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Certificate 11521

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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 11521 (REN 2)

Certificate Holder: Stericycle, ULC

Mode of Transport: Marine, Rail, Road

Issue Date: 2016-10-03

Expiry Date: 2018-11-30

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Stericycle, ULC, 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, or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods that are UN2814, INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE, AFFECTING HUMANS, Class 6.2, Category A, in a manner that does not comply with subsection 5.1(1) and section 5.16 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are intended for disposal;

(b) the dangerous goods referred to as "sharps", such as broken glass or needles, are contained in a single-use, leakproof and puncture proof container meeting the requirements of a Type 1C sharps container;

(c) the dangerous goods, including the securely closed sharps container, are contained in:

(i) a securely closed plastic bag meeting the requirements of Table 4 of the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.125-99 "Packaging of Infectious Substances, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport", May 1999, cited in the rest of this certificate as CAN/CGSB-43.125-99,

(ii) the securely closed plastic bag referred to in condition (c)(i) of this certificate is contained in a second securely closed plastic bag meeting the requirements of Table 4 of CAN/CGSB 43.125-99,

(iii) the exterior surface of the plastic bag described in condition (c)(ii) of this certificate shall be disinfected before being placed into another outer packaging. The disinfection shall be done in accordance with the recommendations of the Competent Public Health Authority,

(iv) the securely closed plastic bag, which has been disinfected, described in condition (c)(ii) of this certificate is contained in a securely closed fiberboard box meeting the requirements of Table 5A or Table 5B of CAN/CGSB 43.125-99. The fiberboard box contains sufficient absorbent material to absorb any free liquid visible in the plastic bags,

(v) the securely closed fiberboard box described in condition (c)(iv) of this certificate is contained in another securely closed plastic bag meeting the requirements of Table 4 of CAN/CGSB-43.125-99,

(vi) the securely closed plastic bag described in condition (c)(v) of this certificate is finally placed in a securely closed fiberboard box meeting the requirements of Table 5A or Table 5B of CAN/CGSB 43.125-99. This final fiberboard box is fitted with a plastic film liner securely closed for transport;

(d) despite condition (c) of this certificate, the dangerous goods, including the securely closed sharps container, may also be contained in:

(i) a securely closed plastic bag meeting the requirements of Table 4 of the National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-43.125-99 "Packaging of Infectious Substances, Diagnostic Specimens, Biological Products and Biomedical Waste for Transport", May 1999, cited in the rest of this certificate as CAN/CGSB-43.125-99,

(ii) the securely closed plastic bag referred to in condition (d)(i) of this certificate is contained in a second securely closed plastic bag meeting the requirements of Table 4 of CAN/CGSB 43.125-99,

(iii) the securely closed plastic bags described in conditions (d)(ii) of this certificate are contained in a securely closed UN standardized plastic drum meeting the requirements of Table 2 of CAN/CGSB 43.125-99. The drum contains sufficient absorbent material to absorb any free liquid visible in the plastic bags,

(iv) the UN standardized plastic drum described in condition (d)(iii) of this certificate is disinfected prior to loading in the means of transport. The disinfection shall be done in accordance with the recommendations of the Competent Public Health Authority;

(e) the means of containment are transported in a closed means of transport;

(f) the dangerous goods are transported to the closest appropriate disposal facility available at the time the dangerous goods are offered for transport;

(g) 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;

(h) the requirements of Part 2 (Classification), Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 6 (Training), Part 7 (Emergency Response Assistance Plan), and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations are complied with;

(i) a paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods;

(j) the shipping document includes the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 11521 (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

Image in permit

David Lamarche

Chief

Permits and Approvals division


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

Contact Person:

Jean-Pierre Pepin

19 ARMTHORPE RD
BRAMPTON Ontario
L6T5M4 Canada

Telephone:

819-743-4772

Fax:

E-mail:

jppepin@stericycle.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transportation of dangerous goods that are biomedical wastes contaminated with Category A infectious substances, to the disposal site. The dangerous goods classified as UN2814, INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE, AFFECTING HUMANS, Class 6.2, Category A, are transported in a manner that does not comply with subsection 5.1(1) and section 5.16 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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