Opportunity To Be Heard
15. (1) Where a person referred to in section 13 or 14 or a licensee referred to in section 14 has received a notice and has requested, within 30 days after the date of receipt of the notice, an opportunity to be heard either orally or in writing, the person or the licensee shall be provided with such an opportunity in accordance with the request.
(2) On completion of a hearing held in accordance with subsection (1), every person and licensee who was notified in accordance with section 13 or 14 shall be notified of the decision and the reasons for it.
(3) Where neither a person referred to in section 13 or 14 nor a licensee referred to in section 14 requests an opportunity to be heard within the period referred to in subsection (1), they shall be notified of the decision and the reasons for it.
16. No licensee shall use a radioactive nuclear substance or a radiation device on a person except as directed by a medical practitioner who is qualified to give such direction under the applicable provincial legislation.
Radiation Safety Instructions
17. Every licensee shall make available to all workers, at the site of the licensed activity, copies of any instructions referred to in the licence concerning radiation safety and accidents, including fires and spills, in which a nuclear substance may be involved.
18. (1) Every licensee who possesses, uses or produces either a sealed source containing 50 MBq or more of a nuclear substance or a nuclear substance as shielding shall, at the following times, conduct leak tests on the sealed source or shielding using instruments and procedures that enable the licensee to detect a leakage of 200 Bq or less of the nuclear substance:
(a) where the sealed source or shielding is used after being stored for 12 or more consecutive months, immediately before using it;
(b) where the sealed source or shielding is being stored, every 24 months;
(c) where an event that may have damaged the sealed source or shielding has occurred, immediately after the event; and
(d) in all other cases,
(i) where the sealed source or shielding is located in a radiation device, every 12 months, and
(ii) where the sealed source or shielding is not located in a radiation device, every six months.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a sealed source that is
(b) contained in a static eliminator that has been retained by the licensee for less than 15 months;
(c) exempted under section 5, 6, 8 or 8.1; or
(d) used or stored underwater in a nuclear facility that is equipped with a device capable of detecting water-borne contamination of 200 Bq or less of a nuclear substance.
(3) Where a licensee, in the course of conducting a leak test on a sealed source or on shielding, detects the leakage of 200 Bq or more of a nuclear substance, the licensee shall
(a) discontinue using the sealed source or shielding;
(b) discontinue using the radiation device in which the sealed source or shielding is located or may have been located;
(c) take measures to limit the spread of radioactive contamination from the sealed source or shielding; and
(d) immediately after complying with paragraphs (a) to (c), notify the Commission that the leakage has been detected.
- SOR/2008-119, s. 29.
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