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S.I. No. 450/1994 - Classification and Labelling of Explosives Order, 1994.

S.I. No. 450/1994:

CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF EXPLOSIVES ORDER, 1994.

CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF EXPLOSIVES ORDER, 1994.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 83 and 106 of the Explosives Act, 1875, as adopted hereby order as follows:

Citation and commencement.

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Classification and Labelling of Explosives Order, 1994.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the 30 day of December, 1994.

(3) The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

Interpretation.

2. (1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires "Class 1" means Class 1 in, respect of explosives or the classification of dangerous goods as set out in the eighth revised edition of the Recommendations prepared by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods published in New York in 1993 on behalf of the United Nations by the International Regulations Publishing and Distributing Organisation(1) or a later edition which shall be in substitution for and not an alternative to the eighth revised edition;

"classified", in relation to an article, substance, combination or unit load, means assessed by the Minister or by the relevant official authority of the country of origin and—

( a ) (i) assigned to Class 1,

(ii) assigned to a Division and Compatibility Group,

(iii) designated as an article, substance, combination or unit load, and

(iv) in the case of an article or substance, allocated a United Nations Serial Number;

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"combination" means a combination in the same packaging of articles or substances or of one or more of each of them;

"compatibility group" means one of the compatibility groups in Class 1 set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 and Compatibility Group letter" means the letter assigned to a Compatibility Group by column 2 of that Schedule;

"division" means one of the divisions, into which Class 1 is divided, set out in Column 1 of Schedule 1 and "Division number" means the number assigned to a Division by column 2 of that Schedule;

"explosive Article" means an article containing one or more explosive substances;

"explosive substance" means—

( a ) a solid or liquid substance, or

( b ) a mixture of solid or liquid substances or both, which is capable by chemical reaction in itself of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as could cause damage to surroundings or which is designed to produce an effect by heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of these as a result of non-detonative self-sustaining exothermic chemical reactions;

"hazard classification code" means the Division number followed by the Compatibility Group letter of an article, substance, combination or unit load as assigned on classification;

"inner packaging" means the packaging immediately surrounding an article, substance or combination, except when it is the only packaging, but it does not include any envelope, case or contrivance forming part of an article;

"label" includes "mark" and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;

"the Minister" means the Minister for Justice;

"name", in relation to an explosive article or explosive substance, means its name as shown in a licence or recipient competent authority approval document issued in respect of its manufacture or importation by the Minister;

"outer packaging" means the packaging immediately surrounding an article, substance or combination where it is the only packaging and in any other case the outermost packaging but does not include—

( a ) any envelope, case or contrivance forming part of an article, or

( b ) any type of freight container, aircraft container, container with integral pallet, aircraft pallet or vehicle;

"supply" means (whether as principal or agent for another) supply in the course of, or for use at, work by way of—

( a ) sale, offer for sale, lease, hire or hire purchase,

( b ) commercial sample,

( c ) transfer from a factory, warehouse or other place of work and its curtilage to another place of work, whether or not in the same ownership, or

( d ) importation into the State;

and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;

"unit load" means the unit formed when packages or unpackaged articles are assembled on or in a device which enables them to be mechanically handled as one unit, but which is not any type of freight container, aircraft container, container with integral pallet, aircraft pallet, or vehicle;

"United Nations Serial Number" means one of the four-digit numbers devised by the United Nations and allocated by the Minister or relevant official authority, as the case may be, to an explosive article or explosive substance as a means of identification.

(2) In this Order—

( a ) a reference to article or schedule is a reference to an article of or schedule to this Order unless it is indicated that reference to some other Order is intended,

( b ) a reference to a paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.

Classification and labelling of explosive articles and explosive substances and of combinations and unit loads thereof.

3. (1) Subject to Article 4, this Order shall apply to—

( a ) explosive articles or explosive substances, whether in packaging or not,

( b ) combinations in the same packaging of explosive articles or explosive substances or of one or more of each of such articles and substances,

( c ) unit loads of any of the following—

(i) explosive articles, whether in packaging or not,

(ii) packaged explosive substances,

(iii) combinations in the same packaging of explosive articles or explosive substances or of one or more of each of such articles and substances;

except that in relation to supply only, this Order shall apply to the items specified in this paragraph only in so far as they are supplied with a view to producing a practical effect by explosion or a pyrotechnic effect.

