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Certificate 11568

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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.: SA 11568 (Ren. 2)

Certificate Holder: Canada Post Corporation

Mode of Transport: Air

Issue Date: May 31, 2017

Expiry Date: June 30, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Canada Post Corporation (CPC) to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by aircraft, dangerous goods that are:

  • UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9,
  • UN3091, LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENT (including lithium alloy batteries), Class 9,
  • UN3480, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES (including lithium ion polymer batteries), Class 9,
  • UN3481, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES CONTAINED IN EQUIPMENT (including lithium ion polymer batteries), Class 9, or
  • UN3481, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES PACKED WITH EQUIPMENT (including lithium ion polymer batteries), Class 9,

in a manner that does not comply with section 2.3.1 of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition, as incorporated by reference in subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported within Canada;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11568 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(b) the dangerous goods are handled, offered for transport or transported in compliance with section II of packing instructions 965, 966, 967, 969, or 970 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition;

(c) the dangerous goods, accepted by Canada Post Corporation, are obtained only from commercial customers with whom Canada Post Corporation has a known business relationship and has established acceptance criteria. These commercial customers, who have obtained authorization from Canada Post Corporation, have the privilege of mailing lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries by XPRESSPOST or PRIORITY COURIER (air) services;

(d) Canada Post Corporation has existing mechanisms in place to prevent acceptance of dangerous goods in international mail. Central processes are incorporated in the induction and dispatch processes, which include a manual sort process. Customer facing information, acceptance processes and procedures have been developed and are designed to satisfy the control for acceptance of lithium batteries to international destinations, and ensure that packages containing lithium batteries (except the ones authorized by section 2.3.1 of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition are not accepted for international destination;

(e) Canada Post Corporation has undertaken a specific communication program with all its domestic carriers to inform them of lithium battery acceptance criteria and confirm their acceptance ability and compliance;

(f) employees of the Canada Post Corporation at induction/verification points have received a training update on the acceptance policy of lithium batteries. Reference material is available as well as an updated job aid in the form of a poster displayed in the various work areas;

(g) sales and customer service representatives have received specialized training to clarify the on-boarding process for commercial customers who wish to induct lithium battery mailings;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11568 (Ren. 2)

CONDITIONS

(h) in order to avoid confusion regarding the presence of dangerous goods, the statement "Sender warrants that this item does not contain dangerous goods" is not displayed on means of containment that contain lithium batteries. No marking indicating the absence of dangerous goods is displayed on a means of containment containing lithium batteries;

(i) given reasonable time and following a request from a Transport Canada Inspector, a Canada Post Corporation representative will open a package containing dangerous goods or suspecting of containing dangerous goods. Canada Post Corporation provides direction and authority for the handling and inspection of mail under the Canada Post Corporation Act and may open the mail, other than a letter, to determine the presence of non-mailable matter, including dangerous goods; and

(j) the Equivalency Certificate holder ensures that the personnel handling and transporting the dangerous goods has received training, which complies with the conditions identified in this Equivalency Certificate.

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)

SA 11568 (Ren. 2)

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

Contact Person: Vaughn Kraemer

Manager Operations Improvement Work Measures

Canada Post Corporation

2701 Riverside Drive

Ottawa ON K1A 0B1

Telephone: 613-734-7791

Facsimile:

E-mail: vaughn.kraemer@canadapost.ca

Explanatory Note

Under section 2.3.1 of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition, lithium metal batteries and lithium ion batteries are not authorized in the mail transported by air, except under certain exemptions. Private courier companies are not subject to this interdiction.

This equivalency certificate authorizes Canada Post Corporation to handle, offer for transport, or transport, lithium metal batteries and lithium ion batteries by air, in compliance with section II of one of the following packing instructions of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition: 965, 966, 967, 969 or 970.

Section II of respective packing instructions 965, 966, 967, 969 or 970 provides a partial exemption of the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, 2017-2018 Edition, when each package transported contains a limited number of small batteries.

Canada Post Corporation has implemented several measures to increase the safety of the transportation of lithium metal batteries and lithium ion batteries. Only batteries from commercial customers are accepted for air transport under the conditions of this 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