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Certificate 11155

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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.: SH 11155 (Ren. 1)

Certificate Holder: Transport Canada

Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: June 25, 2015

Expiry Date: July 31, 2017

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Transport Canada Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate 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 UN3090, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9, UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT, (including lithium ally batteries), Class 9, UN3480, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES (including lithium ion polymer batteries), Class 9, or UN3481, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT (including lithium ion polymer batteries), Class 9, in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.14 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are large lithium ion cells or batteries, or large lithium metal cells or batteries, or equipment containing such batteries, that are damaged or defective, including, but not limited to, cells or batteries that have leaked or vented, or have sustained physical or mechanical damage, and cannot be diagnosed prior to transport, or that have been identified as being defective for safety reasons;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 11155 (Ren. 1)

CONDITIONS

(b) at least seven (7) days have elapsed since the batteries were found defective, and during that period, none of the batteries emitted smoke, evolved heat or showed any other sign of experiencing a thermal event;

(c) the batteries must be protected against short circuit;

(d) each battery or equipment containing such battery must be individually packed in inner means of containment and may be placed in a non-standardized strong outer means of containment of adequate design and strength for the shape and mass of the battery. Only one damaged or defective battery must be contained in the outer means of containment;

(e) either the inner means of containment or the outer means of containment must be leak-proof to prevent the potential release of electrolyte;

(f) each inner means of containment must be surrounded by sufficient non-combustible and non-conductive thermal insulation material to avoid propagation of thermal events and protect the outer means of containment against a dangerous evolution of heat;

(g) sealed means of containment must be fitted with a venting device when appropriate;

(h) measures must be taken to minimize the effects of vibrations and shocks, prevent movement of the battery within the means of containmentthat may lead to further damage and a dangerous condition during transport. Cushioning material that is non-combustible and non-conductive may be used to meet this requirement;

(i) for leaking batteries, sufficient inner absorbent material must be added to the inner means of containment to absorb any release of electrolyte;

(j) the outer means of containment must be marked legibly and visibly on a contrasting background, with the words "Damaged Lithium Ion Batteries", "Damaged Lithium Metal Batteries", "Defective Lithium Ion Batteries", or "Defective Lithium Metal Batteries", as applicable;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 11155 (Ren. 1)

CONDITIONS

(k) it is forbidden to transport lithium ion cells or batteries and lithium metal cells or batteries that are damaged or defective and that, under normal conditions of transport, are liable to disassemble rapidly, react dangerously, produce a flame or a dangerous evolution of heat, or produce a dangerous emission of toxic, corrosive, or flammable gases or vapours;

(l) 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;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 11155 (Ren. 1)"

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 Regulations not specifically addressed in this certificate.

Signature of Issuing Authority

__________________________

Benoit Turcotte

Director

Regulatory Affairs Branch


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 11155 (Ren. 1)

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

Contact Person: Jean-Léon Morin

Head Recalls

Transport Canada

Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate

80 Noel Street

Gatineau QC J8Z 0A1

Telephone: 819-420-4328

E-mail: jean-leon.morin@tc.gc.ca

Explanatory Note

Special Provision 137 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations says that large lithium ion cells or batteries and large lithium metal cells or batteries that are damaged or defective must be packed in accordance with Packing Instructions LP904 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations. The large UN standardized means of containment prescribed in Packing Instructions LP904 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations are not yet available in Canada for the shipment of large defective or damaged batteries. Therefore, this Equivalency Certificate authorizes the use of non-UN standardized strong outer means of containment for large batteries. Cells and batteries liable to rapidly disassemble, dangerously react, produce a flame or a dangerous evolution of heat, or a dangerous emission of toxic, corrosive, or flammable gases or vapours under normal conditions of transport should normally be neutralized in-situ and must not be transported under the conditions of the Equivalency Certificate.

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