In mid-December, Transport Canada published a proposed amendment entitled “Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) (Part 6 – Training)” in the Canada Gazette, Part 1 (CGI).
The proposed amendment in Canada Gazette, Part 1 is accessible by clicking here and has been open for a 60-day comment period.
The proposed amendment includes important elements that would update the TDGR to:
- Introduce the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) and require that persons be competent to perform transportation of dangerous goods tasks;
- Incorporate by reference the new Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) standard: CGSB-192.3-2020 ”Transportation of dangerous goods – training, assessment and competency”, as amended from time to time, which outlines the requirements for competency: general awareness and function-specific training and assessment; and
- Align training requirements in the TDGR with the current versions of the United Nations Model Regulations for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (UN Model Regulations), Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (U.S. 49 CFR), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions.
CTA members operating in this space are encouraged to review the proposals and provide any feedback to [email protected] before the end of January.
Feedback received during the comment period will be taken into consideration by Transport Canada in the development of the final amendment to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II which is expected in the fall 2022 timeframe followed by a 12-month coming into force period.