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SR 1999 No. 37 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
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Registered 05 Jul 2011
Start Date 01 Jul 2011
End Date 30 Jun 2012
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3 Definitions — the dictionary
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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 37 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2011
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2011 No. 51

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                 

                        1      Name of regulations [see Note 1]                                     7

                        2      Commencement [see Note 1]                                           7

                        3      Definitions — the dictionary                                             7

Part 2                          Controlled apparatus and facilities                      

Division 1                    Controlled apparatus                                                      

                        4      Kinds of apparatus that are controlled apparatus              8

Division 2                    Controlled facilities                                                        

                        5      Controlled facility                                                            9

                        6      Prescribed radiation facility                                            10

Division 2A                 Controlled person                                                           

                      6A      Prescribed Commonwealth place                                   11

Division 3                    Prescribed activity levels                                                

                        7      Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for nuclear waste storage facilities      11

                        8      Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for nuclear waste disposal facilities    12

                       11      Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for facilities for production of radioisotopes   13

Part 3                          The radiation health and safety advisory council and advisory committees                                                                                       

Division 1                    Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council                

                       12      Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council                15

                       13      Term of appointment                                                     15

                       14      Resignation                                                                   16

                       15      Disclosure of interests                                                   16

                       16      Termination of appointment                                           16

                       17      Leave of absence                                                          16

                       18      Council procedures generally                                         17

                       19      Meetings                                                                       17

                       20      Presiding member                                                         17

                       21      Quorum                                                                        18

                       22      Voting                                                                          18

                       23      Records and reports                                                      18

Division 2                    Radiation Health Committee and Nuclear Safety Committee         

                       24      Radiation Health Committee and Nuclear Safety Committee  18

                       25      Term of appointment                                                     19

                       26      Resignation                                                                   19

                       27      Disclosure of interests                                                   19

                       28      Termination of appointment                                           19

                       29      Leave of absence                                                          20

                       30      Committee procedures generally                                    20

                       31      Meetings                                                                       21

                       32      Presiding member                                                         21

                       33      Quorum                                                                        21

                       34      Voting                                                                          21

                       35      Records and reports                                                      22

Part 4                          Licences                                                                     

Division 1                    Exemptions                                                                    

                       37      Exempt people (facility licence)                                     23

                    37A      Notice of intention to make a declaration                        24

                       38      Prescribed dealings (source licence)                              24

Division 2                    Applications for licences                                                

                       39      Application form                                                           25

                       40      Issue of facility licence — prior notice and consultation   26

Division 2A                 Licence application fees                                                 

                    40A      Purpose of Division 2A                                                 27

                    40B      Facility licences — nuclear installations                          27

                    40C      Facility licences — prescribed radiation facilities             27

                    40D      Source licences                                                             28

Division 3                    Deciding whether to issue licence                                  

                       41      Issue of facility licence — matters to be taken into account by CEO 29

                       42      Issue of source licence — matters to be taken into account by CEO 29

Division 4                    Licence conditions                                                         

                       43      Purpose of Division                                                      30

                       44      Holder of a licence must prevent breaches of conditions 30

                       45      Holder of a licence must investigate and rectify breaches of conditions        31

                       46      Holder of a licence to prevent, control and minimise accidents         31

                       48      Compliance with Recommendations and Codes of Practice  31

                       49      Compliance with plans for managing safety                    32

                       50      Holder of a licence must review and update plans and arrangements 32

                       51      CEO approval for relevant changes                                33

                       52      Holder of a licence must tell CEO about other changes   33

                       53      Holder of a licence must tell CEO about movement of controlled apparatus, controlled materials and controlled facilities                                                  33

                       54      Approval required to construct safety item                     34

                       55      Approval required to load nuclear fuel                            34

Division 5                    Licence annual charges                                                  

                    55A      Time for payment of annual charge                                34

                    55B      Pro‑rating of annual charge                                            35

                    55C      Refund of annual charge                                                35

                    55D      Method for pro‑rating annual charge or calculating amount of refund 36

Part 5                          Practices to be followed                                         

Division 5.1                 General                                                                           

                       56      Application of Part 5                                                     37

Division 5.2                 Dose limits                                                                     

                       57      Purpose of Division 5.2                                                 37

                       58      Prescribed practice                                                       37

                       59      Effective dose limits                                                     38

                       60      Effective doses                                                            39

                       61      Dealings with controlled apparatus generating non‑ionizing radiation 39

                       62      Annual equivalent dose limit                                           39

Division 5.3                 Codes of practice                                                            

                    62A      Codes of practice to be followed                                   40

Part 6                          Reporting and inspection for controlled facilities, apparatus and materials                                                                                       

                       63      Reporting guidelines to be published by CEO                 41

                       64      Inspector’s identity card                                                 41

Part 7                          Miscellaneous                                                           

                       65      International agreements                                                42

                    65A      Non‑applicable State and Territory laws                          42

                       66      Review of decisions by CEO                                         42

Schedule 1                  Exposure limits for non‑ionizing radiation                   44

Schedule 2                  Exempt dealings                                                          46

Part 1                             Dealings                                                                       46

Part 2                             Exemption levels: exempt activity concentrations and exempt activities of radionuclides (rounded)                                                                      48

Part 3                             Nuclides and progeny                                                    66

Part 4                             Quantities of radioactive substances in timekeeping and other devices         69

Schedule 3                  Information that may be requested by the CEO            71

Part 1                             Facility licence                                                              71

Part 2                             Source licence                                                              73

Schedule 3A               Facility licence application fees — nuclear installations 76

Schedule 3B               Facility licence application fees — prescribed radiation facilities  81

Part 1                             Fees — general                                                             81

Part 2                             Fees — other                                                                82

Schedule 3C               Source licence application fees                                    83

Part 1                             Kinds of controlled apparatus or controlled material        83

Part 2                             Fees                                                                             86

Schedule 4                  Identity card                                                                 87

Schedule 5                  International agreements                                              88

Schedule 6                  Non‑applicable State and Territory laws                       89

Dictionary                                                                                                   90

Notes                                                                                                          94

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of regulations [see Note 1]

                These regulations are the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                These regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Definitions — the dictionary

         (1)   The dictionary at the end of these regulations defines certain words and expressions, and includes signpost definitions to words and expressions used in these regulations.

Example

The signpost definition:

dose see Annex A of the Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionizing radiation.’

indicates that the expression is defined in Annex A of the Recommendations for limiting exposure to ionizing radiation and applies to these regulations.

         (2)   The dictionary also includes certain words and expressions used in these regulations that are defined in the Act.

         (3)   The dictionary is part of these regulations.

         (4)   A definition in these regulations applies to each use of the word or expression in these regulations unless the contrary intention appears.

 

Part 2                 Controlled apparatus and facilities

Division 1              Controlled apparatus

4              Kinds of apparatus that are controlled apparatus

         (1)   Controlled apparatus is defined in section 13 of the Act, and includes an apparatus, prescribed by the regulations, that produces harmful non‑ionizing radiation when energised.

         (2)   Apparatus is controlled apparatus if:

                (a)    the apparatus is:

                          (i)    a magnetic field non‑destructive testing device; or

                         (ii)    an induction heater or induction furnace; or

                        (iii)    an industrial radiofrequency heater or welder; or

                        (iv)    a radiofrequency plasma tube; or

                         (v)    microwave or radiofrequency diathermy equipment; or

                        (vi)    an industrial microwave or radiofrequency processing system; or

                       (vii)    an optical source, other than a laser product, emitting ultraviolet radiation, infrared or visible light; or

                      (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

               (b)    it produces non‑ionizing radiation that could lead to a person being exposed to radiation levels in excess of the exposure limits mentioned in Schedule 1; and

                (c)    the excess levels of radiation mentioned in paragraph (b) are readily accessible to persons:

                          (i)    in the course of intended operations or procedures of the apparatus; or

                         (ii)    under a reasonably foreseeable abnormal event involving the apparatus; or

                        (iii)    under a reasonably foreseeable single element failure of the apparatus; or

                        (iv)    without the use of tools or other specialised equipment required to remove protective barriers or access panels.

         (3)   However, the CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that an apparatus is not a controlled apparatus.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

      (3A)   The CEO must not make a declaration under subregulation (3) unless the CEO is satisfied that:

                (a)    the apparatus does not pose an unacceptable potential hazard to the health and safety of people or to the environment; and

               (b)    it would be inappropriate, in all the circumstances, for the apparatus to be a controlled apparatus.

         (4)   The CEO must publish the declaration in the Gazette as soon as practicable after making it.

Division 2              Controlled facilities

5              Controlled facility

         (1)   Controlled facility is defined in section 13 of the Act as a nuclear installation or a prescribed radiation facility.

         (2)   Prescribed radiation facility is also defined in section 13 as a facility or installation prescribed by the regulations.

         (3)   This Division describes prescribed radiation facilities, which will therefore be controlled facilities.

6              Prescribed radiation facility

         (1)   A prescribed radiation facility is any of the following:

                (a)    a particle accelerator that:

                          (i)    has, or is capable of having, a beam energy greater than 1 MeV; or

                         (ii)    can produce neutrons;

               (b)    an irradiator that contains more than 1015 Bq of a controlled material;

                (c)    an irradiator that contains more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and:

                          (i)    does not include shielding as an integral part of its construction; or

                         (ii)    if it does include shielding as an integral part of its construction — the shielding does not prevent a person from being exposed to the source; or

                        (iii)    if it does include shielding as an integral part of its construction — has a source that is not inside shielding during the operation of the irradiator;

               (d)    a facility (other than a nuclear installation) used for the production, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of:

                          (i)    unsealed sources for which the result worked out using the steps mentioned in subregulation (2) is greater than 106; or

                         (ii)    sealed sources for which the result worked out using the steps mentioned in subregulation (2) is greater than 109.

         (2)   For subparagraphs (1) (d) (i) and (ii), the steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the sources by the activity value mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

               (b)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the sources — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a).

         (3)   However, the CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that a facility is not a prescribed radiation facility.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

      (3A)   The CEO must not make a declaration under subregulation (3) unless the CEO is satisfied that:

                (a)    the facility does not pose an unacceptable potential hazard to the health and safety of people or to the environment; and

               (b)    it would be inappropriate, in all the circumstances, for the facility to be a prescribed radiation facility.

         (4)   The CEO must publish the declaration in the Gazette as soon as practicable after making it.

Division 2A           Controlled person

6A           Prescribed Commonwealth place

                For paragraph (d) of the definition of controlled person in section 13 of the Act, the place known as Building 64, as shown on site plan drawing No. A3E 111993 dated November 1999, Lucas Heights Science and Research Centre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, in the local government area of Sutherland, Parish of Eckersley, County of Cumberland, erected on part of the land contained in Certificate of Title folio identifier 1/89876, is a prescribed Commonwealth place.

