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Schedule 1 contains information that is necessary to correctly identify, label, mark, and placard dangerous goods.
The consignor (shipper) is responsible for properly classifying dangerous goods, ensuring dangerous goods are packaged accordingly for transport, and preparing a shipping document for the dangerous goods. The Schedule 1 table is used to help identify the requirements.
- Classification: For dangerous goods, as applicable, the shipping name, the primary class, the compatibility group, the subsidiary class, the UN number, the packing group, and the infectious substance category.
- Consignor: A person in Canada who:
- Is named in a shipping document as the consignor;
- Imports or who will import dangerous goods into Canada; or
- If neither of the above applies, has possession of dangerous goods immediately before they are in transport.?
Summary of requirements
Schedule 1 is sorted by UN number and not alphabetically as in the U.S. hazardous materials table (§172.101); an alphabetical list is in Schedule 3 of Canada’s regulations.
The schedule is broken down into nine columns:
- Column 1 – UN Number. Provides the UN numbers for the shipping names of dangerous goods.
- Column 2 – Shipping Name and Description. Shipping names are written in upper case letters and descriptive text is written in lower case. The word "or" between shipping names indicates that there is more than one shipping name for the dangerous goods; each shipping name shown may be used.
- Column 3 – Class. The primary class is provided with any subsidiary class, or classes, shown in parentheses. The word "Forbidden" indicates the dangerous goods must not be transported.
- Column 4 – Packing Group/Category. This column gives the packing groups or category for the dangerous goods.
- Column 5 – Special Provisions. Special Provisions provided can be found in Schedule 2.
- Column 6(a) – Explosive Limit and Limited Quantity Index. Indicates the quantity of dangerous goods at or below the level that may be handled, offered for transport or transported in accordance with section 1.17 or section 1.31 of Part 1 - Coming into Force, Repeal, Interpretation, General Provisions, and Special Cases.
- Column 6(b) – Excepted Quantity Index. Provides an alphanumeric code, set out in the table to subsection 1.17.1(2) of Part 1 that indicates the maximum quantity of dangerous goods that may be handled, offered for transport or transported in accordance with section 1.17.1 of Part 1, in the case of dangerous goods included in any of Classes 2 to 9.
- Column 7 – ERAP Index. Dangerous goods in greater quantity than the ERAP (emergency response assistance plan) quantity limit listed must have a plan, according to section 7.1 of Part 7, Emergency Response Assistance Plan. If no index number is shown, no ERAP is needed, according to subsection 7.1(4) of Part 7.
- Column 8 – Passenger Carrying Vessel Index. Provides the quantity limits for a consignment of dangerous goods transported onboard a passenger carrying ship. "Forbidden" means the dangerous goods must not be transported in any quantity onboard a passenger carrying ship. If no index number is shown, there is no quantity limit.
- Column 9 – Passenger Carrying Road Vehicle or Passenger Carrying Railway Vehicle Index. Provides quantity limits for a consignment of dangerous goods transported on a passenger carrying road vehicle or a passenger carrying railway vehicle. See section 1.6 of Part 1. "Forbidden" indicates the dangerous goods must not be transported in any quantity on a passenger carrying road vehicle or a passenger carrying railway vehicle. If no index number is shown, there is no quantity limit.
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