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 contactus@hsa.ie.

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

Exemption No.

Detailed title

Valid From

Date of Expiry

Exemption 06/2024

Carriage of UN 1017 Chlorine in a non-ADR pressure receptacle

19 February 2024

04 March 2024 for full pressure drums

30 April 2024 for empty pressure drums

Exemption 05/2024

Carriage in bulk of SOLIDS or mixtures of solids (such as preparations and wastes) CONTAINING FLAMMABLE LIQUID, with a CORROSIVE sub-hazard

16 February 2024

30 June 2029

Exemption 04/2024

Carriage in bulk of SOLIDS or mixtures of solids (such as preparations and wastes) CONTAINING FLAMMABLE LIQUID, with a TOXIC sub-hazard

16 February 2024

30 June 2029

Exemption 03/2024

Annex 1 to Exemption 03/2024 

Carriage of dangerous goods in identified tanks below the minimum material thicknesses required in ADR 6.8.2.1.18 to 6.8.2.1.21

15 February 2024

Until further notice

Exemption 01/2024

Carriage of waste empty uncleaned packaging

02 January 2024

30 June 2027

Exemption 10/2023 Rev.1

Carriage of UN 1017 Chlorine in a non-ADR pressure receptacle

19 December 2023

31 January 2024 for full pressure drums

28 February 2024 for empty pressure drums

Exemption 07/2023

Carriage of UN1965, HYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, LIQUEFIED, N.O.S. (Propane) in tanks constructed to EN12493 inclusive of Annex C

17 November 2023

01 September 2026

Exemption 04/2023

Estimation of the quantities of UN 3291, medical or clinical waste, for the purposes of carriage by road

12 July 2023

30 June 2027

Exemption 05/2023

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

12 July 2023

30 June 2027

Exemption 01/2023

Carriage of UN 3082, ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, liquid, N.O.S. (Sirolimus)

11 May 2023

14 May 2024

Exemption 02/2023

Carriage of UN 2546 TITANIUM POWDER DRY, 4.2, PGI, as waste

26 April 2023

30 April 2024

Exemption 05/2022

Exemption for tank LT0895 from the provisions of 6.8.2.4.5

27 June 2022

27 June 2025

Exemption 10/2021

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 4.3.4.1 with respect to the hierarchy of tanks for the carriage of UN3336

01 September 2021

29 August 2024