Division 3              Prescribed activity levels

7              Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for nuclear waste storage facilities

         (1)   For paragraph (c) of the definition of nuclear installation in section 13 of the Act, the activity level, for a nuclear waste storage facility that contains, or is designed to contain, controlled materials, is:

                (a)    if the facility contains, or is designed to contain, unsealed sources, and the result worked out for a waste package of the unsealed sources, using the steps mentioned in subregulation (2) (the activity concentration value steps), is greater than 104 — the level at which the result worked out for the unsealed sources in the facility, using the steps mentioned in subregulation (3) (the activity value steps), is 106; or

               (b)    if the facility contains, or is designed to contain, sealed sources — the level at which the result worked out for the sealed sources in the facility, using the steps mentioned in subregulation (3) (the activity value steps), is 1010.

Note   Under section 13 of the Act, a nuclear waste storage facility with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed is a nuclear installation.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (a), the activity concentration value steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the waste package by the mass of the waste package; and

               (b)    divide the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a) by the activity concentration value mentioned in column 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

                (c)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the waste package — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (b).

         (3)   For paragraphs (1) (a) and (b), the activity value steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the sources in the facility by the activity value mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

               (b)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the sources — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a).

8              Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for nuclear waste disposal facilities

         (1)   This regulation applies to a nuclear waste disposal facility if:

                (a)    it contains, or is designed to contain, controlled materials; and

               (b)    the result worked out for a waste package of the controlled materials, using the steps mentioned in subregulation (3) (the activity concentration value steps), is greater than 102.

         (2)   For paragraph (c) of the definition of nuclear installation in section 13 of the Act, the activity level, for a nuclear waste disposal facility to which this regulation applies, is the level at which the result worked out for the controlled materials in the facility, using the steps mentioned in subregulation (4) (the activity value steps), is 108.

Note   Under section 13 of the Act, a nuclear waste disposal facility with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed is a nuclear installation.

         (3)   For paragraph (1) (b), the activity concentration value steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the waste package by the mass of the waste package; and

               (b)    divide the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a) by the activity concentration value mentioned in column 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

                (c)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the waste package — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (b).

         (4)   For subregulation (2), the activity value steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the controlled materials in the facility by the activity value mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

               (b)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the controlled materials — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a).

11            Nuclear installation — prescribed activity level for facilities for production of radioisotopes

         (1)   For paragraph (d) of the definition of nuclear installation in section 13 of the Act, the activity level, for a facility for production of radioisotopes, is:

                (a)    if the facility contains, or is designed to contain, unsealed sources — the level at which the result worked out for the unsealed sources using the steps mentioned in subregulation (2) is 106; or

               (b)    if the facility contains, or is designed to contain, sealed sources — the level at which the result worked out for the sealed sources using the steps mentioned in subregulation (2) is 1010.

Note   Under section 13 of the Act, a facility for production of radioisotopes with an activity that is greater than the activity level prescribed is a nuclear installation.

         (2)   For paragraphs (1) (a) and (b), the steps are:

                (a)    divide the activity of each nuclide in the sources by the activity value mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for the nuclide; and

               (b)    if there is more than 1 nuclide in the sources — add the result for each nuclide worked out under paragraph (a).

 

Part 3                 The radiation health and safety advisory council and advisory committees

Division 1              Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council

12            Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council

         (1)   The Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council is established under section 19 of the Act.

         (2)   Each member of the Council, other than the CEO, is appointed under subsection 21 (2) of the Act.

         (3)   The Chair of the Council is appointed under subsection 21 (6) of the Act.

         (4)   Under section 29 of the Act, the regulations may prescribe matters relating to the Council, including, but not limited to, the term of appointment of members, resignation of members, disclosure of interests by members and procedural matters.

         (5)   This Division sets out some of the matters relating to the Council.

13            Term of appointment

         (1)   A Council member is appointed for the term stated in the member’s appointment.

         (2)   The term stated in the appointment must not be greater than 3 years.

         (3)   However, a Council member may be reappointed for further terms of up to 3 years.

         (4)   The Chair of the Council is appointed as Chair for the term stated in the Chair’s appointment.

         (5)   The Chair of the Council may be reappointed for further terms.

14            Resignation

                A Council member may resign by signed notice of resignation given to the Minister.

15            Disclosure of interests

                A Council member must give written notice to the Minister of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that the member has or acquires and that could conflict with the proper performance of the member’s functions.

16            Termination of appointment

         (1)   The Minister may terminate a Council member’s appointment for:

                (a)    physical or mental incapacity; or

               (b)    misbehaviour; or

                (c)    incompetence; or

               (d)    inefficiency; or

                (e)    failing to comply, either recklessly or intentionally, with regulation 15.

         (2)   The Minister must terminate the member’s appointment if the member:

                (a)    becomes bankrupt; or

               (b)    applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

                (c)    compounds with his or her creditors; or

               (d)    assigns his or her remuneration for the benefit of his or her creditors; or

                (e)    is convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for 1 year or longer; or

                (f)    is absent without leave of absence from 3 consecutive meetings of the Council.

17            Leave of absence

         (1)   The Minister may grant leave of absence to the Chair of the Council.

         (2)   The Chair may grant leave of absence to another Council member.

18            Council procedures generally

         (1)   In performing its functions, the Council:

                (a)    must act according to these regulations; and

               (b)    must act with as little formality and as quickly as the requirements of these regulations, and a proper consideration of the issues before the Council, allow; and

                (c)    is not bound by the rules of evidence; and

               (d)    may obtain information about an issue in any way it considers appropriate; and

                (e)    may receive information or submissions orally or in writing; and

                (f)    may consult anyone it considers appropriate.

         (2)   However, the Council must comply with any directions given, in writing, to the Council by the Minister or the CEO about the Council’s performance of its functions.

19            Meetings

         (1)   The Minister or the CEO may, by written notice to the Council, direct the Council to hold meetings at the times and places, and to deal with matters in the manner, stated in the notice.

         (2)   If the Minister or the CEO has not given written notice to the Council under subregulation (1), the Council may hold the meetings at the times and places, and may deal with matters in the manner, that the Council considers necessary for the performance of its functions.

         (3)   Subject to these regulations, the procedure of a Council’s meeting is as decided by the Council.

20            Presiding member

         (1)   The Chair must preside at a Council meeting at which the Chair is present.

         (2)   If the Chair is absent, the member chosen by the members present must preside.

21            Quorum

                At a Council meeting, a majority of members forms a quorum.

22            Voting

                A decision made at a Council meeting by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting is a decision of the Council.

23            Records and reports

         (1)   The Council must keep a record of its proceedings.

         (2)   The Council must prepare an annual report for the CEO on the Council’s activities for the year.

         (3)   The Council must prepare any other report that is requested by the Minister or the CEO.

Division 2              Radiation Health Committee and Nuclear Safety Committee

24            Radiation Health Committee and Nuclear Safety Committee

         (1)   The Radiation Health Committee is established under section 22 of the Act and the Nuclear Safety Committee is established under section 25 of the Act.

         (2)   Each member of the Radiation Health Committee, other than the CEO, is appointed under subsection 24 (2) of the Act and the Chair of that Committee is appointed under subsection 24 (6) of the Act.

         (3)   Each member of the Nuclear Safety Committee, other than the CEO, is appointed under subsection 27 (2) of the Act and the Chair of that Committee is appointed under subsection 27 (6) of the Act.

         (4)   Under section 29 of the Act, the regulations may prescribe matters relating to the Radiation Health Committee and the Nuclear Safety Committee, including, but not limited to, the term of appointment of members, resignation of members, disclosure of interests by members and procedural matters.

         (5)   This Division sets out some of the matters relating to the Committees.

25            Term of appointment

         (1)   A Committee member is appointed for the term stated in the member’s appointment.

         (2)   The term stated in the appointment must not be greater than 3 years.

         (3)   However, a Committee member may be reappointed for further terms of up to 3 years.

         (4)   The Chair of a Committee is appointed as Chair for the term stated in the Chair’s appointment.

         (5)   The Chair of a Committee may be reappointed for further terms.

26            Resignation

                A Committee member may resign by signed notice of resignation given to the CEO.

27            Disclosure of interests

                A Committee member must give written notice to the CEO of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that the member has or acquires and that could conflict with the proper performance of the member’s functions.

28            Termination of appointment

         (1)   The CEO may terminate a Committee member’s appointment for:

                (a)    physical or mental incapacity; or

               (b)    misbehaviour; or

                (c)    incompetence; or

               (d)    inefficiency; or

                (e)    failing to comply, either recklessly or intentionally, with regulation 27.

         (2)   The CEO must terminate a Committee member’s appointment if the member:

                (a)    becomes bankrupt; or

               (b)    applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or

                (c)    compounds with his or her creditors; or

               (d)    assigns his or her remuneration for the benefit of his or her creditors; or

                (e)    is convicted of an offence punishable by imprisonment for 1 year or longer; or

                (f)    is absent without leave of absence from 3 consecutive meetings of the Committee.

29            Leave of absence

         (1)   The CEO may grant leave of absence to the Chair of a Committee.

         (2)   The Chair may grant leave of absence to another Committee member.

30            Committee procedures generally

         (1)   In performing its functions, a Committee:

                (a)    must act according to these regulations; and

               (b)    must act with as little formality and as quickly as the requirements of these regulations, and a proper consideration of the issues before the Committee, allow; and

                (c)    is not bound by the rules of evidence; and

               (d)    may obtain information about an issue in any way it considers appropriate; and

                (e)    may receive information or submissions orally or in writing; and

                (f)    may consult anyone it considers appropriate.

         (2)   However, the Committee must comply with any directions given, in writing, to the Committee by the CEO or the Council about the Committee’s performance of its functions.

31            Meetings

         (1)   The CEO or the Council may, by written notice to the Committee, direct the Committee to hold meetings at the times and places, and to deal with matters in the manner, stated in the notice.

         (2)   If the CEO or the Council has not given written notice to the Committee under subregulation (1), the Committee may hold the meetings at the times and places, and may deal with matters in the manner, that the Committee considers necessary for the performance of its functions.

         (3)   Subject to these regulations, the procedure of a Committee’s meeting is as decided by the Committee.

32            Presiding member

         (1)   The Chair must preside at a Committee meeting at which the Chair is present.

         (2)   If the Chair is absent, the member chosen by the members present must preside.

33            Quorum

                At a Committee meeting, a majority of members forms a quorum.

34            Voting

                A decision made at a Committee meeting by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting is a decision of the Committee.

35            Records and reports

         (1)   A Committee must keep a record of its proceedings.

         (2)   A Committee must prepare any report that is requested by the CEO or the Council.

         (3)   If a Committee prepares a report on any matter, it must give copies of the report to the CEO and to the Chair of the Council.

Part 4                 Licences

Division 1              Exemptions

37            Exempt people (facility licence)

         (1)   The CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that conduct of a kind mentioned in paragraph 30 (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of the Act by a specified controlled person in relation to a specified controlled facility (including any future conduct by the controlled person in relation to the controlled facility) does not, or will not pose, an unacceptable potential hazard to the health and safety of people or to the environment.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

         (2)   The CEO may also state in the declaration that:

                (a)    the declaration has effect only if circumstances mentioned in the declaration exist; or

               (b)    the declaration does not have effect if circumstances mentioned in the declaration exist.

         (3)   The CEO must publish the declaration in the Gazette as soon as practicable after making it.

