14/08/2020

1. Packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBC) and large packagings

1.1 Bodies recognized by BAM

Recognized test houses (in German)
Recognized inspection bodies (in German)
Recognized surveillance bodies (German / English)
Foreign authorities with existing agreement on the mutual recognition of quality control activities (German / English)

1.2 List of identifications

Recognized companies for the reconditioning of packagings (German / English)
Recognized companies for the reconditioning of IBCs (German / English)
Symbols of companies for routine maintenance of IBCs (German / English)

1.3 Publication of approvals

Database:
Database Dangerous Goods Packagings (Register of German Approvals)

1.4 General permissions

Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road

General Permission Nr. D/BAM/ADR Reference Number B.12/304 823
Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road which is known or is reasonably expected to be affected by highly pathogenic bird flu Virus (HPAIV), rabies virus or infectious substances category B (affecting animals only) (Last update 01-13-2020, German / English)

General Permission Nr. D/BAM/ADR Reference Number B.12/304 822
Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road which is known or is suspected to be affected by African swine fever virus (Last update 01-13-2020, German / English)

Approval for transport of Unpackaged Articles

BAM General Permission Nr. D/BAM/IMDG-Code, Az. 3.12/301551 (23th May 2014)
BAM General Permission Nr. D/BAM/ADR, Az. 3.12/301549 (23th May 2014)
More General permissions in German

1.5 Guideline

Guideline for the assessment of defective packages in air transportation: see Special Issues

1.6 Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules (BAM-GGR)

BAM-GGR 001 Recognition of monitoring bodies; Recognition of Quality Assurance Programmes (QAP)

BAM-GGR 001 in the version valid from 01.07.2020 (Revision 3.1). Quality assurance procedures for the manufacture and surveillance of packagings, large packagings and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for the transport of dangerous goods is currently only available in German language.

The notifications of recognition issued until 30.06.2020 remain valid until their expiry date.

Explanations on Revision 3.1

BAM-GGR 001 in the version valid from 01.04.2014 (Revision 3), which remains valid for the activity of routine maintenance until 30.06.2023. Quality assurance procedures for the manufacture and surveillance of packagings, large packagings and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for the transport of dangerous goods is mainly only available in German language.

BAM-GGR 001 Part A Manufacturing and remanufacturing

BAM-GGR 001 Parts B - E are only available in German

Annex 1 Testing frequencies for the serial control (Rev. 3 of 2016-05-01) -> Rev. 4 currently only available in German language

Annex 2 Tolerances -> currently only available in German language

BAM-GGR 001 Attachments and model templates

Regulations in Division 3.1 Dangerous Goods Packagings in the context of the restrictions imposed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (April 09, 2020)

BAM-GGR 002 Recognition of inspection bodies; Specific process of inspections on IBCs

BAM-GGR 002 Initial and periodic testing and inspection of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) (in German)

BAM-GGR 003/004 Plastics Moulded Materials / Chemical Compatibility

BAM-GGR 003 Procedural rules on the suitability proof for alternative plastics resins used for dangerous goods packagings and intermediate bulk containers (IBC’s)
BAM-GGR 004 Alternativer Nachweis der chemischen Verträglichkeit; Assimilierungsliste (in German)

BAM-GGR 005 Recognition of test houses / Specific processes for the design type test

BAM-GGR 005 Verfahren für die Durchführung der Bauartprüfung von Verpackungen zur Beförderung gefährlicher Güter (in German)

BAM-GGR 006 Design type series

BAM-GGR 006 Specific processes for the design type test and approval of fibreboard boxes (4G)

BAM-GGR 013 Remanufactured steel drums

BAM-GGR 013 Besondere Verfahren der Bauartprüfung und -Zulassung von wiederaufgearbeiteten Fässern aus Stahl mit nicht abnehmbarem Deckel (1A1) und Fässern aus Stahl mit abnehmbarem Deckel (1A2) (in German)

2. Packages for the transport of radioactive materials

2.1 Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules (BAM-GGR)

