Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (NSW)
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
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NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
85 Faulkner Street
P.O. Box 494
02 6773 7000
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VC Compliance Delegate
Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Business Units Impacted
Dangerous goods are substances and articles that pose an acute risk to people, property and the environment due to their chemical or physical properties. Dangerous goods are classified under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) and the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria (dangerous goods excludes explosives).
The Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (the Act) makes provision for safety in the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail as part of the system of nationally consistent road and rail transport laws, to ensure that dangerous goods are transported efficiently and safely to minimise impacts on people, property and the environment. The Act appoints both the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and WorkCover NSW as administrators of the legislation - the EPA regulates the on-road transport of dangerous goods, whilst WorkCover NSW regulates activities prior to transport. The transport of dangerous goods by rail is regulated by the Independent Transport Safety Regulator on behalf of the EPA.