Regulatory Affairs
January 20, 2022

NEW – Federal: Government seeking feedback on proposed amendments to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

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Transport Canada is seeking feedback on its proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to address the needs and practices of the dangerous goods industry, align Canada’s dangerous goods regulations with those in the U.S., as well as seek clarification on terms.

Read the proposed amendments here.

The amendment that applies specifically to the propane industry is:

  • Aligning buffer car requirements with those from the United States as follows:
    • require unit trains (trains carrying loaded tank cars that all contain the same type of dangerous goods) to add buffer cars;
    • clarify the rules around train dynamics (how a train moves along the tracks); and
    • clarify that containers hauling dangerous goods attached to flatbed rail cars like intermediate bulk containers can’t be placed next to an occupied rail vehicle or next to railway vehicles that have a constant source of ignition.

Please submit feedback by February 4, 2022, to:


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