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Spills, thefts or losses of dangerous cargo will have to be reported

June 1st, 2016

The Government of Canada announced several amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to increase reporting requirements in order to enhance public safety and improve local emergency response.

Effective June 1, 2016 individuals responsible for dangerous goods must report more information to the department, such as:

  • dangerous goods that have been lost, stolen, or unlawfully interfered with;

  • road incidents involving dangerous goods; and

  • undeclared or misdeclared dangerous goods transported by passenger aircraft.

According to Transport Canada report data will be used to conduct risk analyses and to help maintain public safety during the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport.

The amendments to the regulations also make permanent a previously announced ban on lithium-ion battery cargo shipments on passenger aircraft.

Link: Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

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