Competent Authority Exemptions

Competent Authority Exemptions are used for temporary derogations, generally for specific dangerous goods, from national transport provisions only. They are usually initiated by the consignor or carrier, and must specify the nature, control measures, conditions and duration of the exemption.

Requests for Competent Authority Exemptions may be made by completing a Form for Application, which can be emailed to the Authority at wcu@hsa.ie.

 

Current Exemptions issued under European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 to 2015:

Exemption 5/2016

Periodic inspection of TPE (pi marked cylinders)

Expires 31 March 2017

Exemption 3/2016

Carriage of uncleaned medical devices and equipment (RIMDs)

Expires 30 June 2018

Exemption 3/2015

The carriage of articles or inner packagings of any type for solids or liquids assembled in outer packaging

Expires 31st Dec 2020

Exemption 1/2014

Carriage of uncleaned medical devices and equipment

Expires 30 June 2017

 

Expired Exemptions and Approvals issued under European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 to 2015:

          

Exemption 1/2015

Carriage of articles or inner packagings of any type for solids or liquids assembled in outer packaging

Expired 31 Dec 2015

Exemption 3/2014 Rev1

Carriage of clinical waste containing a Category A Infectious Substance - Ebola virus

Expired 31 Dec 2015

Exemption 5/2013

Use of GRW/Bureau Veritas Certified Tanks

Expired 31 Dec 2015

Exemption 4/2013

Use of GRW/Bureau Veritas Certified Tanks

REVOKED

Exemption3/2013

Transport of used lithium cells and batteries

Expired 30 June 2015

Exemption1/2013

Transport of "lab smalls"

Expired 30th June 2015

Approval 2/2014

 Carriage of animal material affected by pathogens included in Category B (UN 3373)

Expired 31 Dec 2014

Exemption 3/2011

Extension to sharps trails (exemption 1/2010) SRCL Ltd

Expired Mar 2012

Exemption 2/2011

Update of 01/2011 "lab smalls" valid until June 2013

Expired June 2013

Exemption 1/2010

Re-usable sharps containers trail SRCL ltd

Expired - Dec 2011

Approval 3/2009

Transport by road of UN 3380 1-Hydroxybenzotriazole Hydrate, (wetted with 11-16% water) .

Expired - July 2011

Approval 2/2009

Carriage by road of uncleaned plastic packaging (liners) containing trace amounts of UN 3380 1-Hydroxybenzotriazole(HOBT)

Expired - July 2011

Approval 5/2008

Transport of UN 3380 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, (wetted with not less than 30% water) by Road

Expired - July 2011

Exemption 4/2008

The carriage of clinical waste in UN approved inner packagings in UN approved wheeled bins

Expired - Oct 2009

Exemption 3/2008

The Carriage of Used Lithium Cells and Batteries

Expired - July 2011

Approval 2/2008

The Carriage of articles or inner packagings of any type for solids or liquids assembled in outer packaging

Expired - July 2011

Approval 1/2008

Retail Distribution of Goods In inner Packaging

Expired - July 2011

Approval  1/2006

Transport by road of UN 3139 in tanks by road

Expired - Aug 2010