(2) An article, substance, combination or unit load to which this Order applies may not be conveyed, kept or supplied unless—

( a ) it has been classified for the time being according to composition and in the form and packaging, if any, in which it is to be conveyed, kept or supplied, and

( b ) it and any packaging comply with the labelling requirements, if any, imposed in respect of them by this Order.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (2) shall be construed as affecting any other requirement of law relating to the conveyance, keeping or supply of any article, substance, combination or unit load to which this Order applies.

Cases to which this Order does not apply.

4. (1) this Order shall not apply to an article, substance, combination or unit load—

( a ) which complies with the classification and labelling requirements imposed in respect of it by any Order made under section 106 of the Explosives Act, 1875, in force immediately before the commencement of this Order but this exception shall not apply after the 1 day of January, 1998 or

( b ) which is conveyed, kept or supplied solely in connection with an application for its classification, or

( c ) which has not been classified and—

(i) is the subject of, or is used in, a research project, and

(ii) is not kept at, or conveyed through, any place to which persons not employed in, or otherwise concerned with, the project have access, or

( d ) which is being lawfully carried on the person, or in the baggage, of a passenger or member of the crew on an aircraft, vessel or hovercraft or in transit between one aircraft, vessel or hovercraft and another, or

( e ) which is undergoing explosive ordnance disposal, other than dumping at sea, under the directions of a member of the Defence Forces.

(2) This Order shall not apply to an article or substance—

( a ) which is in the process of manufacture, including any examination or testing carried out at the place of manufacture, or

( b ) which has been removed from its packing for the purpose of immediate use.

(3) This Order shall not apply to fireworks, small arms ammunition or combinations in the same packaging of fireworks or small arms ammunition that—

( a ) are kept or supplied by the retailer thereof, or

( b ) have been obtained from such a person.

(4) This Order shall not apply to any explosive nuclear device or any component thereof.

Labelling of an article, substance, or combination in Class 1.

5. (1) A packaged article or substance or a combination to which this Order applies, assigned on classification to Class 1, Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3, shall bear two labels on its outer packaging, one in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2, 9 and 10, the other in accordance with paragraph 11 of Schedule 3.

(2) An unpackaged article to which this Order applies, assigned on classification to Class 1, Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3, shall bear two labels, one in accordance with paragraphs 3, 9 and 10, the other in accordance with paragraph 12 of Schedule 3.

(3) A packaged article or substance or a combination to which this Order applies, assigned on classification to Class 1, Division 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6, shall bear two labels on its outer packaging, one in accordance with paragraphs 4 to 7 and 9 and 10, the other in accordance with paragraph 11 of Schedule 3.

(4) An unpacked article, other than a firework, to which this Order applies, assigned on classification to Class 1, Division 1.4, shall bear two labels, one in accordance with paragraphs 8, 9 and 10, the other in accordance with paragraph 12 of Schedule 3.

Labelling of outer and inner packagings.

6. (1) In addition to any labelling required by Article 5, where an outer packing contains an explosive article listed in Schedule 4 or an explosive substance listed in Schedule 5, it shall be labelled in accordance with paragraph 13 of Schedule 3.

(2) Where an inner packaging contains an explosive substance listed in Schedule 5, it shall be labelled in accordance with paragraph 14 of Schedule 3.

Labelling or arrangement of a unit load.

7. (1) A unit load to which this Order applies shall be labelled or arranged as follows—

( a ) if the same hazard classifiction code applies to all articles, substances or combinations to which this Order applies in the unit load, they shall be arranged so that the label on at least one such article or outer packaging is visible on each vertical face of the load, except that, in the case of a unit load assembled on or in a device with a base or straps, it shall be sufficient if such labels are placed on the base or the straps so that they are as visible as it they were on the load itself;

( b ) in any other case, the labels specified in paragraph (2) shall be placed on the base or straps of the device on or in which the unit load is assembled so that they are as visible as if they were on each vertical face of the load, or, if there is no base or straps or it is impracticable to fix the labels there, they may be placed on each vertical face of the load.

