Result


Identification

BAM nameger.Radioaktive Stoffe, Typ A-Versandstück, nicht in besonderer Form, spaltbar, freigestellt
engl.Radioactive material, Type A package, non special form, fissile-excepted
fr.Matières radioactives en colis de type A, qui ne sont pas sous forme spéciale, fissiles exceptées

Classification

 ADR 2019RID 2019ADN 2019IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18ICAO TI 2019 - 2020UN 20th Rec.
UN No.291529152915291529152915
Class777777
Package type, exclusive useType AType AType AType AType AType A
Package type, non-exclusive useType AType AType AType AType AType A
HIN7070
Transport category00
Cones/Lights2
EmS F-I, S-S
MFAG20
ERG-Code7L
Special provisions172, 317, 325172, 317, 325172, 317, 325172, 317, 325A23, A78, A139172, 317, 325

German proper shipping name

ADR 2019RADIOAKTIVE STOFFE, TYP A-VERSANDSTÜCK
RID 2019RADIOAKTIVE STOFFE, TYP A-VERSANDSTÜCK
ADN 2019RADIOAKTIVE STOFFE, TYP A-VERSANDSTÜCK
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18RADIOAKTIVE STOFFE, TYP A-VERSANDSTÜCK

English proper shipping name

ADR 2019RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE
RID 2019RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE
ADN 2019RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020Radioactive material, Type A package
UN 20th Rec.RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, TYPE A PACKAGE

French proper shipping name

ADR 2019MATIÈRES RADIOACTIVES EN COLIS DE TYPE A


Labelling

Please enter values for transport index and maximum radiation level, otherwise the most restrictive conditions for labelling will be applied.



Transport under exclusive usage (except vehicles and containers according to UN 7.1.8.3.3)!

Labelling for packages and small container

ADR 2019
RID 2019
ADN 2019
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020
Notice: packages of radioactive material having other hazardous properties must bear the corresponding labels for the subsidiary risks.

Labelling for vehicles

ADR 2019
70
2915
RID 2019
70
2915
ADN 2019Labelling of vehicles on ships - if transport in vehicles is allowed - has to be done according to ADR, RID or IMDG Code.
Dry cargo vessels have to be marked with two blue cones/lights.
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18
2915
Vehicles on ships have to be labelled as shown on the left.
Notice: packages of radioactive material having other hazardous properties must bear the corresponding labels for the subsidiary risks.

Labelling for containers

ADR 2019
70
2915
RID 2019
70
2915
ADN 2019The containers have to be labelled according to ADR, RID or IMDG Code.
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18
2915
Notice: packages of radioactive material having other hazardous properties must bear the corresponding labels for the subsidiary risks.

Labelling for tanks

ADR 2019Tanks not allowed according to ADR
RID 2019Tanks not allowed according to RID
ADN 2019Tanks not allowed according to ADN
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18Tanks not allowed according to IMDG
Notice: packages of radioactive material having other hazardous properties must bear the corresponding labels for the subsidiary risks.

Labelling for unpackaged transport

ADR 2019Unpackaged transport not allowed according to ADR
RID 2019Unpackaged transport not allowed according to RID
ADN 2019Unpackaged transport not allowed according to ADN
IMSBC CodeUnpackaged transport not allowed according to IMSBC Code
Notice: packages of radioactive material having other hazardous properties must bear the corresponding labels for the subsidiary risks.

Transport exclusions

The transport according to the following regulations is:
ADR 2019allowed
RID 2019allowed
ADN 2019allowed
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18allowed
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020allowed
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020 Cargo aircraftallowed

Tunnel restriction code

ADR 2019Tunnel restriction code E: Passage forbidden through tunnels of category E.


Excepted and limited quantities

Excepted Quantities

ADR 2019E0: No exception according to chapter 3.5.
RID 2019E0: No exception according to chapter 3.5.
ADN 2019E0: No exception according to chapter 3.5.
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18E0: No exception according to chapter 3.5.
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020Transport of excepted quantities is not allowed.


Limited Quantities

ADR 2019No exception according to 3.4.2.
RID 2019No exception according to 3.4.2.
ADN 2019No exception according to 3.4.2.
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18No exception according to 3.4.2.
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020Transport of limited quantities is not allowed.


Bulk

Bulk

The transport according to the following regulations is:
ADR 2019forbidden
RID 2019forbidden
ADN 2019forbidden
IMSBC Codeforbidden

Bulk Containers

The transport according to the following regulations is:
ADR 2019forbidden
RID 2019forbidden
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18forbidden


Regulations

Definitions of specific terms according to 2.2.7.1.3 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.1.3 IMDG Code; 2;7.1.3 ICAO TI)

Special form radioactive material means either:

  1. An indispersible solid radioactive material; or

  2. A sealed capsule containing radioactive material.

Low dispersible radioactive material according to 2.2.7.2.3.4 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.3.4 IMDG Code; 2;7.2.3.4 ICAO TI)

  1. The design for low dispersible radioactive material shall require multilateral approval. Low dispersible radioactive material shall be such that the total amount of this radioactive material in a package, taking into account the provisions of 6.4.8.14 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.7.14 ICAO TI) , shall meet the following requirements:

    1. The radiation level at 3 m from the unshielded radioactive material does not exceed 10 mSv/h;

    2. If subjected to the tests specified in 6.4.20.3 and 6.4.20.4 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.19.3 und 6;7.19.4), the airborne release in gaseous and particulate forms of up to 100 µm aerodynamic equivalent diameter would not exceed 100 A2. A separate specimen may be used for each test; and

    3. If subjected to the test specified in 2.2.7.2.3.1.4 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.3.1.4 IMDG Code; 2;7.2.3.1.4 ICAO TI) the activity in the water would not exceed 100 A2. In the application of this test, the damaging effects of the tests specified in (b) above shall be taken into account.

  2. Low dispersible radioactive material shall be tested as follows:

    A specimen that comprises or simulates low dispersible radioactive material shall be subjected to the enhanced thermal test specified in 6.4.20.3 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.19.3 ICAO TI) and the impact test specified in 6.4.20.4 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.19.4 ICAO TI). A different specimen may be used for each of the tests. Following each test, the specimen shall be subjected to the leach test specified in 2.2.7.2.3.1.4 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.3.1.4 IMDG Code; 2;7.2.3.1.4 ICAO TI). After each test it shall be determined if the applicable requirements in point 1) have been met.

  3. Demonstration of compliance with the performance standards in the points 1) and 2) shall be in accordance with 6.4.12.1 and 6.4.12.2 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.11.1 und 6;7.11.2).



Definitions of specific terms according to 2.2.7.1.3 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.1.3 IMDG Code; 2;7.1.3 ICAO TI)

Special form radioactive material means either:

  1. An indispersible solid radioactive material; or

  2. A sealed capsule containing radioactive material.

Special form radioactive material according to 2.2.7.2.3.3 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.3.3 IMDG Code; 2;7.2.3.3 ICAO TI)

  1. Special form radioactive material shall have at least one dimension not less than 5 mm. When a sealed capsule constitutes part of the special form radioactive material, the capsule shall be so manufactured that it can be opened only by destroying it. The design for special form radioactive material requires unilateral approval.

  2. Special form radioactive material shall be of such a nature or shall be so designed that if it is subjected to the tests specified in point 4) to 8), it shall meet the following requirements:

    1. It would not break or shatter under the impact, percussion and bending tests in point 5 a), b), c) and 6 a) as applicable;

    2. It would not melt or disperse in the applicable heat test 5 d) or 6 b) as applicable; and

    3. The activity in the water from the leaching tests specified in point 7) and 8) would not exceed 2 kBq; or alternatively for sealed sources, the leakage rate for the volumetric leakage assessment test specified in ISO 9978:1992 "Radiation Protection - Sealed Radioactive Sources - Leakage Test Methods", would not exceed the applicable acceptance threshold acceptable to the competent authority.

  3. Demonstration of compliance with the performance standards in point 2) shall be in accordance with 6.4.12.1 and 6.4.12.2 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.11.1 and 6;7.11.2 ICAO TI).

  4. Specimens that comprise or simulate special form radioactive material shall be subjected to the impact test, the percussion test, the bending test, and the heat test specified in point 5) or alternative tests as authorized in point 6). A different specimen may be used for each of the tests. Following each test, a leaching assessment or volumetric leakage test shall be performed on the specimen by a method no less sensitive than the methods given in point 7) for indispersible solid material or in point 8) for encapsulated material.

  5. The relevant test methods are:

    1. Impact test: The specimen shall drop onto the target from a height of 9 m. The target shall be as defined in 6.4.14 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; 6;7.13 ICAO TI);

    2. Percussion test: The specimen shall be placed on a sheet of lead which is supported by a smooth solid surface and struck by the flat face of a mild steel bar so as to cause an impact equivalent to that resulting from a free drop of 1.4 kg through 1 m. The lower part of the bar shall be 25 mm in diameter with the edges rounded off to a radius of (3.0 ± 0.3) mm. The lead, of hardness number 3.5 to 4.5 on the Vickers scale and not more than 25 mm thick, shall cover an area greater than that covered by the specimen. A fresh surface of lead shall be used for each impact. The bar shall strike the specimen so as to cause maximum damage;

    3. Bending test: The test shall apply only to long, slender sources with both a minimum length of 10 cm and a length to minimum width ratio of not less than 10. The specimen shall be rigidly clamped in a horizontal position so that one half of its length protrudes from the face of the clamp. The orientation of the specimen shall be such that the specimen will suffer maximum damage when its free end is struck by the flat face of a steel bar. The bar shall strike the specimen so as to cause an impact equivalent to that resulting from a free vertical drop of 1.4 kg through 1 m. The lower part of the bar shall be 25 mm in diameter with the edges rounded off to a radius of (3.0 ± 0.3) mm;

    4. Heat test: The specimen shall be heated in air to a temperature of 800 °C and held at that temperature for a period of 10 minutes and shall then be allowed to cool.

  6. Specimens that comprise or simulate radioactive material enclosed in a sealed capsule may be excepted from:

    1. The tests prescribed in point 5 a) and b) provided that the specimens are alternatively subjected to the impact test prescribed in ISO 2919:2012 "Radiation Protection - Sealed Radioactive Sources - General requirements and classification":

      1. The Class 4 impact test if the mass of the special form radioactive material is less than 200 g;

      2. The Class 5 impact test if the mass of the special form radioactive material is equal to or more than 200 g but is less than 500 g;

    2. The test prescribed in point 5 d) provided they are alternatively subjected to the Class 6 temperature test specified in ISO 2919:2012 "Radiation protection - Sealed radioactive sources - General requirements and classification".

  7. For specimens which comprise or simulate indispersible solid material, a leaching assessment shall be performed as follows:

    1. The specimen shall be immersed for 7 days in water at ambient temperature. The volume of water to be used in the test shall be sufficient to ensure that at the end of the 7 day test period the free volume of the unabsorbed and unreacted water remaining shall be at least 10 % of the volume of the solid test sample itself. The water shall have an initial pH of 6¿8 and a maximum conductivity of 1 mS/m at 20 °C;

    2. The water with specimen shall then be heated to a temperature of (50 ± 5) °C and maintained at this temperature for 4 hours;

    3. The activity of the water shall then be determined;

    4. The specimen shall then be kept for at least 7 days in still air at not less than 30 °C and relative humidity not less than 90 %;

    5. The specimen shall then be immersed in water of the same specification as in a) above and the water with the specimen heated to (50 ± 5) °C and maintained at this temperature for 4 hours;

    6. The activity of the water shall then be determined.

  8. For specimens which comprise or simulate radioactive material enclosed in a sealed capsule, either a leaching assessment or a volumetric leakage assessment shall be performed as follows:

    1. The leaching assessment shall consist of the following steps:

      1. the specimen shall be immersed in water at ambient temperature. The water shall have an initial pH of 6-8 with a maximum conductivity of 1 mS/m at 20 °C;

      2. the water and specimen shall be heated to a temperature of (50 ± 5) °C and maintained at this temperature for 4 hours;

      3. the activity of the water shall then be determined;

      4. the specimen shall then be kept for at least 7 days in still air at not less than 30 °C and relative humidity of not less than 90 %;

      5. the process in (i), (ii) and (iii) shall be repeated;

    2. The alternative volumetric leakage assessment shall comprise any of the tests prescribed in ISO 9978:1992 "Radiation Protection - Sealed radioactive sources - Leakage test methods", provided that they are acceptable to the competent authority.



Determination of activity limits

Determination of basic radionuclide values according to ADR, RID and ADN 2.2.7.2.2; IMDG Code 2.7.2.2 and ICAO TI 2;7.2.2

  1. The following basic values for individual radionuclides are given in table of nuclides (ADR, RID, ADN Table 2.2.7.2.2.1; IMDG Code Table 2.7.2.2.1; ICAO TI Table 2-12):

    1. A1 and A2 in TBq;

    2. Activity concentration limits for exempt material in Bq/g; and

    3. Activity limits for exempt consignments in Bq.

  2. For individual radionuclides:

    1. Which are not listed in Table of nuclides the determination of the basic radionuclide values referred to in 1) shall require multilateral approval. For these radionuclides, activity concentration limits for exempt material and activity limits for exempt consignments shall be calculated in accordance with the principles established in the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources, Safety Series No.115, IAEA, Vienna (1996). It is permissible to use an A2 value calculated using a dose coefficient for the appropriate lung absorption type as recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection, if the chemical forms of each radionuclide under both normal and accident conditions of carriage are taken into consideration. Alternatively, the radionuclide values in Table below may be used without obtaining competent authority approval;

    2. In instruments or articles in which the radioactive material is enclosed or is included as a component part of the instrument or other manufactured article and which meet 2.2.7.2.4.1.3 c), (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.4.1.3.3 IMDG Code and 2;7.2.4.1.1.3 c) ICAO TI) alternative basic radionuclide values to those in Table of nuclides for the activity limit for an exempt consignment are permitted and shall require multilateral approval. Such alternative activity limits for an exempt consignment shall be calculated in accordance with the principles set out in the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources, Safety Series No. 115, IAEA, Vienna (1996).

    Table - Basic radionuclide values for unknown radionuclides or mixtures

    Radioactive contents A1 A2 Activity concentration limit for exempt material Activity limit for an exempt consignment
    (TBq) (TBq) (Bq/g) ((Bq)
    Only beta or gamma emitting nuclides are known to be present 0,1 0,02 1 * 101 1 * 104
    Alpha emitting nuclides but no neutron emitters are known to be present 0,2 9 * 10-5 1 * 10-1 1 * 103
    Neutron emitting nuclides are known to be present or no relevant data are available 0,001 9 * 10-5 1 * 10-1 1 * 103
  3. In the calculations of A1 and A2 for a radionuclide not in Table of nuclides, a single radioactive decay chain in which the radionuclides are present in their naturally occurring proportions, and in which no daughter nu-clide has a half-life either longer than 10 days or longer than that of the parent nuclide, shall be considered as a single radionuclide; and the activity to be taken into account and the A1 or A2 value to be applied shall be those corresponding to the parent nuclide of that chain. In the case of radioactive decay chains in which any daughter nuclide has a half-life either longer than 10 days or greater than that of the parent nuclide, the parent and such daughter nuclides shall be considered as mixtures of different nuclides.

  4. For mixtures of radionuclides, the basic radionuclide values referred to in 1) may be determined as follows

    Xm=1if(i)X(i)

    where

    f(i) is the fraction of activity or activity concentration of radionuclide i in the mixture;
    X(i) is the appropriate value of A1 or A2, or the activity concentration limit for exempt material or the activity limit for an exempt consignment as appropriate for the radionuclide i; and
    Xm is the derived value of A1 or A2, or the activity concentration limit for exempt material or the activity limit for an exempt consignment in the case of a mixture.
  5. When the identity of each radionuclide is known but the individual activities of some of the radionuclides are not known, the radionuclides may be grouped and the lowest radionuclide value, as appropriate, for the radionuclides in each group may be used in applying the formulas in 4) and 2.2.7.2.4.4 (ADR, RID, ADN; 2.7.2.4.4 IMDG-Code und 2;7.2.4.4 ICAO TI). Groups may be based on the total alpha activity and the total beta/gamma activity when these are known, using the lowest radionuclide values for the alpha emitters or beta/gamma emitters, respectively.

  6. For individual radionuclides or for mixtures of radionuclides for which relevant data are not available, the values shown in Table above shall be used.



Determination of transport index (TI) according to ADR, RID, ADN and IMDG Code 5.1.5.3 and ICAO 5;1.2.3

  1. The transport index (TI) for a package, overpack or container, or for unpackaged LSA-I or SCO-I, shall be the number derived in accordance with the following procedure:

    1. Determine the maximum radiation level in units of millisieverts per hour (mSv/h) at a distance of 1 m from the external surfaces of the package, overpack, container, or unpackaged LSA-I and SCO-I. The value determined shall be multiplied by 100 and the resulting number is the transport index.

