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2018-04 March 8, 2018 RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting Pre-Meeting Summary: Spring 2018

By Frits Wybenga, Senior Techincal AdvisorMarch 8, 2018

The RID Committee of Experts and the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (RID Committee; WP.15) will hold their next Joint Meeting on March 12-16, 2018, in Bern, Switzerland. Amendments will be discussed to the European Agreement concerning the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID); the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR); and the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN).

Readers with an interest in aerosols may want to consider the European Aerosol Association (FEA) paper (see document March 2018/INF.5 in the report) proposing amendments to ADR/RID requirements for aerosols based on changes to the European Aerosol Directive. According to FEA the changes they propose dealing with aerosols pressurized with a nonflammable gas may lead to a need for corresponding changes in other transport regulations. More study is needed of the issue.

This spring session will focus on the following areas:

  • Tanks
  • Standards
  • Interpretation of RID/ADR/ADN
  • Proposals for Amendments to RID/ADR/ADN
  • Reports of Informal Working Groups
  • Accidents and Risk Management
  • Other business

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