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AR 157/97 DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 211/2011)

ALBERTA REGULATION 157/97

Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act

DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTATION
AND HANDLING REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1       Interpretation

Part 1
Adoption, with Modifications, of Federal Regulations


                2       Adoption of Federal Regulations

Part 2
Stop Orders

                6       Definition

                7       Application for review

                8       Disposition of review

                9       Notification of decision

              10       Appeal

              11       Disposition of appeal

              12       Notification of decision of appeal

Part 3
Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety

              13       Definitions

              14       Application for permit

              15       Issue of permit

              16       Effect

              17       Duration

              18       Application for review

              19       Disposition of review

              20       Notification of decision of review

              21       Appeal

              22       Disposition of appeal

              23       Notification of decision of appeal

Part 4
Inspectors

              24       Definitions

              26       Identification

Part 5
General

Repeals

              27       Repeals

Expiry

              28       Expiry

Schedules

Interpretation

1(1)  In this Regulation,

                                 (a)    “Act” means the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act;

                                 (b)    “Executive Director” means the Executive Director of the Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Branch of the Department of Transportation;

                                 (c)    “Federal Regulations” means the English version of Parts I to X of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286) made under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (Canada), as amended from time to time and as deemed to be changed by this Regulation;

                                 (d)    “permit for equivalent level of safety” means a permit issued under section 5 of the Act;

                                 (e)    repealed AR 211/2011 s2.

(2)  The products, substances and organisms listed in Schedule 1 are specified as dangerous goods for the purposes of section 1(c) of the Act.

AR 157/97 s1;206/2001;220/2001;105/2005;68/2008;211/2011

Part 1
Adoption, with Modifications, of Federal Regulations

Adoption of Federal Regulations

2(1)  The Federal Regulations are adopted as regulations under the Act with full force.

(2)  The Regulations Act does not apply to the Federal Regulations as adopted by subsection (1).

AR 157/97 s2;211/2011

3   Repealed AR 141/99 s4.

4 and 5   Repealed AR 211/2011 s4.

Part 2
Stop Orders

Definition

6   In this Part,

                                 (a)    repealed AR 141/99 s7;

                                 (b)    “stop order” means a direction made under section 18 of the Act.

AR 157/97 s6;141/99

Application for review

7(1)  A person may, within 30 days after being served with a stop order, apply to the Executive Director in accordance with this section for a review of the stop order.

(2)  An applicant may apply to the Executive Director for an extension of the 30‑day period

                                 (a)    in writing, or

                                 (b)    orally, provided that written confirmation of the oral application is provided within 14 days of the oral application,

and the Executive Director may grant any extension considered appropriate.

(3)  The written application or the confirmation under subsection (2)(b) must contain or specify

                                 (a)    the name and address of the applicant,

                                 (b)    a copy of the stop order or a complete description of the subject-matter of the stop order,

                                 (c)    the grounds on which the application for review is based and any material in support of it,

                                 (d)    an indication as to the relief sought, and

                                 (e)    the name and address of the applicant’s representative or solicitor, if any.

AR 157/97 s7;220/2001

Disposition of review

8   The Executive Director may, after considering the application for review and any other information considered appropriate,

                                 (a)    in relation to a stop order issued by the Minister, make recommendations to the Minister who may in turn confirm, rescind or change the stop order, or

                                 (b)    in relation to a stop order issued by a designated person, confirm, rescind or change the stop order.

AR 157/97 s8;220/2001

Notification of decision

9   The Minister or the Executive Director, as the case may be, shall in writing communicate the decision made under section 8, with the reasons for the decision, to the applicant.

AR 157/97 s9;220/2001

Appeal

10(1)  A person may, within 30 days after being notified under section 9 of a decision made under section 8(b), appeal that decision to the Minister in accordance with this section.

(2)  An appellant may apply in writing to the Minister for an extension of the 30‑day period, and the Minister may grant any extension considered appropriate.

(3)  An appeal is commenced by serving the Minister with a written notice of appeal that contains or specifies

                                 (a)    the name and address of the appellant,

                                 (b)    a copy of the decision being appealed or a complete description of the subject-matter of the decision,

                                 (c)    the grounds on which the appeal is based and any material in support of it,

                                 (d)    an indication as to the relief sought, and

                                 (e)    the name and address of the appellant’s representative or solicitor, if any.

Disposition of appeal

11   The Minister, after considering the notice of appeal served under section 10(3) and any other information considered appropriate, may confirm, rescind or change the stop order.

Notification of decision of appeal

12   The Minister shall in writing communicate the decision made under section 11, with the reasons for the decision, to the appellant.

Part 3
Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety

Definitions

13   In this Part,

                                 (a)    “designated person” means a person to whom the Minister has delegated the power given by section 5 of the Act to issue permits;

                                 (b)    “permit” means a permit for equivalent level of safety.

Application for permit

14(1)  An application for a permit must be made to the Minister or a designated person, be in the written form required by the Executive Director and contain the information and be accompanied by the documents specified in Schedule 2.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the application may be made orally

                                 (a)    if necessary for the protection of life or property, and

                                 (b)    provided that the oral application is confirmed by means of a written application referred to in subsection (1) within 14 days of the oral application.

