practice

Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) is a mixture of ammonium nitrate and calcium (in the form of limestone or dolomite) and is an effective fertilizer in providing the nitrogen required to grow healthy and abundant crops.  However, there is concern that agricultural CAN may increasingly become a target for criminal misuse as a replacement for Ammonium Nitrate in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Order Your Nurse Tank Placards Before June 1, 2017

Beginning June 1, 2017, nurse tanks will require placards identifying that it is carrying ammonia (UN 1005) on all four sides in a way that complies with Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations. The two equivalency certificates that formerly allowed placards on the two long sides of a nurse tank (SH 6171 - Ren. 9, and SH 10006 - Ren. 5) will be discontinued on May 31, 2017.