If you are involved in the transportation of dangerous goods in Canada, you may require an ERAP.
There are two steps to find out if you need an ERAP:
Do ERAP requirements apply to you?
According to subsection 7(1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, Canadian persons who import dangerous goods into Canada or Canadian persons who offer for transport dangerous goods from a place in Canada, require an ERAP if they also meet step 2 below.
In cases when no Canadian person imports the dangerous goods into Canada or offers the goods for transport from a place in Canada, persons, whether Canadian or not, handling or transporting those goods require an ERAP if they also meet step 2 below.
You can find examples in the Guide to find out if you need an ERAP.
Do the dangerous goods require an ERAP?
Dangerous goods in your consignment need an ERAP if they are in quantities specified by section 7.2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations). You can use the ERAP questionnaire to determine which of your dangerous goods need an ERAP.
Determine if you need to apply for approval of an ERAP
Even if you need an ERAP for your consignment, you may not need to apply for approval. If you're authorized to do so, you can use another person's approved ERAP. This ERAP must apply to the:
- dangerous goods you are transporting
- modes you use to transport the dangerous goods (air, rail, road or marine)
- means of containments used to contain the dangerous goods
- geographical area in which you are transporting the dangerous goods
To use another approved ERAP, you must meet the conditions in section 7.7 of the TDG Regulations. Review the Guide to find out if you need an ERAP to know more.