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Certificate 11902

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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 11902

Certificate Holder: Fireweed Helicopter Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Air

Issue Date: May 17, 2017

Expiry Date: May 31, 2019

CONDITIONS

1. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Fireweed Helicopter Ltd.,to handle or transport, by cargo aircraft, operated under Subpart 2 or 3 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, dangerous goods in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and, if:

(a) the dangerous goods handled or transported are essential for an activity listed in section 12.12 - Aerial Work of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations or in Appendix A of this certificate;

(b) the dangerous goods are handled or transported in compliance with section 12.12 - Aerial Work of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(c) the dangerous goods are not forbidden for air transport as per Table 3-1 of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air;

(d) the dangerous goods are handled, offered for transport or transported to the last aerodrome of departure in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations; and


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11902

CONDITIONS

(e) the dangerous goods are loaded aboard the cargo aircraft or as an external load at the last aerodrome of departure to access the geographical area where the dangerous goods will be used in support of an activity referred to in condition 1.(a) of this certificate and no stops are permitted at any other aerodrome except for emergency reasons or re-fuelling.

2. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Fireweed Helicopter Ltd., to handle, offer for transport or transport, by aircraft, dangerous goods that are:

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, flammable, Class 2.1,

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, non-flammable, Class 2.2,

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, flammable, containing substances in Class 6.1, Packing Group II, Class 2.1(6.1),

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, non-flammable, containing substances in Class 6.1, Packing Group II, Class 2.2(6.1), or

· UN0312, CARTRIDGES, SIGNAL, Class 1.4G, Packing Group II,

in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, except for subparagraph 12.9(1)(c)(iii) and subsections 12.9(2) to 12.9(12);

(b) the dangerous goods are loaded aboard the aircraft at the last aerodrome of departure to access the limited access area and no stops are permitted at any other aerodrome except for emergency reasons or re-fuelling;

(c) in the case of:

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, flammable, Class 2.1,

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, non-flammable, Class 2.2,

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, flammable, containing substances in Class 6.1, Packing Group II, Class 2.1(6.1), or

· UN1950, AEROSOLS, non-flammable, containing substances in Class 6.1, Packing Group II, Class 2.2(6.1), (animal deterrent such as Bear Spray), the air operator ensures that:

(i) the quantity of dangerous goods per aerosol container is less than or equal to 400 ml,


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11902

CONDITIONS

(ii) the aerosol container is in compliance with section 5.11 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations and has two means of protection against actuation,

(iii)the aerosol container is tightly packed in an outer means of containment that is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal condition of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of dangerous goods that could endanger public safety and that is clearly marked with "UN1950 - Bear Spray",

(iv)the means of containment containing the aerosol container is transported in a baggage compartment that is separate from the passenger cabin or an area of the aircraft, approved by Transport Canada for transporting cargo, outside the aircraft cabin to prevent the dangerous goods from entering the air supply of the cabin of the aircraft,

(v) if condition 2.(c)(iv) of this certificate is not possible, the means of containment containing the aerosol container may be transported in the cabin of an aircraft, and the passengers are notified of its location; and

(d) in the case of UN0312, CARTRIDGES, SIGNAL, Class 1.4G, Packing Group II, (animal deterrent such as Bear Bangers), the air operator ensures that:

(i) the dangerous goods have not deteriorated or been damaged,

(ii) the dangerous goods are in an outer means of containment that is clearly marked with "UN0312 - Bear Bangers" and is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal condition of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of dangerous goods that could endanger public safety,

(iii)if the aircraft has a cargo area separate from the passenger cabin, the means of containment containing the dangerous goods is transported in a cargo area separate from the passenger cabin, and

(iv)the total number of devices containing the dangerous goods does not exceed six per person per flight.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11902

CONDITIONS

3. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Fireweed Helicopter Ltd.,to handle, offer for transport or transport, by aircraft, dangerous goods that are:

  • UN2794, BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID, electric storage, Class 8,
  • UN2795, BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ALKALI, electric storage, Class 8, or
  • UN2800, BATTERIES, WET, NON-SPILLABLE, electric storage, Class 8,

in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 -Limited Access except for subparagraph 12.9(11)(a)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(b) the dangerous goods are loaded aboard the aircraft at the last aerodrome of departure utilized by the air operator to access the limited access area and no stops are permitted at any other aerodrome except for emergency reasons or re-fuelling; and

(c) the dangerous goods:

(i) are placed in an acid/alkali-proof liner of sufficient strength and adequately sealed to positively preclude leakage in the event of spillage,

(ii) are contained in a means of containment that is a rigid container, wooden slatted crate or on a pallet, which is designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety,

(iii)are packed so that the fill openings and vents, if any, are upward, and

(iv)are protected against short circuit.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 11902

CONDITIONS

4. The air operator ensures that the personnel handling and transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this certificate and a paper or electronic copy of the 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)

SA 11902

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

Contact Person: Clint Walker

DG Coordinator

Fireweed Helicopter Ltd.

60, Lodestar Lane

Whitehorse YT Y1A 6E6

Telephone: 867-668-5888

Facsimile: 867-668-5510

E-mail: clint@fireweedhelicopters.ca

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the certificate holder to transport dangerous goods that are essential for an activity referred to in condition 1.(a) of this certificate. The dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.12 - Aerial Work of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations from the last aerodrome of departure to access the geographical area where the dangerous goods will be used in support of an activity referred to in condition 1.(a) of this certificate.

This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes the certificate holder to handle, offer for transport or transportdangerous goods in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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)

SA 11902

Appendix A - Activity

- Aerial Construction

- Environmental research

- Mining, gas and oil operations

- Wildlife management

- Hydrometry

- Maintenance and repair of telecommunications infrastructure

- Hydrology

- Surveillance and maintenance of the transportation system

- Surveillance and maintenance of electrical transmission corridors and infrastructure



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Date modified:
2017-06-19