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									Analysis of the implementation of the new security rules for High Consequence
         Dangerous Goods (HCDG) and determine if they are effective

The Energy and Transport DG of the European Commission have engaged
consultants from Pira International, the VCA (UK), Scientifics, BAM and TNO to
perform a study on the current status and effectiveness of the regulations governing
High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG). The study aims to be independent
and impartial and to include the views of all stakeholders who are affected by the
HCDG regulations. We would be grateful if you can complete the sections relevant to
your organisation and look forward to receiving your contributions.


The following questionnaire is addressed to both industry and Government.

The questions are in four parts
1     Addressed to all
2     Addressed to governments
3     Addressed to industry
4     Additional comments you wish to make.

A list of addressees is attached. If you feel that any organisation government or
industry has been missed out, please inform us or pass a copy to them.

We would ask you to complete the questionnaire by 28 February 2008 and return it to

Sheena.bassett@pira-international.com (Fax: +44 1372 802249)

Should you have any queries regarding questions please do not hesitate to contact
one of the consultants:

James.raw@pira-international.com
Martin.castle@vca.gov.uk
Keith.white@vca.gov.uk
Arne.bale@scientifics.com
Schilperoord@certi.tno.nl
John.bethke@bam.de

The questionnaire is in four parts: Part 1 should be answered by everyone; Part 2 is
intended for Governments and Government agencies; Part 3 is intended for industry
groups; Part 4 allows for additional general comments. Please provide answers to all
questions in the parts that are relevant to you, and feel free to provide additional
comments and answers in parts that are not directly related to your role if you wish.


It would be helpful if you could provide brief explanations with your answers.




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1          Questions for all addressees to answer.

a)         RID/ADR/ADN application of the provisions

     i)    Do you consider the provisions of Chapter 1.10 are adequate (clear and
           comprehensive)?
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     If you believe that new provisions or additional expansion or simplification is
     required then please give examples.
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     ii)      Is the list of High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG)
              comprehensive?
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                 Should any substances be added or removed?
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                 Are the threshold levels set at the appropriate levels?
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                 Should a distinction be made between high risk and lower risk HCDG?
                 For example should tanks of toxic gases or highly flammable liquids or
                 gases be subject to more stringent controls?
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iii)   What do you think is the most probable scenario for a terrorist action in
       relation to the transport of dangerous goods?
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iv)    What degree of severity should dangerous goods security regulations be
       designed to protect against? For example should the regulations be
       aimed at protecting against any terrorist incident however small or only
       against severe incidents such as those likely to cause death or serious
       injury of a substantial number of people or cause significant damage to
       infrastructure that would have a serious economic impact on society?
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v)     Do you find deficiencies in the security provisions and if so what are the
       most common?
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vi)    Do you believe there should be regular enforcement visits by inspectors?
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vii)   The Council Directive 96/82EEC on the major-accident hazards of certain
       industrial activities, The Seveso Directive (as amended), deals with major
       chemical incidents at sites. Do you consider that it contains any
       procedures or practices that may be useful the application of the HCDG
       rules of Chapter 1.10?

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viii)   Should there be a requirement for a designated security manager?
        Should there be an extension of DGSA duties to cover this aspect?
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ix)     Are there any difficulties in complying with both the chapter 1.10 rules and
        other rules in the supply chain?
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x)      Are there any best practices from other aspects of the supply chain which
        could be included in chapter 1.10 provisions?
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xi)     Are you aware of any inconsistencies between the text of chapter 1.10
        and the rest of RID/ADR/ADN? If so what are they and how should they
        be resolved?
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xii)    Can you identify any benefits that have resulted from the HCDG
        provisions?
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xiii)   How should driver training courses cover the responsibilities of chapter 1.10?
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xiv)    Should DGSAs be expected to have a wider knowledge of security
        measures both in the examinations and the day to day work?
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xv)     Should there be an additional mandatory training regime for employees
        involved in transport operations involving HCDG?
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xvi)    Are there any specific HCDG measures that you think do not provide any
        additional security benefits?
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xvii)   Are you aware of the security rules that apply to dangerous goods in air
        and sea transport?
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        Do you consider that they conflict in any way with the provisions of
        RID/ADR/ADN?
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               Are there any provisions in the sea air mode which could be usefully
               included in
               the land modes?
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     xviii)    Should companies involved in the transport of HCDG (chemical
               companies, carriers etc) be required to be registered with the competent
               authority?
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b)          Telematics, tracking and tracing

