On June 16, 2009, Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, was proclaimed in force. The amendments include a number of new changes. There are new requirements for security plans and security training – for example, certain designated people must now qualify under new security clearance requirements in order to transport dangerous goods. The amendments also strengthen certain requirements for preparing emergency response assistance plans, especially by requiring regulated persons to consider actual or perceived incidents when preparing those plans. Finally, the amendments authorize government inspectors to inspect any place in which standardized means of containment are being manufactured, repaired or tested.

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