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RESOLUTION OF THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of April 24, 2000 No. 75

About approval of Rules of transportation of dangerous goods by sea transport

(as amended on 23-10-2014)

Due to the execution of the Presidential decree of the Azerbaijan Republic "About application of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About transport" of July 27, 1999 the No. 165 Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic decides:

1. Approve "Rules of transportation of dangerous goods by sea transport" it (is applied).

2. This resolution becomes effective from the date of signing.

Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic

Artur Rasi-Zade

Approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic of April 24, 2000 No. 75

Rules of transportation of dangerous goods by sea transport

1. General provisions

1.1. These rules establish relevant requirements for safety control of transportation of dangerous goods * by means of sea transport in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic according to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About transport".

1.2. These rules do not extend to transportation of the military dangerous goods transported with special requirements and instructions, the substances and materials relating to subclass 9.2 ** and also substances and materials in limited quantity (except for toxic and explosive substances and materials with strong impact).

1.3. Rules of transportation of dangerous goods by sea transport regulate storage, loading, unloading of all types of the dangerous goods transported by any vessels of any types floating under national flag of foreign countries and the Azerbaijan Republic and assignment (tankers, carriers of gas and chemical load, gas-carriers, dry cargo vessels, packet ships, container carrying ships, courts like "Ro-Ro", automobile and railroad car ferries, etc.) provided "International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea" (SOLAS-74), and also "The international code about maritime transport of dangerous goods" (MK MPOG - IMDG CODE) ***, including in containers and automobile and car tanks, and safe performance of works in seaports (further - port).

1.4. It is excluded

1.5. If instructions and condition of carriages of dangerous goods are prepared by the state and non-state bodies performing carriage of goods, legal entities and physical persons, they are approved with the Ministry of Emergency Situations and consignors (producer).

Conditions of safe transportation of toxic and explosive substances with strong impact, and also radioactive materials with special activity over 7,4x103 of Vk.kq-1, or 0,002 of Mk.Ku.q - 1-are approved with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Azerbaijan Republic, and condition of carriage of explosive, or toxic substances and materials with strong impact - with the relevant supervising inspectorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

1.6. Legal, service and physical persons (carriers, lift trucks, dischargers and skladchik of dangerous goods) bear responsibility for the organization of works according to requirements of these rules and standard rates for technical safety.

In the cases providing safe transportation, the cargo carrier, the consignor or the consignee designate person in charge and protection for transportation of some dangerous goods.

1.7. It is excluded

1.8. Legal entities and physical persons (consignors, consignees, lift trucks, dischargers, skladchik) in the procedure established by the legislation, based on the requirement of relevant organs of the executive authority shall provide the Declaration of technical safety guaranteeing accomplishment of standard rates of technical safety of works.

1.9. Primary urgent data on the accidents which occurred in transit dangerous goods shall be provided to management of navigation and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of cargo carriers (consignors or consignees).

1.10. According to the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic legal and service employees are forbidden to submerge radioactive waste on vessels for import in the republic.

1.11. The legal entities and physical persons which are engaged in transportation, loading, unloading and storage of dangerous goods in ports, sea transport (in "Azerbaijani Caspian Sea Shipping Company" Private company, etc.), shall have the appropriate certificate about training of specialists, the service employees and boat team performing activities in these industries, to provide increase, enhancement, check of their knowledge according to requirements of rules and standard rates for technical safety, passing of certification by them in accordance with the established procedure.

2. Classification of dangerous goods

2.1. Substances and materials which depending on properties inherent in them in course of carriage, loadings, unloadings and storages can do harm to the environment, to become cause of explosion, the fire or damage of vehicles, installations, buildings and constructions, and also death, mutilation, poisoning, burns, radiation or disease of people and animals belong to dangerous goods.

2.2. Dangerous goods is subdivided into the following classes:

* class 1 - the explosive substances (ES);

* class 2 the gases - compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure;

* class 3 - the flammable fluids (FF);

* class 4 - flammable solid substances; substances subject to self-ignition; the substances emitting flammable gases in case of interaction with water (TV);

* class 5 - the oxidizing substances and organic peroxides;

* class 6 - poisonous (toxic) and infectious (infectious) substances (YaV);

* class 7 - the radioactive materials (RM);

* class 8 - the corrosion substances (CS);

* class 9 - other dangerous substances: the solid combustible substances emitting flammable gases in case of interaction with water; toxic agents; kislorodopogloshchayushchy substances; the magnetized substances.

