The Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/598
Commencement: 22nd April 2019
- The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Regulations 2008
- The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009
The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Regulations 2008
Administrative updates are made to remove reference to Directive 96/29/Euratom laying down basic standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation, as this is no longer in force. This has been replaced with reference to Annex VII to Directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. Annex VII gives an overview on exemption and clearance levels and clearance criteria.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009
These Regulations now apply in relation to the carriage of class 7 goods by inland waterway. Class 7 goods are those that contain radioactive materials
Newly inserted Part 4A, Control of Volatile Organic Compounds, details the requirements and duties to comply for approved tanks designed to retain residual vapours after the unloading of petrol.
Administrative adjustments are made to Part 5 of these Regulations. Previous requirements of Regulation 24 have been removed and are replaced with new requirements that cover radiation emergencies and notifiable events, applying to the carriage of class 7 goods only.
Schedule 2 is updated to reflect the necessary changes made in Part 5 of these Regulations. This makes provision in connection with radiation emergencies and imposes notification obligations in situations where radioactive material is lost or stolen.
Transitional provisions relating to what is acceptable as a legal defence under the 2009 Regulations have been inserted. These set out requirements in order to comply with these Regulations, and insert a deadline of 12 months from when these come into force on 22nd April 2019.