Slow up, and Let Em Grow up!
In light of the recent pair of derailments in Saskatchewan, Transport Canada (TC) has issued a Ministerial Order (MO) to slow trains carrying more than twenty cars bearing dangerous goods (known as â€œkey trainsâ€) to no more than 25MPH. The Ministerial Order was placed in effect on February 6, 2020 and will stay in effect until at least March 9th, and may continue further while Transport Canada investigates the cause of recent incidents.
It should be noted that the Ministerial Order is nationwide in Canada and not just in the Saskatchewan region. Transport Canada believes the slowing of trains will increase safety while they determine the cause. The agency also disseminated guidance on the handling, classification, and transport of â€œProduct Water.â€ If youâ€™re asking yourself â€œwhat is product water?â€ Youâ€™re not alone.
Product water is a by-product of oil and gas extraction.
In creating this by-product, depending on its components it can bear chemical traits, thus making it hazardous. If you find yourself asking â€œwhat is, how come, or whyâ€ about things such as Product Water, Ministerial Orders, and Transportation regulations both foreign and domestic, then you have stumbled upon the right blog. Here at Transportation Compliance Associates we take the guess work out all thing hazardous materials and transportation. Allow us to worker harder so you can work smarter. To do this opt-in to our newsletter where you will find industry news, regulation changes, and special offers. If thatâ€™s not enough for you, we also offer industry leading training, consulting, and full compliance solutions. For a FREE consultation, you can reach us at (724) 899-4100 and one of our team members will help you decide what industry leading training and compliance program best suits your needs.