Permits for Equivalent Level of Safety
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.