The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Codes List 2023 is now available. The new list has again been produced by Ricardo, in co-operation with the UK Home Office and is published by TSO.
The Emergency Action Codes (EAC) List 2023 is effective immediately in connection with the use of ADR/RID 2023 Edition and is mandatory from 1 July 2023. The Emergency Action Code List 2021 should no longer be used from that date.
Duty holders are required to use the 2023 Emergency Action Codes List for the application of the appropriate EACs under Schedule 1 of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009) (as amended); and of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (CDG 2010) (as amended).
To download a digital copy of the action codes list, please complete the form below.
A physical copy of the publication is available to purchase from TSO, here.
Brief overview of updates and changes
UN1872 LEAD DIOXIDE
UN1891 ETHYL BROMIDE
UN3550 COBALT DIHYDROXIDE POWDER, containing not less than 10 % respirable particles
UN1169 UN No. no longer in use
UN1197 EXTRACTS, LIQUID, for flavour or aroma
UN1345 RUBBER SCRAP or RUBBER SHODDY, powdered or granulated, not exceeding 840 microns and rubber content exceeding 45%
UN2015 HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, STABILIZED or HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, AQUEOUS SOLUTION, STABILIZED with more than 60% hydrogen peroxide
UN3549 Medical waste, category A, affecting animals only, solid
UN3549 Medical waste, category A, affecting humans, solid
UN3363 Dangerous goods in articles
If you have any questions regarding the emergency action code list, or any other regulatory enquiry in general, please contact us.
*In the case of any contradiction between these updates and the printed version of The Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2023, the latter will have precedence.