      For uranium and thorium ores and their concentrates, the maximum radiation level at any point 1 m from the external surface of the load may be taken as:

      0,4 mSv/h for ores and physical concentrates of uranium and thorium;

      0,3 mSv/h for chemical concentrates of thorium;

      0,02 mSv/h for chemical concentrates of uranium, other than uranium hexafluoride;

    2. For tanks, containers and unpackaged LSA-I and SCO-I, the value determined in step (a) above shall be multiplied by the appropriate factor from Table 5.1.5.3.1 (ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code; Table 5-1 ICAO TI);

    3. The value obtained in steps (a) and (b) above shall be rounded up to the first decimal place (e.g. 1.13 becomes 1.2), except that a value of 0.05 or less may be considered as zero.

    Table - Multiplication factors for tanks, containers and unpackaged LSA-I and SCO-I

    Size of load(a) Multiplication factor
    size of load ≤ 1 m2 1
    1 m2 < size of load ≤ 5 m2 2
    5 m2 < size of load ≤ 20 m2 3
    20 m2 < size of load 10

    a) Largest cross-sectional area of the load being measured.

  2. The transport index for each overpack, container or wagon shall be determined as either the sum of the TIs of all the packages contained, or by direct measurement of radiation level, except in the case of non-rigid overpacks for which the transport index shall be determined only as the sum of the TIs of all the packages.



Requirements for the determination of the criticality safety index (CSI) according to ADR, RID, ADN and IMDG-Code 5.1.3.3 and ICAO 5;1.2.3.1.3

The criticality safety index for each overpack or container shall be determined as the sum of the CSIs of all the packages contained. The same procedure shall be followed for determining the total sum of the CSIs in a consignment or aboard a vehicle/wagon/conveyance/aircraft.

Determination of the criticality safety index (CSI) according to ADR, RID and IMDG Code 6.4.11 and ICAO 6;7.10; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. For normal conditions of carriage a number "N" shall be derived, such that five times "N" packages shall be subcritical for the arrangement and package conditions that provide the maximum neutron multiplication consistent with the following:

    1. here shall not be anything between the packages, and the package arrangement shall be reflected on all sides by at least 20 cm of water; and

    2. The state of the packages shall be their assessed or demonstrated condition if they had been subjected to the tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of carriage.

  2. For accident conditions of carriage a number "N" shall be derived, such that two times "N" packages shall be subcritical for the arrangement and package conditions that provide the maximum neutron multiplication consistent with the following:

    1. Hydrogenous moderation between packages, and the package arrangement reflected on all sides by at least 20 cm of water; and

    2. The tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of carriage followed by whichever of the following is the more limiting:

      1. the mechanical tests for demonstrating ability to withstand accident conditions in carriage sub-point (b) and, either the mechanical test of sub-point (c) for packages having a mass not greater than 500 kg and an overall density not greater than 1,000 kg/m³ based on the external dimensions, or mechanical test of sub-point (a) for all other packages; followed by the test specified in thermal test for demonstrating ability to withstand accident conditions and completed by the water leakage test for packages containing fissile material; or

      2. the water immersion test for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of carriage; and

    3. Where any part of the fissile material escapes from the containment system following the tests specified in 13) (b), it shall be assumed that fissile material escapes from each package in the array and all of the fissile material shall be arranged in the configuration and moderation that results in the maximum neutron multiplication with close reflection by at least 20 cm of water.

  3. The criticality safety index (CSI) for packages containing fissile material shall be obtained by dividing the number 50 by the smaller of the two values of N derived in 12) and 13) (i.e. CSI = 50/N). The value of the criticality safety index may be zero, provided that an unlimited number of packages is subcritical (i.e. N is effectively equal to infinity in both cases).


Approval

Summary of approval and prior notification requirements according to ADR, RID, ADN 5.1.5

Subject UN Number Competent Authority approval required Consignor required to notify the competent authorities of the country of origin and of the countries en route a) before each shipment Reference
Country of origin Countries en routea)
Calculation of unlisted A1 and A2 values - Yes Yes No 2.2.7.2.2.2 (a), 5.1.5.2.1 (d)
Type A packages b), non fissile and fissile excepted 2915,
3332
-
- package design No No No
- shipment No No No
Fissile material excepted in accordance with 2.2.7.2.3.5 (f) - Yes Yes No 5.1.5.2.1 (a) (iii), 6.4.22.6

a)Countries from, through or into which the consignment is carried.
b)If the radioactive contents are fissile material which is not excepted from the provisions for packages containing fissile material, then the provisions for fissile material packages apply.


Approval of shipments and notification according to ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code 5.1.5.1 and ICAO TI 5;1.2.1

  1. General

    In addition to the approval of package designs described in Chapter 6.4, multilateral shipment approval is also required in certain circumstances (point 2 and 3). In some circumstances it is also necessary to notify competent authorities of a shipment (point 4).

  1. Notification to competent authorities is required as follows:

    1. Before the first shipment of any package requiring competent authority approval, the consignor shall ensure that copies of each applicable competent authority certificate applying to that package design have been submitted to the competent authority of the country of origin of the shipment and to the competent authority of each country through or into which the consignment is to be carried. The consignor is not required to await an acknowledgement from the competent authority, nor is the competent authority required to make such acknowledgement of receipt of the certificate;.

    1. The consignor shall notify the competent authority of the country of origin of the shipment and the competent authority of each country through or into which the consignment is to be carried. This notification shall be in the hands of each competent authority prior to the commencement of the shipment, and preferably at least 7 days in advance;

    2. The consignor is not required to send a separate notification if the required information has been included in the application for approval of shipment;

    3. The consignment notification shall include:

      1. sufficient information to enable the identification of the package or packages including all applicable certificate numbers and identification marks;

      2. information on the date of shipment, the expected date of arrival and proposed routeing;

      3. the name(s) of the radioactive material(s) or nuclide(s);

      4. descriptions of the physical and chemical forms of the radioactive material, or whether it is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material; and

      5. the maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol. For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in grams (g), or multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity.

Certificates issued by the competent authority according to ADR, RID, ADN, IMDG Code 5.1.5.2 and ICAO TI 5;1.2.2

  1. Certificates issued by the competent authority are required for the following:

    1. Designs for:

      1. fissile material excepted under 2.2.7.2.3.5 f) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.5.6; ICAO TI 2;7.2.3.5.1 f));

    The certificates shall confirm that the applicable requirements are met, and for design approvals shall attribute to the design an identification mark.

    The certificates of approval for the package design and the shipment may be combined into a single certificate.

    Certificates and applications for these certificates shall be in accordance with the requirements in 6.4.23 (ADR, RID, IMDG Code; ICAO TI 6;7.22).

  2. The consignor shall be in possession of a copy of each applicable certificate.

  3. For package designs where it is not required that a competent authority issue a certificate of approval, the consignor shall, on request, make available for inspection by the competent authority, documentary evidence of the compliance of the package design with all the applicable requirements.

Approvals of package designs and materials according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.22 and ICAO TI 6;7.21, ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. The design for a fissile material excepted from "FISSILE" classification in accordance with 2.2.7.2.3.5 f) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.5.6; ICAO TI 2;7.2.3.5.1 f)) shall require multilateral approval.

Applications and approvals for radioactive material carriage according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.23, ICAO TI see 6.4.23 of the UN Rec, ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. An application for approval of shipment shall include:

    1. The period of time, related to the shipment, for which the approval is sought;

    2. The actual radioactive contents, the expected modes of carriage, the type of vehicle, and the probable or proposed route; and

    3. The details of how the precautions and administrative or operational controls, referred to in the certificate of approval for the package design, if applicable, issued under 5.1.5.2.1 (a) (v), (vi) or (vii) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 5.1.5.2.1.1.5, 5.2.1.1.6 or 5.1.5.2.1.1.7), are to be put into effect.

  1. An application for approval of design for fissile material excepted from "FISSILE" classification in accordance with Table 2.2.7.2.1.1 (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.1.1), under 2.7.2.3.5 f) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.5.6) shall include:

    1. A detailed description of the material; particular reference shall be made to both physical and chemical states;

    2. A statement of the tests that have been carried out and their results, or evidence based on calculation methods to show that the material is capable of meeting the requirements specified in 2.2.7.2.3.6 (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.6);

    3. A specification of the applicable management system

    4. A statement of specific actions to be taken prior to shipment.

  1. Each certificate of approval issued by a competent authority shall be assigned an identification mark. The identification mark shall be of the following generalized type:

    VRI/Number/Type Code

    1. Except as provided in 12), VRI represents the distinguishing sign used on vehicles in international road traffic of the country issuing the certificate. 1)

    2. The number shall be assigned by the competent authority, and shall be unique and specific with regard to the particular design or shipment or alternative activity limit for exempt consignment. The identification mark of the approval of shipment shall be clearly related to the identification mark of the approval of design;

    3. The following type codes shall be used in the order listed to indicate the types of certificate of approval issued:

      FE Fissile material complying with the requirements of 2.2.7.3.6 (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.6)
      T Shipment
  2. These identification marks shall be applied as follows:

    1. Each certificate and each package shall bear the appropriate identification mark, comprising the symbols prescribed in point 11 a), b), c) and d) above, except that, for packages, only the applicable design type codes including, if applicable, the symbols "-96", shall appear following the second stroke, that is, the "T" or "X" shall not appear in the identification marks on the package. Where the approval of design and the approval of shipment are combined, the applicable type codes do not need to be repeated. For example:

      A/132/B(M)F-96: A Type B(M) package design approved for fissile material, requiring multilateral approval, for which the competent authority of Austria has assigned the design number 132 (to be marked on both the package and on the certificate of approval for the package design);
      A/132/B(M)F-96T: The approval of shipment issued for a package bearing the identification mark elaborated above (to be marked on the certificate only);
      A/137/X: An approval of special arrangement issued by the competent authority of Austria, to which the number 137 has been assigned (to be marked on the certificate only);
      A/139/IF-96: An industrial package design for fissile material approved by the competent authority of Austria, to which package design number 139 has been assigned (to be marked on both the package and on the certificate of approval for the package design); and
      A/145/H(U)-96: A package design for fissile excepted uranium hexafluoride approved by the competent authority of Austria, to which package design number 145 has been assigned (to be marked on both the package and on the certificate of approval for the package design);
    2. Where multilateral approval is effected by validation in accordance with point 20), only the identification mark issued by the country of origin of the design or shipment shall be used. Where multilateral approval is effected by issue of certificates by successive countries, each certificate shall bear the appropriate identification mark and the package whose design was so approved shall bear all appropriate identification marks. For example:

      A/132/B(M)F-96
      CH/28/B(M)F-96

      would be the identification mark of a package which was originally approved by Austria and was subsequently approved, by separate certificate, by Switzerland. Additional identification marks would be tabulated in a similar manner on the package;

    3. The revision of a certificate shall be indicated by a parenthetical expression following the identification mark on the certificate. For example, A/132/B(M)F-96 (Rev.2) would indicate revision 2 of the Austrian certificate of approval for the package design; or A/132/B(M)F-96 (Rev.0) would indicate the original issuance of the Austrian certificate of approval for the package design. For original issuances, the parenthetical entry is optional and other words such as "original issuance" may also be used in place of "Rev.0". Certificate revision numbers may only be issued by the country issuing the original certificate of approval;

    4. Additional symbols (as may be necessitated by national regulations) may be added in brackets to the end of the identification mark; for example, A/132/B(M)F-96(SP503);

    5. It is not necessary to alter the identification mark on the packaging each time that a revision to the design certificate is made. Such re-marking shall be required only in those cases where the revision to the package design certificate involves a change in the letter type codes for the package design following the second stroke.

  1. Each certificate of approval issued by a competent authority for material excepted from classification as "FISSILE" shall include the following information:

    1. Type of certificate;

    2. The competent authority identification mark;

    3. The issue date and an expiry date;

    4. List of applicable national and international regulations, including the edition of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material under which the exception is approved;

    5. A description of the excepted material;

    6. Limiting specifications for the excepted material;

    7. A specification of the applicable management system;

    8. Reference to information provided by the applicant relating to specific actions to be taken prior to shipment;

    9. If deemed appropriate by the competent authority, reference to the identity of the applicant;

    10. Signature and identification of the certifying official;

    11. Reference to documentation that demonstrates compliance with 2.2.7.3.6 (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.6).

  1. Each certificate of approval for a shipment issued by a competent authority shall include the following information:

    1. Type of certificate;

    2. The competent authority identification mark(s);

    3. The issue date and an expiry date;

    4. List of applicable national and international regulations, including the edition of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material under which the shipment is approved;

    5. Any restrictions on the modes of carriage, type of vehicle, container, and any necessary routeing instructions;

    6. The following statement: "This certificate does not relieve the consignor from compliance with any requirement of the government of any country through or into which the package will be carried.";

    7. A detailed listing of any supplementary operational controls required for preparation, loading, carriage, unloading and handling of the consignment, including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat or maintenance of criticality safety;

    8. Reference to information provided by the applicant relating to specific actions to be taken prior to shipment;

    9. Reference to the applicable certificate(s) of approval of design;

    10. A specification of the actual radioactive contents, including any restrictions on the radioactive contents which might not be obvious from the nature of the packaging. This shall include the physical and chemical forms, the total activities involved (including those of the various isotopes, if appropriate), mass in grams (for fissile material or for each fissile nuclide when appropriate), and whether special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material or fissile material excepted under2.2.7.2.3.5 f) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.5.6) if applicable;

    11. Any emergency arrangements deemed necessary by the competent authority;

    12. A specification of the applicable management system;

    13. If deemed appropriate by the competent authority, reference to the identity of the applicant;

    14. Signature and identification of the certifying official..

  2. Each certificate of approval of the design of a package issued by a competent authority shall include the following information:

    1. Type of certificate;

    2. The competent authority identification mark;

    3. The issue date and an expiry date;

    4. Any restriction on the modes of carriage, if appropriate;

    5. List of applicable national and international regulations, including the edition of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material under which the design is approved;

    6. The following statement: "This certificate does not relieve the consignor from compliance with any requirement of the government of any country through or into which the package will be carried.";

    7. References to certificates for alternative radioactive contents, other competent authority validation, or additional technical data or information, as deemed appropriate by the competent authority;

    8. A statement authorizing shipment where approval of shipment is required under 5.1.5.1.2, if deemed appropriate;

    9. Identification of the packaging;

    10. Description of the packaging by a reference to the drawings or specification of the design. If deemed appropriate by the competent authority, a reproducible illustration, not larger than 21 cm by 30 cm, showing the make-up of the package shall also be provided, accompanied by a brief description of the packaging, including materials of manufacture, gross mass, general outside dimensions and appearance;

    11. Specification of the design by reference to the drawings;

    12. A specification of the authorized radioactive content, including any restrictions on the radioactive contents which might not be obvious from the nature of the packaging. This shall include the physical and chemical forms, the activities involved (including those of the various isotopes, if appropriate), mass in grams (for fissile material the total mass of fissile nuclides or the mass for each fissile nuclide, when appropriate) and whether special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material or fissile material excepted under2.2.7.2.3.5 f) (ADR, RID; IMDG Code 2.7.2.3.5.6) if applicable;

    13. A description of the containment system;

    14. For package designs containing fissile material which require multilateral approval of the package design in accordance with 6.4.22.4:

      1. a detailed description of the authorized radioactive contents;

      2. a description of the confinement system;

      3. the value of the criticality safety index;

      4. reference to the documentation that demonstrates the criticality safety of the contents;

      5. any special features, on the basis of which the absence of water from certain void spaces has been assumed in the criticality assessment;

      6. any allowance (based on 6.4.11.5 b)) for a change in neutron multiplication assumed in the criticality assessment as a result of actual irradiation experience; and

      7. the ambient temperature range for which the package design has been approved;

    15. For Type B(M) packages, a statement specifying those requirements of 6.4.7.5, 6.4.8.4, 6.4.8.5, 6.4.8.6 and 6.4.8.9 to 6.4.8.15 with which the package does not conform and any amplifying information which may be useful to other competent authorities;

    16. For packages containing more than 0.1 kg of uranium hexafluoride, a statement specifying those prescriptions of 6.4.6.4 which apply if any and any amplifying information which may be useful to other competent authorities;

    17. A detailed listing of any supplementary operational controls required for preparation, loading, carriage, unloading and handling of the consignment, including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat;

    18. Reference to information provided by the applicant relating to the use of the packaging or specific actions to be taken prior to shipment;

    19. A statement regarding the ambient conditions assumed for purposes of design if these are not in accordance with those specified in 6.4.8.5, 6.4.8.6 and 6.4.8.15, as applicable;

    20. A specification of the applicable management system as required in 1.7.3;

    21. Any emergency arrangements deemed necessary by the competent authority;

    22. If deemed appropriate by the competent authority, reference to the identity of the applicant;

    23. Signature and identification of the certifying official..

  1. The competent authority shall be informed of the serial number of each packaging manufactured to a design approved by them under 1.6.6.2.1, 1.6.6.2.2, 6.4.22.2, 6.4.22.3 (only IMDG Code) and 6.4.22.4 (only IMDG Code).

