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Certificate 10051

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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.: SH 10051 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: Artemis Technologies Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: May 17, 2017

Expiry Date: May 31, 2019


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Artemis Technologies Inc., to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES, CATEGORY B, Class 6.2, in a manner that does not comply with Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations if:

(a) the means of containment is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety;

(b) the dangerous goods are contained in triple packaging systems:

(i) with inner packagings that are flexible bioprocess containers made of a multi-layered laminated plastic film designated as the Platinum UltraPAK and manufactured by Lonza Walkersville Inc.,

(ii) each inner packaging contains a maximum of 110 L of vaccine solution,

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10051 (Ren. 4)


(iii)the ports and closures of the inner packagings are securely closed and stowed,

(iv)each inner packaging is placed in a plastic film liner having a nominal thickness equal to or greater than 0,1 mm (4 mil) that is closed to be leakproof,

(v) each inner packaging in its liner is placed in an outer packaging that is a UN standardized removable head plastic drum (1H2) that is:

a. rated for dangerous goods included in Packing Group I or II (marked X or Y),

b. rated for a maximum gross mass equal to or greater than 150 kg,

c. equipped with a plastic foam pad on its internal bottom, and

d. closed to be leakproof;

(c) the drums containing the dangerous goods are secured to pallets for transport;

(d) the drums on pallets may be transported with mix loads of hard goods that are not food, drugs or other vaccines. However, when transported as mix loads, the drums must be located at the nose of the refrigerated truck or trailer with a barrier separating them from the rest of the load; and

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10051 (Ren. 4)


(e) the shipping document that accompanies the dangerous goods includes the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 10051 (Ren. 4)"

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.


Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10051 (Ren. 4)

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

Contact Person: Simon Lam

Director of Production

Artemis Technologies Inc.

51 Watson Road South

Guelph ON N1L 1E3

Telephone: 519-826-5722

Facsimile: 519-826-5723


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the applicant to transport dangerous goods that are Rabies vaccine, live adenovirus vector, from the production site to the animal bait-manufacturing site. The dangerous goods, classified as UN3373, BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCE, CATEGORY B, Class 6.2, are transported in a manner that does not comply and Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Legend for Certificate Number

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

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

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