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Certificate 11456

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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.: SU 11456 (Ren. 3)

Certificate Holder: DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine, Air

Issue Date: January 11, 2017

Expiry Date: December 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.,to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder by road or railway vehicle, by ship on a domestic voyage or by cargo aircraft, dangerous goods that are:

  • UN3090, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES, Class 9,
  • UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT, Class 9,
  • UN3480, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES, Class 9, or
  • UN3481, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT, Class 9,

in accordance with Special Provision A88 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and in a manner that does not comply with column 5 of schedule 1 and special provision 123 of Schedule 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) each cell has been determined to meet the criteria for assignment to Class 9 on the basis of tests carried out in accordance with the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11456 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

(b) each battery or battery assembly has not been tested in accordance with the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3, and therefore, do not meet the inclusion criteria for Class 9;

(c) the dangerous goods are:

(i) production runs consisting of not more than 100 lithium cells and batteries, or

(ii) pre-production prototypes of lithium cells and batteries;

(d) the pre-production prototypes of cells or batteries are in transport for the purpose of testing;

(e) each cell or battery incorporates a safety venting device or is designed to preclude a violent rupture under normal conditions of transport;

(f) each cell or battery is equipped with an effective means of preventing external short circuits;

(g) each battery containing cells or series of cells connected in parallel is equipped with effective means as necessary to prevent dangerous reverse current flow (e.g., diodes, fuses, etc.);

(h) each cell or battery is individually packed in an inner packaging inside an outer packaging and is surrounded by cushioning material that is non-combustible, and non‑conductive;

(i) the outer means of containment is a UN Standardized means of containment, that meets the criteria for Packing Group I means of containment in accordance with Chapter 6.1 of the UN Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - Model Regulations;

(j) batteries that have a total mass of 12 kg or more and that have a strong, impact-resistant outer casing or assemblies of them, may be packed in an outer means of containment or protective enclosure designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety. The batteries or battery assemblies must be protected from short-circuit;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11456 (Ren. 3)

CONDITIONS

(k) the battery or battery assembly may have a gross mass exceeding 35 kg;

(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) a copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 11456 (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)

SU 11456 (Ren. 3)

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

Contact Person: James Duquet

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

700 Palladium Drive, Suite 100

Kanata ON K2V1C6

Telephone: 613-591-6428

Facsimile: 613-591-5801

E-mail: jduquet@drs.ca

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transportation of prototype or production run batteries (UN3090, UN3091, UN3480, UN3481) that have not been fully tested.

The conditions of this certificate reflect the requirements outlined in Special Provision 310 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and Special Provision A88 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

This Equivalency Certificate is issued by the competent authority of Canada in accordance with Special Provision A88 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

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