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Transport
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Safety and Security

Transport Dangerous
Goods Directorate
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5
Transports
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Sécurité et sûreté

Direction générale du
transport des marchandises dangereuses
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Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

Certificate No.: SU 9889 (Ren. 5)

Certificate Holder: Association montgolfières du Québec (AMQ)

Mode of Transport: Road, Rail, Marine

Issue Date: May 17, 2017

Expiry Date: May 31, 2019

CONDITIONS

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the members of the Association montgolfières du Québec (AMQ), to handle, offer for transport, or transport, by road or railway vehicle, or by ship on a domestic voyage, cylinders of:

· UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, Class 2.1, or

· UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1,

in a manner that does not comply with sections 5.1 and 5.2, subparagraphs 5.10(1)(a)(ii), 5.10(1)(b)(iii), 5.10(1)(d)(iii), and subsection 5.10(2) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, if:

(a) the cylinders are used for Hot Air Balloon applications as specified by their approval TC‑Type Certificates issued as part of their requirement for their Certificate of Airworthiness issued by Transport Canada;

(b) an inventory of all non-compliant cylinders allowed under this certificate is submitted to 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)

SU 9889 (Ren. 5)

CONDITIONS

(c) each non-compliant cylinder is stenciled at the shoulder in characters at
least 25 mm high with the following;

TC-SU 9889

(d) the cylinders are designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured, and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no accidental release of dangerous goods that could endanger public safety;

(e) the cylinders as well as the cylinder valve and hose are visually inspected every year;

(f) the cylinders are requalified in accordance with the requirements applicable to specification TC-4BWM (in propane service) in CSA Standard B339‑08, "Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods", March 2008, by a facility registered pursuant to Clause 25 of that Standard. This inspection is repeated every 10 years as specified in Clause 24.2.9.2 of that Standard;

(g) cylinders that fail the requalification prescribed in condition (f) of this certificate are immediately taken out of service and a report detailing the serial numbers and the reason for failure is submitted by the certificate holder to the Executive Director, Regulatory Frameworks and International Engagement, Regulatory Affairs Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate, Transport Canada no later than two weeks after the date of the failed requalification;

(h) all cylinders taken out of service in accordance with condition (g) of this certificate are condemned and rendered unusable for the transport of dangerous goods;

(i) the Association montgolfières du Québec (AMQ) ensures that a copy of this Equivalency Certificate is provided to all its members;

(j) in addition to the requirements of Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, the members of the Association montgolfières du Québec (AMQ) ensure that the personnel handling, offering for transport or transporting the dangerous goods is trained in regards to the conditions of this Equivalency Certificate; and

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9889 (Ren. 5)

CONDITIONS

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

"Equivalency Certificate No. SU 9889 (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.

Chief,

Approvals and Special Regulatory Projects

Equivalency Certificate

(Approval issued by the competent authority of Canada)

SU 9889 (Ren. 5)

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

Contact Person: Daniel Perreault

Représentant de l'AMQ

Association montgolfières du Québec

5, chemin Cole

La Pêche QC J0X 3G0

Telephone: 819-459-1715

Facsimile:

E-mail: fk541@ncf.ca

Explanatory Note

This Equivalency Certificate authorizes the transportation of propane in means of containment that does not comply with the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The dangerous goods and cylinders are used in hot air balloon operations as specified by their approval TC‑Type Certificates issued as part of their requirement for their Certificate of Airworthiness issued by Transport Canada.

A regulatory amendment will be considered to authorize the use of certain cylinders for hot air balloons, under certain conditions. These requirements will be developed in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Directorate. Equivalency Certificates to authorize non compliant cylinders to Part 5 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, will continue to be issued until the regulatory amendment for hot air balloons is adopted.

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