The government published amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, many of which took effect immediately. Highlights:
- A ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights
- Incorporation of Protective Direction 33, which ordered rail shippers of ethanol, petroleum crude oil, gasoline and other petroleum products to have approved Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs)
- Addition of ERAP requirements for petroleum sour crude oil and Alcohols N.O.S.
- New United Nations product numbers for petroleum sour crude oil and biomedical waste.