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, as amended:

Exemption No.

Detailed title

Valid From

Date of Expiry

Exemption 05/2022

Exemption for tank LT0895 from the provisions of 6.8.2.4.5

27 June 2022

27 June 2025

Exemption 04/2022

Carriage of empty uncleaned packaging waste

18 May 2022

30 Sept 2023

Exemption 03/2022

Carriage of Clinical Waste (UN No. 3291)

31 March 2022

30 September 2022

Exemption 02/2022

Use of multiple element gas container containing pressure receptacles made of composite materials beyond the ADR inspection interval

18 February 2022

31 July 2022

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

Exemption 08/2021

Use of multiple element gas containers containing pressure receptacles made of composite materials beyond the ADR inspection interval

31 March 2021

31 May 2022

Exemption 04/2021

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

21 January 2021

30 June 2023

Exemption 06/2020

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2 with respect to the certificates of type approval and initial inspection and test

23 December 2020

05 October 2023

Exemption 04/2020

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.3 with respect to the date of performance of the intermediate inspection of a tank

23 October 2020

06 March 2023

Exemption 01/2020

Under the provisions of CA 02/2017, to exempt Tank 2531, Type Approval No. GB/FT/RSA/1112 operated by Emo Oil Limited, from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.5

30 Jan 2020

30 Jan 2023

Exemption 06/2019

Under the provisions of CA 02/2017, to exempt tank LT0895 operated by East Cork Oil, from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.5

26 June 2019

26 June 2022