Amendments to the Contraventions Regulations bring into force penalties for infractions under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDGA). The offences below have been designated as contraventions and can now be prosecuted by means of a contraventions ticket:
- subsection 5(c) of the TDGA: Failing to use required or permitted means of containment, fine amount of $500;
- section 5.1 of the TDGA: Failing to comply with means of containment safety requirements, fine amount of $500;
- section 6.1 of the TDGA: Affixing or displaying a misleading dangerous goods mark, fine amount of $500; and
- subsection 9(1) of the TDGA: Failing to keep supply records, fine amount of $500.
- subsection 18(3) of the TDGA: Failing to report loss or theft to prescribed person, fine amount of $1,000.
On a related note, Transport Canada is holding stakeholder consultations regarding a new Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Client Identification Database (CID) for businesses involved in the importing, offering for transport, handling, and transport of dangerous goods. Online consultations and information are available at www.letstalktransportation.ca/cid. An in-person consultation will happen in Vancouver on March 15th between 09:00 - 12:00 hrs.