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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification Database

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Transport Canada promotes public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport (road, air, marine, rail) in Canada. To do this, we develop safety standards and regulations, monitor compliance, and give expert advice on dangerous goods incidents.

Public safety depends on Transport Canada knowing who is transporting dangerous goods in Canada, where, when, and how, so we can mitigate risks. This is why we are proposing to introduce a new requirement for businesses involved in the transport of dangerous goods to register and provide information on their dangerous goods activities.

Who will be required to register with Transport Canada?

The launch of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification Database (TDG CID) in 2020-2021 will change how businesses that handle, offer for transport, transport, or import dangerous goods in Canada interact with Transport Canada. TDG CID will require businesses to register with Transport Canada and provide information that falls under two categories:

  • Company identification (example: company name and address, province(s) of operation)
  • Dangerous goods activities (example: types of dangerous goods transported; mode(s) of transportation used; volume of dangerous goods shipments)

Have your say!

  • Read the background information.
  • If you have questions after reading the background information, please consult “Frequently Asked Questions.”
  • Register at the top of the page and add your comments to the discussion questions.
  • If you are a business, Transport Canada would like to hear how this new requirement might affect your operations.

Transport Canada will receive comments until April 16, 2018. Your feedback will be taken into consideration to inform amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations necessary to implement TDG CID. The proposed amendments will then be posted in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 30-day comment period.

Transport Canada promotes public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport (road, air, marine, rail) in Canada. To do this, we develop safety standards and regulations, monitor compliance, and give expert advice on dangerous goods incidents.

Public safety depends on Transport Canada knowing who is transporting dangerous goods in Canada, where, when, and how, so we can mitigate risks. This is why we are proposing to introduce a new requirement for businesses involved in the transport of dangerous goods to register and provide information on their dangerous goods activities.

Who will be required to register with Transport Canada?

The launch of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Client Identification Database (TDG CID) in 2020-2021 will change how businesses that handle, offer for transport, transport, or import dangerous goods in Canada interact with Transport Canada. TDG CID will require businesses to register with Transport Canada and provide information that falls under two categories:

  • Company identification (example: company name and address, province(s) of operation)
  • Dangerous goods activities (example: types of dangerous goods transported; mode(s) of transportation used; volume of dangerous goods shipments)

Have your say!

  • Read the background information.
  • If you have questions after reading the background information, please consult “Frequently Asked Questions.”
  • Register at the top of the page and add your comments to the discussion questions.
  • If you are a business, Transport Canada would like to hear how this new requirement might affect your operations.

Transport Canada will receive comments until April 16, 2018. Your feedback will be taken into consideration to inform amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations necessary to implement TDG CID. The proposed amendments will then be posted in the Canada Gazette, Part I, for a 30-day comment period.

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