DfT Position for May Meeting

Papers and initial UK position for the 106th Session of the UNECE Working Party (WP.15) meeting in May 2019.

In advance of the next UNECE WP.15 meeting on 13-17 May, the Department of Transport (DfT) would welcome any feedback member may have on the papers submitted thus far. The formal papers (14 in total) and informal papers (currently 2) can be found on the UNECE website along with the provisional agenda. The DfT summaries can be found here along with proposed lines they intend to take. As such, they have asked for any initial comments members may have by April 18 March.

 In regard to the subjects in the papers, those members who are involved in the transport of explosives may wish to consider the issue regarding EXII and EXIII vehicles raised in Paper 2019/3 and the subject of driver training in Paper 2019/5. In submitting any feedback, members are asked to consider the following for inclusion in the response –

  1. Potential impact on industry and safety if adopted
  2. Whether there is an alternative/better way
  3. Any unintended consequences of adopting the amendment/s

In view of the closing date for comment, members wishing to make a submission for consideration are asked to respond directly to the Dangerous Goods Team at dangerousgoods@dft.gsi.gov.uk.

DfT will be holding a UK stakeholder briefing meeting on Thursday 02 May at the DfT offices in London. If any member is intending to attend the meeting can they advise DfT Dangerous Goods Team (DGT) and Vicki Hall at the Institute office.  In the meantime, DfT DGT may also contact members submitting comment directly about specific papers.

If members have any queries or seek information on the papers, the DfT Dangerous Goods Team will be happy to speak with members and can be contacted at the above.

Regards

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