(2) The labels referred to in paragraph (1) (b) shall be those appropriate under Article 5 (1) or (3) as the case may be, for a combination which has the same hazard classification code as the unit load as a whole except that the label described in paragraph 11 of Schedule 3 need not be shown.

Labelling generally.

8. (1) The requirement of Article 5, 6 and 7 and Schedule 3 shall be implemented by the use of durable labelling either—

( a ) directly onto the outside of the packaging, article, base or strap, as the case may be, or

( b ) on a piece of paper or other suitable material securely fixed to the outside of the packaging, base or strap, as the case may be, with one entire side of the label in contact with the relevant surface.

(2) Where, in order to comply with paragraph (1), the size of the packaging, article, base or strap, as the case may be, would necessitate a reduction in the size of the label, as an alternative, a full sized label may be affixed in some other safe and suitable manner.

Defence in proceedings for contravening this Order.

9. In any proceedings for an offence of an alleged contravention of, or breach of duty imposed by, this Order it shall be a defence for any person to prove that he or she took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of such an offence or breach.

Power to grant exemptions.

10. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Minister may, by a certificate in writing, exempt from all or any requirements or prohibitions imposed by this Order any particular, or class of, article, substance, combination or unit load and any such exemption may be granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and may be revoked by a certificate in writing at any time.

(2) The Minister shall not grant any such exemption unless, having regard to the circumstances of the case, and in particulars to—

( a ) the conditions, if any, which he or she proposes to attach to the exemption, and

( b ) any other requirements imposed by or under any enactment which apply to the case,

he or she is satisfied that neither the health and safety of persons who are likely to be affected by the exemption nor the security of the explosives will be prejudiced.

Revocation of Orders in Council.

11. The following are hereby revoked—

( a ) Order in Council (No. 1) made on the 5th day of August, 1875, relating to the classification of explosives,

( b ) Order in Council (No. 1A) made on the 12th day of December, 1891, relating to the classification of explosives, and

( c ) Order in Council (No. 1B) made on the 11th day of April, 1913, relating to the classification of explosives (1913, S.R. & O. No. 481).

Article 2 (1).

SCHEDULE 1

THE DIVISIONS

1

Division

2

Division Number

Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard.

1.1

Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.

1.2

Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both, but not a mass explosion hazard.

1.3

Substances and articles which present no significant hazard.

1.4

Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard.

1.5

Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard.

1.6

Article 2 (1).

SCHEDULE 2

THE COMPATIBILITY GROUPS

1

Compatibility Group

2

Compatibility Group Letter

Primary explosive substance.

A

Article containing a primary explosive substance and not containing two or more effective protective features.

B

Propellant explosive substance or other deflagrating explosive substance or article containing such explosive substance.

C

Secondary detonating explosive substance or black powder or article containing a secondary detonating explosive substance, in each case without means of initiation and without a propelling charge, or article containing a primary explosive substance and containing two or more effective protective features.

D

Article containing a secondary detonating explosive substance, without means of initiation, with a propelling charge (other than one containing a flammable liquid or gel or hypergolic liquids).

E

Article containing a secondary detonating explosive substance with its own means of initiation, with a propelling charge (other than one containing a flammable liquid or gel or hypergolic liquids) or without a propelling charge.

F

Pyrotechnic substance, or article containing a pyrotechnic substance, or article containing both an explosive substance and an illuminating, incendiary, tear - or smoke-producing substance (other than a water-activated article or one containing white phosphorous, phosphides, a pyrophoric substance, a flammable liquid or gel, or hypergolic liquids).

G

Article containing both an explosive substance and white phosphorus.

H

Article containing both an explosive substance and a flammable liquid or gel.

J

Article containing both an explosive substance and a toxic chemical agent.

K

Explosive substance or article containing an explosive substance and presenting a special risk (e.g. due to water-activation or presence of hypergolic liquids, phosphides or a pyrophoric substance) and needing isolation of each type.

L

Articles containing only extremely insensitive detonating substances.

N

Substance or article so packed or designed that any hazardous effects arising from accidental functioning are confined within the package unless the package has been degraded by fire, in which case all blast or projection effects are limited to the extent that they do not significantly hinder or prohibit fire fighting or other emergency response efforts in the immediate vicinity of the package.

S

(Articles 5, 6 and 8.)

SCHEDULE 3

LABELS

A packaged article or substance or a combination in Class 1, Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3.

1. One of the labels required by Article 5 (1) shall—

( a ) be a square set with its sides at an angle of 45° to the vertical;

( b ) be in the form of the following diagram (the hazard classification code "1.2E" is only an example); and

( c ) comply with the measurements in the diagram except that—

(i) larger measurements may be used in which case the measurements shall be increased proportionally, or

(ii) where, in order to comply with Article 8 (1), a smaller label is necessary, the dimensions may be decreased proportionally whilst remaining as large as is reasonably practicable for the purposes of such compliance.

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2. (1) The above label shall have a pictograph of a bomb blast filling most of its upper half.

(2) In the bottom half the UN Hazard Division and Compatibility Group shall be located as indicated.

(3) The Class number "1" shall be written in the bottom corner of the label.

(4) The label shall have a line at least 1 mm wide approximately 5 mm inside the edge and running parallel to it.

An unpackaged article in Class 1, Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3.

3. One of the labels required by Article 5 (2) shall be as described in paragraphs 1 and 2 except that the hazard classification code shall be that appropriate for the article when not packaged.

A packaged article or substance or a combination in Class 1, Division 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6.

4. Subject to the alternatives in paragraphs 6 and 7 which may be used instead where appropriate, one of the labels required by Article 5 (3) shall—

( a ) be a square set with its sides at an angle of 45° to the verticle;

( b ) be in the form of the following diagram (the Division number "1.4" and the Compatibility Group letter "G" are only examples); and

( c ) comply with the measurements in the diagram except that—

(i) larger measurements may be used in which case the measurements shall be increased proportionally, or

(ii) where, in order to comply with Article 8 (1), a smaller label is necessary, the dimensions may be decreased proportionally whilst remaining as large as is reasonably practicable for the purpose of such compliance.

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5. (1) The Division number appropriate for the contents when in the packaging on which the label is put shall be written in the upper half of the label.

(2) The Compatibility Group letter appropriate for the contents when in the packaging on which the label is put shall be written in the lower half of the label.

(3) Below the Compatibility Group letter, the Class number "1" shall be written in the bottom corner of the label.

(4) The label shall have a line at least 1 mm wide approximately 5 mm inside the edge and running parallel to it.

Alternatives to the provisions of paragraphs 4 and 5.

6. In any case where the hazard classification code is "1.4 S" the label on the outer packaging may be either—

( a ) "1.4S", the numbers and letter being of reasonable size having regard to the dimensions of the package, or

( b ) in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 except that the letter may be on the right of the numbers instead of underneath them in which case the numbers and letter shall be of reasonable size having regard to the dimensions of the label.

7. Packaged fireworks which fall within Division 1.4 may be labelled on their outer packaging with the word "FIREWORK" in capital letters followed by the hazard classification code appropriate for the fireworks as so packaged.

An unpackaged article, other than a firework in Class 1, Division 1.4.

8. One of the labels required by Article 5 (4) shall—

( a ) be as described in paragraphs 4 and 5 except that the Division number and the Compatibility Group letter shall be those appropriate for the article when it is not packaged, or

( b ) clearly show the word "EXPLOSIVE" in capital letters followed by the hazard classification code appropriate for the article when it is not packaged, or

( c ) in the case of an article which when not packaged comes within Division 1.4 and Compatibility Group S, clearly show "1.4 S".

Colour of labels described in paragraph 1 to 8.

9. The background colour of the labels shall be orange.

10. Pictographs, numbers, letters and lines shall be in black.

A packaged article or substance or a combination in Class 1.

11. The other label required by Article 5 (1) and (3) shall show in respect of each explosive article or explosive substance, whether or not in a combination—

( a ) its United Nations Serial Number,

( b ) its name,

( c ) if it has been imported, the name and address of, or the monogram of, the importer,

( d ) if it has not been imported, the name and address of, or the monogram of, the manufacturer.

An unpackaged article in Class 1.

An unpackaged article in Class 1.

