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

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Approval of package designs for fissile material

8.—(1) A person shall not cause or permit to be carried any package containing fissile material, other than a package containing fissile material which falls within paragraph 7 of the Approved Document, without multilateral approval of the package design for that package.

(2) An application for the approval of a package design for fissile material by the Secretary of State shall include the information specified in Schedule 5.

(3) The approval by the Secretary of State of a package design for fissile material shall be given by the issue of a package design approval certificate stating that the package design meets the requirements for fissile packages specified in paragraph 6 of the Approved Document.

(4) The approval by a competent authority other than the Secretary of State of a package design for such material shall be evidenced by a package design approval certificate issued by that competent authority stating that the package design meets requirements equivalent to those referred to in paragraph (3).

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