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Transport Canada – Protective Direction 39
Signed PD

On September 19, 2018, at 12:00pm, Transport Canada released Protective Direction No. 39 regarding the accelerated phase out of unjacketed CPC 1232 and DOT 111 tank cars in crude oil and condensate service.

Protective Direction No. 39 accelerates this phase out timeline for unjacketed CPC 1232 tank cars in crude oil service to November 1, 2018, and DOT 111 and unjacketed CPC 1232 tank cars in condensate service to January 1, 2019. All other provisions relating to the remaining phase-out schedule in the Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TC 117 Tank Cars) published in Canada Gazette Part II in May 2015 remain in effect. Find below an overview of the new timelines.

The complete text of Protective Direction No.39 can be consulted on the Transport Canada website, and questions can be directed to: TC.TDGStakeholderInformation-InformationsintervenantsTMD.TC@tc.gc.ca.

Legacy DOT-111 and CPC-1232 tank cars removed from service

Commodity

Tank Car Type
Removed from Service

Last Day to Use Tank Cars Specified
in Column 2 in Service for Commodity in Column 1

Before
Coming into Force of
Protective Direction 39

After
Coming into Force of
Protective Direction 39

Crude oil

DOT-111 Non-jacketed

October 31, 2016

Tank cars already removed from service

DOT-111 Jacketed

October 31, 2016

Tank cars already removed from service

CPC-1232 Non-jacketed

March 31, 2020

October 31, 2018

Condensates

DOT-111 Non-jacketed

April 30, 2025

December 31, 2018

 

DOT-111 Jacketed

April 30, 2025

December 31, 2018

 

DOT-111 Non-jacketed

April 30, 2025

December 31, 2018

(September 20, 2018)

Transport Canada FAQ - Amendments to the marine provisions in the TDG Regulations. Transport Canada updates the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) on a regular basis to harmonize them, to the greatest extent possible, with the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Recommendations), the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), as well as to align requirements with the United States (U.S.) under the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) work plan.

Below you will find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the amendments to the marine provisions in the TDG Regulations.

General Terminology Short-Run Ferry Transportation of Gasoline and Propane in Highway Tanks on board Passenger Carrying Vessels Other Amendments Changes to Part 11 (Marine) (September 5, 2018 - Transport Canada)

Transport Canada Regulatory Reform Agenda. Transport Canada has distributed notification to industry regarding a new consultation recently launched by the “Government of Canada on regulatory reviews and modernization. The consultation is a partnership between the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and a number of government departments and agencies. The consultation and more information on Canada’s regulatory modernization agenda can be found in the Canada Gazette and will run from July 28th to September 15th. IVODGA submitted comments on September 14, 2018.

TDG Newsletter. Transport Canada has also announced that latest edition of the TDG Newsletter is now available on the Transport Canada website at the following address: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/newsletter-2018-1330.html

Transport Canada: New editions of CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341, and CSA B342 have been published. New editions of the following standards have been developed by the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Technical Committee on Cylinders, Spheres, and Tubes for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods and were published in June 2018. 

CSA B339Cylinders, spheres, and tubes for the transportation of dangerous goods

CSA B340 Selection and use of cylinders, spheres, tubes, and other containers for the transportation of dangerous goods, Class 2”

CSA B341 "UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods

CSA B342 "Selection and use of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers for the transport of dangerous goods, Class 2"

Read more... (July 17, 2018 - Transport Canada)

Transport Canada Notice of migration TP14850
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of developments relating to the TP 14850 Standard: Small Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8, and 9. Transport Canada, in collaboration with a Technical Committee of experts, has been working on the development of a new edition of the TP14850 Standard. This process is nearing completion.

Recently, Transport Canada signed an agreement with the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) to return the TP14850 standard to a National Standard of Canada under the CGSB (CAN/CGSB-43.150). The intent is that the new CAN/CGSB 43.150 Standard be published by March 2020.