150 kg Exemption

Exemptions and Special Cases

150 kg Exemption (TDGR 1.15):

Part 3 (Documentation), Part 4 (Dangerous Goods Safety Marks), Part 5 (Means of Containment), Part 6 (Training) and Part 8 (Accidental Release and Imminent Accidental Release Report Requirements) do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a ship on a domestic voyage if :
  • each shipment of dangerous goods is in a quantity less than or equal to 150 kg (330 lbs) gross mass;
  • Except for Class 2 (Gases), each means of containment (package) is 30 kg (66 lbs) or less gross mass and in a good quality package (see description above);
  • For Class 2, Gases, they are in one or more small means of containment in compliance with the requirements for transporting gases in Part 5, Means of Containment
  • the dangerous goods are in a quantity or concentration available to the general public and are transported
    1.  by a user or purchaser of the dangerous goods, or
    2.  by a retailer to or from a user or purchaser of the dangerous goods
Goods prepared under the 150 kg exemption must never contain:
  • are in a quantity or concentration that requires an emergency response assistance plan
  • require a control or emergency temperature
  • Class 1 except for UN numbers UN0044, UN0105, UN0131, UN0161, UN0173, UN0186, UN0191, UN0197, UN0276, UN0312, UN0323, UN0335 if classified as a consumer firework, UN0336, UN0337, UN0351, UN0373, UN0404, UN0405, UN0431, UN0432, UN0454 and UN0499, and
    UN numbers UN0012, UN0014 and UN0055 if the cartridges are for shotguns or, in the case of cartridges for rifles or pistols, the calibre is less than 12.7 mm (50 calibre)
  • Class 2.1 in a cylinder that has a water capacity greater than 46L
  • Class 2.3, Toxic Gases
  • Class 4 PG I
  • Class 5.2, unless they are limited quantities in accordance with TDGR 1.17
  • Liquids included in Class 6.1 PG I
  • Class 6.2 Infectious – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Class 7 Radioactive and are required to be
licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)