  2. Multilateral approval may be by validation of the original certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin of the design or shipment. Such validation may take the form of an endorsement on the original certificate or the issuance of a separate endorsement, annex, supplement, etc., by the competent authority of the country through or into which the shipment is made.


Footnote

  1. Distinguishing sign of the State of registration used on motor vehicles and trail-ers in international road traffic, e.g. in accordance with the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic of 1949 or the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968.



Security

ADR 2019High consequence dangerous good according to subsection 1.10.3.1, if the quantities of radioactive materials exceed that the activity is equal to or greater than a transport security threshold of 3 000 A2 per single package except for the following radionuclides where the transport security threshold is given in Table 1.10.3.1.3.
RID 2019High consequence dangerous good according to subsection 1.10.3.1, if the quantities of radioactive materials exceed that the activity is equal to or greater than a transport security threshold of 3 000 A2 per single package except for the following radionuclides where the transport security threshold is given in Table 1.10.3.1.3.
ADN 2019High consequence dangerous good according to subsection 1.10.3.1, if the quantities of radioactive materials exceed that the activity is equal to or greater than a transport security threshold of 3 000 A2 per single package except for the following radionuclides where the transport security threshold is given in Table 1.10.3.1.3.
IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18High consequence dangerous good according to subsection 1.4.3.1, if the quantities of radioactive materials exceed that the activity is equal to or greater than a transport security threshold of 3 000 A2 per single package except for the following radionuclides where the transport security threshold is given in Table 1.4.2.
ICAO TI 2019 - 2020High consequence dangerous good according to subsection 1;5.3.1, if the quantities of radioactive materialsis exceed that the activity is equal to or greater than a transport security threshold of 3 000 A2 per single package except for the following radionuclides where the transport security threshold is given in table 1-8.
Regulations concerning security

Requirements for packages

Packages, exclusive use:
PackageType A
Max. radiation level10 mSv/h
General requirements

General requirements for packages with radioactive material according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.2 and ICAO TI 6;7.1; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. The package shall be so designed in relation to its mass, volume and shape that it can be easily and safely carried. In addition, the package shall be so designed that it can be properly secured in or on the vehicle during carriage.

  2. The design shall be such that any lifting attachments on the package will not fail when used in the intended manner and that, if failure of the attachments should occur, the ability of the package to meet other requirements of this Annex would not be impaired. The design shall take account of appropriate safety factors to cover snatch lifting.

  3. Attachments and any other features on the outer surface of the package which could be used to lift it shall be designed either to support its mass in accordance with the requirements of point 2 or shall be removable or otherwise rendered incapable of being used during carriage.

  4. As far as practicable, the packaging shall be so designed and finished that the external surfaces are free from protruding features and can be easily decontaminated.

  5. As far as practicable, the outer layer of the package shall be so designed as to prevent the collection and the retention of water.

  6. Any features added to the package at the time of carriage which are not part of the package shall not reduce its safety.

  7. The package shall be capable of withstanding the effects of any acceleration, vibration or vibration resonance which may arise under routine conditions of carriage without any deterioration in the effectiveness of the closing devices on the various receptacles or in the integrity of the package as a whole. In particular, nuts, bolts and other securing devices shall be so designed as to prevent them from becoming loose or being released unintentionally, even after repeated use.

  8. The materials of the packaging and any components or structures shall be physically and chemically compatible with each other and with the radioactive contents. Account shall be taken of their behaviour under irradiation.

  9. All valves through which the radioactive contents could escape shall be protected against unauthorized operation.

  10. The design of the package shall take into account ambient temperatures and pressures that are likely to be encountered in routine conditions of carriage.

  11. A package shall be so designed that it provides sufficient shielding to ensure that, under routine conditions of carriage and with the maximum radioactive contents that the package is designed to contain, the radiation level at any point on the external surface of the package would not exceed, for excepted packages 5 µSv/h, for all other packages 2 mSv/h and 10 mSv/h for exclusive use, as applicable, with account of the values specified in 2.2.7.2.4.1.2, 4.1.9.1.10 and 4.1.9.1.11, as applicable, with account of the limits for containers and vehicles of Part 7.

  12. For radioactive material having other dangerous properties the package design shall take into account those properties.

  13. Manufacturers and subsequent distributors of packagings shall provide information regarding procedures to be followed and a description of the types and dimensions of closures (including required gaskets) and any other components needed to ensure that packages as presented for carriage are capable of passing the applicable performance tests of this Chapter.

Additional requirements for packages transported by air according IMDG Code 6.4.3 und ICAO TI 6;7.2

  1. For packages to be transported by air, the temperature of the accessible surfaces shall not exceed 50 °C at an ambient temperature of 38 °C with no account taken for insolation.

  2. Packages to be transported by air shall be so designed that, if they were exposed to ambient temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +55 °C, the integrity of the containment would not be impaired.

  3. Packages containing radioactive material, to be transported by air, shall be capable of withstanding, without loss or dispersal of radioactive contents from the containment system, an internal pressure that produces a pressure differential of not less than maximum normal operating pressure plus 95 kPa.

Special requirements

Requirements for Type A packages according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7 and ICAO TI 6;7.6; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

Type A packages must be designed to meet the general requirements specified in 6.4.2 (ADR, RID, IMDG Code; ICAO TI 6;7.1) and, in addition, shall meet the requirements of 6.4.3 (IMDG Code; ICAO TI 6;7.2) if carried by air and the following requirements.

  1. The smallest overall external dimension of the package must not be less than 10 cm.

  2. The outside of the package must incorporate a feature such as a seal, which is not readily breakable and which, while intact, will be evidence that it has not been opened.

  3. Any tie-down attachments on the package must be designed so that, under normal and accident conditions of transport, the forces in those attachments must not impair the ability of the package to meet the requirements of ADR, RID, IMDG Code, ICAO TI.

  4. The design of the package must take into account temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C for the components of the packaging. Attention must be given to freezing temperatures for liquids and to the potential degradation of packaging materials within the given temperature range.

  5. The design and manufacturing techniques must be in accordance with national or international standards, or other requirements, acceptable to the competent authority.

  6. The design must include a containment system securely closed by a positive fastening device which cannot be opened unintentionally or by a pressure which may arise within the package.

  7. Special form radioactive material may be considered as a component of the containment system.

  8. If the containment system forms a separate unit of the package, it must be capable of being securely closed by a positive fastening device which is independent of any other part of the packaging.

  9. The design of any component of the containment system must take into account, where applicable, the radiolytic decomposition of liquids and other vulnerable materials and the generation of gas by chemical reaction and radiolysis.

  10. The containment system must retain its radioactive contents under a reduction of ambient pressure to 60 kPa.

  11. All valves, other than pressure relief valves, must be provided with an enclosure to retain any leakage from the valve.

  12. A radiation shield, which encloses a component of the package specified as a part of the containment system, must be designed so as to prevent the unintentional release of that component from the shield. Where the radiation shield and such component within it form a separate unit, the radiation shield must be capable of being securely closed by a positive fastening device, which is independent of any other packaging structure.

  13. A package must be designed so that if it were subjected to the tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of transport, it would prevent:

    1. loss or dispersal of the radioactive contents; and

    2. more than a 20 % increase in the maximum radiation level at any external surface of the package.

  14. The design of a package intended for liquid radioactive material must make provision for ullage to accommodate variations in the temperature of the contents, dynamic effects and filling dynamics.

Type A packages to contain liquids according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7.16 and ICAO TI 6;7.6.16; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A Type A package designed to contain radioactive liquids must, in addition:

  1. be adequate to meet the conditions specified in point 13 a) if the package is subjected to the additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases; and

  2. either

    • be provided with sufficient absorbent material to absorb twice the volume of the liquid contents. Such absorbent material must be suitably positioned so as to contact the liquid in the event of leakage; or

    • be provided with a containment system composed of primary inner and secondary outer containment components, designed to ensure retention of the liquid contents within the secondary outer containment components, even if the primary inner components leak.

Type A packages to contain gas according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7.17 and ICAO TI 6;7.6.17; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A package designed for gases must prevent loss or dispersal of the radioactive contents if the package were subjected to the additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases. A Type A package designed for tritium gas or for noble gases must be excepted from this requirement.

Test requirements

Test procedures and demonstration of compliance according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.12 and ICAO TI 6;7.11; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. Demonstration of compliance with the performance standards must be accomplished by any of the methods listed below or by a combination thereof:

    1. Performance of tests with specimens representing LSA-III material, or special form radioactive material, or low dispersible radioactive material or with prototypes or samples of the packaging, where the contents of the specimen or the packaging for the tests shall simulate as closely as practicable the expected range of radioactive contents and the specimen or packaging to be tested shall be prepared as presented for carriage;

    2. Reference to previous satisfactory demonstrations of a sufficiently similar nature;

    3. Performance of tests with models of appropriate scale incorporating those features which are significant with respect to the item under investigation when engineering experience has shown results of such tests to be suitable for design purposes. When a scale model is used, the need for adjusting certain test parameters, such as penetrator diameter or compressive load, shall be taken into account;

    4. Calculation, or reasoned argument, when the calculation procedures and parameters are generally agreed to be reliable or conservative.

  2. After the specimen, prototype or sample has been subjected to the tests, appropriate methods of assessment shall be used to assure that the requirements for the test procedures have been fulfilled in compliance with the performance and acceptance standards.

  3. All specimens shall be inspected before testing in order to identify and record faults or damage including the following:

    1. Divergence from the design;

    2. Defects in manufacture;

    3. Corrosion or other deterioration; and

    4. Distortion of features.

    The containment system of the package shall be clearly specified. The external features of the specimen shall be clearly identified so that reference may be made simply and clearly to any part of such specimen.

Testing the integrity of the containment system and shielding and evaluating criticality safety according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.13 and ICAO TI 6;7.12; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

After each of the applicable tests specified in 6.4.15 to 6.4.21 (ADR, RID, IMDG Code; 6;7.14 to 6;7.20 ICAO TI):

  1. Faults and damage shall be identified and recorded;

  2. It shall be determined whether the integrity of the containment system and shielding has been retained to the extent for the package under test; and

  3. For packages containing fissile material, it shall be determined whether the assumptions and conditions used in the assessments for one or more packages are valid.

Target for drop tests according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.14 and ICAO TI 6;7.13; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

The target for the drop tests shall be a flat, horizontal surface of such a character that any increase in its resistance to displacement or deformation upon impact by the specimen would not significantly increase the damage to the specimen.

Tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of carriage according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.15 and ICAO TI 6;7.14; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. The tests are: the water spray test, the free drop test, the stacking test and the penetration test. Specimens of the package shall be subjected to the free drop test, the stacking test and the penetration test, preceded in each case by the water spray test. One specimen may be used for all the tests,provided that the requirements of point 2) are fulfilled.

  2. The time interval between the conclusion of the water spray test and the succeeding test shall be such that the water has soaked in to the maximum extent, without appreciable drying of the exterior of the specimen. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, this interval shall be taken to be two hours if the water spray is applied from four directions simultaneously. No time interval shall elapse, however, if the water spray is applied from each of the four directions consecutively.

  3. Water spray test: The specimen shall be subjected to a water spray test that simulates exposure to rainfall of approximately 5 cm per hour for at least one hour.

  4. Free drop test: The specimen shall drop onto the target so as to suffer maximum damage in respect of the safety features to be tested.

    1. The height of drop measured from the lowest point of the specimen to the upper surface of the target shall be not less than the distance specified in the lower Table for the applicable mass. The target shall be as defined in the text above.

    2. For rectangular fibreboard or wood packages not exceeding a mass of 50 kg, a separate specimen shall be subjected to a free drop onto each corner from a height of 0.3 m;

    3. For cylindrical fibreboard packages not exceeding a mass of 100 kg, a separate specimen shall be subjected to a free drop onto each of the quarters of each rim from a height of 0.3 m.

    Free drop distance for testing packages to normal conditions of carriage

    Package mass (kg) Freifallhöhe (m)
    Package mass < 5000 1,2
    5000 ≤ Package mass < 10000 0,9
    10000 ≤ Package mass < 15000 0,6
    15000 ≤ Package mass 0,3
  5. Stacking test: Unless the shape of the packaging effectively prevents stacking, the specimen shall be subjected, for a period of 24 h, to a compressive load equal to the greater of the following:

    1. The equivalent of 5 times the maximum weight of the package; and

    2. The equivalent of 13 kPa multiplied by the vertically projected area of the package.

    The load shall be applied uniformly to two opposite sides of the specimen, one of which shall be the base on which the package would typically rest

  6. Penetration test: The specimen shall be placed on a rigid, flat, horizontal surface which will not move significantly while the test is being carried out.

    1. A bar of 3.2 cm in diameter with a hemispherical end and a mass of 6 kg shall be dropped and directed to fall, with its longitudinal axis vertical, onto the centre of the weakest part of the specimen, so that, if it penetrates sufficiently far, it will hit the containment system. The bar shall not be significantly deformed by the test performance;

    2. The height of drop of the bar measured from its lower end to the intended point of impact on the upper surface of the specimen shall be 1 m.

Additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.16 and ICAO TI 6;7.15; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A specimen or separate specimens shall be subjected to each of the following tests unless it can be demonstrated that one test is more severe for the specimen in question than the other, in which case one specimen shall be subjected to the more severe test.

  1. Free drop test: The specimen shall drop onto the target so as to suffer the maximum damage in respect of containment. The height of the drop measured from the lowest part of the specimen to the upper surface of the target shall be 9 m. The target shall be as defined in Target for drop tests in the text above;

  2. Penetration test: The specimen shall be subjected to the test specified in point 6) except that the height of drop shall be increased to 1.7 m from the 1 m.



Packages, non-exclusive use:
PackageType A
Max. radiation level2 mSv/h
General requirements

General requirements for packages with radioactive material according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.2 and ICAO TI 6;7.1; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. The package shall be so designed in relation to its mass, volume and shape that it can be easily and safely carried. In addition, the package shall be so designed that it can be properly secured in or on the vehicle during carriage.

  2. The design shall be such that any lifting attachments on the package will not fail when used in the intended manner and that, if failure of the attachments should occur, the ability of the package to meet other requirements of this Annex would not be impaired. The design shall take account of appropriate safety factors to cover snatch lifting.

  3. Attachments and any other features on the outer surface of the package which could be used to lift it shall be designed either to support its mass in accordance with the requirements of point 2 or shall be removable or otherwise rendered incapable of being used during carriage.

  4. As far as practicable, the packaging shall be so designed and finished that the external surfaces are free from protruding features and can be easily decontaminated.

  5. As far as practicable, the outer layer of the package shall be so designed as to prevent the collection and the retention of water.

  6. Any features added to the package at the time of carriage which are not part of the package shall not reduce its safety.

  7. The package shall be capable of withstanding the effects of any acceleration, vibration or vibration resonance which may arise under routine conditions of carriage without any deterioration in the effectiveness of the closing devices on the various receptacles or in the integrity of the package as a whole. In particular, nuts, bolts and other securing devices shall be so designed as to prevent them from becoming loose or being released unintentionally, even after repeated use.

  8. The materials of the packaging and any components or structures shall be physically and chemically compatible with each other and with the radioactive contents. Account shall be taken of their behaviour under irradiation.

  9. All valves through which the radioactive contents could escape shall be protected against unauthorized operation.

  10. The design of the package shall take into account ambient temperatures and pressures that are likely to be encountered in routine conditions of carriage.

  11. A package shall be so designed that it provides sufficient shielding to ensure that, under routine conditions of carriage and with the maximum radioactive contents that the package is designed to contain, the radiation level at any point on the external surface of the package would not exceed, for excepted packages 5 µSv/h, for all other packages 2 mSv/h and 10 mSv/h for exclusive use, as applicable, with account of the values specified in 2.2.7.2.4.1.2, 4.1.9.1.10 and 4.1.9.1.11, as applicable, with account of the limits for containers and vehicles of Part 7.

  12. For radioactive material having other dangerous properties the package design shall take into account those properties.

  13. Manufacturers and subsequent distributors of packagings shall provide information regarding procedures to be followed and a description of the types and dimensions of closures (including required gaskets) and any other components needed to ensure that packages as presented for carriage are capable of passing the applicable performance tests of this Chapter.

Additional requirements for packages transported by air according IMDG Code 6.4.3 und ICAO TI 6;7.2

  1. For packages to be transported by air, the temperature of the accessible surfaces shall not exceed 50 °C at an ambient temperature of 38 °C with no account taken for insolation.

  2. Packages to be transported by air shall be so designed that, if they were exposed to ambient temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +55 °C, the integrity of the containment would not be impaired.

  3. Packages containing radioactive material, to be transported by air, shall be capable of withstanding, without loss or dispersal of radioactive contents from the containment system, an internal pressure that produces a pressure differential of not less than maximum normal operating pressure plus 95 kPa.

