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Certificate 9420

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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 9420 (Ren. 4)

Certificate Holder: Air Saguenay Inc.

Mode of Transport: Rail

Issue Date: October 28, 2016

Expiry Date: October 31, 2018

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Air Saguenay Inc., to handle, offer for transport or transport and authorizes any person to handle or transport on behalf of the certificate holder, by railway vehicle, dangerous goods that are UN1075, Liquefied Petroleum Gases, Class 2.1, or UN1978, Propane, Class 2.1, in a manner that does not comply with subparagraph 5.10(1)(b)(ii) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) the highway tank is selected and used in accordance with the requirements of the CSA standard B622-09, "Selection and use of highway tanks, TC portable tanks, and ton containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2", January 2009;

(b) the highway tank is tied down to the railway flat car in accordance with the requirements of the AAR Open Top Loading Rules Manual, following the rules applicable to "Four or six wheel truck or other motor vehicle" for the tractor and to "Trailer, all types" for the trailer. Further, the front part of the trailer chassis must be tied down to the floor of the flat car, and the bumpers and landing gear must not be used as points of attachment for securing the vehicle;

(c) before the person responsible for the road transport of the dangerous goods releases the highway tank to the rail carrier, that person inspects the attachment points of the tank to the truck or trailer frame to detect any condition that may compromise the integrity of the securement of the tank to the frame, to ensure that the highway tank has all valves and closures, at the exclusion of the pressure-relief device, securely closed and capped as applicable, and reports the results of this inspection and this verification to the rail carrier;

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SR 9420 (Ren. 4)

CONDITIONS

(d) the railway vehicle on which the highway tank is transported is separated by at least one railway vehicle from a railway vehicle for which a placard is required to be displayed in accordance with Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, is separated by at least one railway vehicles from the locomotive and is located at the tail end or as close as possible to the tail end of the train and behind any loaded railway vehicle;

(e) the railway flat car carrying the loaded highway tank is equipped on each of its draft sills with an end of car cushioning device meeting the requirements of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) standards M‑921B or M‑921E;

(f) the transportation is performed on the railway line running between Sept-Îles, QC and Schefferville, QC, by Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L) or Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc.;

(g) 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;

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SR 9420 (Ren. 4)"

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 9420 (Ren. 4)

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

Contact Person: Alain Lecot

Coordonnateur des Matières Dangereuses

Air Saguenay (1980) Inc.

2238 boulevard Saguenay

Jonquière QC G7S 4H4

Telephone: 418-548-5505

Facsimile: 418-548-2037

E-mail: alain@airsaguenay.com

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the certificate holder to transport dangerous goods in highway tanks on railway flat cars. Some remote areas of Canada are accessible only by rail, year around or seasonally, and do not have access to a highway tank for the distribution of fuels within the community or industrial site. This Equivalency Certificate allows the transportation of a highway tank to a remote area.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has revised its policy on the handling, offering for transport and transport of dangerous goods by highway tanks on railway flat cars. In the past, Equivalency Certificates have been issued to authorize the use of highway tanks on railway flat cars in the event that there were no means of containment specifications available to safely transport the dangerous goods by rail. Over the years, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations have been updated and now include various means of containment options for the transport of dangerous goods of Class 2 by rail.

It has been determined that after January 1, 2020, the use of highway tanks on railway flat cars to transport dangerous goods of Class 2 will no longer be authorized. Users will have to consider replacing their highway tanks with means of containment specifications authorized by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations for the transport of dangerous goods of Class 2 by rail.

This Equivalency Certificate will not be renewed for the transport of dangerous goods of Class 2 by highway tanks on railway flat cars beyond January 1, 2020.

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