Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations (SOR/2000-208)

Regulations are current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2011-12-02. Previous Versions

Packages for Transport

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no consignor shall present for transport, and no carrier shall transport, radioactive material unless

    • (a) the material is contained in

      • (i) an excepted package,

      • (ii) a Type IP-1, Type IP-2 or Type IP-3 package,

      • (iii) a Type A package,

      • (iv) a Type B or Type C package of a certified design,

      • (v) a package for fissile material of a certified design,

      • (vi) a package for 0.1 kg or more of uranium hexafluoride of a certified design,

      • (vii) a package whose design is in accordance with the criteria set out in paragraph 815 of the IAEA Regulations and for which package certification is not otherwise required under these Regulations, if the material is packaged in accordance with that paragraph, or

      • (viii) packaging manufactured to a package design certified in accordance with the criteria set out in paragraph 816 or 817 of the IAEA Regulations, where the material is packaged in accordance with those paragraphs; and

    • (b) the activity or mass of the material is within the applicable limits referred to in paragraphs 408 to 415 and 417 to 419 of the IAEA Regulations.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a consignor may present for transport, and a carrier may transport,

    • (a) radioactive material under special arrangement;

    • (b) a package that is in transit and that is of a design that has been approved as a Type B(U)-96 or Type C-96 package by a foreign competent authority in accordance with the applicable process specified in the IAEA Regulations; or

    • (c) a package containing 0.1 kg or more of uranium hexafluoride of a design that has been approved as H(U)-96 by a foreign competent authority in accordance with the applicable process specified in the IAEA Regulations.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a consignor who presents for transport, or a carrier who transports, LSA-I material or an SCO-I in accordance with paragraph 523 of the IAEA Regulations.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (5), every consignor and carrier of radioactive material shall act in accordance with paragraphs 501 to 547 of the IAEA Regulations.

  • (5) A consignor may present for transport, and a carrier may transport, radioactive material in a package that is not labelled in accordance with paragraphs 541 to 543 of the IAEA Regulations, if the package

    • (a) is an exposure device, as defined in the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, of a certified model and

      • (i) is to be transported, or is transported, under exclusive use,

      • (ii) has clearly marked on it the word “RADIOACTIVE” or “RADIOACTIF”, the basic trefoil symbol set out in Figure 1 in Section V of the IAEA Regulations and the name, address and telephone number of the person who is authorized by a license to possess the radioactive material that it contains,

      • (iii) has clearly stamped on it, or visibly and legibly inscribed on a durable steel or brass tag that is readily visible and securely affixed to it by means of metal fasteners, the name, quantity in becquerels, date of measurement of that quantity and form of the radioactive material that it contains, as well as the maximum permissible activity of the package, and

      • (iv) is transported by a vehicle that displays on each side and on each end a placard for substances of Class 7 specified in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;

    • (b) is an excepted package;

    • (c) contains only LSA-I material other than uranium hexafluoride and

      • (i) is to be transported, or is transported, under exclusive use,

      • (ii) has clearly marked on it the words “RADIOACTIVE LSA-I: EXCLUSIVE USE” or “FAS-I RADIOACTIF : USAGE EXCLUSIF”, and

      • (iii) is transported by a vehicle that displays on each side and on each end a placard for substances of Class 7 specified in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations; or

    • (d) is labelled in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code or the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

  • SOR/2003-405, s. 19;
  • SOR/2010-108, s. 6(F).