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The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “dangerous substance”

    4. 4.Meaning of “operator”

    5. 5.Application of these Regulations

  3. PART II ENTRY OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES INTO HARBOUR AREAS

    1. 6.Notice of entry of dangerous substances

    2. 7.Harbour master’s powers of prohibition, removal and regulation relating to dangerous substances

  4. PART III MARKING AND NAVIGATION OF VESSELS

    1. 8.Flags and lights to be displayed by vessels

    2. 9.Regulation 6 and 8 not to apply to certain ferry-boats

    3. 10.Vessels to keep a safe distance from moored or anchored vessels displaying the flag or light required by regulation 8

    4. 11.Marking of barges

    5. 12.Control of harbour craft

    6. 13.Provision and use of radios

    7. 14.Anchoring and mooring of vessels

    8. 15.Mobility of vessels

  5. PART IV HANDLING DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    1. 16.General duties of persons handling dangerous substances

    2. 17.Additional duties of employers, self-employed persons and berth operators

    3. 18.Precautions to be taken against fire or explosion

  6. PART V LIQUID DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES IN BULK

    1. 19.Fitness of vessels

    2. 20.Permission for transfer between vessels

    3. 21.Safety precautions for loading, unloading or transfer

    4. 22.Certain operations on vessels forbidden without prior permission

  7. PART VI PACKAGING AND LABELLING

    1. 23.Freight containers

    2. 24.Portable tanks and receptacles

    3. 25.Labelling

  8. PART VII EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS AND UNTOWARD INCIDENTS

    1. 26.Preparation of emergency plans by harbour authorities

    2. 27.Emergency arrangements at berths

    3. 28.Untoward incidents

  9. PART VIII STORAGE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    1. 29.Application of this Part

    2. 30.Storage tanks

    3. 31.Storage of freight containers, portable tanks and receptacles containing dangerous substances

    4. 32.Parking of road vehicles carrying dangerous substances

  10. PART IX EXPLOSIVES

    1. 33.Application of this Part

    2. 34.Need for an explosives licence

    3. 35.Applications for explosives licences

    4. 36.Consideration of licence applications

    5. 37.Security of explosives

    6. 38.Vessels and vehicles loaded with explosives to be taken out of harbours and harbour areas

    7. 39.Harbour craft carrying explosives not to carry passengers

    8. 40.Electro-explosive devices

    9. 41.Deteriorated explosives

    10. 42.Records relating to explosives to be kept

  11. PART X MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 43.Power of a statutory harbour authority to make byelaws

    2. 44.Enforcement of these Regulations

    3. 45.Defence in proceedings for contravening these Regulations or byelaws

    4. 46.Power to grant exemptions from these Regulations

    5. 47.Repeals, revocations, modifications and savings

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE CLASSIFICATION OF AND HAZARD WARNING SIGNS FOR DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

      1. PART I table of characteristic properties, classifications and hazard warning signs

      2. PART II specification of hazard warning signs

        1. 1.The hazard warning sign to be used on a hazard...

        2. 2.Each hazard warning sign shall be in the form of...

        3. 3.Hazard warning signs to be affixed to a freight container,...

        4. 4.Hazard warning signs to be affixed to hazard warning panels...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EXAMPLES OF SUBSTANCES AND ARTICLES NOT TO BE TREATED AS IN CLASS 4.2

      1. 1.Rubber scrap and rubber shoddy, in powdered or granulated form....

      2. 2.Copra.

      3. 3.Cotton waste, oily.

      4. 4.Cotton, wet.

      5. 5.Fibres, animal or vegetable, burnt, wet or damp.

      6. 6.Fibres or fabrics, animal or vegetable, with animal or vegetable...

      7. 7.Fish meal (unstabilised).

      8. 8.Iron oxide, spent, or iron sponge, spent (obtained from coal...

      9. 9.Paper, treated with unsaturated oils, incompletely dried (includes carbon paper)....

      10. 10.Seed cakes (seed expellers) containing more than 1.5% oil and...

      11. 11.Wool waste, wet.

      12. 12.Rags, oily.

      13. 13.Textile waste, wet.

      14. 14.Seed cakes, containing not more than 1.5% oil and not...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LIST OF SPECIFIED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      FLAG INDICATING THAT A VESSEL IS CARRYING A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE

      1. PART I shape and colour of flag

        1. 1.The shape of the flag shall be as shown in...

        2. 2.The flag shall be red in colour.

      2. PART II material and size of flag on vessels with a mast

        1. 1.The flag shall be made of fabric.

        2. 2.The side of the flag marked “a” on the diagram...

      3. PART III material and size of flag on vessels without a mast

        1. 1.The flag shall be made of metal.

        2. 2.The side of the flag marked “a” on the diagram...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      HAZARD WARNING PANELS

      1. 1.Form and colour of hazard warning panels

      2. 2.Any reference in paragraph 3 of this Schedule to a...

      3. 3.Information about substances on a barge or tank barge

      4. 4.Specification for hazard warning panels

      5. Labels for compartmented tank barges

      6. 5.Form of labels

      7. 6.Any reference to a space number in paragraphs 5 and...

      8. 7.Information to be shown on labels

      9. 8.Specification for labels

      10. 9.Colour of hazard warning panels and labels

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      PROVISIONS RELATING TO BYELAWS

      1. 1.In this Schedule, “byelaws” means byelaws made by a statutory...

      2. 2.Byelaws shall be made under the common seal of the...

      3. 3.At least one month before application for confirmation of the...

      4. 4.For at least one month before application for confirmation is...

      5. 5.The Secretary of State may confirm, with or without modifications,...

      6. 6.The Secretary of State shall not under the foregoing provisions...

      7. 7.A copy of the byelaws, when confirmed, shall be printed...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PROCEDURE FOR EXPLOSIVES LICENCE APPLICATIONS

      1. 1.An application for an explosives licence or for any alteration...

      2. 2.On receipt of an application, the Executive may prepare a...

      3. 3.A notice published pursuant to paragraph 2 shall state that...

      4. 4.Within the time for comment or objection the applicant shall...

      5. 5.After the time for comment or objection has passed the...

      6. 6.Where the applicant for a licence or amending licence is...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REPEALS, REVOCATIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. PART I petroleum byelaws having effect until 31st december 1989

      2. PART II local acts and other harbour byelaws repealed

      3. PART III byelaws repealed with effect from 31st december 1989

  13. Explanatory Note

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