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Changes (ADR 2023) applicable from 1 January 2023

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Chapter 1 changes

Within Chapter 1 there have been a number of changes to the definitions; they have either been updated, deleted or added.

There are new paragraphs;

  • 1.1.4.7 Refillable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportation
  • 1.1.4.7.1 Import of gasesRefillable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportation and constructed and tested in accordance with standards listed in Part 178, Specifications for Packagings of Title 49, Transportation, of the Code of Federal Regulations accepted for carriage in a transport chain in accordance with 1.1.4.2 may be carried from the location of the temporary storage at the end point of the transport chain to the end user.
  • 1.1.4.7.2 Export of gases and empty uncleaned pressure receptaclesRefillable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportation and constructed in accordance with standards listed in Part 178, Specifications for Packagings of Title 49, Transportation, of the Code of Federal Regulations may be filled and carried only for the purpose of exporting to countries which are not Contracting Parties to ADR provided the following provisions are met:
  • the filling of the pressure receptacle is in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
  • the pressure receptacles shall be marked and labelled in accordance with Chapter 5.2
  • the provisions of 4.1.6.12 and 4.1.6.13 shall apply to pressure receptacles; pressure receptacles shall not be filled after they become due for periodic inspection but may be carried after the expiry of the time-limit for purposes of performing inspection, including the intermediate carriage operations.

Chapter 1 also sees the addition of three new new transitional measures:

  • 1.6.5.23 EX/III vehicles first registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, in accordance with the requirements of 9.7.9.2 applicable until 31 December 2022, but which do not conform to the requirements of 9.7.9.2 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may continue to be used.
  • 1.6.5.24 FL vehicles first registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, which do not conform to the requirements of 9.7.9.1 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may continue to be used.
  • 1.6.5.25 FL vehicles first registered or entering into service before 1 January 2029, which do not conform to the requirements of 9.7.9.2 applicable as from 1 January 2023, may continue to be used.

Far more detail has been added on the obligations of the competent authority and the obligations of the inspection bodies in ADR 1.8.6.2 and ADR 1.8.6.3.

 

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