IATA DGR 54 th Edition Consolidated Changes for ATS
The following pages detail the changes to the 54th Edition of the DGR from the 53rd. While every effort to ensure that all changes are captured, any differences and the DGR will take precedence.
Section 1 – Applicability … 1.1 Basis of these Regulations 1.1.1 The UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (SCoETDG) develops recommended procedures for the transport of all types of dangerous goods except radioactive materials. These procedures, applicable to all modes of transport, are published in the Recommendations on the Transport of th Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations (16th 17 revised edition). Note: Recommendations on Tests and Criteria, which are incorporated into certain provisions of these Regulations are published as a separate manual (“Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria”) (ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.5 and Amendment 1) available from the United Nations. This Manual includes: •
Part I: Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to explosives of Class 1.
Part II: Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to self-reactive substances of Division 4.1 and organic peroxides of Division 5.2.
Part III: Classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to articles or substances of Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Division 5.1, Class 8 and Class 9.
Appendices: Information common to a number of different types of tests and national contacts for test details.
… 1.1.3 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has used these recommendations as the basis for developing the regulations for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air by any aircraft (including both internal and external carriage). The ICAO regulations are codified in Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and in its Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284AN/905 as amended) (Technical Instructions).
Application of these Regulations
126.96.36.199 Where specifically provided for in these Regulations, the State of Origin and the State of the Operator States concerned may grant an approval to permit the transport of dangerous goods, provided that in such instances an overall level of safety in transport which is at least equivalent to the level of safety provided for in these Regulations is achieved. Transport of dangerous goods under an approval is limited to: (a) transport of dangerous goods forbidden on passenger and/or cargo aircraft where these Regulations state that such goods may be carried under an approval, e.g. Special Provisions A1 and A2; or (b) for other purposes as specified in these Regulations. Note: For the purposes of approvals, “States concerned” are the States of origin and the operator, unless otherwise specified in these Regulations. 188.8.131.52 Acceptance of dangerous goods offered for transport under the provisions of an approval is at the discretion of the operator(s) concerned. Shippers are encouraged to make advance arrangements with the operator(s) as part of the planning process associated with any approval application. 1.2.6 Exemptions 184.108.40.206 In instances of extreme urgency or when other forms of transport are inappropriate or when full compliance with the prescribed requirements is contrary to the public interest, the States concerned may grant exemption from the provisions of the Regulations provided that in such instances an every effort is made to achieve an over-all level of safety in transport which is at least equivalent to the level of safety provided for in these Regulations is achieved.
220.127.116.11 For the State of overflight, if none of the criteria for granting an exemption are relevant, an exemption may be granted ba