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Certificate 10562

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Transport
Canada
Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Transports
Canada
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.: SR 10562 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: GATX Corporation

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: February 23, 2017

Expiry Date: March 31, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes GATX Corporation to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, dangerous goods in tank cars that are qualified and marked in a manner that does not comply with some provisions of clauses 9.5.7.2 a. and 9.5.7.2 b. of Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, referred to in the rest of this certificate as TP14877, and incorporated by reference in subparagraphs 5.10(1)(b)(ii) and 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) for the purposes of this Equivalency Certificate, the tank cars are operating in Canada and bear tank car reporting marks and numbers owned by GATX Rail Canada Corporation and GATX Corporation, and are covered within the scope of the finite element, damage tolerance, historical and statistical analysis presented in support of the Equivalency Certificate application and on file with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10562 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

(b) the tank cars undergo a structural integrity inspection in accordance with the provisions of TP14877 except for the following alternatives:

(i) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the stub sill pad longitudinal fillet weld terminations to the body bolster pad need not be inspected,

(ii) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the tank shell and welds associated with bottom fittings adapter flange and sump attachment welds need not be inspected,

(iii) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the tank shell and welds associated with transverse brake cylinder support and dead lever support pad-to-tank welds need not be inspected,

(iv) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the fillet welds and tank associated with slots in outboard tank pads for head braces need not be inspected,

(v) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the fillet welds and tank associated with slots in inboard stub sill pads need not be inspected,

(vi) except as provided in condition (b)(vii) of this certificate, the stub sill pad to body bolster pad and tank transverse weld attachments need not be inspected,

(vii) the inspection is performed on tank cars that have an accumulated service life equal to or greater than 1 609 500 km (one million miles);

(c) the reporting marks and numbers of the tank cars covered under this Equivalency Certificate are listed in the file supplied to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, on February 11, 2013. An updated list is to be supplied to the Director every twelve months, with the first interval beginning on the issuance date of this Equivalency Certificate;

(d) a re-evaluation of the alternate qualification authorized under this Equivalency Certificate is promptly made if the proponent is made aware of any critical defect in the locations where relief has been provided; and


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10562 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

(e) a yearly progress report is sent to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada, summarizing the experience obtained during that period and identifying any information that may affect the safety performance of the tank cars covered under this Equivalency Certificate. The initial period begins on the original issuance date of this Equivalency Certificate.

This Equivalency Certificate applies to any person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods in a tank car that is authorized, tested, and inspected in accordance with this Equivalency Certificate.

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)

SR 10562 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: Larry Golden

Sr. Maintenance & Compliance Engineer

GATX Corporation

222 West Adams Street

Chicago, IL 60606-5314

USA

Telephone: 312-621-8452

Facsimile:

E-mail: lawrence.golden@gatx.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows relief from the structural integrity inspection requirements for certain specific areas of tank cars that have been demonstrated to have negligible potential for developing crack like defects during the inspection intervals presently prescribed in the Transport Canada Standard TP14877. The affected tank cars are identified by design features and reporting marks and numbers on file with the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada. Engineering analysis and existing inspection results have shown that the frequency of defects found in the affected structural areas is very low and that if defects develop, they are highly unlikely to grow to critical sizes. The current level of safety should not be affected.

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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Date modified:
2017-06-19