General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations
P.C. 2000-782 2000-05-31
Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources, pursuant to section 44 of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote a, hereby approves the annexed General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations made by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on May 31, 2000.
Return to footnote aS.C. 1997, c. 9
Interpretation and Application
1 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.
Act means the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. (Loi)
- brachytherapy machine
brachytherapy machine[Repealed, SOR/2008-119, s. 1]
- effective dose
effective dose has the meaning assigned to that term by subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations. (dose efficace)
- equivalent dose
equivalent dose has the meaning assigned to that term by subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations. (dose équivalente)
- hazardous substance
hazardous substance or hazardous waste means a substance or waste, other than a nuclear substance, that is used or produced in the course of carrying on a licensed activity and that may pose a risk to the environment or the health and safety of persons. (substance dangereuseoudéchet dangereux)
IAEA means the International Atomic Energy Agency. (AIEA)
- IAEA Agreement
IAEA Agreement means the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, effective on February 21, 1972; INFCIRC/164; UNTS vol. 814, R. No. 11596. (Accord avec l’AIEA)
irradiator means a device that is designed to contain a nuclear substance and to deliver controlled doses of radiation to any target material except persons. (irradiateur)
- licensed activity
licensed activity means an activity described in any of paragraphs 26(a) to (f) of the Act that a licence authorizes the licensee to carry on. (activité autorisée)
licensee means a person who is licensed to carry on an activity described in any of paragraphs 26(a) to (f) of the Act. (titulaire de permis)
- prescribed equipment
prescribed equipment means the equipment prescribed by section 20. (équipement réglementé)
- prescribed information
prescribed information means the information prescribed by section 21. (renseignements réglementés)
- radioactive source teletherapy machine
radioactive source teletherapy machine means a teletherapy machine that is designed to deliver doses of radiation produced by a nuclear substance. (appareil de téléthérapie à source radioactive)
safeguards means a verification system that is established in accordance with a safeguards agreement. (garanties)
- safeguards agreement
safeguards agreement means
(a) the IAEA Agreement and any arrangement between Canada and the IAEA made under that agreement; and
(b) any agreement to which Canada is a party for the establishment in Canada of a verification system in respect of nuclear substances, prescribed equipment or prescribed information, and any arrangements made under such an agreement. (accord relatif aux garanties)
- safeguards equipment
safeguards equipment means equipment that is used in accordance with a safeguards agreement. (équipement de garanties)
- teletherapy machine
teletherapy machine means a device that is designed to deliver controlled doses of radiation in a collimated beam for therapeutic purposes. (appareil de téléthérapie)
transit means the process of being transported through Canada after being imported into and before being exported from Canada, in a situation where the place of initial loading and the final destination are outside Canada. (transit)
worker means a person who performs work that is referred to in a licence. (travailleur)
- SOR/2008-119, s. 1.
2 These Regulations apply generally for the purposes of the Act.
General Application Requirements
(a) the applicant’s name and business address;
(b) the activity to be licensed and its purpose;
(c) the name, maximum quantity and form of any nuclear substance to be encompassed by the licence;
(d) a description of any nuclear facility, prescribed equipment or prescribed information to be encompassed by the licence;
(e) the proposed measures to ensure compliance with the Radiation Protection Regulations, the Nuclear Security Regulations and the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015;
(g) the proposed measures to control access to the site of the activity to be licensed and the nuclear substance, prescribed equipment or prescribed information;
(h) the proposed measures to prevent loss or illegal use, possession or removal of the nuclear substance, prescribed equipment or prescribed information;
(i) a description and the results of any test, analysis or calculation performed to substantiate the information included in the application;
(j) the name, quantity, form, origin and volume of any radioactive waste or hazardous waste that may result from the activity to be licensed, including waste that may be stored, managed, processed or disposed of at the site of the activity to be licensed, and the proposed method for managing and disposing of that waste;
(k) the applicant’s organizational management structure insofar as it may bear on the applicant’s compliance with the Act and the regulations made under the Act, including the internal allocation of functions, responsibilities and authority;
(l) a description of any proposed financial guarantee relating to the activity to be licensed; and
(m) any other information required by the Act or the regulations made under the Act for the activity to be licensed and the nuclear substance, nuclear facility, prescribed equipment or prescribed information to be encompassed by the licence.
(n) [Repealed, SOR/2008-119, s. 2]
(1.1) The Commission or a designated officer authorized under paragraph 37(2)(c) of the Act, may require any other information that is necessary to enable the Commission or the designated officer to determine whether the applicant
(a) is qualified to carry on the activity to be licensed; or
(b) will, in carrying on that activity, make adequate provision for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of persons and the maintenance of national security and measures required to implement international obligations to which Canada has agreed.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of an application for a licence to import or export for which the information requirements are prescribed by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations, or in respect of an application for a licence to transport while in transit for which the information requirements are prescribed by the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015.
- SOR/2008-119, s. 2;
- SOR/2015-145, s. 43.
Application for Licence to Abandon
4 An application for a licence to abandon a nuclear substance, a nuclear facility, prescribed equipment or prescribed information shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3:
(a) the name and location of the land, buildings, structures, components and equipment that are to be abandoned;
(b) the proposed time and location of the abandonment;
(c) the proposed method of and procedure for abandonment; and
(d) the effects on the environment and the health and safety of persons that may result from the abandonment, and the measures that will be taken to prevent or mitigate those effects.
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