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Certificate 11697

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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
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.: SR 11697

Certificate Holder: Plains Midstream Canada ULC

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: March 7, 2016

Expiry Date: February 28, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Plains Midstream Canada to load or unload , at the Kerrobert Unit Train Terminal (KUTT) in Kerrobert, SK, dangerous goods that are UN1267, PETROLEUM CRUDE OIL, Class 3, Packing Group I, II, or III, from railway tank cars in a manner that does not comply with clause 10.6.2 b. of Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail", December 2013, incorporated by reference in subparagraph 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the tank cars are loaded or unloaded in accordance with the procedure Red Zone Protection - Securing the Unit Train for Loading and Permit Receivers [Section K.5 in PMC GOI];

(b) the coupled string with the tank cars and other railway vehicles have at least six (6) handbrakes applied as a backup to the air brakes;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 11697


(c) the coupled string with the tank cars and other railway vehicles do not use air brakes in lieu of handbrakes to secure unattended equipment [Section K.4 in PMC GOI - TC Handbrake Chart].

(d) the certificate holder ensures that the personnel loading or unloadingthe dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of 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.


Permits and Approvals Division

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 11697

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

Contact Person: Trent Gilles

Facility Supervisor

Kerrobert Unit Train Terminal

P.O. Box536

100 Pipeline Road

Kerrobert SK S0L 1R0

Telephone: 306-821-0454



Contact Person: Bernard Tarun

Regulatory Supervisor

Plain Midstream Canada

607 - 8th Avenue S.W., Suite 1400

Calgary AB T2P 0A7

Telephone: 587-233-4313



Explanatory Note

The certificate holder uses a specialized procedure to immobilize the train for the loading or unloading of the railway tank cars. By following their procedure, it is believed that the certificate holder is demonstrating the same level of safety as using handbrakes and wheel chocks in accordance with the standard.

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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