     i)        Should vehicles be fitted with tracking devices when carrying HCDG?
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     ii)       Should there be mandatory routeing of trucks, rail wagons and barges
               carrying HCDG as far as reasonably practicable?
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     iii)      If mandatory routeing is in place in your territory, do you feel that this
               helps or hinders security?
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iv)    Are HCDG movements in your territory timed to avoid overnight stops where possible?
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           If overnight stops are necessary are secure parking facilities identified
           and pre-booked?
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           How far is it appropriate to deviate from a defined route to enable a
           vehicle to stop in a secure parking location?
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v)     Do you consider that mandatory use of telematics/RFID would improve
       security?
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vi)    Do you see a role for telematics generally for dangerous goods?
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vii)   Have any tracking requirements been applied within your territory on any
       vehicles/rail wagons/barges carrying HCDG?
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c)          High consequence dangerous goods
     i)       Should there be more substances on the list of dangerous goods e.g. Class 3
              PGIII, Class 1.4 or 5.2?
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     Are the threshold limits set at the right levels?

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     ii)      Should there be a set of higher consequence dangerous goods with even
              more requirements e.g. Class 6.2 Category A pathogens?
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     iii)     When Chapter 1.10 was drafted at UN the general security provisions
              were applicable to all dangerous goods including limited quantities.
              Subsequently following decisions at the Joint Meeting limited quantities
              have been removed and in RID/ADR/ADN the provisions do not apply to
              dangerous goods that fall below the thresholds in 1.1.3.6.2. Do you
              believe that this is a reasonable approach?
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              If so are you aware that there are organic peroxides and self reactive
              substances with explosive sub risks that are not subject to any security
              provisions?
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This question also applies to a number of Class 1 substances and some toxic gases.




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2          For Governments and Government Agencies

    i)       Since the application of chapter 1.10 (ADR), 1.10 (RID) and 1.10 (ADN)
             have you made/given any additional advice to industry on the way the
             rules are applied in your territory?

             If so please provide details.
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    ii)    What is your policy on carrying out transport security checks or audits on
    those companies in your territory that transport HCDG?
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    iii)     Have you visited all companies who are involved in the transport of HCDG
             in your country?
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    iv)      What is your policy on registration of companies/organizations that
             transport HCDG?
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             For example have you required companies to register with the competent
             authority? If so please provide some details.
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v)      Does the Uniform Procedures (Road Checks) Directive 95/50 help with
        enforcement?
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        Should it be extended or developed?
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vi)     Are regular checks and inspections carried out by enforcement staff? If
        so are the enforcement staff specialists in : -
           dangerous goods       □
           transport security    □
           both                  □
        None of the above        □

vii)    Should the UNECE and OTIF dangerous goods safety committees
        continue to lead on this subject? Or should UN transport security bodies
        be more involved?
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viii)   For those companies involved in the transport of HCDG do you require
        separate training from the general requirements set out in Chapter 1.3,
        1.8 and 8.2 of the various regulations (8.2 only applies to ADR)? Please
        give details.
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3   For industry (including railway companies and inland waterway barge
    operators)

    i)     In addition to the provisions of chapter 1.10 how was industry informed
           and advised about the security requirements relating to the transport of
           HCDG?
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           Do you consider the information and advice provided to be adequate?
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    ii) Do you consider the requirements affect transport operations adversely?
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           If so in what way?
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    iii)   Can you provide any data to suggest what costs industry has incurred in
           relation to these provisions?
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    iv)    Do you believe any of the security provisions strike the right balance
           between costs and benefits? If not, please identify specific examples
           where the balance is out of line.



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4     Please provide any additional comments you have here.

