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ADR 2017

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2017)

Update: 04.01.2017

General
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) was done at Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The Agreement itself was amended by the Protocol amending article 14 (3) done at New York on 21 August 1975, which entered into force on 19 April 1985.

According to article 2 of the Agreement, dangerous goods barred from carriage by Annex A shall not be accepted for international transport, while international transport of other dangerous goods shall be authorized subject to compliance with:
– the conditions laid down in Annex A for the goods in question, in particular as regards their packaging and labelling; and
– the conditions laid down in Annex B, in particular as regards the construction, equipment and operation of the vehicle carrying the goods in question.

Nevertheless, according to article 4, each Contracting Party shall retain the right to regulate or prohibit, for reasons other than safety during carriage, the entry of dangerous goods into its territory. Contracting Parties also retain the right to arrange, by bilateral or multilateral agreements, that certain dangerous goods which are prohibited from carriage by Annex A be internationally carried, subject to certain conditions, on their territories, or that dangerous goods authorized to be carried internationally according to Annex A be carried on their territories under conditions less stringent than those specified in Annexes A and B.

Annexes A and B have been regularly amended and updated since the entry into force of ADR.

Structure of Annexes A and B
The Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Inland Transport decided, at its fifty-first session (26-30 October 1992), to restructure Annexes A and B, on the basis of a proposal by the International Road Transport Union (TRANS/WP.15/124, paras. 100-108).

The main objectives were to make the requirements more accessible and more user-friendly so that they could be applied more easily not only to international road transport operations under ADR, but also to domestic traffic in all European States through national or European Community legislation, and ultimately to ensure a consistent regulatory framework at European level. It was also considered necessary to identify more clearly the duties of the various participants in the transport chain, to group more systematically the requirements concerning these various participants, and to differentiate the legal requirements of ADR from the European or international standards that could be applied to meet such requirements.

The structure is consistent with that of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID).

It has been split into nine parts, but still grouped under two annexes to align with the wording of article 2 of the Agreement itself. The layout is as follows:

Annex A: General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous articles and substances
Part 1 General provisions
Part 2 Classification
Part 3 Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities
Part 4 Packing and tank provisions
Part 5 Consignment procedures
Part 6 Requirements for the construction and testing of packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packagings,
tanks and bulk containers
Part 7 Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling

Annex B: Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations
Part 8 Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation
Part 9 Requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles

Part 1, which contains general provisions and definitions, is an essential part, since it contains all definitions for terms used throughout the other parts, and it defines precisely the scope and applicability of ADR, including the possibility of exemptions, as well as the applicability of other regulations. It also contains provisions concerning training, derogations and transitional measures, the respective safety obligations of the various participants in a chain of transport of dangerous goods, control measures, safety advisers, restrictions for the passage of vehicles carrying dangerous goods through road tunnels and transport of dangerous goods security.

Central to the use of the restructured ADR is table A of Chapter 3.2 which contains the dangerous goods list in the numerical order of UN numbers. Once the UN number of a specific dangerous substance or article has been determined, the table provides cross-references to specific requirements to be applied for the carriage of that substance or article, and to the chapters or sections where these specific requirements may be found. Nevertheless, it should be borne in mind that the general requirements or class specific requirements of the various Parts have to be applied in addition to specific requirements, as relevant.

An alphabetical index which indicates the UN number assigned to specific dangerous goods has been prepared by the secretariat and added as table B of Chapter 3.2 to facilitate the access to table A when the UN number is unknown. This table B is not an official part of ADR and has been added in the publication for easy reference only.

When goods which are known or suspected to be dangerous cannot be found by name in any of tables A or B, they have to be classified in accordance with Part 2, which contains all relevant procedures and criteria to determine whether such goods are deemed to be dangerous or not and which UN number should be assigned.