12. The other label required by Article 5 (2) and (4) shall show in respect of the article—

( a ) its United Nations Serial Number,

( b ) if it has been imported, the name and address of, or the monogram of, the importer,

( c ) if it has not been imported, the name and address of, or the monogram of, the manufacturer.

Outer packaging.

13. The label required by Article 6 (1) shall clearly show in respect of the contents of the outer packaging—

( a ) the word "EXPLOSIVE" in capital letters,

( b ) the total number of any explosive articles and the total nominal mass of any explosive substances,

( c ) the month and year of manufacture or leaving the factory of manufacture, with an indication as to which of the two dates is being given, such information may be given in a manufacturer's code, details of which shall be made available to the Minister,

( d ) a description which enables each explosive article to be distinguished from every other explosive article which is not identical,

( e ) in the case of articles in cord form, the length of cord on each spool,

( f ) in the case of explosive substances in cartridge form, the number, nominal diameter and either the nominal mass or nominal length of each kind of cartridge,

( g ) relevant security code as required.

Inner packaging.

14. The label required by Article 6 (2) shall show in respect of the contents of the inner packaging—

( a ) the word "EXPLOSIVE" in capital letters,

( b ) the name of each explosive substance,

( c ) the total nominal mass of explosive substances or, as an alternative, in the case of explosive substances in cartridge form, their nominal length,

( d ) in the case of explosive substances in cartridge form, their nominal diameter,

( e ) the month and year of manufacture or leaving the factory of manufacture, with an indication as to which of the two dates is being given, such in formation may be given in a manufacturer's code, details of which shall be made available to the Minister,

( f ) relevant security code as required.

Article 6 (1).

SCHEDULE 4

EXPLOSIVE ARTICLES IN RESPECT OF WHICH OUTER PACKAGING IS TO BE LABLLED

In this Schedule "N.O.S." means "not otherwise specified"

1

United Nations Serial Number

2

Article

3

Hazard Classification Code

0354

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.1 L
0355

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.2 L
0356

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.3 L
0350

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.4 B
0351

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.4 C
0352

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.4 D
0353

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.4 G
0349

ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.4 S
0225

BOOSTERS WITH DETONATOR.

1.1 B
0268

BOOSTERS WITH DETONATOR.

1.2 B
0042

BOOSTERS without detonator.

1.1D
0283

BOOSTERS without detonator.

1.2 D
0048

CHARGES, DEMOLITION.

1.1D
0442

CHARGES, EXPLOSIVE, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.1 D
0443

CHARGES, EXPLOSIVE, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.2 D
0444

CHARGES, EXPLOSIVE, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.4 D
0445

CHARGES, EXPLOSIVE, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.4 S
0059

CHARGES, SHAPED, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.1D
0439

CHARGES, SHAPED, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.2 D
0440

CHARGES, SHAPED, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.4 D
0441

CHARGES, SHAPED, COMMERCIAL without detonator.

1.4 S
0288

CHARGES, SHAPED, FLEXIBLE, LINEAR metal clad.

1.1D
0237

CHARGES, SHAPED, FLEXIBLE, LINEAR metal clad.

1.4 D
0060

CHARGES, SUPPLEMENTARY, EXPLOSIVE.

1.1D
0382

COMPONENTS, EXPLOSIVE TRAIN, N.O.S.

1.2 B
0383

COMPONENTS, EXPLOSIVE TRAIN, N.O.S.

1.4 B
0384

COMPONENTS, EXPLOSIVE TRAIN, N.O.S.

1.4 S
0248

CONTRIVANCES, WATER-ACTIVATED with burster, expelling charge or propelling charge.

1.2 L
0249

CONTRIVANCES, WATER-ACTIVATED with burster, expelling charge or propelling charge.

1.3 L
0065

CORD, DETONATING, flexible.

1.1D
0289

CORD, DETONATING, flexible.

1.4 D
0290

CORD (FUSE), DETONATING, metal clad.

1.1D
0102

CORD (FUSE), DETONATING, metal clad.

1.2 D
0104

CORD (FUSE), DETONATING, mild effect, metal clad.

1.4 D
0066

CORD, IGNITER.