Special requirements

Requirements for Type A packages according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7 and ICAO TI 6;7.6; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

Type A packages must be designed to meet the general requirements specified in 6.4.2 (ADR, RID, IMDG Code; ICAO TI 6;7.1) and, in addition, shall meet the requirements of 6.4.3 (IMDG Code; ICAO TI 6;7.2) if carried by air and the following requirements.

  1. The smallest overall external dimension of the package must not be less than 10 cm.

  2. The outside of the package must incorporate a feature such as a seal, which is not readily breakable and which, while intact, will be evidence that it has not been opened.

  3. Any tie-down attachments on the package must be designed so that, under normal and accident conditions of transport, the forces in those attachments must not impair the ability of the package to meet the requirements of ADR, RID, IMDG Code, ICAO TI.

  4. The design of the package must take into account temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C for the components of the packaging. Attention must be given to freezing temperatures for liquids and to the potential degradation of packaging materials within the given temperature range.

  5. The design and manufacturing techniques must be in accordance with national or international standards, or other requirements, acceptable to the competent authority.

  6. The design must include a containment system securely closed by a positive fastening device which cannot be opened unintentionally or by a pressure which may arise within the package.

  7. Special form radioactive material may be considered as a component of the containment system.

  8. If the containment system forms a separate unit of the package, it must be capable of being securely closed by a positive fastening device which is independent of any other part of the packaging.

  9. The design of any component of the containment system must take into account, where applicable, the radiolytic decomposition of liquids and other vulnerable materials and the generation of gas by chemical reaction and radiolysis.

  10. The containment system must retain its radioactive contents under a reduction of ambient pressure to 60 kPa.

  11. All valves, other than pressure relief valves, must be provided with an enclosure to retain any leakage from the valve.

  12. A radiation shield, which encloses a component of the package specified as a part of the containment system, must be designed so as to prevent the unintentional release of that component from the shield. Where the radiation shield and such component within it form a separate unit, the radiation shield must be capable of being securely closed by a positive fastening device, which is independent of any other packaging structure.

  13. A package must be designed so that if it were subjected to the tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of transport, it would prevent:

    1. loss or dispersal of the radioactive contents; and

    2. more than a 20 % increase in the maximum radiation level at any external surface of the package.

  14. The design of a package intended for liquid radioactive material must make provision for ullage to accommodate variations in the temperature of the contents, dynamic effects and filling dynamics.

Type A packages to contain liquids according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7.16 and ICAO TI 6;7.6.16; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A Type A package designed to contain radioactive liquids must, in addition:

  1. be adequate to meet the conditions specified in point 13 a) if the package is subjected to the additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases; and

  2. either

    • be provided with sufficient absorbent material to absorb twice the volume of the liquid contents. Such absorbent material must be suitably positioned so as to contact the liquid in the event of leakage; or

    • be provided with a containment system composed of primary inner and secondary outer containment components, designed to ensure retention of the liquid contents within the secondary outer containment components, even if the primary inner components leak.

Type A packages to contain gas according to ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.7.17 and ICAO TI 6;7.6.17; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A package designed for gases must prevent loss or dispersal of the radioactive contents if the package were subjected to the additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases. A Type A package designed for tritium gas or for noble gases must be excepted from this requirement.

Test requirements

Test procedures and demonstration of compliance according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.12 and ICAO TI 6;7.11; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. Demonstration of compliance with the performance standards must be accomplished by any of the methods listed below or by a combination thereof:

    1. Performance of tests with specimens representing LSA-III material, or special form radioactive material, or low dispersible radioactive material or with prototypes or samples of the packaging, where the contents of the specimen or the packaging for the tests shall simulate as closely as practicable the expected range of radioactive contents and the specimen or packaging to be tested shall be prepared as presented for carriage;

    2. Reference to previous satisfactory demonstrations of a sufficiently similar nature;

    3. Performance of tests with models of appropriate scale incorporating those features which are significant with respect to the item under investigation when engineering experience has shown results of such tests to be suitable for design purposes. When a scale model is used, the need for adjusting certain test parameters, such as penetrator diameter or compressive load, shall be taken into account;

    4. Calculation, or reasoned argument, when the calculation procedures and parameters are generally agreed to be reliable or conservative.

  2. After the specimen, prototype or sample has been subjected to the tests, appropriate methods of assessment shall be used to assure that the requirements for the test procedures have been fulfilled in compliance with the performance and acceptance standards.

  3. All specimens shall be inspected before testing in order to identify and record faults or damage including the following:

    1. Divergence from the design;

    2. Defects in manufacture;

    3. Corrosion or other deterioration; and

    4. Distortion of features.

    The containment system of the package shall be clearly specified. The external features of the specimen shall be clearly identified so that reference may be made simply and clearly to any part of such specimen.

Testing the integrity of the containment system and shielding and evaluating criticality safety according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.13 and ICAO TI 6;7.12; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

After each of the applicable tests specified in 6.4.15 to 6.4.21 (ADR, RID, IMDG Code; 6;7.14 to 6;7.20 ICAO TI):

  1. Faults and damage shall be identified and recorded;

  2. It shall be determined whether the integrity of the containment system and shielding has been retained to the extent for the package under test; and

  3. For packages containing fissile material, it shall be determined whether the assumptions and conditions used in the assessments for one or more packages are valid.

Target for drop tests according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.14 and ICAO TI 6;7.13; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

The target for the drop tests shall be a flat, horizontal surface of such a character that any increase in its resistance to displacement or deformation upon impact by the specimen would not significantly increase the damage to the specimen.

Tests for demonstrating ability to withstand normal conditions of carriage according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.15 and ICAO TI 6;7.14; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

  1. The tests are: the water spray test, the free drop test, the stacking test and the penetration test. Specimens of the package shall be subjected to the free drop test, the stacking test and the penetration test, preceded in each case by the water spray test. One specimen may be used for all the tests,provided that the requirements of point 2) are fulfilled.

  2. The time interval between the conclusion of the water spray test and the succeeding test shall be such that the water has soaked in to the maximum extent, without appreciable drying of the exterior of the specimen. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, this interval shall be taken to be two hours if the water spray is applied from four directions simultaneously. No time interval shall elapse, however, if the water spray is applied from each of the four directions consecutively.

  3. Water spray test: The specimen shall be subjected to a water spray test that simulates exposure to rainfall of approximately 5 cm per hour for at least one hour.

  4. Free drop test: The specimen shall drop onto the target so as to suffer maximum damage in respect of the safety features to be tested.

    1. The height of drop measured from the lowest point of the specimen to the upper surface of the target shall be not less than the distance specified in the lower Table for the applicable mass. The target shall be as defined in the text above.

    2. For rectangular fibreboard or wood packages not exceeding a mass of 50 kg, a separate specimen shall be subjected to a free drop onto each corner from a height of 0.3 m;

    3. For cylindrical fibreboard packages not exceeding a mass of 100 kg, a separate specimen shall be subjected to a free drop onto each of the quarters of each rim from a height of 0.3 m.

    Free drop distance for testing packages to normal conditions of carriage

    Package mass (kg) Freifallhöhe (m)
    Package mass < 5000 1,2
    5000 ≤ Package mass < 10000 0,9
    10000 ≤ Package mass < 15000 0,6
    15000 ≤ Package mass 0,3
  5. Stacking test: Unless the shape of the packaging effectively prevents stacking, the specimen shall be subjected, for a period of 24 h, to a compressive load equal to the greater of the following:

    1. The equivalent of 5 times the maximum weight of the package; and

    2. The equivalent of 13 kPa multiplied by the vertically projected area of the package.

    The load shall be applied uniformly to two opposite sides of the specimen, one of which shall be the base on which the package would typically rest

  6. Penetration test: The specimen shall be placed on a rigid, flat, horizontal surface which will not move significantly while the test is being carried out.

    1. A bar of 3.2 cm in diameter with a hemispherical end and a mass of 6 kg shall be dropped and directed to fall, with its longitudinal axis vertical, onto the centre of the weakest part of the specimen, so that, if it penetrates sufficiently far, it will hit the containment system. The bar shall not be significantly deformed by the test performance;

    2. The height of drop of the bar measured from its lower end to the intended point of impact on the upper surface of the specimen shall be 1 m.

Additional tests for Type A packages designed for liquids and gases according ADR, RID, IMDG Code 6.4.16 and ICAO TI 6;7.15; ADN according Part 6 of ADR

A specimen or separate specimens shall be subjected to each of the following tests unless it can be demonstrated that one test is more severe for the specimen in question than the other, in which case one specimen shall be subjected to the more severe test.

  1. Free drop test: The specimen shall drop onto the target so as to suffer the maximum damage in respect of containment. The height of the drop measured from the lowest part of the specimen to the upper surface of the target shall be 9 m. The target shall be as defined in Target for drop tests in the text above;

  2. Penetration test: The specimen shall be subjected to the test specified in point 6) except that the height of drop shall be increased to 1.7 m from the 1 m.



Mixed packing

A package shall not contain any items other than those that are necessary for the use of the radioactive material. The interaction between these items and the package under the conditions of carriage applicable to the design, shall not reduce the safety of the package.

Mixed Loading, Stowage, Segregation

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Transport Documents

ADR 2019

Extracts from chapter 5.4 Documentation

5.4.0 General

  1. Unless otherwise specified, any carriage of goods governed by ADR shall be accompanied by the documentation prescribed in this Chapter, as appropriate.

    NOTE: For the list of documentation to be carried on board transport units, see 8.1.2.

  2. The use of electronic data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques as an aid to or instead of paper documentation is permitted, provided that the procedures used for the capture, storage and processing of electronics data meet the legal requirements as regards the evidential value and availability of data during transport in a manner at least equivalent to that of paper documentation.

  3. When the dangerous goods transport information is given to the carrier by EDP or EDI techniques, the consignor shall be able to give the information to the carrier as a paper document, with the information in the sequence required by this Chapter.

5.4.1 Dangerous goods transport document and related information

5.4.1.1 General information required in the transport document

  1. The transport document(s) shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance, material or article offered for carriage:

    1. the UN number preceded by the letters "UN";

    2. the proper shipping name supplemented, when applicable (see 3.1.2.8.1) with the technical name in brackets (see 3.1.2.8.1.1), as determined in accordance with 3.1.2;

    3. for radioactive material of Class 7: the Class number: "7";

      NOTE: For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see also special provision 172 in Chapter 3.3.

  2. The information required on a transport document shall be legible.

    Although upper case is used in Chapter 3.1 and in Table A in Chapter 3.2 to indicate the elements which shall be part of the proper shipping name, and although upper and lower case are used in this Chapter to indicate the information required in the transport document, except for the provisions in 5.4.1.1.1 (k), the use of upper or of lower case for entering the information in the transport document is left optional.

5.4.1.2.5 Additional provisions for Class 7

  1. The following information shall be inserted in the transport document for each consignment of Class 7 material, as applicable, in the order given and immediately after the information required under 5.4.1.1.1 (a) to (c) and (k):

    1. The name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

    2. A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical description is acceptable for chemical form. For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see sub-paragraph (c) of special provision 172 of Chapter 3.3;

    3. The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 1.2.2.1). For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in grams (g), or appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;

    4. The category of the package, i.e. I-WHITE, II-YELLOW, III-YELLOW;

    5. The transport index (categories II-YELLOW and III-YELLOW only);

    6. For fissile material:

      1. Shipped under one exception of 2.2.7.2.3.5 (a) to (f), reference to that paragraph;

      2. Shipped under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (c) to (e), the total mass of fissile nuclides;

      3. Contained in a package for which one of 6.4.11.2 (a) to (c) or 6.4.11.3 is applied, reference to that paragraph;

      4. The criticality safety index, where applicable;

    7. The identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (f), special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the consignment;

    8. For consignments of more than one package, the information required in 5.4.1.1.1 and in (a) to (g) above shall be given for each package. For packages in an overpack, container, or vehicle, a detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, container, or vehicle and, where appropriate, of each overpack, container, or vehicle shall be included. If packages are to be removed from the overpack, container, or vehicle at a point of intermediate unloading, appropriate transport documents shall be made available;

    9. Where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement "EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT"; and

    10. For LSA-II and LSA-III substances, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of A2 shall be zero.

  2. The consignor shall provide in the transport documents a statement regarding actions, if any, that are required to be taken by the carrier. The statement shall be in the languages deemed necessary by the carrier or the authorities concerned, and shall include at least the following information:

    1. Supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, carriage, handling and unloading of the package, overpack or container including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat (see special provision CW33 (3.2) of 7.5.11), or a statement that no such requirements are necessary;

    2. Restrictions on the mode of carriage or vehicle and any necessary routeing instructions;

    3. Emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

  3. In all cases of international carriage of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in 5.4.1.1.1 shall be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of design.

  4. The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The consignor shall make them available to the carrier(s) before loading and unloading.

RID 2019

Extracts from chapter 5.4 Documentation

5.4.0 General

  1. Unless otherwise specified, any carriage of goods governed by RID shall be accompanied by the documentation prescribed in this Chapter, as appropriate.

  2. The use of electronic data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques as an aid to or instead of paper documentation is permitted, provided that the procedures used for the capture, storage and processing of electronics data meet the legal requirements as regards the evidential value and availability of data during transport in a manner at least equivalent to that of paper documentation.

  3. When the dangerous goods transport information is given to the carrier by EDP or EDI techniques, the consignor shall be able to give the information to the carrier as a paper document, with the information in the sequence required by this Chapter.

5.4.1 Dangerous goods transport document and related information

5.4.1.1 General information required in the transport document

  1. The transport document(s) shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance, material or article offered for carriage:

    1. the UN number preceded by the letters "UN";

    2. the proper shipping name supplemented, when applicable (see 3.1.2.8.1) with the technical name in brackets (see 3.1.2.8.1.1), as determined in accordance with 3.1.2;

    3. for radioactive material of Class 7: the Class number: "7";

      NOTE: For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see also special provision 172 in Chapter 3.3.

  2. The information required on a transport document shall be legible.

    Although upper case is used in Chapter 3.1 and in Table A in Chapter 3.2 to indicate the elements which shall be part of the proper shipping name, and although upper and lower case are used in this Chapter to indicate the information required in the transport document, the use of upper or of lower case for entering the information in the transport document is left optional.

5.4.1.2.5 Additional provisions for Class 7

  1. The following information shall be inserted in the transport document for each consignment of Class 7 material, as applicable, in the order given and immediately after the information required under 5.4.1.1.1 (a) to (c):

    1. The name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

    2. A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical description is acceptable for chemical form. For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see sub-paragraph (c) of special provision 172 of Chapter 3.3;

    3. The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 1.2.2.1). For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in grams (g), or appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;

    4. The category of the package, i.e. I-WHITE, II-YELLOW, III-YELLOW;

    5. The transport index (categories II-YELLOW and III-YELLOW only);

    6. For fissile material:

      1. Shipped under one exception of 2.2.7.2.3.5 (a) to (f), reference to that paragraph;

      2. Shipped under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (c) to (e), the total mass of fissile nuclides;

      3. Contained in a package for which one of 6.4.11.2 (a) to (c) or 6.4.11.3 is applied, reference to that paragraph;

      4. The criticality safety index, where applicable;

    7. The identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (f), special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the consignment;

    8. For consignments of more than one package, the information required in 5.4.1.1.1 and in (a) to (g) above shall be given for each package. For packages in an overpack, container, or vehicle, a detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, container, or vehicle and, where appropriate, of each overpack, container, or vehicle shall be included. If packages are to be removed from the overpack, container, or vehicle at a point of intermediate unloading, appropriate transport documents shall be made available;

    9. Where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement "EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT"; and

    10. For LSA-II and LSA-III substances, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of A2 shall be zero.

  2. The consignor shall provide in the transport documents a statement regarding actions, if any, that are required to be taken by the carrier. The statement shall be in the languages deemed necessary by the carrier or the authorities concerned, and shall include at least the following information:

    1. Supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, carriage, handling and unloading of the package, overpack or container including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat (see special provision CV33 (3.2) of 7.5.11), or a statement that no such requirements are necessary;

    2. Restrictions on the mode of carriage or wagon and any necessary routeing instructions;

    3. Emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

  3. In all cases of international carriage of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in 5.4.1.1.1 shall be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of design.

  4. The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The consignor shall make them available to the carrier(s) before loading and unloading.

ADN 2019

Extracts from chapter 5.4 Documentation

5.4.0 General

  1. Unless otherwise specified, any carriage of goods governed by ADN shall be accompanied by the documentation prescribed in this Chapter, as appropriate.

    NOTE: For the list of documentation to be carried on board vessels, see 8.1.2.

  2. The use of electronic data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques as an aid to or instead of paper documentation is permitted, provided that the procedures used for the capture, storage and processing of electronics data meet the legal requirements as regards the evidential value and availability of data during carriage in a manner at least equivalent to that of paper documentation.

  3. When the dangerous goods transport information is given to the carrier by EDP or EDI techniques, the consignor shall be able to give the information to the carrier as a paper document, with the information in the sequence required by this Chapter.

