Transport Canada Releases New Edition of Standard TP 14850 for Small Containers

Posted on 5/9/2017 by Roger Marks

Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate this month released proposed text of its third edition of Standard TP 14850 Small Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Classes 3, 4, 5, 6.1, 8 and 9.

According to the Transport Canada website, highlights of the proposed revision of TP 14850 include:
  • Improved alignment with the 19th edition UN Model Regulations for shipping dangerous goods (“the Orange Book”) 
  • Updated the DG packing instructions
  • New requirements for DG container re-testing
  • A new conditional exemption for the use of plastic drums and jerricans beyond 60 months of the date of manufacture; and
  • Clarified rules for transporting dangerous goods waste

Submit Your Comments on the New DG Standard

Transport Canada is now seeking comments for its third edition of TP 14850. Comments are due by May 31, 2017.

For information on where to send comments and how to request a copy of the new proposed text, see Transport Canada’s official release, click here.

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