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Document ID (ISN)63856
CIS number 95-22
ISSN - Serial title 0378-6978 - Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes
Year 1994
Convention or series no. 94/55/CE 94/55/EC
Title Council Directive 94/55/EC of 21 Nov. 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road [European Communities]
Original title Directive 94/55/CE du Conseil, du 21 nov. 1994, relative au rapprochement des législations des Etats membres concernant le transport des marchandises dangereuses par route [Communautés européennes] [in French]
Bibliographic information 12 Dec. 1994, Vol.37, No.L 319, p.7-13.
Abstract This Directive shall apply to the transport of dangerous goods by road within or between member States of the EC, except for such transport under the responsibility of the armed forces. Many of its provisions overlap those of the European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR, see CIS 93-361). The transport of certain dangerous goods by road is prohibited, while that of certain others is made subject to compliance with conditions regarding packaging, labelling, as well as the operation and mechanical condition of the vehicle. Special provisions are made for derogations and for the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods by road within the territory of an individual member State. The Commission shall be assisted by a Committee on the transport of dangerous goods. Member States shall implement this Directive within their national legislation by 1 Jan. 1997, at which time Directive 89/684/EEC (CIS 92-1087) shall be repealed. Annexes A and B correspond to those of the ADR.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; road transport; transport of materials; European Communities
Descriptors (secondary) directive
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Transport of materials