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Certificate 9203

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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.: SU 9203 (Ren. 5)

Certificate Holder: Korth Group Ltd.

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: May 16, 2016

Expiry Date: May 31, 2018


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Korth Group Ltd., to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to subsequently handle, offer for transport, transport, or import, by road or railway vehicle, or by ship, dangerous goods that are:

  • UN0161, Powder, smokeless, Class 1.3C, Packing Group II or
  • UN0499, Propellant Solid, Class 1.3C, Packing Group II,

under an alternate shipping name that is listed in Column 2 of Schedule 1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) where applicable, under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the following information is used:

(i) the product identification number "UN3178",

(ii) the shipping name "Flammable Solid, inorganic, N.O.S. (Small Arms Propellant)",

(iii) the classification "4.1",

(iv) the packing group number "II";

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9203 (Ren. 5)


(b) the maximum net quantity of smokeless powder per inner packaging does not exceed 4 kg;

(c) the quantities of the smokeless powder do not exceed 50 kg net explosives quantity per vehicle;

(d) the inner packagings are so arranged and protected so as to prevent the simultaneous ignition of the contents of the outer packaging;

(e) the complete package is classified in accordance with the Explosives Act and Regulations;

(f) the applicable requirements of National Standard of Canada

CAN/CGSB 43.151-2012, "Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1)", October 2012, are complied with; and

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

(i) "Equivalency Certificate No. SU 9203 (Ren. 5)",

(ii) "Maximum 50 kg quantity per road vehicle or combination of road vehicle and trailer",

(iii)"Product subject to the Explosives Act and requires an Importation Permit".

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)

SU 9203 (Ren. 5)

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

Contact Person: Donna Korth

VP of Operations

Korth Group Ltd.

64186 - 393 Loop East

Okotoks AB T1S 0L1

Telephone: 403-938-3255 ext. 100

Facsimile: 403-938-2722


Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows the applicant to handle, offer for transport or transport smokeless powder, as a flammable solid in quantities up to 50 kg. The inner packaging is arranged and protected to prevent simultaneous ignition of the total contents and as a result, the packaging of the product is such that any possible hazard is minimized.

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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