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Certificate 11826

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Transport
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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
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Sécurité et sûreté

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 11826

Certificate Holder: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: August 9, 2016

Expiry Date: July 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

1. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road, railway vehicle or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods that are:

· UN2315, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, LIQUID, regulated only when the concentration is more than 50 ppm, by mass, Class 9, Packing Group II, or

· UN3432, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, SOLID, regulated only when the concentration is more than 50 ppm, by mass, Class 9, Packing Group II,

in a manner that does not comply with Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), and Part 5 (Means of Containment) ofthe Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are contained in electrical equipment that:

(i) is designed to perform a function other than solely to contain the PCB mixture,


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11826

CONDITIONS

(ii) is in a leak free condition or is contained to prevent release into the environment,

(iii)contains not more than 500 L of liquid PCB mixture,

(iv)is inspected during transport at intervals not exceeding two hours or 200 km whichever is more frequent,

(v) is transported in its normal operating position or in a secure manner,

(vi)in the case of equipment that has been drained, the equipment contains the remaining PCB mixture in the base cavity below the drain opening,

(vii) is secured on the means of transport in such a way as to prevent, under normal conditions of transport, damage to the means of containment or to the means of transport that could lead to an accidental release of the dangerous goods;

(b) when the dangerous goods are transported by ship on a domestic voyage, the person accompanying the dangerous goods notifies the master of the ship or the marine carrier of the presence of the dangerous goods and provides to the master, a document that includes the words "marine pollutant" as well as the total quantity of dangerous goods transported;

(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;

(d) a paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11826

CONDITIONS

2. This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road, railway vehicle or by ship on a domestic voyage, dangerous goods that are:

· UN2315, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, LIQUID, regulated only when the concentration is more than 50 ppm, by mass, Class 9, Packing Group II, or

· UN3432, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, SOLID, regulated only when the concentration is more than 50 ppm, by mass, Class 9, Packing Group II,

in a manner that does not comply with Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), and Part 5 (Means of Containment) ofthe Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are contained in electrical equipment that:

(i) is used for emergencies as a replacement for stationary equipment,

(ii) is designed to perform a function other than solely to contain PCB,

(iii)is in a leak free condition or is contained to prevent release into the environment,

(iv)is permanently mounted on a road vehicle,

(v) is secured on the means of transport in such a way as to prevent, under normal conditions of transport, damage to the means of containment or to the means of transport that could lead to an accidental release of the dangerous goods; and

(b) when the dangerous goods are transported by ship on a domestic voyage, the person accompanying the dangerous goods notifies the master of the ship or the marine carrier of the presence of the dangerous goods and provides to the master, a document that includes the words "marine pollutant" as well as the total quantity of dangerous goods transported;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 11826

CONDITIONS

(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;

(d) a paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods.

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 11826

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

Contact Person: Courtney Marsh

Environmental Specialist

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

6911 Southpoint Drive, 11th Floor

Burnaby BC V3N 4X8

Telephone: 604-528-1945

Facsimile: 604-528-2905

E-mail: courtney.marsh@bchydro.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows the applicant to ship PCB's in electrical equipment that is not in compliance with the packaging standards. The certificate holder is also exempted from the requirements of dangerous goods safety marks and documentation. Compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations would require the applicant to drain the oil from the electricalequipment under field conditions that would increase the risk of a spill. The certificate holder has been transporting this type of equipment for many years in a manner that reflects the conditions outlined in this 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