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Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations

Version of section 5 from 2015-03-13 to 2022-06-01:

  •  (1) A person may carry on any of the following activities without a licence:

    • (a) possess, transfer, import, export, use, mine, produce, refine, convert, enrich, process, reprocess, manage or store a radioactive nuclear substance if the activity or the activity concentration of the substance does not, at any one time, exceed

      • (i) its exemption quantity,

      • (ii) its conditional clearance level, or

      • (iii) its unconditional clearance level;

    • (b) possess, transfer, import, export, store, use, abandon, produce or service a sealed source that contains less than the exemption quantity of a radioactive nuclear substance;

    • (c) possess, transfer, import, export, store, 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;

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

    • (e) possess, transfer, store, use or manage depleted uranium, in any quantity, that is used as counterweights in aircraft if

      • (i) each counterweight manufactured after the coming into force of this subparagraph is durably and legibly impressed with the words “DEPLETED URANIUM APPAUVRI” and the words are visible through any plating or other covering,

      • (ii) each counterweight manufactured after the coming into force of this subparagraph is durably and legibly labelled or impressed with the name of the manufacturer and its unique identification number and the statement “UNAUTHORIZED ALTERATIONS PROHIBITED / MODIFICATIONS INTERDITES SANS AUTORISATION”,

      • (ii.1) no alteration is made to the counterweights except in accordance with the requirements set out in subsection 571.02(1) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and

      • (iii) no chemical, physical or metallurgical treatment or processing of the counterweights is done other than for the repair or restoration of any plating or other covering; or

    • (f) possess, transfer, use or abandon material that contains not more than 10 kg of depleted uranium, natural uranium or natural thorium in any calendar year and that is not used for its radiation properties.

  • (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) [Repealed, SOR/2008-119, s. 21]

  • SOR/2008-119, s. 21
  • SOR/2015-67, s. 3
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