ADR 2021: Al via

ADR 2021: Al via la procedura di approvazione con la comunicazione UNECE


Come da procedura (Art. 14 paragrafo 1 ADR), il Segretario Generale dell’ONU ha comunicato in data 1° Luglio 2020 con nota C.N.274.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.14, di aver ricevuto dalla Francia, il testo degli emendamenti all’ADR che dovranno entrare in vigore il 1° gennaio 2021.

Se entro tre mesi (entro il 1° ottobre 2020) non vi saranno obiezioni da parte degli Stati contraenti tale testo risulterà definitivamente approvato.

ADR 2021: il Draft delle modifiche

Commenti ADR 2021: da USTRA (CH)

Commenti ADR 2021: da USTRA (CH)

Update 10.06.2020 (FR) (DE)

Da USTRA CH, i primi commenti (Aprile 2020) sulle modifiche all’ADR 2021, al momento disponibili in FR/DE, previsti anche in IT.

Confermato il Documento delle modifiche pubblicato a questo link. Il 1° Luglio 2020 è prevista la Comunicazione formale delle modifiche da parte dell’ONU, tramite l’UNECE.

(Commentaires sur les modifications de ADR 2021)
(Erlaeuterungen zu den ADR aenderungen 2021)

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ADR 2021: Draft changes

ADR 2021: Draft changes

24 May 2020

Draft amendments to annexes A and B of ADRDraft amendments to annexes A and B of ADR At its 107th session, the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods requested the secretariat to prepare a consolidated list of all the amendments which it had adopted for entry into force on 1 January 2021 so that they could be made the subject of an official proposal in accordance with the procedure set out in article 14 of ADR, which, following usual practice, the Chair would be responsible for transmitting to the depositary through his Government.

The notification would have to be issued no later than 1 July 2020, with a reference to 1 January 2021 as the scheduled date of entry into force (see ECE/TRANS/WP.15/248, paragraph 80).

This document contains the requested consolidated list of amendments adopted by the Working Party at its 105th, 106th and 107th sessions (see ECE/TRANS/WP.15/244, annex I, ECE/TRANS/WP.15/246, annex and ECE/TRANS/WP.15/248, annex I).

Session and Date Working Party:

– 105th session (6-9 November 2018)
– 106th session (13-17 May 2019)
– 107th session (11-15 November 2019)

WP.15 (108th session)(11-15 May 2020)

Please note that the May session of WP.15 (108th session)(11-15 May 2020) is POSTPONED to 9-13 November 2020 in place of the 109th session. Official documents already submitted remain on the agenda. The agenda will be updated accordingly.

Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form (MDGF) EN

Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form (MDGF)

Model Example Form for the multimodal transport of dangerous goods (Strada ADR 5.4.2 / Mare IMDG 5.4.2)

Example of model that can be used for the purposes of the combined declaration of dangerous goods and the load certificate in the case of multimodal transport of goods.

In the case of road-sea shipments, the ADR Agreement for road transport and the IMDG code for maritime transport are applicable.

Note that the provisions of the IMDG generally prevail over the ADR ones.

In fact, in section of the ADR we read that the packages for which a road-sea route is foreseen can be labeled, marked and plated only according to the IMDG.

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Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form (MDGF)

Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form (MDGF)

Modello Esempio Formulario per il trasporto multimodale di merci pericolose (Strada ADR 5.4.2 / Mare IMDG  5.4.2)

Esempio di modello che può essere utilizzato ai fini della dichiarazione combinata delle merci pericolose e del certificato di carico in caso di trasporto multimodale di merci pericolose.

Nel caso di spedizioni strada-mare sono applicabili l’Accordo ADR per il trasporto su strada ed il codice IMDG per il trasporto marittimo.

Si noti che le disposizioni dell’IMDG in genere prevalgono su quelle ADR. Infatti alla sezione dell’ADR si legge che i colli per i quali è previsto un percorso strada-mare possono essere etichettati, marcati e placcati soltanto secondo l’IMDG.

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COVID-19 and ADR: news 04.04.2020

COVID-19 and ADR: news 04.04.2020

In light of the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), some ADR contracting parties coordinated their efforts to prepare a multilateral agreement to compensate for the cancellation of refresher training sessions for ADR drivers and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers in their countries. Another multilateral agreement was also prepared to allow delays for the periodic or intermediate inspections of tanks and extend the validity of vehicle certificates of approval. Luxembourg initiated corresponding multilateral agreements M324 on 18 March 2020 and M325 on 19 March 2020.

