The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation to seek the views and feedback from interested persons on the approach they propose to take to implement the carriage of dangerous goods regulations (RID, ADR and ADN) once the UK has departed the European Union (“exit day”).
The proposed approach is to make a new piece of legislation to be called the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulation 2018 (CDG 2018). This will amend the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009), which was previously amended by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (CDG 2011).
The proposed amendments are technical in nature and will not change the dangerous goods regulatory framework for use within the UK. The amendments include references to the:
- UK as a ‘relevant Member State’ being replaced with references as a ‘relevant territory’.
- ‘European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road’ (ADR) and ‘Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail’ (RID) being updated to the most recent versions.
- Dangerous Goods Directive and the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (2010/35/EU) being changed to the directives in force upon the day of EU exit and therefore will be cited as current law.
Additionally, the DfT are re-establishing the legal requirement for vapour recovery systems to be installed on mobile tankers carrying petrol by reference to approved tanks requirements. This would be in a separate statutory instrument, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
The consultation period began on 13th August 2018 and will run until 6th September 2018.
The consultation can be accessed on GOV.UK, via the following link: