New DG code available for free online


New dangerous good regulations available for free online as road transporters come to terms with a new uniform code

New dangerous good regulations have been made available for free online as road transporters come to terms with a new uniform code.

Transport ministers agreed the new code, ADG7, should be freely available to assist implementation of the regulations. The code is available on the National Transport Commission (NTC) website.

A national transition period is in place until December 31, allowing for the previous sixth edition of the code to be applied as an alternative to ADG7.

"Making the dangerous goods code available for free internet download ensures the industry has ready access to the new laws," NTC Chief Executive Nick Dimopoulos says.

"The decision by Ministers will promote wider understanding of ADG7’s new requirements and smooth the transition for industry."

The NTC will post to the local laws implementing the ADG7 as they are passed. Operators are being urged to contact their local competent authority until then.

ADG7 is also available in a two-volume hard copy version for $139.95 or a single electronic CD-ROM version for $119.95 via CanPrint Communications.

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