BAM-GGR 007 Leitlinie zur Verwendung von Gusseisen mit Kugelgraphit für Transport- und Lagerbehälter (in German)
BAM-GGR 008 Richtlinie für numerisch geführte Sicherheitsnachweise im Rahmen der Bauartprüfung von Transport- und Lagerbehältern für radioaktive Stoffe (in German)
BAM-GGR 011 Quality Assurance Measures of Packagings for Competent Authority Approved Package Designs for the Transport of Radioactive Material, Revision 1
BAM-GGR 012 Guideline on the Assessment of the Lid Systems and Load Attachment Systems of Transport Packages for Radioactive Materials
BAM-GGR 016 Quality Assurance Measures of Packagings for Non-Competent Authority Approved Package Designs for the Transport of Radioactive Material
BAM-GGR 017 Guideline for testing and approval of special form radioactive material (published in: Amts- und Mitteilungsblatt – Amtliche Bekanntmachungen der BAM, Ausgabe 2/2014 S. 101 ff; official version in german language )

3. Pressure receptacles

3.1 Pressure Receptacles Procedural Rules (BAM-GGR)

BAM-GGR 021 Design Type Specific Determination of the Safe Service Life for Composite Pressure Receptacles on the basis of the Concept Additional Tests (CAT)* (Sept. 2017)

BAM-GGR 022 Design Type Specific Determination of the Test Period for Composite Pressure Receptacles* (updated Nov. 2018)

*In bilingual documents or in the case of English and official German version being available, in case of doubt, the German text is valid.

3.2 UN pressure receptacles (IMDG-Code 6.2.2)

Procedure for the UN approval of pressure receptacles (in German)

3.3 Sea mode approval according to IMDG-Code 6.2.3 (non UN-pressure receptacles)

The procedure described in the following is being applied in Germany for the approval of pressure receptacles in accordance with IMDG-Code 6.2.3.
Information on the Application of Sea Mode Approvals (in German)
Application for getting a Sea Mode Approval of pressure receptacles (in German)

3.4 Life span inspection of UN composite pressure receptacles

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BAM is in accordance with §6 (5) GGVSee (March 2014) and LuftVZO § 78 (3) the competent authority for the procedure for monitoring the operational safety respectively the extension of the service life, which is described in RID / ADR 6.2.2.1.1 NOTE 2 and analogously to IMDG Code 6.2.2.1.1 NOTE 2 and IATA 6.4.2.1, ICAO 5.2.1.1. BAM applies the BAM GGR 021 for this purpose.

3.5 Composite pressure receptacles: determination of retest periods

Within the scope of the different responsibilities according to GGVSEB and GGVSee, BAM applies the BAM GGR 022 in conjunction with the GGR 021 for the determination of the test period for composite pressure vessels. The following documents support the procedure respectively reproduce the associated specifications.

BAM documents regarding retest-periods
Form for the request of the excel-tool of BAM concerning statistical assessment
Intervals of periodic inspection for composite pressure receptacles, determinded by BAM *
Intervals of periodic inspection and testing for composite pressure receptacles, determinded by notified bodies (Xa-bodies) in consultation with BAM *

3.6 ATRs concerning pressure receptacles

Accepted Technical Regulations (ATRs) are national technical codes recognized in accordance with RID/ADR 6.2.5 by BAM as competent authority in agreement with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS). These technical codes are published in the Official Gazette of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development “Verkehrsblatt” in an English and a German version and have been submitted to the competent OTIF and UN ECE Secretariats. For their application, see…
Information of the BMVBS concerning the use of an ATR (excerpt from the VkBl. Heft 14-2010; S 282) (in German)
The use of technical codes recognized by the German competent authority in accordance with RID/ADR 6.2.5 is hereby confirmed for the use in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany, only. A German ATR may be used in the territory of another RID/ADR-member state if it is accepted by the relevant national competent authority including the corrigendum by Nr. 155 VkBl. Heft 22-2010; S 554, rendering the fifth paragraph in above mentioned excerpt void.
List of Technical Regulations (ATRs) accepted by Germany
ATRs listed above are simultaneously recognised by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) for the approval in accordance with the IMDG-Code 6.2.3.

4. Tanks, MEMUs and bulk containers

4.1 Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules

The Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules of tanks, MEMUs and bulk containers are available in German only.

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