5.4.1 Dangerous goods transport document and related information

5.4.1.1 General information required in the transport document

5.4.1.1.1 General information required in the transport document for carriage in bulk or in packages

The transport document(s) shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance, material or article offered for carriage:

  1. the UN number, preceded by the letters "UN" or substance identification number;

  2. the proper shipping name supplemented, when applicable (see 3.1.2.8.1) with the technical name in brackets (see 3.1.2.8.1.1), as determined in accordance with 3.1.2.

  3. For radioactive material of Class 7: the Class number: "7";

    NOTE:: For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see also special provision 172 in Chapter 3.3.

The information required on a transport document shall be legible.

Although upper case is used in Chapter 3.1 and in Table A of Chapter 3.2 to indicate the elements which shall be part of the proper shipping name, and although upper and lower case are used in this Chapter to indicate the information required in the transport document, the use of upper or of lower case for entering the information in the transport document is left optional.

5.4.1.2.5 Additional provisions for Class 7

  1. The following information shall be inserted in the transport document for each consignment of Class 7 material, as applicable, in the order given and immediately after the information required under 5.4.1.1.1 (a) to (c):

    1. The name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

    2. A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical description is acceptable for chemical form. For radioactive material with a subsidiary risk, see sub-paragraph (c) of special provision 172 of Chapter 3.3;

    3. The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 1.2.2.1). For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in grams (g), or appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;

    4. The category of the package, i.e. I-WHITE, II-YELLOW, III-YELLOW;

    5. The transport index (categories II-YELLOW and III-YELLOW only);

    6. For fissile material:

      1. dShipped under one exception of 2.2.7.2.3.5 (a) to (f), reference to that paragraph;

      2. Shipped under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (c) to (e), the total mass of fissile nuclides;

      3. Contained in a package for which one of 6.4.11.2 (a) to (c) or 6.4.11.3 of ADR is applied, reference to that paragraph;

      4. The criticality safety index, where applicable;

    7. The identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under 2.2.7.2.3.5 (f), special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the consignment;

    8. For consignments of more than one package, the information required in 5.4.1.1.1 and in (a) to (g) above shall be given for each package. For packages in an overpack, container, or conveyance, a detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, container, or conveyance and, where appropriate, of each overpack, container, or conveyance shall be included. If packages are to be removed from the overpack, container, or conveyance at a point of intermediate unloading, appropriate transport documents shall be made available;

    9. Where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement "EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT"; and

    10. For LSA-II and LSA-III substances, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of A2 shall be zero.

  2. The consignor shall provide in the transport documents a statement regarding actions, if any, that are required to be taken by the carrier. The statement shall be in the languages deemed necessary by the carrier or the authorities concerned, and shall include at least the following information:

    1. Supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, carriage, handling and unloading of the package, overpack or container including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat (see 7.1.4.14.7.3.2), or a statement that no such requirements are necessary;

    2. Restrictions on the mode of carriage or vehicle or wagon and any necessary routeing instructions;

    3. Emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

  3. In all cases of international carriage of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in 5.4.1.1.1 shall be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of design.

  4. The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The consignor shall make them available to the carrier(s) before loading and unloading.

IMDG-Code, Amdt. 39-18

Extracts from chapter 5.4 Documentation

Note 1: The provisions of this Code do not preclude the use of electronic data processing (EDP) and electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission techniques as an alternative to paper documentation. All references to "dangerous goods transport document" in this chapter also include provision of the required information by use of EDP and EDI transmission techniques.
Note 2: When dangerous goods are offered for transport, similar documents to those required for other categories of goods have to be prepared. The form of these documents, the particulars to be entered on them and the obligations they entail may be fixed by international conventions applying to certain modes of transport and by national legislation.
Note 3: One of the primary requirements of a transport document for dangerous goods is to convey the fundamental information relative to the hazards of the goods. It is, therefore, necessary to include certain basic information on the document for a consignment of dangerous goods unless otherwise exempted or required in this Code.
Note 4: In addition to the provisions of this chapter, other elements of information may be required by the competent authority.
Note 5: In addition to the provisions of this chapter other additional information may be included. However, this information shall not:
  1. divert attention from the safety information required by this chapter or by the competent authority;
  2. contradict the safety information required by this chapter or by the competent authority; or
  3. duplicate information already provided.

5.4.1 Dangerous goods transport information

5.4.1.1 General

  1. Except as otherwise provided, the consignor who offers dangerous goods for transport shall give to the carrier the information applicable to those dangerous goods, including any additional information and documentation as specified in this Code. This information may be provided on a dangerous goods transport document or, with the agreement of the carrier, by EDP or EDI techniques.

  2. When the dangerous goods transport information is given to the carrier by EDP or EDI techniques, the consignor shall be able to produce the information without delay as a paper document, with the information in the sequence required by this chapter.

5.4.1.2 Form of the transport document

  1. A dangerous goods transport document may be in any form, provided it contains all of the information required by the provisions of this Code.

  2. If both dangerous and non-dangerous goods are listed in one document, the dangerous goods shall be listed first, or otherwise be emphasized.

  3. Continuation page

    A dangerous goods transport document may consist of more than one page, provided pages are consecutively numbered.

  4. The information on a dangerous goods transport document shall be easy to identify, legible and durable.

  5. Example of a dangerous goods transport document

    The form shown in figure 5.4.5 is an example of a dangerous goods transport document. 1)

5.4.1.3 Consignor, consignee and date

The name and address of the consignor and the consignee of the dangerous goods shall be included on the dangerous goods transport document. The date the dangerous goods transport document or an electronic copy of it was prepared or given to the initial carrier shall be included.

5.4.1.4 Information required on the dangerous goods transport document

  1. Dangerous goods description

    The dangerous goods transport document shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance, material or article offered for transport:

    1. the UN number preceded by the letters "UN";

    2. the proper shipping name, as determined according to 3.1.2, including the technical name enclosed in parenthesis, as applicable (see 3.1.2.8);

    3. the primary hazard class or, when assigned, the division of the goods, including, for class 1, the compatibility group letter. The words "Class" or "Division" may be included preceding the primary hazard class or division numbers;

    4. subsidiary hazard class or division number(s) corresponding to the subsidiary risk label(s) required to be applied, when assigned, shall be entered following the primary hazard class or division and shall be enclosed in parenthesis. The words "Class" or "Division" may be included preceding the subsidiary hazard class or division numbers;

    5. where assigned, the packing group for the substance or article, which may be preceded by "PG" (e.g."PG II").

  2. Sequence of the dangerous goods description

    The five elements of the dangerous goods description specified in 5.4.1.4.1 shall be shown in the order listed above (i.e. 1., 2., 3., 4., and 5.) with no information interspersed, except as provided in this Code. Unless permitted or required by this Code, additional information shall be placed after the dangerous goods description.

5.4.1.5.7 Radioactive material

  1. The following information shall be included for each consignment of class 7 material, as applicable, in the order given:

    1. the name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

    2. a description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical description is acceptable for chemical form;

    3. the maximum activity of the radioactive contents during transport expressed in units of becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 1.2.2.1). For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in units of grams (g), or appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;

    4. the category of the package, i.e. I - WHITE, II - YELLOW, III - YELLOW;

    5. the transport index (categories II - YELLOW and III - YELLOW only);

    6. for fissile material:

      1. shipped under one exception of 2.7.2.3.5.1 to 2.7.2.3.5.6, reference to that paragraph;

      2. shipped under 2.7.2.3.5.1 to 2.7.2.3.5.5, the total mass of fissile nuclides;

      3. contained in a package for which one of 6.4.11.2 (a) to (c) or 6.4.11.3 is applied, reference to that paragraph;

      4. the criticality safety index, where applicable.

    7. the identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under 2.7.2.3.5.6, special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the consignment;

    8. for consignments of more than one package, the information contained in 5.4.1.4.1.1 to .3 and 5.4.1.5.7.1.1 to .7 shall be given for each package. For packages in an overpack, freight container, or conveyance, a detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, freight container, or conveyance and, where appropriate, of each overpack, freight container, or conveyance shall be included. If packages are to be removed from the overpack, freight container, or conveyance at a point of intermediate unloading, appropriate transport documents shall be made available;

    9. where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement "EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT"; and

    10. for LSA-II, LSA-III, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of A2 shall be zero.

  2. The transport document shall include a statement regarding actions, if any, that are required to be taken by the carrier. The statement shall be in the languages deemed necessary by the carrier or the authorities concerned, and shall include at least the following points:

    1. supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, transport, handling and unloading of the package, overpack or freight container, including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat (see 7.1.4.5.2), or a statement that no such requirements are necessary;

    2. restrictions on the mode of transport or conveyance and any necessary routeing instructions;

    3. emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

  3. In all cases of international transport of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in 5.4.1.4.1 shall be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of design.

  4. The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The consignor shall make them available to the carrier(s) before loading and unloading.


Fußnote

  1. For standardized formats, see also the relevant recommendations of the UNECE United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), in particular Recommendation No. 1 (United Nations Layout Key for Trade Documents) (ECE/TRADE/137, edition 81.3), UN Layout Key for Trade Documents - Guidelines for Applications (ECE/TRADE/270, edition 2002), Revised Recommendation No. 11 (Documentary Aspects of the International Transport of Dangerous Goods) (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2008/8) and Recommendation No. 22 (Layout Key for Standard Consignment Instructions) (ECE/TRADE/168, edition 1989). Refer also to the UN/CEFACT Summary of Trade Facilitation Recommendations (ECE/TRADE/346, edition 2006) and the United Nations Trade Data Elements Directory (UNTDED) (ECE/TRADE/362, edition 2005).

ICAO TI 2019 - 2020

Extracts from Part 5 Chapter 4 Documentation

5;4 DOCUMENTATION

Note.- These Instructions do not preclude the use of electronic data processing (EDP) and electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission techniques as an alternative to paper documentation. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to "dangerous goods transport document" in this chapter also include provision of the required information by use of EDP and EDI transmission techniques.

5;4.1 DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORT INFORMATION

5;4.1.1 General

  1. The person who offers dangerous goods for transport by air must provide to the operator the information applicable to the consignment as set out in this paragraph. The information may be provided on a paper document or, where an agreement exists with the operator, by EDP or EDI techniques.

  2. Where a paper document is used, the person who offers dangerous goods for transport by air must provide to the operator two copies of the dangerous goods transport document, completed and signed as provided for in this paragraph.

  3. Where the dangerous goods transport information is provided by EDP or EDI techniques the data must be able to be produced as a paper document without delay, with the data in the sequence required by this chapter.

Note.- All references to ¿dangerous goods transport document¿ in this chapter also include provision of the required information by use of EDP and EDI transmission techniques.

5;4.1.2 Form of the transport document

  1. A dangerous goods transport document may be in any form, provided it contains all of the information required by these Instructions.

  2. If both dangerous and non-dangerous goods are listed in one document, the dangerous goods must be listed first, or otherwise be emphasized.

  3. Continuation page

    A dangerous goods transport document may consist of more than one page, provided pages are consecutively numbered.

  4. The information on a dangerous goods transport document shall be easy to identify, legible and durable.

5;4.1.3 Shipper and consignee

The name and address of the shipper and the consignee of the dangerous goods must be included on the dangerous goods transport document. For the transport of radioactive material, it is recommended that the telephone number of the consignee is included to facilitate a prompt release at the airport of destination.

5;4.1.4 Information required on the dangerous goods transport document

  1. Dangerous goods description

    The dangerous goods transport document shall contain the following information for each dangerous substance, material or article offered for transport:

    1. the UN number preceded by the letters "UN";

    2. the proper shipping name, as determined according to 3;1.2, including the technical name enclosed in parenthesis, as applicable (see 3;1.2.7);

    3. the primary hazard class or, when assigned, the division of the goods, including, for class 1, the compatibility group letter. The words "Class" or "Division" may be included preceding the primary hazard class or division numbers;

    4. subsidiary hazard class or division number(s) corresponding to the subsidiary risk label(s) required to be applied, when assigned, shall be entered following the primary hazard class or division and shall be enclosed in parenthesis. The words "Class" or "Division" may be included preceding the subsidiary hazard class or division numbers;

    5. where assigned, the packing group for the substance or article, which may be preceded by "PG" (e.g."PG II").

  2. Sequence of the dangerous goods description

    The five elements of dangerous goods description specified in 4.1.4.1 must be shown in the order listed above (i.e. a), b), c), d), e)), with no information interspersed, except as provided in these Instructions.

5;4.1.5.7 Radioactive material

  1. The following information shall be included for each consignment of class 7 material, as applicable, in the order given:

    1. The name or symbol of each radionuclide or, for mixtures of radionuclides, an appropriate general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

    2. A description of the physical and chemical form of the material, or a notation that the material is special form radioactive material or low dispersible radioactive material. A generic chemical description is acceptable for chemical form;

      Note.- For empty Type B(U) or Type B(M) packages as specified in the Note to 2;7.2.4.1.1.7, the name or symbol of the radionuclide of the shielding material followed by the physical and chemical form must be included (e.g. U-dep., solid, metal oxide) in which case the indicated radionuclide may differ from the radionuclide(s) authorized in the package design certificate.

    3. The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during transport expressed in units of becquerels (Bq) with an appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 1;3.2). For fissile material, the mass of fissile material (or mass of each fissile nuclide for mixtures when appropriate) in units of grams (g), or appropriate multiples thereof, may be used in place of activity;

    4. The category of the package, i.e. I-WHITE, II-YELLOW, III-YELLOW;

    5. The transport index (categories II-YELLOW and III-YELLOW only);

    6. For fissile material:

      1. shipped under one exception of 2;7.2.3.5.1 a) to f), reference to that paragraph;

      2. shipped under 2;7.2.3.5.1 c) to e), the total mass of fissile nuclides;

      3. contained in a package for which one of 6;7.10.2 a) to c) or 6;7.10.3 is applied, reference to that paragraph; and

      4. the criticality safety index, where applicable.

    7. The identification mark for each competent authority certificate of approval (special form radioactive material, low dispersible radioactive material, fissile material excepted under 2;7.2.3.5.1 f), special arrangement, package design, or shipment) applicable to the consignment;

    8. For consignments of more than one package, the information contained in 4.1.4.1 a) to c) and 4.1.5.7.1 a) to g) must be given for each package. For packages in an overpack or freight container, a detailed statement of the contents of each package within the overpack or freight container and, where appropriate, of each overpack or freight container must be included. If packages are to be removed from the overpack or freight container at a point of intermediate unloading, appropriate transport documents must be made available;

    9. Where a consignment is required to be shipped under exclusive use, the statement "EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT"; and

    10. for LSA-II, LSA-III, SCO-I and SCO-II, the total activity of the consignment as a multiple of A2. For radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited, the multiple of A2 shall be zero.

  2. The shipper must provide a statement regarding actions, if any, that are required to be taken by the carrier. The statement must be in the languages deemed necessary by the carrier or the authorities concerned, and must include at least the following points:

    1. Supplementary requirements for loading, stowage, carriage, handling and unloading of the package, overpack or freight container including any special stowage provisions for the safe dissipation of heat (see 7;2.9.3.2), or a statement that no such requirements are necessary;

    2. Restrictions on the type of aircraft and any necessary routeing instructions;

    3. Emergency arrangements appropriate to the consignment.

  3. In all cases of international transport of packages requiring competent authority approval of design or shipment, for which different approval types apply in the different countries concerned by the shipment, the UN number and proper shipping name required in 4.1.4.1 must be in accordance with the certificate of the country of origin of design.

  4. The applicable competent authority certificates need not necessarily accompany the consignment. The shipper must make them available.

5;4.1.6 Certification

  1. The dangerous goods transport document must include a certification or declaration that the consignment is acceptable for transport and that the goods are properly packaged, marked and labelled, and in proper condition for transport in accordance with the applicable regulations and including additional air transport requirements of these Instructions (examples of additional air transport requirements are indicated in 5;1.1).

    The text for this certification is:

    "I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, and are classified, packaged, marked and labelled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and national governmental regulations."

    For air transport the following additional statement is required:

    "I declare that all of the applicable air transport requirements have been met."

    The certification must be signed and dated by the shipper. Facsimile signatures are acceptable where applicable laws and regulations recognize the legal validity of facsimile signatures.

    Note.- The word "placarded" is not essential for shipments by air.

  2. If the dangerous goods documentation is presented to the operator by means of EDP or EDI transmission techniques, the signature(s) may be electronic signature(s) or may be replaced by the name(s) (in capitals) of the person authorized to sign. Where the original consignment details are provided to an operator, by EDP or EDI techniques, and subsequently the consignment is transhipped to an operator that requires a paper dangerous goods transport document, the operator must ensure the paper document indicates "Original Received Electronically" and the name of the signatory must be shown in capital letters.

  3. In addition to the languages which may be required by the State of Origin, English should be used for the dangerous goods transport document.

5;4.2 AIR WAYBILL

When an air waybill is issued for a consignment for which a dangerous goods transport document is required, the air waybill must contain a statement to indicate that the dangerous goods are described on an accompanying dangerous goods transport document. An air waybill issued for a consignment must, when applicable, indicate that the consignment must be loaded on cargo aircraft only.



