May 20: New Amendments to TDG Tank Car Requirements


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.