Rescinded by
G.O. 756
The Board of Transport
Commissioners for Canada
Commission des Transports
du Canada

Order no. G.O. 749

Saturday, the 10th of
February, A.D. 1951

In the matter of the Regulations for the Transportation by Express of Acids, Compressed Gases, Inflammables, Oxidizing Substances,. Explosives, Etc., and Specifications for Shipping Containers:

1717.12.194

Hugh Wardrope
Assistant Chief Commissioner

F. M. MacPherson
Commissioner

W. J. Patterson
Commissioner

Upon reading the submissions filed—

that the Regulations for the Transportation by Express of Acids, Compressed Gases, Inflammables, Oxidizing Substances, Explosives, etc., and Specifications for Shipping Containers, which were approved by General Order No. 678, dated December 3, 1945, be, and they are hereby, amended as follows:

  1. By striking out the words, not accepted, in the line commencing with the words, Blasting Caps, on page 8 thereof, and substituting therefor the words, Samples Only. and by adding to the said line in the column headed, Classed as . . . ., the words See Sec. 38 1/2;
  2. By striking out paragraph (b) of Item No. 2 of Section 22 on page 23 thereof and substituting therefor the following paragraph:
  3. (b) Weight: Maximum net weight of one sample is one-half pound. The maximum number and weight of samples that may be packed in one outside box or be transported in any one train, must not exceed twenty (20) one-half pound samples.

  4. By striking out Section 31 1/2 on page 26 thereof and substituting therefor the following section:
  5. 31 1/2. (a) Explosive Cable Cutters are used for cutting cables, etc. They consist of a metal device containing a knife-edged component, which is propelled by a small charge of an explosive compound.

    (1) Packing—Strong wooden boxes.

    (2) Marking—Each outside container must be plainly marked, Explosive cable cutters—handle carefully.

    (3) Maximum quantity in any one outside container is 150 pounds.

    (b) Explosive Rivets, each containing not more than 75 milligrams of explosive composition, are exempt from specification packaging and labelling requirements when packed in pasteboard or other inside boxes in securely closed strong wooden boxes, fibreboard boxes or metal containers.

    (1) Marking—Each outside container must be plainly marked, Explosive rivets.

    (2) Maximum quantity in any one outside container is 150 pounds.

    (3) No other restrictions apply.

  6. By adding immediately after Section 38 on page 26 thereof the following Section:

    38 1/2. Blasting caps.—Samples only.

    (a) Not more than 100 blasting caps may be shipped in one outside package for laboratory examination. The blasting caps are to be contained in a metal envelope or receptacle. This receptacle must be properly cushioned with sawdust or similar cushioning material in a strong wooden box, and this interior box must be packed in a wooden box, Spec. 14 or 15A, with at least 2 inches of cushioning material separating the boxes.

    (b) When samples are taken from a defective lot of blasting caps not more than five (5) blasting caps may be offered for shipment. Special packing required. Application must be made to the Board of Transport Commissioners for information as to manner of packing.

    (c) Marking—Each outside package must be plainly marked (number) Blasting caps—Handle carefully, (number) Electric blasting caps—Handle carefully, or (number) Blasting caps with safety fuse—Handle carefully. In addition, each box must bear the marking Do not store or load with any high explosive.

    Note: The number of caps must be shown in the marking.

    (d) Label—Red Label for samples of explosives as provided in Section 22, Item No. 1(d).

Hugh Wardrope
Assistant Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada.