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Consultation Document

Proposals for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 200[ ]

Summary

Sets out regulatory proposals to implement European Directives relating to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods. Contains background to these proposals including UN recommendations and the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations (ADR) agreements; RID and ADR Framework Directives; current legislation; referencing to RID/ADR. Describes significant changes including changing from Un-based requirements to RID/ADR including; limited quantities; load thresholds; packaging; explosives not subject to RID/ADR; diesel oil; small containment systems (bowsers); vehicle/wagon marking; reporting requirements; tanks and pressure receptacles - RID/ADR Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (TPED), 'old' tanks and pressure receptacles; derogations, multilateral agreements and certificates of exemptions; fees and petroleum related issues. Contains the draft regulations and a regulatory impact assessment.

Updated 2009-05-28