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October 8, 2020

Federal: Transport Canada presents key findings on infraction study

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The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate presented key findings to General Advisory Policy Council  members on their analysis of repeated violations (recidivism) and as well as information on the nature of the non-compliances relating to Parts 3, 5 and 6 of the TDG Regulations.

Information discovered regarding the propane industry indicated that there were key portions that received the most infractions from 2018-2019. These are:

  • Compliance regarding information required to be on a shipping document,  section 3.5, and more specifically 3.5 (1)(c):
    • 3.5(1)(c)(i) UN number
    • 3.5(1)(c)(ii) Shipping name
    • 3.5(1)(c)(iii) Primary class
    • 3.5(1)(c)(v) Subsidiary class(es)
    • 3.5(1)(c)(vi) Packing group roman numeral and;
  • Part 6 - Training infractions such as record of training, proof of training carried, training having been supplied.
  • Part 5 - The slide show also indicated problems identified with containment and its documentation.

UN 1075 was identified as the forth highest industry having received infractions in the categories studied.

The feedback and discussion session on the 2018-19 Compliance Estimation Program (CEP) Supplementary Analysis was held on September 10, 2020. The presentation was followed by an open discussion forum to receive feedback, as well as obtain insights into topics of interest for the next round of analysis of CEP data from the 2019-20 inspection cycle.


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