Transporting dangerous goods for tools of trade or for private use, and consignors and packers in relation to certain packages

The exemption was granted under the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008.

Exemption Order No 003/15 commenced 7 August 2015 and has effect until 30 June 2020, unless otherwise varied or cancelled.

Nature of exemption

  • The exemption order is made by the WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, a Competent Authority under the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008.
  • The exemption order exempts compliance from the following clauses of the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014:
    • Clause 7 (3) (a) – Duty on persons to transport compliant packages
    • Clause 56 – Duty on consignors
    • Clause 57 – Duty on packers
  • The exemption order applies to persons transporting dangerous goods for tools of trade or for private use, and consignors, and packers, in relation to packages of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, trade name Opteon YF, classified as UN 3161 LIQUEFIED GAS, FLAMMABLE, N.O.S., Division 2.1 dangerous goods.

Those persons are exempt from Section 4.1.6.1.9 (b) of the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail Seventh edition, subject to the conditions in the schedule to the exemption order.

Schedule

The exemption order is subject to the following conditions:

  1. 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, trade name Opteon YF, must be packed in a DOT 39 approved cylinder with a pressure relief valve and a maximum internal water capacity of 20 litres.
  2. A copy of the exemption order must be carried by the driver with transport documentation, and produced upon request by an authorised officer or an officer of the emergency services.

Addendum

The exemption order is valid in NSW. The exemption order has national effect by decision of the Competent Authorities Panel (CAP). The CAP decision number is EXEM2015/111.

Gazettal

Published in Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, number 66, Friday 7 August 2015.

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