2.3. Transportation of the dangerous goods established by the International convention (SOLAS) and the International code (MK MPOGIMDG CODE), except for dangerous goods which transportation by means of sea transport is prohibited (Appendix No. 1) is allowed.

3. Requirements to container (reservoirs) and packaging

3.1. For the purpose of packaging and transportation of dangerous goods implementation of the following is required:

a) the container shall be high-quality and reliable;

b) the inner surface shall not be exposed to dangerous impact of the transported load;

c) shall maintain regular risks when loading (unloading) and transporting by sea transport.

3.2. The absorbing and gasket materials used when packaging the reservoirs filled with liquid:

a) shall have properties to minimize the danger created by liquid;

b) for prevention of shift of reservoir it shall be strengthened by the absorbing material from all directions;

c) the material absorbing liquid in case of damage of reservoir (container) shall be in reasonable and almost possible quantity.

3.3. Container (reservoir) filled with dangerous liquids at the corresponding temperature shall have the wide berth sufficient for more heat in case of normal transportation.

3.4. Containers (reservoirs), or other container for liquid and compressed gases shall be made, be tested, be used, correctly be filled and be stored in good repair according to requirements of standard rates and rules of standards for technical safety.

3.5. To the loads packed in the used in transportation of dangerous goods, crude empties, provided shall be applied.

4. Marking, supply with danger signs and precautionary signs

4.1. Cargo pieces in which dangerous goods is stored and their correct technical name shall be reliably marked without use of the commercial name of load (Appendix No. 2).

4.2. Cargo pieces in which dangerous goods is stored shall be designated thus by danger signs and precautionary signs in the form of labels, or the carried-out cliche of differences that dangerous properties of the loads placed there were clear in the corresponding form.

4.3. Supply of container into which dangerous goods is packed and attachment to it the correct technical name of load, labels, posters, signs, drawing method on loads or container of signs by means of cliche shall be carried out so that data on container were seen and read even in case of stay in seawater within three months. It is necessary to provide visual visibility and data reading of data. In case of the choice of acceptable methods of marking, supply with danger signs and precautionary signs, it is necessary to pay attention to durability of the used materials and nature of surface of this container.

4.4. The container of any dangerous goods, except for the following, shall have labels and danger signs:

a) container of dangerous goods with low degree of danger or in limited quantity;

b) in particular cases when accumulation and movement of the unitized cargos having distinctive marks of danger is allowed.

4.5. In case of maritime transport the dangerous goods transported automobile and by rail shall have danger signs, serial numbers of the UN, codes of special requirements.

5. Requirements to preparation of documents

5.1. In all documents concerning maritime transport dangerous, including in the shipping requests of dangerous goods submitted by customers (Appendix No. 2) the correct technical names of loads (on condition of non-use of commercial names) shall be authentically described according to the procedure, corresponding classification stated in Section 2.

5.2. The signed Declaration (Appendix No. 4) about due packaging and the corresponding marking, supply with danger signs or precautionary signs (Appendix No. 3) and due condition to transportation of the consignment provided to transportation in the freight documents prepared from the consignor it shall be attached to the freight documents provided to the Ministry of Emergency Situations and cargo carriers.

5.3. Persons responsible for packaging of dangerous goods, or on means of road or rail transport, shall provide the appropriate signed certificate about loading of container or the vehicle to cargo containers.

In these documents due loading and due fixing of load per unit of loading, accomplishment of all applied requirements of transportation is noted. Such certificate can be combined with the document noted in Item 5.2.

5.4. If the cargo container or the corresponding vehicle in which dangerous goods is packed do not meet the requirements of Items 5.2 or 5. 3, and the appropriate certificate, or the declaration on their loading is absent, transportation of cargo container by the corresponding vehicle is not allowed.

5.5. Each vessel transporting dangerous goods shall have the special register, or the manifesto in which according to the classification stated in the Section 2, the dangerous goods and their places which are available onboard are specified. Instead of the special register or the manifesto it is allowed to use the detailed cargo plan with indication of the classes of all which are available onboard dangerous goods and their places. The copy of one of these documents shall be provided to the relevant inspectorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and service of port supervision before departure of the vessel according to the procedure, established by the legislation on technical safety.

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