AR 157/97 s14;220/2001

Issue of permit

15   A permit must contain

                                 (a)    the name, address and telephone number of the holder,

                                 (b)    the provisions of the Act or the regulations respecting which the exemption is given,

                                 (c)    any terms and conditions attaching to the permit,

                                 (d)    the permit number,

                                 (e)    the date and time of issue and the expiry date of the permit, and

                                 (f)    the authority issuing the permit.

Effect

16   Unless the Minister or the designated person otherwise orders, a permit takes effect immediately on being issued.

Duration

17   A permit is valid until the date and time of the expiry specified in it or until it is previously rescinded by the Minister or a designated person.

Application for review

18(1)  A person may, within 30 days after being notified of a decision not to issue a permit, apply to the Executive Director in accordance with this section for a review of the decision.

(2)  An applicant may apply to the Executive Director for an extension of the 30‑day period

                                 (a)    in writing, or

                                 (b)    orally, provided that written confirmation of the oral application is provided within 14 days of the oral application,

and the Executive Director may grant any extension considered appropriate.

(3)  The written application or the confirmation under subsection (2)(b) must contain or specify

                                 (a)    the name and address of the applicant,

                                 (b)    a copy of the application for the permit or a complete description of the subject‑matter of the application,

                                 (c)    the grounds on which the application for review is based and any material in support of it,

                                 (d)    an indication as to the relief sought, and

                                 (e)    the name and address of the applicant’s representative or solicitor, if any.

AR 157/97 s18;220/2001

Disposition of review

19   The Executive Director may, after considering the application for review and any other information considered appropriate,

                                 (a)    in relation to a decision by the Minister not to issue the permit, make recommendations to the Minister who may in turn confirm the decision or rescind the decision and issue the permit, or

                                 (b)    in relation to a decision by a designated person not to issue a permit, confirm the decision or rescind the decision and issue the permit.

AR 157/97 s19;220/2001

Notification of decision of review

20   The Minister or the Executive Director, as the case may be, shall in writing communicate the decision made under section 19, with the reasons for the decision, to the applicant.

AR 157/97 s20;220/2001

Appeal

21(1)  A person may, within 30 days after being notified under section 20 of a decision made under section 19(b), appeal that decision to the Minister in accordance with this section.

(2)  An appellant may apply in writing to the Minister for an extension of the 30‑day period, and the Minister may grant any extension considered appropriate.

(3)  An appeal is commenced by serving the Minister with a written notice of appeal that contains or specifies everything referred to in section 10(3)(a) to (e).

Disposition of appeal

22   The Minister, after considering the notice of appeal served under section 21(3) and any other information considered appropriate, may confirm the decision not to issue a permit or rescind it and issue the permit.

Notification of decision of appeal

23   The Minister shall in writing communicate the decision made under section 22, with the reasons for the decision, to the appellant.

Part 4
Inspectors

Definitions

24   In this Part,

                                 (a)    “certificate of designation” means a certificate furnished to an inspector under section 6(2) of the Act;

                                 (b)    “certificate of inspection” means a certificate evidencing an inspection referred to in section 10(1) of the Act.

                                 (c)    repealed AR 141/99 s8.

AR 157/97 s24;141/99

25   Repealed AR 141/99 s9.

Identification

26   An inspector acting pursuant to section 12 of the Act shall, on request, produce the certificate furnished under section 6(2) of the Act to any other person responsible for dealing with the release or potential release.

AR 157/97 s26;211/2011

Part 5
General

Repeals

Repeals

27(1)  The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Control Regulation (AR 383/85) is repealed.

(2)  The Administration Regulation (AR 37/86) is repealed.


Expiry

Expiry

28   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on December 31, 2018.

AR 157/97 s28;220/2001;280/2006;211/2011

Coming into Force

29   Repealed AR 220/2001 s7.

Schedule 1
(Section 1(2))

Dangerous Goods

Class 1      Explosives, including explosives within the meaning of the Explosives Act (Canada)

Class 2      Gases: compressed, deeply refrigerated, liquefied or dissolved under pressure

Class 3      Flammable and combustible liquids

Class 4      Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances that on contact with water emit flammable gases

Class 5      Oxidizing substances; organic peroxides

Class 6      Poisonous (toxic) and infectious substances

Class 7      Nuclear substances within the meaning of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Canada) that are radioactive

Class 8      Corrosives

Class 9      Miscellaneous products, substances or organisms considered by the Governor in Council (Canada) to be dangerous to life, health, property or the environment when handled, offered for transport or transported and prescribed by the Federal Regulations to be included in this class

AR 157/97 Sched.1;220/2001;211/2011

Schedule 2
(Section 14(1))

Permit for Equivalent Level of Safety

COMPANY NAME

ADDRESS

CITY AND PROVINCE

Postal Code

Tele-phone

DANGEROUS GOODS IDENTIFICATION:

Shipping Name

Hazard Class/

Division

U.N.

Method of Containment

of Each Unit

Total

Quantity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provisions of the Act/Regulation for which exemption is requested:
                                                                                                                       

Statement outlining need for permit and intended frequency of use:
                                                                                                                       

Proposed manner in which dangerous goods are to be handled, offered for transport or transported, and measures to be taken which will ensure an equivalent level of safety:
                                                                                                                       

(Enclose any applicable supporting material including calculations, literature, drawings, routings, product safety sheets, equivalent standards and source references, etc.)

 

NAME OF PERSON MAKING APPLICATION

POSITION

SIGNATURE

DATE

AR 157/97 Sched.2;211/2011