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Certificate 11710

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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 11710 (Ren. 1)

Certificate Holder: Rio Tinto Fer et Titane inc.

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: March 14, 2016

Expiry Date: February 28, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Rio Tinto Fer et Titane inc.,to load and unload, by railway vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN1402, CALCIUM CARBIDE, Class 4.3, Packing Group I, in a manner that does not comply with clause 10.6.2 c. of the of the Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, and incorporated by reference in subparagraph 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations regarding locked switches or locked derails, under the following conditions:

(a) the railway vehicles are loaded and unloaded in accordance with the company's procedure MTN TF-281, "Remplacement d'un wagon de CaC2 vide par un plein", July 2014;

(b) the means of containment are transported in accordance with Special Permit DOT-SP 14659 (Second Revision) issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT);

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 11710 (Ren. 1)


(c) 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.

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 11710 (Ren. 1)

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

Contact Person: Valérie Fortin

Chef de service Santé, Sécurité et Environnement

Rio Tinto Fer et Titane inc.

1625, boulevard Marie-Victorin

Sorel-Tracy QC J3R 1M6

Telephone: 450-746-3000 poste 6118

Fax: 450-746-5661


Explanatory Note

The applicant uses a specialized building for the loading and unloading of the railway vehicles. By following their procedures associated to the use of the building, it is believed that the applicant is demonstrating the same level of safety as using locked switches or locked derails.

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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