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Certificate 10579

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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 10579 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: Brenntag Canada Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: February 23, 2017

Expiry Date: February 28, 2019


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Brenntag Canada 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 in a manner that does not comply with paragraph C5.3 of National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB 43.146‑2002, "Design, Manufacture and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods", January 2002, as referenced in section 5.14 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the used inner receptacle is a rotomolded plastic unit that was manufactured no more than 60 months before the loading of the dangerous goods in the composite Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC);

(b) the inner receptacle is in standard as per section 5.2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations; and

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 10579 (Ren. 3)


(c) the inner receptacle is installed in the outer frame of a composite IBC of the same design-type as the inner receptacle's original outer frame.

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 10579 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: Gregory T. Brown

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Brenntag Canada Inc.

43 Jutland Road

Toronto ON M8Z 2G6

Telephone: 416-259-8231



Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the certificate holder to refurbish a composite IBC using a used rotomolded inner receptacle. The National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB 43.146‑2002 states that an "unused" inner receptacle must be used for the refurbishing of a composite IBC. Permitting the inner receptacle re-use in an outer frame of the same design-type and construction provides an equivalent level of safety as continuing the use of the inner receptacle in its original outer frame.

This practice will be permitted in the new National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.146-2016, "Design, manufacture and use of intermediate bulk containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9", April 2016. Once the standard is adopted in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, this Equivalency Certificate will not be required.

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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