Transport Canada Renews Certificate on Transporting Emptied IBCs


At RIPA’s request, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of U.S. DOT, has renewed the “Equivalency Certificate” SU 11819 which facilitates the transport of emptied IBCs together with emptied drums to a reconditioner provided certain conditions are met.

Those that qualify for the certificate can use a DANGER vehicle placard when a shipment includes two or more emptied IBCs.    Operators also can provide “user friendly” data on a shipment, such as “14 Class 3 Residue Drums, 14 Class 3 Residue IBCs”.

Operations under the terms of the Certificate are limited to certain hazard classes of materials (residues) and are limited to members of RIPA.   The Certificate SU 11819 (Renewal 1) is now operable and will extend to October 31, 2020.   Transport Canada has asked that RIPA apply for renewal at least 90 days ahead of that date.

An English version of the Certificate is available   HERE.   A version in  French is available     HERE.

Efforts by RIPA to win similar provisions in the U.S. are ongoing.

Please contact RIPA with any questions or concerns.


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