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

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1.  Subject to paragraph 2, the Carriage Information shall comprise, in documentary form, in respect of each consignment, the following—

(a)the name and address of the consignor;

(b)the name and address of the consignee;

(c)the proper shipping name of the radioactive material, as specified in paragraph 20 of the Approved Document;

(d)the United Nations Class Number “7”;

(e)the words “radioactive material”, unless those words appear in the proper shipping name;

(f)the UN number assigned to the radioactive material, as specified in paragraph 20 of the Approved Document;

(g)for LSA material, the group notation “LSA-I”, “LSA-II” or “LSA-III”, as appropriate;

(h)for SCO, the group notation “SCO-I” or “SCO-II”, as appropriate;

(i)(i)the name or symbol of each radionuclide, or

(ii)for mixtures of radionuclides, a general description or a list of the most restrictive nuclides;

(j)a description of the physical and chemical form of the radioactive material or a statement that the radioactive material is special form radioactive material (a generic description is acceptable for chemical form);

(k)(i)the maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in Bq with the appropriate SI prefix, or

(ii)where the radioactive material is fissile material, the total mass of the material in units of grammes or appropriate multiples thereof;

(l)the category of each package determined in accordance with the Approved Document;

(m)for category II-YELLOW and category III-YELLOW packages, the Transport Index;

(n)where all the packages in the consignment contain fissile material and fall within paragraph 7 of the Approved Document, the words “FISSILE EXCEPTED”;

(o)the competent authority identification mark for each approval certificate applicable to the consignment;

(p)where the consignment consists of packages in an overpack, freight container or wagon, a statement of the contents of each package within the overpack, freight container or wagon concerned and, where appropriate, of each overpack, freight container or wagon in the consignment;

(q)where a consignment is to be carried under exclusive use, the statement “EXCLUSIVE USE SHIPMENT”;

(r)instructions concerning the loading, stowage, unloading and carriage of the package, overpack, freight container, tank container, tank wagon or wagon;

(s)the contingency plan required by regulation 27 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985(1);

(t)subject to paragraph 3, the consignor’s declaration, dated and signed or authenticated by or on behalf of the consignor, in the following terms or in terms having equivalent meaning—

  • I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described in this Carriage Information by their proper shipping name and are classified, packaged, marked and labelled and are in all respects in a suitable condition for carriage by rail according to the applicable international and national governmental regulations.


S.R. 1985 No. 273 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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