         (4)   For paragraph 30 (1) (g) of the Act, a controlled person is exempted in relation to conduct of a kind mentioned in paragraph 30 (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of the Act in relation to a controlled facility if:

                (a)    the controlled person, the kind of conduct and the controlled facility are specified in a declaration that is made and published under this regulation; and

               (b)    the declaration is in effect at the time the conduct is undertaken.

37A         Notice of intention to make a declaration

         (1)   Before making a declaration under subregulation 37 (1), the CEO must publish in the Gazette a notice of his or her intention to make the declaration.

         (2)   The notice must include:

                (a)    a copy of the proposed declaration; or

               (b)    a description of the controlled person, the kind of conduct and the controlled facility that are to be the subject of the declaration, and the text of any statements permitted under subregulation 37 (2).

38            Prescribed dealings (source licence)

         (1)   For paragraph 31 (1) (b) of the Act, a dealing that is described in Part 1 of Schedule 2 is an exempt dealing.

         (3)   However, the CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that a dealing described in Part 1 of Schedule 2 is a dealing for which:

                (a)    the annual effective dose to an individual during normal operations is likely to be greater than 10 micro.Sv; or

               (b)    an accident, misuse or exceptional circumstance affecting the dealing is likely to produce a dose greater than the effective dose limit worked out under regulation 59 or 60; or

                (c)    the annual collective effective dose to the population committed by 1 year of the dealing is likely to be greater than 1 man.Sv.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

         (4)   A dealing mentioned in a declaration under subregulation (3) is not exempt.

         (5)   Also, the CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that a dealing that is not described in Part 1 of Schedule 2 is a dealing for which:

                (a)    the annual effective dose to an individual during normal operations is likely to be not more than 10 micro.Sv; or

               (b)    an accident, misuse or exceptional circumstance affecting the dealing is not likely to produce a dose greater than the effective dose limit worked out under regulation 59 or 60; or

                (c)    the annual collective effective dose to the population committed by 1 year of the dealing is likely to be not more than 1 man.Sv.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

         (6)   Also, the CEO may declare, in writing, on a case by case basis, that:

                (a)    a dealing that is not described in Part 1 of Schedule 2 is a dealing involving:

                          (i)    a radiological emergency or its after effects; or

                         (ii)    the after effects of a previous dealing; or

                        (iii)    naturally occurring materials; or

                        (iv)    bulk material with a mass of more than 1,000 kg; and

               (b)    an assessment of the magnitude of individual doses, the number of people exposed, and the likelihood that potential exposure will actually occur, justify the dealing being exempt.

Note   A decision to refuse to make a declaration is reviewable under regulation 66.

         (7)   A dealing is exempt if it is mentioned in a declaration for subregulation (5) or (6).

         (8)   The CEO must publish a declaration under subregulation (3), (5) or (6) in the Gazette as soon as practicable after making it.

Division 2              Applications for licences

39            Application form

         (1)   Under paragraph 34 (a) of the Act, an application for a facility licence, or a source licence, must be in a form approved by the CEO.

         (2)   The CEO may ask an applicant for a facility licence to give:

                (a)    some or all of the information and documents mentioned in Part 1 of Schedule 3; and

               (b)    other information about the application if it is appropriate.

         (3)   The CEO may ask an applicant for a source licence to give:

                (a)    some or all of the information and documents mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3; and

               (b)    other information about the application if it is appropriate.

         (4)   An application made for a Department or Commonwealth body must be made:

                (a)    in the name of the Department or body; and

               (b)    by:

                          (i)    the Secretary, chief executive, or an equivalent person for the Department or body; or

                         (ii)    another person authorised by the Secretary, chief executive or equivalent person.

40            Issue of facility licence — prior notice and consultation

         (1)   This regulation applies if the CEO receives an application for a facility licence.

         (2)   As soon as practicable after receiving the application, the CEO must publish a notice in a daily newspaper circulating nationally, and in the Gazette, stating that the CEO intends to make a decision on the application.

         (3)   If the application relates to a nuclear installation, the CEO must also include in the notice:

                (a)    an invitation to people and bodies to make submissions about the application; and

               (b)    a period for making submissions; and

                (c)    procedures for making submissions.

Division 2A           Licence application fees

40A         Purpose of Division 2A

                For paragraph 34 (b) of the Act, this Division prescribes:

                (a)    the fee that must accompany an application for a facility licence; and

               (b)    the fee that must accompany an application for a source licence.

40B         Facility licences — nuclear installations

         (1)   This regulation applies to an application for a facility licence that authorises persons to do a thing mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3A in relation to a controlled facility that is a nuclear installation.

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

40C         Facility licences — prescribed radiation facilities

         (1)   This regulation applies to an application for a facility licence that authorises persons to do a thing mentioned in paragraph 30 (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of the Act in relation to a controlled facility that is a prescribed radiation facility of a kind mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 1 of Schedule 3B.

         (2)   The application fee for the licence is:

                (a)    subject to paragraph (b), the fee mentioned in column 3 of the relevant item in Part 1 of Schedule 3B; or

               (b)    if the thing authorised to be done by the licence is mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2 of Schedule 3B — the fee mentioned in column 3 of that item.

         (3)   If the application is for a licence that authorises persons to do 2 or more of the things mentioned in paragraphs 30 (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the Act in relation to the controlled facility, the application fee for the licence is the sum of the application fees for each thing authorised to be done by the licence.

40D         Source licences

         (1)   This regulation applies to an application for a source licence that authorises persons to deal with a controlled apparatus or a controlled material of a kind mentioned in column 2 of an item in Group 1, 2 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 3C.

         (2)   The application fee is:

                (a)    for an application for a licence to deal with controlled apparatus or controlled materials in the same location:

                          (i)    if the controlled apparatus or controlled materials are from the same Group — the fee mentioned in column 3 of the provision in Part 2 of Schedule 3C that relates to the number of controlled apparatus or controlled materials from that Group; and

                         (ii)    if the controlled apparatus or controlled materials are from 2 or more Groups — the sum of the fees mentioned in column 3 of the provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 3C that relate to the number of controlled apparatus or controlled materials from each of those Groups; and

               (b)    for an application for a licence to deal with controlled apparatus or controlled materials in 2 or more locations — the sum of the fees mentioned in column 3 of the provisions in Part 2 of Schedule 3C that relate to the number of controlled apparatus or controlled materials from each Group that are to be dealt with in each location.

         (3)   A controlled apparatus or controlled material (the first controlled apparatus or controlled material) is in the same location as another controlled apparatus or controlled material (the other controlled apparatus or controlled material) if the first controlled apparatus or controlled material is in an area within a radius of 5 kilometres of the other controlled apparatus or controlled material.

Division 3              Deciding whether to issue licence

41            Issue of facility licence — matters to be taken into account by CEO

         (1)   The CEO may issue a facility licence to a controlled person.

         (2)   In deciding whether to issue the licence, the CEO must take into account the matters (if any) specified in the regulations.

         (3)   The matters are:

                (a)    whether the application includes the information asked for by the CEO; and

               (b)    whether the information establishes that the proposed conduct can be carried out without undue risk to the health and safety of people, and to the environment; and

                (c)    whether the applicant has shown that there is a net benefit from carrying out the conduct relating to the controlled facility; and

               (d)    whether the applicant has shown that the magnitude of individual doses, the number of people exposed, and the likelihood that exposure will happen, are as low as reasonably achievable, having regard to economic and social factors; and

                (e)    whether the applicant has shown a capacity for complying with these regulations and the licence conditions that would be imposed under section 35 of the Act; and

                (f)    whether the application has been signed by an office holder of the applicant, or a person authorised by an office holder of the applicant; and

               (g)    if the application is for a facility licence for a nuclear installation — the content of any submissions made by members of the public about the application.

42            Issue of source licence — matters to be taken into account by CEO

         (1)   The CEO may issue a source licence to a controlled person.

         (2)   In deciding whether to issue the licence, the CEO must take into account the matters (if any) specified in the regulations.

         (3)   The matters are:

                (a)    whether the application includes the information asked for by the CEO; and

               (b)    whether the information establishes that the controlled apparatus or material can be dealt with without undue risk to the health and safety of people, and to the environment; and

                (c)    whether the applicant has shown that there is a net benefit from dealing with the controlled apparatus or material; and

               (d)    whether the applicant has shown that the magnitude of individual doses, the number of people exposed, and the likelihood that exposure will happen, are as low as reasonably achievable, having regard to economic and social factors; and

                (e)    whether the applicant has shown a capacity for complying with these regulations and the licence conditions that would be imposed under section 35 of the Act; and

                (f)    whether the application has been signed by an office holder of the applicant, or a person authorised by an office holder of the applicant.

Division 4              Licence conditions

43            Purpose of Division

         (1)   Under paragraph 35 (1) (b) of the Act, a facility or source licence is subject to the conditions prescribed by the regulations.

         (2)   This Division prescribes the conditions.

44            Holder of a licence must prevent breaches of conditions

                The holder of a licence must take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent breaches of licence conditions.

45            Holder of a licence must investigate and rectify breaches of conditions

         (1)   The holder of a licence must investigate suspected breaches of licence conditions.

         (2)   If the holder of a licence identifies a breach, the holder of a licence must rectify the breach and any consequences of the breach as soon as reasonably practicable.

         (3)   If the holder of a licence identifies a breach, the holder of a licence must also tell the CEO as soon as reasonably practicable.

46            Holder of a licence to prevent, control and minimise accidents

         (1)   The holder of a licence must take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent accidents involving controlled materials, controlled apparatus or controlled facilities described in the licence.

         (2)   If an accident mentioned in subregulation (1) happens, the holder of a licence must:

                (a)    take all reasonably practicable steps to control the accident; and

               (b)    take all reasonably practicable steps to minimise the consequences of the accident, including injury to any person and damage or harm to the environment; and

                (c)    tell the CEO about the accident within 24 hours of it happening; and

               (d)    give the CEO a written report about the accident within 14 days of it happening.

48            Compliance with Recommendations and Codes of Practice

         (1)   This regulation does not apply to conduct and dealings with controlled apparatus of a kind mentioned in regulation 4.

Note   Regulation 4 describes kinds of apparatus that are controlled apparatus.

         (2)   The holder of a source licence or a facility licence must ensure that all conduct and dealings with controlled materials, controlled apparatus and controlled facilities are in accordance with:

                (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).

         (3)   The holder of a source licence or a facility licence must also ensure that dealings with the disposal of controlled material and controlled apparatus are in accordance with the following Codes of Practice:

                (a)    the Code of Practice for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste by the User;

               (b)    the Code of Practice for the Near‑Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Australia;

                (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).

49            Compliance with plans for managing safety

                The holder of a licence must ensure that all dealings with controlled materials and controlled apparatus, and all activities related to controlled facilities, comply with the plans and arrangements for managing safety of the source or facility, mentioned in the licence application.

50            Holder of a licence must review and update plans and arrangements

         (1)   The holder of a licence must, at least once every 12 months, review and update any plans and arrangements for managing the controlled facility, controlled material or controlled apparatus to ensure the health and safety of people and protection of the environment.

         (2)   The holder of a licence must, after conducting a review mentioned in subregulation (1), give the CEO information about the review.