Exceptions and Agreements

Exceptions:
ExceptionTitleTextValidityScope according
to GGAV
8Beförderung gefährlicher Güter mit FährenAusnahme 8 (B) Beförderung gefährlicher Güter mit Fähren 1 Abweichend von § 1 Absatz 3 Nummer 3 der GGVSEB in Verbindung mit Abschnitt 1.16.3 und 1.16.4, Abschnitt 8.3.1 sowie Teil 7 und Kapitel 9.1 ADN dürfen gefährliche Güter auf Fahrzeugen (Beförderungseinheiten) mit Fähren nur befördert werden, wenn die nachstehenden ergänzenden Vorschriften eingehalten werden. Vorschriften, die nur für offene Fähren oder nur für gedeckte oder geschlossene Fähren gelten, sind mit einer entsprechenden Überschrift unmittelbar vor der betreffenden Bestimmung versehen. 2 Bau und Ausrüstung 2.1 Offene Fähren Das Fahrbahndeck muss an mindestens zwei Seiten offen sein. Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Das Fahrzeugdeck muss mit einer mechanischen Lüftung versehen sein, deren Kapazität ausreicht, um einen 20fachen Luftwechsel pro Stunde im Fahrzeugdeck zu erzielen. Hierbei ist mit dem Volumen des leeren Fahrzeugdecks zu rechnen. Der Ventilator muss so ausgeführt sein, dass Funkenbildung bei Berührung eines Flügels mit dem Ventilatorgehäuse sowie elektrostatische Aufladung ausgeschlossen sind. Der Ventilator ist so anzuordnen oder zu schützen, dass keine Gegenstände hineingelangen können. Die Luftführung muss so angeordnet sein, dass die abgesaugte Luft nicht wieder in Schiffsräume eindringen kann. Die Absaugschächte müssen bis zu 50 Millimeter Abstand an das Fahrzeugdeck geführt sein und sich an dessen äußeren Enden befinden. Sind die Absaugschächte abnehmbar, müssen sie für den Zusammenbau mit dem Ventilator geeignet sein und sicher befestigt werden können. Der Schutz gegen Witterungseinflüsse und Spritzwasser muss gegeben sein. Die Zuluft muss während des Ventilierens gewährleistet sein. 2.2 Das Fahrbahndeck oder Fahrzeugdeck muss wasserdicht und aus Stahl sein. Ist auf das Fahrbahndeck oder Fahrzeugdeck ein zusätzlicher Belag aufgebracht, muss er aus schwer entflammbarem und nicht saugfähigem Material sein. 2.3 Es dürfen keine Zugänge und Ausstiege im Fahrbahndeck oder Fahrzeugdeck vorhanden sein, die während des normalen Betriebs der Fähre begangen werden. Andere Zugänge und Ausstiege müssen in geschlossenem Zustand wasserdicht sein. 2.4 Für Beförderungseinheiten sind Stellplätze festzulegen; diese sind auf dem Fahrbahndeck oder Fahrzeugdeck kenntlich zu machen. Die Stellplätze müssen folgende Anforderungen erfüllen: 2.4.1 Im Umkreis von 3 Meter um die Stellplätze und 2 Meter über der im Zulassungszeugnis der Fähre festgelegten größten Höhe der Beförderungseinheiten müssen folgende Anforderungen erfüllt sein: 2.4.1.1 Offene Fähren Die elektrischen Anlagen müssen mindestens der Vorschrift für elektrische Einrichtung vom Typ "begrenzte Explosionsgefahr" für die Temperaturklasse T3 im Sinne des Abschnitts 1.2.1 ADN entsprechen. Gedeckte/geschlossene Fähren Die elektrischen Anlagen müssen mindestens der Vorschrift für elektrische Einrichtung vom Typ "begrenzte Explosionsgefahr" für die Temperaturklasse T4 im Sinne des Abschnitts 1.2.1 ADN entsprechen. 2.4.1.2 Zu- und Ablüfter müssen wasserdicht verschließbar sein. 2.4.1.3 Offene Fähren Nieder- und Eingänge zu Unterdecksräumen und Seitenräumen und sonstige Öffnungen müssen sprühwasserdicht und wetterdicht sein, wobei die Süllhöhe nicht unter 300 Millimeter betragen darf. 2.4.1.4 Mündungen von Abgasrohren von Maschinen oder Heizanlagen müssen mit Vorrichtungen zum Schutz gegen das Austreten von Funken ausgerüstet sein. 2.4.2 Offene Fähren Die Stellplätze dürfen nicht überbaut sein. Steuerhäuser und Geräteträger dürfen sich über den Stellplätzen befinden, wenn die Vorschriften der Nummer 2.4.1 eingehalten sind. 2.4.3 Die Stellplätze sind durch geeignete Maßnahmen gegen den Zutritt Unbefugter zu sichern. 2.5 Die Antriebsmaschinen der Fähren müssen unter Deck oder in einem geschlossenen Maschinenraum aufgestellt sein. Der Maschinenraum muss so gebaut und eingerichtet sein, dass ein auf dem Fahrbahndeck oder Fahrzeugdeck frei werdendes Dampf/Luft-Gemisch weder von der Antriebsmaschine angesaugt werden kann, noch in das Innere des Maschinenraums gelangen kann. 2.6 Es muss eine Sprechfunkanlage für den öffentlichen Fernsprechdienst vorhanden sein. 2.7 Unbeschadet der Vorschriften der Binnenschiffsuntersuchungsordnung vom 6. Dezember 2008 (BGBl. I S. 2450), die zuletzt durch Artikel 1 der Verordnung vom 16. Dezember 2016 (BGBl. I S. 2948) geändert worden ist, sind folgende Maßnahmen zu treffen: 2.7.1 Im Maschinenraum und in einem eventuell vorhandenen Heizungsraum muss eine fest eingebaute Feuerlöschanlage vorhanden sein, die im Steuerhaus ausgelöst werden kann. Für Fähren, deren Kiel vor dem 1. Januar 1994 gelegt worden ist, reicht es aus, wenn die Feuerlöschanlage außerhalb des Aufstellungsraumes von gut zugänglicher Stelle an Deck ausgelöst werden kann. 2.7.2 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Das Fahrzeugdeck muss mit einer Feuerlöschanlage ausgerüstet sein. Die Anlage muss entweder automatisch ausgelöst werden oder es muss eine ständige Überwachung der Beförderungseinheiten durch die Besatzung erfolgen oder es muss eine vollständige Videoüberwachung des Fahrzeugdecks vorhanden sein. 2.7.3 Im Bereich des Fahrbahndecks oder Fahrzeugdecks und der Aufenthaltsräume für Fahrgäste muss jede beliebige Stelle von mindestens zwei örtlich verschiedenen Hydranten mit je einer einzigen Schlauchlänge von höchstens 20 Meter Länge erreicht werden können. Feuerlöschschläuche müssen an die Hydranten fest angeschlossen sein. 2.7.4 Die Hydranten müssen durch eine fest eingebaute Feuerlöschpumpe versorgt werden, die im Steuerhaus oder von einer gut zugänglichen Stelle an Deck in Betrieb genommen werden kann. 2.7.5 Offene Fähren Zusätzlich zu den nach der Binnenschiffsuntersuchungsordnung geforderten Feuerlöschern ist je ein Feuerlöscher vorn und achtern im Bereich des Fahrbahndecks anzubringen. Gedeckte/geschlossene Fähren Zusätzlich zu den nach der Binnenschiffsuntersuchungsordnung geforderten Handfeuerlöschern sind Feuerlöscher gemäß Notfallplan an Bord zu platzieren 2.8 Wenn die Bau- und Ausrüstungsvorschriften der Nummern 2.1 bis 2.7 nicht eingehalten sind, dürfen nur die freigestellten Mengen nach Unterabschnitt 1.1.3.6 ADN oder Beförderungseinheiten ohne Kennzeichnung nach Unterabschnitt 5.3.2.1 ADR und Tankfahrzeuge mit gefährlichen Gütern der UN-Nummer 1202 befördert werden. 3 Betriebsvorschriften 3.1 Pflichten des Fährbetreibers und des Fährpersonals 3.1.1 Der Fährbetreiber hat sicherzustellen, dass der Fahrzeugführer einer Beförderungseinheit mit gefährlichen Gütern in geeigneter Weise auf seine nachfolgend genannten Pflichten hingewiesen wird. Der Hinweis kann insbesondere durch Aufstellen von Hinweisschildern oder durch mündliche Unterrichtung durch den Fährbetreiber oder das Fährpersonal erfolgen. 3.1.2 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Für jede Fähre ist ein Notfallplan aufzustellen, in dem Angaben über die Platzierung der Feuerlöscher, der Hydranten, das Verhalten der Besatzung in Notfällen und der zu unterrichtenden zuständigen Behörden enthalten sind und der EmS-Leitfaden "Unfallbekämpfungsmaßnahmen für Schiffe, die gefährliche Güter befördern" Berücksichtigung findet. Der Notfallplan ist durch die Reederei aufzustellen und muss mit der den Fährbetrieb genehmigenden Behörde abgestimmt sein. 3.1.3 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Während der Beförderung gefährlicher Güter muss ein Sachkundiger gemäß Unterabschnitt 8.2.1.2 ADN mit gültiger Bescheinigung an Bord sein. 3.1.4 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Die Besatzung muss gemäß den Seeverkehrsvorschriften eine Sicherheits- und Brandschutzausbildung erhalten haben und regelmäßig darin unterwiesen werden. 3.2 Pflichten des Fährführers 3.2.1 Offene Fähren Der Fährführer darf, wenn Fahrgäste an Bord sind, je Überfahrt nur eine mit gefährlichen Gütern beladene Beförderungseinheit und deren Mitglieder der Fahrzeugbesatzung befördern. Sofern die baulichen Voraussetzungen der Nummer 2, ausgenommen über die Kenntlichmachung der Stellplätze auf dem Fahrbahndeck, erfüllt sind, dürfen auch mehrere Beförderungseinheiten mit gefährlichen Gütern und deren Mitglieder der Fahrzeugbesatzung befördert werden, wenn keine Fahrgäste an Bord sind. 3.2.2 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Es dürfen nur gefährliche Güter der Klassen 1.4S, 3, 4.1 (mit Ausnahme von selbstzersetzlichen Stoffen), 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 8 und 9 befördert werden. Temperaturkontrollierte Stoffe dieser Gefahrgutklassen dürfen nicht befördert werden. 3.2.3 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Während der Be- und Entladung der Fähre sind die Bug- und Hecktore vollständig zu öffnen. 3.2.4 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Der Fährführer hat dafür zu sorgen, dass die Beförderungseinheiten mit gefährlichen Gütern vor dem Auffahren auf die Fähre auf austretendes Gefahrgut hin kontrolliert werden. 3.2.5 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Der Fährführer hat dafür zu sorgen, dass alle Motoren, Fremdheizungen und Kühlgeräte von allen abgestellten Fahrzeugen auf dem Fahrzeugdeck abgeschaltet sind. 3.2.6 Gedeckte / geschlossene Fähren Es dürfen sich während der Überfahrt außer den Mitgliedern der Fahrzeugbesatzung keine Fahrgäste auf dem Fahrzeugdeck aufhalten. 3.2.7 Der Fährführer hat sicherzustellen, dass die Beförderungseinheit mit gefährlichen Gütern als erstes oder letztes Fahrzeug auf die Fähre auffährt, sofern nicht ausschließlich Beförderungseinheiten mit gefährlichen Gütern und deren Mitglieder der Fahrzeugbesatzung befördert werden. 3.2.8 Der Fährführer hat dafür zu sorgen, dass während der Beförderung rund um die Beförderungseinheit mit gefährlichen Gütern ein Schutzbereich von mindestens 1 Meter frei und begehbar bleibt. 3.2.9 Der Fährführer hat einen Abdruck dieser Ausnahme an Bord mitzuführen. 3.2.10 Die für die jeweilige Wasserstraße erlassenen Verkehrsvorschriften bleiben unberührt. 3.3 Pflichten des Fahrzeugführers der Beförderungseinheit mit gefährlichen Gütern 3.3.1 Der Fahrzeugführer muss vor der Auffahrt auf die Fähre den Fährführer durch Vorlage des Beförderungspapiers über die Art der Ladung und die sich daraus ergebenden Gefahren in Kenntnis setzen. 3.3.2 Der Fahrzeugführer muss an Bord der Fähre die Beförderungseinheit durch Anziehen der Feststellbremse und Unterlegen von Keilen gegen Wegrollen und Wegrutschen sichern. 3.3.3 Offene Fähren Der Fahrzeugführer ist während der Überfahrt zur Überwachung der Beförderungseinheit verpflichtet. 3.3.4 Wird vor Auffahrt auf die Fähre austretendes gefährliches Gut festgestellt oder wird die in Nummer 3.3.1 bestimmte Pflicht nicht erfüllt, darf der Fahrzeugführer die Beförderungseinheit nicht auf die Fähre fahren. 3.3.5 Der Fahrzeugführer hat unbeschadet der Ausnahme 18 das für die Beförderung auf der Straße nach dem ADR erforderliche Beförderungspapier mitzuführen. 3.3.6 Der Fahrzeugführer hat die für die Beförderung auf der Straße erforderlichen schriftlichen Weisungen nach Abschnitt 5.4.3 ADR mitzuführen. Werden für die Beförderung nach dem ADR keine schriftlichen Weisungen benötigt, sind diese auch für die Beförderung mit der Fähre nicht erforderlich. 4 Zulassungszeugnis Im Zulassungszeugnis muss für die Fähre abweichend von Abschnitt 1.16.3 ADN von einer Schiffsuntersuchungskommission bestätigt sein, dass die Vorschriften der Nummer 2 eingehalten sind. 5 Sonstige Vorschriften Die Vorschriften der Fährenbetriebsverordnung vom 24. Mai 1995 (BGBl. I S. 752), die zuletzt durch Artikel 2 § 5 der Verordnung vom 20. Dezember 2012 (BGBl. I S. 2802) geändert worden ist, bleiben unberührt.unlimitedBinnenschifffahrt
31Prüfungsfahrten bei technischen UntersuchungenAusnahme 31 (S) Prüfungsfahrten bei technischen Untersuchungen 1 Abweichend von § 1 Absatz 3 Nummer 1 der GGVSEB in Verbindung mit Unterabschnitt 8.2.1.1 ADR müssen die nach § 14 Absatz 4 und 5 der GGVSEB zuständigen Sachverständigen und die Mitarbeiter der Technischen Dienste nicht im Besitz einer Bescheinigung über die Fahrzeugführerschulung sein, wenn die nachfolgenden Bestimmungen eingehalten werden. 2 Bei Prüfungsfahrten im Zusammenhang mit der Durchführung von Untersuchungen nach den §§ 19, 21 und 29 der Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung sowie technischen Untersuchungen gemäß Teil 9 ADR müssen die Personen von einem Inhaber der vorgenannten Bescheinigung begleitet werden. Der Inhaber der Bescheinigung ist verantwortlich für die Einhaltung der Gefahrgutvorschriften im Sinne der §§ 28 und 29 Absatz 1 bis 4 der GGVSEB. 3 Befristung Die Ausnahme ist bis zum 30. Juni 2021 befristet.Jun 30, 2021Straße
32Beförderungen durch zivile Unternehmen im Auftrag und unter der Verantwortung der BundeswehrAusnahme 32 (S, E) Beförderungen durch zivile Unternehmen im Auftrag und unter der Verantwortung der Bundeswehr 1 Abweichend von § 1 Absatz 3 Nummer 1 in Verbindung mit § 5 Absatz 6 der GGVSEB dürfen folgende Allgemeine Ausnahmegenehmigungen der Bundeswehr zur Gefahrgutverordnung Straße, Eisenbahn und Binnenschifffahrt (GGVSEB)*) auch durch zivile Unternehmen angewendet werden, die im Auftrag und unter der Verantwortung der Bundeswehr gefährliche Güter befördern: a) Bw 01 (S, E) AGGABw "Mitführen" gefährlicher Güter auf der Straße und der Eisenbahn mit Fahrzeugen der Bundeswehr b) Bw 17 (S, E) AGGABw Kennzeichnung von Gegenständen/Versandstücken gefährlicher Güter mit Gefahrzetteln geringerer Größe c) Bw 21 (S, E) AGGABw Beförderung gefährlicher Güter Klasse 1 in (alt-)palettierten Versandstücken/geeigneten Handhabungseinrichtungen; keine Kennzeichnung mit Gefahrzetteln Nr. 8; Kennzeichnung mit Gefahrzetteln geringerer Abmessungen d) Bw 23 (S, E) AGGABw Zusammenpacken von Gegenständen der Klasse 1 mit nicht gefährlichen Gütern (Zubehör) e) Bw 24 (S, E) AGGABw Keine Mitnahme der Genehmigung zur Beförderung von n.a.g.-Gütern und Feuerwerkskörpern der Klasse 1 f) Bw 25 (S) AGGABw Beförderung von Resten oder Komponenten gefährlicher Güter Klasse 1, die beim Verschuss anfallen g) Bw 27 (S, E) AGGABw Verpackungen für militärische Güter der Klasse 1 h) Bw 29 (S) AGGABw Beförderung von Resten und/oder Komponenten gefährlicher Güter der Klasse 1 in Originalverpackungen unter Verzicht auf die vorgeschriebene Metallbebänderung. 2 Angaben im Beförderungspapier Zusätzlich zu den sonst vorgeschriebenen Angaben ist zu vermerken: "Ausnahme 32 (BwXX)", wobei XX der Nummer der Allgemeinen Ausnahmegenehmigung der Bundeswehr gemäß Nummer 1 Buchstabe a bis h entspricht. -------- *) Die Allgemeinen Ausnahmegenehmigungen können auch beim Bundesamt für Infrastruktur, Umweltschutz und Dienstleistungen der Bundeswehr, Abteilung gesetzliche Schutzaufgaben, Referat Grundsatz Gefahrgutwesen (BAUIDBw GS III 1), Fontainengraben 200, Postfach 29 63, 53123 Bonn, angefordert werden.unlimitedStraße, Schiene
33Beförderung gefährlicher Güter auf Fährschiffen, die Küstenschifffahrt betreibenAusnahme 33 (M) Beförderung gefährlicher Güter auf Fährschiffen, die Küstenschifffahrt betreiben 1 Abweichend von § 3 Absatz 1 der GGVSee dürfen gefährliche Güter auf Fährschiffen, die Küstenschifffahrt im Sinne des § 1 der Verordnung über die Küstenschifffahrt vom 5. Juli 2002 (BGBl. I S. 2555), die zuletzt durch Artikel 1 der Verordnung vom 27. Juni 2013 (BGBl. I S. 1926) geändert worden ist, betreiben, sowie auf der Fährstrecke Eemshaven/Borkum befördert werden, wenn die nachfolgenden Bestimmungen beachtet werden. 2 Anwendungsbereich Mit Ausnahme der unter Nummer 3 genannten gefährlichen Güter dürfen gefährliche Güter in CTU nur befördert werden, wenn - sie den Klassen 1 bis 9 ADR oder IMDG-Code zugeordnet und zur Beförderung zugelassen sind und - während der gesamten Dauer der Beförderung eine Wellenhöhe von nicht mehr als 1,5 Meter zu erwarten ist. Der Schiffsführer sorgt eigenverantwortlich für die Einhaltung dieser Bedingung. 3 Von der Ausnahme ausgenommene gefährliche Güter Es dürfen nicht befördert werden: - Güter der Klasse 1, ausgenommen UN 0336, UN 0337, UN 0431 und UN 0503 - Güter der Klasse 5.2 - Güter der Klassen 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1 und 8, die der Verpackungsgruppe I zugewiesen sind. 4 Eignungsbescheinigung Für die Fährschiffe muss eine Bescheinigung des Germanischen Lloyds vorliegen, aus der ersichtlich ist, dass das betreffende Schiff CTU des Straßenverkehrs oder andere rollbare CTU befördern darf. In der Bescheinigung ist der Stellplatz so festzulegen, dass rund um die CTU ein Schutzbereich von mindestens 1 Meter frei und begehbar bleibt. Zu den Maschinenräumen, Ventilatorein- und -austritten, sonstigen Zugängen zu Unterdecksräumen, sonstigen Decksöffnungen und zur Begrenzung des Maschinenraumdecks muss mindestens ein Abstand von 1 Meter eingehalten werden. Satz 3 gilt nicht für explosionsgeschützte Zugänge und Öffnungen. 5 Feuerlöscheinrichtungen Der Teil des Fährschiffes, der in der Bescheinigung nach Nummer 4 als Stellplatz für CTU mit gefährlichen Gütern zugelassen ist, muss von Strahlrohren mit einfacher Schlauchlänge erreicht werden können. Alle Strahlrohre müssen zugelassene Mehrzweckstrahlrohre (z. B. Sprüh-/Vollstrahlrohre) mit Absperrung sein. Sofern die Eigenschaften der gefährlichen Güter es erfordern, sind außerdem entsprechende Löschmittel mitzuführen. Zusätzlich müssen zwei mobile Luft-Schaum-Feuerlöscheinrichtungen, bestehend aus Zumischer, Luftschaumrohr mit mindestens 400 Liter/Minute Wasserdurchsatz und transportablen Behältern für Schaummittel, oder gleichwertige Feuerlöscheinrichtungen vorhanden sein. Die mitzuführende Schaummittelmenge muss je Löscher mindestens 300 Liter betragen. Die Feuerlöscheinrichtungen müssen bis zur Entladung der Fährschiffe mit CTU, die gefährliche Güter enthalten, einsatzbereit sein. 6 Mengengrenzen Es darf höchstens eine kennzeichnungspflichtige CTU des Straßenverkehrs (Beförderungseinheit im Sinne des Abschnitts 1.2.1 ADR) oder eine andere rollbare CTU mit gefährlichen Gütern je Fahrt befördert werden. Die gefährlichen Güter müssen hinsichtlich ihrer Klassifizierung, Verpackung, Kennzeichnung, Bezettelung und der Begleitpapiere dem jeweils gültigen ADR entsprechen. Enthalten die CTU gefährliche Güter innerhalb der Mengengrenzen der Tabelle in Unterabschnitt 1.1.3.6 ADR oder gefährliche Güter, die nach Unterabschnitt 1.1.3.1 Buchstabe c ADR freigestellt sind, hat der Fahrzeugführer den Schiffsführer über die Art und Menge der gefährlichen Güter vor Antritt der Fahrt zu informieren. 7 Meldepflichten Werden gefährliche Güter freigesetzt, muss die dem Ort des Gefahreneintritts nächstgelegene zuständige Behörde mit Benennung, Klasse und Menge der gefährlichen Güter unverzüglich informiert werden. 8 Sicherungsmaßnahmen Der Schiffsführer hat durch geeignete Maßnahmen dafür zu sorgen, dass der Stellplatz der CTU mit gefährlichen Gütern einschließlich des freien Schutzbereichs nach Nummer 4 von Unbefugten nicht betreten wird. Die Beförderungseinheiten sind gegen Wegrollen und Wegrutschen durch Anziehen der Feststellbremse, Unterlegen von Keilen vor und hinter mindestens je einem Rad an allen Achsen, und weitere Sicherungsmaßnahmen (z. B. Einlegen des 1. Ganges) zu sichern. 9 Angaben im Beförderungspapier Zusätzlich zu den sonst vorgeschriebenen Angaben ist zu vermerken: "Ausnahme 33". 10 Schriftliche Weisung Der Schiffsführer hat die schriftlichen Weisungen nach Abschnitt 5.4.3 ADR griffbereit auf der Brücke vorzuhalten. 11 Anlaufbedingungsverordnung Die Anlaufbedingungsverordnung vom 18. Februar 2004 (BGBl. I S. 300), die durch Artikel 1 der Verordnung vom 22. November 2010 (BGBl. I S. 1632) geändert worden ist, gilt mit der Maßgabe, dass Nummer 2.5 der Anlage zu § 1 Absatz 1 anzuwenden ist.unlimitedSeeverkehr


