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Certificate 8559

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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 8559 (Ren. 6)

Certificate Holder: Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Limited

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: August 28, 2015

Expiry Date: September 30, 2017

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Limited to load into 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 Sulphur, Class 4.1, Packing Group III, UN3256, ELEVATED TEMPERATURE LIQUID, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S. with flash point above 60.5°C (141°F), at or above its flash point (bunker "C" fuel No. 6), Class 3, Packing Group III, or UN3257, ELEVATED TEMPERATURE LIQUID, N.O.S., Class 9, Packing Group III, in a manner that does not comply with clause 10.7.2 a. i of Standard TP14877 "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, as incorporated by reference in subparagraph 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if during loading, all applicable requirements


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 8559 (Ren. 6)

CONDITIONS

of clause 10.7.2 of Standard TP14877 "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, are met with the exception that the caps of the bottom outlet valves do not have to be removed.

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 8559 (Ren 6)

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

Contact Person: Neil Fehr

Petroleum Loading Section Supervisor

Consumers' Co-Operative Refineries Limited

234 East 9th Avenue North

Regina SK S4P 3A1

Telephone: 306-719-4382

Facsimile: 306-721-5348

E-mail: n.fehr@ccrl-fcl.ca

Explanatory Note

According to the applicant, 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