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    Country    Name                       Position / Organisation

                                          Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation
                                          and Technology Hetzgasse 2 A-1030 Wien
1   Austria    Othmar Krammer             Austria

                                          Service Public Federal Mobilite et transports
                                          City Atrium, Rue du Progres 56B-1210
2   Belgium    Claude Renard              Brussels




3   Bulgaria   Mr Pencho Popov            Head Expert Freight Transport


    Czech
4   Republic   Mrs Pavlina Tomkova        Officer, Czech Republic Rail Authority


                                          Higher Officer Ministry of Communications
5   Cyprus     Mr Soteris Kolettas        and Works
                                          Engineer
                                          Danish Emergency Management Agency
                                          16 Datavej
                                          DK-3460 BIRKEROD
                                          Denmark
                                          Phone : 00 45 45 90 60 00
                                          Fax No: 00 45 45 90 60 60
6   Denmark    Mr. Allan Thomsen          EMail: at@brs.dk


                                          Expert, Ministry of Economic Affairs and
7   Estonia    Mr Ago Pelisaar            Communications
                                          Ministry of Transport and Communications
                                          PO Box. 31
                                          FIN-00023 Government, FINLAND
                                          Office: ETELAESPLANADI 16-18
                                          Helsinki

8   Finland    Mrs Seija Miettine




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     Country      Name                         Position / Organisation
                                               Ministère de l'Ecologie du Développement
                                               et de l'Aménagement durables
                                               Direction générale de la mer et des
                                               transports
                                               Mission matières dangereuses
                                               Arche Sud
                                               F-92055 LA DEFENSE CEDEX
                                               France
                                               Phone : 00 33 1 408 18766
                                               Fax No: 00 33 1 408 11065
                                               EMail:
9    France       Mr. Claude Pfauvadel         claude.pfauvadel@equipement.gouv.fr
                                               Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and
                                               Urban Affairs
                                               Division "Transport of Dangerous Goods"
                                               (A33)
                                               Robert Schuman Platz 1
                                               Postfach 20 01 00
10   Germany      Mr Helmut Rein               D - 53175 BONN

                                               policy adviser Transport of Dangerous
                                               Goods Unit Ministry of Transport and
11   Greece       Ms Evdokia Evangelatou       Communications


                                               Senior Counsellor Ministry of Economy and
12   Hungary      Mrs Marianna Csuhay          Transport
                                               Head of ADR Policy Unit
                                               Health and Safety Authority
                                               METROPOLITAN BUILDING
                                               James Joyce Street
                                               DUBLIN 1
                                               Ireland
13   Ireland      Mrs. Deirdre SINNOTT
                                               Engineer
                                               Ministero dei Trasporti
                                               DTT DG MOT Div 2
                                               Via Caraci 36
                                               I-00157 ROMA
14   Italy        Mr. Alfonso SIMONI           Italy




15   Latvia       Mrs Marianna Heislere        Head of Division Ministry of transport

                                               chief specialist Ministry of Transport and
                                               communications of the Republic of
16   Lithuania    Ms Gitana Aukstuoliene       Lithuania




17   Luxembourg   Mrs Julie Pompe              Ministry of Transport



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     Country       Name                       Position / Organisation



18   Malta         Mr Mike de Marco           Transport Authority Malta




19   Netherlands   Mr Rens Vermeulen          Dutch Ministry of Transport

                                              Advisor to the Minister Ministry of Transport
                                              and ConstructionChalubinskiego 4/6
20   Poland        Mr Krzysztof Grzegorczyk   Strasse, 00-928 Warsaw, Poland
                                              Directeur
                                              Direction Générale des Transports
                                              Terrestres (DGTT)
                                              Avenida das Forcas Armadas,40
                                              P-1649-022 LISBOA
21   Portugal      Mr. Jose Alberto Franco    Portugal


                                              Chief Officer TDG Romanian Road
22   Romania       Mr Nicolae Cuciureanu      Transport Authority
                                              Senior State Adviser
                                              Ministry of Transport
                                              Namestie Slobody 6
                                              810 05 BRATISLAVA
23   Slovakia      Mr. Mikulas Sedlak         Slovakia




