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Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

Version of section 31 from 2003-01-01 to 2009-06-15:


Marginal note:Equivalent level of safety permits

  •  (1) The Minister or a person designated for the purposes of this subsection may issue a permit authorizing any activity to be carried on in a manner that does not comply with this Act if the Minister or designated person is satisfied that the manner in which the authorized activity will be conducted provides a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by compliance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Emergency permits

    (2) The Minister or a person designated for the purposes of this subsection may issue a permit authorizing any activity to be carried on in a manner that does not comply with this Act if the Minister or designated person is satisfied that the authorized activity is necessary to deal with an emergency in which there is danger to public safety.

  • Marginal note:Oral permit

    (3) A permit issued under subsection (2) is not a statutory instrument for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act and may be issued orally, but must be reissued in writing as soon as practicable and the writing is conclusive of its content.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (4) A permit may include terms and conditions governing the authorized activity and non-compliance with any of the terms or conditions invalidates the permit.

  • Marginal note:Scope of permit

    (5) A permit may authorize the activity in terms of the persons who may carry on the activity and the goods or means of containment that it may involve.

  • Marginal note:Revocation of equivalent level of safety permits

    (6) The Minister or a person designated for the purposes of subsection (1) may revoke a permit issued under that subsection where the Minister or designated person is no longer satisfied of the matter described in that subsection or the regulations have been amended and address the activity authorized by the permit.

  • Marginal note:Revocation of emergency permits

    (7) The Minister or a person designated for the purposes of subsection (2) may revoke a permit issued under that subsection where the Minister or designated person is no longer satisfied of the matter described in that subsection.

  • 1992, c. 34, s. 31
  • 1994, c. 26, s. 72(F)
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