51            CEO approval for relevant changes

                The holder of a licence must seek the CEO’s prior approval to make a relevant change that will have significant implications for safety.

52            Holder of a licence must tell CEO about other changes

         (1)   The holder of a licence may make a relevant change that is unlikely to have significant implications for safety without the CEO’s approval.

         (2)   However, the holder of a licence must, at least once every 3 months, tell the CEO about any changes mentioned in subregulation (1).

         (3)   However, subregulation (2) does not apply to the extent that the licence makes other arrangements for a matter mentioned in the subregulations.

53            Holder of a licence must tell CEO about movement of controlled apparatus, controlled materials and controlled facilities

         (1)   The holder of a licence must only dispose of controlled apparatus or controlled materials with the approval of the CEO.

         (2)   If the holder of a licence transfers controlled apparatus or controlled materials to the possession of another person or body, the holder of the licence must, within 7 days of the transfer, tell the CEO:

                (a)    that the transfer has happened; and

               (b)    the name of the other person or body; and

                (c)    the number of the licence held by the other person or body; and

               (d)    the location of the controlled apparatus or controlled materials after the transfer.

         (3)   The holder of a licence must not dispose of, or transfer to the possession of another person or body, a controlled facility without the CEO’s approval.

         (4)   However, subregulations (1), (2) and (3) do not apply to the extent that the licence makes other arrangements for a matter mentioned in the subregulations.

54            Approval required to construct safety item

                The holder of a licence, or a person covered by a licence, must not construct an item that is important for safety, and that is identified in a safety analysis report, as part of the construction of a controlled facility, unless the CEO has given the holder, or the person, approval to construct the item.

55            Approval required to load nuclear fuel

                The holder of a licence, or a person covered by a licence, must not load nuclear fuel into a controlled facility, as part of the construction of the facility, unless the CEO has given the holder, or the person, approval to load the fuel.

Division 5              Licence annual charges

55A         Time for payment of annual charge

                The annual charge for a facility licence or a source licence must be paid:

                (a)    for a licence held during the financial year ending on 30 June 2000 — on or before 30 days after the commencement of this regulation; and

               (b)    for a licence held during the financial year ending on 30 June 2001 — on or before the later of:

                          (i)    30 days after the commencement of this regulation; and

                         (ii)    30 days after the date when the licence was issued; and

                (c)    for a licence held during a later financial year — on or before the later of:

                          (i)    31 July in that financial year; and

                         (ii)    30 days after the date when the licence was issued.

55B         Pro‑rating of annual charge

         (1)   If a facility licence or source licence is not held during the whole of a financial year, the CEO may decide to pro‑rate the amount of the annual charge for the licence for the year.

         (2)   If the CEO decides to pro‑rate the amount of the annual charge, the amount must be pro‑rated in accordance with regulation 55D.

         (3)   This regulation applies to:

                (a)    an annual charge, unpaid in part, or in full, at the commencement of this regulation, for a financial year that commenced before the commencement of this regulation; and

               (b)    an annual charge for each financial year that commences after the commencement of this regulation.

55C         Refund of annual charge

         (1)   This regulation applies in relation to the annual charge for a facility licence or a source licence for a financial year if:

                (a)    the whole, or part, of the annual charge for the licence for the year has been paid; and

               (b)    the licence is suspended, cancelled or surrendered before the end of the year.

         (2)   The CEO may decide to refund to the holder of the licence part of the amount of the annual charge that has been paid for the licence for the year.

         (3)   If the CEO decides to refund part of the amount of the annual charge, the amount of the refund must be calculated in accordance with regulation 55D.

55D         Method for pro‑rating annual charge or calculating amount of refund

         (1)   This regulation sets out:

                (a)    for regulation 55B, the method for pro‑rating the amount of annual charge for a facility licence or a source licence for a financial year; and

               (b)    for regulation 55C, the method for calculating the amount of annual charge for a facility licence or a source licence for a financial year that may be refunded to the holder of the licence.

         (2)   The method is:

where:

AC is the amount of the annual charge for the licence for the year.

M is the number of months of the year during which the licence is held.

Note   The amount of the annual charge for a facility licence or a source licence for a year is prescribed in the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Regulations 2000.

         (3)   For subregulation (2), a licence that is held for part of a month only is taken to be held for the whole of that month.

 

Part 5                 Practices to be followed

Division 5.1           General

56            Application of Part 5

                This Part applies only to the extent that:

                (a)    a holder of a licence, or a person covered by a licence, can comply with the licence without taking action that would constitute unlawful discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984; or

               (b)    a holder of a licence, or a person covered by a licence, who cannot comply with the licence without taking action that would constitute unlawful discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 is exempted, under section 44 of that Act, from its operation.

Division 5.2           Dose limits

57            Purpose of Division 5.2

                For paragraph 85 (2) (a) of the Act, this Division prescribes practices and procedures to be followed, and measures to be taken, in relation to dose limits by controlled persons in relation to activities relating to controlled facilities, and in relation to dealings with controlled apparatus or controlled material.

58            Prescribed practice

         (1)   The practices mentioned in this regulation are prescribed for:

                (a)    a facility at which controlled material is present; and

               (b)    dealings with controlled apparatus and controlled material.

         (2)   The holder of a facility licence for operating the controlled facility must ensure that the doses to which a person is exposed, inside or outside the facility, while the material is under the holder’s control, do not exceed the effective dose limits mentioned in regulation 59, and the equivalent dose limits mentioned in regulation 62.

         (3)   The holder of a source licence for dealing with controlled apparatus or controlled material must ensure that the doses to which a person is exposed while the source in the apparatus or material is under the holder’s control do not exceed the effective dose limits mentioned in regulation 59, and the equivalent dose limits mentioned in regulation 62.

         (4)   For each controlled material, controlled apparatus (excluding apparatus prescribed by these regulations that produce harmful non‑ionizing radiation when energised) and controlled facility, the holder of a licence must ensure that radiation protection and safety are optimised so that the following are as low as reasonably achievable after taking into account economic and social factors:

                (a)    the magnitude of individual doses;

               (b)    the number of people who are exposed;

                (c)    the likelihood of incurring exposures to radiation.

         (5)   The optimisation of radiation protection and safety mentioned in subregulation (4) must be in accordance with source‑related dose constraints established in accordance with the Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation and agreed by the CEO.

         (6)   For apparatus prescribed by these regulations that produce harmful non‑ionising radiation when energised, the holder of a licence must ensure that exposure to people is kept to the lowest level that can be achieved, consistent with best practice.

59            Effective dose limits

         (1)   The effective dose limit for occupational exposure is 20 mSv annually, averaged over 5 consecutive calendar years.

         (2)   However, the effective dose for a person subject to occupational exposure must not, in a year, be greater than 50 mSv.

         (3)   The effective dose limit for public exposure is 1 mSv annually.

         (4)   The effective dose limit for an unborn child is to be consistent with the effective dose limit for public exposure.

Note   For the obligation imposed on female employees who are pregnant, see the National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation.

60            Effective doses

         (1)   For regulation 59, a person’s effective dose for a relevant period is the sum of:

                (a)    the effective dose that the person receives, from external exposure, during the relevant period; and

               (b)    the person’s committed effective dose, received from intakes during the relevant period, for the next 50 years.

         (2)   However, if the person is under 18, the committed effective dose must be worked out on the basis of the number of years calculated by subtracting the person’s age, at the time of the calculation, from 70.

61            Dealings with controlled apparatus generating non‑ionizing radiation

                The holder of a source licence must ensure that all dealings with controlled apparatus generating non‑ionizing radiation comply with the appropriate exposure limits set out in the standards and codes mentioned in Schedule 1.

62            Annual equivalent dose limit

         (1)   The annual equivalent dose limit to the lens of the eye is:

                (a)    for occupational exposure — 150 mSv; and

               (b)    for public exposure — 15 mSv.

         (2)   For occupational exposure, the annual equivalent dose limit to the hands and feet is 500 mSv.

         (3)   The annual equivalent dose limit to the skin is:

                (a)    for occupational exposure — 500 mSv; and

               (b)    for public exposure — 50 mSv.

         (4)   The annual equivalent dose limit to the skin applies to the average dose received by any 1 cm2 of skin.

Division 5.3           Codes of practice

62A         Codes of practice to be followed

         (1)   For paragraph 85 (2) (a) of the Act, the practices and procedures described in the codes of practice mentioned in subregulation (2) must, to the extent that they are relevant, be followed by controlled persons in relation to activities relating to controlled facilities, and in relation to dealings with controlled apparatus or controlled material.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), the codes of practice are as follows:

                (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).

 

Part 6                 Reporting and inspection for controlled facilities, apparatus and materials

  

63            Reporting guidelines to be published by CEO

         (1)   For paragraph 15 (1) (i) of the Act, the CEO must make guidelines about:

                (a)    how the CEO will report on the operations of the Agency; and

               (b)    how licence holders will report their compliance with the Act, these regulations and licence conditions; and

                (c)    how inspection of controlled facilities, controlled apparatus and controlled materials will be conducted.

         (2)   The CEO must publish a draft of the guidelines, and invite public comments on the draft, within 12 months of the commencement of these regulations.

Note   These regulations commence on gazettal:  see regulation 2.

64            Inspector’s identity card

         (1)   Under subsection 62 (1) of the Act, the CEO may appoint certain people as inspectors.

         (2)   Under subsection 62 (3) of the Act, the CEO must issue an identity card to an inspector, in the form prescribed by the regulations.

         (3)   The identity card must be in the form set out in Schedule 4.

 

Part 7                 Miscellaneous

  

65            International agreements

                For paragraph 84 (3) (b) of the Act, each international agreement mentioned in Schedule 5 is prescribed.

65A         Non‑applicable State and Territory laws

                For section 83 of the Act, each State or Territory law, or provision of each State or Territory law, mentioned in Schedule 6 is prescribed.

66            Review of decisions by CEO

         (1)   A controlled person who is affected by a decision of the CEO to refuse to make a declaration under subregulation 4 (3), 6 (3), 37 (1), 38 (3), 38 (5) or 38 (6) may request that the Minister reconsider the CEO’s decision.

         (2)   The request must be:

                (a)    in writing; and

               (b)    given to the Minister within 90 days after the making of the decision.

         (3)   The Minister must reconsider the CEO’s decision and confirm, vary or set aside the decision.

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).

         (4)   The Minister is taken to have confirmed the CEO’s decision under subregulation (3) if the Minister does not give written notice of the Minister’s decision under that subregulation within 60 days after the request is received.

         (5)   Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Minister under subregulation (3) to confirm, vary or set aside the CEO’s decision.


Schedule 1        Exposure limits for non‑ionizing radiation

(regulations 4 and 61)

  

 

1

The exposure limits mentioned in the Interim guidelines on limits of exposure to 50/60 Hz electric and magnetic fields, National Health and Medical Research Council, Radiation Health Series No. 30, 1989, as in force when these regulations commence.

2

For frequencies other than 50/60 Hz, and below 3 kHz, the field limits mentioned in the International Commission on Non‑Ionizing Radiation Protection Guidelines for limiting exposure to time‑varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz), Health Physics (1998), 74, 494‑522, as in force when these regulations commence.

