Reporting requirements

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDG Act) requires reporting dangerous goods incidents which meet or exceed established reporting criteria listed in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations).

Part 8 of the TDG Regulations (Reporting Requirements) requires a number of different report types. When certain conditions are met, persons subject to the TDG Regulations must submit one or more of the report types below.

  • Reports for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Marine
    • Emergency Report – Road, Rail or Marine (Section 8.2 of the TDG Regulations)
    • Release or Anticipated Release Report – Road, Rail or Marine (Section 8.4 of the TDG Regulations)
    • 30-Day Follow-Up Report (Section 8.6 of the TDG Regulations)
  • Reports for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
    • Dangerous Goods Accident or Incident Report — Air (Section 8.9 of the TDG Regulations)
    • 30-Day Follow-up Report (Section 8.11 of the TDG Regulations)
    • Undeclared or Misdeclared Dangerous Goods Report (Section 8.14 of the TDG Regulations)
  • Reports Relating to Security – All Modes of Transport
    • Loss or Theft Report (Section 8.16 of the TDG Regulations)
    • Unlawful Interference Report (Section 8.18 of the TDG Regulations)

A report must be made by the person who has the charge, management or control of a means of containment at the time of the incident if the release or anticipated release, loss or theft of dangerous goods that is or could be in excess of a quantity or concentration specified by regulation from the means of containment if it endangers, or could endanger, public safety.

To assist you in determining what report(s) should be made when an incident occurs, we are providing you with a guide that outlines the reporting requirements and clarifies certain concepts and definitions.

In the event of an emergency involving dangerous goods, call CANUTEC at 1-888-CAN-UTEC (226-8832), 613-996-6666 or *666 on a cellular phone.

If needed, consult the list of emergency phone numbers of local authorities and organizations responsible for responding to emergencies.