Agreements:
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M016ADNunder section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to ADN on furnishing proof of sufficient intact stability in accordance with 9.3.1.13.3, 9.3.2.13.3 and 9.3.3.13.3 of ADNMultilateral Agreement ADN/M 016 under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to ADN on furnishing proof of sufficient intact stability in accordance with 9.3.1.13.3, 9.3.2.13.3 and 9.3.3.13.3 of ADN 1. By derogation from 9.3.1.13.3 of ADN, it is sufficient for tank vessels type G, until the first renewal of their Certificate of Approval according to 1.16.10.1 ADN after 1 January 2015, to prove that the intact stability of the ship complies with the version of this paragraph applicable until 31 December 2012. The transitional provision concerning 9.3.1.13.3 of ADN in 1.6.7.2.2.2 of ADN shall remain unaffected. 2. By derogation from 9.3.2.13.3 ADN it is sufficient for tank vessels type C, until the first renewal of their Certificate of Approval according to 1.16.10.1 ADN after the 1st of January 2015, to proof that the intact stability of the ship complies with the version of this paragraph applicable until 31 December 2012. 3. By derogation from 9.3.3.13.3 of ADN, it is sufficient for tank vessels type N, until the first renewal of their Certificate of Approval according to 1.16.10.1 of ADN after 1 January 2015, to prove that the intact stability of the ship complies with the version of this paragraph applicable until 31 December 2012. The transitional provision concerning 9.3.3.13.3 of ADN in 1.6.7.2.2.2 of ADN shall remain unaffected. 4. By derogation from 1.16.1.3 of ADN, provisional Certificates of Approval may be issued once for a duration of up to six months in order to furnish proof of the intact stability in accordance with 9.3.1.13.3 of ADN, 9.3.2.13.3 of ADN or 9.3.3.13.3 of ADN, respectively, for the renewal of the Certificate of Approval in accordance with no 1, 2 or 3 above. 5. This Agreement shall be valid until 31 December 2019 for the carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement. If it is revoked in whole or in part before that date by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement which have not revoked it.Dec 31, 2019noAustria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Switzerlandnull
M020ADNunder section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN on the use of LNG as fuelMultilateral Agreement ADN/M 020 under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN on the use of LNG as fuel 1. By derogation from 7.1.3.31, 7.2.3.31.1, 9.1.0.31.1, 9.3.1.31.1, 9.3.2.31.1 and 9.3.3.31.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN, inland vessels carrying dangerous goods may use LNG as fuel for their propulsion and auxiliary systems, under the condition that these propulsion and auxiliary systems comply with Chapter 30 and Annex 8, Section 1 of the European Standard laying down Technical Requirements for Inland Navigation vessels (ES-TRIN) as amended. 2. This Agreement shall be valid until 31 December 2018 for the carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement. If it is revoked in whole or in part before that date by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement which have not revoked it.Dec 31, 2018noAustria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerlandnull
M023ADNunder section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN on the degassing of empty or unloaded cargo tanks and piping for loading and unloading to reception facilitiesMultilateral Agreement ADN/M 023 under section 1.5.1 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN on the degassing of empty or unloaded cargo tanks and piping for loading and unloading to reception facilities 1. By derogation from subsection 7.2.3.7 of the Regulations annexed to the ADN, degassing of empty or unloaded cargo tanks and piping for loading and unloading to reception facilities is permitted under the following conditions. 2. Degassing is an operation with the aim of lowering the concentration of dangerous gases and vapours in empty or unloaded cargo tanks by emitting them to the atmosphere or to reception facilities. 3. Reception facility is a stationary or mobile facility for receiving gases and vapours during degassing of empty or unloaded cargo tanks and piping for loading and unloading. 4. Empty or unloaded cargo tanks may only be degassed by an expert according to sub-section 8.2.1.2 ADN. If required by international or national law, it may only be carried out at the locations approved by the competent authority. Degassing to a mobile reception facility while the vessel is underway, is prohibited. Degassing to a mobile reception facility is prohibited while another vessel degasses to the same facility. Degassing to an on board mobile reception facility is prohibited. 5. Before the degassing operation commences, the degassing vessel shall be earthed. 6. The master of the degassing vessel or an expert according to 8.2.1.2 ADN mandated by him and the operator of the reception facility shall have filled in and signed a checklist confirming with the model below. The checklist shall be printed at least in languages understood by the master or the expert and the operator of the reception facility. If a positive response to all the questions is not possible, degassing to a reception facility is only permitted with the consent of the competent authority. 7. Degassing to reception facilities may be carried out by using the piping for loading and unloading or the venting piping to remove the gases and vapours from the cargo tanks while using the other piping respectively to prevent exceedance of the maximum permissible overpressure or vacuum of the cargo tanks. 8. Piping shall be part of a closed system or, if used to prevent exceedance of the maximum permissible vacuum in the cargo tanks, be equipped with a permanently installed or portable spring-loaded lowpressure valve, with a flame-arrester (Explosion group/subgroup according to column (16) of Table C Chapter 3.2) if explosion protection is required (column (17) of Table C Chapter 3.2). This low-pressure valve shall be so installed that under normal working conditions the vacuum valve is not activated. A permanently installed valve or the opening to which a portable valve is connected, must remain closed with a blind flange when the vessel is not degassing to a reception facility. 9. All piping connected between the degassing vessel and the reception facility shall be equipped with an appropriate flame arrester (The requirements for piping on board shall be: Explosion group/subgroup according to column (16) of Table C Chapter 3.2) if explosion protection is required (column (17) of Table C Chapter 3.2). 10. It shall be possible to interrupt degassing operations by means of switches installed at two locations on the vessel (fore and aft) and at two locations at the reception facility (directly at the access to the vessel and at the location from where the reception facility is operated). Interruption of degassing shall be effected by the means of a quick closing valve which shall be directly fitted in the connection between the degassing vessel and the reception facility. The system of disconnection shall be designed in accordance with the closed circuit principle and may be integrated in the emergency shutdown system of the cargo pumps and overfill protections prescribed in 9.3.1.21.5, 9.3.2.21.5 and 9.3.3.21.5. 11. Degassing operations shall be interrupted during a thunderstorm. 12. The marking prescribed in 7.2.5.0.1 may be withdrawn by order of the master when, after degassing of the cargo tanks, it has been ascertained, using the equipment described in column (18) of Table C of Chapter 3.2, that none of the cargo tanks contain flammable gases and vapours in concentrations of more than 20 % of the LEL or contain a concentration of toxic gases and vapours which exceeds national accepted exposure levels. The result of the measurement shall be recorded in writing. 13. This Agreement shall be valid until 30 December 2018 for the carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement. If it is revoked in whole or in part before that date by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage on the territories of those ADN Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement which have not revoked it. Checklist degassing to reception facilities Seite 1 Checklist according Multilateral Agreement AND/M023 concerning the observance of safety provisions and the implementation of the necessary measures for degassing to reception facilities - Particulars of vessel No. (name of vessel) (official number) (vessel type) - Particulars of reception facility (reception facility) (place) (date) (time) Reception facility approved according CDNI O Yes O No - Particulars of the cargo to be degassed as indicated in the transport document Cargo | Quantity | Proper shipping | UN Number or | Dangers* | Packing tank | m³ | name** | Identification | | Group number | | | number | | --------|----------|-----------------|----------------|----------|---------- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | * Dangers indicated in column (5) of Table C, as relevant (as mentioned in the transport document in accordance with 5.4.1.1.2 (c)). ** The proper shipping name given in column (2) of Table C of Chapter 3.2, supplemented, when applicable, by the technical name in parenthesis. Page 2 Degassing rate Proper shipping name** | Cargo tank number | agreed rate of degassing ------------------------|-------------------|---------------------------- | | rate m³/h ------------------------|-------------------|---------------------------- | | | | | | Questions to the master or the person mandated by him and the person in charge at the reception facility Degassing may only be started after all questions on the checklist have been checked off by "X", i. e. answered with YES and the list has been signed by both persons. Non-applicable questions have to be deleted. If not all questions can be answered with YES, degassing is only allowed with consent of the competent authority. ** The proper shipping name given in column (2) of Table C of Chapter 3.2, supplemented, when applicable, by the technical name in parenthesis. Page 3 | | vessel | reception | | | facility ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 1. | Is the vessel well moored in view of local | O | - | circumstances? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|----------- 2. | Are the pipings for degassing between vessel and | - | O | reception facility in satisfactory condition? | | | | | | Are they correctly connected and are appropriate | O | O | flame arresters fitted in the piping between the | | | vessel and the reception facility? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 3. | Are all flanges of the connections of the piping for | O | O | loading and unloading and of the venting piping not | | | in use, correctly blanked off? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 4. | Is continuous and suitable supervision of degassing | O | O | ensured for the whole period of the operation? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 5. | Is communication between vessel and reception | O | O | facility ensured? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 6.1| Is it ensured that the reception facility is such | - | O* | that the pressure at the connecting point cannot | | | exceed the opening pressure of the high-velocity vent | | | valves (pressure at connecting point __ kPa)? | | | | | 6.2| Is the air inlet part of a closed system or equipped | - | O** | with a spring-loaded low-pressure valve? | | | | | 6.3| When anti-explosion protection is required in | - | O | Chapter 3.2, Table C, column (17) does the reception | | | facility ensure that its piping is such that the | | | vessel is protected against detonations and passage | | | of flames from the reception facility. | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 7. | Is it known what actions are to be taken in the | O | O | event of an "Emergency-stop" and an "Alarm"? | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- * Not applicable if vacuum is used to generate air flows. ** Only applicable is vacuum is used to generate air flows. Page 4 | | Schiff | Annahme- | | | stelle ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 8. | Check on the most important operational requirements: | O | O | | | | - Are the required fire extinguishing systems and | O | O | appliances operational? | | | | | | - Have all valves and other closing devices been | O | O | checked for correct open or closed position? | | | | | | - Has smoking been generally prohibited? | O | - | | | | - Are the flame operated heating applications on | O | - | board turned off? | | | | | | - Is the voltage cut off from the radar | O | - | installations? | | | | | | - Is all electrical equipment marked red switched | O | - | off? | | | | | | - Are all windows and doors closed? | O | - ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 9.1| Has the starting working pressure of the vessel's | O | - | piping been adjusted to the permissible working | | | pressure of the reception facility? | | | (agreed pressure __ kPa) | | | | | 9.2| Has the starting working pressure of the reception | - | O | facility piping been adjusted to the permissible | | | working pressure of the on-board installation? | | | (agreed pressure __ kPa) | | ---|-------------------------------------------------------|--------|---------- 10.| Are the cargo tank hatches and cargo tank inspection, | O | - | gauging and sampling openings closed or protected by | | | flame arresters in good condition? | | ---|---------------------------------------|---------------|--------|---------- Checked, filled in and signed | for the vessel: | for the reception facility: | (name in capital letters) | (name in capital letters) | (signature) | (signature) -------------------------------------------|----------------------------------- Explanation Question 1 "Well moored" means that the vessel is fastened to the pier or the reception facility in such a way that, without intervention of a third person, movements of the vessel in any direction that could hamper the degassing operation will be prevented. Established or predictable variations of the water-level at that location and special factors have to be taken into account. Question 2 The material of the piping must be able to withstand the expected rates and be suitable for degassing. The piping between vessel and reception facility must be placed so that it cannot be damaged by ordinary movements of the vessel during the degassing process or by variations of the water. Question 4 Degassing must be supervised on board and at the reception facility so that dangers which may occur in the vicinity of the piping between vessel and reception facility can be recognized immediately. When supervision is effected by additional technical means it must be agreed between the reception facility and the vessel how it is to be ensured. Question 5 For a safe degassing operation good communications between vessel and shore are required. For this purpose telephone and radio equipment may be used only if of an explosion protected type and located within reach of the supervisor. Question 7 Before the start of the degassing operation the representative of the reception facility and the master or the person mandated by him must agree on the applicable procedure. The specific properties of the substances to be degassed have to be taken into account.Dec 31, 2018noFrance, Germanynull


