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 2017:

Exemption 2/2017

Use of ADR tank vehicles constructed since 1 July 2003 operating as national tanks

Expires 31 Dec 2021

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

 

Expired Exemptions issued under European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 to 2017:

          

Exemption 1/2017

Periodic inspection of TPE (pi marked cylinders)

Expired 30 June 2017

Exemption 1/2014

Carriage of uncleaned medical devices and equipment

Expired 30 June 2017

Exemption 5/2016

Periodic inspection of TPE (pi marked cylinders)

Expired 31 March 2017

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

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

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