Matthew Jennex Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations, SOR/2007-128

1. What shall every person who packs dangerous goods in cargo transport unit ensure? Section 145. (1) Every person who packs dangerous goods in a cargo transport unit shall pack and secure them in a manner that meets the standards set out in chapters 1 to 6 of the IMO/ILO/UN ECE Guidelines for Packing of Cargo Transport Units, published by the IMO, or other standards that the Minister determines provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or higher than that of those standards. (2) Every person who packs dangerous goods in a cargo transport unit shall ensure that (a) the unit is, immediately before stowing, (i) clean, dry and apparently fit to receive the goods, and (ii) free of irrelevant placards; (b) packages that need to be segregated in accordance with the IMDG Code are so segregated, except as provided in subsection 146(4); (c) all packages are externally inspected for damage and only dry, sound packages are packed; (d) all drums are stowed in an upright position; (e) all packages are properly stowed in the unit and adequately secured to restrain against movement; (f) goods loaded in bulk are evenly distributed within the unit; (g) if any of the goods are of Class 1 except for division 1.4, the unit is structurally serviceable as provided for in section 7.4.6 of the IMDG Code; (h) a Dangerous Goods Declaration has been received for each dangerous goods consignment stowed in the unit; (i) the unit’s doors or similar openings are closed and properly secured by a latch or other means; (j) if the unit is temperature controlled, it has machinery and a power supply that are of a type unable to create a hazard for the goods and are in good

working order; and (k) if solid carbon dioxide is used for cooling purposes, the unit is externally marked or labelled in a conspicuous place with the words “DANGEROUS CO2 (DRY ICE) INSIDE, VENTILATE THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING” or “DANGER, CONTIENT DU CO2 (NEIGE CARBONIQUE), AÉRER COMPLÈTEMENT AVANT D’ENTRER”. 2. In what regulation shall a company ensure that the requirments are met in respect of its vessels? Section 146. (2) Every company shall ensure that the requirements of regulation 6.2 of Chapter VII of SOLAS are met in respect of its vessels. 3. What shall a vessel's authorized representative or master do if they suspect that a means of containment contains dangerous goods that the requirements of this Division have not been met in respect to those goods? Section 147. If a vessel’s authorized representative or master suspects that a means of containment contains dangerous goods and that the requirements of this Division have not been met in respect of those goods, the authorized representative or the master may take any reasonable steps necessary to determine if the suspicion is correct and, if it is, refuse to take the means of containment on board.

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