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Certificate 10315

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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.: SU 10315 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: SM Construction inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Marine

Issue Date: January 13, 2016

Expiry Date: February 28, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes SM Construction 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 or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods that are Class 3, in means of containment that does not comply with Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations if:

(a) the means of containment, which does not exceed 3 000 L in capacity:

(i) is a volume measurement and calibration device referred to as "provers", mounted on a highway vehicle for transport to and from worksites for testing of meter equipment accuracy,

(ii) is not intended for the transportation of dangerous goods and the presence of dangerous goods is due only to the use of the means of containment for the processing, storage, or use of the dangerous goods at fixed locations;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10315 (Ren. 3)


(iii) prior to moving, is emptied to the maximum extent possible, and the residual amount of the dangerous goods never exceeds one of the following volumes in content when in transport:

(A) 100 L, or

(B) 5% of the capacity of the means of containment,

(iv) is designed, constructed, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of dangerous goods that could endanger public safety, and

(v) when inverted, will not release dangerous goods;

(b) the means of containment is loaded and secured on the means of transport in such a way as to prevent, under normal conditions of transport, damage to the means of containment or to the means of transport that could lead to an accidental release of the dangerous goods;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 10315 (Ren. 3)"

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.


Permits and Approvals Division

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 10315 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: Anne Ratté

Responsable des véhicules et du transport

Département de l'entrepôt

15971, boulevard de la Colline

Québec QC G3G 3A7

Telephone: 418-849-7104 poste 237 / 418-930-1749

Facsimile: 418-849-6464


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the applicant to transport means of containment that do not comply with the requirements set out in Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The means of containment may contain residual amounts of dangerous goods due to storage, processing or use of dangerous goods at fixed locations. The means of containment must be emptied to the maximum extent possible prior to being transported.

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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