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.

5

The exposure limits mentioned in the International Commission on Non‑Ionizing Radiation Protection: Guidelines on limits of exposure to broadband incoherent optical radiation (0.38 to 3 mm), Health Physics (1997), 73, 539‑553, as in force when these regulations commence.

6

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

7

For static magnetic fields — the limits mentioned in the International Commission on Non‑Ionizing Radiation Protection: Guidelines on limits of exposure to static magnetic fields, Health Physics (1994), 66, 100‑106, as in force when these regulations commence.

 

Schedule 2        Exempt dealings

(regulations 6, 7, 8, 11 and 38 and Schedules 3B and 3C)

Part 1          Dealings

 

Item

Description of dealing

1

The dealing involves a controlled material that has:

(a)     an activity concentration less than the concentration for the material mentioned in column 3 of Part 2; or

(b)     an activity of less than the activity in column 4 of Part 2.

2

The dealing is mixing 2 or more controlled materials.

The activity for each material being mixed is divided by:

(a)     the activity for the material in column 4 of Part 2; or

(b)     the activity concentration for the material in column 3 of Part 2, and then divided by the total mass of the mixture.

The results for all of the materials are added.

The total is 1 or less.

3

The dealing involves naturally occurring radon‑222 with an activity concentration of less than 1000 Bq/m3 in the special case of exposure in the workplace.

If the dealing includes any other controlled material, the use of the other material must also be an exempt dealing.

4

The dealing involves depleted uranium and no other controlled material.

The uranium:

(a)     is being used as radiation shielding in a container for controlled materials; and

 

(b)     is completely contained in an appropriate metallic sheath; and

(c)     is in a container for controlled materials that complies with the requirements in the Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2008) (Radiation Protection Series No. 2) for transporting radioactive substances.

5

The dealing involves depleted uranium and no other controlled material.

The depleted uranium is in solid massive form that is used for ballast.

6

The dealing involves a smoke detector designed and made in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3786—1993 Smoke Alarms (incorporating Amendment Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4).

The dealing is not repair or maintenance of the detector.


7

The dealing involves any of the following items and no other controlled material:

(a)     a clock, watch or other device with a luminous dial that includes a quantity of a controlled material that is not more than the quantity in Part 4;

(b)     a gaseous tritium light device that:

           (i)     is used solely for safety purposes; and

          (ii)     includes less than 74 GBq of tritium.

(c)     a television receiver;

(d)     a visual display terminal;

(e)     a cathode ray tube;

(f)      an electron microscope.

8

The dealing involves a controlled apparatus or controlled material that is part of, used in connection with, produced by, incorporated in, stored in, or disposed of in, a controlled facility for which a facility licence is in force.

Part 2          Exemption levels: exempt activity concentrations and exempt activities of radionuclides (rounded)

For a nuclide marked a in this Part, parent nuclides and their progeny included in secular equilibrium are listed in Part 3.

 

Item

Nuclide

Activity concentration

(Bq/g)

Activity

(Bq)

