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The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992


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4.—(1) The Department may make such regulations as appear to it to be necessary or expedient—

(a)to prevent any injury to health, or any damage to property or to the environment, being caused by, or by any incident arising out of, the transport of radioactive material; and

(b)to give effect to such international regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material as may be published by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), regulations under this Article may make provision with respect to—

(a)the design of packaging for radioactive material and the manufacture and maintenance of packaging components;

(b)the preparation, labelling, consignment, handling, transport, storage in transit and delivery of radioactive packages;

(c)the placarding of vehicles used to transport such packages; and

(d)the keeping of records and the furnishing of information.

(3) Regulations under this Article may also—

(a)impose requirements by reference to the approval of the Department or of any person or body specified in the regulations; and

(b)provide for such exceptions, limitations and conditions, and make such supplementary, incidental, consequential or transitional provisions, as the Department considers necessary or expedient.

(4) Any person who contravenes any regulations under this Article shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) Regulations under this Article shall be subject to negative resolution.

(6) Subsection (2) of section 5 of the Radioactive Substances Act 1948(1) shall cease to have effect; and any regulations under that subsection which are in force at the commencement of this Order shall have effect as if made under this article.

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