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Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Formatting changes)

On February 19, 2020, Transport Canada published the Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Formatting Changes) in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The amendment came into force on the same day.

These regulations update the format of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) so they are consistent with the Department of Justice’s formatting standards. This change does not introduce new requirements. Only minor changes have been made to ensure that the official version of the Regulations can be easily found on the Justice Laws website.

The TDG Regulations are available on the Justice Laws website.

Until now, the Regulations were only available on our website and included unique features, such as tables of content and explanations in italics. The following features have been changed:

  • All tables of content have been removed. Instead, there is a table of provisions at the beginning of the Regulations
  • Explanations provided in italicized text throughout the TDG Regulations have been removed, except for the lists of UN numbers that follow the special provisions in Schedule 2
  • Terms that are defined in the in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 have been removed from the list of definitions in the TDG Regulations
  • The title of any act, regulation, standard, or other referenced document is written in italics instead of within quotation marks
  • The table of safety standards and safety requirements is now a list
  • While the provision numbers and content is the same, the provision numbers can now be found at the beginning of each section (or subsection), instead of before the section title. Section titles are now headings

To facilitate this change, our previous version will be kept on the TDG Regulations page. This version has no legal standing and is for reference only.

The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement that follows the regulatory text can be consulted as an additional resource. It uses plain language to explain the updates, the reason for the changes.