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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulation (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Carriage Information to be provided by consignors

11.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), any consignor of dangerous goods shall ensure that any operator of a container, tank container, tank wagon or wagon engaged by him to carry those goods is provided with the information specified in paragraph (2), in these Regulations referred to as the Carriage Information.

(2) The Carriage Information shall be provided in documentary form prior to carriage and shall comprise—

(a)in relation to each of the dangerous goods being consigned—

(i)the designation,

(ii)the classification code, preceded by the word “Class” or the classification,

(iii)the UN number, preceded by the letters “UN”,

(iv)the packing group, where appropriate, and

(v)the mass or volume of those goods;

(b)in relation to the consignment as a whole—

(i)the total mass or volume of the dangerous goods consigned,

(ii)the name and address of the consignor,

(iii)the name and address of the consignee, if known,

(iv)the name and telephone number where specialist advice concerning the dangerous goods being carried can be obtained in English at any time, and

(v)a statement dated and signed or authenticated by or on behalf of the consignor, (hereinafter referred to as “the consignor’s declaration”), confirming that in accordance with the relevant provisions of these Regulations and the CDGCPL Regulations—

(aa)the dangerous goods as presented may be carried,

(bb)the dangerous goods and any packaging, intermediate bulk container, tank container or tank wagon in which they are contained are in a fit condition for carriage and are properly labelled, and

(cc)where several packages are packed together in an overpack or in a single container, that this mixed packaging is not prohibited.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply in circumstances where the consignor is also the operator provided he is carrying those goods on his own behalf.

(4) A consignor or anyone acting on his behalf shall not provide false or misleading information to any operator concerning the dangerous goods to be carried.

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