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Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-04-16:

  •  (1) An application for a licence in respect of a nuclear substance or a radiation device, other than a licence to service a radiation device, shall contain the following information in addition to the information required by section 3 of the General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations:

    • (a) the methods, procedures and equipment that will be used to carry on the activity to be licensed;

    • (b) the methods, procedures and equipment that will be used while carrying on the activity to be licensed, or during and following an accident, to

      • (i) monitor the release of any radioactive nuclear substance from the site of the activity to be licensed,

      • (ii) detect the presence of and record the radiation dose rate and quantity in becquerels of radioactive nuclear substances at the site of the activity to be licensed,

      • (iii) limit the spread of radioactive contamination within and from the site of the activity to be licensed, and

      • (iv) decontaminate any person, site or equipment contaminated as a result of the activity to be licensed;

    • (c) a description of the circumstances in which the decontamination referred to in subparagraph (b)(iv) will be carried out;

    • (d) the proposed location of the activity to be licensed, including a description of the site;

    • (e) the roles, responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience of workers;

    • (f) the proposed training program for workers;

    • (g) the proposed instructions for dealing with accidents, including fires and spills, in which the nuclear substance may be involved;

    • (h) the proposed inspection program for the equipment and systems that will be used to carry on the activity to be licensed;

    • (i) the methods, procedures and equipment that will be used to calibrate radiation survey meters in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (j) the methods, procedures and equipment that will be used to calibrate and verify the calibration of dosimeters referred to in paragraphs 30(3)(d) and (e);

    • (k) the methods, procedures and equipment that will be used to conduct the leak tests and surveys required by these Regulations;

    • (l) where the application is in respect of a nuclear substance that is an unsealed source and that is to be used in a room, the proposed design of the room;

    • (m) where the application is in respect of a nuclear substance that is contained in a radiation device, the name and model number of the radiation device, and the quantity of such devices;

    • (n) where the application is in respect of Category I, II or III nuclear material, as defined in section 1 of the Nuclear Security Regulations,

      • (i) the measures that will be taken to prevent nuclear criticality, and

      • (ii) the information required by section 3 or 4 of the Nuclear Security Regulations, as applicable;

    • (o) where the applicant will be engaged in the distribution of self-luminous safety signs that contain a radioactive nuclear substance, the proposed recall procedure for the return of each sign by the user after the manufacturer’s recommended expiry date marked on the sign has been reached.

  • (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.

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