Applicable texts
This version (“2017 ADR”) takes into account all new amendments adopted by WP.15 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, circulated under the symbols ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and -/Corr.1 and ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231/Add.1, which, subject to acceptance by the Contracting Parties in accordance with article 14(3) of the Agreement, should enter into force on 1 January
2017.

Nevertheless, due to the transitional measures provided for in 1.6.1.1 of Annex A, the previous version (“2015 ADR”) as amended in accordance with Depositary Notifications C.N.354.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 and C.N.710.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 may continue to be used until 30 June 2017.

Territorial applicability

ADR is an Agreement between States, and there is no overall enforcing authority. In practice, highway checks are carried out by Contracting Parties, and non-compliance may then result in legal action by national authorities against offenders in accordance with their domestic legislation. ADR itself does not prescribe any penalties. At the time of publishing, the Contracting Parties are Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom. ADR applies to transport operations performed on the territory of at least two of the above-mentioned Contracting Parties. In addition, it should be noted that, in the interest of uniformity and free trading across the European Union (EU), Annexes A and B of ADR have also been adopted by EU Member States as the basis for regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods by road within and between their territories (Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods, as amended). A number of non-EU countries have also adopted Annexes A and B of ADR as the basis for their national legislation.

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ADR 2017: Tutti i file ed emendamenti

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Disponibile il testo completo dell’ADR applicabile dal 1 ° gennaio 2017

Accordo europeo relativo al trasporto internazionale di merci pericolose su strada ADR applicabile dal 1 gennaio 2017.

Update: 04.01.2017

General
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) was done at Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The Agreement itself was amended by the Protocol amending article 14 (3) done at New York on 21 August 1975, which entered into force on 19 April 1985.

According to article 2 of the Agreement, dangerous goods barred from carriage by Annex A shall not be accepted for international transport, while international transport of other dangerous goods shall be authorized subject to compliance with:
– the conditions laid down in Annex A for the goods in question, in particular as regards their packaging and labelling; and
– the conditions laid down in Annex B, in particular as regards the construction, equipment and operation of the vehicle carrying the goods in question.

Nevertheless, according to article 4, each Contracting Party shall retain the right to regulate or prohibit, for reasons other than safety during carriage, the entry of dangerous goods into its territory. Contracting Parties also retain the right to arrange, by bilateral or multilateral agreements, that certain dangerous goods which are prohibited from carriage by Annex A be internationally carried, subject to certain conditions, on their territories, or that dangerous goods authorized to be carried internationally according to Annex A be carried on their territories under conditions less stringent than those specified in Annexes A and B.

Annexes A and B have been regularly amended and updated since the entry into force of ADR.

Structure of Annexes A and B
The Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Inland Transport decided, at its fifty-first session (26-30 October 1992), to restructure Annexes A and B, on the basis of a proposal by the International Road Transport Union (TRANS/WP.15/124, paras. 100-108).

The main objectives were to make the requirements more accessible and more user-friendly so that they could be applied more easily not only to international road transport operations under ADR, but also to domestic traffic in all European States through national or European Community legislation, and ultimately to ensure a consistent regulatory framework at European level. It was also considered necessary to identify more clearly the duties of the various participants in the transport chain, to group more systematically the requirements concerning these various participants, and to differentiate the legal requirements of ADR from the European or international standards that could be applied to meet such requirements.

The structure is consistent with that of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID).

It has been split into nine parts, but still grouped under two annexes to align with the wording of article 2 of the Agreement itself. The layout is as follows:

Annex A: General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous articles and substances
Part 1 General provisions
Part 2 Classification
Part 3 Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities
Part 4 Packing and tank provisions
Part 5 Consignment procedures
Part 6 Requirements for the construction and testing of packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packagings,
tanks and bulk containers
Part 7 Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling

Annex B: Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations
Part 8 Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation
Part 9 Requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles

Part 1, which contains general provisions and definitions, is an essential part, since it contains all definitions for terms used throughout the other parts, and it defines precisely the scope and applicability of ADR, including the possibility of exemptions, as well as the applicability of other regulations. It also contains provisions concerning training, derogations and transitional measures, the respective safety obligations of the various participants in a chain of transport of dangerous goods, control measures, safety advisers, restrictions for the passage of vehicles carrying dangerous goods through road tunnels and transport of dangerous goods security.

