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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
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 11404 (Ren. 2)

Certificate Holder: Association québécoise du propane

Mode of Transport: Road, Marine

Issue Date: October 19, 2016

Expiry Date: March 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the members of the Association québécoise du propaneto handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the members of the Association québécoise du propane, by road vehicle or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods that are:

· UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES or PETROLEUM GASES, LIQUEFIED, Class 2.1, or

· UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1,

in a manner that does not comply with sections 4.15, 4.15.2 and 4.15.3, as well as Specific Requirement 24 of Clause 6.3 of CSA Standard B622-09 "Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2",January 2009, by reference in subparagraph 5.10(1)(a)(iv) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the storage tank must be constructed in accordance with CSA Standard B51, "Boiler, pressure vessel, and pressure piping code", Part 1;

(b) the storage tank may contain more liquefied gas than 5% of its volumetric capacity but must not contain more than the maximum permitted filling ratio;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11404 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(c) the storage tank is not permanently mounted on a truck chassis or trailer, is not intended for the transportation of dangerous goods, and the presence of dangerous goods is due only to the use of the storage tank for the processing, storage or use of the dangerous goods at fixed locations;

(d) the storage tank, which was intended for permanent installation on consumer premises, must be transported one-way only from the consumer's premises to the storage tank owner's nearest facility using the shortest most practical route and Transportation of Dangerous Goods routes, where applicable;

(e) the capacity of the storage tank must be less than or equal to 1 894 L (500 USWG);

(f) the total capacity of all the storage tanks transported on the means of transport under the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate must not exceed 1 894 L (500 USWG);

(g) the means of transport used to transport the storage tank must by design be capable of carrying the storage tank and its contents;

(h) prior to being loaded on the means of transport, the storage tank must be visually inspected by a trained and qualified person for leaks, corroded or abraded areas, dents, distortions, weld defects, or any other condition that may render the storage tank unsafe for transportation. A record of the inspection must be legibly signed and dated by the person performing the inspection and retained by the storage tank owner for two years. The signature on the inspection record represents a certification that the storage tank has been inspected and has no defects that would render it unsafe for transportation under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The record of inspection must include the date of the inspection, the inspector's contact information (such as a telephone number), the storage tank 's serial number and storage tank size (water capacity), estimated amount of dangerous goods, and the origin and destination of shipment;

(i) a storage tank that is damaged or leaking must not be transported under this Equivalency Certificate;

(j) prior to being loaded on the means of transport, all regulators, hoses, pigtails, etc., that protrude from under the storage tank's protective dome must be removed and the dome cover must be secured in the closed position with a bolt or wire;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11404 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(k) all valve openings on the storage tank, except relief valves, must be securely closed;

(l) the lifting lugs on a storage tank must not be used as a means of lifting a storage tank containing liquefied gas in excess of 5% of its capacity, storage tanks must be lifted by the use of properly placed straps around the storage tank shell;

(m) the storage tank must be loaded and secured in an upright position on the means of transport and in such a way as to prevent, under normal conditions of transport, damage to the storage tank or to the means of transport that could lead to an accidental release of the dangerous goods. The storage tank must be placed on the means of transport in a manner, such as in a cradle, which ensures that no weight is placed on the supporting legs during transportation;

(n) a storage tank, with a capacity less than or equal to 466 L (123 USWG), must have displayed on it the dangerous goods safety marks required in sections 4.10, 4.11, and 4.12 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(o) a storage tank, with a capacity greater than 466 L (123 USWG), must have displayed, on each long side of the storage tank, a placard and UN number meeting the requirements set out in Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(p) despite section 4.16.1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the road vehicle used to transport the storage tank must have placards displayed on it in accordance with the requirements of Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(q) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the members of the Association québécoise du propane ensure that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate;

(r) the Association québécoise du propane ensures that a paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate is provided to all its members;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11404 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(s) a current proof of membership with the Association québécoise du propane must be readily available upon request;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 11404 (Ren. 2)"

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)

SU 11404 (Ren. 2)

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

Contact Person: Michel Deslauriers

Director General

Association québécoise du propane

Office 17-1, 17 Mountain Blvd.

Granby QC J2G 9M5

Telephone: 450-776-2177

Facsimile: 450-776-2174

E-mail: dg@propanequebec.com

Explanatory Note

This equivalency certificate authorizes the one-way transportation by road of storage tanks that do not comply with Part 5 (Means of Containment) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Tanks containing more than 5% capacity of UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES or PETROLEUM GASES, LIQUEFIED, Class 2.1, or UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1, are permitted to be transported to the nearest propane facility. Many of these storage tanks require servicing as part of the new CSA Standard B51-14 requirements and cannot be safely emptied at customer locations.

The current list of the members of the Association québécoise du propane is available at the following website:

http://propanequebec.com

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