March 12, 2015: Transport Canada Issues Amendment to ERAP Requirements

Transport Canada has issued an amendment to section 7.1 (6) of the ERAP that was introduced last year. The intention of the amendment is to require shippers and importers to have an ERAP in place when consigning flammable liquids in large quantities by rail tank car under UN 1202, 1203 ad 1863.
In addition, Transport Canada wants stiffer standards for the new tank cars. The new standards would point to a new class of tank cars that are specifically designed for carrying flammable liquids. They are thicker and equipped with thermal jackets.

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