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Official Publications

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

1.1 Bodies recognized by BAM


1.2 Lists of identifications


1.3 Publication of approvals


1.4 General permissions

  • Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road
  • BAM General Permission Nr. D/BAM/ADR/003
    Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road (23.05.2014)
    concerns especially animal material which is known or is reasonably expected to be affected by highly pathogenic bird flu virus (HPAIV)
  • BAM General Permission Nr. D/BAM/ADR/Az. 3.12/303780
    Approval of alternative packagings for the transport of infected animal material by road (21.02.2018)
    concerns especially animal material which is known or is suspected to be affected by African swine fever virus
  • Approval for transport of Unpackaged Articles

1.5 Guideline


1.6 Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules (BAM-GGR)

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

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 only)

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 only)

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 only)

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 abnehmbarem Deckel (1A2) (in German only)


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 only)
  • BAM-GGR 008 Richtlinie für numerisch geführte Sicherheitsnachweise im Rahmen der Bauartprüfung von Transport- und Lagerbehältern für radioaktive Stoffe (in German only)
  • BAM-GGR 011 Quality Assurance Measures of Packagings for Competent Authority Approved Package Designs for the Transport of Radioactive Material (in German)
  • BAM-GGR 012 Guideline on the Assessment of the Lid Systems and Load Attachment Systems of Transport Packages for Radioactive Materials
  • BAM-GGR 016 Maßnahmen zur Qualitätssicherung von Verpackungen nicht zulassungspflichtiger Bauarten für Versandstücke zur Beförderung radioaktiver Stoffe (in German only)
  • BAM-GGR 017 Leitfaden für die Prüfung und Zulassung von radioaktiven Stoffen in besonderer Form (published in: Amts- und Mitteilungsblatt – Amtliche Bekanntmachungen der BAM, Ausgabe 2/2014 S. 101 ff; in German only)


3. Pressure receptacles

3.1 UN pressure receptacles

3.2 Sea mode approval (non UN-pressure receptacles)

3.3 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 only)
    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.

3.4 Composite pressure receptacles: service life testing

    The procedure for life time surveillance with respect to the UN-service life test program for composite pressure receptacles is described in GGR 021 (see 3.6, below).
    This procedure is related to the surveillance of safety during service, respectively the extension of service life time, as required in RID/ADR Note 2 & Note and analogue in IMDG-Code and each Note 2 and IATA, respectively ICAO Note 2. BAM is the competent authority regarding these issues, according to §12(1) No 1 f GGVSee (July 2016) and LuftVZO §78(3):

    The concept of additional tests for the estimation of survival probability have bin already described in the following document, which are provided here for the exclusive purpose of information about procedures finalised before September 2017.

  • CAT (Concept Additional Tests): Concept of Additional Tests for the Determination of the Probability of Survival of Pressure Receptacles made from Composite Materials
  • CAT-Annex Slow Burst Test (SBT): Test procedure “Slow Burst Test”
  • CAT-Annex Load Cycle Test (LCT): Test procedure “Hydraulic Load Cycle Test” (PDF)
  • CAT-Annex Statistical Assessment Samples (SAS): Procedure “Statistical Assessment of Sample Test Results” (PDF)

3.5 Composite pressure receptacles: determination of retest periods

3.6 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)* (from 21st Sept. 2017)
  • BAM-GGR 022 Design Type Specific Determination of the Test Period for Composite Pressure Receptacles* (from 11th Oct. 2017)

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


4. Tanks, MEMUs and bulk containers

4.1 Dangerous Goods Procedural Rules

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