Transportation of Hazmat Materials

Year
2011
Category
Transportation and Communication
NCLGA Ref#
B43
UBCM Ref#
B149

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership - Amended & Endorsed by the UBCM Membership

Details

WHEREAS the new Asia Pacific Gateway has, and will contribute to, increased freight transportation along the Highway 16 corridor, including hazardous materials (HAZMAT);

AND WHEREAS the Canadian Federal “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act” regulates the transportation of HAZMAT materials including the emergency response support capabilities of shippers, carriers, and/or consignees;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that UBCM request that the federal and provincial governments conduct a review to determine whether the emergency response capabilities are appropriate for the quantities and class of hazardous materials now being transported along the new Asia Pacific Gateway corridor.