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Certificate 11923

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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.: SH 11923

Certificate Holder: FIBA Technologies, Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: May 2, 2017

Expiry Date: May 31, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes FIBA Technologies, Inc.

to handle, offer for transport, transport or import in Canada, and authorizes any person to handle, offer for transport, transport or import in Canada, by road vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN1971, METHANE, COMPRESSED; or NATURAL GAS, COMPRESSED, with high methane content, Class 2.1, in tubes, in a manner that does not comply with subparagraph 5.10(1)(a)(ii) and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

Selection and Use

(a) subject to conditions (b) to (d) of this certificate, the requirements applicable to TC-3AAXM specification tubes, or equivalent containers, set out 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, are complied with;

(b) 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;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 11923

CONDITIONS

(c) despite Clause 5.1.3(a) of CSA B340‑08, before a tube is filled, it is inspected to verify through its markings or those securely attached to the vehicle or frame used to transport the tube, that it complies with the conditions specified in condition (e) of this certificate;

(d) before being filled, tubes due for requalification are requalified in accordance with the requirements of Equivalency Certificate No. SU 4708, CSA Standard B339-08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, or Title 49 of the "Code of Federal Regulations" of the United States, cited in the rest of this certificate as 49 CFR;

Manufacture

(e) each tube was manufactured in accordance with the requirements for DOT Specification 3AAX set out in 49 CFR; and

(f) the shipping document that accompanies the dangerous goods includes the following information:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 11923"

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)

SH 11923

(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

U.S.A.

Telephone: 508-887-7121

Fax: 508-754-2254

E-mail: chrisadams@fibatech.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transport of UN1971, METHANE, COMPRESSED, Class 2.1, in tubes that were manufactured after December 31, 1992 in accordance with DOT Specification 3AAX set out in 49 CFR. 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)

SH 11923

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 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