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

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Regulation 6(2)

SCHEDULE 3Application for Approval of Type B(U) Package Design

An application for approval of a Type B(U) package design shall include—

(a)a detailed description of the proposed radioactive contents, with particular reference to their physical and chemical states and the nature of the radiation emitted;

(b)a detailed statement of the design, including complete engineering drawings, schedules of materials and methods of construction to be used;

(c)(i)a statement of the tests which have been done and their results, or

(ii)evidence based on calculative methods or other evidence to show that the design meets the applicable requirements;

(d)details of the proposed operating and maintenance instructions for the use of the packaging;

(e)where the package is designed to have a maximum normal operating pressure in excess of 100 kPa gauge, details in respect of the materials of construction of the containment system, of—

(i)the specifications,

(ii)the samples to be taken, and

(iii)the tests to be made;

(f)where the proposed radioactive contents are irradiated fuel, a statement of and justification for any assumption made in the safety analysis relating to the characteristics of the fuel;

(g)details of any special stowage provisions necessary to ensure the safe dissipation of heat from the package taking into account the various modes of transport to be used and type of freight container or wagon;

(h)a reproducible illustration, not larger than 21 cm×30 cm, showing the make-up of the package;

(i)evidence of a quality assurance programme; and

(j)evidence of a suitable emergency plan.

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