Government of Canada navigation bar

Symbol of the Government of Canada

Primary site navigation bar

Certificate 0727

Downloadable version

Canadian flag
Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Sécurité et sûreté

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
330, rue Sparks
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 0727 (Ren. 16)

Certificate Holder: Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail

Issue Date: December 13, 2016

Expiry Date: February 28, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., to handle, offer for transport or transport, by road or railway vehicle, dangerous goods in a manner that does not comply with Part 2 (Classification), Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), and Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are experimental and commercial products that are regulated under the Pest Control Products Act;

(b) the dangerous goods are in transport for the purposes of classifying, analysing or testing;

(c) the dangerous goods are believed not to contain explosives, infectious substances or radioactive materials;

(d) the dangerous goods are contained in inner means of containment that are surrounded by an absorbent cushioning material and are secured to prevent their movement inside an outer means of containment;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 0727 (Ren. 16)


(e) the outer means of containment is either an aluminum box or a wooden box that is constructed of plywood no less than 6.35 mm (¼") thick; and

(i) has a lockable lid,

(ii) is marked with:

(A)the words "Pesticides - Test Samples",

(B)a 24-hour emergency telephone number,

(iii) contains a maximum net mass of 30 kg of dangerous goods or a maximum net volume of 30 L of dangerous goods;

(f) the gross quantity of the dangerous goods being transported in a vehicle does not exceed 500 kg;

(g) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the certificate holder ensures that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate;

(h) the dangerous goods are accompanied by a document, which include the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

(i) "Pesticides - Test Samples",

(ii) a 24-hour emergency telephone number,

(iii) "Equivalency Certificate No. SU 0727 (Ren. 16)".

Note: The issuance of this Equivalency Certificate in no way reduces the certificate holder's responsibility to comply with any other requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the Canadian Aviation Regulationsnot specifically addressed in this certificate.

Signature of Issuing Authority


David Lamarche, P. Eng., ing.

Chief, Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 0727 (Ren. 16)

(The following is for information purposes only and is not part of this certificate.)

Contact Person: Renee Bartz

Label/Transport Specialist

Dow AgroSciences LLC

9330 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis IN 46268


Telephone: 317-337-4673

Facsimile: 317-337-4649


Explanatory Note

The applicant employs a staff of up to 10 research officers who carry out field-testing of experimental and commercial insecticides and herbicides to satisfy requirements for registration under the Pest Control Products Act. These research officers must carry their equipment to the test sites. The applicant proposes to use specially designed aluminum or wooden boxes as the outer means of containment. These boxes will be lined with a cushioning material for absorbent purposes and will have interchangeable inserts to accommodate the various inner means of containment.

Legend for Certificate Number

SH - Road, SR - Rail, SA - Air, SM - Marine

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

The following document is available for downloading or viewing:

To access the Word document (DOC) version you must have a DOC reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous DOC readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:

Date modified: