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SR 1999 No. 97 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Jun-1999
Tabled Senate21-Jun-1999
Gazetted 10 Jun 1999
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1)

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 97

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

Dated 9 June 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE


Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 972

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of regulations                                                          1

                        2  Commencement                                                                1

                        3  Amendment of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999     1

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                               1

 


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1              Name of regulations

                These regulations are the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

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[1]         Paragraph 36 (2) (c)

substitute

                (c)    Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Substances 1990.

[2]         Part 4, after Division 2

insert

Division 2A           Licence application fees

40A         Purpose of Division 2A

         (1)   Subsection 30 (1) of the Act provides that a controlled person must not undertake conduct mentioned in the subsection unless the person is:

                (a)    authorised to do so by a facility licence; or

               (b)    exempted in relation to the conduct concerned by regulations made for the purposes of section 30.

         (2)   Subsection 31 (1) of the Act provides that a controlled person must not deal with controlled material or controlled apparatus unless the dealing is:

                (a)    authorised by a source licence; or

               (b)    prescribed by the regulations as an exempt dealing for the purposes of section 31.

         (3)   Paragraph 34 (b) of the Act provides that an application for a licence must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

         (4)   This Division sets out the fee that must accompany an application for a facility licence to undertake conduct in relation to a nuclear installation or a prescribed radiation facility.

         (5)   This Division also sets out the fee that must accompany an application for a source licence to deal with any 1 or more of the following:

                (a)    a sealed source of controlled material;

               (b)    unsealed sources of controlled material;

                (c)    controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation;

               (d)    controlled apparatus that produces non-ionizing radiation.

Note   Definitions:

The following expressions used in this Division are defined in section 13 of the Act:

_         controlled apparatus

_         controlled facility

_         controlled material

_         controlled person

_         deal with

_         nuclear installation.

Regulation 4 prescribes kinds of controlled apparatus that produce harmful non-ionizing radiation when energised.

Regulation 6 sets out types of prescribed radiation facilities.

The dictionary in the regulations defines sealed source and unsealed source.

40B         Facility licence — nuclear installations

         (1)   This regulation applies to a facility licence to undertake conduct:

                (a)    of a type mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3A; and

               (b)    in relation to a nuclear installation.

         (2)   The application fee is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

40C         Facility licence — prescribed radiation facilities

         (1)   This regulation applies to a facility licence to undertake conduct:

                (a)    of a type mentioned in subsection 30 (1) of the Act; and

               (b)    in relation to a prescribed radiation facility mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3B.

         (2)   The application fee for each type of conduct in relation to a facility is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

         (3)   For an application to undertake more than 1 type of conduct in relation to a facility, the application fee is the sum of the application fee for each type of conduct included in the application.

Note   The conduct mentioned in subsection 30 (1) is any of the following:

_                preparing a site for the controlled facility

_                constructing the controlled facility

_                having possession or control of the controlled facility

_                operating the controlled facility

_                de-commissioning, disposing of or abandoning the controlled facility.

40D         Source licence — sealed sources of controlled materials

         (1)   This regulation applies to a source licence to deal with a sealed source of controlled material that is mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3C.

         (2)   The application fee is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

         (3)   The maximum fee payable for an application for dealing with more than 1 source, in a single laboratory or premises, under item 1 of Schedule 3C is $300.

         (4)   The maximum fee payable for an application for dealing with more than 1 source under item 14 of Schedule 3C is $1,000.

40E         Source licence — unsealed sources of controlled materials

         (1)   This regulation applies to a source licence to deal with an unsealed source of controlled material in a way mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3D.

         (2)   The application fee is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

40F         Source licence — controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation

         (1)   This regulation applies to a source licence to deal with controlled apparatus:

                (a)    that produces ionizing radiation; and

               (b)    that is mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3E.

         (2)   The application fee is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

40G         Source licence — controlled apparatus that produces non-ionizing radiation

         (1)   This regulation applies to a source licence to deal with controlled apparatus:

                (a)    that produces non-ionizing radiation of the kind mentioned in regulation 4; and

               (b)    that is mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3F.

         (2)   The application fee is the fee mentioned in column 3 of the item.

40H         Maximum fee for a source licence

                The maximum fee payable in a calendar year, by a Department or Commonwealth body, for source licence applications made under section 34 of the Act, is $600,000.

[3]         Schedule 2, Part 2, after item 86

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86A

Y-88

1x101

1x106

[4]         Schedule 2, Part 2, after item 235

insert

235A

Pb-201

1x101

1x106

[5]         Schedule 2, Part 2, after item 246

insert

246A

Po-208

1x101

1x104

246B

Po-209

1x101

1x104

[6]         After Schedule 3

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Schedule 3A      Nuclear installations

(regulation 40B)

Item

Type of conduct relating to a nuclear installation

Fee ($)

1

Preparing a site for a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

12,000

2

Constructing a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

45,000

3

Possessing or controlling a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

12,000

4

Operating a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

30,000

5

De-commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

30,000

6

Preparing a site for a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power equal to or greater than 1 megawatt

60,000

7

Constructing a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power equal to or greater than 1 megawatt

240,000

8

Possessing or controlling a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power equal to or greater than 1 megawatt

12,000

9

Operating a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power equal to or greater than 1 megawatt

180,000

10

De-commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a nuclear reactor:

(a)    for research or production of nuclear materials for industrial or medical use (including critical and subcritical assemblies); and

(b)   with maximum thermal power equal to or greater than 1 megawatt

60,000

11

Preparing a site for a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a type mentioned in items 1 to 9

6,000

12

Constructing a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a type mentioned in items 1 to 9

27,000

13

Possessing or controlling a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a type mentioned in items 1 to 9

6,000

14

Operating a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a type mentioned in items 1 to 9

27,000

15

De-commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a type mentioned in items 1 to 9

12,000

16

Preparing a site for a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the relevant activity level prescribed by regulation 8

60,000

17

Constructing a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the relevant activity level prescribed by regulation 8

90,000

18

Possessing or controlling a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the relevant activity level prescribed by regulation 8

6,000

19

Operating a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the relevant activity level prescribed by regulation 8

90,000

20

De-commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the relevant activity level prescribed by regulation 8

12,000

21

Preparing a site for a facility to produce radioisotopes, containing a mixture of controlled materials, with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulation 11

30,000

22

Constructing a facility to produce radioisotopes, containing a mixture of controlled materials, with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulation 11

60,000

23

Possessing or controlling a facility to produce radioisotopes, containing a mixture of controlled materials, with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulation 11

6,000

24

Operating a facility to produce radioisotopes, containing a mixture of controlled materials, with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulation 11

60,000

25

De-commissioning, disposing of, or abandoning a facility to produce radioisotopes, containing a mixture of controlled materials, with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed by regulation 11

12,000

Schedule 3B      Prescribed radiation facilities

(regulation 40C)

Item

Type of prescribed radiation facility

Fee ($)*

1

Particle accelerator that has, or is capable of having, a beam energy greater than 1 MeV

1,400

2

Particle accelerator that can produce neutrons

1,400

3

Irradiator that contains more than 1015 Bq of a controlled material

1,400

4

Irradiator that contains more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and does not include shielding as an integral part of its construction

1,400

5

Irradiator that contains more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and does include shielding as an integral part of its construction, but the shielding does not prevent a person from being exposed to the source

1,400

6

Irradiator that contains more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and does include shielding as an integral part of its construction, but has a source that is not inside the shielding during the operation of the irradiator

1,400

7

Facility used for the production, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of sealed sources of controlled materials of activity in a quantity greater than 109 times that mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

3,000

8

Facility used for the production, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of unsealed sources of controlled materials of activity in a quantity greater than 106 times that mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

3,000

9

Facility where:

(a)    a mixture of controlled materials is produced, used, stored, managed or disposed of using the facility; and

(b)   the activity of the mixture, worked out using subregulation 6 (2), is greater than the applicable level mentioned in that subregulation

3,000

*   The application fee set out is payable for each type of conduct mentioned in the application. See subregulations 40C (2) and (3).

