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 but provides a level of safety equivalent to that required by the 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 TDG Act and Regulations are fully complied with.

Permits issued by the Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Section 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 Description Example Permit
B Exemption from Parts 2 and 3 for mixed oilfield production fluids of unknown classification - vacuum trucks. B Sample
(472 KB)
D1 Exemption from Parts 3 and 5 for residues of flammable and corrosive liquids or combinations used by pumping units at oilfield operations. D1 Sample
(535 KB)
J Exemption from Parts 2 and 5 for waste filters used in commercial production of oil and gas (Oilfield) from compressor stations. J Sample
(470 KB)
N 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. N Sample
(527 KB)
S 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. S Sample
(467 KB)

Select the Application Form (128 KB) to apply for permits or select the Renewal Form (119 KB) to renew an existing permit(s).