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These regulations amend the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 to increase licence application fees by an indexation amount of 2.0% and makes other amendments.
Administered by: Health
Registered 06 Nov 2019
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Tabled Senate11-Nov-2019
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 31 October 2019

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Richard Colbeck

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Application fees for licences                                                                                              2

Division 1—Amounts of fees for facility licences                                                                            2

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018                                   2

Division 2—Application fees for source licences                                                                             3

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018                                   3

Part 2—Other matters                                                                                                                             5

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018                                   5

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

7 November 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Application fees for licences

Division 1—Amounts of fees for facility licences

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018

1  Amendments of listed provisions—section 49

The items of the table in section 49 listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.

Amendments of application fees for facility licences relating to nuclear installations

Item

Table item

Omit

Substitute

1

Item 1

30,144

30,747

2

Item 2

188,414

192,182

3

Item 3

150,732

153,747

4

Item 4

75,364

76,871

5

Item 5

75,364

76,871

6

Item 6

150,732

153,747

7

Item 7

602,933

614,992

8

Item 8

150,732

153,747

9

Item 9

646,002

658,922

10

Item 10

150,732

153,747

11

Item 11

15,071

15,372

12

Item 12

67,827

69,184

13

Item 13

15,071

15,372

14

Item 14

67,827

69,184

15

Item 15

30,144

30,747

16

Item 16

358,890

366,068

17

Item 17

430,667

439,280

18

Item 18

15,071

15,372

19

Item 19

226,100

230,622

20

Item 20

30,144

30,747

21

Item 21

75,364

76,871

22

Item 22

150,732

153,747

23

Item 23

15,071

15,372

24

Item 24

135,659

138,372

25

Item 25

30,144

30,747

2  Amendments of listed provisions—subsection 50(2)

The items of the table in subsection 50(2) listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.

Amendments of fees for prescribed radiation facilities not formerly used for weapons tests or radioactive ores

Item

Table item

Omit

Substitute

1

Item 1

13,563

13,834

2

Item 2

13,563

13,834

3

Item 3

13,563

13,834

4

Item 4

27,130

27,673

3  Amendments of listed provisions—subsection 50(3)

The items of the table in subsection 50(3) listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.

Amendments of fees for prescribed radiation facilities formerly used for weapons tests or radioactive ores

Item

Table item

Omit

Substitute

1

Item 1

45,217

46,121

2

Item 2

30,144

30,747

3

Item 3

45,217

46,121

4

Item 4

30,144

30,747

4  Amendments of listed provisions—section 51

The items of the table in section 51 listed in the following table are amended as set out in the table.

Amendments of application fees for facility licences relating to prescribed legacy sites

Item

Table item

Omit

Substitute

1

Item 1

14,675

14,969

2

Item 2

220,155

224,558

3

Item 3

29,352

29,939

Division 2—Application fees for source licences

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018

5  Section 52

Repeal the section, substitute:

52  Application fees for source licences

                   For the purposes of paragraph 34(b) of the Act, the fee to accompany an application for a source licence for controlled apparatus or controlled materials is the total of each amount worked out using the following table for the number of those apparatus or materials that are in a Group specified in an item of the table.

Fees for source licences

Item

Column 1
Group of controlled apparatus or controlled material

Column 2
Amount for less than 4 apparatus or materials in the Group ($)

Column 3
Amount for 4 to 10 apparatus or materials in the Group ($)

Column 4
Amount for 11 or more apparatus or materials in the Group ($)

1

Group 1

766

1,994

3,842

2

Group 2

3,072

6,149

11,557

3

Group 3

9,221

18,446

33,822

Note:          For Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3, see section 4.

Example 1: For an application for a source licence for a single controlled apparatus or controlled material in Group 1, the amount of the fee is the amount in column 2 of item 1 of the table.

Example 2: For an application for a source licence for 12 controlled apparatus or controlled materials, 3 of which are in Group 1, and the other 9 of which are in Group 2, the amount of the fee is the total of:

(a)    the amount in column 2 of item 1 of the table; and

(b)    the amount in column 3 of item 2 of the table.

Part 2Other matters

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018

6  Section 4

Insert:

Disposal of Radioactive Waste Code means the Code for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste by the User (Radiation Protection Series C‑6), published by the CEO, as at the commencement of this definition.

