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Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Approval of shipments under special arrangement

10.—(1) Radioactive material, whose carriage is otherwise prohibited by regulation 17(5), 19 or 20(2), may be carried under special arrangement with multilateral approval.

(2) Approval may not be given by the Secretary of State to a shipment under special arrangement unless the provisions for carriage are adequate to ensure that the overall level of safety during carriage is at least equivalent to that which would have been achieved if all the applicable requirements of these Regulations had been met.

(3) An application for approval by the Secretary of State of a shipment under special arrangement shall include the information specified in Schedule 6.

(4) The approval by the Secretary of State of a shipment under special arrangement shall be given by the issue of a special arrangement approval certificate.

(5) The approval by a competent authority of a state other than the United Kingdom of a shipment under special arrangement shall be evidenced by a special arrangement approval certificate issued by that competent authority.

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