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Certificate 12271

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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.: SR 12271

Certificate Holder: Imperial Oil Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: April 1, 2016

Expiry Date: April 30, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Imperial Oil Ltd., to load a railway vehicle and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by railway vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN2448, MOLTEN SULFUR; MOLTEN SULPHUR; SULFUR, MOLTEN; or SULPHUR, MOLTEN, Class 4.1, Packaging Group III, in a manner that does not comply with Clause 10.7.2 a. i. of the Transport Canada Standard TP14877E "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, as incorporated by reference in Special Provision 32 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) during loading, all applicable requirements of Special Provision 32 of Schedule 1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations are met with the exception of Clause 10.7.2 a. i. of the Standard TP14877E "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, regarding the removal of the caps of the bottom outlet valves during loading;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 12271

CONDITIONS

(b) a copy of this Equivalency Certificate is readily available upon request at the loading site.

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

Permits and Approvals Division


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 12271

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

Contact Person: Mike Marriott

Process Utilization Leader

Imperial Oil Ltd.

P.O. Box 03004

Sarnia ON N7T 7M5

Telephone: 519-339-4469

Facsimile:

E-mail: michael.w.marriott@esso.ca

Explanatory Note

According to Imperial Oil Ltd., the dangerous goods rail tank cars that are always offloaded from the top and that are equipped with bottom outlet valves have the caps of those bottom outlet valves seized due to lack of use, corrosion, and presence of solidified product.

The nature of the dangerous good being loaded into those rail cars is such that they solidify shortly after being loaded. This solidification process initiates in areas of higher heat transfer such as bottom outlet valves, effectively blocking the opening quite rapidly. As such, an equivalent level of safety is achieved in terms of preventing any release of dangerous goods in transit from the bottom outlet valves of such cars carrying these dangerous goods.

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