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Transport Canada conducting review of TDG Act

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (1992) is undergoing a review.

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (1992) is undergoing a review.

The public consultation process will be done in nine steps and could lead to a modification of the TDG Act.
Transport Canada is inviting all interested persons to send in their comments.

Comments may be general in nature or they can be very detailed, for example, they could describe a problem and even propose solutions. Comments received before October 20, 2003, will be used to create a list of issues for the purposes of public consultation. This list will be published in our TDG newsletter allowing us to proceed to Step 2.

Of course, we will continue to accept comments after that date.

The review is a normal process. When the TDG Act was passed, in June 1992, a promise was made to review its application after 10 years. This review began in 2002. However, it was at first restricted to security issues, following the events of September 11, 2001.

The review is now extended to all aspects of the TDG Act.

Contact Transport Canada:

By e-mail:
By mail:
Review of the TDG Act,
(ASDE) Transport Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada, 9th floor, Tower C
Place-de-Ville, Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5

By telephone:

Leave your name, phone number and a brief summary of your comment; your phone call will be returned.

Interesting links:

Historical Background: A brief history of the review conducted in 1990-1992, which led to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.

Lists of issues in 1990 and 1992. Two lists, the list of issues used for public consultation (Step 2), and the list that resulted from the consultation (used at Step 7).

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