Central to the use of the restructured ADR is table A of Chapter 3.2 which contains the dangerous goods list in the numerical order of UN numbers. Once the UN number of a specific dangerous substance or article has been determined, the table provides cross-references to specific requirements to be applied for the carriage of that substance or article, and to the chapters or sections where these specific requirements may be found. Nevertheless, it should be borne in mind that the general requirements or class specific requirements of the various Parts have to be applied in addition to specific requirements, as relevant.

An alphabetical index which indicates the UN number assigned to specific dangerous goods has been prepared by the secretariat and added as table B of Chapter 3.2 to facilitate the access to table A when the UN number is unknown. This table B is not an official part of ADR and has been added in the publication for easy reference only.

When goods which are known or suspected to be dangerous cannot be found by name in any of tables A or B, they have to be classified in accordance with Part 2, which contains all relevant procedures and criteria to determine whether such goods are deemed to be dangerous or not and which UN number should be assigned.

Applicable texts
This version (“2017 ADR”) takes into account all new amendments adopted by WP.15 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, circulated under the symbols ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and -/Corr.1 and ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231/Add.1, which, subject to acceptance by the Contracting Parties in accordance with article 14(3) of the Agreement, should enter into force on 1 January
2017.

Nevertheless, due to the transitional measures provided for in 1.6.1.1 of Annex A, the previous version (“2015 ADR”) as amended in accordance with Depositary Notifications C.N.354.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 and C.N.710.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 may continue to be used until 30 June 2017.

Territorial applicability

ADR is an Agreement between States, and there is no overall enforcing authority. In practice, highway checks are carried out by Contracting Parties, and non-compliance may then result in legal action by national authorities against offenders in accordance with their domestic legislation. ADR itself does not prescribe any penalties. At the time of publishing, the Contracting Parties are Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom. ADR applies to transport operations performed on the territory of at least two of the above-mentioned Contracting Parties. In addition, it should be noted that, in the interest of uniformity and free trading across the European Union (EU), Annexes A and B of ADR have also been adopted by EU Member States as the basis for regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods by road within and between their territories (Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods, as amended). A number of non-EU countries have also adopted Annexes A and B of ADR as the basis for their national legislation.

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ADR 2017: amendments to annexes A and B in force on 1 January 2017

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ADR 2017: proposed amendments to annexes A and B in force on 1 January 2017

Reference: C.N.744.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.14 del 10 October 2016

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following: By 1 October 2016, none of the Contracting Parties to the above-mentioned Agreement had communicated an objection to the Secretary-General.

Consequently, in accordance with the provisions of article 14 (3) of the Agreement, the proposed amendments to annexes A and B, as amended, shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties on 1 January 2017.

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ADR 2017: Ufficiali Modifiche Allegati A e B dal 1° Gennaio 2017

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ADR 2017: ufficiale il 1° gennaio con le modifiche proposte agli allegati A e B

Reference: C.N.744.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.14 del 10 Ottobre 2016

Entro il 1° ottobre 2016, nessuna delle parti contraenti dell’accordo ADR ha comunicato un’obiezione al Segretario generale.

Di conseguenza, secondo le disposizioni dell’articolo 14 (3), dell’accordo, le modifiche proposte agli allegati A e B, come modificato entra in vigore per tutte le parti contraenti il 1° gennaio 2017.

