New rules for dangerous goods strengthen public safety
Shippers required to report more dangerous goods information
June 1, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced several amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to improve reporting requirements in order to enhance public safety and improve local emergency response.
Effective today, individuals responsible for dangerous goods must report more information to the department, such as:
- dangerous goods that have been lost, stolen, or interfered with;
- road incidents involving dangerous goods; and
- undeclared or misdeclared dangerous goods transported by passenger aircraft.
The amendments also make permanent a previously announced ban on lithium-ion battery cargo shipments on passenger aircraft.
“Knowledge is power, and with these new amendments, we’ll have more information on dangerous goods than we ever have in the past. We can’t just be advised of large events involving dangerous goods, we need to know about smaller incidents as well. The actions we are taking today make our system even safer and will continue to improve how dangerous goods are safely transported across Canada.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
This news release may be made available in alternative formats for persons living with visual disabilities.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
- Date modified: