Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations

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These recommendations have been developed in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigencies of modern transport systems and, above all, the requirement to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. They are addressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods. The Model Regulations cover the classification of dangerous goods, their listing, the use, construction, testing and approval of packagings and portable tanks, as well as consignment procedures such as marking, labeling, placarding and documentation. This sixteenth revised edition contains new provisions and revised provisions.

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Provisions concerning transport operations

In general, development of the detailed provisions of this Part would be left to national, modal or regional authorities. For the purposes of these Regulations, Chapter 7.1 contains operational provisions that are applicable to all modes of transport. An additional chapter is provided, but generally reserved, for additional provisions applicable to the individual modes of transport that may be added by national, modal or regional authorities.

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