Dec. 31: Changes to Dangerous Goods Regulations Published

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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.