Transport Canada (TC) is proposing amendments to the transportation of dangerous goods regulations (TDGR), following an internal audit of the Transport of Dangerous goods (TDG) program and an audit by the Office of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD).
The proposed amendments would introduce the following requirements:
- require that persons who import, offer for transport, handle or transport dangerous goods be registered in a new registration database when applicable; and
- require that all registered persons provide administrative information and information concerning the dangerous goods and operations being conducted at their respective TDG Site.
The new registration requirements would address the issues highlighted in the CESD’s audit reports by ensuring that TC is provided accurate and current data about those involved in the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada as well as the nature and volume of dangerous goods involved in DG activities.
Complete details are available in the Canada Gazette Part I, here.