The Register examines the technical documentation in order to verify the compliance of the design of the packaging for dangerous goods with the IMDG Code requirements and to document the design and the technical characteristics of the packaging.
The packagings for dangerous goods shall be manufactured in accordance with the technical documentation approved by the Register.
The technical documentation shall be developed subject to the IMDG Code requirements and submitted to the Register for approval.
The technical documentation for packagings for dangerous goods shall be submitted to the Register for examination and approval (agreement) prior to manufacturing.
Documents shall be made in Russian or English.
Documents are submitted in paper format (originals, duplicates or copies) in two copies; or in electronic form in PDF format (on CD, by e-mail, via FTP-server or in any other way agreed with the Register). It is not allowed to submit documentation partly in electronic format and partly in paper format for the Register’s review.
The technical documentation submitted to the Register’s review shall be developed in such a way or provided with such additional data so that it can verify that the relevant IMDG Code provisions are fulfilled and the design, material and technical characteristics of the packaging are uniquely identified.
A scope of documentation submitted to the Register’s review concerning packaging, whose manufacture will be carried out under the Register’s technical supervision, shall allow to uniquely identify the packaging type, requirements for its manufacture and the compliance of packaging with the IMDG Code requirements: design, dimensions, materials and their thickness, connection methods, manufacture method, marking in accordance with IMDG Code, requirements for quality control during manufacturing, and, if necessary, operating instructions.
In case of already manufactured packaging lot, a scope of documentation submitted to the Register’s review shall allow determining the packaging type and its compliance with the IMDG Code requirements: design, dimensions, materials and their thickness, connection methods, manufacture method, marking in accordance with IMDG Code, and, if necessary, operating instructions.
If the submitted technical documentation confirms the compliance, which is complete or recognized by the Register as sufficient, of the packagings for dangerous goods with the RS requirements and the IMDG Code provisions, such documentation is approved (agreed). Noncomplying documentation is returned for revision and/or rectification.
Approval (agreement) of the technical documentation is confirmed by affixing to it the relevant Register stamps and by compiling a Conclusion Letter. Samples of stamps used by the Register are given in Chapter 8, Part II of the Rules for the Technical Supervision during Construction of Ships and Manufacture of Materials and Products for Ships.
The copies of the documents, to which the Register original stamps are affixed, are the control documents.
In case of negative results of review, the Conclusion Letter states the RS requirements, which shall be met for future approval (agreement) of the documentation. At that, no Register stamps are affixed to the documents.
In case of technical documentation for packagings for dangerous goods, the validity period of the Register’s approval is 4 years.
Regardless of the validity period of the approval (agreement), the technical documentation for packagings for dangerous goods is subject to mandatory adjustments due to the need to take into account the mandatory requirements of international conventions and agreements that came into force after approval (agreement) of the documentation. Also, all documentation approved and agreed by the Register is subject to adjustment taking into account the requirements of the RS circular letters if they provide for their mandatory implementation before the expiry date of the documentation approval.
The technical documentation submitted to the Register for re-approval (re-agreement) upon the expiry of the validity period of its previous approval (agreement) shall take into account the IMDG Code requirements that are applicable at the time when the documentation is submitted.
The approval (agreement) of the technical documentation by the Register is void in the following cases:
- upon expiration of the approval;
- upon expiration of the documentation validity period (where this validity period is provided);
- if, without the RS consent, changes were made to the approved (agreed) documentation or production process that affect the matters within the RS competence.
The Register may revoke its approval (agreement) of technical documentation or change the terms of approval (agreement) in the following cases:
- if the documentation is not timely brought in compliance with the IMDG Code regulations, as well as with the requirements of the Register circulars;
- if it turns out that the quality and reliability of packagings for dangerous goods are at a poor level that does not meet the requirements of the Register.
Changes that are made to the technical documentation approved (agreed) by the Register, and that affect the requirements regulated by the Register rules or by international conventions, shall be approved (agreed) by the Register based on the results of a review of the reissued revised documents or notices of change. Such changes shall be described in detail or clearly marked in the revised documents and drawings.
All documentation submitted to the Register for review is confidential and may only be transferred to a third party with the written consent of its legal owner or in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.
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