24   Slovenia      Mr Alojz Habic             Ministry of the Interior




25   Spain         Miss Lia Calleja Barcena   Ministerio de Formento




26   Sweden        Mr Bo Zetterstrom          Swedish Rescue Services Agency
                                              Head of Dangerous Goods Unit
                                              Dangerous Goods Division
                                              Department for Transport
                                              Great Minster House
                                              Zone 2/34
                                              76 Marsham Street
                                              SW1P 4DR LONDON
27   UK            Mr Jeff Hart               United Kingdom




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     Country       Name                        Position / Organisation
                                               Adjoint Scientifique
                                               Office fédéral des routes
                                               CH-3003 BERNE
                                               Switzerland
                                               Phone : 00 41 31 323 42 90
                                               Fax No: 00 41 31 323 4321
28   Switzerland   Mr. David Manuel Gilabert   EMail: david.gilabert@astra.admin.ch


                                               Senior Engineer Directorate for Civil
29   Norway        Mr Hallgeir Haugland        Protection and Emergency Planning




      Industry
      Organisation           Name                        Position / Organisation


                                                         Manager, European Chemical
 1    CEFIC                  Mr Filip Jonckheere         Industry Council

                                                         Head, Technical Affairs -
                                                         International Road Transport
 2    IRU                    Mr Jacques Marmy            Union


                                                         European Chemical Transporters
 3    ECTA                   Mrs Rose-Marie Pype         Association
                                                         Technical Manager
                                                         European Liquefied Petroleum
                                                         Gas Association (AEGPL)
                                                         165 Boulevard du Souverain
                                                         B-1160 BRUSSELS
 4    AEGPL                  Mr. Claude MONIN            Belgium

                                                         Deputy General Secretary,
                                                         European Industrial Gases
 5    EIGA                   Mr Andrew Webb              Association


                                                         Deputy Director, International
 6    UIC                    Mr Jean - Georges Heintz    Union of Railways


                                                         ?, International Union of Private
 7    UIP                    Mr Rainer Kogelheide        Wagons




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     Industry
     Organisation           Name                     Position / Organisation


                                                     The European Association of
8    FECC                   Mr Peter Newport         Chemical Distributors


                                                     Director Technology, Environment
9    EFMA                   Hans van Balken          and Safety
                                                     Chairman Advisory Body
                                                     Dangerous Goods (ABDG)
                                                     International Federation of Freight
                                                     Forwarders Association (FIATA)
                                                     Schenker AG
                                                     Cororate Office
                                                     412 97 GOTHENBURG
10   FIATA                  Mr. Goran BERG           Sweden


                                                     Federation of European
11   FEEM                   Mr Hans Heinrich Meyer   Explosives Manufacturers

                                                     Secrétaire général de l' European
                                                     Fertilizer Blenders Association
12   EFBA                   Dominique AUBRUN         (EFBA)

13   CTIF

14   UIRR                   Rudy Colle               Director General, External Affairs

     Colipa (Cosmetics
15   etc.)/AISE/FEA         Voker Krampe

16   OSJD                   Mr. Reza Lotfi

     COLPOFER (Co-
     operation between
     Railway Police and
17   Security Services)     Gerhard Birkigt          Secretary General

18   UIC                    Horst Stadler            DG Group Chairman

19   European Barge Union   Theresia Hacksteiner     Secretary General

     International tank
20   container operators    Jan Roebken              Chairman, Operators

21   Paint makers (CEPE)

     Soap and detergent
22   (AISE)                 Susanne Zänker           Secretary General




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     Industry
     Organisation          Name                   Position / Organisation
     European biological   Dr. Benedictus J. M.
23   association (EBSA)    Verduin                President
                           Heather Sheeley        President Elect

24   OTIF                  Stefan Schimming       Director General

25   WNTI                  Mr Lorne Green         Secretary General

     European Petroleum
26   Industry Assoc'n      Isabelle Muller        Secretary General




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