Along the same lines, on 27 March 2020, Germany initiated multilateral agreement M327 to allow delays for periodic or intermediate inspections of portable tanks and UN multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) and France initiated multilateral agreement M326 for periodic inspection and test of pressure receptacles for the carriage of gases of Class 2.

Likewise, some ADN contracting parties prepared a multilateral agreement to compensate for the cancellation of refresher training sessions for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers and ADN experts in their countries. The Netherlands initiated corresponding multilateral agreement M025 on 19 March 2020.

Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries – IATA

Transport of Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries

IATA Lithium Battery Guidance Document – 2020

This document is based on the provisions set out in the 2019-2020 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Technical Instructions) and the 61 st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). The provisions of the DGR with respect to lithium batteries may also be found in the IATA lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG) 7 th Edition. In addition to the content from the DGR, the LBSG also has additional classification flowcharts and detailed packing and documentation examples for lithium batteries

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ISO 16106:2020 Dangerous goods packagings

ISO 16106:2020 Dangerous goods packagings

ISO 16106:2020 – Transport packages for dangerous goods – Dangerous goods packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packagings – Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001.

This document gives guidance on the application of a quality management system in the manufacture, measuring and monitoring of design type approved dangerous goods packaging, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and large packaging.

This document does not include guidance specific to other management systems, such as those for environmental management, occupational health and safety management, or financial management.

It is applicable to an organization that:

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements; and

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the guidance in this document is generic and intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

NOTE In this document, the terms “product” or “service” only apply to products and services intended for, or required by, a customer.

It does not apply to design type testing, for which reference is made to 6.1.5, 6.3.5, 6.5.6 and 6.6.5 of the UN Model Regulations.

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Guidance application GHS criteria to petroleum substances | 2019

Guidance on the application of GHS criteria to petroleum substances (updated in 2019)

The updated 2019 IPIECA GHS guidance includes a detailed discussion of a “weight of evidence” (WoE) approach and presents a stepwise path to determining the best data to be used for classification decisions. An updated classification flowchart utilizes a three-tiered approach in which substance-specific toxicity data are considered first, followed by read-across data and then data for hazardous constituents.

Given the expanding international market in chemical substances and mixtures, a global system of classification and labelling was proposed at the 1992 Earth Summit by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and many other governments and stakeholders. In response, the United Nations developed the ‘Globally Harmonised System’ (GHS) which is a single worldwide system for classifying and communicating the hazardous properties of industrial and consumer substances and mixtures.

The oil and gas industry, represented by IPIECA, was the first sector to present guidance on its products to the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on GHS (UNSCEGHS) in 2010. The guidance document, The application of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria to petroleum substances, has now been revised to include new research on the hazards of petroleum-related substances and constituents.

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UN Manual of Tests and Criteria Seventh revised edition Amd 1

UN Manual of Tests and Criteria Seventh revised edition Amd 1

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual of Tests and Criteria

Published: June 2019

The “Manual of Tests and Criteria” contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for the classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of the “United Nations Recommendations on the
Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations”, as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)”.

It therefore also supplements national or international regulations which are derived from the Model Regulations or the GHS.
Originally developed by the Economic and Social Council’s Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which adopted a first version in 1984, the Manual of Tests and Criteria has been regularly updated and amended. Currently, the updating is done under the auspices of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of
Chemicals, which replaced the original committee in 2001.

At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the sixth revised edition of the Manual as amended by Amendment 1.  These amendments, include, inter alia:

– A full review of the text of the Manual to facilitate its use in the context of the GHS;
– A new test under test series 8, to determine the sensitiveness of a candidate ammonium nitrate emulsion or suspension or gel, intermediate for blasting explosive, to the effect of intense localised thermal ignition under high confinement (sub-section 18.8);
– New provisions addressing classification of polymerizing substances for transport;
– Stability tests for nitrocellulose mixtures (new Appendix 10); and
– A compilation of classification results on industrial nitrocellulose in accordance with Chapter 2.17 of the GHS which can be used for the classification of industrial nitrocellulose based products (new Appendix 11).

In addition, noting that the work to facilitate the use of the Manual in the context of the GHS had been completed, the Committee considered that the reference to the “Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods” in the title of the Manual was no longer appropriate, and decided that from now on, the Manual should be entitled “Manual of Tests and Criteria”.

The seventh revised edition takes account of these amendments, which were circulated as document ST/SG/AC.10/46/Add.2.

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