Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations (SOR/2000-205)

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Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations

SOR/2000-205

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND CONTROL ACT

Registration 2000-05-31

CLASS II NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND PRESCRIBED EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS

P.C. 2000-785  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 Acta, hereby approves the annexed Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations made by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on May 31, 2000.

  • aS.C. 1997, c. 9

INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

“Act”

“Act” means the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. (Loi)

“brachytherapy machine”

“brachytherapy machine”[Repealed, SOR/2008-119, s. 5]

“brachytherapy remote afterloader”

“brachytherapy remote afterloader” means a device that is designed to place, by remote control, a sealed source inside or in contact with a person for therapeutic purposes and to remove, by remote control, the sealed source once a preset dose of radiation has been delivered or after a preset time has elapsed. (appareil de curiethérapie à projecteur de source télécommandé)

“certificate”

“certificate” means a document issued by the Commission or by a designated officer authorized under paragraph 37(2)(a) of the Act, indicating that a model of Class II prescribed equipment is certified, or authorized under paragraph 37(2)(b) of the Act, indicating that a person is certified. (homologation et accréditation)

“certified”

“certified” means certified by the Commission under paragraph 21(1)(h) or (i) of the Act or by a designated officer authorized under paragraph 37(2)(a) or (b) of the Act. (homologué et accrédité)

“Class II nuclear facility”

“Class II nuclear facility” means a facility that includes Class II prescribed equipment. (installation nucléaire de catégorie II)

“Class II prescribed equipment”

“Class II prescribed equipment” means

  • (a) an irradiator that uses more than 1015 Bq of a nuclear substance;

  • (b) an irradiator that requires shielding which is not part of the irradiator and that is designed to deliver a dose of radiation at a rate exceeding 1 cGy/min at a distance of 1 m;

  • (c) a radioactive source teletherapy machine;

  • (d) a particle accelerator that is capable of producing nuclear energy and has a beam energy of less than 50 MeV for beams of particles with a mass equal to or less than 4 atomic mass units;

  • (e) a particle accelerator that is capable of producing nuclear energy and has a beam energy of no more than 15 MeV per atomic mass unit for beams of particles with a mass greater than 4 atomic mass units; or

  • (f) a brachytherapy remote afterloader. (équipement réglementé de catégorie II)

“hazardous substance”

“hazardous substance” means a substance, 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 dangereuse)

“irradiator”

“irradiator” means a device that is designed to contain a nuclear substance and to deliver controlled doses of radiation from that substance to any target except persons. (irradiateur)

“licensed activity”

“licensed activity” means an activity described in paragraph 26(a), (c) or (e) of the Act that a licence authorizes the licensee to carry on in relation to a Class II nuclear facility or Class II prescribed equipment. (activité autorisée)

“licensee”

“licensee” means a person who is licensed to carry on an activity described in any of paragraphs 26(a), (c) or (e) of the Act in relation to a Class II nuclear facility or Class II prescribed equipment. (titulaire de permis)

“radiation survey meter”

“radiation survey meter” means an instrument that is capable of measuring radiation dose rates. (radiamètre)

“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)

“sealed source”

“sealed source” means a radioactive nuclear substance in a sealed capsule or in a cover to which the substance is bonded, where the capsule or cover is strong enough to prevent contact with or the dispersion of the substance under the conditions for which the capsule or cover is designed. (source scellée)

“servicing”

“servicing”, in respect of Class II prescribed equipment, means any maintenance of the equipment, including installation, repair or dismantling, other than any installation, repair or dismantling that constitutes routine operating procedures

  • (a) as indicated in the manufacturer’s operating manual for the equipment; or

  • (b) as authorized in the licence issued in respect of the possession or use of the equipment. (entretien)

“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)

“worker”

“worker” means a person who performs work that is referred to in a licence. (travailleur)

  • SOR/2008-119, s. 5;
  • SOR/2010-107, s. 1.