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Council Decision (EU) 2016/1795

Council Decision (EU) 2016/1795

Position UE to be adopted ADR 2017

Council Decision (EU) 2016/1795 of 29 September 2016 establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union with regard to the amendments to the Annexes to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and to the Annexed Regulations to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)

11.10.2016

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Decisione (UE) 2016/1795: Posizione UE ADR 2017

Decisione (UE) 2016/1795

Posizione dell’UE sull’ADR 2017

Decisione (UE) 2016/1795 del Consiglio del 29 settembre 2016 che stabilisce la posizione che deve essere adottata a nome dell’Unione europea in merito alle modifiche degli allegati dell’accordo europeo relativo al trasporto internazionale delle merci pericolose su strada (ADR) e dei regolamenti allegati all’accordo europeo relativo al trasporto internazionale delle merci pericolose per vie navigabili interne (ADN).

11.11.2016

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Multilateral Agreements: Update August 2016

List of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements

Update August 2016

http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/multi/multi.html


CHAPTER 1.5 DEROGATIONS

1.5.1 Temporary derogations

1.5.1.1
In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 3 of ADR, the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties may agree directly among themselves to authorize certain transport operations in their territories by temporary derogation from the requirements of ADR, provided that safety is not compromised thereby. The authority which has taken the initiative with respect to the temporary derogation shall notify such derogations to the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe which shall bring them to the attention of the Contracting Parties1.

NOTE: “Special arrangement” in accordance with 1.7.4 is not considered to be a temporary derogation in accordance with this section.

1.5.1.2
The period of validity of the temporary derogation shall not be more than five years from the date of its entry into force. The temporary derogation shall automatically cease as from the date of the entry into force of a relevant amendment to ADR.

1.5.1.3
Transport operations on the basis of temporary derogations shall constitute transport operations in the sense of ADR.

1.5.2
(Reserved)

Accordi Multilaterali ADR M299 e M302: sottoscritti dall’italia

Il 19 Agosto l’italia ha sottoscritto gli Accordi Multilaterali (Multilateral Agreement) M299 e M302

Gli Accordi sono inerenti:

Accordo multilaterale  M299
Deroghe gas Classe 2 importati in conformità con 1.1.4.2 (Trasporti comportanti un percorso marittimo o aereo) in recipienti a pressione ricaricabili approvate dagli Stati Uniti.

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Accordo multilaterale  M302
ONU 2010 (IDRURO DI MAGNESIO): Idruro di magnesio trasportato in sistemi trasportabili di stoccaggio idrogenati

Maggiori info e download M302

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ADR 1.5.1 Deroghe temporanee

1.5.1.1
In conformità all’Articolo 4, paragrafo 3 dell’ADR, le autorità competenti delle Parti contraenti possono convenire direttamente tra loro di autorizzare alcuni trasporti sul loro territorio in deroga temporanea alle disposizioni dell’ADR, a condizione tuttavia che la sicurezza non sia compromessa.
Queste deroghe temporanee devono essere comunicate dall’autorità che ha preso l’iniziativa al Segretariato della Commissione Economica per l’Europa delle Nazioni Unite, che le porterà a conoscenza delle Parti contraenti

ADR 2017: LAUNCH UNECE

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ADR 2017: APPROVAL PROCEDURE WITH COMMUNICATION UNECE

As procedure (Art. 14 paragraph 1 ADR), UN Secretary-General announced on 1 July 2016 with known CN443.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.14 he has received from Portugal (Chairman of WP.15 ), the text of the amendments to ADR which should enter into force on 1 January 2017.

If within three months (by 1 October 2016) there will be no objection from the Contracting States that the text will be finally approved.

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ADR 2017: al via con la Comunicazione UNECE

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ADR 2017: 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 2016 con nota C.N.443.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.14, di aver ricevuto dal Portogallo (Chairman del WP.15), il testo degli emendamenti all’ADR che dovranno entrare in vigore il 1° gennaio 2017.

Se entro tre mesi (entro il 1° ottobre 2016) non vi saranno obiezioni da parte degli Stati contraenti tale testo risulterà definitivamente approvato.

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