ADR Multilateral Agreements (MLAs)

Multilateral agreements or "temporary derogations" are agreements between contracting parties to ADR. These may provide temporary derogations from certain provisions in ADR and may be initiated by any contracting party to facilitate the international transport of certain dangerous goods. Once agreed between two or more contracting parties they are published by the ADR Secretariat at the following link.

 

Irish industry may apply to the HSA to seek the application of any of the currently published derogations (MLAs) or to request a new MLA under the terms of ADR 1.5.1.Requests may be made by completing a Form for Application, which can be emailed to the Authority at wcu@hsa.ie.

For further information on the co-signing or initiation of an MLA contact the HSA at WCU.

 

Current MLA's signed by Ireland

M299

Carriage of US DoT cylinders

Expires Jun 2019

M273

Concerning the marking of gas cylinders

Expires 30 June 2018

M256

Concerning the transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in rigid and composite IBCs

Expires Jan 2018

M253

Concerning derogations for the road transport of "fuel oil, heavy" and "fuel oil, residual"

Expires Dec 2017

 

MLA's under consideration

None