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Certificate 11793

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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 11793

Certificate Holder: FIBA Technologies, Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: June 29, 2016

Expiry Date: July 31, 2021

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes FIBA Technologies, Inc.,to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport, or import into Canada, by road or railway vehicle, or by ship, dangerous goods that are UN1971, NATURAL GAS, COMPRESSED with high methane content, Class 2.1, in means of containment, in a manner that does not comply with subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(a)(iii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(b)(iv), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), or 5.10(1)(d)(iv),of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the means of containment is a specification TC-3AAX tube or an equivalent container as defined in CSA Standard B340-08, "Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", March 2008, and cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B340-08, and the requirements in CSA B340-08 are complied with except that the reference in Clause 4.3.1 of CSA B340-08 to CGA Publication S-1.1 is read as a reference to CGA Publication S-1.1-2011, "Pressure Relief Device Standards - Part 1 - Cylinders for Compressed Gases", Fourteenth Edition, published by the Compressed Gas Association, Inc. despite Clause 2 of CSA B340-08; or


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11793

CONDITIONS

(b) the means of containment is a UN tube and the requirements in CSA Standard B342-09, "Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", March 2009, cited in the rest of this certificate as CSA B342-09, are complied with except that the reference in Clause 4.5.1.3 of CSA B342-09 to CGA Publication S-1.1 is read as a reference to CGA Publication S-1.1-2011, "Pressure Relief Device Standards - Part 1 - Cylinders for Compressed Gases", Fourteenth Edition, published by the Compressed Gas Association, Inc., despite Clause 2 of CSA B342-09; and

(c) the certificate holder reports any incident involving loss of contents or failure of the means of containment to the Director, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.

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 11793

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

Contact Person: Christopher R. Adams

Manager - Regulatory Affairs

FIBA Technologies, Inc.

53 Ayer Road

P.O. Box 1306

Littleton, MA 01460-4306

USA

Telephone: 508-887-7121

Facsimile: 508-754-2254

E-mail: chrisadams@fibatech.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transport of NATURAL GAS, COMPRESSED with high methane content, in tubes with a type CG-5 pressure‑relief device in only one end of the tube. The 2014 edition of CSA B340, which has been published and is expected to be adopted into the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, will allow this practice through the adoption of the latest edition of CGA Publication S-1.1. Similarly, the 2015 edition of CSA B342, which is soon to be published and also expected to be adopted into the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, will allow this practice through the adoption of the latest edition of CGA Publication S-1.1. The certificate holder has demonstrated that when used under the conditions stipulated herein, the tubes could be used with an equivalent level of safety.

Legend for Certificate Number

SH - Road, SR - Rail, SA - Air, SM - Marine

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11793

NOTE

Under Canadian Law, a foreign manufacturer of non-specification means of containment cannot be charged with an offence under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 for failure to comply with the conditions of an Equivalency Certificate. However, certain remedies under the Act are available to Transport Canada in this eventuality.

These include:

1. detention of dangerous goods and consequently the means of containment containing them (subsection 17(1));

2. detention of the means of containment whether full or empty (subsection 17(1));

3. directions not to import the means of containment or to return them to origin (subsection 17(3));

4. inspectors' directions (section 19);

5. directions to importers of the means of containment to issue notices of defective construction or recall (subsection 9(2)); and

6. revocation of the equivalency certificate, thereby making any use of the means of containment an offence (subsection 31(6)).

If none of the foregoing are adequate, Protective Directions may be issued to prohibit or to control the use of the means of containment (section 32).



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Date modified:
2017-06-19