Memorandum of Understanding:

Memorandum of Understanding for the Transport of Packaged Dangerous Goods on Ro-Ro Ships in the Baltic Sea

  1. The competent authorities of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden authorize the provisions of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by exemption in accordance with 7.9.1.1 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

  2. This MoU lays down the exemptions (Annex 1) from the provisions of the IMDG Code when transporting dangerous goods covered by Appendix C (Regulations Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)) to the Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) or Annexes A and B of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) on board ro-ro ships in the Baltic Sea.

  3. Amendments to this MoU shall be made in accordance with the principles in Annex 2.

  4. This MoU is not intended to supersede national or international law.

  5. This MoU shall come into force on 1 January 2018. It shall replace the Memorandum of Understanding, Copenhagen 15-17June 2004 edition as revised under the chairmanship of Denmark. This MoU is valid until revoked or replaced with a new edition by the competent authorities.

Annex 1

Memorandum of Understanding for the Transport of Packaged Dangerous Goods in the Baltic Sea

Section 1 Scope

By derogation from the provisions of the IMDG Code, the present provisions (hereinafter this MoU) may be applied on all ro-ro ships operating within the Baltic Sea proper, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the entrance to the Baltic Sea bounded in the north by the line Skaw-Lysekil.

Section 2 Definitions

  1. The terms used in this MoU refer to the IMDG Code except those listed below in this section.

  2. Shipowner means company as defined in the ISM Code.

  3. Low Wave Height Area (LWHA) is a sea area where according to the Agreement concerning specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships undertaking regular scheduled international voyages between or to or from designated ports in North West Europe and the Baltic Sea, 28 February 1996 (Stockholm Agreement), put into effect on 1 April 1997, the significant wave height does not exceed 2.3 metres by a probability of more than 10 % on a yearly basis (see Appendix 1 of Annex 1). Traffic in other areas can be considered as LWHA traffic by the competent authorities concerned if an equivalent level of safety can be assured.

Section 3 Exempted dangerous goods

  1. Sections 3.4.4, 3.4.6 and 3.5.6 and chapter 5.4 of the IMDG Code need not be applied to dangerous goods transported in accordance with Chapter 3.4 and/or 3.5 of ADR/RID provided that the master has been informed by the consignor or his representative of the UN number(s) as well as class(es) of the respective dangerous goods. However, that information is not required for transport in accordance with subsection 3.5.1.4 of ADR/RID. Subsection 3.4.5.5 of the IMDG Code needs not be applied if the cargo transport unit (CTU) is marked in accordance with section 10 (1) c) of this MoU.

  2. The provisions of the IMDG Code need not be applied to dangerous goods exempted in accordance with paragraphs 1.1.3.1 (b) - (f) or 1.1.3.2 (a), (c) or (e) or 1.1.3.4.1 of ADR/RID provided that the master has been informed by the consignor or his representative that these paragraphs of ADR/RID are applied. This information is not required for dangerous goods exempted by the IMDG Code. However, UN 1327 shall be transported in accordance with the provisions of the IMDG Code.

  3. Irrespective of special provision 961 of the IMDG Code, the consignor or his representative shall inform the master of the presence of a vehicle (UN 3166 or UN 3171) when the vehicle is loaded in a closed or sheeted CTU.

Section 4 Training

Consignors and shipowners shall ensure that the persons involved in the transport of CTUs under the provisions of this MoU are made familiar, through repeated training, with the application of this MoU including the relevant provisions of ADR/RID commensurate with their responsibilities. Records of the training shall be kept by consignors and shipowners and made available to the employee or competent authority upon request.

Section 5 Classification

Dangerous goods may be classified in accordance with part 2, chapters 3.2 and 3.3 of ADR/RID. However, substances assigned to special provision 900 of the IMDG Code are prohibited from transport.

Section 6 Use of packagings

Dangerous goods may be packaged in accordance with chapter 4.1 of ADR/RID, except that the packing instruction R001 in section 4.1.4 of ADR/RID may only be applied for traffic in LWHA.

Section 7 Use of tanks

Tanks may be used in accordance with chapter 4.2 of ADR/RID or chapter 4.3 of ADR/RID, except that tanks with open venting devices are not permitted on board ro-ro ships.

Section 8 Bulk transport

Dangerous goods may be transported in bulk in accordance with column 10 or 17 of Table A of chapter 3.2 and chapter 7.3 of ADR/RID with the following exceptions:

  1. For substances of class 4.3, only closed waterproof CTUs shall be used.

  2. For batteries assigned to UN 2794, UN 2795, UN 2800 or UN 3028, bulk transport is not permitted.

Section 9 Marking and labelling of packages

Packages may be marked and labelled in accordance with chapter 5.2 of ADR/RID.

Section 10 Placarding and marking of CTUs

  1. A CTU may be placarded and marked in accordance with chapter 5.3 of ADR/RID provided the following additional requirements are met:

    1. A CTU containing marine pollutants shall be marked in accordance with subsection 5.3.2.3 of the IMDG Code except when marked in accordance with section 5.3.6 of ADR/RID.

    2. A trailer without a motor vehicle shall display two orange-coloured plates from the time it has been checked at the port facility and during the voyage except when placarded in accordance with section 5.3.1 of the IMDG Code. One of the plates shall be affixed at the front and the other at the rear of the trailer.

    3. A CTU as referred to in paragraph 1.1.3.4.2 of ADR/RID shall display two orange-coloured plates from the time it has been checked at the port facility and during the voyage unless marked in accordance with chapter 3.4 of ADR/RID. One of the plates shall be affixed at the front and the other at the rear of the CTU for road transport or on both sides of the CTU for rail transport.

    4. A CTU as referred to in subsection 1.1.3.6 of ADR shall display two orange-coloured plates from the time it has been checked at the port facility and during the voyage. One of the plates shall be affixed at the front and the other at the rear of the CTU.

  2. Additional plates required in accordance with paragraph (1) (b) to (d) shall be clearly visible and conform to paragraph 5.3.2.2.1 of ADR/RID regarding size and colour. These plates need not bear UN numbers and hazard identification numbers. These plates may be replaced by self-adhesive sheets, by paint or by any other equivalent process. The responsibility for affixing such plates shall rest with the person actually placing the CTU ready for loading on board the ro-ro ship.

Section 11 Documentation

  1. The dangerous goods transport document may be issued in accordance with section 5.4.1 of ADR/RID provided the following additional requirements are met:

    1. When liquid dangerous goods with a flashpoint of 60 °C or below (closed cup (c. c.)) are to be transported, it shall be indicated whether the flashpoint is < 23 °C or ≥ 23 °C to ensure appropriate stowage.

    2. Marine pollutants shall be identified within the documentation as “MARINE POLLUTANT” or “MARINE POLLUTANT/ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS” if required by paragraph 5.4.1.4.3.5 of the IMDG Code.

  2. By derogation from section 5.4.2 of the IMDG Code, a container/vehicle packing certificate (CTU packing certificate) needs not be provided for CTUs transported in accordance with subsections 1.1.3.1, 1.1.3.2, paragraphs 1.1.3.4.2 or 1.1.3.4.3 of ADR/RID.

  3. The packing certificate for CTUs packed in accordance with section 14 of this MoU shall state additionally: “Packed together in accordance with the MoU”.

  4. The following documentation (paper version or electronic version) is required aboard the ship:

    1. in addition to section 5.4.3 of the IMDG Code:

      • the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and

      • the applicable Regulations Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) or Annexes A and B of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), as appropriate to the mode of transport;

    2. in accordance with subsection 7.9.1.4 of the IMDG Code, the applicable edition of this MoU;

    3. the emergency response information in accordance with 5.4.3.2 of the IMDG Code shall include the Emergency Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS) and the Medical First Aid Guide for Use in Accidents Involving Dangerous Goods (MFAG).

  5. By derogation from special provision 932 of the IMDG Code, the certificate is not required if aluminium ferrosilicon powder of UN number 1395, aluminium silicon powder, uncoated of UN number 1398, calcium silicide of UN number 1405 and ferrosilicon of UN number 1408 is transported in packagings.

Section 12 Stowage of CTUs

  1. By derogation from subsection 7.1.3.2 and the stowage category in column 16a of the Dangerous Goods List of the IMDG Code, dangerous goods of classes 2 to 9 may be stowed in accordance with the table below.

    Stowage table for CTUs containing packaged dangerous goods of classes 2 to 9

    Note: Stowage shall also be in accordance with the Document of Compliance (SOLAS 1974, II-2/19) or the Letter of Compliance referred to in section 16 (1) of this MoU.

    Description and class as specified in IMDG Code/RID/ADR Cargo ships or passenger ships carrying either not more than 25 passengers or 1 passenger per 3 metres of overall length *) Other passenger ships
    Description Class On deck Under deck On deck Under deck
    Gases 2
    - flammable gases 2.1 Permitted Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited
    - non-flammable non-toxic gases. 2.2 Permitted Permitted 1) Permitted 1) Permitted 1)
    - toxic gases 2.3 Permitted Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited
    Flammable liquids 3
    - packing group I or II Permitted Permitted Permitted Prohibited
    - packing group III Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
    Flammable solids 4.1
    - UN No. 1944, 1945, 2254, 2623 Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
    other UN numbers Permitted Prohibited Permitted Prohibited
    Substances liable to spontaneous combustion 4.2 Permitted Prohibited Permitted Prohibited
    Substances which give off flammable gases in contact with water 4.3 Permitted Prohibited Permitted Prohibited
    Oxidizing substances 5.1 Permitted Permitted Permitted Prohibited
    Organic peroxides 5.2 Permitted Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited
    Toxic substances 6.1
    - packing group I or II Permitted Prohibited Permitted Prohibited
    - packing group III Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
    Infectious substances 6.2 Permitted Permitted Prohibited Prohibited
    Radioactive material 7 Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
    Corrosive substances 8
    - packing group I or II Permitted Prohibited Prohibited Prohibited
    - liquids packing group III Permitted Permitted Permitted Prohibited
    - solids packing group III Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
    Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles 9 Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted

    1)Refrigerated gases of ADR or of stowage category “D” of the IMDG Code are prohibited.
    *)For the purpose of this MoU, the total number of passengers may be extended to not more than 1 person per 1 metre of the overall length of the ship.
  2. A Letter of Compliance issued in accordance with previous editions of this MoU for ships constructed before 31 December 2002 is considered to be equivalent to an authorization in accordance with paragraph 7.5.2.6 of the IMDG Code.

Section 13 Segregation of CTUs

By derogation from chapters 7.2 and 7.5 of the IMDG Code for classes 2 to 9 in LWHA traffic, no segregation is required between CTUs if segregation categories “away from” or “separated from” are applicable in accordance with the provisions of the IMDG Code.

Section 14 Packing of CTUs

By derogation from chapter 7.3 of the IMDG Code, for LWHA traffic, packages may be loaded together in the same CTU if segregation categories “away from” or “separated from” are applicable in accordance with the provisions of the IMDG Code. Substances and articles of class 1 or bearing a label of class 1 as a subsidiary risk may be loaded together in the same CTU in accordance with section 7.5.2 of ADR/RID.

Section 15 Contact information for the main designated national competent authorities

The competent authorities in accordance with these provisions are:

Denmark Danish Maritime Authority
Carl Jacobsens Vej 31
DK-2500 Valby
E-mail: info@dma.dk
Estonia Estonian Maritime Administration Ship Supervision department
Lume 9
EE-10416 Tallinn
E-mail: mot@vta.ee
Finland Finnish Transport Safety Agency
P. O. Box 320
FI-00101 HELSINKI
E-mail: kirjaamo@trafi.fi
Germany Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
P. O. Box 20 01 00
D-53170 BONN
E-mail: Ref-G33@bmvi.bund.de
Latvia Maritime Administration of Latvia
5 Trijádibas str.
LV-1048 RIGA
E-mail: lja@lja.lv
Lithuania Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration
J. Janonio str. 24LT-92251 KLAIPEDA
E-mail: msa@msa.lt
Poland Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation
ul. Nowy Swiat 6/12
PL-00-400 WARSAW
E-mail: sekretariatDGM@mgm.gov.pl
Sweden Swedish Transport Agency
SE-601 73 NORRKÖPING
E-mail: sjofart@transportstyrelsen.se

Section 16 Transitional provisions

  1. Ships constructed before 1 September 1984 already provided with a Letter of Compliance in accordance with the Würzburg edition of the MoU may continue to stow dangerous goods in accordance with this Letter of Compliance.

  2. On board cargo ships and passenger ships carrying not more than 1 passenger per 1 meter length of the ship, CTUs may be stowed under deck in accordance with an approval of the competent authority having granted such a stowage until 31 December 2002 in this deck. In this case, section 13 of this MoU shall not be applied on that deck.

Annex 2

Principles for amending the Memorandum

General

  1. The MoU may be amended at a conference or through a written procedure.

  2. Conferences or written procedures should be so scheduled that amendments to the international transport regulations (ADR, RID and the IMDG Code) can be taken into account.

  3. A conference or a written procedure should be hosted by one of the participating countries usually in the following order: Germany, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia.

  4. Each participating country may propose amendments to the MoU. Amendments may also be proposed by observer states/organisations that have been accepted by the participating countries. The participating countries should agree on amendments by consensus.

  5. The revised MoU should be reproduced and circulated by the host when new amendments have been adopted. The amended parts of the text should be indicated in the margin.

  6. The revised MoU shall come into force six months after the new text is available or as otherwise decided.

  7. Distribution and communication in general should be performed by electronic means.

Conference

  1. Proposals should be sent to the host of the next conference at least 3 months before the conference takes place. The host should distribute the proposals to all participating countries and observer states/organisations at least 1 month before the conference. All participating countries and observer states/organisations shall have the opportunity to respond to the documents presented within a period of 2 weeks after the distribution.

  2. Working groups for special issues may be arranged in the time between the conferences. The reports or proposals from such working groups should be presented at the conference in the same way as other proposals. Working groups may also take place during a conference, and this should, if possible, be notified in advance.

Written procedure

  1. A written procedure can be used as an alternative to a conference providing this is proposed by the participating country designated to host the next conference. In such case the designated participating country will host the written procedure.

  2. A written procedure can also be initiated if at least 3 participating countries request it. In such case, the participating country who hosted the latest conference should host the written procedure.

  3. The host shall distribute proposals to the participating countries and announce the schedule for written comments. All participating countries should respond to the proposals within a period of 6 weeks. If the initial proposal is amended on the basis of comments of the participating countries, the revised proposal should be distributed again to the participating countries. From the time when the revised proposal is distributed, the participating countries shall declare within 4 weeks whether they agree to the amended text of the MoU.

  4. The amendments are adopted if supported by all participating countries. The host shall notify the adoption of the amendments and reproduce and circulate the revised MoU in accordance with section 5.

  5. In such case all participating countries shall sign and return to the host a hard copy of the revised MoU. The signed hard copies shall be kept by the host.






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