1

H‑3

1 x 106

1 x 109

2

Be‑7

1 x 103

1 x 107

3

C‑11

1 x 101

1 x 106

4

C‑14

1 x 104

1 x 107

5

O‑15

1 x 102

1 x 109

6

N‑13

1 x 102

1 x 109

7

F‑18

1 x 101

1 x 106

8

Na‑22

1 x 101

1 x 106

9

Na‑24

1 x 101

1 x 105

10

Mg‑28

1 x 101

1 x 105

11

Si‑31

1 x 103

1 x 106

12

P‑32

1 x 103

1 x 105

13

P‑33

1 x 105

1 x 108

14

S‑35

1 x 105

1 x 108

15

Cl‑36

1 x 104

1 x 106

16

Cl‑38

1 x 101

1 x 105

17

Ar‑37

1 x 106

1 x 108

18

Ar‑41

1 x 102

1 x 109

19

K‑40

1 x 102

1 x 106

20

K‑42

1 x 102

1 x 106

21

K‑43

1 x 101

1 x 106

22

Ca‑45

1 x 104

1 x 107

23

Ca‑47

1 x 101

1 x 106

24

Sc‑46

1 x 101

1 x 106

25

Sc‑47

1 x 102

1 x 106

26

Sc‑48

1 x 101

1 x 105

27

V‑48

1 x 101

1 x 105

28

Cr‑51

1 x 103

1 x 107

29

Mn‑51

1 x 101

1 x 105

30

Mn‑52

1 x 101

1 x 105

31

Mn‑52m

1 x 101

1 x 105

32

Mn‑53

1 x 104

1 x 109

33

Mn‑54

1 x 101

1 x 106

34

Mn‑56

1 x 101

1 x 105

35

Fe‑52

1 x 101

1 x 106

36

Fe‑55

1 x 104

1 x 106

37

Fe‑59

1 x 101

1 x 106

38

Co‑55

1 x 101

1 x 106

39

Co‑56

1 x 101

1 x 105

40

Co‑57

1 x 102

1 x 106

41

Co‑58

1 x 101

1 x 106

42

Co‑58m

1 x 104

1 x 107

43

Co‑60

1 x 101

1 x 105

44

Co‑60m

1 x 103

1 x 106

45

Co‑61

1 x 102

1 x 106

46

Co‑62m

1 x 101

1 x 105

47

Ni‑59

1 x 104

1 x 108

48

Ni‑63

1 x 105

1 x 108

49

Ni‑65

1 x 101

1 x 106

50

Cu‑64

1 x 102

1 x 106

51

Cu‑67

1 x 102

1 x 106

52

Zn‑65

1 x 101

1 x 106

53

Zn‑69

1 x 104

1 x 106

54

Zn‑69m

1 x 102

1 x 106

55

Ga‑67

1 x 102

1 x 106

56

Ga‑72

1 x 101

1 x 105

57

Ge‑68

1 x 101

1 x 105

58

Ge‑71

1 x 104

1 x 108

59

As‑73

1 x 103

1 x 107

60

As‑74

1 x 101

1 x 106

61

As‑76

1 x 102

1 x 105

62

As‑77

1 x 103

1 x 106

63

Se‑73

1 x 101

1 x 106

64

Se‑75

1 x 102

1 x 106

65

Br‑75

1 x 101

1 x 106

66

Br‑76

1 x 101

1 x 105

67

Br‑82

1 x 101

1 x 106

68

Kr‑74

1 x 102

1 x 109

69

Kr‑76

1 x 102

1 x 109

70

Kr‑77

1 x 102

1 x 109

71

Kr‑79

1 x 103

1 x 105

72

Kr‑81

1 x 104

1 x 107

73

Kr‑83m

1 x 105

1 x 1012

74

Kr‑85

1 x 105

1 x 104

75

Kr‑85m

1 x 103

1 x 1010

76

Kr‑87

1 x 102

1 x 109

77

Kr‑88

1 x 102

1 x 109

78

Rb‑81

1 x 101

1 x 106

79

Rb‑86

1 x 102

1 x 105

80

Sr‑85

1 x 102

1 x 106

81

Sr‑85m

1 x 102

1 x 107

82

Sr‑87m

1 x 102

1 x 106

83

Sr‑89

1 x 103

1 x 106

84

Sr‑90a

1 x 102

1 x 104

85

Sr‑91

1 x 101

1 x 105

86

Sr‑92

1 x 101

1 x 106

86A

Y‑88

1 x 101

1 x 106

87

Y‑90

1 x 103

1 x 105

88

Y‑91

1 x 103

1 x 106

89

Y‑91m

1 x 102

1 x 106

90

Y‑92

1 x 102

1 x 105

91

Y‑93

1 x 102

1 x 105

92

Zr‑93a

1 x 103

1 x 107

93

Zr‑95

1 x 101

1 x 106

94

Zr‑97a

1 x 101

1 x 105

95

Nb‑93m

1 x 104

1 x 107

96

Nb‑94

1 x 101

1 x 106

97

Nb‑95

1 x 101

1 x 106

98

Nb‑97

1 x 101

1 x 106

99

Nb‑98

1 x 101

1 x 105

100

Mo‑90

1 x 101

1 x 106

101

Mo‑93

1 x 103

1 x 108

102

Mo‑99a

1 x 102

1 x 106

103

Mo‑101

1 x 101

1 x 106

104

Tc‑95m

1 x 101

1 x 106

105

Tc‑96

1 x 101

1 x 106

106

Tc‑96m

1 x 103

1 x 107

107

Tc‑97

1 x 103

1 x 108

108

Tc‑97m

1 x 103

1 x 107

109

Tc‑99

1 x 104

1 x 107

110

Tc‑99m

1 x 102

1 x 107

111

Ru‑97

1 x 102

1 x 107

112

Ru‑103

1 x 102

1 x 106

113

Ru‑105

1 x 101

1 x 106

114

Ru‑106a

1 x 102

1 x 105

115

Rh‑103m

1 x 104

1 x 108

116

Rh‑105

1 x 102

1 x 107

117

Pd‑103

1 x 103

1 x 108

118

Pd‑109

1 x 103

1 x 106

119

Ag‑105

1 x 102

1 x 106

120

Ag‑110m

1 x 101

1 x 106

121

Ag‑111

1 x 103

1 x 106

122

Cd‑109

1 x 104

1 x 106

123

Cd‑115

1 x 102

1 x 106

124

Cd‑115m

1 x 103

1 x 106

125

In‑111

1 x 102

1 x 106

126

In‑113m

1 x 102

1 x 106

127

In‑114m

1 x 102

1 x 106

128

In‑115m

1 x 102

1 x 106

129

Sn‑113

1 x 103

1 x 107

130

Sn‑117m

1 x 102

1 x 106

131

Sn‑121

1 x 105

1 x 107

132

Sn‑125

1 x 102

1 x 105

133

Sb‑122

1 x 102

1 x 104

134

Sb‑124

1 x 101

1 x 106

135

Sb‑125

1 x 102

1 x 106

136

Te‑123m

1 x 102

1 x 107

137

Te‑125m

1 x 103

1 x 107

138

Te‑127

1 x 103

1 x 106

139

Te‑127m

1 x 103

1 x 107

140

Te‑129

1 x 102

1 x 106

141

Te‑129m

1 x 103

1 x 106

142

Te‑131

1 x 102

1 x 105

143

Te‑131m

1 x 101

1 x 106

144

Te‑132

1 x 102

1 x 107

145

Te‑133

1 x 101

1 x 105

146

Te‑133m

1 x 101

1 x 105

147

Te‑134

1 x 101

1 x 106

148

I‑123

1 x 102

1 x 107

149

I‑124

1 x 101

1 x 106

150

I‑125

1 x 103

1 x 106

151

I‑126

1 x 102

1 x 106

152

I‑129

1 x 102

1 x 105

153

I‑130

1 x 101

1 x 106

154

I‑131

1 x 102

1 x 106

155

I‑132

1 x 101

1 x 105

156

I‑133

1 x 101

1 x 106

157

I‑134

1 x 101

1 x 105

158

I‑135

1 x 101

1 x 106

159

Xe‑131m

1 x 104

1 x 104

160

Xe‑133

1 x 103

1 x 104

161

Xe‑135

1 x 103

1 x 1010

162

Cs‑129

1 x 102

1 x 105

163

Cs‑131

1 x 103

1 x 106

164

Cs‑132

1 x 101

1 x 105

165

Cs‑134m

1 x 103

1 x 105

166

Cs‑134

1 x 101

1 x 104

167

Cs‑135

1 x 104

1 x 107

168

Cs‑136

1 x 101

1 x 105

169

Cs‑137a

1 x 101

1 x 104

170

Cs‑138

1 x 101

1 x 104

171

Ba‑131

1 x 102

1 x 106

172

Ba‑133

1 x 102

1 x 106

173

Ba‑140a

1 x 101

1 x 105

174

La‑140

1 x 101

1 x 105

175

Ce‑139

1 x 102

1 x 106

176

Ce‑141

1 x 102

1 x 107

177

Ce‑143

1 x 102

1 x 106

178

Ce‑144a

1 x 102

1 x 105

179

Pr‑142

1 x 102

1 x 105

180

Pr‑143

1 x 104

1 x 106

181

Nd‑147

1 x 102

1 x 106

182

Nd‑149

1 x 102

1 x 106

183

Pm‑147

1 x 104

1 x 107

184

Pm‑149

1 x 103

1 x 106

185

Sm‑147

1 x 101

1 x 104

186

Sm‑151

1 x 104

1 x 108

187

Sm‑153

1 x 102

1 x 106

188

Eu‑152

1 x 101

1 x 106

189

Eu‑152m

1 x 102

1 x 106

190

Eu‑154

1 x 101

1 x 106

191

Eu‑155

1 x 102

1 x 107

192

Gd‑153

1 x 102

1 x 107

193

Gd‑159

1 x 103

1 x 106

194

Tb‑149

1 x 101

1 x 106

195

Tb‑160

1 x 101

1 x 106

196

Dy‑165

1 x 103

1 x 106

197

Dy‑166

1 x 103

1 x 106

198

Ho‑166

1 x 103

1 x 105

199

Er‑161

1 x 101

1 x 106

200

Er‑169

1 x 104

1 x 107

201

Er‑171

1 x 102

1 x 106

202

Tm‑170

1 x 103

1 x 106

203

Tm‑171

1 x 104

1 x 108

204

Yb‑169

1 x 102

1 x 107

205

Yb‑175

1 x 103

1 x 107

206

Lu‑177

1 x 103

1 x 107

207

Hf‑181

1 x 101

1 x 106

208

Ta‑182

1 x 101

1 x 104

209

W‑181

1 x 103

1 x 107

210

W‑185

1 x 104

1 x 107

211

W‑187

1 x 102

1 x 106

212

W‑188

1 x 102

1 x 105

213

Re‑186

1 x 103

1 x 106

214

Re‑188

1 x 102

1 x 105

215

Os‑185

1 x 101

1 x 106

216

Os‑191

1 x 102

1 x 107

217

Os‑191m

1 x 103

1 x 107

218

Os‑193

1 x 102

1 x 106

219

Ir‑190

1 x 101

1 x 106

220

Ir‑192

1 x 101

1 x 104

221

Ir‑194

1 x 102

1 x 105

222

Pt‑191

1 x 102

1 x 106

223

Pt‑193m

1 x 103

1 x 107

224

Pt‑197

1 x 103

1 x 106

225

Pt‑197m

1 x 102

1 x 106

226

Au‑198

1 x 102

1 x 106

227

Au‑199

1 x 102

1 x 106

228

Hg‑195m

1 x 102

1 x 106

229

Hg‑197

1 x 102

1 x 107

230

Hg‑197m

1 x 102

1 x 106

231

Hg‑203

1 x 102

1 x 105

232

Tl‑200

1 x 101

1 x 106

233

Tl‑201

1 x 102

1 x 106

234

Tl‑202

1 x 102

1 x 106

235

Tl‑204

1 x 104

1 x 104

235A

Pb‑201

1 x 101

1 x 106

236

Pb‑203

1 x 102

1 x 106

237

Pb‑210a

1 x 101

1 x 104

238

Pb‑212a

1 x 101

1 x 105

239

Bi‑206

1 x 101

1 x 105

240

Bi‑207

1 x 101

1 x 106

241

Bi‑210

1 x 103

1 x 106

242

Bi‑212a

1 x 101

1 x 105

243

Bi‑213

1 x 102

1 x 106

244

Po‑203

1 x 101

1 x 106

245

Po‑205

1 x 101

1 x 106

246

Po‑207

1 x 101

1 x 106

246A

Po‑208

1 x 101

1 x 104

246B

Po‑209

1 x 101

1 x 104

247

Po‑210

1 x 101

1 x 104

248

At‑211

1 x 103

1 x 107

249

Rn‑220a

1 x 104

1 x 107

250

Rn‑222a

1 x 101

1 x 108

251

Ra‑223a

1 x 102

1 x 105

252

Ra‑224a

1 x 101

1 x 105

253

Ra‑225

1 x 102

1 x 105

254

Ra‑226a

1 x 101

1 x 104

255

Ra‑227

1 x 102

1 x 106

256

Ra‑228a

1 x 101

1 x 105

257

Ac‑225

1 x 101

1 x 104

258

Ac‑227

1 x 101

1 x 103

259

Ac‑228

1 x 101

1 x 106

260

Th‑226a

1 x 103

1 x 107

261

Th‑227

1 x 101

1 x 104

262

Th‑228a

1 x 100

1 x 104

263

Th‑229a

1 x 100

1 x 103

264

Th‑230

1 x 100

1 x 104

265

Th‑231

1 x 103

1 x 107

266

Th‑nat

(including Th‑232)a

1 x 100

1 x 103

267

Th‑234a

1 x 103

1 x 105

268

Pa‑230

1 x 101

1 x 106

269

Pa‑231

1 x 100

1 x 103

270

Pa‑233

1 x 102

1 x 107

271

U‑230a

1 x 101

1 x 105

272

U‑231

1 x 102

1 x 107

273

U‑232a

1 x 100

1 x 103

274

U‑233

1 x 101

1 x 104

275

U‑234

1 x 101

1 x 104

276

U‑235a

1 x 101

1 x 104

277

U‑236

1 x 101

1 x 104

278

U‑237

1 x 102

1 x 106

279

U‑238a

1 x 101

1 x 104

280

U‑nata

1 x 100

1 x 103

281

U‑239

1 x 102

1 x 106

282

U‑240

1 x 103

1 x 107

283

U‑240a

1 x 101

1 x 106

284

Np‑237a

1 x 100

1 x 103

285

Np‑239

1 x 102

1 x 107

286

Np‑240

1 x 101

1 x 106

287

Pu‑234

1 x 102

1 x 107

288

Pu‑235

1 x 102

1 x 107

289

Pu‑236

1 x 101

1 x 104

290

Pu‑237

1 x 103

1 x 107

291

Pu‑238

1 x 100

1 x 104

292

Pu‑239

1 x 100

1 x 104

293

Pu‑240

1 x 100

1 x 103

294

Pu‑241

1 x 102

1 x 105

295

Pu‑242

1 x 100

1 x 104

296

Pu‑243

1 x 103

1 x 107

297

Pu‑244

1 x 100

1 x 104

298

Am‑241

1 x 100

1 x 104

299

Am‑242

1 x 103

1 x 106

300

Am‑242ma

1 x 100

1 x 104

301

Am‑243a

1 x 100

1 x 103

302

Cm‑242

1 x 102

1 x 105

303

Cm‑243

1 x 100

1 x 104

304

Cm‑244

1 x 101

1 x 104

305

Cm‑245

1 x 100

1 x 103

306

Cm‑246

1 x 100

1 x 103

307

Cm‑247

1 x 100

1 x 104

308

Cm‑248

1 x 100

1 x 103

309

Bk‑249

1 x 103

1 x 106

310

Cf‑246

1 x 103

1 x 106

311

Cf‑248

1 x 101

1 x 104

312

Cf‑249

1 x 100

1 x 103

313

Cf‑250

1 x 101

1 x 104

314

Cf‑251

1 x 100

1 x 103

315

Cf‑252

1 x 101

1 x 104

316

Cf‑253

1 x 102

1 x 105

317

Cf‑254

1 x 100

1 x 103

318

Es‑253

1 x 102

1 x 105

319

Es‑254

1 x 101

1 x 104

320

Es‑254m

1 x 102

1 x 106

321

Fm‑254

1 x 104

1 x 107

322

Fm‑255

1 x 103

1 x 106

323

alpha‑emitting radionuclide not mentioned in another item

1 x 100

1 x 103

324

radionuclide that is not alpha‑emitting and not mentioned in another item

1 x 101

1 x 104

Part 3          Nuclides and progeny

For a nuclide marked a in Part 2, parent nuclides and their progeny included in secular equilibrium are listed in the following table:

 

Item

Parent nuclide

Progeny

1

Sr‑90

Y‑90

2

Zr‑93

Nb‑93m

3

Zr‑97

Nb‑97

4

Mo‑99

Tc‑99m

5

Ru‑106

Rh‑106

6

Cs‑137

Ba‑137m

7

Ba‑140

La‑140

8

Ce‑144

Pr‑144

9

Pb‑210

Bi‑210

Po‑210

10

Pb‑212

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)

Po‑212 (0.64)

11

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)
Po‑212 (0.64)

12

Rn‑220

Po‑216

13

Rn‑222

Po‑218

Pb‑214

Bi‑214

Po‑214

14

Ra‑223

Rn‑219

Po‑215

Pb‑211

Bi‑211

Tl‑207

15

Ra‑224

Rn‑220

Po‑216

Pb‑212

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)

Po‑212 (0.64)

16

Ra‑226

Rn‑222

Po‑218

Pb‑214

Bi‑214

Po‑214

Pb‑210

Bi‑210

Po‑210

17

Ra‑228

Ac‑228

18

Th‑226

Ra‑222

Rn‑218

Po‑214

19

Th‑228

Ra‑224

Rn‑220

Po‑216

Pb‑212

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)

Po‑212 (0.64)

20

Th‑229

Ra‑225

Ac‑225

Fr‑221

At‑217

Bi‑213

Po‑213

Pb‑209

21

Th‑nat

Ra‑228

Ac‑228

Th‑228

Ra‑224

Rn‑220

Po‑216

Pb‑212

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)

Po‑212 (0.64)

22

Th‑234

Pa‑234m

23

U‑230

 

Th‑226

Ra‑222

Rn‑218

Po‑214

24

U‑232

Th‑228

Ra‑224

Rn‑220

Po‑216

Pb‑212

Bi‑212

Tl‑208 (0.36)

Po‑212 (0.64)

25

U‑235

Th‑231

26

U‑238

Th‑234

Pa‑234m

27

U‑nat

Th‑234

Pa‑234m

U‑234

Th‑230

Ra‑226

Rn‑222

Po‑218

Pb‑214

Bi‑214

Po‑214

Pb‑210

Bi‑210

Po‑210

28

U‑240

Np‑240m

29

Np‑237

Pa‑233

30

Am‑242m

Am‑242

31

Am‑243

Np‑239

Part 4          Quantities of radioactive substances in timekeeping and other devices

 

Item

Radioactive substance

Quantity

For a wrist watch

1

2

3

H‑3

Pm‑147

Ra‑226

280 MBq

5.5 MBq

5.5 kBq

For a pocket watch

4

5

H‑3

Pm‑147

280 MBq

5.5 MBq

For a clock

6

7

8

H‑3

Pm‑147

Ra‑226

370 MBq

7.4 MBq

7.4 kBq

For another timepiece usually worn by a person, containing quantities of radioactive substances to produce luminosity necessary for special purposes

9

10

11

H‑3

Pm‑147

Ra‑226

920 MBq

18 MBq

5.5 kBq

For other devices

12

13

14

H‑3

Pm‑147

Ra‑226

920 MBq

18 MBq

5.5 kBq

 

Schedule 3        Information that may be requested by the CEO

(regulation 39)

Part 1          Facility licence

 

Item

Information

 

General information

 

1

The applicant’s full name, position and business address.