Schedule 3C      Sealed sources of controlled materials

(regulation 40D)

Item

Type of sealed source of controlled material

Fee ($)

1

Calibration source of activity less than or equal to 40 MBq

90

2

Source in a fully enclosed analytical device

90

3

Source with activity less than or equal to 400 MBq in a fixed gauge

90

4

Source in a blood irradiator

90

5

Source in a bone densitometer

90

6

Calibration source of activity greater than 40 MBq

180

7

Source in a partially enclosed analytical device

180

8

Source of activity greater than 400 MBq in a fixed gauge

180

9

Source in a mobile gauge

180

10

Source for medical or veterinary diagnostic nuclear medicine use

180

11

Source for industrial radiography

300

12

Source for medical and veterinary radiotherapy

300

13

Source in a bore hole logger

300

14

Source:

(a)    that is in storage and awaiting disposal; and

(b)   that has a maximum activity of less than, or equal to, 109 times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

30

15

Any other type of sealed source of controlled material

300

Schedule 3D      Unsealed sources of controlled materials

(regulation 40E)

Item

Dealings with an unsealed source of controlled material

Fee ($)

1

Dealings in a laboratory or premises with nuclides with a maximum activity of less than, or equal to, 102 times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

90

2

Dealings in a laboratory or premises with nuclides with a maximum activity of greater than 102, but not exceeding 104, times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

180

3

Dealings in a laboratory or premises with nuclides with a maximum activity of greater than 104, but not exceeding 106, times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2

300

4

Dealings with unsealed sources used for tracer studies

180

Note   If a dealing involves more than 1 nuclide, the maximum activity for the dealing is worked out by following these steps:

Step 1   Divide the maximum activity of each nuclide by its activity mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2.

Step 2   The figure worked out in step 1 is called the ratio.

Step 3   Add the ratios for each nuclide used in the dealing.

Step 4   The figure worked out in step 3 is the maximum activity for the dealing.

Schedule 3E      Controlled apparatus producing ionizing radiation

(regulation 40F)

Item

Type of controlled apparatus producing ionizing radiation

Fee ($)

1

Mammographic x-ray unit

90

2

Conventional dental x-ray unit

90

3

X-ray unit used for bone densitometry

90

4

X-ray unit used for veterinary radiography

90

5

Fully enclosed x-ray analysis unit

90

6

Baggage inspection x-ray unit

90

7

Industrial radiography x-ray unit

180

8

Fixed medical x-ray unit, including a unit used for fluoroscopy, tomography and chiropractic radiography

180

9

Partially enclosed x-ray analysis unit

180

10

Medical therapy simulator

180

11

CT scanner

180

12

A veterinary or medical radiotherapy unit

300

13

Any other type of controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation

300

Schedule 3F      Controlled apparatus producing non-ionizing radiation*

(regulation 40G)

Item

Type of controlled apparatus producing non‑ionizing radiation

Fee ($)

1

Magnetic field non-destructive testing device

180

2

Induction heater or induction furnace

180

3

Industrial radiofrequency heater or welder

180

4

Radiofrequency plasma tube

180

5

Microwave or radiofrequency diathermy equipment

180

6

Industrial microwave or radiofrequency processing system

180

7

Optical source, other than a laser product, emitting ultraviolet radiation, infrared or visible light

180

8

Laser product with an accessible emission level greater than the accessible emission limit of a Class 3B (Restricted) laser product, as defined by the accessible emission limit given in Australia / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2211.1:1997

180

9

Optical fibre communication system exceeding Hazard Level 3A, as defined by Australia / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2211.2:1997

180

*   The production of non-ionizing radiation of the kind mentioned in regulation 4 must be established before this Schedule applies.

[7]         Dictionary, definitions of sealed source and unsealed source

substitute

sealed source means controlled material permanently contained in a capsule, or closely bound in a solid form, which is strong enough to be leak-tight for:

             (a)      the intended use of the controlled material; and

             (b)      any foreseeable abnormal events likely to affect the controlled material.

unsealed source means controlled material that is not a sealed source.

Notes

1.       These regulations amend Statutory Rules 1999 No. 37.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 9 June 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 10 June 1999.