This authoritative European Agreement is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road (including wastes by road). ADR 2013 contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally and has been prepared on the basis of amendments which are legally effective from 1 January 2013.
This new version contains fully updated requirements to all parts, including:
- New or revised provisions concerning chemicals under pressure, including:
- Electric double layer capacitors
- Mercury contained in manufactured articles
- Dangerous goods used as a coolant or conditioner
- Salvage pressure receptacles
- Lithium batteries
- Dangerous goods packed in limited quantities, minute quantities and packing instructions
- Revised provisions for portable fire extinguishers
- New restrictions in road tunnels for dangerous goods carried in limited quantities
- New provisions concerning transport of dangerous goods security
Annexes A and B of this ADR contain the conditions under which dangerous goods, when authorized for transport, may be carried internationally in regards to their classification, packing, marking and labelling; construction, testing and approval of packaging, tanks and vehicles; loading, unloading and operation of vehicles; training and safety obligations of participants.
Author: United Nations (UN) - Economic Commission for Europe