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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
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Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

Certificate Holder: Helicopter Association of Canada

Mode of Transport: Air

Issue Date: April 1, 2016

Expiry Date: November 30, 2018

CONDITIONS

1. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada, to handle 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, under the following conditions:

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


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

CONDITIONS

(b) 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),

the air operator ensures that:

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

(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 placed in an outer means of containment that is clearly marked with "UN1950 - Bear Spray" and isdesigned, 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,

(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 1.(b)(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;

(c) 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,


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

CONDITIONS

(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.

2. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada, to handle or transport, by aircraft, dangerous goods, in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported by aircraft referred to in Subpart 5 of Part VII of the Canadian Aviation Regulations;

(b) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access, except for subparagraph 12.9(1)(c)(i) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(c) all packaging for which retention of liquid is a basic function is capable of withstanding without leakage an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 95 kPa;

(d) the dangerous goods are transported on the same aircraft to or from a location where access is limited and there is no other practical or readily available means of transport.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

CONDITIONS

3. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada, to handle 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, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access, except for subparagraphs 12.9(1)(c)(i) and 12.9(11)(a)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(b) 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,

(iv) are protected against short circuit.

4. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canadato handle or transport, by aircraft, dangerous goods that are listed in subsection 12.9(2) or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access, except for subparagraphs 12.9(3)(b)(iii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

CONDITIONS

(b) the dangerous goods are contained in a small means of containment that is a plastic marine fuel tank having the CSA B306 mark and having a capacity less than or equal to 25 L;

(c) the small means of containment isdesigned, 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.

5. This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canadato handle, offer for transport or transport, by aircraft, the dangerous goods listed in Appendix A to this certificate, in a manner that does not comply with subsection 12.1(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 -Limited Access of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, except for subsection 12.9(9);

(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 refuelling;

(c) the dangerous goods are contained in a means of containment that is in compliance with Part 5 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

(d) for cargo aircraft, each means of containment has a capacity less than or equal to 100 L;

(e) for passenger carrying aircraft, the total capacity of all means of containment is less than or equal to 120 L;

(f) the means of containment is secured in an upright position or in as near an upright position as possible to prevent movement during transport.

6. The dangerous goods are loaded aboard the aircraft or as an external load 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.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

CONDITIONS

7. The Helicopter Association of Canadaensures that a copy of this Equivalency Certificate is provided to all air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada.

8. The air operator members of the The Helicopter Association of Canada ensure that the personnel handling and transporting the dangerous goods are trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate.

9. A paper or electronic copy of this Equivalency Certificate accompanies the dangerous goods.

10. A current proof of membership with The Helicopter Association of Canada must be readily available upon request

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)

SA 7720 (Ren. 10)

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

Contact Person: Fred L. Jones

President and CEO

Helicopter Association of Canada

2210 Prince of Wales Drive, Unit 502

Nepean ON K2E 6Z9

Telephone: 613-2312-1110 ext. 239 / 613-884-1422

Facsimile: 613-369-5097

E-mail: fred.jones@h-a-c.ca

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada to handle or transport forbidden dangerous goods (animal deterrent - commonly known as Bear Spray and Bear Bangers) in compliance with section 12.9 - Limited Access of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

This Equivalency Certificate also authorizes the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canadato transport:

· dangerous goods as a 705 Air Operator while following the requirements set out in section 12.9 - Limited Access of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations,

· batteries in a packaging different from Packing Instructions 800 or 806 of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and

· dangerous goods listed in subsection 12.9(2) or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations in a plastic marine fuel tank having the CSA B306 mark and having a capacity less than or equal to 25 L.

The current list of the air operator members of the Helicopter Association of Canada is available at the following website: http://www.h-a-c.ca/operators.html.

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 7720 (Ren. 10)

Appendix A

Dangerous Goods:

  • UN1001, ACETYLENE, DISSOLVED, Class 2.1,
  • UN1002, AIR, COMPRESSED, with not more than 23.5 per cent oxygen, by volume, Class 2.2,
  • UN1006, ARGON, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2,
  • UN1013, CARBON DIOXIDE, Class 2.2,
  • UN1060, METHYLACETYLENE AND PROPADIENE MIXTURE, STABILIZED, Class 2.1,
  • UN1066, NITROGEN, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2, or
  • UN1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED, Class 2.2(5.1)


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Date modified:
2017-06-19