May 20: New Amendments to TDG Tank Car Requirements

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Amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations were published in the May 20, 2015 Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 149, No. 10. The amendments adopt the following:

  • A new class of tank car for flammable liquid dangerous goods service (all rail tank cars destined for such service must be built to these specifications)
  • Retrofit requirements for older TC/DOT 111 tank cars and the Enhanced Class 111 Tank Car
  • Phase out or retrofit of older TC/DOT 111 tank cars, as well as retrofit requirements for the TP14877/CPC 1232 tank cars used to transport crude, ethanol and other flammable liquids.