The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2019

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), a part of Ricardo, have advised that the 2019 edition of the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code (EAC) List is available as a (free) electronic download. The code has been produced by the NCEC, in co-operation with the UK Home Office and published by TSO.

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Hard copies will be available to purchase from TSO from 31 January 2019.

The EAC List 2019 is effective immediately in connection with the use of ADR/RID 2019 Edition and is mandatory from 1 July 2019. The Emergency Action Code List 2017 should no longer be used from that date.

Duty holders are required to use the 2019 EAC List for the application of the appropriate EACs under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009) (as amended) and of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (CDG 2010) (as amended).

 

Brief overview of updates and changes

Updated EACs
UN3090 Lithium Metal Batteries (Including Lithium Alloy Batteries)
UN3091 Lithium Metal Batteries Contained In Equipment or Lithium Metal Batteries Packed With Equipment UN3480 Lithium Ion Batteries(Including Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries)
UN3481 Lithium Ion Batteries Contained In Equipment or Lithium Ion Batteries Packed With Equipment (Including Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries)

New Entries
UN3535 Toxic Solid, Flammable, Inorganic, N.O.S., packing group I
UN3535 Toxic Solid, Flammable, Inorganic, N.O.S., packing group II
UN3536 Lithium batteries installed in cargo transport unit
UN3537 Articles containing flammable gas, N.O.S.
UN3538 Articles containing non-flammable, non- toxic gas, N.O.S.
UN3539 Articles containing toxic gas, N.O.S.
UN3540 Articles containing flammable liquid, N.O.S.
UN3541 Articles containing flammable solid, N.O.S.
UN3542 Articles containing a substance liable to spontaneous combustion, N.O.S.
UN3543 Articles containing a substance which in contact with water emits flammable gases, N.O.S.
UN3544 Articles containing oxidizing substance, N.O.S.
UN3545 Articles containing organic peroxide, N.O.S.
UN3546 Articles containing toxic substance, N.O.S.
UN3547 Articles containing corrosive substance, N.O.S.
UN3548 Articles containing miscellaneous dangerous goods, N.O.S.

Name Change
UN3302 2-Dimethylaminoethyl Acrylate, Stabilized

For more information on the NCEC - https://the-ncec.com/

31 January 2019

 

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