Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 (SOR/2015-145)

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Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

SOR/2015-145

NUCLEAR SAFETY AND CONTROL ACT

Registration 2015-06-12

Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

P.C. 2015-805 2015-06-11

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, pursuant to subsection 44(1)Footnote a of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote b, makes the annexed Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015.

Ottawa, April 10, 2015

MICHAEL BINDER
President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources, pursuant to subsection 44(1)Footnote a of the Nuclear Safety and Control ActFootnote b, approves the annexed Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015, made by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    A1

    A1

    A1 has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (A1)

    A2

    A2

    A2 has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (A2)

    Act

    Loi

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

    activity

    activité

    activity means the number of nuclear transformations occurring per unit of time, as measured in becquerels. (activité)

    alternative activity limit for an exempt consignment

    autre limite d’activité pour un envoi exempté

    alternative activity limit for an exempt consignment, in respect of an instrument or article, means an activity limit for a consignment that is above the activity limit for an exempt consignment set out in the IAEA Regulations and that has been approved as meeting the exemption criteria set out in those Regulations for an instrument or article. (autre limite d’activité pour un envoi exempté)

    basic radionuclide value

    valeur de base pour un radionucléide

    basic radionuclide value means either an A1 in TBq, an A2 in TBq, an activity concentration limit for an exempt material in Bq/g or an activity limit for an exempt consignment in Bq, as set out in the IAEA Regulations. (valeur de base pour un radionucléide)

    carrier

    transporteur

    carrier has the same meaning as in section 1.4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. (transporteur)

    certificate

    document d’homologation

    certificate means a document issued by the Commission under paragraph 21(1)(h) of the Act or by a designated officer authorized under paragraph 37(2)(a) of the Act, indicating the certification of

    • (a) a package design;

    • (b) a design for special form radioactive material;

    • (c) a design for low dispersible radioactive material;

    • (d) the calculation of a value demonstrating that fissile-excepted radioactive material will remain subcritical;

    • (e) the calculation of the basic radionuclide value for radioactive material that has a basic radionuclide value that is not listed in the IAEA Regulations; or

    • (f) the calculation, for an instrument or article that has an alternative activity limit for an exempt consignment, of the alternative activity limit. (document d’homologation)

    confinement system

    système d’isolement

    confinement system means the assembly of fissile material and packaging components intended to preserve criticality safety. (système d’isolement)

    consignee

    destinataire

    consignee has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (destinataire)

    consignment

    envoi

    consignment has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (envoi)

    consignor

    expéditeur

    consignor has the same meaning as in section 1.4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. (expéditeur)

    containment system

    enveloppe de confinement

    containment system has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (enveloppe de confinement)

    contamination

    contamination

    contamination has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (contamination)

    conveyance

    moyen de transport

    conveyance has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (moyen de transport)

    criticality safety index

    indice de sûreté-criticité

    criticality safety index has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (indice de sûreté-criticité)

    effective dose

    dose efficace

    effective dose has the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations. (dose efficace)

    excepted package

    colis excepté

    excepted package means a package that is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (colis excepté)

    exclusive use

    utilisation exclusive

    exclusive use has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (utilisation exclusive)

    fissile-excepted radioactive material

    matière radioactive fissile exceptée

    fissile-excepted radioactive material means fissile radioactive material that is

    • (a) excepted from being classified as fissile in accordance with the IAEA Regulations; or

    • (b) contained in a package that is excepted from being classified as fissile in accordance with those Regulations. (matière radioactive fissile exceptée)

    fissile material

    matière fissile

    fissile material has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (matière fissile)

    freight container

    conteneur

    freight container has the same meaning as in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. (conteneur)

    IAEA

    AIEA

    IAEA means the International Atomic Energy Agency. (AIEA)

    IAEA Regulations

    Règlement de l’AIEA

    IAEA Regulations means the Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, published by the IAEA, as amended from time to time. (Règlement de l’AIEA)

    instrument or article

    Appareils ou objets

    instrument or article means any tool, implement or object, or its components, that encloses nuclear substances and that is fabricated for a particular use other than solely for enclosing those nuclear substances. (Appareils ou objets)

    International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

    Code maritime international des marchandises dangereuses

    International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code means the document of that name published by the International Maritime Organization, as amended from time to time. (Code maritime international des marchandises dangereuses)

    large object

    objet de grande dimension

    large object means an object that has been decommissioned from a nuclear facility, that is internally contaminated with nuclear substances meeting the requirements applicable to an SCO-I or SCO-II as set out in the IAEA Regulations and that cannot be transported in a type of package described in these Regulations due to its dimensions. (objet de grande dimension)

    low dispersible radioactive material

    matière radioactive faiblement dispersable

    low dispersible radioactive material has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (matière radioactive faiblement dispersable)

    low toxicity alpha emitters

    émetteurs alpha de faible toxicité

    low toxicity alpha emitters has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (émetteurs alpha de faible toxicité)

