Competent Authority Exemptions

Competent Authority Exemptions are used for temporary derogations, generally for specific dangerous goods, from national transport provisions only. They are usually initiated by the consignor or carrier, and must specify the nature, control measures, conditions and duration of the exemption.

Requests for Competent Authority Exemptions may be made by completing a Form for Application, which can be emailed to the Authority at wcu@hsa.ie.

Current Exemptions issued under European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011, as amended:

Exemption No.

Detailed title

Valid From

Date of Expiry

Exemption 03/2021

Carriage of Clinical Waste (UN No. 3291)

21 January 2021

01 March 2021

Exemption 02/2021

Carriage of Clinical Waste (UN No. 3291)

12 January 2021

01 March 2021

Exemption 01/2021

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 4.1.1.3 with respect to the use of UN approved packaging for hand sanitizer, hydro-alcoholic gels and solutions

11 January 2021

30 June 2021

Exemption 06/2020

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2 with respect to the certificates of type approval and initial inspection and test

23 December 2020

05 October 2023

Exemption 04/2020

Exemption from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.3 with respect to the date of performance of the intermediate inspection of a tank

23 October 2020

06 March 2023

Exemption 01/2020

Under the provisions of CA 02/2017, to exempt Tank 2531, Type Approval No. GB/FT/RSA/1112 operated by Emo Oil Limited, from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.5

30 Jan 2020

30 Jan 2023

Exemption 06/2019

Under the provisions of CA 02/2017, to exempt tank LT0895 operated by East Cork Oil, from the requirements of ADR 6.8.2.4.5

26 June 2019

26 June 2022

Exemption 2/2017

Use of ADR tank vehicles constructed since 1 July 2003 operating as national tanks

23 June 2017

31 Dec 2021