Handling the explosion risk goods as a berth in a port is a tedious task, especially when the amounts exceeding 30 tonnes. Thereby it requires the berth operator to apply for a special berth declaration from the Chief Dangerous Goods Officer.
What is explosion risk Goods and Regulation?
In accordance with regulation 134H of the Dangerous Goods Safety regulations 2007, Explosion risk goods are a group of seven Division 5.1 dangerous goods. This type of good contains ammonium nitrate or calcium hypochlorite. The most common ERGs are solid ammonium nitrate of UN 1942 and UN 2067. The next most common ERGs are ammonium nitrate emulsions, suspensions, or gels of UN 3375.
Who can lodge the application?
The application for dangerous goods transfer can be filled by the harbour master of the port or the berth operator. When the applicant is a berth operator and the port authority is responsible for the berth, there should be consultation and agreement between those parties on the application submission.
What documents to submit?
Documentation that must be submitted with the application is many. The following is a list of documents, as required by regulation 135I, which must be lodged with the application:
Aerial photo of the berth and its surroundings
Concentric circle marks with radii of 500 m, 1,000 m and 2,000 m from the centre of the berth
A risk assessment of the berth that complies with regulation 135J (1)
An implementation plan that complies with regulation 135J (2)
An emergency plan that complies with regulation 75
Application lodgement includes process as:
Completing the application section
Including the checklist and
Attachment of all the required information
Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will be returned back without any process. The completed application form along with the relevant documents and fee payable to the Department of Mines proceeds to Industry Regulation and Safety. It is to be mailed to the Dangerous Goods Licensing Branch Department of Mines. What information does dangerous goods declaration form need?
An application for a special berth with the declaration Application no is for office use only. The Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling) includes many things. Dangerous goods application or declaration form contains some black boxes to be filled up. The form includes applicant’s details including
Payment details Products details
Once an applicant is well aware of filling and filling dangerous goods declaration form, more than 30 ton of explosive goods will be easier to transfer.