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Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 105

The Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1989

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1989 No. 105

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1989

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Made26th January 1989
Laid before Parliament3rd February 1989
Coming into force1st March 1989

    The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 15(1) and (2) and 82(3)(a) of, and paragraphs 3, 15(1) and 16 of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974[1] ("the 1974 Act"), and of all other enabling powers, for the purpose of giving effect without modifications to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act after the carrying out by the said Commission of consultations in accordance with section 50(3) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:
    Citation, commencement and interpretation
        1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 and shall come into force on 1st March 1989.

        (2)  In these Regulations, "the principal Regulations" means the Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) Regulations 1986[2].
    Amendments to the principal Regulations
        2.—(1)  The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

        (2)  In regulation 2(1)-
       (a) in the definition of "dangerous substance", for sub-paragraph (h) to the end of the definition, there shall be substituted-
          "(h) any other substance which, although not listed in Part IA2 of the approved list, has, when classified, the properties of a substance specified in Schedule 1,

          but does not include a substance carried at such dilution or otherwise treated so that it no longer has the properties of any flammable gas, organic peroxide, toxic gas or any substance in Schedule 1;" and
       (b) in the definition of "packing group", for sub-paragraph (b), there shall be substituted-
          "(b) in the case of a dangerous substance not so listed-
            (i) if not a toxic substance, the packing group specified for that substance in column 2 of Part I of Schedule 1, or
            (ii) if a toxic substance, packing group I or II allocated in accordance with the criteria set out in Part II of Schedule 1;".

        (3)  In regulation 3 (which determines the application of the principal Regulations), in paragraph (1), after "substance" where it first appears, insert "regulation 13A shall apply in relation to the carriage of any quantity of any dangerous substance such as is specified therein".

        (4)  In regulation 6 (which requires information in writing to be available during the carriage of a dangerous substance)-
       (a) in paragraph (2)(b), at the beginning, insert "subject to paragraph (3)"; and
       (b) after paragraph (2), insert the following paragraph-
        "  (3)  Nothing in paragraph (2)(b) shall require the destruction, removal or placing in a securely closed container of information in writing relating to any dangerous substance which is not being carried where that information in writing relates also to a dangerous substance which is being carried, and the nature of the hazards created by those dangerous substances is such that the action to be taken in an emergency concerning them is identical.".

        (5)  In regulation 11(1) (which requires vehicles which are used for the carriage of 500 kilograms or more of dangerous substances to display rectangular orange plates at the front and rear), in sub-paragraph (c), after the word "visible", insert the words "except that the rear plate need not be visible where the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded".

        (6)  In regulation 11(2) (which imposes duties on operators and drivers of vehicles with respect to the orange coloured plates required to be displayed pursuant to regulation 11(1)), in sub-paragraph (b), after the word "and" where it first appears, insert the words "(other than when it need not be clearly visible in the circumstances set out in paragraph (1)(c))".

        (7)  There shall be inserted, after regulation 13, the following regulation-

        "Restrictions on the carriage of certain dangerous substances in the same vehicle as food
            13A.—(1)  The operator and driver shall ensure that no dangerous substance-
          (a) listed in Part IA2 of the approved list, which is specified to be in packing group I or II in column 7 of that Part and which also has the properties of any substance specified in Schedule 1 in the entry for "Toxic Substance"; or
          (b) which, although not listed in Part IA2 of the approved list, has, when classified, the above properties,
        is carried in any vehicle in which food is being carried, unless the food is carried in a part of the vehicle effectively separated from that containing the substance, or is otherwise adequately protected from the risk of contamination.

            (2)  In this regulation, "food" means-
          (a) as respects England and Wales, food within the meaning of section 131(1) of the Food Act 1984[3];
          (b) as respects Scotland, food within the meaning of section 58(1) of the Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act, 1956[4].".



        (8)  The headings to Parts I and II of Schedule 1; column 1 of Part I and paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 1; column 1 of Schedule 2; and Schedule 3 shall be amended in accordance with the Schedule to these Regulations.


Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Peter Bottomley

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department of Transport

26th January 1989





Notes:

[1] 1974 c. 37; sections 15 and 50 were amended by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), Schedule 15, paragraphs 6 and 16 respectively.

[2] S.I. 1986/1951.

[3] 1984 c. 30.

[4] 1956 c. 30.

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