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SLI 2008 No. 234 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999 to update a number of references to Australian and international codes of practice and standards for handling radioactive material and update references to State and Territory legislation which are excluded from operation under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.
Administered by: Health
Registered 03 Dec 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Dec-2008
Tabled Senate04-Dec-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 234

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, 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 28 November 2008

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

JAN MCLUCAS


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

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)

  

[1]           Subparagraphs 4 (2) (a) (viii) and (ix)

substitute

             (viii)    a laser product with an accessible emission level more than the accessible emission limit of a Class 3R laser product, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide; or

               (ix)    an optical fibre communication system exceeding Hazard Level 3R, as defined by AS/NZS 2211.2:2006 Safety of Laser Products, Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems (OFCS); and

[2]           Regulation 36

omit

[3]           Paragraph 38 (3) (b)

omit

55 or 58; or

insert

59 or 60; or

[4]           Regulation 47

omit

[5]           Paragraphs 48 (2) (a) and (b)

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                (a)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11); and

               (b)    the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation; and

                (c)    the National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation; and

               (d)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2).

[6]           Paragraph 48 (3) (c)

substitute

                (c)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2);

               (d)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11).

[7]           Subregulation 58 (5)

omit

Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionising radiation

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Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

[8]           Regulation 59, note

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Radiation, which is a prescribed standard for regulation 62.

insert

Radiation.

[9]           Paragraphs 62A (2) (a), (b) and (c)

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                (a)    the Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11);

               (b)    the Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in Mining and Mineral Processing (2005) (Radiation Protection Series No. 9);

                (c)    the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2).

[10]         Regulation 66, note

substitute

Note   Under section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, the Minister must give, to any person whose interests are affected by the decision, notice, in writing or otherwise, of the making of the decision and of the person’s right to have the decision reviewed. In giving that notice, the Minister must have regard to the Code of Practice determined under section 27B of that Act (Gazette No. S 432, 7 December 1994) and available at http://www.comlaw.gov.au (registration number F2006B11660).

[11]         Schedule 1, items 3 and 4

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3

The maximum exposure levels mentioned in the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields — 3 kHz to 300 GHz (2002) (Radiation Protection Series No. 3).

4

The maximum permissible exposure limits mentioned in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide.

[12]         Schedule 1, item 6

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6

The exposure limits mentioned in the Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (2006) (Radiation Protection Series No. 12).

[13]         Schedule 2, Part 1, item 4, paragraph (c)

omit

Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

insert

Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2)

[14]         Schedule 2, Part 1, item 6

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Australian Standard AS3786, as in force when these regulations commence.

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Australian Standard AS 3786—1993 Smoke Alarms (incorporating Amendment Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4).

[15]         Schedule 3C, Part 1, items 23 and 24

substitute

23

Laser product with an accessible emission level more than the accessible emission limit of a Class 3R laser product, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.1:2004 Safety of Laser Products, Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and User’s Guide

24

Optical fibre communication system exceeding Hazard Level 3R, as set out in AS/NZS 2211.2:2006 Safety of Laser Products, Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems (OFCS)

[16]         Schedule 6, item 2

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       2.       Radiation Act 2005 (Vic).

[17]         Schedule 6, items 6 and 7

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       6.       Radiation Protection Act 2005 (Tas).

       7.       Radiation Protection Act 2006 (ACT).

[18]         Dictionary, definition of absorbed dose, note

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Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

[19]         Dictionary, after definition of CEO

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Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management in Mining and Mineral Processing (2005) (Radiation Protection Series No. 9) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

[20]         Dictionary, definitions of Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material and Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Substances

substitute

Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2007) (Radiation Protection Series No. 11) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

[21]         Dictionary, definitions of Code of Practice on Radiation Protection in the Mining and Milling of Radioactive Ores and Code of Practice on the Management of Radioactive Wastes from the Mining and Milling of Radioactive Ores

omit

[22]         Dictionary, definition of committed effective doses, note

substitute

Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

[23]         Dictionary, definition of dose, note

substitute

Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

[24]         Dictionary, definition of effective dose, note

substitute

Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

[25]         Dictionary, definition of equivalent dose, note

substitute

Note   See Annex B to the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

[26]         Dictionary, definition of National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

substitute

National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation means the document of that title that was republished in 2002 as one of the documents making up the document, Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (Radiation Protection Series No. 1), published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

[27]         Dictionary, definition of Occupational standard for exposure to ultraviolet radiation (1989)

omit

[28]         Dictionary, after definition of Radiation Health Committee

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Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation (2006) (Radiation Protection Series No. 12) means the document of that title, published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

[29]         Dictionary, definition of Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionizing radiation

substitute

Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation means the document titled Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) that was republished in 2002 as one of the documents making up the document, Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (1995) and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation (Radiation Protection Series No. 1), published on behalf of the Commonwealth by the CEO of ARPANSA and available at http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

 


Note

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