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The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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2.—(1) The provisions of this regulation apply for the purposes of interpreting these Regulations.

(2) In these Regulations, any reference to a “Part”, “Chapter”, “Section” or “Sub-section” shall be construed—

(a)in relation to the carriage of goods by road, as a reference to that Part, Chapter, Section or Sub-section of ADR;

(b)in relation to the carriage of goods by rail, as a reference to that Part, Chapter, Section or Sub-section of RID; and

(c)in relation to the carriage of goods by inland waterway, as a reference to that Part, Chapter, Section or Sub-section of ADN.

(3) Where an expression is defined in ADR, RID or ADN and is not defined in these Regulations, it has the meaning as defined in—

(a)ADR in relation to carriage by road;

(b)RID in relation to carriage by rail; and

(c)ADN in relation to carriage by inland waterway.

(4) Where an expression is defined in the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive and is not defined in these Regulations, it has the same meaning as in that Directive.

(5) The expressions mentioned in column 1 of the Table have the meanings given in column 2.

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Column 1Column 2
“the 2006 Regulations (1)”The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (1).
“the 2006 Regulations (2)”The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (2)
“ADN”

The Regulations annexed to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterway (3), as revised or reissued from time to time.

“ADR”

Annexes A and B to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road(4), as revised or reissued from time to time.

But—

(a)

to the extent that a reference in these Regulations to ADR is a reference to ADR as it applied for the purposes of the 2006 Regulations (1), it has the same meaning as in regulation 2 of those Regulations; and

(b)

in regulation 14(6)(b) it means Annexes A and B as in force on the date in question.

“armed forces”

Means—

(a)

one of Her Majesty’s Forces within the meaning of the Armed Forces Act 2006(5);

(b)

the Ministry of Defence Police(6);

(c)

a visiting force within the meaning of Part 1 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952(7); or

(d)

a headquarters or organisation designated for the purposes of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964(8).

“conformity mark”The mark referred to in article 10(1) of the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive, the form of the mark being set out in Annex VII to that Directive.
“COTIF”The Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail(9), as revised or reissued from time to time.
“the Dangerous Goods Directive”Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24th September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods(10), as amended from time to time.
“fire and rescue authority”The fire and rescue authority for Northern Ireland established under the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (11)
“the Northern Ireland competent authority”

The competent authority in Northern Ireland for the purposes of these Regulations as determined under regulation 17.

But a reference to “2006 Northern Ireland Competent Authority” is a reference to the competent authority in Northern Ireland for the purposes of the 2006 Regulations (1).

“national carriage”Carriage that includes carriage in Northern Ireland and does not include carriage outside the United Kingdom.
“RID”

The Annex to the Regulation concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail which forms Appendix C to COTIF(12), as revised or reissued from time to time.

But—

(a)

to the extent that a reference in these Regulations to RID is a reference to RID as it applied for the purposes of the 2006 Regulations (1), it has the same meaning as in regulation 2 of those Regulations; and

(b)

in regulation 14(6)(b) it means the Annex as in force on the date in question.

“the security provisions”

The prohibitions and requirements of Chapter 1.10 (including those requirements deemed to be part of ADR in consequence of regulations 8 and 9.)

“the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive ”

Council Directive 1999/36/EC of 29th April 1999 (13)concerning the approximation of laws of member States relating to common provision for transportable pressure equipment and methods for inspection and for the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)

a reference in that Directive to Directive 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC shall be treated as a reference to the Dangerous Goods Directive (and the reference to articles 6(1) and 7 of Directive 94/55/EC and articles 6(1) and 7(1) and (2) of Directive 96/49/EC in article 1(4) shall be treated as a reference to article 4 of the Dangerous Goods Directive); and

(b)

a reference to the annex to Directive 94/55/EC and the annex to 96/49/EC shall be treated as a reference to ADR and RID (respectively).

“vehicle”Has the meaning given in article 2 of the Dangerous Goods Directive except that the words “at least four wheels and” shall be omitted.
“wagon”Has the meaning given in article 2 of the Dangerous Goods Directive.
(3)

ISBN 9789211391343 (2009 edition)

(4)

ISBN 9789211391336 (2009 edition)

(6)

See section 1(1) of the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c.4).

(9)

Cm 3812; COTIF was modified by the Protocol signed at Vilnius on 3rd June 1999 (Cm 4873).

(10)

OJ No. L260, 30.9.2008, p.13.

(12)

ISBN 9788086206394 (2009 edition).

(13)

OJ No. L138, 1.6.1999, p.20; last amended by Commission Directive 2002/50/EC on 6 June 2002 (OJ No L149, 7.6.2002, p.28)

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