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Transport
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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 9316 (Ren. 8)

Certificate Holder: Dow Chemical Canada ULC

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: February 27, 2017

Expiry Date: February 28, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Dow Chemical Canada ULC to handle, offer for transport or transport, and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, tank cars that are qualified and marked in a manner that does not comply with some provisions of clause 9.5.4.1 of Transport Canada Standard TP14877E, "Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, a Transport Canada Standard", December 2013, and incorporated by reference in subparagraphs 5.10(1)(b)(ii) and 5.14(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, with regards to the maximum interval for the frequency of inspections and tests, if:

(a) for the purposes of conditions (a) to (c) of this certificate, the tank cars bear tank car reporting marks and numbers owned by The Dow Chemical Company ("DOW") and it's wholly owned subsidiaries including, but not limited to, Dow Chemical Canada ULC, as well as any Joint Venture Partnerships of The Dow Chemical Company for which DOW manages the maintenance of the rail fleet, and are covered within the scope of the finite element, damage-tolerance and reliability analysis presented in support of the Equivalency Certificate application and on file with the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada.


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 9316 (Ren. 8)

CONDITIONS

The reporting marks and numbers of the tank cars covered under conditions a) to c) of this certificate as of the issue date of this certificate are listed in the file supplied to the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada:

(i) the tank cars were manufactured after December 31, 1997,

(ii) the tank cars are not used for the transportation of Dangerous Goods Toxic by Inhalation, or UN1832, SULPHURIC ACID, SPENT, Class 8, Packing Group II;

(b) the maximum qualification interval after manufacturing for the first visual inspection, the first structural integrity inspection, and the first safety systems inspection, with the exception of thermal protection systems does not exceed 15 years;

(c) the revised due date for the qualification items referred to in condition (b) of this certificate is stencilled on each tank car no later than the tenth year following the manufacturing date of the tank cars;

(d) for the purpose of conditions (d) to (f) of this certificate, the tank cars are owned by The Dow Chemical Company ("DOW") and it's wholly owned subsidiaries including, but not limited to, Dow Chemical Canada ULC, as well as any Joint Venture Partnerships of The Dow Chemical Company for which DOW manages the maintenance of the rail fleet, have a steel tank car tank, and are covered within the scope of the reliability analysis presented in support of the Equivalency Certificate application and on file with the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada;

(e) the maximum interval aftermanufacturing for the first thickness test required as part of qualification does not exceed 20 years;

(f) the thickness test required as part of qualification is performed on a minimum sample of 10 percent of the tank cars identified in condition (d) of this certificate due each year for structural integrity inspection;

(g) a re-evaluation of the alternate qualification options authorized under this certificate is promptly made if any detrimental defects are identified;


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 9316 (Ren. 8)

CONDITIONS

(h) the Equivalency Certificate number "SR 9316" is stenciled on each long side

of each tank car covered under the provisions of this certificate in letters and numbers no less than 100 mm (4 in.) high; and

(i) additional tank cars within the scope of the analysis referred to in condition (a) of this certificate and conforming to the requirements of conditions (a)(i) and (a)(ii) of this certificate are marked per condition (h) of this certificate. A copy of their Certificates of Construction and related drawings, and an updated list of reporting marks and numbers must be sent to the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada with the next application for renewal or amendment of this Equivalency Certificate.

This Equivalency Certificate applies to any person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods in a tank car that is authorized, tested, and inspected in accordance with this certificate.

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

Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects


Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 9316 (Ren. 8)

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

Contact Person: John Heater

Transportation Safety & Security Specialist

The Dow Chemical Company

100 Independence Mall West

Philadelphia PA 19106-2399

USA

Telephone: 215-592-3157

Facsimile:

E-mail: jheater@dow.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate allows an extension to the maximum interval prescribed for some of the inspections and tests required as part of the qualification for tank cars used to transport dangerous goods. This allowance applies to the first qualification after manufacturing for certain specific tank cars identified in the application. Finite element, damage-tolerance, and reliability analyses were performed and presented in support of the certificate.

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