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Certificate 10651

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Transport
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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 10651 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: Canadian Pacific Railway

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: February 27, 2017

Expiry Date: January 1, 2020

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Canadian Pacific Railway to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport or transport, by highway tank on railway flat car, dangerous goods that are UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, CLASS 2.1, in a manner that does not comply with clause 4.4 of the standard TP14877, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, incorporated by reference in subparagraph 5.10(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the highway tank is selected and used in accordance with the requirements of the standard CSA B622-09, "Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", January 2009;

(b) in the case of a highway tank, the forward end of the trailer is secured to the railway vehicle with an AAR approved intermodal trailer hitch, the rail carrier personnel has verified that the king pin of the trailer is engaged and locked in the trailer hitch, the rear end is secured in accordance with the requirements of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual for "Trailers, all types", and the landing gear and bumper are not used for securing the highway tank to the railway vehicle;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10651 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

(c) in the case of a highway tank transported with its tractor, the tractor is transported on a separate railway vehicle;

(d) the railway flat car carrying the loaded highway tank is equipped on each of its draft sills with an end of car cushioning device meeting the requirements of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards M‑921B or M‑921E;

(e) before the person responsible for the road transport of the dangerous goods releases the highway tank to the rail carrier, that person inspects the attachment points of the tank to the trailer frame to detect any condition that may compromise the integrity of the securement of the tank to the frame, ensures that the highway tank has all valves and closures, at the exclusion of the Pressure Relief Valve, securely closed and capped as applicable and reports the results of this inspection and this verification to the rail carrier;

(f) the railway vehicle, on which the highway tank is transported, is separated by at least one railway vehicle from a railway vehicle for which a placard is required to be displayed in accordance with Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, is separated by at least five railway vehicles from the locomotive and is located at the tail end or as close as possible to the tail end of the train and behind any loaded railway vehicle;

(g) prior to the loading of the trackside propane tanks, the motive power unit will be uncoupled from the railway vehicle and moved a minimum of 30.5 metres (100 feet) from the unloading point. The remaining portion of the railway equipment will be secured in accordance with applicable railway operating rules and instructions, to ensure it does not move during the loading process;

(h) during unloading, measures will be taken to prevent the exposure of the dangerous goods to a source of ignition, intense heat, or any source of electrical hazard and to dissipate static electricity. The switch heaters will be de-energized during the loading operation;

(i) the unloading of the highway tank will be monitored to ensure that any condition or release of dangerous goods can be promptly identified;

(j) prior to moving the railway equipment between loading points, any required piping shall be disconnected and the attachment points to the highway tank securely closed and capped as applicable;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10651 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

k) 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;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SR 10651 (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.

Chief

Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 10651 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: Jim Kozey

Director Hazardous Materials

Canadian Pacific

7550 Ogden Dale Road SE

Calgary AB T2C 4X9

Telephone: 403-319-3633

Facsimile: 403-319-3883

E-mail: jim_kozey@cpr.ca

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Canadian Pacific Railway to transport a highway tank, loaded with liquefied petroleum gas, on a flat railway vehicle to facilitate the refilling of trackside propane tanks from the highway tanks pumping system. This Equivalency Certificate recognizes that there is a unique need to transport some dangerous goods contained in highway tanks loaded on a railway vehicle and establishes a series of conditions to ensure a satisfactory level of safety.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has revised its policy on the handling, offering for transport and transport of dangerous goods by highway tank trucks on railway flat cars. In the past, equivalency certificates have been issued to authorize the use of highway tank trucks on railway flat cars in the event that there were no means of containment specifications available to safely transport the dangerous goods by rail. Over the years, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations have been updated and now include various means of containment options for the transport of gases by rail.

It has been determined that after January 1, 2020, the use of highway tank trucks on railway flat cars to transport gases will no longer be authorized. Users will have to consider replacing their highway tanks with means of containment specifications authorized for the transport of fuels by rail through the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

This certificate will not be renewed for beyond January 1, 2020.

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