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Certificate 5852

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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
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 5852 (REN 8)

Certificate Holder: Cameco Corporation

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: 2017-05-18

Expiry Date: 2019-05-31


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Cameco Corporation to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN3321, RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, LOW SPECIFIC ACTIVITY (LSA-II), non-fissile or fissile excepted, Class 7, in a manner that does not comply with subsection 4.15(1) and section 4.15.3 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported between McArthur River, SK, and Key Lake, SK, and between Cigar Lake, SK, and McClean Lake, SK, on semi-private roads to which public access is controlled and 10 kilometres of Provincial Road 905;

(b) the dangerous goods are contained in large means of containment (IP-2 packages) that are identified with the following placards:

(i) a placard as illustrated in Part 4, showing the product identification number "3321" within a rectangle located across the middle of the placard, and

(ii) under the above mentioned placard, a placard as illustrated in Part 4 with the following information displayed in a rectangle:

A) the words "Radioactive",

B) the "maximum activity" emitted from the container at any given time,

C) the contents;

(c) the placards are displayed on 3 sides of each container so they are visible from outside the vehicle; and

(d) the shipping document that accompanies the dangerous goods includes the following information legibly and indelibly printed:

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 5852 (Ren. 8)"

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

Image in permit

David Lamarche


Permits and Approvals division

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

Contact Person:

Marc-Andre Charette

Director, Transportation, Security and Regulatory Relations

Cameco Corporation

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Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows the applicant to display permanent placards instead of labels required by the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations. There is an average of ten (10) shipments a day that would require the display of new labels.

The labelling becomes unwarranted because of the continuous and unnecessary dose accruing to the workers. The applicant would like to prevent overexposing workers who are already receiving occupational radiation doses in their job of loading or unloading.

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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