Approvals of package designs and materials
The approval of designs for packages containing 0.1 kg or more of uranium hexafluoride requires that:
(a) Each design that meets the requirements of 188.8.131.52 shall require multilateral approval;
(b) Each design that meets the requirements of 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 shall require unilateral approval
by the competent authority of the country of origin of the design, unless multilateral approval is
otherwise required by ADR.
Each Type B(U) and Type C package design shall require unilateral approval, except that:
(a) A package design for fissile material, which is also subject to 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199.1
shall require multilateral approval; and
(b) A Type B(U) package design for low dispersible radioactive material shall require multilateral
Each Type B(M) package design, including those for fissile material which are also subject to the
requirements of 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11.1 and those for low dispersible radioactive material,
shall require multilateral approval.
Each package design for fissile material which is not excepted by any of the paragraphs 18.104.22.168.3.5 (a)
to (f), 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 shall require multilateral approval.
The design for special form radioactive material shall require unilateral approval. The design for low
dispersible radioactive material shall require multilateral approval (see also 188.8.131.52).
The design for a fissile material excepted from "FISSILE" classification in accordance with
184.108.40.206.3.5 (f) shall require multilateral approval.
Alternative activity limits for an exempt consignment of instruments or articles in accordance with
220.127.116.11.2.2 (b) shall require multilateral approval.
Any design that requires unilateral approval originating in a country Contracting Party to ADR shall
be approved by the competent authority of this country; if the country where the package design has
been designed is not a Contracting Party to ADR, carriage is possible on condition that:
(a) A certificate has been supplied by this country, proving that the package design satisfies the
technical requirements of ADR, and that this certificate is validated by a competent authority
of an ADR Contracting Party;
(b) If no certificate and no existing package design approval by a country Contracting Party to
ADR has been supplied, the package design is approved by the competent authority of an ADR
For designs approved under the transitional measures see 1.6.6.
Applications and approvals for radioactive material carriage
An application for approval of shipment shall include:
(a) The period of time, related to the shipment, for which the approval is sought;
(b) The actual radioactive contents, the expected modes of carriage, the type of vehicle, and the
probable or proposed route; and
(c) The details of how the precautions and administrative or operational controls, referred to in
the certificate of approval for the package design, if applicable, issued under 18.104.22.168.1 (a) (v),
(vi) or (vii), are to be put into effect.
An application for approval of shipments under special arrangement shall include all the
necessary to satisfy the competent authority that the overall level of safety in carriage is at
least equivalent to that which would be provided if all the applicable requirements of ADR had been
The application shall also include:
(a) A statement of the respects in which, and of the reasons why, the shipment cannot be made in
full accordance with the applicable requirements of ADR; and
(b) A statement of any special precautions or special administrative or operational controls
which are to be employed during carriage to compensate for the failure to meet the applicable
requirements of ADR.
An application for approval of Type B(U) or Type C package design shall include:
(a) A detailed description of the proposed radioactive contents with reference to their physical
and chemical states and the nature of the radiation emitted;
(b) A detailed statement of the design, including complete engineering drawings and schedules of
materials and methods of manufacture;
(c) A statement of the tests which have been done and their results, or evidence based on
calculative methods or other evidence that the design is adequate to meet the applicable
(d) The proposed operating and maintenance instructions for the use of the packaging;
(e) If the package is designed to have a maximum normal operating pressure in excess of 100 kPa
gauge, a specification of the materials of manufacture of the containment system, the samples to be
taken, and the tests to be made;
(f) Where the proposed radioactive contents are irradiated nuclear fuel, a statement and a
justification of any assumption in the safety analysis relating to the characteristics of the fuel
and a description of any pre-shipment measurement as required by 22.214.171.124 (b);
(g) Any special stowage provisions necessary to ensure the safe dissipation of heat from the
package considering the various modes of carriage to be used and type of vehicle or container;
(h) A reproducible illustration, not larger than 21 cm by 30 cm, showing the make-up of the
(i) A specification of the applicable management system as required in 1.7.3.