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

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 11/2021

Carriage of Clinical Waste (UN No. 3291)

30 September 2021

31 March 2022

Exemption 10/2021

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

01 September 2021

29 August 2024

Exemption 07/2021 Rev.1

Carriage of UN No. 3291 - Exemption from the provisions of ADR (Transport Document)

22 June 2021

31 December 2021

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 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

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

26 June 2019

26 June 2022

Exemption 2/2017

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

23 June 2017

31 Dec 2021