 

2

A description of the purpose of the facility that is to be authorised by the facility licence.

 

3

A detailed description of the controlled facility and the site for that facility.

 

4

Plans and arrangements describing how the applicant proposes to manage the controlled facility to ensure the health and safety of people, and the protection of the environment including the following information:

(a)     the applicant’s arrangements for maintaining effective control of the facility;

(b)     the safety management plan for the controlled facility;

(c)     the radiation protection plan for the controlled facility;

(d)     the radioactive waste management plan for the controlled facility;

(e)     the security plan for the controlled facility;

(f)        the emergency plan for the controlled facility.

 

Authorisation for preparing a site for a controlled facility

 

5

A detailed site evaluation establishing the suitability of the site.

 

6

The characteristics of the site, including the extent to which the site may be affected by natural and man‑made events.

 

7

Any environmental impact statement requested or required by a government agency, and the outcome of the environmental assessment.

 

Authorisation to construct a controlled facility

 

8

The design of the controlled facility, including ways in which the design deals with the physical and environmental characteristics of the site.

 

9

Any fundamental difficulties that will need to be resolved before any future authorisation is given.

 

10

The construction plan and schedule.

 

11

A preliminary safety analysis report that demonstrates the adequacy of the design of the facility and identifies structure, components and systems that are safety related items.

 

12

The arrangements for testing and commissioning safety related items.

 

Authorisation to possess or control a controlled facility

 

13

The arrangements for maintaining criticality safety during loading, moving or storing nuclear fuel and other fissile materials at the controlled facility.

 

14

The arrangements for safe storage of controlled material and maintaining the controlled facility.

 

Authorisation to operate a controlled facility

 

15

A description of the structures, components, systems and equipment of the controlled facility as they have been constructed.

 

16

A final safety analysis report that demonstrates the adequacy of the design of the controlled facility, and includes the results of commissioning tests.

 

17

The operational limits and conditions of the controlled facility.

 

18

The arrangements for commissioning the controlled facility.

 

19

The arrangements for operating the controlled facility.

 

Authorisation for decommissioning a controlled facility

 

20

The decommissioning plan for the controlled facility.

 

21

The schedule for decommissioning the controlled facility.

 

Authorisation for abandoning a controlled facility

 

22

The results of decommissioning activities at the controlled facility.

 

23

Details of any environmental monitoring program proposed for the site.

 

Part 2          Source licence

 

Item

General Information

1

The applicant’s full name, position and business address.

2

A description of the purpose of the proposed source licence.

3

A detailed description of the dealing that is to be authorised by the source licence.

4

Plans and arrangements describing how the applicant proposes to manage the controlled material or apparatus to ensure the health and safety of people and the protection of the environment including the following information:

(a)     the applicant’s arrangements for maintaining effective control of the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(b)     the safety management plan for the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(c)     the radiation protection plan for the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(d)     the radioactive waste management plan for the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(e)     the plan for ultimate disposal or transfer of the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(f)      the security plan for the controlled material or controlled apparatus;

(g)     the emergency plan for the controlled material or controlled apparatus.

5

If the dealing involves a sealed source of a controlled material:

(a)     the nuclide, activity, chemical form, encapsulation material and physical form of the sealed source; and

(b)     the purpose and identification details of the sealed source; and

(c)     the place where the sealed source is located; and

(d)     a copy of any sealed source certificate for the sealed source.

6

If the dealing involves an unsealed source of a controlled material:

(a)     the nuclide, chemical form and physical form of the unsealed source; and

(b)     the purpose and identification details of the unsealed source; and

(c)     the maximum activity of each nuclide to be held on the premises at any 1 time; and

(d)     the place where the unsealed source is to be located.

7

If the dealing involves a controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation:

(a)     the purpose and identification details of the controlled apparatus; and

(b)     the maximum kilovoltage; and

(c)     the place where the controlled apparatus is used.

8

If the dealing involves a controlled apparatus that produces non‑ionizing radiation:

(a)     the purpose and identification details of the controlled apparatus; and

(b)     the likely exposure levels including the nature of the radiation; and

(c)     all output parameters relevant to the likely exposure conditions; and

(d)     the place where the controlled apparatus is used.

 

Schedule 3A      Facility licence application fees — nuclear installations

(regulation 40B)

  

 

Item

Thing authorised to be done by licence

Fee ($)

1

Preparing a site for a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that is designed:

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

  (b)  to have maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

24 754

2

Constructing a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that is designed:

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

  (b)  to have maximum thermal power of less than 1 megawatt

154 712

3

Possessing or controlling a controlled facility, being 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

123 770

4

Operating a controlled facility, being 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

61 885

5

De‑commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that:

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

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

61 885

6

Preparing a site for a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that is designed:

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

  (b)  to have maximum thermal power of 1 megawatt or more

123 770

7

Constructing a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that is designed:

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

  (b)  to have maximum thermal power of 1 megawatt or more

495 079

8

Possessing or controlling a controlled facility, being 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 1 megawatt or more

123 770

9

Operating a controlled facility, being 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 1 megawatt or more

530 442

10

De‑commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being a nuclear reactor that:

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

  (b)  had maximum thermal power of 1 megawatt or more

123 770

11

Preparing a site for a controlled facility, being a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a kind mentioned in any of items 1 to 9

12 377

12

Constructing a controlled facility, being a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a kind mentioned in any of items 1 to 9

55 696

13

Possessing or controlling a controlled facility, being a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a kind mentioned in any of items 1 to 9

12 377

14

Operating a controlled facility, being a plant for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a kind mentioned in any of items 1 to 9

55 696

15

De‑commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being a plant that was used for preparing or storing fuel for use in a nuclear reactor of a kind mentioned in any of items 1 to 9

24 754

16

Preparing a site for a controlled facility, being:

   (a)  a nuclear waste storage facility that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 7; or

  (b)  a nuclear waste disposal facility that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 8

294 690

17

Constructing a controlled facility, being:

   (a)  a nuclear waste storage facility that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 7; or

  (b)  a nuclear waste disposal facility that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 8

353 628

18

Possessing or controlling a controlled facility, being:

   (a)  a nuclear waste storage facility that contains controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 7; or

  (b)  a nuclear waste disposal facility that contains controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 8

12 377

19

Operating a controlled facility, being:

   (a)  a nuclear waste storage facility that contains controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 7; or

  (b)  a nuclear waste disposal facility that contains controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 8

185 655

20

De‑commissioning, disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being:

   (a)  a nuclear waste storage facility that formerly contained controlled materials with an activity that was greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 7; or

  (b)  a nuclear waste disposal facility that formerly contained controlled materials with an activity that was greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 8

24 754

21

Preparing a site for a controlled facility, being a facility to produce radioisotopes, that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 11

61 885

22

Constructing a controlled facility, being a facility to produce radioisotopes, that is designed to contain controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 11

123 770

23

Possessing or controlling a controlled facility, being a facility producing radioisotopes and containing controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 11

12 377

24

Operating a controlled facility, being a facility producing radioisotopes and containing controlled materials with an activity that is greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 11

111 393

25

De‑commissioning, disposing of, or abandoning a controlled facility, being a facility that formerly produced radioisotopes and contained controlled materials with an activity that was greater than the applicable activity level prescribed by regulation 11

24 754

 

 

Schedule 3B      Facility licence application fees — prescribed radiation facilities

(regulation 40C)

Part 1          Fees — general

Item

Kind of prescribed radiation facility

Fee ($)

1

Particle accelerator with a beam energy of more than 1 MeV

11 139

2

Particle accelerator capable of producing neutrons

11 139

3

Irradiator containing more than 1015 Bq of a controlled material

11 139

4

Irradiator containing more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material but not including shielding as an integral part of its construction

11 139

5

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

11 139

6

Irradiator containing more than 1013 Bq of a controlled material and including shielding as an integral part of its construction, and with a source that is not inside the shielding during the operation of the irradiator

11 139

7

Facility for the production, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of unsealed sources, for which the result worked out using the steps mentioned in subregulation 6 (2) is greater than 106

22 279

8

Facility for the production, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of sealed sources, for which the result worked out using the steps mentioned in subregulation 6 (2) is greater than 109

22 279

Note   If the application is for a licence that authorises persons to do 2 or more of the things mentioned in paragraphs 30 (1) (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the Act in relation to the prescribed radiation facility, the application fee for the licence is the sum of the application fees for each thing authorised to be done by the licence — see subregulation 40C (3).

Part 2          Fees — other

 

Item

Thing authorised to be done by licence

Fee ($)

1

De‑commissioning a controlled facility, being a prescribed radiation facility that was formerly used as a nuclear or atomic weapon test site

37 131

2

Disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being a prescribed radiation facility that was formerly used as a nuclear or atomic weapon test site

24 754

3

De‑commissioning a controlled facility, being a prescribed radiation facility that was formerly used for the mining, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of radioactive ores

37 131

4

Disposing of or abandoning a controlled facility, being a prescribed radiation facility that was formerly used for the mining, processing, use, storage, management or disposal of radioactive ores

24 754

 

Schedule 3C      Source licence application fees

(regulation 40D)

Part 1          Kinds of controlled apparatus or controlled material

 

Item

Controlled apparatus or controlled material

Group 1

1

Sealed source for calibration purposes of activity of 40 MBq or less

2

Sealed source in a fully enclosed analytical device

3

Sealed source with activity of 400 MBq or less in a fixed gauge

4

Sealed source in a blood irradiator

5

Sealed source in a bone densitometer

6

Sealed source that:

   (a)  is in storage and awaiting disposal; and

  (b)  has a nuclide with a maximum activity of not more than 109 times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide

7

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides of 1 kind only with a maximum activity not more than 100 times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide

8

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides such that when the maximum activity of each nuclide in the source, or sources, is divided by the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide, the total of the results for all nuclides in the source, or sources, is not more than 100

9

Mammographic x‑ray unit

10

Conventional dental x‑ray unit

11

X‑ray unit used for bone densitometry

12

X‑ray unit used for veterinary radiography

13

Fully enclosed x‑ray analysis unit

14

Baggage inspection x‑ray unit

15

Mobile or portable medical x‑ray unit

16

Magnetic field non‑destructive testing device

17

Induction heater or induction furnace

18

Industrial radiofrequency heater or welder

19

Radiofrequency plasma tube

20

Microwave or radiofrequency diathermy equipment

21

Industrial microwave or radiofrequency processing system

22

Optical source, other than a laser product, emitting ultraviolet radiation, infra‑red or visible light.

