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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

Version of section 15 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-06-15:


Marginal note:Powers of inspectors

 For the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Act, an inspector may

  • (a) subject to section 16, at any reasonable time, stop any means of transport and enter and inspect any place or means of transport if the inspector is designated to inspect it and believes on reasonable grounds that on it or in it there are

    • (i) dangerous goods being handled, offered for transport or transported,

    • (ii) standardized means of containment,

    • (iii) books, shipping records, emergency response assistance plans or other documents that contain any information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act, or

    • (iv) computer systems that may be used to examine any information that is contained in or available to the computer systems and is relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act;

  • (b) open and inspect, or request the opening and inspection of, any means of containment for which the inspector is designated if the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that it is being used to handle or transport dangerous goods or to contain dangerous goods offered for transport;

  • (c) for the purpose of analysis, take a reasonable quantity of anything the inspector believes on reasonable grounds to be dangerous goods; and

  • (d) examine and make copies of any information contained in any books, shipping records, emergency response plans or other documents, or in any computer systems, that the inspector believes on reasonable grounds contain any information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act.

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