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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 18 May 1993

Vol. 430 No. 8

Written Answers. - Transport of Dangerous Substances.

Peter Barry


62 Mr. Barry asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment if he proposes to review and update the regulations covering the haulage of dangerous substances on our roads, in view of the increased use of this form of transportation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The Dangerous Substances (Conveyance of Scheduled Substances by Road) (Trade or Business) Regulations, 1980, and amending Regulations of 1986 govern the transport of dangerous substances by road. The regulations are based on the requirements of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). The contents of the ADR are reviewed and updated biannually by the inland transport committee of the Economic Commission for Europe.

The regulations require ADR standards in the area of chemical classification, packaging, labelling, storage, vehicle marking and vehicle construction.

The European Communities (Vocational Training for Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations, 1992 detail requirements for driver training in the conveyance of dangerous substances by road. These regulations were implemented by the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications as recently as July, 1992.