Note:          The Disposal of Radioactive Waste Code could in 2019 be viewed on ARPANSA’s website (https://www.arpansa.gov.au).

7  Section 4 (definition of Group 1, table item 26)

Repeal the item, substitute:

26

Controlled apparatus that produces ionizing radiation or non‑ionizing radiation and is not mentioned in another item of this table or in the definition of Group 2 or Group 3, dealings with which do not have the potential for accidental exposure likely to exceed the dose limits mentioned in sections 77 and 79 (for ionizing radiation) or the appropriate non‑ionizing radiation exposure limits

8  Section 4 (definition of Security Code of Practice)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Security Code of Practice means the document Security of Radioactive Sources (Radiation Protection Series No. 11), published by the CEO, as at the commencement of this definition.

Note:          The Security Code of Practice could in 2019 be viewed on ARPANSA’s website (https://www.arpansa.gov.au).

9  Section 4 (definition of Transport Code)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Transport Code means the Code for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (Radiation Protection Series C‑2), published by the CEO, as at the commencement of this definition.

Note:          The Transport Code could in 2019 be viewed on ARPANSA’s website (https://www.arpansa.gov.au).

10  Subsection 44(1) (table item 2)

Repeal the item, substitute:

2

The dealing is mixing 2 or more controlled materials, and either of the following totals is one or less:

(a) the total (for all of the materials) of the results of dividing the activity for each material by the activity value for the material set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1;

(b) the total (for all of the materials) of the results of dividing the activity concentration for each material by the activity concentration value set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 for the material

11  At the end of paragraph 46(1)(d)

Add:

                        ; (viii)  the decommissioning plan for the facility.

12  At the end of subsection 46(1)

Add:

                   ; (e)  for each activity to be authorised by the licence—a safety analysis report that is as complete as possible.

13  Subsection 46(2) (table item 2, column 2, paragraph (d))

Repeal the paragraph.

14  Subsection 46(2) (table item 4, column 2, paragraph (b))

Repeal the paragraph.

15  Subsection 46(2) (at the end of the cell at table item 4, column 2)

Add:

; (f) results of a field exercise to respond to a scenario that involves an emergency and has been agreed with the CEO

16  Subsection 46(2) (cell at table item 5, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Schedule for decommissioning the facility

17  Before paragraph 59(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Code for Disposal Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste (Radiation Protection Series C‑3), published by the CEO, as at the commencement of this paragraph;

                   (ab)  the Disposal of Radioactive Waste Code;

18  At the end of subsection 59(1)

Add:

Note:          The Code for Disposal Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste could in 2019 be viewed on ARPANSA’s website (https://www.arpansa.gov.au).

19  Before paragraphs 59(2)(a) and (3)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  the Disposal of Radioactive Waste Code;

20  At the end of subsection 60(1)

Add:

             ; and (c)  having in place safety analysis reports described in paragraph 46(1)(e).

21  Section 61 (at the end of the heading)

Add “, and safety analysis reports”.

22  Subsection 61(1)

After “arrangements”, insert “, and safety analysis reports,”.

23  At the end of subsection 61(2)

Add “and safety analysis reports”.

24  Section 74

Repeal the section, substitute:

74  Limits on the operation of this Part

                   This Part operates in relation to a controlled person who is the holder of a licence, or a person covered by a licence, only so far as the person can comply with the conditions of the licence without discriminating unlawfully under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Age Discrimination Act 2004.

25  Subsection 77(1) (at the end of the heading)

Add “of persons who are at least 18”.

26  Subsection 77(1)

After “exposure”, insert “of a person who is at least 18”.

27  Subsection 77(2)

After “person”, insert “who is at least 18”.

28  After subsection 77(2)

Insert:

Limit for occupational exposure of persons who are 16 or 17

          (2A)  The limit on effective dose for occupational exposure of a person who is 16 or 17 is 6 mSv annually.

29  In the appropriate position in Part 8

Insert:

Division 2Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2019

88  Material to be included in applications

                   The amendments of section 46 by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2019 apply in relation to applications for facility licences made on or after the commencement of that instrument.

89  Licence conditions

                   The amendments of section 59 by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Regulations 2019 apply in relation to licences issued before, on or after the commencement of that instrument.