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D - F
Dangerous Goods Articles, substances, mixtures and preparations which are either:
1. Radioactive.
2. Explosive.
3. Have one or more hazardous properties.
4. Found on the Approved Carriage List (other than those goods which have been diluted or treated rendering them no longer hazardous).
Demountable tank A tank that can usually be handled only when empty; has a greater capacity than 450 litres and is designed for the carriage of goods with a load breakage. A demountable tank is not an integral part of the vehicle and is not a tank that is attached to the frame of the vehicle and except when empty is not intended to be removed from the vehicle
DEFRA Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DfT Department for Transport (formerly the DTLR)
DGAC Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (formerly HMAC)
DGAS Dangerous Goods Advisory Group (Civil Aviation Authority)
DGs Dangerous goods
DGSA Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
DGSA Directive Council Directive 96/35/EC on the appointment and vocational qualification of safety advisers for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway
DOC Dissolved organic carbon
DoE Department of the Environment, now part of DEFRA
DoH Department of Health
DOT Department of Transport
DPD Dangerous Preparations Directive
DSEAR Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
DSD Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC, as amended)
DTR Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations 1992
DTR2 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Driver Training) Regulations 1996
EAC Emergency Action Code
EC European Community
EC50 the effective concentration of substance that causes 50% of the maximum response
EC Number reference number used by European Communities to identify dangerous substances, in particular those registered under EINECS
ECE European Commission for Europe
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
EH40 HSE publication 'Occupational Exposure Limits' updated annually
EINECS European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances
EmS Emergency Procedures
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ErC50 means EC50 in terms of reduction of growth rate
EU European Union
FP Flashpoint - temperature at which the vapour forms a combustible mixture with air. At the flash point the application of a naked flame gives a momentary flash rather than sustained combustion.



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