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Transport of Dangerous Goods (Safety Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Amendment of the CDG Road Regulations

12.  In the CDG Road Regulations—

(a)at the end of regulation 2(3)(f), there shall be inserted the words “other than a liquid in which a compressed gas is dissolved”;

(b)in regulation 2(4)(a), for the words “each package whose” there shall be substituted the words “dangerous goods in each receptacle where that” and for the words “package concerned” there shall be substituted the words “receptacle concerned”;

(c)in the heading to column 2 of Table 2 of Schedule 1, for the words “Individual package mass or volume” there shall be substituted the words “Mass or volume of individual article or receptacle”;

(d)for the Notes to Table 2 of Schedule 1, there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

1.  The numbers in—

(a)column 2 relate to the mass or volume of dangerous goods, determined in accordance with regulation 2(3);

(b)column 3 relate to the total mass or volume of packaged dangerous goods, determined in accordance with regulation 2(4)(a), as applied in accordance with regulation 2(5);

(c)column 4 relate to the total mass or volume of dangerous goods, determined in accordance with regulation 2(4)(b), as applied in accordance with regulation 2(5),

measured in units represented by—

(d)the gross mass, measured in kg, of articles;

(e)the net mass, measured in kg, of compressed gases dissolved in a solvent or the solvent in which compressed gases are dissolved, solids and liquefied gases; and

(f)the nominal capacity, measured in litres, of any receptacle containing compressed gases (other than those dissolved in a solvent) and any receptacle containing liquids (other than those in which a compressed gas is dissolved).

2.  For the purpose of calculating the total mass or volume of packaged dangerous goods or the total mass or volume of dangerous goods where the load comprises a mixture of liquids and solids, 1 kg gross or net mass shall equate to 1 litre.; and

(e)for paragraph 8 of Schedule 2, there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

8.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), regulations 12(1) and 13 shall only apply to and in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods in a receptacle in any package where the mass or volume of dangerous goods in that receptacle exceeds the number specified in column 2 of Table 2 in Schedule 1 opposite the entry in column 1 of that Table for the appropriate transport category of those goods.

(2) Where the dangerous goods are being carried in a receptacle which is a package, regulations 12(1) and 13 shall only apply to and in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods in any package where the mass or volume of that package exceeds the number specified in column 2 of Table 2 in Schedule 1 opposite the entry in column 1 of that Table for the appropriate transport category of those goods..

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