Courtesy of Alberta Transportation

The MDA office has recently received dealer inquiries on the status of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Permit that the MDA had negotiated with the Alberta government in 2001.  At that time the government had issued the MDA with a Transportation of Dangerous Goods Permit that provided coverage for all it's dealer members for loads not exceeding 500 kgs gross.

Effective February 20, 2008 the federal TDG regulations were amended and C1 permits were no longer valid and would not be renewed, therefore for loads under 500 kgs gross permits are no longer required.

Below is the memo that was issued at the time by Alberta Transportation explaining the change.


For holders of the Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety for exemption from documentation requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations for the road transportation of dangerous goods in a road vehicle or combination of road vehicle and trailer that does not exceed a total of 500 kgs gross mass contained in small means of containment (450 litres or less).  (Precedent C1)

Precedent C1 permits for equivalent level of safety are not valid after February 20, 2008 and will not be renewed.  Effective February 20, 2008, the federal TDG Regulations have been amended.  The following exemptions from the Regulations may now apply to the road transportation of 500 kg or less of dangerous goods in small means of containment.

  1. 150 Kg Gross Mass Exemption (1.15)

Section 1.15 (copy attached) provides an exemption from the documentation, dangerous goods safety marks, means of containment in standard, training, and accidental release and imminent accidental release reporting requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods if the gross mass of the dangerous goods on board is less than or equal to 150 kg. and the dangerous goods are not listed in subsection (2) of the exemption.

  1. 500 Kg Gross Mass Exemption  (1.16)

Section 1.16 (copy attached) provides a partial exemption from documentation, dangerous goods safety marks, and means of containment in standard for the transportation of dangerous goods if the gross mass of the dangerous goods on board is less than or equal to 500 kg. and the dangerous goods are not listed in subsection (2) of the exemption.

 

A shipping document must include the following information in the following order:

  • The primary class of the dangerous goods and the total number of means of containment on which a

          dangerous goods safety mark is required to be displayed.

 

For example:

Class 3, number of means of containment, 10

Class 8, number of means of containment, 12

The driver must have a dangerous goods training certificate.

If you have any questions, please call the Co-ordination and Information Centre at 1-800-272-9600.