1.4 G
0030

DETONATORS, ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.1 B
0255

DETONATORS, ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.4 B
0029

DETONATORS, NON-ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.1 B
0267

DETONATORS, NON-ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.4 B
0630

DETONATOR, ASSEMBLIES, NON-ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.1 B
0361

DETONATOR, ASSEMBLIES, NON-ELECTRIC for blasting.

1.4 B
0099

FRACTURING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE, for oil wells, without detonator.

1.1 D
0103

FUSE, IGNITER, tubular, metal clad.

1.4 G
0101

FUSE, INSTANTANEOUS, NON-DETONATING.

1.3 G
0105

FUSE, SAFETY.

1.4 S
0106

FUZES, DETONATING.

1.1 B
0107

FUZES, DETONATING.

1.2 B
0257

FUZES, DETONATING.

1.4 B
0367

FUZES, DETONATING.

1.4 S
0408

FUZES, DETONATING with protective features.

1.1 D
0409

FUZES, DETONATING with protective features.

1.2 D
0410

FUZES, DETONATING with protective features.

1.4 D
0121

IGNITERS.

1.1 G
0314

IGNITERS.

1.2 G
0315

IGNITERS.

1.3 G
0325

IGNITERS.

1.4 G
0124

JET PERFORATING GUNS, CHARGED, oil well, without detonator.

1.1D
0173

RELEASE DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE.

1.4 S
0374

SOUNDING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE.

1.1 E
0296

SOUNDING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE.

1.1F
0375

SOUNDING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE.

1.2 E
0204

SOUNDING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE.

1.2F

Article 6 (1) and (2).

SCHEDULE 5

EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES IN RESPECT OF WHICH INNER AND OUTER PACKAGINGS ARE TO BE LABLLED

In this Schedule "N.O.S." means "not otherwise specified"

1

United Nations Serial Number

2

Substance

3

Hazard Classification Code

0224

BARIUM AZIDE, dry or wetted with less than 50 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 A
0027

BLACK POWDER (GUNPOWDER) granular or as a meal.

1.1 D
0028

BLACK POWDER (GUNPOWDER) COMPRESSED, or BLACK POWDER (GUNPOWDER) IN PELLETS.

1.1 D
0226

CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENETETRANITRAMINE (HMX; OCTOGEN), WETTED with not less than 15 per cent water, by weight, or CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENETETRANITRAMINE (HMX; OCTOGEN), DESENSITIZED with not less than 10 per cent phlegmatiser, by weight.

1.1 D
0391

CYCLOTRIMETHYLENETRINITRAMINE (CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX) AND CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENETETRANITRAMINE (HMX; OCTOGEN) MIXTURES, WETTED with not less than 15 percent water by weight, or CYCLOTRIMETHYLENETRINITRAMINE (CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX) AND CYCLOTETRAMETHYLENETETRANITRAMINE (HMX; OCTOGEN) MIXTURES, DESENSITIZED with not less than 10 per cent phlegmatiser, by weight.

1.1 D
0072

CYCLOTRIMETHYLENETRINITRAMINE (CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX), WETTED with not less than 15 per cent water, by weight, or CYCLOTRIMETHYLENETRINITRAMINE (CYCLONITE; HEXOGEN; RDX), DESENSITIZED with not less than 10 per cent phlegmatiser, by weight.

1.1 D
0074

DIAZODINITROPHENOL, WETTED with not less than 40 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water).

1.1 A
0081

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE A.

1.1 D
0082

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE B.

1.1 D
0331

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE B.

1.5 D
0083

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING,TYPE C.

1.1 D
0084

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE D.

1.1 D
0241

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE E.

1.1 D
0332

EXPLOSIVE, BLASTING, TYPE E.

1.5 D
0113

GUANYL NITROSAMINOGUANYLIDENE HYDRAZINE, WETTED with not less than 30 per cent water, by weight

1.1 A
0114

GUANYL NITROSAMINOGUANYLTETRAZENE (TETRAZENE), WETTED with not less than 30 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water)

1.1 A
0079

HEXANITRODIPHENYLAMINE (DIPICRYLAMINE; HEXYL).

1.1 D
0392

HEXANITROSTILBENE.

1.1 D
0393

HEXATONAL, CAST.

