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The Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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17.  In Schedule 4 (placards, marks and plate markings for carriage within Northern Ireland)—

(a)for paragraphs 2 and 3 substitute—

2.  Subject to paragraphs 3 and 5, where a battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle or transport unit is carrying one dangerous good in a battery-vehicle, tank or transport unit or in a container in bulk—

(a)the orange-coloured plate referred to in paragraph 1 shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions of sub-sections 5.3.2.1.2 and 5.3.2.1.4 of ADR which are applicable to the goods, battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle, transport unit or container in question; and

(b)an identical orange-coloured plate shall be affixed to the rear of the transport unit in place of the orange-coloured plate to be affixed to the rear of the transport unit pursuant to sub-section 5.3.2.1.1 of ADR.”.

3.  Subject to paragraph 5, where more than one dangerous good is being carried in a tank or in bulk in a transport unit or a battery-vehicle or tank-vehicle with more than one tank, element or container—

(a)the orange-coloured plates referred to in paragraph 1 shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions of sub-sections 5.3.2.1.2 and 5.3.2.1.4 of ADR which are applicable to the goods, transport unit, battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle or container in question, except that—

(i)only one on each side of the transport unit, tank, tank compartment, element of a battery-vehicle, or container in question, parallel to the longitudinal axis, shall bear the EAC; and

(ii)the remaining plates shall bear only the UN number and shall be 150mm in height; and

(b)an orange-coloured plate shall be affixed to the rear of the battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle or transport unit in question which shall be identical to the plates referred to in paragraph (a), except that it shall display only the EAC in the top half of the plate.; and

(b)in paragraph 5—

(i)in head (2)(c) omit the words “the part incorporating”; and

(ii)after sub-paragraph (2) add—

(3) Where dangerous goods are carried in a tank which was constructed before 1 January 2005, the orange-coloured plate need not be indelible and legible after 15 minutes’ engulfment in fire..

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