Permits for Equivalent Level of Safety allow the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods in a manner that does not necessarily comply with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.
Permits are only issued if the risk to health, safety and the environment are mitigated reasonably.
It is not necessary to obtain a permit to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods if the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act and regulations are fully complied with.
Permits issued are valid only for road transportation within the province of Alberta.
Transport Canada issues permits that are valid for the transportation of dangerous goods between provinces.
The following are examples of permits that may be obtained:
- Precedent B (PDF, 459 KB)
Exemption from Parts 2 and 3 for mixed oilfield production fluids of unknown classification – vacuum trucks.
- Precedent D1 (PDF, 502 KB)
Exemption from Parts 3 and 5 for residues of flammable and corrosive liquids or combinations used by pumping units at oilfield operations.
- Precedent J (PDF, 458 KB)
Exemption from Parts 2 and 5 for waste filters used in commercial production of oil and gas (Oilfield) from compressor stations.
- Precedent N (PDF, 501 KB)
Exemption from Parts 3 and 5 except Section 5.1.1(3) for petroleum liquids and gases used for testing and calibration of Volume Measuring Devices in the petroleum industry and in a portable test facility for well head production evaluation.
- Precedent S (PDF, 455 KB)
Exemption from Parts 3 and 5 except for Section 5.1.1(3) for UN2672, Ammonia Solution, Class 8, used in a ‘scrubber’ tank(s) designed to eliminate the escape of hydrogen sulphide during unloading/loading of ‘sour’ liquids for scrubber units that are not part of the transport unit.
How to apply
To apply for permits, fill out the Application for Alberta Equivalent Level of Safety Exemption Permit (PDF, 195 KB).