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

Regulations are current to 2019-03-27

Packaging and Transport of Radioactive Material (continued)

Marginal note:Transport requirements for LSA and SCO

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), both LSA material and an SCO must be transported in Type IP-3 packages.

  • Marginal note:No escape of radioactive contents

    (2) LSA-I material and an SCO-I may be transported unpackaged in accordance with the IAEA Regulations, but must be transported in a manner that ensures that, under routine conditions of transport, there will be no escape of the radioactive contents from the conveyance or any loss of shielding.

  • Marginal note:Transport in accordance with IAEA Regulations

    (3) LSA material and an SCO may be transported in Type IP-1 packages and Type IP-2 packages in accordance with the IAEA Regulations if the LSA material and the SCO

    • (a) are transported in conveyances that are not carrying passengers;

    • (b) are transported in conveyances or freight containers from one consignor only; and

    • (c) are only loaded at the consignor’s location and unloaded at the consignee’s location.

Marginal note:Responsibilities of consignors and carriers under IAEA Regulations

  •  (1) Consignors and carriers of radioactive material must comply with the IAEA Regulations in respect of

    • (a) requirements to be met before the first shipment and before each shipment;

    • (b) requirements for the transport of other goods;

    • (c) requirements and controls for contamination and for leaking packages;

    • (d) requirements and controls for transport of excepted packages;

    • (e) the determination of the transport index;

    • (f) the determination of the criticality safety index;

    • (g) the limits on the transport index, criticality safety index and radiation levels;

    • (h) the determination of categories for packages, overpacks and freight containers; and

    • (i) the marking and labelling of packages, overpacks and freight containers, except that the figures illustrating labels found in the IAEA Regulations must be replaced by the corresponding illustrations for Class 7 radioactive materials that are set out in the Appendix to Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a consignor may present for transport and a carrier may transport, by road, radioactive material in a package, or a package within an overpack, that is not labelled in accordance with the IAEA Regulations, if

    • (a) the package or overpack contains or is an exposure device of a model that is certified, and

      • (i) the package or overpack is transported with goods from one consignor only and in a conveyance that is not carrying passengers,

      • (ii) the package or overpack is transported in a conveyance that displays on each side and on each end a placard for Class 7 radioactive materials as set out in the Appendix to Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and

      • (iii) both the package and the overpack, if one is used, are clearly marked with the word “RADIOACTIVE” or “RADIOACTIF”;

    • (b) the package is an excepted package; or

    • (c) the package or overpack contains only LSA-I material other than uranium hexafluoride and

      • (i) the package or overpack is transported with goods from one consignor only and in a conveyance that is not carrying passengers,

      • (ii) the package or overpack is only loaded at the consignor’s location and unloaded at the consignee’s location,

      • (iii) the package or overpack is transported by road in a conveyance or freight container that displays on each side and on each end a placard for Class 7 radioactive materials as set out in the Appendix to Part 4 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and

      • (iv) both the package and the overpack, if one is used, are clearly marked with the words “RADIOACTIVE LSA-I” or “LSA-I RADIOACTIF”.

  • Marginal note:Definition

    (3) For the purpose of subsection (2), certified and exposure device have the same meaning as in section 1 of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (4) Despite subsection (1), a consignor may present for transport and a carrier may transport radioactive material in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code or the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

  • Marginal note:English or French may be used

    (5) If the English and French versions of the IAEA Regulations each prescribe the use of a word, the word prescribed by either version may be used.

Marginal note:Particulars of consignment

  •  (1) Every consignor of radioactive material must include in the transport documents for the consignment the particulars of consignment that are required by the IAEA Regulations, which particulars must be clearly and indelibly printed.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply

    • (a) to an excepted package if the transport documents contain the following information:

      • (i) the identification of the consignor and consignee,

      • (ii) the United Nations number assigned to the material as set out in the IAEA Regulations, preceded by the letters “UN”,

      • (iii) the proper shipping name as set out in the IAEA Regulations,

      • (iv) the identification mark for the certification described in each of sections 12 to 14, as applicable, and

      • (v) the identification mark of any applicable special form radioactive material approval issued by a foreign competent authority in accordance with the IAEA Regulations; or

    • (b) to a consignor who provides transport documents that have been prepared in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code or the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

  • Marginal note:Obligation

    (3) Every carrier who transports a consignment of radioactive material must ensure that it is accompanied by the transport documents referred to in subsection (1) or (2).

  • Marginal note:Exception for exposure devices

    (4) The transport documents in respect of radioactive material that is in an exposure device, referred to in paragraph 28(2)(a), transported in accordance with that paragraph do not need to meet the requirements set out in the IAEA Regulations for the category of the package and transport index.

Radiation Protection

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 For the purposes of sections 31 and 33, committed, equivalent dose and radon progeny have the same meaning as in subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations.

Radiation Protection Program

Marginal note:Radiation protection program

  •  (1) Every consignor, carrier or consignee of radioactive material, other than one who only handles or transports excepted packages, must implement a radiation protection program and must, as part of that program,

    • (a) keep the amount of exposure to radon progeny and the effective dose and equivalent dose received by and committed to persons as low as reasonably achievable, taking into account social and economic factors, through the implementation of

      • (i) management control over work practices,

      • (ii) personnel qualification and training,

      • (iii) control of exposure to radiation by personnel and the public, and

      • (iv) planning for unusual situations;

    • (b) prevent persons from receiving doses of radiation higher than the radiation dose limits prescribed by the Radiation Protection Regulations;

    • (c) assess the radiation at the workplace and

      • (i) conduct workplace or individual monitoring if it may reasonably be expected that the doses of radiation received by persons at the workplace will be 1 mSv or more but less than 5 mSv a year, or

      • (ii) conduct individual monitoring if it may reasonably be expected that the doses of radiation received by persons at the workplace will be 5 mSv a year or more; and

    • (d) train the persons referred to in the program on the application of the program.

  • Marginal note:Requirement to keep records

    (2) Every consignor, carrier or consignee must

    • (a) keep a record documenting their radiation protection program and of any information collected under it; and

    • (b) retain the record for a period ending two years after the day on which the information is collected.

 
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