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

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Notification of shipment

16.—(1) A person shall not cause or permit to be made the first shipment of any package which requires the approval of any competent authority under these Regulations unless copies of each approval certificate required for the package design of that package have been submitted to the competent authority of each state through or into which the consignment is to be carried.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), a person shall not cause or permit to be made any shipment—

(a)of a Type B(U) package containing radioactive material with an activity greater than—

(i)3×103 A1 or 3×103 A2, as appropriate, or

(ii)1000 TBq,

whichever is the lower;

(b)of a Type B(M) package; or

(c)of a shipment under special arrangement,

without giving notice in accordance with Schedule 10 to the competent authority of each state through or into which the shipment is to be transported.

(3) Separate notification to the Secretary of State is not required of the information specified in Schedule 10 where that information was included in the application for approval of shipment under regulation 11(2).

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