    LSA material

    matière LSA

    LSA material has the meaning assigned by the definition low specific activity (LSA) material in the IAEA Regulations. (matière LSA)

    management system

    système de gestion

    management system has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (système de gestion)

    overpack

    suremballage

    overpack has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (suremballage)

    package

    colis

    package means packaging with its radioactive contents, as presented for transport. (colis)

    packaging

    emballage

    packaging has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (emballage)

    passenger

    passager

    passenger has the same meaning as in section 1.4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. (passager)

    prescribed equipment

    équipement réglementé

    prescribed equipment means equipment that is prescribed by paragraph 20(a) of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations. (équipement réglementé)

    radioactive material

    matière radioactive

    radioactive material means a nuclear substance that is a radioactive material, as defined in the IAEA Regulations. (matière radioactive)

    registered user

    usager inscrit

    registered user means a person who has received confirmation under subsection 19(3) from the Commission that their use of a package has been registered. (usager inscrit)

    SCO

    SCO

    SCO has the meaning assigned by the definition surface contaminated object (SCO) in the IAEA Regulations. (SCO)

    special form radioactive material

    matière radioactive sous forme spéciale

    special form radioactive material has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (matière radioactive sous forme spéciale)

    specific activity

    activité spécifique

    specific activity has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (activité spécifique)

    Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air

    Instructions techniques pour la sécurité du transport aérien des marchandises dangereuses

    Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air means the document of that name, designated as Doc 9284, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization, as amended from time to time. (Instructions techniques pour la sécurité du transport aérien des marchandises dangereuses)

    transit

    transit

    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)

    transport index

    indice de transport

    transport index has the same meaning as in the IAEA Regulations. (indice de transport)

    Type A

    type A

    Type A, in respect of a package, means that the package is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (type A)

    Type B

    type B

    Type B, in respect of a package, means that the package is classified as either a Type B(U) or a Type B(M) package in accordance with the IAEA Regulations and is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of those Regulations. (type B)

    Type C

    type C

    Type C, in respect of a package, means that the package is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (type C)

    Type H(M)

    type H(M)

    Type H(M), in respect of a package, means that the package has a type code of H(M) in accordance with the IAEA Regulations and is an excepted package, Type IP-1 package, Type IP-2 package, Type IP-3 package or Type A package that is designed to contain more than 0.1 kg of uranium hexafluoride that is non-fissile material or is fissile-excepted radioactive material. (type H(M))

    Type H(U)

    type H(U)

    Type H(U), in respect of a package, means that the package has a type code of H(U) in accordance with the IAEA Regulations and is an excepted package, Type IP-1 package, Type IP-2 package, Type IP-3 package or Type A package that is designed to contain more than 0.1 kg of uranium hexafluoride that is non-fissile material or is fissile-excepted radioactive material. (type H(U))

    Type IP-1

    type IP-1

    Type IP-1, in respect of a package, means that the package is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (type IP-1)

    Type IP-2

    type IP-2

    Type IP-2, in respect of a package, means that the package is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (type IP-2)

    Type IP-3

    type IP-3

    Type IP-3, in respect of a package, means that the package is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the IAEA Regulations. (type IP-3)

  • Marginal note:Incorporation by reference of IAEA Regulations

    (2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the incorporation by reference of any particular amendment of the IAEA Regulations is effective two years after the day on which the amendment is initially published by the IAEA or six months after the day on which the amendment is available in both of the official languages of Canada, whichever is later.

  • Marginal note:Notice of effective date

    (3) The Commission must note the effective date of the incorporation by reference on its website.

  • Marginal note:References in French version

    (4) In the French version of these Regulations,

    • (a) other than in paragraphs 6(1)(f), 7(h) and 11(3)(f) and subparagraph 26(1)(b)(iv), “approbation” is to be read to include “certificat d’agrément” and “certificat d’approbation” as used in the IAEA Regulations; and

    • (b) “approuvé” is to be read to include “agréé” as used in the IAEA Regulations.

  • Marginal note:References in English version

    (5) In the English version of these Regulations, other than in paragraphs 6(1)(f), 7(h) and 11(3)(f) and subparagraph 26(1)(b)(iv), “approval” is to be read to include “certificate of approval” as used in the IAEA Regulations.

 
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