Government of Canada navigation bar

Symbol of the Government of Canada

Primary site navigation bar

Certificate 8778

Downloadable version

Canadian flag
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 8778 (Ren. 5)

Certificate Holder: Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: March 23, 2016

Expiry Date: May 31, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by road vehicle, solely on land, dangerous goods that are UN1993, FLAMMABLE LIQUID, N.O.S. (cyclohexanone, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene), Class 3, Packing Group III, in a manner that does not comply with paragraph 13.2.12 of National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB 43.146-2002, "Design, Manufacture and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods", January 2002, referenced in section 5.14 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations with regard to the five-year limit on the use of plastic intermediate bulk containers (IBC) if:

(a) the means of containment are UN Standardized rigid plastic IBCs

(code 31H2) manufactured by Snyder Industries Inc., and designated as their "Premium 330 Square Stackable" and "Excalibur 330";

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 8778 (Ren. 5)


(b) the internal surface of the main body and any other polyethylene part of the plastic IBC in contact with the liquid are treated by a fluorination process that effectively protect the plastic against permeation of the solvents;

(c) no more than a 90-month period has passed since the date of manufacture of the main body of the IBC;

(d) before being filled, the IBC is visually inspected internally and externally for excessive crazing, cracks, swelling, gouges, permanent deformation and degradation from ultraviolet light and the IBC show no defects that could render the IBC unsafe for transporting dangerous goods;

(e) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the certificate holder ensures that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 8778 (Ren. 5)"

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.


Permits and Approvals Division

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SH 8778 (Ren. 5)

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

Contact Person: Renee Bartz

Regulatory Specialist

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

9330 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis, IN 46268


Telephone: 317-337-4673

Facsimile: 317-337-4649


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., to exceed the 60 month lifespan required in CAN/CGSB-43.146-2002 set out for rigid plastic IBCs, free standing UN code 31H2. The chemical that is proposed for transport is an Ethalfluralin solution in a xylene/ethylbenzene solvent classified as UN1993, FLAMMABLE LIQUID N.O.S. (cyclohexanone, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene) Class 3, Packing Group III. The tanks of the permitted IBCs are made of a very robust rotationally moulded HDPE, with a minimum wall thickness of 7.6 mm. Additionally, the HDPE was treated with a proprietary fluorination process to provide resistance to the aromatic solvents. Much less robust tanks are authorized for this Packing Group III product. This product is exempted by section 1.33 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations when transported in small means of containment such as drums.

Legend for Certificate Number

SH - Road, SR - Rail, SA - Air, SM - Marine

SU - More than one Mode of Transport

Ren. - Renewal

The following document is available for downloading or viewing:

To access the Word document (DOC) version you must have a DOC reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous DOC readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:

Date modified: