The draft Edition 7.7 of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail is now available for public consultation. The draft aligns with Revision 21 of the United Nations (UN) Model Regulations and incorporates changes adopted by the UN along with other Australian-specific changes. The draft incorporates two key changes to bring Australian practices in line with accepted overseas practices and remove unnecessary burden on Australian businesses and the broader public.
These changes aim to:
1. simplify the requirements relating to the transport of dangerous goods in limited quantities by removing the Australian-specific sub-categories and aligning with the International agreement for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail
2. provide a more consistent practice for Australian manufacturers by removing the additional requirements that only apply to inner packaging filled in Australia.
Full details of these changes, along with an outline of other draft key changes, are covered in the accompanying explanatory document.
Please forward any comments on the draft to Debra Kirk , email@example.com.
Open for comments until 31st December 2019.
About the draft documents:
• Amendments (other than purely typographical or administrative) are shown in ‘track changes’
• Comments are included to provide additional information on the source of the amendment
• Due to the large file size, the Code has been broken into several smaller files
• Page numbering, footnote numbering, Table of Contents and Table of Amendments will be added when the document is consolidated following public consultation.