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Certificate 9800

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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.: SH 9800 (REN 4)

Certificate Holder: Orica Canada Inc

Mode of Transport: Road

Issue Date: 2017-03-17

Expiry Date: 2019-04-30


This Equivalency Certificate authorizes Orica 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, dangerous goods that are UN0332, EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE E, Class 1.5D, Packing Group II, in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.8 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations with regards to the packaging requirements set out in section 6.1 of standard CGSB 43.151 2012, "Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1)", October 2012, if:

(a) the dangerous goods are transported in residual amount in a piece of equipment;

(b) the piece of equipment is either an explosives pumping unit or a Mobile Process Unit (MPU) approved or licensed by the Explosives Regulatory Division of Natural Resources Canada;

(c) the equipment has been substantially decontaminated of its explosives content, including thoroughly emptying any hopper or tank, pigging loading hoses, accessible piping, and scraping and wiping accessible surfaces;

(d) the net explosive quantity of explosives contained in one piece of equipment is less than or equal to 25 kg;

(e) the equipment displays a visible and legible tag indicating that it is contaminated with explosives;

(f) the equipment is transported in a closed transport unit;

(g) the equipment is secured to the means of transport in accordance with the National Safety Code (NSC) for Motor Carriers, NSC Standard 10: "Cargo Securement" dated September 2004;

(h) 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; and

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SH 9800 (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

Image in permit

David Lamarche


Permits and Approvals division

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

Contact Person:

Al Loan

Canadian Regulatory Manager

Orica Canada Inc.

3360 B County Road #3
K0E1N0 Canada





Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the certificate holder to transport explosive handling equipment that is contaminated with explosives used as a blasting agent. Most of the remaining explosive emulsion or slurry is contained inside the pump cavities and associated piping. The equipment is transported from mining sites lacking the technical capability and regulatory approval for complete decontamination to a site licensed for that purpose by the Explosives Regulatory Division of Natural Resources Canada (ERD). The equipment is approved or licensed by the Explosives Regulatory Division of Natural Resources Canada to handle explosive emulsion or slurry and is thus fit for that purpose. The conditions set out in this certificate and the modest quantity of dangerous goods per piece of equipment ensure a level of safety that is consistent with the level of safety reached with the same quantity of explosive packaged in accordance with the safety standard prescribed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

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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