Consultation outcome

Carriage of dangerous goods and use of transportable pressure equipment: reference changes

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Detail of outcome

The Department for Transport received 7 responses to the consultation. The responses were from a trade association, and small and large businesses.

The government response:

  • takes the form of setting out the profiles of those responding to the consultation
  • lists responses to the consultation’s set questions
  • responds to 3 additional questions that were received

Original consultation


Reference changes to the 'Carriage of Dangerous Goods 2009 and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment' as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.

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Consultation description

We are making necessary reference amendments, as a result of the UK leaving the EU to dangerous goods and pressure equipment transport regulations. The regulations are the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009).

The amendments proposed are technical in nature and will not change the dangerous goods regulatory framework for use within the UK. Amendments include references to the:

  • UK as a ‘relevant Member State’ being replaced with references as a ‘relevant territory’
  • ‘European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road’ (ADR) and ‘Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail’ (RID) being updated to the most recent versions
  • Dangerous Goods Directive and the Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive (2010/35/EU) being changed to the directives in force upon the day of EU exit and therefore will be cited as current law

Additionally, we are re-establishing the legal requirement for vapour recovery systems to be installed on mobile tankers carrying petrol by reference to approved tanks requirements. This would be in a separate statutory instrument, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.


The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) regulations 2018 (CDG 2018)

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Published 13 August 2018
Last updated 10 January 2019 + show all updates
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