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Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations

Version of section 5 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-04-16:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a person may carry on any of the following activities without a licence to carry on that activity:

    • (a) possess, transfer, import, export, use, mine, produce, refine, convert, enrich, process, reprocess, manage or store a nuclear substance, if the quantity of the nuclear substance does not exceed its exemption quantity;

    • (b) possess, transfer, import, export, use, abandon, produce or service a sealed source that contains less than the exemption quantity of a nuclear substance, if not more than 10 such sealed sources are possessed by the person in any calendar year;

    • (c) possess, transfer, import, export, use or abandon a radiation device, other than an exposure device, if the quantity of the nuclear substance or substances contained in the device is less than 10 times the exemption quantity; or

    • (d) possess, transfer, use, abandon, produce, refine, convert, enrich, process, reprocess, manage, store or dispose of deuterium or a compound containing deuterium, if the quantity of deuterium is less than 10 kg in any calendar year.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of Category I, II or III nuclear material, as defined in section 1 of the Nuclear Security Regulations.

  • (3) Paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) do not apply in respect of the import or export of a nuclear substance, sealed source or radiation device to which the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations apply.

  • (4) For greater certainty, the exemptions established in subsection (1) relate only to the activities specified in that subsection and do not derogate from the licence requirement imposed by section 26 of the Act in relation to other activities.

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