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Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods

Scope

This Directive establishes a common regime for all aspects of the inland transport of dangerous goods, by road, rail, and inland waterway.

Exemptions

Provided that safety is not compromised, Member States may request derogations from the provisions of the Annexes for the transport of small quantities of certain dangerous goods, or where the transport occurs over a short distance or on rail transport on particular designated routes. Once authorised, derogations are valid for a period of six years. Member States can request an extension of the derogation. This Directive does not apply to the transport of dangerous goods by the armed forces, by seagoing vessels on maritime waterways, or by ferries crossing an inland waterway.

Regulatory activities

Transport of dangerous goods between Member States, and between Member States and third countries, must comply with the requirements indicated in the Annexes. In the event of an accident where a Member State considers the relevant safety provisions to be insufficient, the Member State must notify the Commission of the measures it proposes to take.

Relevant product types

No. This Directive does not contain any explicit list of substances.

Reference documents

ADR - European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road RID - Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail, appearing as Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) ADN - European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

No

Obligations based on properties of concerns

No

EU-level occupational exposure limits

Not applicable

EU-level emission limit values

No provision

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

No

Industry submission system in place

No submission system in place

Format for industry submission

Not applicable

Owner

DG MOVE

Update process

DG MOVE; MS authorities

Amendments

2009/240/EC: Commission Decision of 4 March 2009 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods 2010/187/EU: Commission Decision of 25 March 2010 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive 2010/61/EU of 2 September 2010 adapting for the first time the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods to scientific and technical progress 2011/26/EU: Commission Decision of 14 January 2011 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods 2012/188/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 4 April 2012 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive 2012/45/EU of 3 December 2012 adapting for the second time the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods to scientific and technical progress 2013/218/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 6 May 2013 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive 2014/103/EU of 21 November 2014 adapting for the third time the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods to scientific and technical progress Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/217 of 10 April 2014 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/974 of 17 June 2015 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/629 of 20 April 2016 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive (EU) 2016/2309 of 16 December 2016 adapting for the fourth time the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods to scientific and technical progress Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/695 of 7 April 2017 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive (EU) 2018/217 of 31 January 2018 amending Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods by adapting Section I.1 of its Annex I to scientific and technical progress Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/936 of 29 June 2018 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Commission Directive (EU) 2018/1846 of 23 November 2018 amending the Annexes to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods to take into account scientific and technical progress Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1094 of 17 June 2019 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inland transport of dangerous goods Regulation (EU) 2019/1243 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

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