1.1 D
0118

HEXOLITE, dry or wetted with less than 15 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 D
0129

LEAD AZIDE, WETTED with not less than 20 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water).

1.1 A
0130

LEAD STYPHNATE (LEAD TRINITRORESORCINATE), WETTED with not less than 20 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water).

1.1 A
0133

MANNITOL HEXANITRATE (NITROMANNAITE), WETTED with not less than 40 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water).

1.1 D
0135

MERCURY FULMINATE, WETTED with not less than 20 per cent water, by weight (or mixture of alcohol and water).

1.1 A
0340

NITROCELLULOSE, dry or wetted with less than 25 per cent water (or alcohol), by weight.

1.1 D
0341

NITROCELLULOSE, unmodified or plasticized with less than 18 per cent plasticizing substance by weight.

1.1 D
0343

NITROCELLULOSE, PLASTICIZED with not less than 18 per cent plasticizing substance by weight.

1.3 C
0342

NITROCELLULOSE, WETTED with not less than 25 per cent alcohol, by weight.

1.3C
0143

NITROGLYCERIN, DESENSITIZED, with not less than 40 per cent non-volatile water-insoluble phlegmatiser, by weight.

1.1 D
0144

NITROGLYCERIN, SPIRIT OF, with more than 1 per cent but not more than 10 per cent nitroglycerin in solution in alcohol.

1.1D
0282

NITROGUANIDINE, (PICRITE), dry or wetted with less than 20 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 D
0146

NITROSTARCH, dry or wetted with less than 20 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 D
0147

NITRO UREA.

1.1 D
0266

OCTOLITE, (OCTOL), dry or wetted with less than 15 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 D
0411

PENTAERYTHRITE TETRANITRATE (PETN) with not less than 7 per cent wax, by weight.

1.1 D
0150

PENTAERYTHRITE TETRANITRATE (PENTAERYTHRITOL TETRANITRATE; PETN), WETTED with not less than 25 per cent water, by weight, or PENTAERYTHRITE TETRANITRATE (PENTAERYTHRITOL TETRANITRATE; PETN), DESENSITIZED with not less than 15 per cent phlegmatiser, by weight.

1.1D
0151

PENTOLITE, dry or wetted with less than 15 per cent water, by weight.

1.1D
0433

POWDER CAKE, WETTED with not less than 17 per cent alcohol, by weight.

1.1 C
0159

POWDER CAKE (POWDER PASTE), WETTED with not less than 35 per cent water, by weight.

1.3 C
0160

POWDER, SMOKELESS.

1.1 C
0161

POWDER, SMOKELESS.

1.3 C
0190

SAMPLES, EXPLOSIVE, other than initiating explosive.

As appropriate
0357

SUBSTANCES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.1 L
0358

SUBSTANCES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.3 L
0359

SUBSTANCES, EXPLOSIVE, N.O.S.

1.3 L
0208

TRINITROPHENYLMETHYLNITRAMINE (TETRYL).

1.1 D
0209

TRINITROTOULENE (TNT), dry or wetted with less than 30 per cent water, by weight.

1.1D
0388

TRINITROTOLUENE (TNT) AND TRINITROTOLUENE MIXTURES OR TRINITROTOLUENE (TNT) AND HEXANITROSTILBENE MIXTURES.

1.1 D
0389

TRINITROTOLUENE (TNT) MIXTURES CONTAINING TRINITROBENZENE AND HEXANITROSTILBENE

1.1 D
0390

TRITONAL.

1.1 D
0220

UREA NITRATE, dry or wetted with less than 20 per cent water, by weight.

1.1 D

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government this 20th day of

December, 1994.

JOHN BRUTON,

Taoiseach.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

This Order provides for the classification of explosive articles, explosive substances and combinations and unit loads thereof by the Minister according to the type of explosive hazard which they present and their compatibility with other explosives.

Explosives which are assigned to Class 1 or designated as presenting a significant hazard from explosion must comply whenever they are conveyed or kept and in certain circumstances supplied with the requirements as to labelling set out in the Order.

Copies of the eight revised edition of the Recommendations prepared by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (mentioned in the definition of "Class 1" in Article 2 (1)) can be obtained from Forbairt, Dublin 9.