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

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Regulation 15(2)

SCHEDULE 9Package Inspection Requirements Prior to Any Shipment

The inspection to be carried out before any shipment of a package shall ensure that—

(a)any lifting attachments which do not meet the applicable requirements in paragraph 1 of the Approved Document have been removed or otherwise rendered incapable of being used for lifting the package;

(b)for each Type B package and for each packaging containing fissile material, all the requirements specified in the approval certificates and the applicable provisions of these Regulations have been complied with;

(c)each Type B package is held until equilibrium conditions have been approached closely enough to demonstrate compliance with the shipment requirements for temperature and pressure unless an exemption from these requirements has received unilateral approval;

(d)subject to paragraph (e), for each Type B package, an examination and where appropriate tests are carried out to ensure that all closures, valves, and other openings of the containment system through which the radioactive contents might escape are properly closed and, where appropriate, sealed; and

(e)paragraph (d) shall not apply to a Type B package where the containment system of that package is provided by radioactive material in special form, provided there is in existence a valid special form radioactive material approval certificate.

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