MSB's responsibility for the transport of dangerous goods
As stated in the Swedish Transport of Dangerous Goods Ordinance MSB is the competent authority responsible for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail in Sweden.
The Swedish ordinance also indicates some other authorities responsible for performing certain tasks in connection with the transport of dangerous goods.
Swedish Transport Agency
The Swedish Transport Agency is the transport authority for the maritime and air transport of dangerous goods. This means that it produces the legislation that regulates maritime and air transport, including the IMDG Code and the ICAO-TI.
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority is the competent authority for issues related to the transport of radioactive substances by road, rail, air and sea.
The Swedish Police
In the field of the transport of dangerous goods, the police are the competent authority for:
- permits to load and unload cargo in a public place in a built-up area
- notifications on loading and unloading in a public place outside a built-up area, and,
- permitsfor longer halts near a residential area or other populated place when transporting certain dangerous goods.
The Swedish Police consult with the fire & rescue service on these issues.