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

Regulations are current to 2019-01-30

Miscellaneous Provisions

Release under Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992

 For the purpose of the definition release in section 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, the following levels of ionizing radiation are established:

  • (a) in respect of a package that is being transported under exclusive use,

    • (i) 10 mSv/h on the external surface of the package,

    • (ii) 2 mSv/h on the surface of the conveyance, and

    • (iii) 0.1 mSv/h at a distance of 2 m from the surface of the conveyance; and

  • (b) in respect of a package that is not being transported under exclusive use,

    • (i) 2 mSv/h on the external surface of the package,

    • (ii) 0.1 mSv/h at a distance of 1 m from the package,

    • (iii) 2 mSv/h on the surface of the conveyance, and

    • (iv) 0.1 mSv/h at a distance of 2 m from the surface of the conveyance.

Marginal note:Opening of packages

  •  (1) A person, other than the consignor or the consignee of the package, may open a package only if

    • (a) measures are taken to prevent persons from receiving doses of radiation higher than the radiation dose limits prescribed by the Radiation Protection Regulations; and

    • (b) the package is opened in the presence of an expert in radiation protection.

  • Marginal note:Restoring opened package

    (2) If a person other than the consignor or the consignee opens a package while in transport, the person must restore the package to a condition that meets the requirements of these Regulations before forwarding it to the consignee.

  • Marginal note:Responsibilities on opening package

    (3) Every person who receives a package or who opens a package must, at that time, determine if any of the following conditions exist:

    • (a) the package is damaged;

    • (b) the package has been tampered with;

    • (c) if the package contains fissile material, whether any portion of the fissile material is outside the confinement system; and

    • (d) any portion of the contents of the package is outside the containment system.

  • Marginal note:Preliminary report

    (4) If any of the conditions exist, the person must immediately make a preliminary report to the Commission and to the consignor.

  • Marginal note:Contents of preliminary report

    (5) The preliminary report must include information on how and where the condition was discovered and on any action that the person has taken or proposes to take with respect to it.

  • Marginal note:Full report

    (6) Within 21 days after the condition has been discovered the consignor and the person who made the preliminary report must file a full report with the Commission that includes the following information:

    • (a) the date, time and location of the discovery of the condition;

    • (b) the names of the persons involved;

    • (c) the details of the packaging and packages;

    • (d) the probable cause;

    • (e) the effects on the environment, the health and safety of persons, and national or international security that have resulted or may result;

    • (f) the doses of radiation that any person has received or is likely to have received; and

    • (g) the actions taken to remedy the condition and to prevent its recurrence.

Marginal note:Undeliverable consignments

 If a consignment cannot be delivered to the consignee, the carrier must

  • (a) notify the consignor, the consignee and the Commission; and

  • (b) keep the consignment in an area to which access is controlled by the carrier until it can be delivered to the consignor or the consignee.

Marginal note:Records to be kept and retained

  •  (1) Every person who packs radioactive material in a Type IP-2, Type IP-3 or Type A package must keep a record documenting the following information concerning the package:

    • (a) the technical specifications of its design;

    • (b) the type, quantity and physical state of the radioactive material that it is designed to contain;

    • (c) any document that demonstrates that the package meets the requirements of these Regulations and the management system; and

    • (d) instructions for packing, transport, receiving, maintenance and unpacking.

  • Marginal note:Period of retention

    (2) Every person who is required to keep a record must retain it for a period ending two years after the day on which the packing occurs.

Consequential Amendments

General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations

 [Amendments]

 [Amendment]

 [Amendment]

Radiation Protection Regulations

 [Amendment]

Nuclear Security Regulations

 [Amendment]

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations

 [Amendment]

 [Amendments]

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission)

 [Amendment]

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration or approval

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered, but if they are approved by the Governor in Council after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are approved.

 
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