International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road : ADR 2015 is now applicable ! [EU]
ADR New total exemptions :
The transport of certain lampsNew exemptions related to transport lamps containing dangerous goods exclude the application of all the requirements of ADR to the transport of (point 126.96.36.199):
- lamps collected directly from individuals and transported to a collection point or recycling;
- lamps or used lamps containing not more than 1g of dangerous goods, and packed in packages containing not more than 30g of dangerous goods;
- lamps containing only gas group A (asphyxiant) and O (oxidizing).
Transportation of fuel contained in a “non-road mobile machinery”It is now specified that the transportation of fuel in the tank of non-road vehicles is not subject to ADR requirements (section 188.8.131.52).
ADR New partial exemptions :
Exemptions due to quantities carried per transport unitFor liquid dangerous goods, it is not the nominal total capacity of the container, but the amount of dangerous goods actually contained in the container, which must be taken into account for the calculation of maximum permissible quantities.
Exemption for certain substances hazardous for the environment (UN 3077 and UN 3082)From now on, when these substances are transported in single or combination packagings containing a net quantity per simple packaging or lower than 5l for liquids, or having a mass lower than or equal to 5 kg for solids, are not subject to any other provision of the ADR provided that the packaging meets the general provisions 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 (point 3.3, special provision 375).
New classifications and categories
Soiled packagingFrom now on, soiled packaging that will not be reused can be classified under UN No 3509 and thus it will be possible to take into account the classification of hazardous waste in the packaging. However, only the following packagings shall be classified under this UN number: (except desensitized explosives), 4.1 (except autoreactive and desensitized explosives), 5.1, 6.1, 8, 9 (except PCBs, PCTs and Asbestos) and packaging not belonging to group I or entitled to limited quantities.
Adsorbed gasesA new section concerning gaseous materials is provided for in point 126.96.36.199.2. Adsorbed gases are defined as gases which, when packaged for transport, are adsorbed on a porous solid material resulting in an internal pressure of the container below 101.3 kPa at 20 ° C and less than 300 kPa at 50 ° C. These gases are under the UN codes No. 3510-3526.
Radioactive materialsFor radioactive materials, a new UN number 3507 is assigned and it concerns uranium hexafluoride, radioactive materials, less than 0.1 kg per package, non-fissile or fissile excepted, in excepted packages. Specific requirements for packages containing this material are set out in point 188.8.131.52 and following. Please note, this material does not fall within class 7 (radioactive materials), but within class 8 (corrosive). Consequently, the provisions of the ADR referring to “Class 7 materials” now concern “radioactive materials” in order to cover all radioactive materials regardless of their class. To note, concerning these goods, many amendments were made to the ADR, in particular as regards point 1.7 (General provisions for Class 7), due to the inclusion of the new Regulation on the transport of radioactive materials of the IAEA (international Atomic Energy Agency).
Amended sections: asbestosAsbestos is no longer classified into the following categories: white, blue and brown asbestos. These categories are grouped only under the UN No. 2212. Only the chrysotile remains under the UN No. 2590.
Amendments to the instructions in writing to be kept in the vehicleA first amendment, mainly formal, consists in a change of vocabulary: on the first page of the written instructions in the first indent, “engage the brake system” is replaced by “apply the braking system.” The second amendment aims to clarify that the use of the electronic cigarette is prohibited. These amendments must be included in the written instructions no later than 30 June 2017.
Smoking banAs indicated above, from now on the smoking ban also concerns the use of electronic cigarettes.
ExtinguishersIt is now clarified that the section No. 1044 (Fire extinguishers with compressed or liquefied gas) only concern (special provision 225):
- portable fire extinguishers for handling and manual operations;
- fire extinguishers to be placed on aircraft;
- fire extinguishers mounted on wheels for manual handling;
- fire-fighting equipment or devices mounted on wheels and to a wheeled cart or to a transport vehicle similar to a trailer;
- extinguisher composed of a pressure drum and a non-wheeled equipment and manipulated for example by means of a forklift or a crane in the state loaded or unloaded.