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)

Group 2

25

Sealed source for calibration purposes of activity of more than 40 MBq

26

Sealed source in a partially enclosed analytical device

27

Sealed source of activity of more than 400 MBq in a fixed gauge

28

Sealed source in a mobile gauge

29

Sealed source for medical or veterinary diagnostic nuclear medicine use

30

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides of 1 kind only with a maximum activity of more than 100, but not more than 10 000, times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide

31

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides such that when the maximum activity of each nuclide in the source, or sources, is divided by the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide, the total of the results for all nuclides in the source, or sources, is more than 100 but not more than 10 000

32

Unsealed sources used for tracer studies

33

Industrial radiography x‑ray unit

34

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

35

Partially enclosed x‑ray analysis unit

36

Medical therapy simulator

37

CT scanner

Group 3

38

Sealed source for industrial radiography

39

Sealed source for medical and veterinary radiotherapy

40

Sealed source in a bore hole logger

41

Sealed source of controlled material not mentioned in another item of this Schedule

42

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides of 1 kind only with a maximum activity of more than 10 000, but not more than 1 000 000, times the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide

43

Unsealed source, or sources, in a laboratory or premises, having nuclides such that when the maximum activity of each nuclide in the source, or sources, is divided by the amount mentioned in column 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 2 for that kind of nuclide, the total of the results for all nuclides in the source, or sources, is more than 10 000 but not more than 1 000 000

44

Veterinary or medical radiotherapy unit

45

Controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation not mentioned in another item of this Schedule

Note   The dictionary in these Regulations defines sealed source and unsealed source.

Part 2          Fees

 

Item

Number of controlled apparatus or controlled materials in the same location to be dealt with under application

Fee ($)

1

For less than 4 controlled apparatus or controlled materials from:

 

 

   (a)  Group 1

619

 

  (b)  Group 2

2 475

 

   (c)  Group 3

7 426

2

For more than 3, but less than 11, controlled apparatus or controlled materials from:

 

 

   (a)  Group 1

1 609

 

  (b)  Group 2 

4 951

 

   (c)  Group 3

14 852

3

For 11 or more controlled apparatus or controlled materials from:

 

 

   (a)  Group 1

3 095

 

  (b)  Group 2

9 307

 

   (c)  Group 3

27 229

 

Schedule 4        Identity card

(regulation 64)

  

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

This identifies (name of inspector), whose photograph and signature appear below, as an inspector appointed by the CEO of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency under subsection 62 (1) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

 

(photograph)

 

(signature of inspector)

 

(signature of the CEO)

 

Valid until (date when appointment ceases)

 

 

Dated

 

Schedule 5        International agreements

(regulation 65)

  

 

Item

Title of agreement

Date agreement signed on behalf of Australia

1

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand concerning the Transfer of Uranium

14 September 1999

2

Agreement for Cooperation between Australia and the United States of America concerning Technology for the Separation of Isotopes of Uranium by Laser Excitation, Agreed Minute, and Exchange of Notes

28 October 1999

 

Schedule 6        Non‑applicable State and Territory laws

(regulation 65A)

  

       1.       Radiation Control Act 1990 (NSW).

       2.       Radiation Act 2005 (Vic).

       3.       Radiation Safety Act 1999 (Qld).

       4.       Radiation Safety Act 1975 (WA).

       5.       Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 (SA).

       6.       Radiation Protection Act 2005 (Tas).

       7.       Radiation Protection Act 2006 (ACT).

       8.       Radiation (Safety Control) Act (NT).

 


Dictionary

(regulation 3)

 

absorbed dose means the energy absorbed per unit mass by matter from ionizing radiation that impinges upon it.

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

Act means the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

action level means an intervention level applied to exposure to radiation.

application fee, for a licence, includes the ordinary costs of processing the application for the licence, but does not include any additional expenses that may be incurred by the CEO in respect of any peer review or consultancy that the CEO considers necessary for the purpose of deciding whether to issue the licence.

CEO see section 13 of the Act.

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.

Code of Practice for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste by the User means the document of that title published in 1985 by the NHMRC as in force when these regulations commence.

Code of Practice for the Near‑Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Australia means the document of that title published in 1992 by the NHMRC as in force when these regulations commence.

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.

committed effective doses means the effective dose which a person is committed to receive from an intake of radioactive material.

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

Committee means the Radiation Health Committee or the Nuclear Safety Committee.

controlled apparatus see section 13 of the Act.

controlled facility see section 13 of the Act.

controlled material see section 13 of the Act.

controlled person see section 13 of the Act.

Council means the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council created by section 19 of the Act.

deal with see section 13 of the Act.

dose includes absorbed dose, equivalent dose or effective dose.

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

effective dose means a measure of dose which takes into account both the type of radiation involved and the radiological sensitivities of the organs and tissues irradiated.

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

equivalent dose means a measure of dose in organs and tissues which takes into account the type of radiation involved.

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

excluded exposure, for the definition of occupational exposure, means the component of exposure which arises from natural background radiation, provided that any relevant action level or levels for the workplace are not exceeded and that the CEO does not prohibit its exclusion.

exposure means the circumstance of being exposed to radiation.

external exposure means exposure to radiation from a source outside the human body.

holder, of a licence, means the controlled person to whom the licence is issued.

ionizing radiation see section 13 of the Act.

irradiator means a device that contains a controlled material that gives controlled dose of radiation to any target material.

medical exposure means the exposure of a person to radiation received as a patient undergoing medical diagnosis or therapy, or as a volunteer in medical research, or non‑occupational exposure received as a consequence of assisting an exposed patient.

modification see section 13 of the Act.

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.

NHMRC means the National Health and Medical Research Council established by section 6 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

NOHSC means the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission established by section 6 of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985.

non‑ionizing radiation see section 13 of the Act.

Nuclear Safety Committee see section 25 of the Act.

occupational exposure means exposure of a person to radiation which occurs in the course of the person’s work and which is not excluded exposure.

public exposure means the exposure of a person to radiation that is neither occupational nor medical exposure.

Radiation Health Committee see section 22 of the Act.

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.

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.

relevant change, for regulations 51 and 52, means a change to:

        (a)    the details in the application for the licence; or

       (b)    a modification of the source or facility mentioned in the licence.

relevant period, for regulation 60, means:

        (a)    for a controlled person — 5 years; or

       (b)    for a member of the public — 1 year.

Remuneration Tribunal means the Remuneration Tribunal established by section 4 of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

same location, in relation to a controlled apparatus or controlled material — see subregulation 40D (3).

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.

waste package, in relation to controlled material contained or to be contained in a nuclear waste storage facility or a nuclear waste disposal facility, means the waste form of the controlled material and its container as prepared for handling, transport, storage or disposal.


Notes to the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999

Note 1

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 1999 (in force under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1999 No. 37 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1999 No. 37

18 Mar 1999

18 Mar 1999

 

1999 No. 97

10 June 1999

10 June 1999

2000 No. 306

16 Nov 2000

16 Nov 2000

2000 No. 330

8 Dec 2000

5 Feb 2001

2001 No. 271

5 Oct 2001

5 Oct 2001

2002 No. 243

24 Oct 2002

24 Oct 2002

2003 No. 90

22 May 2003

22 May 2003

2004 No. 213

15 July 2004

15 July 2004

2007 No. 115

11 May 2007 (see F2007L01083)

12 May 2007

2008 No. 234

3 Dec 2008 (see F2008L04264)

4 Dec 2008

2010 No. 101

25 May 2010 (see F2010L01072)

26 May 2010

2010 No. 174

2 July 2010 (see F2010L01560)

3 July 2010

2011 No. 51

27 Apr 2011 (see F2011L00644)

1 July 2011

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 2

 

Division 1

 

R. 4..........................................

am. 2000 No. 306; 2008 No. 234

Division 2

 

R. 6..........................................

am. 2000 No. 306; 2003 No. 90

Division 2A

 

Div. 2A of Part 2....................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 6A........................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

Division 3

 

R. 7..........................................

rs. 2003 No. 90

R. 8..........................................

am. 2000 No. 306

 

rs. 2003 No. 90

Rr. 9–10..................................

rep. 2003 No. 90

R. 11........................................

rs. 2003 No. 90

Part 3

 

Division 2

 

R. 36........................................

am. 1999 No. 97; 2000 No. 330

 

rep. 2008 No. 234

Part 4

 

Division 1

 

R. 37........................................

am. 2000 No. 306

R. 37A.....................................

am. 2000 No. 306

R. 38........................................

am. 2000 No. 306; 2008 No. 234

Note to r. 38 (3).....................

ad. 2000 No. 306

Notes to r. 38 (5), (6)............

ad. 2000 No. 306

Division 2A

 

Div. 2A of Part 4....................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rs. 2000 No. 306

R. 40A.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rs. 2000 No. 306

R. 40B.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rs. 2000 No. 306

R. 40C.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rs. 2000 No. 306

R. 40D.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rs. 2000 No. 306

 

am. 2004 No. 213

R. 40E.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rep. 2000 No. 97

R. 40F......................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rep. 2000 No. 306

R. 40G.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rep. 2000 No. 306

R. 40H.....................................

ad. 1999 No. 97

 

rep. 2000 No. 306

Division 4

 

R. 47........................................

rep. 2008 No. 234

R. 48........................................

am. 2001 No. 271; 2008 No. 234

R. 54........................................

rs. 2000 No. 306

R. 55........................................

rs. 2000 No. 306

Division 5

 

Div. 5 of Part 4.......................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 55A.....................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 55B.....................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 55C.....................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 55D.....................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

Part 5

 

Division 5.1

 

Heading to Div. 5.1 of..........
Part 5

ad. 2000 No. 330

R. 56........................................

rs. 2000 No. 330

Division 5.2

 

Heading to Div. 5.2 of..........
Part 5

ad. 2000 No. 330

R. 57........................................

rs. 2000 No. 330

R. 58........................................

am. 2000 No. 306; 2008 No. 234

Note to r. 59...........................

am. 2008 No. 234

Division 5.3

 

Div. 5.3 of Part 5...................

ad. 2000 No. 330

R. 62A ....................................

ad. 2000 No. 330

 

am. 2001 No. 271; 2008 No. 234

Part 7

 

Part 7.......................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 65........................................

ad. 2000 No. 306

R. 65A.....................................

ad. 2001 No. 271

R. 66........................................

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Note to r. 66...........................

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Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1.............................

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Schedule 2

 

Heading to Schedule 2........

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Schedule 2.............................

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Schedule 3A

 

Schedule 3A..........................

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Schedule 3B

 

Schedule 3B..........................

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Schedule 3C

 

Schedules 3C........................

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Schedules 3D–3F.................

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Schedule 5

 

Schedule 5.............................

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Schedule 6

 

Schedule 6.............................

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Dictionary

 

Dictionary...............................

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